Contagion – A 2011 Film That Predicted The 2019 Coronavirus Disease

Out of the archives comes a 2011 American thriller, Contagion, with enough allure to attract, not only film lovers, but also epidemiologists and scientific researchers. It was already wallowing in oblivion when the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) came on the scene to create space for it among the world’s top movies. Contagion is, for […]

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Zambezi Magic: Elkanah Luam Exits Zuba, Gets A Replacement

Elkanah Luam and Sam Sakala a.k.a. Dope G Zuba suffers yet another blow as Elkanah Luam bids farewell to the cast. This is the third non-return exit of characters in season three alone. First, it was Shawn Millers, Franckie Versean Cox, and Francisca Muchangwe who disappeared just when the season started. This trio was acting […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: “Actors, Watch Your Backs!”

After missing some vital episodes on Zambezi Magic, I will need a lot of catching up before I can pen my next review. Meanwhile, I’m spending time on some groups on Facebook seeing how others review the same movies that I write about. In the process, I have come across some strange things viewers say […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Profession And Language Should Match

In handling finances at the farm, Nguzu, in Mpali, has been quite provident. He has even employed an accountant, Mr. Sitali, who is also his adviser in many non-fiscal issues. But the man’s character and that of a real accountant are many miles apart. Firstly, his vocabulary. One thing he must realize is that accounting […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Film Rating – Does It Have Any Impact?

Last week somebody posted a video on social media in which a child, about 5 years old, was mimicking Cephas of Mpali. Cephas is a well-behaved and intelligent boy, about 18 years old, but physically and verbally maimed due to his mother’s use of charms. The mimicking boy in the posted video displayed an unparalleled […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Mwine Mushi – Less Comic, More Educative

Last time I reviewed Mwine Mushi, I called it “a shadow of its former self” due to the absence of Kasaka (Webster Chiluba). I even said, “Frankly speaking, it was Kasaka’s notoriety and the headman’s subsequent outrage that shaped the comedy into what enchanted the viewers.” Do I sound like I’m backpedaling? No way! I’m […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: The Ubuntu Constitution Contradicts Itself

Apart from the power struggle, there is another contention in the Ubuntu chiefdom. They have a guiding policy regarding succession to the highest office, but the same policy contradicts itself. Here is how. They have an article in their constitution that bars a woman from being a ruler of Ubuntu while another article stipulates that […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Ubuntu – Clots In Blue Blood

Now we are talking Chiefs, Queens, and successions! Chief Mukango of Ubuntu village is terminally ill and he must name his successor before curtains. He has two choices: his daughter or his younger brother. But there is a dilemma. The daughter, Thandiwena (Chichi Daisy Lusumpa), lives in the city and in the chief’s mind, she […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Rebranded Mwine Mushi – A Shadow Of Its Former Self

If you think the rebranded Mwine Mushi is better than the original one, you better keep that to yourself and not bring the discussion of the movie in public. Take my word, no one will treat you kindly. Mwine Mushi (Village Headman in English) is a comedy set in the village where the headman, (Robam […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Shawn Millers Ditches Zuba

Zuba actor Shawn Millers has ditched the production citing lack of consensus as the cause. Here is the verbatim quote of what he said on his Facebook page: “Good evening Regarding my return to Zuba Season 3, I’d like to make a clarification for those that have been inquiring, by saying I am not in […]

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