Thank you Filmikudhi for mentioning this book! It was a very good (and very quick) read. You can buy it for almost no money here. Really, check it out! Less than $2 and less than a 2 hour read.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2019
Super Deluxe Review (No Spoilers): Everything is Connected and Everything is Broken
Out of all the movies in the world, I picked this one. Because it started at 7pm, unlike all the other movies I wanted to watch which started at 10pm. It was fate!Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Raazi! Alia’s FilmFare Winning Role!
Well, this was a shockingly good movie! I highly highly highly recommend it. Also, I am now in love with Vicky Kaushal.Continue reading
Silly Sunday ReRun: April Fools! Plots Based on Tricks
Happy April Fools! Here is the post I wrote last year, which has lots of fun movie ideas based on tricks and pranks.Continue reading
Notebook Review (SPOILERS): A Love Story That Starts With Forgiveness and Ends With Hope
Loved this movie! The more I think about it, the more I like it. Really, you should watch it. Don’t expect groundbreaking brilliance, but if you want sweet happy little stories, this would be it. And if you can see it, avoid this review and read the no spoilers review instead.Continue reading
Notebook Review (No Spoilers): A Lovely Happy Hopeful Little film
What a nice good movie! I am really sorry that nobody will be watching it. It was only playing at 2pm and 10pm at my theater yesterday, and only 11am and 5pm today. I went to the 11am show and got a private screening. Stupid distributors/producers messed up the promotions and release! But I am here to tell you, it’s a super good movie and you should make an effort to see it, even if no one else seems to care.Continue reading
Kalank Song Trailer! I Still Have No Idea What the Plot Is
Another song, another puzzle! The way the characters are interacting just doesn’t seem to fit with any standard relationship. I am mystified!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: What Shall We Talk About the Day the New Kalank Song Maybe Comes Out?
Happy happy Saturday! I went to a movie last night, I get to sleep in today, life is good! And while I am sleeping, you all can talk about all kinds of interesting things!Continue reading
TGIF: April Fools Themed! The Photos That Seem Like They Must be Faked, but Aren’t
Most of the photos of Indian film stars are very posed and styled and lovely. And then some of them are just “WTF???” This is the week for WTF.Continue reading
Albie Dog (Mr. Barkeridge) Update! He Was Good, But Then He Was Bad
Ignore this post if you don’t like dog photos. But if you do like dog photos, I am here for you, with many photos of Albus Baxter Barkeridge, esq.Continue reading
Friday Classics: Highway, the Darker Version of Jab Harry Met Sejal
This is a movie so powerful, and so frustrating, that I both can’t bring myself to rewatch it for this review, and don’t need to because I remember it so well. I hope some of you managed to watch it recently so you can join in the comments with your own impressions!Continue reading
Upcoming Posts Announcement: Alia Week! Highway Tomorrow 3/29, Raazi Sunday 3/31, Shaandar 4/2 and Udta Punjab 4/5 Next Week!
Alia just won her FilmFare for Raazi, and we’ve been talking about her career in comments, so I feel like doing a theme week. I know a lot of you like Shaandar, Udta Punjab and Highway are on Netflix, Raazi just hit streaming. Ignore the Alia-factor, there’s plenty of reason to watch all these movies. She is very good at picking good scripts.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: The Bhatts Part 2, From Nazis to Alia
I already put up part 1, which covered the earliest Bombay generations. Now it’s time to move forward and bring us to the present day.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Akshaye Khanna! A Dozen Reasons I Love You
12 reasons to love Akshaye Khanna! Not counting “being born on a week when I am playing catch-up so it is nice to be able to just repost this post”.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: The Wonderful World of the Bhatt Family, Part 1, Nanabhai to Aashiqui
This is a suggestion from BollywoodNewbie (thanks BollywoodNewbir!) and it is a fun one, because the Bhatts are just so weird. Weird weird weird. And also, thank goodness, honest and open, so we know all about their wonderful weirdness. They are that one family you knew in high school that always had a messy house and strange food for dinner, but were super laidback and cool and it was more fun to be over at their house scrounging for food and painting on the ceiling than at home.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Ram Charan! I Still Love Magadheera
Last time I watched Magadheera was with a baby, her Grandpa, and her Mom. And we all agreed that Ram Charan’s hair is the best part of the movie. Soooooooooo pretty. Well, I think the baby agreed, she said something like “ba ba ba BAAAA!” when I asked her, and I am taking that for agreement.Continue reading
Global Box Office: Kesari Ke-Sucks
That title is a bit harsh. More accurate would be “Kesari Ke-Disappoints Based on Past Performance of Similar Films Although in Isolation it Appears to Be Doing Quite Well”. But that’s not as snappy. (figures from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To the Week Haathi-Saathi is Remade?
Happy Wednesday! I got slightly more sleep last night than the night before, but I am still trying to make up my deficit. Sorry if I lapse into the occasional incoherency.Continue reading
Songs to Wake Me Up as I Fight Post-Vacation Slump!
Somehow I acclimated to the two hour time change going to California very easily, but coming back home is ROUGH. Plus the usual kind of spiritual upset of trying to retrain my brain to being at home instead of on vacation. And being greeted by two days worth of extra work. It’s all hard, I need songs to help.Continue reading
FilmFare Report: Alia-Ranbir, Hirani, Katrina, and Clothes
There was one year I tried to do a really really intensive coverage and it exhausted me. Digging through all the various sites for images and to make sure I didn’t miss anything was just BLAH! So I’m not doing that again, I’m just going to do highlights and you all can fill in what I miss.Continue reading
I’m Home Again! Yaaay!!!
I’m home! After many hours of traveling, no idea how many because the time zones get me all confused. But I’m here now!!! Yaaaaay!Continue reading
News Round-Up: Actresses Doing Stuff
Ready for a quick news post before I start the long journey towards home? Fun fun! There’s pictures!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions the Day My Vacation Ends
Happy Monday! I’m taking an afternoon flight back home, and because of stupid time zones, I will arrive late evening and have almost no re-acclimating time before I have to go to bed and wake up and go to stupid work on Tuesday.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Swades! Because I Am Also on Vacation From Regular Life in a Warmer Climate!
Swades! It’s really good, a bunch of you have seen it multiple times, I don’t feel bad reposting this review while I am out having fun with friends in sunshine.Continue reading
Silly Sunday RePost: A Summer Place Remake! For My Vacation
This is a very good, very long, silly Sunday fanfic. And it feels kind of vacation-y in tone. So it seems right for a repost while I am on vacation having fun without blogging.Continue reading