Freshly Fried - June 29, 2018

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Every week, our plantains are freshly fried!  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
Trailer for New "Predator" Movie Released!
The very first "Predator" movie hit our screens way back in 1987.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, it was a blend of horror and sci-fi and has since become a real cult classic.  We have seen various reboots of the franchise over the years, including  "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" and "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem".  Now, the terrifying extra-terrestrial is back - and he doesn't have to share the limelight with "Alien"!

In this 2018 version, a young boy accidentally disturbs the Predator and his fury is unleashed once again. An unlikely group of heroes, including a science teacher and - reminiscent of the original "Predator" - a team of ex-soldiers, are our only hope for humanity.

"The Predator" will star Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, and Yvonne Strahovski, with Shane Black directing.
With a release date of September 14, you have a bit of a wait to see it in cinemas, but take a look at the trailer right here:

Take a Sneak Peek at "The Hate U Give"
The much-awaited, highly-anticipated "The Hate U Give" has finally released a trailer - and it looks incredible!

Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Angie Thomas, "The Hate U Give" follows the story of Starr, a young girl who attends a privileged, mostly white, prep school, while living in a poor, predominantly black, neighbourhood.  The disparity between the two worlds is starkly highlighted when her best friend is gunned down by a police officer.  The event forces her to confront the painful reality of the world she's living in.

Not only is the story compelling, the cast is impressive with Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae and Lamar Johnson starring.

"The Hate U Give" is set to be in theatres October 19.  Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments!

Nollywood News
Femi Odugbemi to Join Oscars
The multi-talented Femi Odugbemi announced this week that he has received an official invitation to join the Oscars as a voting member.  Of all the talented people in Nollywood, it is not so surprising that Odugbemi has been chosen - he has shone bright in everything from screenwriting and cinematography, to directing and producing and is a true force to be reckoned with within the movie industry.

Odugbemi is best known for his documentary, "Bariga Boys" and his series, "Tinsel" and his work is always beautiful and thought-provoking.  What better person to represent Nigeria at the illustrious Oscars? 

 We'd like to say a huge congratulations to Femi Odugbemi, you truly deserve it!

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The Real Time Film Festival is Back
It's that time of year again - The Real Time Festival is happening now!  The RTF aims to highlight the work of independent filmmakers and mostly showcases shorter titles - between 5 and 40 minutes in length.

With creative forces from around the world - and, of course, Nigeria - this year's event will certainly not disappoint.  This is a fantastic opportunity to see independent work, and is a wonderful event for filmmakers to make their voices heard.

The RTF started on Sunday, June 24 and will continue until Saturday, June 30.  It has 3 venues - Silverbird Cinema at Ikeja City Mall, Genesis Cinema at Maryland Mall and Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja. 
Visit for more information on award nominations and movies to watch out for!

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