AHON MI BY IFEDAYO RUFAI

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MOVIE REVIEW: SUPER EXPRESS


In the movie ‘Super express’, all scenes were self-explanatory. It is a comic-action packed movie. There were some romantic aspects added to it but in a comic way. The film is indeed one film to look out for. And for those who hardly see things to make them show their dentition, this is one to make your ribs crack till you almost fall off your chair. It is a Chinese movie though, but it was properly translated to English on the screen. The movie was fairly long but not tiring. The actors interpreted their roles well. They made the film interesting to watch. For a number of scenes, it was hard to tell whether it was days, months, years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen. I love the plot twist; the point you would have thought that the courier- Mali (Chen He) and the Head of security Maggie would fall in love and end up together as couple. The funniest scenes in the movie would be the passage Mali always passed in order to bypass traffic and the treatment he always got. One scene makes you eager to watch the next scene.
The movie made use of a lot of shattering and stunts but they never bled. Infact, no injuries on the bodies of the actors, until the latter part where they put one very awkward circle on their heads and side cheeks, which to me is a poor makeup for injury.

Costume wise
• Just costume- nothing spectacular

Sound wise
• Could be better. There were some scenes the sound went off.
Just thinking
• I wonder how a constant reckless biker always scaled through without a scratch in the case of Mali, where he always bypassed traffic and passed a small neighbourhood where they always dealt with him. All through the film, not a slight mark, except in the last scene, but Wang Sanbiao’s own was an effort, after Gary beat him up.

Confusing scene(s)
• Nana claimed that it was impossible to walk around with the ugly cat statute relic when she told her fiancé-Mali that she was not holding the original, but in essence she was holding unto one, even though it was not the original.
• I really do not know what caused Ryan’s nose bleeding. Infact, I was surprised to see that, given the fact that where the actors had injuries, there was no blood gushing out…

Thumbs up:

Overall rating for Super express
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Extremely hilarious)
• SOUND: Could be better.
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Somewhat( because of the ending)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Goo location. The perfect one for that kind of film.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. Extremely hilarious!
• RATE: 8/10

MOVIE REVIEW: FOLAKEMI PACKAGING


Folakemi packaging is another film by bravura film maker and actress Ifedayo Rufai. The lead actor ‘Folake’ which was acted by the writer of the movie lived a wayward life. She was the only child of her semi-rich parents and was never contented with what her parents gave her despite the effort made to satisfy her. Her mum tolerated her wayward, covetous and greedy style of living. Folake continued with her act even after school till she betrayed her bosom friend/roommate (Liz Anjorin). With some voodoos she temporarily spoils her friends happiness, snatches her husband with some voodoos, It is one movie you should settle to watch this weekend as it brought together great and skilled actors such as Odunlade Adekola, Lola Idije, Latin, Orisajobi Dolapo, Liz Anjorin, and Ifedayo Rufai herself. The actors put up exceptional acting. There was smooth transmission in the dialogue. The film was in two parts, so it was quite lengthy but with no boring scenes. A lengthy movie, long enough to keep you glued to your seat and anxious to watch what would happen next. Though, for some series of scenes, it was hard to tell if it was day, noon, night, the next day, months or years later except in their dialogue as there were hardly night scenes. Every part of the film was interesting, conversational and superb. The scenes were self-explanatory as both their gestures and mouth did the acting.

Costume wise
• Nice costume. For the make-up, at some point, I just felt it was extremely loud

Sound wise
• Good. But during one of the flashback scenes, where Wale was talking to Folake after he discovered her wayword life; it was cracking

Just thinking
• There is no continuity, we don’t know if Shina’s dad sent him the ten million naira he requested for or not.
• We don’t know what happened to the child Folakemi had for shina after she went bizzare.
• Where Folake kept that calabash was not just realistic; on a travelling box. I mean it was just out of it. Even, evil doers hardly kept their charm on the wardrobe not to talk of on the travelling box. Then, to make matters worse, the calabash was empty.
• I think the flashback on that scene where Folake imagined being the wife of Shina, the son of a top senator should have come before her desire to use voodoos on him.

Confusing scene(s)
• That last, Folakemi was trying to hurry Shina up so they could leave where they were staying, meanwhile, no one knew where they were though they knew they were in Abuja.

Thumbs up
Overall rating for Folakemi Packaging
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Great
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Beautiful locations. The perfect one for that kind of film.
REMARK: It would keep you glued to the edge of your sit because you would be eager to see what would happen in the next scene and how it would end. It is thrilling.

THROWBACK- MOVIE REVIEW: DIAMOND RING


You can’t help but be eager to know what would happen next in this exceptional movie ‘Diamond ring’. The movie is about a university fresher who joined a cult group and underwent their series of test. His last test led to the doom of the cult as well as the cultist. This movie is out of the world. A horror genre though. It is one film parents constantly need to be playing for their kids before they say their goodbyes as they are leaving for the university. I think we need more of this film. Every part of the film was interesting and superb. It was more like the actors were not aware of the camera, their acting was spotless. All the actors interpreted their roles well and made the film interesting to watch. The lead actor Chidi (OLATEJU) was just exceptional, from the point he always screamed of headache, to the point he wore a very sick look. The scenes were self-explanatory.
Costume wise
• Just costume
Sound wise
• Good
Just thinking
Confusing scene(s)
Thumbs up
Overall rating for Diamond Ring
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, good Ending
• SOUND: Good
• DIALOGUE: Extremely Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Great
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Beautiful locations. The perfect one for that kind of film.
• REMARK: It would keep you glued to the edge of your sit because you would be eager to see what would happen in the next scene and how it would end. It is thrilling.
• RATE: 8/10
https://ogefash.reviews/2017/08/30/throwback-movie-review-diamond-ring-part-2/

MOVIE REVIEW: KARA


The movie ‘Kara’ written by exceptional actress- Bukola Adeeyo is about ‘Kara’ which was played by her. Kara was an assassin. I loved her look. One issue I have with the film is just that ‘one look’ she carried all through the movie, and I am wondering where in the world assassins move around with guts uncovered and with just one look. The film could have ended differently rather than the convenient ending. To me, the end was just a cliché. Kara got angry with her boss after discovering that he was responsible for her mother’s death. The scenes were self-explanatory. A Yoruba movie though, but it was properly translated to English. The movie was fairly long but not tiring. The actors interpreted their roles well and they made the film interesting to watch.
Costume wise
• Just costume. It was difficult to tell if they had moved to the next day even after the death of Bamitale, as Kara kept on moving on with one attire even when others like her boss had changed. It wasn’t realistic at all, someone that just went for operation without covering her face and is still moving around in the same look, while those that didn’t go for the operation already had a change of cloth.
Sound wise: Good

Just thinking
• I wonder how a film that most of the actors were not called any name ended up having a list of names at the end of the movie. The actors were only identified with faces not with names.
• The scene where Fred visited Kara, and he sat on her chair, but it seemed something supernatural happened, and I am wondering if that scene was necessary. Because that should have told the guy that the girl was dangerous and was using a lot of voodoos.
• I loved the lead actor’s look, but I felt that should have either been her real look or her business look, with one look for both business and personal life, it would take the police no time in locating her- that didn’t really look realistic to me, especially for someone that was always on low cut and was always in the public.
Confusing scene(s)

Thumbs up

Overall rating for Kara
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Cliche Ending (Intriguing though)
• SOUND: Good
• DIALOGUE: Good
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good (Cliché ending)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Beautiful locations. The perfect one for that kind of film.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. An action packed movie from beginning to the end with no boring scenes
• RATE: 7/10


https://ogefash.reviews/2017/08/29/movie-review-kara-part-2/

MOVIE REVIEW: 30 MINUTES IN HELL


This is another rib cracking movie from the stables of Onye Eze production. This movie ’30 minutes in hell’ would surely make you laugh till you possibly fall off the chair; just make sure you don’t crack your ankles. Like the part where he told the tricycle driver that he is the one that is dead and he is going to where they would bury him and not the other way round. Infact every part of the movie was funny to the point where dead Ude wanted to go pick another coffin for himself, he was even selective. The lead actor Ude (CLEMS OHAMEZE) really made it interesting to watch. He was hilarious to watch. He really interpreted his role well. He spoke both Igbo and English. He made the film funny and interesting to watch; likewise other actors interpreted their roles well.
In the movie, a wealthy man- Ude died and did not want to let go of his property because of how he suffered to make the money. Ude was killed but the film did not clarify who killed him, whether it was his wife or his brothers because they all claimed to kill him, so which one worked first. The late Ude kept on saying he suffered to make his wealth, but there was no single scene showing the kind of life he lived before his death. Well, all the actors interpreted their roles very well. A horror movie, but comic filled. It was extremely long but it would surely keep you glued to your seat. For a number of scenes, it was hard to tell whether it was days, months, years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen. It is impossible to look away from your screen when viewing this film. You would be curious to know what would happen in the next scene.
Costume wise
• Good- made it appealing to watch.
Sound wise
• Well a good sound track especially when the dead Ude woke up from the dead; from the beat, one could tell there was danger.
Just thinking
• Ude should have made the film more action packed, if he had dozens of canes, why just stick to one.
• One major issue was that we didn’t get to know who really killed him between his wife and his brothers because it seemed like they both wanted to kill him. They could have made us know his position in the family, we don’t even know the kind of death he died, and we don’t know the kind of life he lived that made him go to hell.
• The lead actor spoke Igbo often, it should have been translated in English for the audience for better understanding.
Confusing scene(s)
• Dead Ude in a conversation with the herbalist said the herbalist and his brothers sent him to hell. His wife told his brother Daniel and her friend that she was the one who killed him, so who is the killer?
• The whole essence of Ude boarding a tricycle was defeated because one would wonder if he could disappear with his power, then why did he bother boarding them; I think they wanted the audience to laugh, but then I don’t think a ghost would go round the road in cotton wool.
• Then I am wondering, was it that he only had the power to disappear and not to harm, because when he was asking God for 30minutes I didn’t really get what the 30minutes was for, since he had been appearing and disappearing from the beginning to the end of the film.
• I thought the gateman was newly employed, so how did he know the late Ude so well.
Thumbs up
• I am wondering how many times they would have laughed and reshot the ghost parts during production, because even the cast are bound to laugh while performing; it is inevitable.
Overall rating for 30 minutes in hell
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Extremely hilarious)
• SOUND: Good
• DIALOGUE: Superb
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and some new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good(Hilarious)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Good location. The perfect one for that kind of film.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. You would surely not want to miss any bit of action. Because every second missed is like the whole movie missed. It sure would keep you glued to your seat.
• RATE: 7/10

MOVIE REVIEW: IBOJU


In the movie ‘Iboju’, a new act Taiye with the help of the spectacle is able to tell calamities that would befall in the future or that has happened in the past. He said all he saw whether negative or positive to the people affected. The lead actor Taiwo was really an interesting character to watch, and he really interpreted his role in an amazing way. I want to believe that he acted basically from pure imaginations and he was perfect at it. You can imagine describing something you are not seeing; that is more of improvising. Well some scenes would surely crack your ribs, like where the prophet was looking at Taiye and making jest of his spectacle. All the actors interpreted their roles very well. The film was fairly long and because of the comic style of acting employed in the movie, it is capable to keep you glued to your seat. For some scenes, it was hard to tell whether it was days, months, years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen. The scene where Kehinde was killed will surely crack your cribs, you would ask yourself if people truly are always rude even at the point of death.

Costume wise
• Just costume- nothing spectacular. The costume could have been better, they were all looking not too exceptional, there should have been some kind of light make up to make their faces brighter to watch on the screen.

Sound wise
• I loved the effect when Taiye first put on the spectacle.

Just thinking
• An enthralling film that one would have thought that the writer of the film would have explored the story in different angles. There could have been various plot twists; may be the glass getting stolen. In that way, the viewers would be kept in suspense and agitating for what would happen next. Well, let’s give the writer the benefit of the doubt, maybe he or she is still cooking up something.
• Why would the boss of that company (ODUNLADE) claim to know Taiye very well. Meanwhile, he met him once and did not even pay attention to him.
• Taiye did not hide the source of his vision; he made it obvious for people to know that the spectacle was behind what he was seeing. With that, it is nearly impossible not to have enemies who want to forcefully collect the spectacle, but there was no scene that emphasized that.
Confusing scene(s)
• It is odd that when Taiye saw that the extension was going to shock his sister if she stepped on it, he took it away. So, I am wondering if the spectacle protects him from being harmed as well, because I know the spectacle made him see events before they happened.
Thumbs up

Overall rating for Iboju
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Such story line could be explored)
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and some new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good(Such story line could be explored)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Good locations.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one interesting film people certainly need to watch.
• RATE: 7/10

THROW BACK- MOVIE REVIEW: ORACLE


The movie ‘Oracle’ had the Igbo-eastern setting. It was an horror-thrilling movie. One film those that are easily jumpy may not be able to watch alone especially in the evening. There was nothing unclear about the scenes, each scene was self-explanatory. The ending of the movie could have been better, or there should have been another part to conclude the movie well. What would happen to Odimkpa (Peter Edochie) is still hanging in the air. The actors put up exceptional acting. It was more like they were not aware of the camera and that the whole event happened for real. There was smooth transmission in the dialogue. The use of two languages added flavour to the film, but they could have translated on the screen for those who don’t understand the language. The film was fairly long, but long enough to keep you glued to your seat and anxious to watch what would happen next. The film made use of a lot of characters which made it realistic and added more flavour to it. A proper arrangement of each scene, one could tell if it was day, noon, night, the next day or months later.

Costume wise
Excellent!

Sound wise
It is capable of creating an effect on the viewers as the sound used while mourning would make you doleful. Each sound employed emphasized the nature of the scene; a great special effect especially in the part where they wanted to steal the mask even to the point that stole it, the bleeding tree, the part where the sharp arrow killed one of the actors (Enebeli Elebuwa); one could deduce that something was wrong from the sound.

Just thinking
• In the last scene, one would wonder why the lead actor smiled before the oracle cut off his rope, though it kind of made that scene funny.
• When Odimpa asked his men to get Ukadike, we don’t know what happened afterwards, I think there should have been continuity.
Confusing scene(s): Nil
Thumbs up: There was so much creativity in terms of the mask, Ogbakiri god and the bleeding tree.

Overall rating for Oracle
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Bad Ending
• SOUND: Good
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Somewhat( because of the ending)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Good location. The perfect one for that kind of film.

• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. Though, it was not properly concluded. When you watch this film, you would certainly be hungry to travel to your hometown, not to mourn o, but to celebrate as well as start-up a business.
• RATE: 7/10

MOVIE REVIEW: AGBELEBUMI


The movie ‘Agbelebumi’ portrayed the life of an impatient, hot tempered woman played by (FAITHIA BALOGUN) and this made her lose almost everything. She was consistent in it and this made it interesting to watch the film till the end. The characters interpreted their roles well. The film used a lot of characters as well as many major characters that are familiar faces on screen. Though the official language was Yoruba, it was well translated to English on the screen and from each scene; one could easily tell what was happening. The film was fairly long but with no boring scenes.

Costume wise: Good

Sound wise: Superb
Just thinking

Confusing scenes: Nil

Thumbs up: All the actors acted in an exceptional way

Overall rating for Agbelebumi
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Intriguing)
• SOUND: Superb
• DIALOGUE: Good
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces; no new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: good
• REMARK: No major discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch.
• RATE: 8/10

MOVIE REVIEW: FOLAKE PACKAGING


Folake packaging is another film by bravura film maker and actress Ifedayo Rufai. The lead actor ‘Folake’ which was acted by the writer of the movie lived a wayward life. She was the only child of her semi-rich parents and was never contented with what her parents gave her despite the effort made to satisfy her. Her mum tolerated her wayward, covetous and greedy style of living.

Folake continued with her act even after school till she betrayed her bosom friend/roommate (Liz Anjorin). With some voodoos she temporarily spoils her friends happiness, snatches her husband with some voodoos, It is one movie you should settle to watch this weekend as it brought together great and skilled actors such as Odunlade Adekola, Lola Idije, Latin, Orisajobi Dolapo, Liz Anjorin, and Ifedayo Rufai herself. The actors put up exceptional acting. There was smooth transmission in the dialogue. The film was in two parts, so it was quite lengthy but with no boring scenes. A lengthy movie, long enough to keep you glued to your seat and anxious to watch what would happen next. Though, for some series of scenes, it was hard to tell if it was day, noon, night, the next day, months or years later except in their dialogue as there were hardly night scenes. Every part of the film was interesting, conversational and superb. The scenes were self-explanatory as both their gestures and mouth did the acting.

Costume wise
• Nice costume. For the make-up, at some point, I just felt it was extremely loud

Sound wise
• Good. But during one of the flashback scenes, where Wale was talking to Folake after he discovered her wayword life; it was cracking

Just thinking
• There is no continuity, we don’t know if Shina’s dad sent him the ten million naira he requested for or not.
• We don’t know what happened to the child Folakemi had for shina after she went mad.
• Where Folake kept that calabash was not just realistic; on a travelling box. I mean it was just out of it. Even, evil doers hardly kept their charm on the wardrobe not to talk of on the travelling box. Then, to make matters worse, the calabash was empty.
• I think the flashback on that scene where Folake imagined being the wife of Shina, the son of a top senator should have come before her desire to use voodoos on him.

Confusing scene(s)
• That last, Folakemi was trying to hurry Shina up so they could leave where they were staying, meanwhile, no one knew where they were though they knew they were in Abuja.

Thumbs up

Overall rating for Folake Packaging
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Great
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Beautiful locations. The perfect one for that kind of film.
REMARK: It would keep you glued to the edge of your sit because you would be eager to see what would happen in the next scene and how it would end. It is thrilling.
RATE: 8/10

MOVIE REVIEW: BROTHER’S KEEPER




The movie ‘Brother’s Keeper portrayed the life of duo twins (Adult twin- Majid Michael and child twin- Tobe Oboli), but one of the Adult and child twin died. The film was acted by both Nigerians and Ghanaians. The characters I would say put up good acting skills. The characters interpreted their roles effectively. They made the film easy to understand. The film was quite lengthy but with no boring scenes. You actually have to dedicate two hours of your time watching it.
Though there was a twist in the plot where the female lead actor Mena (OMONI OBOLI), just over cried at the burial of her supposedly late husband’s twin; one would actually think that it was her husband that died.

Costume wise- Good

Sound wise-
Fantastic! Kudos to the brain(s) behind the sound.

Just thinking
• There should have been more tangible clips showing the lifestyle of the supposed adult twin that died, except in two scenes, the first being when the twin was shot and the other was where both of them were talking in the car. Though, they tried to look different in the style of hair but there was no consistency.

Confusing scene(s)
The scene where the twin (chid) Daniel (Tobe Oboli), entered the kitchen to greet his parents; but, he greeted his mum and shunned his daddy. His mother then asked him if he saw his daddy and he said no. Meanwhile, he passed where his dad stood to get to his mum.
That scene where Mena was crying, I actually got confused, I thought it was her husband that died, that cry to me was over acted especially based on the fact that there was no scene showing any of her close relationship with the supposed late twin.

Thumbs up
Little Daniel (Tobe oboli) is a very good actor, he is one child actor to look out for in the future.

Overall rating for Brother’s Keeper
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Tricky Suspense)
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Impressive
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces; no new faces that I am aware of, except for the maid
• SCREEN PLAY: Good
• SHOTS: Medium shots
• LOCATION: Good
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. You are sure to be glued to your seat, with so much anxiety to know what would happen next.
• RATE: 7/10

MOVIE REVIEW: TAMARA


TAMARA REVIEW
The movie ‘Tamara’ portrayed the submissive nature of a female marriage counsellor Tamara (Yewande Adekoya) to her cheating husband Ade Muyiwa Ademola). The lead female character Tamara (Yewande) really portrayed the character of a submissive woman well and was consistent in playing the role. The characters interpreted their roles effectively. The film is not too lengthy but very predictable; though I am sure the writer wanted it to be like that.

Costume wise
• I think the movie could have done better, especially on the part of the male characters. Like the male lead character Ade (Muyiwa Ademola), who just stuck to one foot wear all through the duration of the movie, okay to be fair, may be two; the bedroom slippers. Okay, just remembered he put on shoe in the last scene; so three foot wears. Not too bad. And I kept on wondering if that his hair is rough curl or his comb got missing, would opt for former. And that his black trouser really worked for him all through the duration of the movie. Ade’s girlfriend could have maintained a particular look, because chaning looks within short intervals would make it difficult for the external audience to figure the person out, and this may also confuse them.

Sound wise
• At the filling station, I don’t know why the sound suddenly increased, though it decreased later. But that overshadowed the voice of the actors which is not too good. I love the tunes used on the scenes where Ade slapped Tamara, when Tamara had an accident, when she saw her sister’s picture in Ade’s folder, when she pointed the gun at Ade and when Ade’s real wife- Tope told Ade that Tamara stopped by at the house- the tunes connected with the scenes

Just thinking:
• I don’t why Nigerian movies are fond of showing roads only when an accident wants to occur, (not all sha, but some) it is becoming a ‘cliché’. That literally happened when Tamara heard about the accident of her younger sister, and she hit the road, it was quite predictable that an accident was inevitable.
• Tamara’s sister- Solape claimed to have researched on Ade and knows all his secrets, one would have taught that after uncovering Ade’s secret, Solape would be the smartest, but that was not the case. Guess that’s where the twist in the plot occurred, because one would have thought that Solape would be the one to deal with Ade

Confusing scene(s):
• In the last scene, Ade accused his wife Tamara of leaving their place to Lagos to meet his ex- Tope, and I am wondering what state were they living in, because as far as I am concerned both Tope and Tamara live in Lagos. Even when his secret had been exposed, he took a flight back to Lagos to meet his wife. I think the editor should have yanked that place off.

Overall rating for Tamara
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (With No Suspense)
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Good
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces; no new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Average
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch.
• RATE: 7/10