5 movies you can look out for this weekend

IT is a weekend and you will want to relax. Here are some Nollywood and Hollywood movies you can watch to make it a perfect weekend. 

SISTÁ

The life of a single mother becomes increasingly challenging when the father of her children re-enters their lives, capturing their undivided attention and overshadowing her presence.

Directed and written by Biodun Stephen, SISTÁ is a Nollywood drama that tells the story of a single mother. It stars great actors and actresses from Nigeria including Kehinde Bankole, Deyemi Okanlawon, Bisola Aiyeola, Adediwura Adesegha, among others. The movie which was released in August 2022 in Nigeria has a 9.2/10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and lasts for 1 hour 34 minutes. It can be streamed on prime video.

PASSPORT

Passport. Source: Wikipedia
Passport. Source: Wikipedia

The film revolves around the intertwined lives of Oscar and Kopiko, two individuals seeking excitement but existing in different realms of loneliness. Oscar, en-route to the airport with his uncle, intends to return to the UK to visit his ailing mother.

Unfortunately, during the car ride, Oscar’s bag containing his travel passport is stolen by a group of street individuals named Mighty and Tobee. Desperate to retrieve his passport and make it in time for a crucial job interview in the United Kingdom, Oscar must seek the aid of Kopiko, a tomboy residing in the ghetto. Together, they must collaborate closely to ensure Oscar doesn’t miss his flight.

Meanwhile, Kopiko, a tomboy who grew up in the impoverished neighbourhood with her sister and sick mother, witnesses the lack of progress and development in her community. This fuels her aspiration to become the community’s chairperson, envisioning a brighter future. However, she faces fierce competition from Terminator, who also vies for the position.

The movie was released on September 2022 in Nigeria and runs for 120 minutes. It was directed by Dimeji Ajibola, written by Abodi Ogba and produced by Vincent Okonkwo.

Among the casts are, Mercy Johnson, Jim Iyke, Zubby Micheal and Jide Kosoko. The movie has 8.4/10 ratings on IMDB and can be streamed on Netflix.

THE TRADE

The Trade. Source: IMDb
The Trade. Source: IMDb

Featuring stars like Blossom Chukwujekwu, Rita Dominic, Chiwetalu Agu, Mercy Aigbe, Denola Grey among others, “The Trade” is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged drama that delves into the dark underbelly of human trafficking.

The film follows the intertwined stories of three characters: Sarah, a young woman who falls prey to a human trafficking ring; Mark, an undercover agent determined to bring down the criminal network responsible for the trade; and Maria, a survivor who has managed to escape and seeks justice for herself and others.

The film was released in January, 2023. It was directed and written by Jide Osiberu and can be streamed on Prime Video as well.

Plane

Plane. Source: Wikipedia
Plane. Source: Wikipedia

In a heart-pounding turn of events, Pilot Brodie Torrance becomes a beacon of hope as he skillfully navigates his aircraft away from a deadly lightning strike.

However, the gripping tale truly unfolds when Torrance is compelled to make a daring landing on an island ravaged by war. Little does he know, surviving the turbulent descent was merely the start of an arduous journey.

As a group of treacherous rebels seizes control and holds the majority of passengers hostage, Torrance finds himself in a race against time.

With no one else to rely on, he must forge an unlikely alliance with Louis Gaspare, a convicted murderer being transported by the FBI. Together, they must summon every ounce of courage and resourcefulness to outwit their captors and secure the freedom of the innocent.

Plane is an electrifying action thriller movie released in 2023, directed by Jean-François Richet. The gripping screenplay was crafted by Charles Cumming and J. P. Davies.






     

     

    The film boasts an exceptional cast including Gerard Butler, Mike Cotler, Yoson An, and Tony Goldwyn. The captivating storyline revolves around a skilled pilot (Butler) who forms an unlikely alliance with a prisoner (Colter) in a daring attempt to rescue their fellow passengers from a perilous land they were forced to make an emergency landing in.

    SANCTUARY

    Theatrical Release poster. Source: Wikipedia
    Theatrical Release poster. Source: Wikipedia

    After inheriting his father’s hotel chain, Hal finds himself in a difficult situation as he attempts to bring an end to his long and covert relationship with Rebecca, who happens to be a dominatrix.

    As the night unfolds, a tense battle of wills ensues between them, each fighting to maintain control and gain the upper hand. Their struggle for power and dominance becomes the central focus, creating a fraught and intense atmosphere throughout the night.

    Sanctuary is an intense American psychological thriller film that was released in 2022. The movie is directed by Zachary Wigon and features a screenplay written by Micah Bloomberg. Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott take on the lead roles, delivering captivating performances.

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