I’m just assuming this is going to turn into multiple parts. Shivaay I’m going to knock out in one looooooooooong post, but this movie is a lot more interesting than that one. If you aren’t down for a detailed shot by shot moment by moment discussion, you can check out my quick spoiler review and No Spoilers review I already wrote for ADHM.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
You ready to get spooooooooooky? Well, kind of. I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films. Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films. And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them. So let’s see what I can do with what I have.
Karan Flexes His International Muscles
Overseas Box Office report is out! Woo! And it proves either that Ajay has failed, or that Ranbir is the rising star, or really it’s all about Karan. I’m pretty sure it’s all about Karan.
Happy 2 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!
Happy 2 Days to Shahrukh’s birthday! My two favorite people in Shahrukh’s life! (not counting his kids, because they got yesterday’s post)
Monday Morning Questions! Shahrukh Week!
Happy 3 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!
Three, three, what could I do for 3? Oh! I know!
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil NO SPOILERS Review
I put up my Spoilers review first, for once, because I wanted a place for people who had already seen the movie to discuss it. But now it’s time for a review for people who haven’t seen the movie yet, and are curious what other people think about it. But NO SPOILERS. Because the plot is very carefully constructed to build point to point, and if you do decide to see the movie, you should try to go in fresh.
HAPPY DIWALI!!!!! And more importantly, HAPPY AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL AND SHIVAAY RELEASE WEEKEND!!!! But also, HAPPY DIWALI!
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil SPOILER Review: Seriously, Don’t Read if You Haven’t Seen, the Ending Should Surprise You
Normally I’m not that careful about spoilers on this blog. I flag them when I put them into a post, I put up spoiler and non-spoiler reviews, but I don’t care if you read the spoiler review before you see the movie, or if you put a spoil in a comment, or whatever. However, in this case, I’d like to try to keep the experience that Karan carefully crafted for the audience. So I’m putting up this review early, so everyone who has seen it has a place to think about and talk about the film as a whole. And then the other review will be for people who haven’t seen the movie yet, but are planning to.
Happy 4 Days Until Shahrukh’s Birthday!
I got pretty silly yesterday. Let’s see if I can pull it back and be serious. The most admirable things Shahrukh has done.
Shivaay Review (SPOILERS): A Radical Statement About Fathers and Daughters and Mothers
I’m going to put up a full summary later, probably today or tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s a review for people who’ve seen the movie, or are never planning to see the movie and don’t care about SPOILERS.
Shivaay Review (NO SPOILERS): Mind-Blowing Action, Mind-Numbing Dialogue, Not Enough Masala
I saw Shivaay tonight! Because it was the practical thing to do based on theater schedules, even though everyone else is seeing ADHM. I’m glad I saw it, not necessarily glad I saw it before ADHM.
Happy 5 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!
Okay, getting down to the wire, and a little bit silly as the excitement builds, you ready for my 5 favorite aspects of Shahrukh’s appearance?
ADHM and Shivaay News From the Front!
Little bits of news have started to burble out, as they do during opening day of major releases. What did the public think, how are ticket sales, etc. etc. And, of course, are there massive violent protests or not?
Tata Family Saga in Filmi Terms
Okay, I finally gave in and actually clicked on one of those articles about the Tata Company implosion. And then I had to go back to my old friend wikipedia to confirm what I thought I remembered, that this is all a bit of a family feud. And yep! Everyone is related! MESSY!
OK Kanmani: Seriously, How Will this Work in a Different Language?
I watched this movie months and months ago when it first arrived on American Netflix, but that was before I was blogging seriously so I didn’t pay very close attention. I wanted to watch it again, now that the remake will be releasing soon (January 13th), and think about how this film could possibly be remade.
Happy 6 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!
Well, I already did favorite performances in films, this is something slightly different, favorite characters. Favorite characters who I would love no matter who played them.
“Ugh” and “Aww” Videos
Two videos just popped up in world, one of them so bad I feel the need to share it and get moral support to survive it. And the other so good that it seemed like my moral duty to put it out there.
KRK Continues to be Krappy
I normally don’t use bad language, but I couldn’t resist the alliteration! And really, the man is less than scum.
Happy 7 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday!
My 7 favorite Shahrukh co-stars! Obviously, you know who number one is. But the others may surprise you! (I’ve been doing this for 9 days now, 16 favorite films here, 15 favorite fanvids here, 14 favorite pictures here, 13 sad facts here, 12 happy facts here, 11 best films here, 10 best quotes here, 9 best performances here, 8 best ads here)
Live in Alabama? Mail in your Registration form TODAY!!!!
The mail in registration form must be received by 11 days before the election. Or, in other words, this Saturday. So, fill out the form and mail it in TODAY!!! Follow this link for directions.
(as with all these posts, please PLEASE follow the link, even if you think you may have missed your state deadline, I could have miss-counted the days or there could be a loophole that will let you register after all!!!)
Weekend Box Office: Hilariously Bad
It’s been a bad fall. Because, as my continuing series of posts indicates, the industry is STUPID. Constantly giving too much money and screens to big dumb films, and not enough money and screens to small smart films. But this weekend is so bad, it’s just funny!
Geethanjali: Not a Story about Death, or a Story about Life, but a Story about Love
Mani Ratnam strikes again! Another great romance with a complicated heroine and interesting supportive hero. Oh, and I am going to assume for this entire review that you at least know the big thing that is revealed 10 minutes into the film, so if you are obsessive about SPOILERS and don’t even want to know that, DON’T READ ANY MORE!!! But if you are fine with the 10 minute in reveal, but want to be protected from what happens in the remaining 113 minutes, keep going until the usual SPOILER marker.
Have I mentioned I’m a Cubs Fan?
So, slightly slowing on the watching/writing about new movies this week, since all my evenings are devoted to the World Series. I’m not much of a Cubs fan, more as a kind of family tradition (4th generation! On both sides!) than as a thing I enjoy. But I do make a point of watching/listening to every game if they make it to post-season. Which has only happened 4 times in my lifetime, so it’s not a real big commitment.
Kaabil Trailer: Isn’t it Kind of a Waste for Hrithik to be Married to a Blind Woman?
Kaabil trailer! I would say “hey! What’s with all the trailers this week?” But I know what’s with all the trailers, they are coming out a couple of days before the Diwale releases, so there will be buzz and excitement to see them on the big screen attached to the big Diwale releases.