While some of us spent Saturday night trawling the clubs and parties abound in Abuja, the rest of us spent the night recuperating from the effects of Friday (I know, I’m never drinking that much on an empty stomach ever!). Needless to say, there still had to some exiting action keeping me at home on a Saturday night (don’t worry not the type you think!).
So before I could get on this “action”, a few things needed to be sorted:
- Appease the gods of NEPA
- Make sure the microwavable popcorn has not been eaten
- Create a movie playlist
Once all this had been taken care of, I plonked myself on the couch and let the magic of the movies take me away.........
First on my list was Black Rain, an 80’s action-thriller, starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia as police officers in a crime against a Japanese Mob. A typical 80’s cop movie, illustrating American police (the good guys) against Japanese gangsters (the bad guys), with your typical action soundtrack by Hank Zimmerman (you know the one with the loud drums and guitar). Unfortunately, the guy with good hair (Andy Garcia) dies, and his partner (Douglas) avenges his death. All in all, I thought was a good start to my movie marathon.
And last but not the least, one of my all time favourites, Scary Movie 2! A group of teenagers are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project. Starring The Wayan Bros, Anna Farris and Regina Hall. Unfortunately, they encounter a lot more than a bargained for i.e. a house filled with secrets and ghosts. A sequel to the first parody, SM 2 delivers more fun-poking at many horror films, including The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Haunting, and What Lies Beneath. Although it wasn’t as good as its first counterpart, its crude, idiotic and vulgar humour garners a few good laughs and make for a "scarily" enjoyable watch.