Venom, That Which Binds Us… 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.

Venom

Synopsis: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson

Runtime: 112 mins

That Which Binds Us

Synopsis: It’s a family tale of love, betrayal, human weakness, individual deficiencies and sacrifice. It aims at bringing disputed broken families together and help family see through the importance of staying together amidst challenges.

Starring: Alausa Toyin, Chinyere Wilfred, Dayo Amusa, Desmond Elliot, Mercy Aigbe, Uche Jombo

Runtime: 80 mins

The House With a Clock in its Walls

Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro

Runtime: 104 mins

The Kinsman

Synopsis: Nneoma decides to return to Nigeria from Cotonou after losing her husband and two sons. Her devoted daughter-in-law and late son’s widow, Nadia, insist on following her back. In appreciation of Nadia’s loyalty, Nneoma’s sole desire and pursuit is to help Nadia get a good husband by playing cupid. A quest that takes them on a journey full of humour, drama and intrigue.

Starring: Bridget Chibufue, Chioma Nwosu, Ebele Chukwu, Kalu Ikeagwu, Yaw Onu

Runtime: 95 mins

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

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

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

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

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