Friday, 17 November 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Hello All,
The wait is over.  It’s been 20 years after the death of Superman.  The cold winter seasons never seem to go away… The World as we know it, has turned into dark depression.  The vigilante known as the Batman graces the silver-screens once more in DC’s third installment in Justice League.

I will start with a confession: I am really not that into comic books.  Although I have long-since come to accept that I am a fully-formed old-man…, I was a late comer to the comic book party.  Growing up, it was only Voltron legendary defender, Super-Ted, and Danger Mouse (and, to a lesser extent, Spiderman, Batman) on NTA that drew my attention to the glamorous clamour of the world of superheroes.
After viewing the title in an Exhibitors screening yesterday, I can confirm that Justice League will hit the $1 Billion GBO forecast as it has everything from comedy that keeps you smiling like you just won the lottery ticket, to breath taking action scenes.  One thing you need to do when watching “Justice League” is to forget BVS in the franchise.  As far as I am concerned, BVS never happened.
It’s safe to say that; DC has left no stone unturned and have done a brilliant job in bringing all the superheroes characters from Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, to snarky speedster Barry Allen/Flash, to sassy fish-whisperer Arthur Curry/Aquaman and surly human machine Victor Stone/Cyborg.   
So, I am going to leave you with this; I don't know who you are, but whatever you're looking for, you should move on from mourning from BVS.  
Whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs to see this film with a little relaxation time.  It remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next week stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

Thursday, 2 November 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK


Hello All,
My father once said, "A wise man never seeks out war..." "But he must always be ready for it!"
Welcome to Asgard week 45.
I used to leave a theatre after seeing a highly anticipated movie, specifically a sequel, and be so revved up about what I saw that I would declare that movie to be the best of the franchise.  Until my opinion balanced out and I had a more well-rounded take #afterseeingcalabarsweekendreports.  For that reason, one would think i would steer away from that mindset right? *coughs* 
At this point everyone has come to know and love all of the characters in the marvel universe, if you don’t agree, then I can confirm that you are not human and you should change your name spongebob lol.  
The stakes have become tremendously high.  Kingdoms are at their knees, Asgard has fallen to the goddess of death and the only characters who can save the day are; the God of Thunder, an adopted/deported/excommunicated prince of Asgard, a giant green monster under emotional stress, seeking asylum, badly in need of anger management classes and a new character known as Valkyrie…. 
The tension was very high, the comedy was brilliantly executed in this franchise blockbuster and YES i can honestly say that this title had me on the edge of my seat.   

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

WE ARE HERE BENIN

Hello All,

''The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers'': all great powers fall.  The issue, therefore, is not ''if'' the planet Earth will end but ''when'' and how? Do I have your attention? Then let’s begin. 

Welcome to Benin. #Empirefightsback

The land grew rich during the 16th and 17th centuries due to trade within southern Nigeria, as well as through trade with Europeans, mostly in pepper and ivory.

On 17 February 1897, Benin City fell to the British Empire in the "Punitive Expedition” a 1,200-strong British force, under the command of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, conquered and razed the city.  One of the greatest empires was no more. 

Over the Centuries, new occupants in the state known as the Indomie/money fall on you generation.. lol, have hidden in the shadows in search of allies to create an unstoppable force.  The search is over.  On the 24th October 2017, Filmhouse Benin under the command of a new General of the industry “Aina” with the help of over a 125 years of cinema commandos behind him, they will open the doors to one of the greatest empire known to man and will come face to face with a new global threat.  It is a force known as Geostorm.  

They will fight with silver screens/3D glasses, not with cutlass/arrows.  They will fight with 7.1/dolby atmos technology, not with the power of deities like (Amadioha).  They will fight with content genres like action, comedy, drama and not with pounded yam and vegetable.  They will conquer and raise the city to shine in gold, they will restore the glory and pride of the people of the Edo Kingdom.   
If there's any movie theater that has successfully shown quality service and movie presentation, it's Filmhouse theaters.
So, as I often say! whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs a little relaxation time as often as possible and it remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next week stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

KINGSMAN - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Hello All,
I know, I know…I missed you all too..

Now! This will incontrovertibly attract a lot of hate from 007 fans, but guess what? I'm one of those who thinks Ian Fleming is the epitome of how to make a perfect action hero spectacle. 

Or at least, I was until tonight. 

This film will blow your mind.  Quite literally, it is jam-packed with edge-of-your-seat action thrills and pure comedic gold.  Don't be expecting a moody companion piece like that of Austin Powers trilogy.  It keeps more in touch with what I call the best of British intelligence.  Although it's a lot funnier than the first installment and really builds upon the upcoming... #lipssealed

The actors are incredible, matching the character developments, the dialogue and action sequences are spectacular and the visual effects are from CGI heaven and should surely earn a nod come Oscar time…lol ok I am pushing it, but you get my point.


It’s the sort of film which made me want to find out about {MI5} the great British intelligence for a particular period. Sad of me? Maybe, but I don't mind, it was great fun.

Enjoy, I certainly did.


So until next I bid you farewell and remember "Manners maketh man." Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
GM IMAX/Filmbooking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

MY WIFE AND I / ANABELLE 2

Hello Film Lovers! Cinema Foot Soldier! Film General!
It is that time of the week when we herald the arrival of delicacies from the Filmbooking kitchen. We have emerged from an interesting week that saw us laugh to the accent of the hilarious Chigurl and the entertaining escapades from the chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Our appetites have been steered up by the tantalizing trailers we’ve seen in the recent past. So what’s next? We are all thinking…
It’s an interesting meal table standing on the legs of comedy, drama and horror!!!
And guess what???  The same Chefs who brought us exotic meals such as THE WEDDING PARTY and THE ARBITRATION – have prepared something totally out of this world…. It has a recipe of the sensational Ramsey Noah, the much admired screen diva – Omoni Oboli and the humorous Seyi Law. The meal is quite seasoned with hilarious and entertaining scenes that promise to make you search for spaces to faint from laughter.
Ladies and gentlemen, from the stables of FILMONE DISTRIBUTION comes the much anticipated MY WIFE AND I.
Remember the table also has a horror leg??? O yes! BLUE PICTURES also brings to you the ojuju like ANABELLE 2.
So…. Whether you are keen on having a great time with family and friends or you are the kind not scared of the dark, the week is just perfect for you. Enjoy….  


Friday, 18 August 2017

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

Hello All,
Fasten your seatbelts, ”Finally o! It’s About To Go Down” 
Love him or hate him (and it’s increasingly difficult to hate him), few would deny that Samuel L Jackson is a master of action. Perhaps SLJ finest hour, at least in this century for me was Pulp Fiction.  He is one of Hollywood’s unsung heroes that has single-handedly ruined the word mother******.
Welcome to week 34. Over the last twenty years movie directors has presented some of the most spectacular set pieces for the screen in modern times, and in a year when action cinema has been thrillingly revived, this feature marks a high point.   
Action movies has been around since 1903’s “The Great Train Robbery,” and when done right, it’s a form of pure cinema injected straight into the veins.. though I never saw TGTR in any cinema #justsaying, but you get my point.  It’s a very particular set of skills, one that’s thwarted many great directors, but in able hands such as Michael Bay/John Woo #bestever, who are capable of precisely choreographing a fight, battle, chase or showdown, to shoot them in inventive and thrilling ways.  (not like Dark Tower)  waste of time/popcorn/shawama with one sausage and one coke #justsaying.
To best describe this title would be foul-mouthed Deadpool goes to dinner with John Shaft in a location yet to be picked out by Google maps.  It is a thoroughly enjoyable, deeply satisfying piece of entertainment that transports you to a level of transcendence.
The booking department is very pleased to bring to your silver screens, The Hitman’s Bodyguard.  

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
GM IMAX/Filmbooking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

THE DARK TOWER

Hello All,
August 1st 2017, I look around the room seated in the middle with strange faces around me, it is notably observed, that we share one thought, incredible!
Hollywood, the best of Hollywood!! How they have taken a simple story of good and evil and transformed it onto a magnificent action feature on the silver screen that I have seen since John Wick’s franchise.   It goes without saying that there's only room for one hero in this story, and everyone knows the devil doesn't get to be the good guy. 
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  However, the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.  
And so it begins!! I think we've been down here in the dark long enough.  There's a whole other world upstairs.  Take my hand Filmhouse/ #FilmOneConstant tenants, and I'll be happy to lead you back into the sunshine.  I'm happy to go there because I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It's you I'm not entirely sure of… 
Welcome to week 32..The Dark Tower.  

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
GM IMAX/Filmbooking