Spyder Review (No SPOILERS): An Action Movie About Human Connections

Well, this was an actual good movie!  A no shortcuts, no lack of imagination, no lack of quality, straight up good movie.  How refreshing!  Something I could see myself going to with my parents, or seeing a second time just on my own.  Not flawless, but actually really really good!  It’s been awhile since I had that.  Certainly better than the movie I saw last night. (Spoiler review for this going up on Tuesday, the usual Tuesday Telugu)

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Judwaa 2 Review (SPOILERS): Salman Steals the Film

The mere fact of Salman being in this film isn’t a spoiler, right?  That’s been so heavily promoted that you can’t escape it?  The exact manner of his appearance has not been promoted, but I’ll tell you that.  The rest of the plot, definitely spoilers.  Yes, even if you have seen the original. (review of the original Judwaa here and no spoiler review of Judwaa 2 here)

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Tom Alter Dies, Hindi Cinema Has Lost One of Its Outstanding Actors

Asmita just alerted me in the comments that Tom Alter has passed away.  Which immediately brought up his face in my head.  He has been in sooooooo many movies.  And he did such a good job in them! (If you are interested in seeing a recent performance, he was in M Cream which is now on Netflix)

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New JHMS Deleted Scene! And New Theory! (both courtesy of Claudia)

This whole post is basically Claudia.  She alerted me to the new deleted scene and, a few days back, she sent me a very lengthy detailed analysis that I have been trying to find a good place to post.  And so I am putting her video, and her analysis, together with my analysis of the video, and calling it a post. (full Jab Harry Met Sejal coverage index here)

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Watching Wednesday (on Thursday, Sorry Sorry! Very Late): What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking This Week?

Happy Thursday!  I was so excited by the new deleted scene yesterday that I totally forgot to put up my watching post.  So here it is today, and hopefully SRK doesn’t distract us again.  Which leads to my question for you: what is your story of a movie/movie related thing that distracted you from a real life responsibility?

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Another Deleted Scene!!!! Shahrukh Must Be Very Concerned About my View Counts

Remember how all the teaser trailer releases were coded love messages from SRK to me?  Well, I think these deleted scenes might be as well!  He knew my view count was going down with no big releases for the past few weeks and, to help me out, he is posting these videos.  Oh, and also to help me, a nice commentator has given us a TRANSLATION!!!! (full coverage of Jab Harry Met Sejal here)

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Box Office: Bhoomi Goes Bust, Nikki Zaildar 2 goes ZAM!

Another week, more of the same.  Hindi big releases are record breakingly bad, small releases hold steady in weeks 4-5-6.  And Telugu films look good by comparison but really aren’t. But the real interesting story is the little Punjabi film that is breaking records.  (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Monday Malayalam: Avidathepole Ivideyum, I Am Still in Love With 80s Mohanlal

Oh young Mohanlal!  Why are you so wonderful?  One of my first Malayalam films was Aalkkoottathil Thaniye which is mostly a Mammootty film, but in his two scenes, Mohanlal stole the show for me.  And now with them as equal actors, I am even more convinced that Mohanlal is the one for me.  At least, in the 1980s.  Haven’t made a decision yet for the other eras.

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Om Shanti Om Mini-Review, Everything is Fake But the Feelings

Well, my view counts are down!  Stupid bad Hindi new releases, ruining my blog.  Anyway, in a painfully obvious attempt to woo readers, I am putting up a tiny quickie review of one of the big hits of the past that I haven’t happened to cover before.  Om Shanti Om!

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