I am getting more and more fond of Allu Arjun with every movie. He has this attitude like he is playing someone playing a movie hero, you know? It’s all just slightly exaggerated, and I love it.
Monthly Archives: July 2018
Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Your Story is so Universal, It Will Translate to Hindi Film
I wrote this Fanfic ages ago and not many people read it. But I figure if it is ever going to get any attention, Harry Potter’s birthday is the best chance.
Discussion Post: Who Are the Most Feminist Actresses in India?
Thanks to Alisa/Bollywood Newbie for the idea! I always think it is good to give positive feedback, so let’s talk about what actresses we admire most for what they have done for women. Maybe it will just be me and Alisa going back and forth, but we’ll have a good time and that is good enough.
News Round-Up: Priyanka and Her Evil Twin Priyanka, Aish and Abhi, KriArj and Fanney Khan, Hrithik and Tiger, Akki and Bebo
This is usually the day I do my box office report, but I went over to BH to get the numbers and ran into a bunch of news stories I thought I should talk about first. So box office is coming, eventually, but first news for us!
Monday Malayalam: Molly Aunty Rocks, The Middle-Aged NRI Woman Is Here to Save Us
Interesting movie. Some of it I liked, some of it I didn’t, but most of all it had a middle aged working woman heroine going up against a young single guy antagonist! Very odd combination, very satisfying.
Dog Hazel Update Because I Don’t Want to Do Work, Join Me in Procrastination!
I’ve got a church thing that’s blowing up a little bit, and I should be calling people and asking them for money for my job, and I also should be working on my Monday Malayalam review, but I don’t want to do any of that! I want to look at pictures of Dog Hazel. And if you feel the same way, this is the post for you. Or, you can go look at the last post and comment over there. The point is, I need procrastination buddies!
Quick Discussion Post: Multi-starrers, how do we rank the heroes as potential husbands? Amar Akbar Anthony to Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna
It’s Monday, I feel the need for a distraction from work. And anonymous and I have just been discussing an important issue that I feel deserves the full attention of us all: Is Jimmy Shergill or Jugal Hansraj better in Mohabbatein? And, on the other end, is Uday Chopra or Amitabh worse? This made me realize that we really need to hash this out for multiple films.
Trailers! Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, and Genius and Nawabzaade Songs
Trailer time! All of this are old and late, but I don’t care, I still want to hear what you have to say about them.
Monday Morning Questions: Anything You Want to Ask Me, About Sonu Nigam or Otherwise
Happy Monday! Now is the point in the summer when I start to think “oh thank goodness, a weekend when I DON’T have to go outside and have fun”. Which is next weekend. Except that I am also doing the church service, so actually I’ve got about 6 hours already gone. Sigh.
Happy Birthday Sonu Nigam! 30 Songs to Show I Love You!
How is this the first time I remembered to celebrate Sonu’s birthday? Oh well, to make up for it, I will do 30 songs, to match his birth date of July 30th.
Silly Sunday: Happy Birthday Sanjay, Here is My Best Sanjay FanFic EVER
Sorry sorry sorry! Yesterday just completely wiped me out (22 guests is too many guests, especially when one of them has severe dementia and 4 of them are small children). So I literally have not left my bed all day, and every time I try to think straight and come up with a brilliant fanfic, it all just sort of floats away from me. So I am doing a reprint and failing you, my faithful readers. Oh well, at least it is a really good reprint, based on Daboo Ratnani photos and Sanjay Dutt and his dog. Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: What Are We All Thinking About Today?
Need a break from weekend fun? Have stuff that can’t wait for Monday to talk about? This is the place!
TGIF: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, Who Has the Best Hair?
I did eyes last week, and now I guess I am just moving up on the body? Seems like maybe it would make more sense to move down, but I have far stronger opinions about hair than I do about noses.
Stop the Presses: Priyanka Out of Bharat!!!!! And Also Engaged
One of these things has a much greater effect on my life than the other. Totally throws my Bharat plans for a loop, and probably throws everyone’s Bharat plans for a loop. Including the Bharat team.
Friday Classics: Balu Mahi, A Woman Riding Ahead of Her Man
What a ridiculous over the top super fun movie! It’s not clever, not like Teefa was. But it’s the same kind of “oh why not?” attitude towards plot and songs and everything else. Makes me excited to see what Pakistani films come up with next.
Light Post: Let’s Recommend Songs to Each Other!
Filmilibrarian just said in a comment that she was trying to get back to listening to more music, and we had a nice exchange about the songs we like. And since I just put up my Ali Zafar post and need something to decompress with, and something to make us all a community even if we disagree, I thought it might be nice to have a little friendly “lets all enjoy stuff together” post.
Teefa in Trouble Review (SPOILERS): A Film With No Stakes, Just Fun
Don’t read the SPOILER review! Not if you have a chance of seeing the movie. There are a lot of delightful twists that are all the more fun for being surprises. Instead, read the no spoiler review here. Oh, and if you want to talk about Ali Zafar as a person, you can do that on my special post on him here.
New YouTube Video! Box Office Post
Just throwing this up here so I have something ready to go while I am working on other longer posts. You can watch it if you want to see me talk, but there’s no new information. Or new Dog Hazel.
Teefa in Trouble Review (No Spoilers): A Wonderful Cartoon Playbox for Ali Zafar to Play in and Invite the Audience Along
First, if you want to talk about Ali’s personal issues, jump over to this post. I put it up specially so I could segregate Ali-the-person discussion from Ali-the-actor/director/producer. Separate from that, read this review and not the SPOILER review if you can’t see the movie! It’s a great film with a lot of surprising twists and deserves to be watched with fresh eyes.
Hindi Film 101: Ali Zafar Sexual Harassment Post Before I Review His New Movie
I hate these controversies, because everyone gets very excited by the first statement, and then forgets to follow the story and loses track of the follow-up. And I don’t want my review of Ali’s new movie (which I LOVED) to get bogged down in going over and over and over this stuff. So let’s get it out of the way first.
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading, Watching, and Thinking This Week?
Happy Wednesday! I stayed out way way way too late last night watching a movie in theaters that I LOVED (reviews going up at some point today). So, I am a bit sleep-deprived, but I am never too tired to hear from you all. Tell me about your lives!
Trailers! Some Old, Some Very Old, and One New
I know I know, lots of little posts today and only one substantive one. Sorry! Some days are just like that. But at least it gives me a chance to catch up on trailers.
Silly Sunday Voting Post: What Book/Film Should My Imagination Remake Next?
I am very pleased with this week’s post, but it didn’t get many viewers, and maybe that is because it was a totally new story? People do tend to like remakes and sequels. It’s why we got Dhadak, after all. So I need suggestions of what to remake or rewrite or write a sequel for!
Happy Police Day in Poland! From Shahrukh, Akshay, Shahid, Nivin, Ajay, John, Rani, and Others
I think maybe I should just accept that Tuesdays will always be horrible. After last week’s terrible Tuesday, I’m having another “can’t think straight because so much is happening” day at work. So I am going to be lazy and do a post just for Angie, National Police Day in Poland. Well, Angie and all of us who enjoy attractive movie stars in police uniform.
Box Office: Dhadak Does Dull, Sanju Sinks, Soorma Fails to Win the Race
Bad week all around! Sanju is slowing way way down, Dhadak is not a hit (no matter what everyone is saying), and Soorma is a big flop. Bad week to own a movie theater.