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Wife & Mum. Author of a cookbook. Lifelong Learner. I write Poetry. I write about Movies. I write about Life. Owner, Mind Metamorphosis & Screen Gems pubs

About Imabong Faminu

Hi there,
These are my latest stories:

I don’t think one can introduce himself/herself too many times. On Medium, you make new friends every day.

While you are here, let’s get acquainted

I am a fellow writer and avid reader. Here’s a little about myself:

I run 2 publications as outlets for my work writing on topics like Movies and Films; Life and Life Lessons, Poetry and Social Justice, and others. You can read all about them below:

Enjoy this short selection:

A masterpiece

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America — Charlize Theron, CC BY-SA 2.0,

There was so much social media frenzy about the movie 'The Old Guard’. It was massive — a lot like the build-up to the ‘Extraction' movie. Not a surprise considering Netflix is not known for doing quiet or small. They tend to go big or go home. I really hoped it would be worth the hype and guess what, it was.

I enjoyed the movie from start to finish. Some movies start well then kind of taper off and lose their shine. Some start slow then pick up while others are a disaster from start to finish. Not The Old…

A triumphant homecoming

By Carine06 from UK — Naomi Osaka, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Naomi Osaka’s lighting of the Olympic cauldron is definitively her finest hour. After being slammed with a fine (and threatened with consecutive fines or expulsion)for refusing to attend mandatory press events, she withdrew from the 2021 French Open to take care of herself citing mental health issues. Supporters and opponents alike questioned her decision. But in the end, her decision to take care of herself in the now to be her best in the future paid off handsomely.

I was so proud of her. Looking chic and stylish as usual, she jogged up the steps bearing the Olympic torch in…

Movies are for storytelling

image by Samuel Regan-Asante on Unsplash

I love movies. They teach about life, the world, people, social issues and human relationships.

Writing about movies was therefore a natural consequence of my love for movies — a love I seek to share with other movie and film aficionados.

Writing is my way of expression, of sharing my understanding of the world. It’s therefore a great way to share my passion for all things movies and film.

Here are a few of my movie stories:

Hi there. This is Imabong. I write about movies and the life lessons they teach. …

The allure of storytelling

image from pixabay

Movies are one of my favourite things. Movies tell stories, teach life truths, project us into a future of possibilities and open our eyes and hearts to truths we would otherwise not consider.

Movies teach ancient and modern history — of kingdoms and palaces and civilisations and peoples and conquests. Movies regale us with sights and sounds of dream destinations. Movies are transporters to ethereal destinations and futures only imagined

For lovers of movies, film and cinema, I invite you to share in this experience with these:

Hi there. This is Imabong. I love and write about…

Life Lessons from the movie ‘Don’t Tell A Soul’

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America — Jack Dylan Grazer, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Some movies are neither crowd-pleasers nor packed with entertainment value but tell the human story and teach harsh truths

Don’t Tell A Soul is a 2020 movie written and directed by Alex McAulay starring Jack Dylan Grazer, Fion Whitehead, Rainn Wilson, and Mena Suvari. A depressing story dealing with life, circumstances, and the consequences of our actions (or inactions) and decisions, It tells of how we often make ourselves hostages and prisoners to our life situations and circumstances dragging others down with us or blaming them for our predicament rather than breaking free

Two brothers, 17-year-old Matt (Fionn Whitehead)and 14-year-old…

Medical drama

By Kristin Dos Santos — Ryan Eggold, CC BY-SA 2.0,

I had forgotten how much I love medical drama. Now I remember why — It’s all heart, soul, life, humanity, people

I never liked being held to ransom by drama series aired on TV as it required me to watch at a specific time every day. I rebelled that is until Netflix came along. Netflix allows me watch at my own time and pace which means I now have the opportunity to watch all the drama series I have heard so much about. For a long time, I have been intrigued by shows like House MD and Grey’s Anatomy but…

Fruitful enterprise or chasing shadows

Photo by Szilvia Basso on Unsplash

A somber tale
Of men chasing shadows, elves, and pixies
Filling houses with trinkets, things, and thingies
Amassing material tangibles and shiny objects
A poor solution to the emptiness and ache within

Happiness, elusive happiness
Are you goal, achievement, feeling, or attainment?
Are you property, trophy, asset, or acquisition?
Are you fleeting, lasting, short-lived, or enduring?

Are you truly found in this mortal realm?
Or do we wait for realms above to enjoy your presence
Many search for you
Nay, are still searching for you
Are you truly to be found
Lest we waste our strength on journeys unending


Alina Starkov: Triumph of the underdog

By ArthurKaLi — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Movies and TV productions based on stories about magical kingdoms and the forces of good versus evil are recurring themes. They all have the same basic features — magic, forces of good vs forces of evil, threats to corporate existence, a savior, a showdown, and finally triumph.

If you enjoyed The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Witcher, Hercules, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and similar films, you will enjoy Shadow and Bone — a 2021 Netflix Television series based on Leigh Bardugo’s books developed by Eric Heisserer and starring Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter and Amita…


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