Friday, 30 December 2016

Why Him ? - Thank you for 2016 and Happy New Year

Hello All,

It is the last movie of the year 2016, and FilmOne is at it again!

Perhaps it’s one of the most quintessential question a father hates to, but knows he has to ask a daughter WHY HIM..

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to week 52

Hello All,

Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to week 52.

Superheroes may have dominated screens in UK/USA for the last few years, but we can officially feedback to the World that Nollywood is here to stay and indeed the dominant force in Africa. Our superheroes come dressed in Agbada and Aso Ebi.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The date is one week off, early in December 2016

Dear All,

The date is one week off, early in December 2016.  It is that time of the year again, a time of joy, a time evry woman has penned down as the most important day in their lives since they were 16.  The location is known to few but desperately wanted by many, the event is grand in every sense of the word,  it is….

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Trip To Jamaica, Breaks Cinema Box Office Records.

Hello All,

In a time of an economy in crises, a country battered with the terrorist network organisation known as the Boko Haram, recession is on the high and yet!! Cinema box office records are broken.

“No matter the recession, push your passion a little further, and do something” a quote from Ayo Makun (AY) at the ground breaking award announcement at the prestigious, elegant Filmhouse IMAX Lekki.   

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Spectacular November for all movie lovers

Hello All,

Welcome to the month of November.

The month of November promises to be a spectacular one for all movie fanatics.  I have picked out seven titles to bring in maximum gross box office to all our cinemas.

So!! Before I get into it, this week’s gossip column will be a mixture of movie quotes from past/present, mashed up, remixed and dished out to define our anticipations of November titles.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Doctor Strange

Hello All,

Action, Adventure, Fantasy and a world filled with unlimited wonders and magic graces the silver screens in Marvel’s Dr Strange on 3rd November 2016.

As it happened, I found myself seated with a selected few lucky movie junkies in the cold British winter of the magnificent IMAX Waterloo theater, to see the new Marvel franchise titled Dr Strange.  As usual, our host started off with the history lesson (lol) of the origins of this movie and how the title has been in development for 30 years.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Oloibiri : Action Thriller

Oloibiri, City of the Living.  Crown jewel of Gunpowder (RMD) Nollywoods Finest.  Home of Timipre (Olu Jacobs) Nollywood Veteran, a native to the town were oil was first discovered in commercial quantity Nigeria.    

…a movie in commemoration of 60 years of commercial oil exploration in Nigeria.  

Gunpowder engages in violent struggle in protest to the squalid living conditions in his community despite their oil wealth; accusing Timipre’s generation of doing nothing whilst their land was exploited and plundered. 

It has been said that they are part of an ancient secret society.  For over six decades they have guarded the community and town of Oloibiri. They were sworn at manhood to do any and all in their power to stop the exploits of outsiders, and they were willing to risk life itself.

The booking department presents one of the most anticipated Nollywood title of 2016…{Oloibiri}


Remi [FBM]

Friday, 30 September 2016


Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches.  Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, until a certain Warri (akpos) and Jennifer Bastard!! colonized the island.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Friends, welcome to the first Filmhouse IMAX West Africa.

Dear All,

What is failure! Is failure towered over other men’s successes…the glory and memory of men will always belong to the ones who follow their great visions, the greatest of these are the ones we now call the Filmhouse old school generals. #Ezekielogunlekeforeverinourhearts..

Born from a white sheet of paper, zero collateral with a massive appetite of hope and a better tomorrow, we created an empire of magnificent towers stretch across West Africa, the great Alexander (Megus Alexandrous) would knee before.

Monday, 15 August 2016

The Arbitration ( There are Three Sides to Every Story)

Dear All,

Cinema is more than the movies.  Great movies such as the Arbitration are what brings people to the cinema, but these days, there are more reasons to stay there.  Cinemas are evolving to become entertainment centers and  as such, we prepare to launch the Annex entertainment games world.  #Comingsoon.

From renowned extraordinaire director/producer of out of luck Niyi Akinmolayan brings to the silver screen a beautiful, remarkably well written and delivered performances from two of Nollywood finniest acts in award winning AMVCA OC.Ukeje and Adesua Etomi.

The Arbitration tells the story of love, betrayal and the truth.  It is a picture I quite enjoyed very much I must admit.  It is perhaps one for the intellectuals that is certain to keep you glued to your seats.  

Mr. Remi (FBM)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Suicide Squad

Dear All,
Welcome to the Month of August. The countdown has begun to a monumental, historic, groundbreaking, show stopping IMAX Lagos takeover.

It is indeed a Lagos takeover. From the street pole lights of Ozumba Mbadiwe to the famous Zenith bank road, down to the riverbank of the Civic Center, cut across the stretch of the Admiralty in Lekki Phase 1, The Filmhouse IMAX coming soon signage’s are well represented.

To the Generals of the development teams, lead by the Directors of the industry, we say thank you in advance as we anticipate in excitement the wonders and the experience of IMAX Lagos West Africa.

Film critics have labeled the movie Suicide Squad Worst Heroes Ever. Best Movie Ever! Mr Isaac saw the Exhibitors screening of the movie last week and this is how he best described his experience to me; Sir, it was Ali Baba, Okey Bakassi, Elenu, Clint D Drunk, AY, Akpororo, Helen Paul, Genevieve Nnaji and RMD first class combination.... I responded saying, how about Falz D Bahd Guy! He said no room Sir, Only nine heroes :)

Mr. Remi (FBM)

Suicide Squad: Movie Synopsis
A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprising super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

Movie Review
In a "Dark site" buried amidst the swamps of Louisiana, the worst and most condemned criminals and wicked individuals are locked away. This group of psychopaths are very dangerous and irredeemable but against all odds they became top choice of a desperate US government to fight against extraterrestrial terrorists and always save the day against any threat on the earth and its citizens.

How? I know you would ask, of course yes - they must surely possess the moral righteousness to work together as a team to get the job done with a tiny remote-control bomb implanted in each of their necks to induce cooperation and train them to fight against any threat, this gave the movie a twist “Bad guys got humbled” but who will lead them?

Blame it on Batman, DC universe has gotten awfully dark in recent years, As things stand, Superman is off the scene; America needs protection, so Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) she is running the show, recruits the baddest and put them under the control of special forces hombre Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman).

“Suicide Squad” stands to become one of the summer’s biggest hits, with a grafted-on appearance by Jared Leto as the (Joker), who is on the loose but fell in love with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Joker has a plan to sabotage the mission just to reunite with his true love, Harley.

Harley Quinn, love they say makes us do crazy stuff, carry gag-themed weaponry, becoming a super-villain dressed in costume and killing countless civilians all just to put a smile on her puddin’s face.

Deadshot, the world's most dangerous lethal hit man who is going through some custody issues with his cute and adorable daughter. His aiming abilities are on point he never misses, his bullets can go through the eye of a needle.

Writer-director David Ayer has to hire Smith, yes I mean Will Smith, damn! This guy can turn things around make the dumbest movie sell. Deadshot (Will Smith) he becomes an eye opener and a motivation for the team as he uncovers a government secret that they shouldn’t be aware of. Deadshot made it straight from the beginning I am doing this for my daughter, that’s something though for a bad ass criminal, so people can change.

Guard your territory, there could be aliens in this movie, Will Smith made the right choice not to appear in Independence Day: Resurgence because he still got some aliens to deal with in the Suicide Squad.

Enchantress” the mystery woman you can also call her “The Transformer” June Moone who stumbled across a secret chamber in a remote castle and she got possessed by a powerful demon, which aids her with mystical powers to defend justice but for how long?, who wants to have an affair with a demon possessed woman, the government likes her powers but can she be controlled? Her heart becomes the only way to trap her down, can a psycho fall in love….?

Their secrets becomes their weak point, “The Enchantress wants to be free but she is still stock in June’s body who will help her, what weapon can she use?” Diablo (Jay Hernandez) with intense facial tattoo a former gang member from Los Angeles his past life of crime hunts him and really doesn’t want to fight anymore but the squad is ride or die, how can he survive this suicide mission? Don’t piss him off though, you just might get burnt, he wants to be reunited with his family at all cost, he is the fire man.

Hombre Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). The military officer put in charge of the team to make sure that they don’t get out of hand during these high-risk missions but harbors a hidden agenda to help him rescue his lover. He needs someone with no psychopath history to assist in handling the bomb remote controlled criminals, Katana (Karen Fukuhara). An expert swords woman and martial artist who is dealing with the loss of her husband.

Slipknot (Adam Beach) is a master of ropes being able to get the team out of any dangerous situation but instead he got the idea that they can escape the mission, maybe trying to test and know if the Waller’s bomb chip on their necks is really working, This guy has it, there is not a height that Slipknot cannot climb so long he has his ropes.

Boomerang (Jai Courtney) The assassin, a jerk who does not take is life seriously carrying with him a toy unicorn that he rather protect than any other member of the team. He talks about escaping but he will never try it so he sells the idea. The ability to throw boomerangs extremely well isn't exactly the most amazing ability about him in this movie.

Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) Gotham’s City most powerful underground crook served 18 years in prison during which he murdered a fellow inmate for making fun of his look but his skills cannot be ignored Waller needs someone with an underground background. He is a bit of a cannibal with genetic condition that makes him look like a reptilian. His role gets more interesting as he claims his looks is sexy…lolz.

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. 

Mr Isaac

Friday, 15 July 2016

FilmOne presents Ice-Age : Collision Course.

Hello All,

We are at collision course, the end of life as we know it…not one of the predictions of Nostradamus J.  They were known as the Sub-Zero-Heroes #Animalworld.  With a relatively small budget for an animated film of only $60 million the people at Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have done an incredible job.

They have taking us on a 14 years journey from the Meltdown to the Dawn Of The Dinosaurs through the Continental Drift with a worldwide life time gross of $2.8 Billion.

In the words of Morpheus “Everything That Has A Beginning, Has An End”  Manny, Sid and Diego are back for the holiday season in the fifth and supposedly the final installment of the franchise with a farewell message;

This is your last chance.  After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe at the end of the holiday season. OR, You catch on the nearest Kekenape/Okada/Bus/Onechance J sorry Bentley.. to the nearest Filmhouse Cinema, and I will show you wonderland, a world of CGI animated, adventure and comedy for all.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Independence Day : Resurgence

Hello All,

We always knew they were coming back.  It’s been 20 years since the young fresh prince from Bell Air took on the advanced and unprecedented Alien force that threaten to wipe out our very existence.  It took all the Nations of Earth to collaborate an immense defense program to protect our green Planet.

FilmOne, our beloved sister company in collaboration with 20 Century Fox Studios has finally J brought a mega category A Blockbuster franchise that is certain to break the opening weekend of any title in Nigeria in the last decade.  Big Brother will make certain that it does. 

Make no mistake people, we are at War!! At War to be the biggest Cinema Chain in Africa, At War to be the best distribution Company in this region, At War to deliver the best in exceptional See.It experience, for we will not stand by and hide in the shadows, for we will set the standards and pace for the new cinematic era,  for we convinced an entire Country that Filmhouse/FilmOne are the King and Queen of this league, We sacrifice for each other no matter the cost, for we will define a new era in entertainment, and that is worth fighting for…. TODAY we celebrate FilmOne’s Independence Day. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Hello Friends,

The wait is over, the cold winter seasons are over… as Steve Rogers graces the silver-screens once more in Marvel’s third installment in Captain America: Civil War.  Spoiler Alert!! Captain America Live in Lagos popular market Ojuelegba.  YES. I. SAID. IT

Make no mistake people, if you were disappointed by Avengers: Age of Ultron I have got good news for you. Marvel’s big summer release Captain America: Civil War is the Avengers movie you were hoping to get last year, and that’s a fact.. YES. I. SAID. IT

After viewing the title in an Executive screening last week, I can confirm that Captain America Civil War 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 that keeps you on the very edge of your seats, to introduction of new superheroes with powers we can only hope for in dreams.  

It’s incredible how watchable Captain America: Civil War is and how dull Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice turned out to be….YES. I. SAID. IT lol.  Marvel knows how to move the story along and keep us entertained. Marvel knows how to trick us into liking these characters and caring about what happens to them.  That trick is by making them likable, so likable that I dare anyone in this Universe/Filmhouse to choose one superhero over the other.. YES. I. SAID. IT  

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)
Genres: Action |Adventure | Sci-Fi

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Anti-Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a heroes actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Did You Know?
  • Iron Man orders Captain America to stay down, and Cap answers: "I could do this all day". That is the same answer he gave to a bully who was beating him up at the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). 
  • In an interview, Daniel Brühl said this movie's budget was so huge that you could make 20 films from it. 
  • The finalists for the Spider-Man role would do separate screen tests with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. with the intent of seeing the chemistry fit the best with both Evans and Downey
  • In the film, the Falcon utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson's sidekick. 
  • Co-director Joe Russo said that "the most powerful shot of the film" was Steve Rogers stopping a helicopter from taking off with his bare hands. The shot was even featured in the first teaser trailer for the film. Russo said Chris Evans worked very hard in the gym to physically embody the character because they wanted to test the limits of Steve's physical strength. About the shot itself he noted, "On set we had Chris straining against a crane holding the helicopter to get this 

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.