Yes, it’s another discussion post! But one I am excited about and hope you respond to because I think you will all have ideas. What movie did you love, except for the ending?Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2019
Friday Classics: Veer-Zaara, Love is a Sin That Deserves to Be Punished
This movie is so frustrating! So much good, and so much ANGRY MAKING. Not as bad as Jab Tak Hain Jaan, but not as good as it could/should be. Ugh, Yashji! Why you gotta disappoint me this way?Continue reading
TGIF: Madhavan’s Birthday Week, MSK with Maddy!
Well, this is going to be hard for all of us! In honor of Maddy turning 49 (so old!), I am going to put up lots and lots of photos and you, poor people, have to play “Marry Sex Kill” with them. One of these Maddy’s you marry and build a life with, one of these Maddy’s you have for one night and never see again, and one of these Maddy’s you throw off a bridge. Brace yourselves!Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Katrina Kaif, the Mystery Woman
I hadn’t even considered writing this post until a few days ago when somehow we started talking about her. Which is a sign of how mysterious she is, that her past is such a vast emptiness we all somehow forget it even exists. We think of her as boring bland Katrina instead of considering the amazingness of her life and existance.Continue reading
Zero Discussion Post Part 2: More Madhavan Ending Options! Gay, Older Woman, or Kat?
Okay, I gave 3 options yesterday, and then in the comments you all came up with 3 more. And now I am torn! All 3 of them are wonderful!Continue reading
Zero Discussion Post: Important Question! Does Fuzzy Professor Madhavan Ever Find Love?
Even the new Netflix edit leaves on important question unanswered, does Madhavan ever find love? Harmless innocent sweet untouched by passion Madhavan? Is there a woman who will awaken the sleeping sex God inside of him? I say YES!Continue reading
Upcoming Movie Reviews: Veer-Zaara Friday 5/31, Guru 6/2
Catherine in the comments gave me permission to be a Shahrukh fangirl instead of trying to cover other folks an equal amount, so I’m going to! HA! Also, I kind of don’t like Veer-Zaara? (don’t hate me!) So this review will be minimal fangirly.Continue reading
Zero Analysis Post: A Doubling Story, Two People Who Make Each Other Complete
I’ve now seen this movie twice, with a nice long gap between viewings, which kind of lets me shake things out in my head in a better order. And I have watched the slightly clearer Netflix edit along with the theatrical edit. So I think it is time for me to consider what the film was supposed to be about.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday! Half way through the work week, woo-hoo! Is it half when I have Monday off? Or is Thursday half now?Continue reading
Songs in Which the Hero Gazes Longingly At the Heroine
Is that title clear? I feel like it is a genre that we are all aware of, but maybe it is just me and my sister and Angie in the comments. Doesn’t have to be longingly and lustfully, but also doesn’t NOT have to be longingly and lustfully.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Karan Johar, What Do the Numbers Say? Nepotism or No?
We’ve been talking back and forth a lot lately about the issues with Karan’s public image and how it does not reflect who he is outside of the limelight. At least, I don’t think so. And I wanted to go through the actual facts of his career, not how he presents himself but what he has accomplished behind closed doors, so we can take a look at Karan the Artist and Karan the Businessman. Most of this post is simply listing out and counting categories of films from Dharma productions.Continue reading
News Round-Up: Saaho Weird, Karan Sigh
Two little stories, which are both important enough to merit discussion. But not, like, a lot of discussion. From me that is. You can discuss all you want, I’m just saying this is going to be a short post.Continue reading
Every Addition, Subtraction, and Change to the Theatrical Version of Zero Versus the Netflix Version and How They Change Things
Well, this was a grumpy day. I kept starting and stopping Zero while watching the cleaning person clean and realizing that the only person who cleans to my standards is me and it is VERY FRUSTRATING watching someone else clean not quite as well. Watching Zero again did not necessarily make me less grumpy. Although at least I had the little treasure hunt for the things that were changed (why? how? what?) to keep me busy!Continue reading
News Round-Up: Kangana Versus Karan, the World Versus Karan
Huh. Interesting collection of stories for my usual Monday post. More beating up on Karan than I would have expected.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me On Memorial Day?
Happy Monday! And Recognition in an Appropriate Way of Memorial Day. I really want to say “Happy”, but I am trying to be more aware. Anyway, I’m happy today because I don’t have to work and I am going to have a wonderful productive day.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Fan! Yash Raj’s Riskiest Movie
This is honestly such a brilliant movie. I would recommend it to anyone, that is, anyone who was serious about film and popular culture. It’s not a “fun” watch, but it is a challenging and ultimately rewarding watch.Continue reading
News Post: The Whole Ananya Panday Scandal is SOOOOOO High School!!!
Prepare yourself, I am going to puncture this nice juicy exciting story like a souffle and make the whole thing just turn into “oh, that’s boring now”. It’s what I do! To be practical and grounded and unemotional and kill all drama.Continue reading
Silly Sunday FanFic in Search of an Ending: Cheeky Shahrukh Age Gap Romance, Fun Ranveer Mistaken Identity Romance, Help Me Solve This!
I mostly have these worked out. No clever dialogue details or stuff this time around, but the broad strokes are there. Except the end! I have such cute plot ideas based on cute American movies, but I don’t know how to end them. I’ve caught the Karan Johar bad ending disease. Help! I’m tempted to just give all the heroine’s cancer or bring in Salman to give a looooong speech and call it a day.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Turn of the Century Sociopaths, the Hindi Rom-Com Heroes of the 2000s
Fun post! I get to complain, and then you all get to complain back at me. It will be like when I talked about subtitles, but worse.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Lots of Little Stories, Divorce and Injury and New Business!
This is the News Round-Up post I was going to put up yesterday, but then I did a silly TGIF instead. But now we can talk about it all Saturday! And I can do a bunch of tiny Saturday reports on news stories that aren’t important enough for a real post!Continue reading
TGIF: Continuing Our Sexy Theme, Most Kissable Face!
I did a post earlier this week about kisses onscreen, now let us use our imagination and figure out which of these faces most and best deserves a kiss, onscreen or off.Continue reading
News Round-Up Part 2: Kabir Khan and Hrithik Roshan Go to China
More news! This time, just kind of interesting stuff about the growth of the China-India movie trade relationship.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101 on Rape and Laws/News Round-Up Part 1: Court Cases! Rape and Fraud, and Blackbucks
So many news stories today! I’m gonna start with the two big think-y ones, the ones with massive legal implications, a rape case of a minor actor/band member (trust me, you haven’t heard of him and will have no emotional response because of fandom), and the same old Blackbuck case. And after I get this long deep boring post out of the way, I will move on to Imraan Khan getting divorced and fun stuff like that.Continue reading
Friday Classics: Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ranbir is a Sociopath
This was one of many movies from my YRF list earlier this week that it was requested I review. I picked it because, well, I can remember it well enough to review without needing a rewatch. And it certainly doesn’t deserve a rewatch.Continue reading
Vital Question: Which is the Sexiest Shahrukh Song?
I suspect some of you will have STRONG OPINIONS on this question. I also feel like maybe I have done this post before? Or something similar? Anyway, it is a vital question that deserves constant revisiting and revising. And since tastes differ, it is also a question that should spark some interesting and enlightening discussion!Read more