Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thinking Aloud on My Birthday: Choose A Good Legacy


I pray for those who are still lost in the jungle of life; ignorant of the existential realties in the world.
Life is more than having a meal ticket otherwise called your paycheck or salary.
If your life is not worth more than your salary then your worth will amount to nothing more than just your salary. And the day you collect your last salary in life that is the day you will realise that what matters most in life is not earning a seven figure salary, but what you have done with every moment spent in the journey of life for the best or for the worst.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lady-Like: A New Romantic Comedy



Lady-Like
Comedy | English | 83 minutes


COMPANY
Octane Entertainment

CAST & CREW
Director
Brent Craft

Producers
Autumn Bailey, Andrew Carlberg, Matt Garner, Matt Nemeth

Cast
Beverly D'Angelo, Stephanie Simbari, Allie Gallerani

SYNOPSIS
When a quick-witted but co-dependent college girl helps her best friend land a boyfriend, she's left on the outside looking in and is forced to deal with the realities of adulthood for the first time.

COMPLETION YEAR
2018

Sun Award: Lady Chukwudozie Eulogies Husband


Sun Award: Lady Chukwudozie Eulogies Husband

- By Ingram Osigwe

Non controversy: Behind every successfully man is indeed a dutiful, intelligent, loyal, beautiful, loving and hardworking woman. Lady Ada Chukwudozie, the amiable wife of industrialist, Sir (Dr.) Daniel Chukwudozie, Chairman of the Dozzy Group, fits the above bill. At the recent 16th annual Sun newspaper Award, the Okija, Anambra state born business mogul was conferred with the Sun’s Manufacturer of the year (2018) Award. On hand to receive the Award on behalf of her husband was Lady Ada Chukwudozie.

Friday, January 25, 2019

"Black Panther" Deserves Nomination for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects



"Black Panther" Deserves Nomination for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects


The phenomenal record breaking Marvel Studios' Black Panther became the first superhero movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar for the 2019 annual Academy Awards (Oscars) with a total of seven nominations, including Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Original Song. But I am surprised it was left out of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

"Crypto", A New Film on the Blockchain Revolution



Crypto
Thriller | English | 103 minutes
COMPANY
Film Mode Entertainment


CAST & CREW
Director
John Stalberg Jr.

Writers
Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio

Cast
Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Vincent Kartheiser

SYNOPSIS
Set in the high stakes world of banking and blockchain technology, Martin, an IT specialist on Wall Street is promptly reassigned to his hometown after a fallout with his bosses. While there he reconnects with his “old school” father and childhood friend, both dealing with their own financial crises. Far from the fast-paced environment he’s left behind, Martin is thrust into a vast scheme involving money laundering, undercover FBI agents and the Russian mob. It soon becomes evident Martin’s reassignment was anything but coincidental.

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COMPLETION YEAR
2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

South Africa and Nigeria Will Account for 60% of Africa's SVOD Subscribers by 2023


Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts to 2023 - SVOD Revenues will be $775 Million

DUBLIN, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report forecasts 9.99 million SVOD subscribers across 35 Sub-Saharan Africa countries by 2023, up from 1.56 million at end-2017. Although massive growth will take place, the Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV & Video Forecasts report estimates that SVOD revenues will only be $775 million by 2023 as some platforms are very cheap.


South Africa (3.37 million by 2023) will remain the leader, with Nigeria (2.61 million) in second place. South Africa and Nigeria will account for 60% of the region's SVOD subscribers by 2023 - down from 74% in 2017. So, the rest of the region is growing faster than the two main countries.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Her Name in My Mouth: A New Film



Her Name in My Mouth | IFFR


The film revisions the Aba Women’s War, the first major anti-colonial uprisings in Nigeria, using embodiment, gesture and the archive. The film is structured around the repurposing of archival films from the British propaganda arm cut against a gestural evocation of the women’s testimonies. (Onyeka Igwe)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lindsay Lohan in Horror Thriller "Among The Shadows"



Among The Shadows


Horror, Thriller | English | 92 minutes

COMPANY
VMI Worldwide

CAST & CREW
Director
Tiago Mesquita

Writer
Mark Morgan

Cast
Lindsay Lohan

SYNOPSIS
Kristy Wolfe (Charlotte Beckett) is a Brussels private eye descended from werewolves who must go to work when her uncle Harry Goldtsone is murdered in a politically-motivated attack. Patricia Sherman (Lindsay Lohan), the wife of European Federation President Richard Sherman, hires Wolfe to investigate Goldstone’s killing, as he was her husband's campaign manager. Wolfe finds bodies falling all over city and must use her innate instincts to unravel the case and stay alive long enough unmask the conspiracy.

COMPLETION YEAR
2018



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Using Drone for Real-Time Motion Planning for Aerial Videography



Shooting professional quality video with a drone is not an easy task, and often requires multiple human operators. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) think they’ve found a way to take humans out of the operation part of the equation altogether. The team teased a system this week that they plan to unveil at a conference later this month in which filmmakers can set certain parameters and then let the drone do all the work.


The group calls the system “real-time motion planning for aerial videography,” and it lets a director define basic parameters of a shot, like how tight or how wide the frame should be, or the position of the subject within that frame. They can also change those settings on the fly and the drone will adjust how it’s filming accordingly. And, of course, the drone can dynamically avoid obstacles. MIT researchers develop a drone system that can do a camera operator’s job - The Verge Click here to read more.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

MultiChoice Africa Blames Netflix for Losing More Than 140,000 Subscribers


MultiChoice Africa Blames Netflix for Losing More Than 140,000 Subscribers

MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela blamed an unregulated Netflix for their loss of more than 100,000 subscribers in the last financial year, and an additional 40,000 in this cycle. In a July 12 interview with the Business Day newspaper in South Africa, Mawela called on regulators to clamp down on Netflix and other over-the-top services.

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iQIYI Variety Show "I, Actor" To Cultivate New Generation of Actors


iQIYI Variety Show "I, Actor" To Cultivate New Generation of Actors

BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced the release of "I, Actor", an innovative variety show that follows the training of 59 promising young actors scouted from agencies across China. The show will link up with iQIYI's other variety shows to serve as a source of outstanding new talent in China's entertainment industry.

Happy New Year 2019!


Happy New Year 2019!

A cool harmattan breeze is blowing in Lagos on the first day of January of the new year 2019 . The year has started beautifully for me as I walked side by side with one of the most beautiful young women in the world after the awesome cross over praise and worship in fellowship with others at the Shiloh Sanctuary parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the glorious and victorious church of our Almighty Father JEHOVAH God on earth where we love to make joyful noises with shouts of HALLELUJAH!. We had an  anointing and holy communion service with overflowing outpourings of the Holy Spirit. JESUS Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. We clapped and shook hands in jubilation. I hugged our pastor to thank him with congratulations. There were celebrations to thank Almighty God to be alive and well to welcome the new year with fireworks and street parties as we left for our houses.
We have not seen since September last year before I left for my important appointment in the State House in Abuja. I gave her my progress report so far.
We discussed the goals for 2019, especially her graduate studies and  professional career with great expectations and prospects. I always like to see the Big Picture of the future. We love our country. We want the best for our people. We  prayed for peace, progress, security and unity in Nigeria.
She got to her residence before mine and I wished her the best new things this year. I told her she must be tops before 25 within the next three years.
2019 is an awesome year of awesome things of the manifestations of the infinite glory of our infinite Almighty God who is going to do awesome wonders in our lives with celebrations and thanksgivings.
Happy New Year with Cheers all the way to the top!

Hugs and kisses,
EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima,
The Knight in Shining Armour, Defender of the faithful children of God.