Baaghi 2 Review (SPOILERS): Opens with Gaslight, Closes with Rambo

I’m awake, I’ve had a bagel for breakfast, I am ready to come back to this movie with spoilers.  I already put up a “no spoilers” review, you can read that if you want to go in really fresh, there are two big twists you might not want to miss out on.  However, the majority of the film is just action sequences you could predict from the trailer, so it may not be worth avoiding spoilers.

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Baaghi 2 Review (No Spoilers): A Good Movie for a Full Moon Night

So tired, so late, and yet I am staying up just a little bit longer so I can bring you my first review.  And therefore be able to sleep a little later tomorrow morning, comfortably aware that I already have a new post up.

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TGIF: Happy Passover! Ma Nishtana in Indian Film Format

Did you think I put up my traditional Good Friday “Hot Jesus” post and forgot my Jewish readers and Passover, on the very same day?  I would NEVER!!!!  And so a second TGIF post, based on the Ma Nishtana, the 4 questions part of the Haggadah, the instructions on how to properly celebrate Passover.

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TGIF: Happy Good Friday! Let’s Look at Hot Jesus Photos

Happy Good Friday! Posting this super early this week, because I know a lot of offices are closing early for the holiday.  And I also now that at least some of you are dealing with holiday stress and could really really use the distracting.  And so, welcome to my second annual Jesus themed TGIF post.  Designed to make you declare “Yes indeed, he is RISEN!!!!”

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Friday Classics: Aradhana, for Easter! Rebirth, Illegitimate Children, Very Jesus-y

Happy Friday! And also, Happy Good Friday!!! Easter this Sunday, which I will celebrate in my traditional style, by cleaning and eating a chocolate bunny. And by putting up this theme post. One of the best old classics, and also a very Easter-y plot.

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Female Lead Films in Hindi Outside of the Standard List

I already did action film and rom-com lists to match this.  My goal is, once you have finished the list of DVDs recommended on websites, or by the librarian, or handed to you in the DVD store, what next?  And there is a surprisingly long list of films with strong female central characters in Hindi film.

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Watching Wild Wild Country on Netflix? Here is the India Half of the Story

This is a little bit mean, it is Akshaye Khanna’s birthday today and I am reposting a post slamming his Dad.  But it’s really just a coincidence, I’m hearing from more and more people who are watching the Netflix documentary on OSHO, and it seems like a good time to make my article on the India years before and after Oregon available and prominent.

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Hindi Film 101: The 4 Stages of Life in India and How They Are in Movies

This is a strange little off-shoot of a discussion in the comments about Rani going back to work, and why this is so tough for her.  Which ended up relating back to how she is in the “householder” stage which is in fact the most restricted time of life, and then I realized that only makes sense if you know about the 4 Stages/Ashramas of life as expected in Indian society.

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Tuesday Telugu: Middle-Class Abbayi (MCA), Bhoomika Gets to Be the Hero!

Did you know HeroTalkies merged with YuppTV?  In some very vague way that I can’t fully understand and makes both websites impossible to navigate?  This is why I ended up watching MCA.  It was the only movie I was successfully able to find and play.  Well, and also Nani.  And also Sai.

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Monday Malayalam: Kilukkam, a Happy Malayalam Movie!!!! How is This Possible?????

I can’t believe it!!!!  An actual happy Malayalam film!  Or maybe I have just been worn down in my definition of “happy”, so that it now expands to accept illegitimate children, forced commitments to insane asylums, kidnapping, sibling murder, and so on.  But hey, it doesn’t end with the heroine being raped and/or the hero being arrested, or a sad song in the rain, so HAPPY. (you understand I kid because I love, right?  Malayalam movies are beautiful and brilliant but MAN can they be depressing sometimes!)

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News Round-Up: More Rape Stories, Bad Luck Hits Film Sets, Copyright Confusion

Happy Monday!  I haven’t done a news post in a while, but I have been reading the news.  Rest assured that all the various big stories have been processed in my brain, I just choose not to address all of them.  These few here are the ones I find interesting.

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Monday Morning Questions Post: Baaghi 2 Week! What is the Worst Movie You Have Every Suffered Through for a Friend?

Happy Monday!  Today is the day my parents leave for vacation for a week, and my friend comes back from a week of vacation.  And the day I hear back from the shelter about the ultimatum I gave them over the Dang Dog.  Such excitement!  And I have a question for you unrelated to all of that.

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Venting Post: You Ever Had a Week Where Everything Went Wrong?

Gaaaaah!  The 3rd or 4th or 5th or 200th small thing just went wrong for me this week.  I hate that!  When everything is just slightly off and then doesn’t work.  So you get to listen to me vent because that will make me feel better.  And also explain why there have been so many reruns this week, because I’ve been wasting my time on other stuff that ended up being pointless.

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Silly Sunday Sequels for Rani! Chalte Chalte, Talaash, Bunty Aur Babli, and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

I’m excited!  Lots of fun options here!  Not just epilogues and alternative endings, but straight up separate movie plots following up on the same characters.

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