I don’t care that no one else cares! I am going to write a post for my own satisfaction about the Vanderpump Rules drama, and then loosely tie it in to universal social ideas, Indian film, and hating Ranbir Kapoor (all our favorite things).Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Pathaan! 8am Chicago Time! Join Me!
Pathaan!!!!! Normally I’d say “if no one shows up in 15 minutes, I’ll cancel”. But I’ve been looking forward to watching this, so I don’t care if no one shows up, I’ll just happily watch by myself.Continue reading
Shahrukh and Sex and Power and Romance Update: In the Newest Phase of His Career, What Does Sex Mean?
Thank you Naina for suggesting this post! I wrote a post a few years back on how Shahrukh uses his sexuality onscreen and how it has developed, but it is time for an update based on his latest movies, especially Pathaan. (original post is here)Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong of Pathaan! 8am Chicago Time! Join When You Can!!!
Happy Pathaan Week!!!! No doy, we are watching it for our watchalong this week. You have no other choice.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Day that PATHAAN IS ON PRIME???
HAPPY PATHAAN DAY!!!! It’s on PRIME!!! I’m so happy. Now I can make everyone I know who didn’t see it in theaters, see it on streaming.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on the Spring Solstice?
Happy Monday!!! It’s been a bit of a day, as you can see by me writing this post in the late afternoon. But also, Spring Solstice!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: De De Pyaar De! 8am Chicago Time!!!
Happy Sunday! It’s still chilly in Chicago, I am very happy to have a nice slow morning with Tabu and Ajay.Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day: The Quiet Man Remake, Dowry thoughts, Immigrants, Lots of stuff
I’m gonna assume most Americans have seen The Quiet Man, as it is the standard Saint Patrick’s Day feel good film classic. If you haven’t, you should! It’s very pretty.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: 8am Chicago Time! De De Pyaar De!
Yaaaaaay, watchalong!!!! And yaaaaaaaay, Tabu!!!!! Very excited about this, wee bit nervous that no one will be able to come since it is a busy weekend.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, De De Pyaar De, or Dostana!
Three very different movies! And, hopefully, y’all will be interested in one of them. At least interested enough to wake up early on a Sunday!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching (one day late): What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday!!!! On Thursday!!! Clearly, I have been reading and watching and thinking too much, and not doing enough writing.Continue reading
Happy Pi Day!!!! Favorite Pie of Each SRK Character!
Desserts and SRK! What could be better? And pie seems like something everyone will pick different, so let’s consider which character would most like which flavors.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Enjoy My Finally Clean House!!!
Happy Monday!!! I had cleaners come in this morning, which was AMAZING. All the grime of the kitchen deconstruction, neatly removed, and my house looks pleasant again. Well, until the next batch of workman come through and mess it up.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na! Light, Happy, a Good Wake Up on the Day to Spring Forward! 7:30am Chicago Time (Don’t Forget the Time Change!)
Oh my, I forgot the time change. And then I remembered. And more importantly, my phone remembered, so I am actually awake.Continue reading
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar Review (SPOILERS): What’s Up With That End Credits Song?
This is a really REALLY good script. Not the usual “obstacle, overcome, obstacle” sort of script, more a free floating series of events tied together by a central character conflict. And the character conflict is REAL. It’s not a “stupid people plot” reason, it’s a real life thing that is a real life problem. Until the end credits song which doesn’t even seem to fit with the depth of the rest of the film.Continue reading
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar Review (No Spoilers): Yet Another Luv Ranjan Feminist Fable! He’s the BEST!!!
I’m worried people will read that headline and think it’s sarcastic. It’s not! Luv Ranjan is like Chuck Lorre in that it is cool to dismiss their work, but if you actually objectively watch it, they are the opposite of what everyone says about them.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Ranbir! Is He The Worst, or, alternatively, The Worst?
I don’t care that I am anti-meanspirited gossip and so on and so forth! Ranbir is the exception! As he is so proud of telling us, he is Different From Other Stars.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na! Since Subconsciously I Must Have Wanted It, 7:30am Chicago Time!
Happy Friday! On yesterday’s post I wrote “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” when I meant “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, like a FOOL. But now I’m thinking about it and thinking “yeah, I want to see that movie again”. So let’s just do it!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Something Soothing, Any Ideas?
Yes, let’s do a watchalong! Only, I’m tired and still a little sinus-y, so a nice light watchalong. What’s a good light happy soothing movie we could watch?Continue reading
Sinus Infection Discussion Post: What Movie is Best For Making You Cry?
I’m dealing with a brutal sinus infection. So bad I thought it might be strep, but today it moved into my nose so I know it isn’t. Anyway, in addition to treating it with accupuncture and Eucalyptus essential oils and so on, I’m thinking I need a good flushing things out cry. What movies should I watch for that?Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on International Woman’s Day???
Happy Wednesday! I just had a nice long hot shower and I feel so nice. Showers are magic!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Full Week of March???
Happy Monday!!!! I am so tired. 8 days in California, and somehow I already have jetlag. Or whatever it is called when you are in a different time zone and now you are in another time zone.Continue reading
Happy Friday! A Variety of Vacation Topics!
Happy Friday! Tomorrow I get up pre-dawn and fly back to Chicago and get to see Albie Dog again. But today, site seeing!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to While I Enjoy California Sunshine (Finally!)?
Happy Wednesday! And also, happy first full sunny day since I have been in CA!!!! It actually feels like a vacation, and this afternoon we might go to a beach!Continue reading
The Romantics Review/Discussion Post! Confirmation of Everything We Have Ever Thought/Felt About Hindi Film
This is an excellently made documentary. Just, very very solid. Tells a cohesive story entirely through multiple interviews stitched together, and cohesive mini-stories within each of the 4 episodes. It’s the kind of thing that used to be an Event and my family would sit down and watch it every week on PBS. Intelligent, clear, informative, and fully fully factchecked and researched.Continue reading