Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shirley Frimpong-Manso returns with a cinema series called Adams Apple

I love Shirley Frimpong-Manso's movies and I think she made the Ghanaian movie industry better during her entry in 2008. She brought the movie-going experience back with her premieres and she's been awarded for her work. Perfect Picture will always be in the conversation for the best Ghanaian movie ever. She just released the trailer for her 7th movie - Adams Apple. Adams Apple makes you think of Eve, doesn't it? Well yeah, there are 4 Eves on adorned on the website of her new movie - . Is this another girl talk movie? We'll see.

I was alerted to this movie when I saw a post about it on Miss T-i-i-i-i's blog - http://myafricanmoviereviews.blogspot.com/. Apparently, Adams Apple is going to be a ten chapter cinema movie series. Yes, I will give Shirley and Sparrow a pass on the many parts. Because we know there will be 10 parts. You can't say the same for other Nollywood and Ghanaian movies. How Sparrow will keep the story and interest going is to be seen. ”Adams Apple” features Josselyn Dumas, Naa Ashorkor, Yvonne Okoro, John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang, etc. I love the fact that KSM's sister who was in his movie 'Double' - Anima Misa Amoah is in Adams Apple.

One of the first thoughts I had when I saw the movie website was 'Girlfriends'. People have called Shirley Ghana's Tyler Perry and likened her to those who made Hollywood movies like Love and Basketball, Love Jones, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man, Brown Sugar, etc. Now these are great movies, but they never won Oscars. I feel Shirley's ceiling would be making a series of movies that will be popular but not great. Leila Djansi on the other hand, has made Sinking Sands and I Sing Of A Well, both of which have won many awards and gained her international recognition, outside Ghana, Nigeria and the Nollywood watching populace. Leila has a bigger ceiling. I'll tell you about her third movie soon, but before that blog post arrives, check out Ties That Bind.

While Leila's movies are getting better, Shirley's movies have been getting worse. Not a good look. And now we are going to be subjected to a 10-part series. I'll be watching but I hope Shirley has some new stories up her sleeve. Surprise me.

Check out my reviews of Shirley's Checkmate, Life and Living it, Scorned, The Perfect Picture, and A Sting in a Tale (ASIAT). I didn't review 6 hours to Christmas and it's a little late but I kinda liked the movie simply because it was set around Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_C3n9q343M



Adams Apple premieres on 21st April at the National Theatre. ADAMS APPLES is set in the hustle and bustle of Accra and its surburbs with glimpses of the exciting metropolis of London. It tells the story of four "Adams" ghanaian women; a widowed wife of an ex-diplomat and her three daughters in their early and mid-thirties. Each chapter of Adams Apples will open at the cinema every month over a 12 months period. The first chapter will begin with the grand premiere on the 21st April at the National Theatre and subsequent chapters released consecutively at Silverbird Cinema till February 2012.
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