Some movies leave one feeling gleeful. Poorly executed flicks, on the other hand, make cinema-goers think of a million better ways they could have spent their time.
TheCable Lifestyle recommends the following movies for you to watch in the cinema or on Netflix this weekend.
Aki and Pawpaw
Running time: 2hrs 10mins
Starring: Chinedu Ihedieze, Osita Iheme, Toyin Abraham
Synopsis: A reboot of the classic Aki and Pawpaw franchise. The two mischievous brothers return to terrorise their community.
SpiderMan: No Way Home
Running time: 2hrs 20mins
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jamie Foxx
Synopsis: With his identity revealed, Peter Parker can’t separate his normal life from that of Spiderman. This tight situation makes him understand what it actually means to be a superhero.
A Naija Christmas
Running time: 2hr 1mins
Starring: Rachel Oniga, Kunle Remi, Lateef Adedimeji, Efa Iwara
Synopsis: An aging mother’s Christmas wish sets off competition between her sons for her luxurious grand prize.
Running time: 1hr 50mins
Starring: Odunlade Adekola, Dele Odule, Muyiwa Ademola
Synopsis: A prince desperately seeks the means to avert the prophecy on his premature death before his 40th birthday, and the solution to his problem will take him on an emotional journey.
Don’t Look Up
Running time: 2hrs 25mins
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep
Synopsis: An astronomy graduate student and her professor make a discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system and its imminent danger to the planet. But the problem is that nobody cares about their discovery or the havoc the comet spells for the future of humanity. The duo must commence a tour around radio stations and offices of the policymakers to make sure the world listens to their warning.
Running time: 1hr 58mins
Starring: Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Sobowale, Femi Jacobs, Saidi Balogun
Synopsis: It follows the adventure of a group of people from different walks of life who boarded a bus on their way home for Christmas and how they find themselves entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with criminals.
Running time: 1hr 39mins
Starring: Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitan, Jessica Darrow
Synopsis: An extraordinary family lives hidden in a vibrant, wondrous, charming place called Encanto. The magic of the town has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift; from super strength to the power to heal. Every child has powers except one. But when the magic of the family seems to be in danger, the ungifted one will be the family’s last hope.
House of Gucci
Running time: 2hrs 37mins
Starring: Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Adam Driver
Synopsis: It tells the tale of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder which took place underground in the family empire behind Gucci, the Italian fashion house.
What Happened at St. James
Running time: 2hr 15mins
Starring: Deyemi Okanlawon, Femi Branch, Bolaji Ogunmola
Synopsis: Three young men must face the consequences of the teenage atrocities they committed while in secondary school. Their notorious actions catch up with them — but how will they dodge them?
Running time: 2hrs 18mins
Starring: Will Smith, Aunjaune Ellis, Noah Bean
Synopsis: The story of how Serena and Venus Williams became two of the best tennis players of all time.
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