Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sanaa Lathan Looking So Lovely



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I am not known to post photos of people here just nilly willy, i am very picky, and i just couldnt help it with my most favourite actresse in the whole wide world SANAA LATHAN at the Warner Bros. & InStyle Golden Globe Awards Party
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I just adore Sanaa so much I am naming my first daughter after her some day - have always loved this chick since "Love and Basketball" and she still remains my number one in Hollywood - bar none. I just adore her so much. She is just too gorgeous and such a great actress.
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Yo Sanaa you and Gina Prince Bythewood seriously need to hook up again for another romantic movie (this time maybe with Michael Ealy) - its been more than 10 yrs now, and you have had as waiting far too long. Cmon girl we miss you.

CHOICES ACTOR OR ACTRESSES MAKE

I only respect actors and actresses who make great choices when it comes to movie scripts - and not ones who just say yes to any script, just cos they are getting paid. 
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I respect those who care about the script and the role they are playing and how that will exemplify them or improve their performance. Working with great directors and producers and not mediocre ones.
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Veterans like Genny, OmoT, Stella, RMD, Ramsey, etc have all learnt this and now doing better with their script choices, but leave it to the newbies who are always rushing for fame, to always do the opposite and get defensive when they are called out on it, when all u are simply doing is looking out for their best interest for longevity and respect for their craft.
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Tis better you find a 2nd job to fall back on have the flexibility and choice to only say yes 3 -4 great movies scripts a year than to let this acting be your only source of income and as such have to say yes to 10-20 CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPP movies a year - just to fill your materialistic needs.
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Clearly it is evident Majority of actresses and actors in the west african movie industry - are not doing the acting cos for the love of the craft but "some" simply doing it to get fame - a lil bit of money to buy that brazilian horse weave, blackberries(babes) and maybe a car-which will then mean "they have arrived".
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Your choices speaks a lot about your goals.
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Good luck to those who continue to make bad choices - efffing up their CV/Resume. Abeg Dont please anybody - please your damn self - because you are acting for yourself abi?? - u are not acting for us the audience watching - as it seems you define it. (its a damn pity)
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Nuff Said - drops mike - walks off.

Friday, January 6, 2012

BIMBO AKINTOLA, WHERE ART THOU? WE MISS YOU



Bimbo Akintola where art thou???????
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Gosh i miss this chick, i been thinking bout her all week. This weekend I am going to pull out all my Bimbo movies and watch back to back to back. Bimbo We miss you - We Want You, please come back
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I have always said on this blog time and time again that Bimbo Akintola is the #1 underrated actress in The whole of West African (Ghana & Nigerian) movies. I want her to win so bad yet i dont understand why she still hasnt broken through yet. She is on my list here
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Great Actress - Quadruple Check
Eloquence - Triple Check
Articulation of the English Language - Triple Check
Beautiful African Woman - Check Check Check.
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For all you newbies who just started watching African Movies, if you do not know who Bimbo is, seek and you shall find. She (as well as Funke Akindele) got me to watching Yoruba movies, cos when i was not hearing from her i heard she was being featured in a few Yoruba movies, so i switched to Yoruba, fell completely in love with their scripts and been watching it ever since (Ms Tilii watches everything) - but even lately i dont see her in yoruba movies anymore. Bimbo where art thou - where are you jor.
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My all time favourite Movie starring Bimbo are
-Keeping Faith (which also starred Genny and RMD - my #1 Nigerian Movie of all Time)
-All My Life (which also starred Omotola, Rita Dominic and Zach Orji - m other all time favourite)
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I so miss the good ole days - very unlike today where we are so bombarded to so many crap movies by things prouncing around set with fake her and fake everything calling themselves actors and actresses.
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Bear with me as i look for a beautiful photo of Bimbo to post on here - Matter of fact i vote that Bimbo be featured on Wow Magazine. I just love me some Bimbo.
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2012 I PRAY SHE COMES BACK - that some great director writes a very great script for her to headline. The "few" great we have - lets please nurture them - cos as you know we are saturated by plenty crap ones out there. I want my Bimbo back.
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ps: is Bimbo on twitter or facebook (real one not fake one)??????

Monday, January 2, 2012

"I DONT ADVOCATE WATCHING MOVIES ONLINE" esp GREAT MOVIES

The below post was initially posted on October 2010 but i have felt the need to bump it up and reiterate what i said before in answering questions to the few who have emailed me asking me why am i against nollywoodlove or whatever its called.
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As far as am concerned NL (nollywoodlove) is putting movies online for people to watch for free after he buys off the rights from the movie producers. I DONT UNDERSTAND THAT CONCEPT  (educate inquiring minds) and Who is to blame - i dont know - whether the movie producers selling their rights for quick and chump change or whether is nollywoodloves fault - I dont know.
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All i know is - aint no way in hell - NL can convince me this venture of his is putting more money in the pockets of the industry as a whole when people are watching movies for free online. Maybe he should explain in detail how this ventures aims to help Nollywood (or himself).
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So i guess Hollywood should also put all their movies online too for everyone to watch instead of us paying $9.50 to go support it in a cinema or $6 to go borrow it for a few days in Blockbuster.
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Africans we have a loonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggg way to go with "some" of our thinking. Short sighted thinking - with the what will we eat today mentality.
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My wish for African Movie Industry as a whole is that they completely stop selling the rights to these people. I know the whole deal. You make a movie for $20000 - you turn around and sell the rights to these distributers in US and elsewhere for a quick change of $30000, and you smiling ear to ear cos you feel proud you made a $10000 for a movie you spend $20000. 
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So when I sit and think and strategize this whole thing, am thinking so who is making the real money here, the actor, the producer or the distributor who bought the rights for cheap. My goal and wish for the industry (the real producers who know what they are about) to make the movie to cinema level - and find their own distribution source which pays them much more profit than what they been getting all these years.
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I am glad the likes of Kunle, Shirley, Lancelot and the likes are now doing premieres in cinemas - once its run in the cinemas world wide for at least 4 months then the next level is get the movie on DVD (hopefully ONE DVD) and market it and sell it well like HOLLYWOOD DOES - so that you who toiled to make the movie end up making more money for themself and their whole team -
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I am proud that slowly but surely great movie makers are creating their own distributions (eg RAA) than going thru the Idumuta and whatnot marketers and distributors.
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My whole thing is the picture to me now is that at the end of the day - lets aim to mazimize profit for the industry as a whole so everybody from the messenger on set to the actor or actresses make more money - We are 20 yrs deep - levels (in terms of money) has to change cos currently SOMETHING DOES NOT ADD UP.  Putting (esp our GREAT) movies on line for others to watch for free - just doesnt sit well with me at all.
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I am just telling it like it is. To each his own, i dont and will never support such.
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October 4 2012
I have said it many times on this blog but i will say it again - I DO NOT ADVOCATE WATCHING MOVIES ON LINE, so for those who send me emails and commentary or where a movie can be watched on line- thanks but no thanks. I am definately ahead of the game when it comes to getting hold of new movies and if i am late - i simply wait until my dealer gets it.
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One of my branding points for this blog is I dont want to contribute to the decrease in revenues for movie makers i support - and thus will NOT promote pirating or watching movies on line. I must admit years ago, i tried it in the past and i got a huge virus on my computer - and that was a lesson. Besides all those eye squinting on lap top and all that ish is not my forte. I enjoy watching my movies on 42HDs.
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When it comes to movies i deem great - I most definately would not encourage any viewings online (I dont have ish to say about the ones i deem crap - watch it however way you can - all i am saying is dont buy those type crap movies - besides if its crap why do you want to bother watching it anyway - u dont trust my judgement ? :lol:).
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Yes for the movies i predict to be great, i may post a trailer from Youtube or whatever, but I always encourage you all that - the least you can do to support our producers (GREAT PRODUCERS ONLY - not the crap ones) is to go buy the movie and purchase a couple more for family and friends.
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As a matter of fact if you really want to know how this year we have experience such slowness in the release of great movies - its because most of the producers are trying to find ways to combat this increase in pirating. C'mon guys - lets support them - the need to break even to repeat producing great movies - If you keep watching on line and not support by purchasing the movies - how else do they break even. I repeat - for great movies -
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i encourage that if you really want to support the producers and directors and actors - please go buy the movie. For the ones i deem crap - well you go figure - i dont have much to say about those that i havent said already- dont waste your money - dont waste your precious eyes.
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MISS TILLI ONLY ADVOCATE GREAT MOVIES AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE BUYS IT - NOT TO WATCH ON LINE. IF A MOVIE IS GREAT I BUY AT LEAST 3 COPIES AND DASH TWO TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
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I had to come back and add this piece below based on a question someone called NollywoodRave asked me - I decided to respond but i rather answer openly so that all who don't know can read too. 
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So the question was "How do i even detect a pirated movie". If i dont know any thing else, i know how to detect a pirated movie after 12 yrs deep since i started watching movies.I don't know if this was a trick question but nonetheless i will answer.?
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Ok, so for a Hollywood movie, how do you detect that movie is pirated???? By that special printed titled movie white label and seal covering all around the the edges of the DVD, right? ok so then thats the same way you detect how an African movie is pirated in USA and once you break that seal and take the DVD out watch this video with Jim Iyke below will teach you how to detect by looking at the actual dvd. Hope this helps
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But i have to say to Jim Iyke after watching his campaign in the second video above which he made 3 yrs ago - Mr Iyke you have contradicted yourself for accepting money (Yes I know yall got $25-$30k - its no news anymore!) from IROKOTV to appear in their promo ad because what irokotv is doing (like i have said a million times) is no better than piracy -
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Yes irokotv paid $25,000 to buy the rights of the movie - (so all the the money the clueless movie maker made was that much only $25k) but then all hundreds and thousands of dollars proceeds/profits generated over time with all those youtube ads based on the million views is not going to the industry's pocket - if it was going to the industry's pocket based on royalties i will have no problem.
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Like i said, if Hollywood did what this dude is doing - Hollywood would not be where it is today. NO respectable director / producer should allow their movie they worked hard to produce (eg international film festival level - not the crap type) should succumb to a smirk a smile and a pose just to get $30k. I just tell it like it is.
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To each his own. I can imagine the kinds that sell their rights off for a quick buck. 
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SELLING RIGHTS JUST TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK IS SHORT SIGHTED-
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