Friday Classics Announcement! Mere Brother Ki Dulhan! Silly Fun and Cute, Description of the Movie and Katrina’s Character

This just came up in comments and I thought “hey, I’ve never really reviewed it!”  So now I will.

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Sunday ReRun Announcement! Jaan-E-Mann! Super Late So I Don’t Expect Most of You to Watch It But Who Cares It’s December!

Oops, totally forgot to schedule something for this Sunday.  So you all have only a little bit of time to watch the movie in advance, if you want to.  Or of course you can watch it later and just swing back to the review once you do.  Anyway, it doesn’t really matter, because this is a review of a movie I love love love and I am putting it up as a gift for me me me.

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TGIF Annual Holiday Season ReRun: Men in Beards! Like SANTA!!!

It’s the annual (and sometimes other random times in the year) treat!!!!!  Men in Beards!  For Christmas!  Like SANTA!!!  Yes, I know it isn’t Christmas yet, but I just barely managed to finish my Delhi 6 review at work and I still have to do blechy end of month work stuff today, so you are going to have to be happy with a TGIF rerun (although there’s a couple new photos).  If you want something new, check out Fawad’s Birthday Post.

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My Identity Crisis Continues, Is the Problem That I Have Forgotten How to Make Myself “Nice”? Or is the Problem That I Spent too Long Being Nice?

Again, it’s Christmas time, no one is reading, this is like writing in my diary or to a few trusted friends instead of to the whole group of casual readers.  Anyway, I’m not seeing 2.0 until Saturday, so there’s nothing else to post about.

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Hindi/Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada 101 RePost: Rajinikanth Part 2, Homeless to Millionaire (in honor of the release of 2.0)

I already put up my part 1, which I am sure was not fully accurate and certainly not complete.  But it is my stab at somehow pulling together what little I know into a cohesive whole, in the hopes that it starts a conversation and I can learn more from you all.

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Hindi/Tamil/Kannada/Malayalam/Telugu Film 101 RePost: Rajinikanth’s Life, Part 1 Bus Conductor to Movie Star (in Honor of 2.0 Releasing)

Well, I did it!  I finally finished my Rajinikanth biography!  Now I just have the Savitri, Hema Malini, and Shashi Kapoor biography on my to do pile.  Plus various other film books that aren’t star memoirs.  Anyway, now I am ready to very tentatively try to put together some kind of narrative of Rajinikanth’s life, based on the movies I have watched (far more than I realized!), and this book, and information I gathered elsewhere

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Hindi Film 101: Ramayan and Mahabharat Part 4, Karna, the Saddest and Best Character

The Mahabharat is so complex, each character is the lead in their own story, and each character (of the many many characters) could easily have their own post.  But I am going to restrain myself and just focus on the two most intriguing (to me) characters of the epic who are not part of the Pandavas or the Kauravas, Krishna and Karna.

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Tamil RePost: Robot/Enthiran! Read My Review of the First One Before the Second Releases; I did NOT Like It

I finally saw Robot!  I think it might be one of those movies that you miss out too much if you don’t watch it at the exact right moment.  Watching it now, just a few years later, the special effects seem dated, the song sequences not so great, and even Rajni Sir’s performance is not as good as it could be.  Remember, I am coming off of seeing him in Kabali, where he not only played his age, he played a layered real complicated version of himself.  I mean, this performance is great, the best part of the movie for sure, but I kept thinking “why are you doing this when I know you could do so much better?”

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News Round-Up: Shahid Looks Young, 4 Women Make a Film Together, Angie’s Mind is Going to Explode in Anger

This is mostly just because there is one news story here that is so perfectly crafted to make frequent commentator Angie very angry that I couldn’t resist it.  And then I threw in two others just to fluff up the post.

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 Happy Cyber Monday! You Know What Would Be a Good Gift? MY BOOK!!!!

It really would!  Especially if you have been trying to explain to your family and friends why you like these movies and take them seriously.  Let me make the explanation for you!  It will save you so much energy and anger.  Or, you can buy it as a Christmas gift to yourself, and then have handy talking points all ready for all the family gatherings.

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Raees Reviews Combined and Reposted, I Think It Went Wrong At the Election Sequence

I wrote 3 reviews of Raees in rapid succession, before doing a detailed scene by scene.  For us all to have a chance to remember it and talk about it before Zero, I am going to combine all 3 reviews in one handy place!  Even with the combining, BE WARNED!!!  This is a LONG review. Continue reading

Katching Up With Koffee: Janhvi and Arjun, Get Ready to Want to Give Them Both a Big Hug!

Oh my, that was a tearjerker!  And not in a forced obvious way, but just because it’s so sad, and so happy at the same time.  And I am so glad Karan eased them through it and now the first interview is done and they have it behind them.

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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: A Movie Both More and Less Realistic Than Usual

Yaaaay!  One of my all time favorite movies!  I really hope some of you like it enough to talk about it, or (even better) where inspired to watch it because I scheduled this post.  It’s so good!  And no one ever talks about it!

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