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Up North, Second Act… 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.
Synopsis: The heir to a construction empire is brought back from America to begin preparations for leadership of the family business. However, the boy, a rebel, defies the family.
Starring: Bankole Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Rahama Sadau, Ibrahim Suleiman
Runtime: 97 mins
Second Act
Synopsis: Struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams, 40-year-old Maya gets a chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts.
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens
Runtime: 103 mins
Lionheart
Synopsis: Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father is forced to take a step back due to health issues.
Starring: Chika Okpala, Genevieve Nnaji, Jemima Osunde, Kalu Ikeagwu, Kanayo O Kanayo, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu, Pete Edochie, Steve Eboh, Yakubu Mohammed, Sani Muazu
Runtime: 95 mins
Power of 1
Synopsis: Power of 1 is aimed at entrenching in the hearts of Nigerians, the acceptance of the power of an individual effort, to make a significant difference in our society.
Starring: Alexx Ekubo, Annie Idibia, Gabriel Afolayan, Jibola Dabo, Jide Kosoko, Ramsey Nouah
Runtime: 120 mins
Chief Daddy
Synopsis: “Chief Daddy” tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. Chief lives large like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops.
Starring: Beverly Naya, Beverly Osu, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Falz, Funke Akindele, Ini Edo, Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Rachel Oniga, Richard Mofe Damijo, Zainab Balogun
Runtime: 98 mins
Knock Out Blessing
Synopsis: Knock Out Blessing is an intriguing tale about three girls on an adventure to survive, which takes them down a path that leads into the criminal sector of Nigeria
Starring: Abayomi Alvin, Ade Laoye, Bucci Franklin, Demola Adedoyin, Gbenga Titiloye, KC Ejelonu, Linda Ejiofor, Meg Otanwa, Sandra Eze and Odenike, Tony Akposheri, Tope Tedela, Udoka Oyeka
Runtime: 100 mins
Mortal Engines
Synopsis: A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.
Starring: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae
Runtime: 128 mins
Aquaman
Synopsis: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
Starring: Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Momoa
Runtime: 143 mins
God Calling
Synopsis: God Calling is a movie about obedience and faith, exploring drug abuse, suicide, and the difficulty of marriage on one’s journey with God.
Starring: Zainab Balogun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh
Runtime: 110 mins
Mary Poppins Returns
Synopsis: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep
Runtime: 130 mins