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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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A Naija Christmas

Running time: 2hr 1mins

Starring: Rachel Oniga, Kunle Remi, Lateef Adedimeji, Efa Iwara

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Synopsis: An aging mother’s Christmas wish sets off competition between her sons for her luxurious grand prize.

Ajibade

Running time: 1hr 50mins

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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.

Soole

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.

Encanto

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?

King Richard

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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