This just came up in comments and I thought “hey, I’ve never really reviewed it!” So now I will.
Monthly Archives: November 2018
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.
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.
Friday Classics: Delhi 6, A Cry for Humanism
I did it! I figured out the message of Delhi 6! It was right there in front of me all the time! Also, I figured out the main problem (Sonam and Abhishek have terrible chemistry).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISA/BOLLYWOOD NEWBIE!!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a wonderful day you chose to be born!!! Nicely snuggled between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but a safe distance from both. Like a well-timed movie release.
I’m back! I’m cheerful again! Existential crisis over. Stop worrying about me! It’s gonna be a great day, and my Delhi 6 review will be going up shortly. And tonight I will have the great joy of NOT seeing 2.0, and thus saving lots of money and time.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Fawad!!!!! A Challenging Game For Is All in Your Honor: Sweater or Scarf or Suit?
Have I mentioned this before? The way I recognize Pakistani movie posters/trailers? When it is a really hot guy in a scarf and/or a sweater and/or perfect suit, it’s Pakistani.
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.
Thursday Discussion Post: No Rules November! (and December) What Should I Write About While No One’s Reading?
This is something I discovered a year ago and am trying to make my peace with. Goofing off on internet time goes down for people between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And thus, my blog feels suddenly like a bit of a ghost town. But this year, I am leaning into it!
Hey, Karan Johar Read My Idea! Sort Of
Well, huh. This is a weird thing. A legitimate real paid writer took one of my ideas and put in a little hyperlink to it and used it in their legitimate paid writing, and then Karan Johar re-tweeted and appreciated it. So, a compliment? But also a bit of “I wish I could get paid for my ideas”. Oh well.
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.
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
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To This Week?
Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to get through this week. And at the end of it, 2.0!!!! Probably on Saturday. I am moderately interested in it, but not $25 ticket interested. So I’m waiting for the cheap Saturday matinees.
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.
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?”
Happy Christmas Season! Let’s Look at Christmas Fanvids!
I love Christmas, and I love Fanvids, but unfortunately it is very rare for the two of them to come together. But I do what i can! And what little I found is all in this post. (this is a reposted post)
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.
Hindi Film 101: Mahabharat and Ramayan Part 3, Bhishma’s Vow to Draupadi’s Hair
Okay, it’s the really really complicated one! And it’s supposed to be complicated, the Mahabharat is a challenge to us to understand the complexities of the world and the choices we make in it.
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.
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
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me The Monday Before 2.0?
Happy Monday! My life is finally in order thanks to the 4 day weekend. If I had one of these every month, I would always be on top of everything. Phew! Now, with all my excess energy and time, I can happily answer all your questions.
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.
Sunday ReRun Announcement: Manoranjan, Fun and Silly and Gloriously Rule-Breaking
Next Sunday, a fun one! A very irreverent one from the 70s, great comedy, great casting, great everything.
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!
Congrats to the SECOND Xmas Card Winner of 2019!!!!! ANGIE!!!!
This is not only the announcement post of this week’s winner, this is also the place to see the BEAUTIFUL STUNNING AMAZING card that last week’s winner got. Believe me, it is worth seeing.