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Merry Men, Night School… 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, we recommend the following movies.
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
Synopsis: Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And its most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply.
Starring: Ayo Makun, Folarin Falana (Palz), Jim Iyke, Nancy Isime, Ramsey Nouah
Runtime: 105 mins
Night School
Synopsis: A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school
Starring: Ben Schwartz, Kevin Hart, Rob Riggle, Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji
Runtime: 111 mins
I Believe
Synopsis: An inspiring movie about the journey to freedom for Ofure, a 35-year old woman, in an abusive and suppressive marriage which has stripped her of every self-esteem.
Starring: Chika Okpala, Desmond Elliot, Francis Duru, Iyabo Ojo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Sani Danja, Tana Adelana, Uche Jombo
Runtime: 95 mins
A Simple Favor
Synopsis: A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Runtime: 117 mins
Johnny English Strikes Again
Synopsis: After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
Starring: Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko, Rowan Atkinson
Runtime: 88 minutes
The Predator
Synopsis: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes
Runtime: 101 mins
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
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
Peppermint
Synopsis: Peppermint is a revenge story centring on a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her enemies the very life they stole from her.
Starring: Annie Ilonzeh, Jennifer Garner, Tyson Ritter
Runtime: 102 mins
Small Foot
Synopsis: Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.
Starring: LeBron James, Channing Tatum, Yara Shahidi
Runtime: 96 mins