MOVIE REVIEW: 24 HOURS TO LIVE



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“24 HOURS TO LIVE”

The 1 hour 33 minutes non stop action-packed movie titled “24 hours to live” was about a widowed hit man- Travis Conrad (Ethan Hawke) who was given a task by jim Morrow and Red Mountain (Paul Anderson and liam Cunningham) to eliminate a whistle blower Keith Zera (Tyrone Keogh) who wanted to testify against Red Mountain (Liam Cunningham)for his evil acts. Former soldier now turned pro hit-man-Travis was however unable to kill his target- Keith as he was being protected by skilled interpol officer Lin (Xu Qing). Travis looked for ways to locate the interpol officer and when he did, they were both attracted to each other’s body.

After a night of sexual escapade together, Interpol office- Lin entered the bathroom while Travis covertly took out her phone from her handbag in order to retrieve the information about his target’s- Keith location. He found Keith’s location and immediately left the room where they had sex to go and kill him. However, before he could get to Keith’s location, Lin got hold of him and shot him.

Meanwhile, before Travis’s death, he told Jim Morrow that he already got the whistle blower’s location. So, Red mountain felt the need to revive Travis using the new experiment he has been working on in order to get the whistle blower’s location from him. But Travis could only be alive for 24 hours after which he would die again so a ticking clock was put on his hand as a reminder of his death time. After Travis made known Keith’s location, both Jim and Red Mountain decided to make his death quick but Travis fought his way out of their building killing most of Red Mountain’s men.

Trravis’s elimination target soon shifted from Keith to his boss Red Mountain and his pal- Jim Morrow

I love this film, trust me it is what you call non-stop action movie; it started and ended with so much action-packed scenes. The constant shoot out, the chase, shattering, and a whole lot more. It was quite interesting!

However, I knew how the movie would end the moment it started. Aside the fact that it has no suspense, it was glaring that there was only one person after the life of Keith; Red Mountain, so I wonder why they did not go for his arrest. it was as if he had the liberty. The whistle blower and the Interpol officer were constantly on the run in a bid to to stay safe. Really, how can that be, Keith already mentioned Red Mountain’s evil acts and was willing to testify against him, the next thing that happens is death threat and various attacks on him and no one is suspecting him or questioning him. Really how-come?

After I finished watching this movie, I was like, what else do they need as proof to see that Red Mountain really committed the offence he was accused of.I mean it was pretty obvious who wanted Keith dead.

Another scene that got me wondering was when Lin came across Travis after killing him, the expression on her face didn’t show shock. And I am like, how can that be? She obviously killed him so there should have been that shock on her face, but there was none.

I am still wondering how the film was concluded, it surely looks to me that Travis didn’t die, he didn’t wake up in a place looking like graveyard. Also, they hardly mentioned cast names in the movie, except on few occasions for Lin. Travis has a clock that reminds him of how many minutes he has to be alive, bu that time looked so slow in the last scene.

CAST
ETHAN HAWKE, QING XU, HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM, AIDAN WHYTOCK, ANDREW MORGADO, JENNA UPTON, LIAM CUNNINGHAM, NATHALIE BOLTT, PAUL ANDERSON, RUTGER HAUER, TANYA VAN GRAAN, TYRONE KEOGH

PRODUCED BY MARK GAO, BASIL IWANYK GREGORY OUANHON EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JONATHAN FUHRMAN GARY GLUSHON KENT KUBENA JON KUYPER, VISHAL RUNGTA, LINE PRODUCER- JANNIE VAN ASSEN
DIRECTOR: BRIAN SMRZ

Costume wise
• Just costume. There hardly changed clothes
Sound wise
• Terrific sound effect!

JUST WONDERING

• After Keith testified against Red Mountain, all through the shoot out, he never had a gun on him, so I am wondering how he suddenly had access to one to the point that he pointed it at Travis and ordered him to drive. The tone in which he even ordered him to drive looked so dry
• Didn’t Lin know that she killed sales man aka Travis, there should have been that shock on her face when she saw him again.

• Why Travis asked Lin to take the car along with her- it seems like he has forgotten that he snatched the car from the owner.
• The evidence was already evident even if Keith had not dropped his testimony; all through the over one hour movie, Red mountain sought ways to kill him
• Why did Jim Morrow suddenly go cold when death was staring at his face. When others were tensed, he decided to take a drink. Was that fear, submission or what?
• The time of Travis’s death should have started ticking from the title of the movie “’24 hours’ to live”
• How the hell did Travis do that? How did he get out of that vehicle, because Red Mountain’s men really surrounded him immediately in that last scene

Confusing scene(s): Non
Overall rating for 24 hours to live
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Somewhat Ending
• SOUND: Terrific
• DIALOGUE: Fair
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION:
• REMARK: Regardless of the discrepancies recorded, it is one film people that enjoy action movies would enjoy.
• RATE: 6/10

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THROWBACK MOVIE: RAGE


The 2014 movie Rage was about three close pals- Paul Maguire, Kane and Danny Doherty (Nicolas Cage, Max Ryan, McGrady) who were mobsters in the past. When Paul and his friends hit a lot of money, Paul told his boss Frances “Frank” O’Connell (Peter Stormare) that he wanted to go legit and Frank permitted him.

Before the trio repented of their criminal acts, they intercepted a Russian hoodlum who wanted to go give his boss and brother- Chernov (Pasha D. Lychnikoff) a briefcase containing a huge amount of money. They stole the money from him and killed him afterwards.


Years after, Paul was already running a business of his own and married to a beautiful lady- Vanessa (Rachel Nichols) who has no kids for him, though Paul has a teenage daughter- Caitlin

Just when Paul was starting to enjoy his family and his new way of life, something tragic befell him. While at a charity dinner with his wife, he got a call from Detective Peter St. John (Danny Glover)who told him his daughter had been kidnapped. The police searched for Caitlin but when they eventually found her, she was already dead.


Paul felt his past came back to haunt him. This made Paul go back to his gangster life. He searched all nook and cranny just to catch and deal with the person behind his daughter’s death. Paul and his two pals suspected mob boss- Chernov of killing Caitlin since it was his money they stole some years back.

Paul went bizarre trying to capture his daughter’s killers. In the process of searching for the killers, he got furious with friends and families. It dented his marriage and he even went as far as killing his pal- Danny. Meanwhile, Chernov already killed Kane because Paul and his friends killed a lot of his men and were responsible for his brother’s death. Paul realized Chernov wasn’t his daughter’s killer. When Paul finally found out who killed his daughter, he was dazed as the person was the least person he expected. Paul had already lost all in his rage. He had killed a lot of Chernov’s men, friend and pushed his wife away. As he looked through his window, he saw some gangsters with gun approaching his house. What do you think happened to Paul afterwards? Who do you think killed his daughter? Find out here

WATCH MOVIE HERE
https://youtu.be/jYBDswZKJ9s

CAST-
Nicolas Cage as Paul Maguire; Rachel Nichols as Vanessa; Peter Stormare as Frances “Frank” O’Connell; Danny Glover as Detective Peter St. John; Max Ryan as Kane; Michael McGrady as Danny Doherty; Judd Lormand as Mr. White; Max Fowler as Mike; Pasha D. Lychnikoff as Chernov; Ron Goleman as Detective Hanson; Aubrey Peeples as Caitlin Maguire; Elena Sanchez as Lisa; Weston Cage as young Paul Maguire; Jon Dannelley as young Kane; Dawn Hamil as Amber; Jack Falahee as Evan; Kelly Tippens as Eleanor; Kevin Lavell Young as Oliver; Patrice Cols as Anton; Steven Vickers Jr. as Jack; Sarah Ann Schultz as Miss Russell; Paul Sampson as Sasha; Sam Velasquez as Tony Blanco; Elisa García as Águeda Blanco
Movie directed by Paco Cabezas
Produced by Michael Mendelsohn; Richard Rionda Del Castro
Written by Jim Agnew; Sean Keller

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EPISODE 2 #MALTAGUINNESS MALTAVATOR CHALLENGE TV GAME SHOW


These are the 40 contestants…

The hosts are Bovi from Nigeria and Bella from Ghana
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On this week’s episode, two contestants each from the four African countries battled with each other. Out of the 40 contestants, eight already contested in the last episode. The below were the second set of eight that contested this week.
First was the Gladiator game
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From Nigeria, Oluchi competed with James but James won
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From Ethiopia, Rajen competed with Dagnachew but Dagnachew won
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From Ghana, Prince competed with James but James won
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After the gladiator game, they moved on to the Duel game vlcsnap-2018-04-30-18h21m44s292 then finally, the Volcano gamevlcsnap-2018-04-30-18h21m50s526.

WATCH VIDEO HERE
Video 2a https://youtu.be/Ld0PAGWUNCY
Video 2b https://youtu.be/Dgj3dRDvOK0
Video 2c https://youtu.be/d-lUTGpwnLU

BEWITCHING BOLLYWOOD ACTOR-SALMAN KHAN SENT TO JAIL FOR KILLING…

Bollywood Superstar- Salman Khan, has been sentenced for killing, not a human being, but an antelope. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

He has since been frequenting Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan from Mumbai where his case is being handled over the five-year jail sentence he received. He has however been released on bail though he spent two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail before being released on bail by a judge and returning to Mumbai

Khan was convicted last month of shooting dead two antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while filming a movie in October 1998. He was found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison, but the verdict was overturned in a higher court in 2015. His acquittal is being challenged in the Supreme Court.

However, Khan has repeatedly denied killing the endangered animals and accused Rajasthan’s forest department of trying to frame him. According to his lawyers, the black bucks died of natural causes such as overeating, insisting there was no evidence they were shot. Meanwhile, eyewitnesses have stated they saw Khan firing a gun.
Source NAN

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 83)



Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: STRONG/KARFI

ENG: I AM STRONG
HAUSA: NI KARFI

ENG: I AM NOT STRONG
HAUSA: BA NI KARFI