Tchidi Chikere Week

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Thickmadam

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#62
I'll check it out.
so do you think OmoT would have played Esther's character? I don't think so myself. looks like it was specially written for Nnaji.
vince said:
I gave a brief comments on the movie in the movie review section of the site.

hahaha, it's good to be back.
Halleluyah!ThickM is back!
 

Thickmadam

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#64
Not arguing that, just wondering if OmoT can play a "bad @$$" girl role like Nnaji did.
one thing I'll say, nnaji is versatile, (although she plays a lot of "love, love" roles too) and I worry that OmoT is going to be typecast and won't be able to show her versatility.


vince said:
ThickM.
The movie was well casted.Everyone fits their roles perfectly.Nobody was miscasted.
 

vince

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Thickmadam said:
Not arguing that, just wondering if OmoT can play a "bad @$$" girl role like Nnaji did.
one thing I'll say, nnaji is versatile, (although she plays a lot of "love, love" roles too) and I worry that OmoT is going to be typecast and won't be able to show her versatility.
Then you need to see omoT in MarketSellers where she played a mischieviously evil girl with lots of humour and class.
 

Thickmadam

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#66
ok, will do.
actually it's on my list...i've got two more new movies and hopefully by friday i'll be able to have watched them.
ah! i've missed naija movies and chatting with my peeps on naijarules


vince said:
Then you need to see omoT in MarketSellers where she played a mischieviously evil girl with lots of humour and class.
 

vince

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#67
Thickmadam said:
ok, will do.
actually it's on my list...i've got two more new movies and hopefully by friday i'll be able to have watched them.
ah! i've missed naija movies and chatting with my peeps on naijarules
You are a strange one,thickM.You have not been absent from NR because i always see you online,but for the reasons best known to you,you just kept to yourself.
Withdrawal syndrome? :)
 

Thickmadam

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#68
i guess i should have been specific...
i've missed chatting with my peeps online, instead of being in read only mode, and also it's nice to have new movies to discuss with my peeps instead of only being a spectator in the threads and not being able to contribute


vince said:
You are a strange one,thickM.You have not been absent from NR because i always see you online,but for the reasons best known to you,you just kept to yourself.
Withdrawal syndrome? :)
 

Dakha

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#69
ThickM, you need to see Omot in "ALL MY LIFE" and you will know that Omot can act equally bad. But comparing the two movies, Genny is more convincing in her bad girl role, than Omot, maybe because people know that the all-loving Omot can not be a wicked person....it is just acting.

I'd give Genny 60% credit and Omot 40% in Blood Sisters. It was Genny that really made the movie. I actually like the scene with the blind Genny and the school teacher...I like the dialoque and it was really natural. Like the sound track too.



Thickmadam said:
**sorry for the long post**

Ok so I'm probably the last Nigerian movie lover to watch Blood Sister, but I just watched both volumes last night.
All the raving about this movie was well deserved, and except for the obvious usual problems of lighting and stuff like that, bravo.
Vince, I just looked thru this thread (and other threads with Blood sister) and I didn't see your thoughts on this movie. waiting to hear what you thought.
Liked the movie.
The one sided rivalry between the sisters was well portrayed (in my opinion), and I thought the two lead actresses did very fantastic jobs in their roles.
I could see that Gloria loved her little sister, and there was the right amount of anger at the appropriate times from her when her mum showed too much favouritism towards the obviously spoiled, "demented" younger sister. I liked the scene where she beat Esther up too, because at that point I was beginning to get annoyed. I know I would have engaged my sisters in a fight if they'd pulled half the stunt Esther pulled, and got away with. Great job for OmoT. And my God, she played the crying role well..like, every scene after her passing, she had one tear or the other rolling down her face.
I thought Nnaji did an excellent job as well playing Esther. While I absolutely loved Gloria, I hated Esther! like really!! they both played their parts convincingly. Nnaji did a great job. I thought she brought her character out well enough. Her kind of wickedness was just...blinding!! Oh yeah, the hospital scene where she was giving birth? Man oh man! i was rolling on the floor with laughter when she said "I will kill this baby myself when he comes out". she was so convincing and credible at the hospital scenes. but i was like "what the heck?" when she said "I dreamt a gorrilla was chasing me". come on now, couldn't you have used something else? Dreaming about Gloria for instance?
Mr. Kenneth! Toothless bulldog! where do I begin?? what kind of man?? and the girl hadn't even used any charm on him o!
The kids were fantastic, although Junior was being prompted, but he was just a kid, Adaobi was pretty good too, very good actually!
Patience was in her element as well, you actually began to feel sorry for her, raising two girls alone, having to play mediator to the kids all the time. But i wanted to shake her half the time, "can't you tell something isn't right here?" "why is gloria always the one in trouble?" "why didn't you ask the boy why he was fighting your daughter in the street?" And when she got to the house and saw her child pregnant? tee hee! loved the scene.

I thought the movie was good, bringing out the human elements in our society as well. Karma's a b!+(#, ain't it? unfortunately most people who do this get away with it in Naija.
The consuming jealousy and hatred of one for another, the lengths one will go to achieve what they think is rightfully theirs. Ah, but punishment comes slow and sweet!
The seduction of man! and how a man forgets his children and obligationsto them real quick when something sweeter comes along.

Maybe because I was watching the movie in the evening, but the scenes with Omo T's ghost appearing scared the living daylights out of me!! The sound effect when she appeared, her face in a couple of the scenes! Jehova!! I had to call on Jesus a couple of times when she appeared. Jesu!! And when the teacher was dreaming?

questions to ponder (and hopefully answer)
1. would omoT have played the bad girl role played by Nnaji as well? I've got this image of omoT and I don't see her playing "wicked" roles like that.
2. why was umez's character portrayed as having no spine/backbone at all? your children need you, you sense something is wrong with them and you want to get permission from a woman you are not even married to before you go and see them? what rubbish! for a man who was supposed to be caring, that was the one let down for me.
 

Thickmadam

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#70
Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on the movie so I can watch it.
em, abeg clarify o...are you saying that genny is more convincing in her bad girl roles because she can be a wicked person as opposed to OmoT? (just curious)
I agree with you that Genny made the movie. But OmoT made a formidable ghost. That last scene! man!!
and yes, the blind scene involving the teacher was great.
Genny killed me with laughter when she kept on referring to her as "nwa teacher". :excite
great movie all around.


Dakha said:
ThickM, you need to see Omot in "ALL MY LIFE" and you will know that Omot can act equally bad. But comparing the two movies, Genny is more convincing in her bad girl role, than Omot, maybe because people know that the all-loving Omot can not be a wicked person....it is just acting.

I'd give Genny 60% credit and Omot 40% in Blood Sisters. It was Genny that really made the movie. I actually like the scene with the blind Genny and the school teacher...I like the dialoque and it was really natural. Like the sound track too.
 
#71
vince said:
Ok,i have watched the following movies:
1)Market Sellers
2)Working for love
3)Blood Sisters
4)I Belong
5)Rising Sun
6)Under Fire
BigM,which of his movies have you seen?
I've seen all these films.I've also seen TOUCHING LOVE,THROWING STONES and LOVE AFTER LOVE.I think these are all nice movies.I always look forward to his films. :cool:
 

Thickmadam

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#72
chikere seems to have this knack of delievering time after time with his movies.
which makes me wonder:
does he have any formal training? did he go to school for this? he's had a couple of misses and near-misses, but majority of the time, he seems to deliever.
so...my question:
does he have any formal training?
 
#73
why is it that he features in most of his films like andi chukwu?Please give new actors a chance to make a living and for you to discover their talents too.I rest my case
 

Dakha

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#74
Thickm, I couldn't have said it any better than you did oo luxlove: And about the maskman jumping on her...abi he be her rising sun...so he wan begin rise in her :roll I believe he thought that was what she needed when she said she thought her feelings were dead..and now he was her rising sun. Gr8 movie and I love it toooo much.
Thickmadam said:
Where do i start? (this is going to be long so please don't tell me how long it is or ask me to summarize it)

I saw the movie. I cried. I laughed. And then I fell in love.

The characters, ALL OF THEM no exception, did a most wonderful job. Very wonderful. I swear for most of the movie, I forgot it was G. Nnaji I was watching.
Her pain? Ah! she conveyed it well, I felt it.
When she cried? My own tears fell.
When she smiled? Yes!! **fists pumping in air** I smiled.

I didn't think that anything was done overboard. It was wonderfully paced, man it flowed!!! and the flashback was a nice touch.
The story was tragic and wonderfully told. Nnaji was EXCELLENT in this film, in my opinion. For me, she redeemed herself with this role.
In addition to vince's comments, this story brings to the forefront, our penchant for labelling anything that we do not understand. We either fear it, or we destroy it.

It was so heart wrenching at the market scene when she pushed away those cowries when the woman paid her extra. EVEN I BELIEVED SHE WAS CRAZY AT THAT POINT.

Here is a woman who is almost mad from the pain of loosing a husband and a beloved child on the same day!!! Who can bear that? who can go through that and the stigma of being accused of a witch because of, to quote her "a mark of beauty from the gods", being chased away from your home and the one person who believed in you, and still remain sane?

Oh yeah, she did a most wonderful job.
My heart broke every time she went to the child and gave him food. and called him Okwii!!! Man!!
I felt like going to her and wiping her tears whenever she cried "I killed him, I killed them". I was like "No you didn't...it wasn't your fault". My husband was like "who are you talking to?"
Or was it the time she ran as if she could run from her memories?? They kept on haunting her.

The death of her family was movingly done. Her face when she realized her husband was gone? Brilliant. Me i no know whether na sequence or organza, but that scene where the tragedy took place?(vince called it tragic sequence) brilliant, brilliant I tell you.

I loved the village scene. That was the beauty of the movie. If this was set in modern times, the movie would have been an absolute flop.

When she asked Okonkwo if he could kill death for her...man!!! deep.

Okonkwo did an absolutely wonderful job, just the right touch of arrogance.

I didn't know Nnaji could dance that well.

Vince, I tend to disagree with you about the concept not being fully exploited. But then again I'm not a professional like you. How else could it have been developed? It was well done.
Again I disagree with you about the relationship being developed more. How else could it have developed past what the woman was ready to go? It was done right jo. If it had developed any further or faster than what they showed in the movie, believe me, it would have spoilt it some.

All in all, powerful performances by both Nnaji and Okonkwo.
I'm even considering opening an account at her website just to let her know how powerful her performance was in this movie. (but i won't. she's already got more than her share of adoring fans)

Never mind that this had a village scene.
Never mind that the most overused actress was used in this movie.
Never mind that Kenneth Okonkwo has appeared in crappy films of late.
Never mind that I watched crappy movies all week.
You have to watch this movie if only to see something refreshing and different.

Thumbs up to Tchidi Chikere for directing a most wonderful movie.
 

Thickmadam

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#75
sorry for resurecting old posts, but all this talk on Love After Love made me get a bit nostalgic for the old days when we were able to review movies objectively and actually have discourse on the movies without slinging insults or making the thread all about one star or the other, and made me want to look up reviews on the movies i loved.

Vince, since we have an influx of new "directors" on the market, perhaps you can start this again? reviewing directors? and their works?

Did Tchidi Chikere go to school for directing?

I have read any interviews with him, but i'd like to read an interview between him and Sola, that would be a powerful read.

i just want to ask him where he gets his stories from (i haven't seen any of his new movies where he acted but i hear he is improving,) and i'd also like to ask him why he wants to act in his movies.

I just think he is a great director and a good storyteller.

Ah! Rising Sun.
Wonderful movie.
 

takestyle

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#76
i'd say the only two writers/directors in Nollywood i actually admire are Tchidi Tchikere and Ebereonwu...

well... anyway, i admire their writing. not so much their directing (even though they seem much better than the average Nollywood hack) (i guess Lancelot is a pretty good director too)
 

takestyle

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#77
wh-wh-WHAT????

after typing my last reply, i decided to check and see what else Ebereonwu has been up to lately since i really enjoyed his Discord (well, the part one i was able to watch, anyway)

needless to say i got a bit of a rude shock :(
 

takestyle

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#80
Yeah, Ebereonwu passed on. Beautiful mind we lost there. Nice guy too.
damn shame... apart from being an excellent writer, he always expressed well-thought-out, provocative and pragmatic views in his interviews. i was looking forward to locking minds with him someday...

man... learning of this almost a year later has really ruined my day.
 
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