Movie Review: Her

Title: Her

Release date: 18 December 2013

Duration: 2hrs 6mins

Genre: Romance/Sci-fi

Director: Spike Jonze

Distributed by: Netflix

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson

HER is a romance/sci-fi movie set in Los Angeles of the slight future. It follows the life of a man named Theodore Twombly, who earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. He is left distraught after his marriage fails. After a while he acquires a new operating system named “Samantha” whom he falls in love with and with whom he forms an unlikely relationship.

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New Year Bookish Resolutions 2021

And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. – Habakkuk 2:2

Happy New Year Everyone!

We made it into the new year in one piece! My heart brims with gratitude. God has been faithful and I trust Him to continue keeping and preserving us in this new year.

This is my first post of the year and in keeping with the ‘new year, new me’ shenanigans, I’ll be sharing some of my reading intentions for 2021:

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End of Year Wrap up: Books I read in 2020

Welcome to my last post for 2020.

I did not achieve my reading goal for this year just like last year. This year, I adopted the same goal from 2019 which is to read 52 books (one book per week). But I ended up reading only 27 books. However I’m content that I get to read at all.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts/reflections on all the books I read this year.

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C H R I S T M A S 2020 • (Journal)

A Thrill of Hope

The Weary World Rejoices

For Yonder Breaks

A new And glorious morn

Given the muddled mess that is 2020, getting to Christmas this year feels like a serious achievement, like running a marathon. On the first day of December morning, I recall hearing the sonorous voices of various families lifted up in praise and thanksgiving to God for the new month, the last month of the year. Right there on my bed, I purposed to allow myself to fully experience the joy of the season, to count my blessings and remain grateful. I wouldn’t let the humdrum of my 9 to 5 job nor the hustle and bustle of the season keep me from enjoying Christmas.

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Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.

Title: Transcendent Kingdom

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publication date: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 288

Genre: Psychological fiction

Synopsis

Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, rare, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

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GREAT NEWS – My content got published on the official blog page of a Prestigious bank.

I’m super excited.

I submitted my movie review on the recently released Citation to the official blog of a prestigious bank – United Bank For Africa and it got published. The links to the site are below.

Blog site:

A Nigerian University student speaks out against her celebrated university professor. An investigation panel is set up for both parties to give an account of what transpired.

If you are trying to decide what movies you want to see, Ogechuckwu Okoli describes and evaluates a recently released movie- Citation.

Click to read;
http://bit.ly/CitationAReviewbyOgechukwuOkoli

Facebook Site:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157487415760653&id=86946405652

I’m super excited.

My Most Anticipated Books of 2021

I’ve spent a tangible amount of time scouring the internet for books to be released in 2021. From my little research, It’s clear that our minds are going to be blown away (hopefully) by amazing storytelling and delightful writing served with aesthetically pleasing covers. I can’t wait to lay my hands on these books. I am particularly obsessed with the below ten listed here:

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FILM REVIEW: THE CROWN SEASON 1 (ZERO SPOILERS)

INTRODUCTION

I know I’m late to this party but better late than Never. I just concluded Season 1 and gearing up for the rest of the season. I absolutely adore this delightful TV series and I wonder why I hadn’t seen it sooner. I personally think the British royal family is the most fascinating family in the world with all their pomp and circumstance. I’m always interested in learning more about them – their life, their humanity, their fallibility.

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Book Review: Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis

When Zikora, a DC lawyer from Nigeria, tells her equally high powered lover that she’s pregnant, he abandons her.

But it’s Zikora’s demanding, self possessed mother, in town for the birth, who makes Zikora feel like a lonely little girl all over again. Shunned by the speed with which her ideal life fell apart. Zikora turns to reflecting on her mother’s painful past and struggle for dignity.

Preparing for motherhood, Zikora begins to see more clearly what her own mother wants for her, for her new baby, and for herself.

Review (If you haven’t read the book you can stop at this point. I couldn’t help it, the book is quite short, so spoilers are almost inevitable)

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