Nollywood Movies News

Chineze Anyaene debuts with IJE: The Journey

by NMN (Staff) / 2,576 Views

Award Winning Movie Director and Producer and Nigerian born Chineze Anyaene is set to hit the big screens with the debut of her world class movie titled; “Ije: the journey”. Although the dates of the world premiere have been closely guarded, the movie has been a star at recent screenings as well as recipients of several awards.

Chineze Anyaene & Omotola Jalade during the premiere of Ije The Journey

The movie which was shot on 35mm in Nigeria and the USA has a star line up of Nollywoods finest actors including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Clem Ohameze and is a collaboration of top Hollywood film producers, directors and actors. Below is a trailer of the movie:

IJE: The Journey - Starring Genevieve Nnaji & Omotola Jalade. (Click here to view the video page)

In a brief chat with Chineze, she revealed that Ije: the Journey was a product of her dissertation from the New York Film Academy where she spent years training on in-depth subjects in the movie industry. Unconfirmed sources reveal that the movie budget runs in the Millions of dollars making it one of the most expensive films directed by a Nigerian. Chineze Anyaene is set to receive her seventh award shortly.

SNAPSHOTFormat: 35mm. Directed and Produced by: Chineze Anyaene. Produced by: Paula Moreno. Director of Photography: Keith L. Smith. Starring: Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Odalys Garcia, Ulrich Que, Jeff Swarthout, Clem Ohameze.

Genevieve Nnaji in Ije The Journey movie
Chineze Anyaene: director/producer of Ije The Journey  
Genevieve Nnaji in Ije The Journey

Omotola Jalade in Ije The Journey
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New Official Movie: The Social Network - How Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook

by NMN (Staff) / 1,948 Views

We decided to feature this article (though not Nigerian-related) based on the fact that we all use social networking sites to keep in touch with friends both far and near.
However, you may be surprised to hear this, but Facebook has a new movie coming out on the 1st of October this year.  It's a legend thing: a sophomore at Harvard working out of his dorm room creates an Internet sensation that makes him the youngest billionaire in history. And as with any legend, there are many different ways the story can be told.

                     In this Photo: Mark Zuckerberg

It is clear that Facebook is the world's largest social network with nearly 500 million users around the world, up from 200 million in early 2009. Its policies, more than those of any other company, are helping to define standards for privacy in the Internet age.

This fall, a new film called "The Social Network" will depict how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and the battles -- both legal and personal -- that sprang out of the site's unprecedented success. In the just-released trailer, it shows Zuckerberg as an outsider, looking to break into Harvard's elite inner circle. When he launches his site, it's an instant success, but Zuckerberg is accused of stealing the idea from fellow classmates. Zuckerberg gets a taste of how big his creation could become when Napster co-founder Sean Parker tells him, "A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars." But while his enterprise is challenged from the outside, it's the growing divide between Zuckerberg and his closest friend that threatens to ruin it all.

To preview the movie, watch the exclusive first trailer for "The Social Network" below. Then keep reading to learn more about the movie and what Zuckerberg has said about his on-screen depiction. Viewer discretion advised:

"The Social Network" is based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich. Mezrich wrote the account of Facebook's origins without any input from Zuckerberg. His primary source was Facebook's co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who was the company's original business manager but later had a legal dispute with Zuckerberg. Mezrich says he tried for a year to get an interview with Zuckerberg, but never actually got to speak to him.

The rights to turn the book into a film were sold before it was even published. Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of "The West Wing," was hired to write the screenplay. Sorkin had no experience with Facebook prior to taking the job, so he created his own page on the site to answer questions from fans and get a first-hand look at how the online interactions worked. David Fincher, the director of "Seven," "Fight Club" and "Zodiac," was brought onboard to direct.

Though Shia LaBeouf and Michael Cera were reportedly in the running to play the lead role of Zuckerberg, it was "Zombieland" star Jesse Eisenberg who landed the job. In a surprising move, Justin Timberlake won the part of Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became the president of Facebook. Special effects allow Armie Hammer to play both Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twins who accused Zuckerberg of copying their ideas. And little-known English actor Andrew Garfield was cast as Saverin. According to an online source, Garfield's impressive turn in the film was the reason he recently earned the role of Spider-Man in the upcoming series reboot.

With such a compelling story behind the film, and a stellar array of talent involved in creating it, "The Social Network" has become one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It will be the opening night film of this year's New York Film Festival, and it's already receiving Oscar buzz.

The Facebook movie: "The Social Network" opens nationwide on October 1st. What do you guys think about the story behind this movie? Does it inspire you? Share your opinion in the comment box.

Below is another released trailer of the movie:

Courtesy of AfricansConnect!
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Jim Iyke is back with a new movie starring Rita Dominic and Mercy Johnson

by NMN (Staff) / 1,615 Views

After being out of public spotlight for close to four months, Nollywood hunk, Jim Iyke is back and this time around it is not with a lady alleging something or his publicist, Bigsam Media defending him. The ace actor is back with two movies in hand which he produced and partly directed.

Jim just signed up with a new management to further help him consolidate his rating as the most sought after actor in the clan. The first movie which is still undergoing post-production fine-tuning is titled Two Dollaz. It is a comedy flick with stars like Raffy from Ghana , Jim himself, Mercy Johnson, Ada Ameh, and many others. Jim and Mercy Johnson in a comedy we asked?

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Mercy Johnson To Get Married Soon

by NMN (Staff) / 2,332 Views

What started off like rumors initially, can now be confirmed by HVP. Mercy Johnson is getting married and any moment from now the screen queen will walk down the aisle with her heart throb in a marriage many believe will be the most talked about in the movie industry in recent times.

Mercy, we reliably gathered has fixed the traditional wedding on her birthday 17th of August and efforts are geared toward achieving this date. Our source however declined to make further comment about the marriage

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of Guinks Investment,one of the producers based in Asaba, Mr. Uzo Godson Nwaosu has frowned at the frequent negative reports against Mercy, describing such reports as Read more »