Sunday, 13 May 2018

DEADPOOL 2

Hello All,
The famous credo — “with great power comes great responsibility” certainly does not apply to all in the superhero universe.
In a world filled with crowded and highly competitive super-human, villains and the genetically enhanced is the most foul-mouthed, filthiest, fourth wall-freakiest superhero of them all- DeadPool.
One of the many qualities that earned him a big-screen movie worthy of his brash irreverence, rewrote the rules of every and any Cinematic Universe known to man.  Superhero movies can be entertaining, silly and irreverent without damaging our soul. And boy! does Deadpool have a lot of that.  From the opening scene right up until the final moments, all you feel is heart, Def-Jam and breath taking action scenes.  
The great thing about this title, it shows every single element of a whacked-out story of misfit superheroes joining together to fight evil works in harmony.  You've got the throwback soundtrack that absolutely deviates from the plot scenes but manages to crack your ribs at every turn.  Spot-on casting with new mis-guided superhero’s that were clearly left behind from the Avengers Wars .  Nevertheless, the chemistry they bring together on screen, makes just enough fan service to prevent this title from tipping into oblivion. 
If you like your superheroes without the swagger, this is for you.   If you like superheroes with no identity or purpose and  outdated fashion sense, this is for you.  Spoiler Alert! If you want to see a superhero that can never die and one that perhaps the DC Marvel Universe (Avengers) should have recruited to face Thanos, this is for you.
Beneath the lycra outfits and caricature villain is a heart-warming tale that's all about the importance of family.  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 time, stay blessed. 

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Filmbooking |Cinema Operations| Internal Control Auditor 
Filmhouse Cinemas 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Hello All,
We are faced with the very gravest of challenges.  “Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives”.  I knew a man who once said death smiled at us all, and all a man can do, is smile back.  There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if they could become something more.  So when needed, they could fight the battles that we never could.  
Welcome to AIW.
The good book calls this "judgment day"; the end of the world, the end of all things.  And yet, for the first time in the history of our planet, a species has the advance human Juju/DNA/technology to prevent its own extinction.  All of you praying with us in your respective sites need to know that everything that can be done to prevent any disaster is being called into service.
The human thirst for excellence, knowledge, every step up the ladder of science, every adventurous reach into space, down to the Northern star of the Adu Bayero, all of our combined old/modern technologies and imaginations, even the wars that we've fought (Sokovia, Lagos, New York and Wakanda) have provided us the tools to wage this battle at our doorstep.  Through all the chaos #Change.. that is our history, through all of the wrongs #Lekkitollgate and the discord, through all of the pain and suffering, through all of our times, there is one thing that has nourished our souls, and elevated our species above its origins, and that is #olamideshakushaku.. J apologies as I meant our courage and our believe in the Avengers.
The dreams of an entire planet are focused today on those brave souls matching into the abyss.  To fight an unknown enemy that has single handedly destroyed Worlds and civilizations for Centuries.  May we all citizens the world over, see these events through global domination on an epic box office returns like never before.  Godspeed and good luck to you all.

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 time, stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
Filmbooking |Cinema Operations| Internal Control Auditor
Filmhouse Cinemas



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

BLACK PANTHER

Hello All,

It started as a legend!! One of the greatest of all tales!! A thousand years they have kept it hidden, to protect earth from what was destined to arrive.

Explorers have searched for it for centuries, writers have written thousands of books on it, a collective of the greatest minds in human history called it “Eldorado”.  A city of fabulous riches held by 16th century explorers thought to exist in South America…they were wrong.  By the beginning of the 19th century most people dismissed the existence of the city as a myth.  Until now..

Welcome to 2018.  Now that I have your attention!! let’s begin.

Long have we waited for Hollywood to grace our hearts with a black superhero after ten years of DC/Marvel superheroes dominance of the silver screens.   It is the most anticipated movie in 2018 Africa and the black community, not “Jackson style” #justsaying.  Since its production stage, it has sold more presale tickets than any Marvel movie ever.  It had over 70 million views on YouTube in the 3rd day of the 2nd trailer release.  

These are troubled times, and without leaders, chaos reigns.  When all seems lost, the King returns to turn the tide of human history and restore order.

The premise once again is simple, but undeniably entertaining.  Who needs to travel to Europe when you have a pool of Gold in Africa?  The power of this film is shown in its ability to remain so tense for so long, only letting up for brief moments of light-heartedness, before quickly returning you to the edge of your seat.  Make no mistake about it: at times, “Black…” is unbearably tense.  What we don’t have is a shortage of excitement. Some of the scenes are electrifying with “you know who” growing powers in some out of World body suit/armor, bringing about some terrific action sequences.

It gives me great and superior privilege to introduce The crew, The gear, the amazing Marvels Black Panther on IMAX 3D. oh! and 2D regular for the others J.

P.s- “DC/Marvel” fans: stay for the end credits.
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 time, stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
Cinema Operations/Filmbooking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

THE WEDDING PARTY 2

Hello All,

The honeymoon period tends to last anywhere between 6 months and a year.  The relationship still feels fresh and exciting, and you're constantly learning new things about each other and having first experiences together.  But there comes a point when suddenly you've done all that stuff together already.  Then follows the uninvited in-laws into the room next door and the institution known as marriage begins…  

Welcome to destination Dubai.

In 1992 the Nigerain film industry was introduced to the World {Nollywood} with the release of the title living in bondage. Twenty four years on: in December 2016, the Continent of Africa recorded half a Billion from the box office Nollywood release of The Wedding Party.

This Nollywood franchise title will keep you in * stitches * .  From the opening scene to the end credits.  I never thought in a million years that this film would be as funny as the first installment, guess what! It is comedy Heaven, comedy gold, comedy everything as it is.  The odd pairing of veterans Chiwetalu Agu and Patience Ozokwor pays off tenfold.  Their odd pairing and hilarious antics made me think some of the classic film, "The Odd Couple". The film also reminded me a little of the 2004 release comedy, "Meet the Fockers" because of its off-beat way of bringing the audience into the story.  

The introduction of A new "odd couple", “An accidental proposal” “The In-Laws from two Continents”.. This film knows where its strengths are and it continues the laughs over and over.  The supporting cast were a joy to watch and executed their roles most brilliantly throughout the film.  There are interesting musical/comedic additions, which help put interesting slants and accents on the various scenes.

It is the most anticipated blockbuster movie of the year and I have to say, is by far the funniest movie I have seen this year and would be the biggest release of 2017.  #youcantakethattothebank

The ELFIKE Film Collective presents The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai.  

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 year stay blessed and Merry Christmas in advance.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.

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