Robinhood, Lagos Real Fake Life… 10 movies you should see this weekend
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.
Synopsis: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.
Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Foxx, Taron Egerton
Runtime: 116 mins
Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.
Starring: Adam Driver, John David Washington, Laura Harrier
Runtime: 135 mins
Synopsis: King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear.
Starring: Adesua Etomi, Remilekun Reminisce Safaru, Sola Sobowale
Runtime: 170 mins
Synopsis: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Viola Davis
Runtime: 129 mins
Synopsis: Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
Runtime: 133 mins
Synopsis: American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic Ocean. He soon learns that a secret Russian coup is in the offing, a conspiracy that threatens to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Glass must assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to sneak through enemy waters, rescue the kidnapped Russian president and prevent World War III.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Linda Cardellini, Common
Runtime: 121 mins
Synopsis: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Synopsis: Set in the present-day political terrain and discourses in Nigeria, “If I Am President” tells the story of 37-year old Zinachi Ohams, the presidential candidate of the Nigerian Rebirth Party, a new party made up of young idealists and recently metamorphosed from a Civil Society Organization.
Synopsis: Lagos Real Fake Life is a true life comedy movie that showcases the realistic and so so fake lifestyle of some people who reside in, or even visit Lagos. For some it’s ‘stay content and wait’ and for others it’s ‘fake it till you make it’.
Starring: Annie Idibia, Emmanuella, Ik Ogbonna, MC Lively, Efe Irele, Mercy Aigbe, Nedu Wazobia, Nonso Diobi, Odunlade Adekola
Runtime: 110 mins
Synopsis: Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph”, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.