Crazy Rich Asians, From Lagos with Love… 10 movies you should see this weekend

Some movies leave one with a feeling of glee while some poorly executed flicks make one want to puke, punch someone and throw a tantrum – all at once.

To help you avoid such a situation that’d leave you fuming out of the cinema in utter disgust, TheCable Lifestyle recommends the following movies.

Crazy Rich Asians

Synopsis: Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Runtime: 121 mins

From Lagos with Love

Synopsis: Jon Ogah’s character is engaged to Damilola Adegbite’s. But considering Shaffy Bello’s comment, she isn’t pleased about her son’s engagement to an actress.
“You want to spend the rest of your life with a woman that has slept with different men all her life until she found you?” She asks in the trailer.

Starring: Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Enado Odigie, John Etim, Jon Ogah, Shaffy Bello

Runtime: 85 mins

The Meg

Synopsis: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Starring: Cliff Curtis., Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao

Runtime: 117 mins

Moms at War

Synopsis: “Moms at War” is about two mothers who live in the same neighbourhood, but hated each other.

One felt that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school and there was a competition that was done for the kids, and both were the top of their class.

Starring: Abayomi Alvin, Adebukola Oladipupo, Funke Akindele, Michelle Dede, Yul Edochie

Runtime: 88 mins

Mile 22

Synopsis: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey

Runtime: 95 mins

The Equalizer 2

Synopsis: Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Starring: Bill Pullman, Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo, Pedro Pascal

Runtime: 121 mins

Seven and the half dates

Synopsis: The movie follows the life of a young hard working lady, Bisola, who is engrossed in her passion for her career and finds herself in a seemingly unending quest for love.

Her father, Mr Gomez, comes to the rescue. Inspired by the game of chess, he sets Bisola up for 10 different dates to which he hopes one of them yields a positive result.

Starring: Akin Lewis, Ali Nuhu, Bayray Mcwinzu, Fathia Williams, Frank Donga, Jim Iyke, Ken Erics, Mercy Johnson, Sola Sobowale., Toyin Aimakhu

Runtime: 110 mins

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Synopsis: Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.

Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise

Runtime: 137 mins

Skyscraper

Synopsis: A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber

Runtime: 110 mins

The Washerman

Synopsis: A seemingly successful vlogger battles with self-esteem issues as she desperately searches for true love. In her desperation, she says a prayer and when the answer comes, let’s just say it was not what she expected.

Starring: Chris Okagbue, Etinosa Idemudia, IK Ogbonna, Jaywon, Mofe Duncan

Runtime: 113 mins

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