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Thursday, May 10, 2007


I was poring thru one of my
favorites mags, HARPER'S BAZZAR day before yesterday when i turned to the 'movie review column' and what did i see, new movies fresh out of the Hollywood stable. One thing about the good people of Hollywood, they release movies before we can get our breath back from the ones currently being viewed in our cinemas , such as '3oo' starring Gerard Butler ('TOMB RAIDER PT.II, ' ' PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' and one of the numerous candidates considered for the role of 007) telling the true historic story of the Themor

mopylae war where 300 spartan brave ( in my brother's opinion stupid) warriors faced a million

Persian soldiers. But since Nollywood releases new

movies like almost every week , i can't criticise, not


But the noticable difference btw Nollywood and Hollywood is that besides remakes, they always FINISH WHAT THEY START. I can remember some of our local movies that are yet to conclude e.g , THE BLOOD BROTHERS, starring Bob Manuel Udogwu(in a very nasty role) and Francis Duru(who played his downtrodden but not yet beaten half brother), RITUALS( don't even get me started about the plot), but however i can remember some that did have sucessful ones. But there's no denying it, Hollywood are more than willing to spend their last dime to make their sequels, and that's what they are still doing.
The current releases ( see above) are SPIDERMAN III, once again starring
Toby Maguire('SEA BISCUIT'), SHREK THE THIRD (ft. Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, now adding Diaz' baby, Justin Timberlake) , the further adventures of Jason Bourne in Robert Ludlum's THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM(in the first one BOURNE IDENTITY he suffered from amnesia) and Will Turner and fiesty Elizabeth go to save Jack Sparrow(Johnny 'the depster' Depp) in PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: AT WORLD'S END,(it's predecessor, DEAD MAN'S CHEST , won an Oscar for best visual effects so let's see what this one will earn).
Like, the the third chapter of each (COINCIDENCE?), I wonder.... which movie will produce a
4th first?commend the producers because just when you think the story is over e.g SHREK & Pirates of the Carribean, oops! here comes another!

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