I watched it! Because I love you all! And because I had a kind of sick curiosity for it. And because I knew there was a Chicago song.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Saturday Small Talk: I Got No Sleep, Expect Weird Posts
Happy Saturday! I had big plans to be productive today, and then things went kind of heywire (sp?) last night and I ended up with no sleep. So instead I am going to try to finish writing the posts I promised you, forgive any sleep deprivation weirdness, and otherwise just sit on the couch.Continue reading
Best Song of 2009: Emotional Attachyar, Aal Izz Well, Dhan Te Nan, Wake Up Sid, or Delhi 6?
I give up, I can’t rank these! Which is the best, or even just the most iconic song, of 2009? It’s impossible! Especially when I throw in the two soundtracks that work as one long song.Continue reading
Best Movies of 2009, Ranked
This is a really hard year to pick the best films! And I’m not even sure of my choices, so please leap in with comments if you disagree.Continue reading
2009 Week: Wake Up Sid! Would Be the Best Film of the Year, But then There’s Dev.D and Kaminey and Luck By Chance
Happy Friday! I am slogging through What’s Your Raashee?, but in the meantime I will throw up this quick post.Continue reading
Mujhse Dosti Karoge Tweetalong in 3 Hours!
Last one of these posts, next step is the twitter reminders 1 hour, half an hour, 15 minutes, and so on. Mujhse Dosti Karoge, available on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, and Einthusan. 2 and a half hours long, we will start in exactly 12 hours, at 1pm Chicago time.Continue reading
Mujhse Dosti Karoge Tweetalong in 12 Hours!
Woo-hoo! Mujhse Dosti Karoge, available on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, and Einthusan. 2 and a half hours long, we will start in exactly 12 hours, at 1pm Chicago time.Continue reading
Mujhse Dosti Karoge Tweetalong in 16 Hours!
Woo-hoo! Mujhse Dosti Karoge, available on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, and Einthusan. 2 and a half hours long, we will start in exactly 16 hours, at 1pm Chicago time.Continue reading
2009 Week! Aarya 2, The Most Allu Arjun of Allu Arjun Movies
Happy Thanksgiving! This movie has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, except that one of the things I am thankful for is that something this silly and enjoyable exists in the world.Continue reading
TGIT: For Thanksgiving! Best Photos of Indian Film Stars in Feathers
Happy Thanksgiving! This is a new post, unlike the two reposts I already put up. But it seems seasonal, with turkeys having feathers and people in feathers and stuff. Plus, feather costumes are almost all wonderful (yes, there will be a lot of Helen).Continue reading
The Longest and Most Important Post I Ever Wrote: Which Man Looks Best in Blue Jeans?
I think this is my longest TGIF post ever. And it also includes a complex and objective rating system, that you can feel free to disagree with, modify, or use for your own ratings in the comments. But my hope is that it is the perfect post to secretly scroll through on your phone during a stressful family dinner. Oh, and I know this should be updated and new people added, and some photos refreshed and so on, but the good John photos are still here and that’s what really matters.Continue reading
Thanksgiving Report! I’ve Already Thrown Away One Pie Crust
Well, I am having a difficult Thanksgiving, but I think it is just one of those weeks were stuff goes wrong.Continue reading
Something to Give Thanks For!!!! Shahrukh’s 18 Most Iconic Costumes, Ranked Worst to Best
Outfits! Although I am going to try to actually rank them, so that will give you something fun to argue about in the comments.Continue reading
2009 Week: The Most Important Malayalam Film of the Year, Ritu
What an interesting movie! I read that it is supposed to be the start of the new age films, but it actually reminded me a lot more of Aalkkoottathil Thaniye. And other films I’ve seen from that classic 90s/late 80s era.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Shahid Kapoor, A Happy Ending After Many Lives Lived
Such an interesting man! His background is interesting, his early career and strange accidental fame is interesting, and he remains interesting to this day. Not always successful, not always likable, but interesting.Continue reading
Upcoming Film Reviews: Historical Films Week! In Honor of Panipat
Yep, we are going to crawl through Indian history on film. But, like, GOOD films. So no Bhansali. And I’m also going to try to do some Hindi Film 101s of the younger actors, just for kicks. Ranveer and Ranbir for sure, maybe also Arjun Kapoor, who else are you interested in?Continue reading
2009 Week: Dil Bole Hadippa, Shakespeare By Way of Cricket
Okay, who are my She’s the Man trufans? You know, the Amanda Bynes movie based on Twelfth Night that featured a pre-fame Channing Tatum and then was remade as this movie with Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee? Anyone? Well, if you are like me, you watch this movie and think “Shahid is good, but is he Channing Tatum good?”Continue reading
2009 Week: Kaminey, Another Contender For Best Film of the Year
This was just such a freakishly good year! Some of the best work from multiple directors, Zoya’s best, Anurag Kashyap’s best, and now this one that I think is Vishal Bardwaj’s best.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Shahid Kapoor, the Actor Who Fell Backwards Into Fame
Shahid Kapoor is SO FASCINATING!!! His career reflects the changing guard of Indian film for the past 2 decades more than anyone else I can think of. And those changes are so vast that much of what he has been through in his career has disappeared, as people cannot even conceive of how things used to be. And, coincidentally, I scheduled reviews of two 2009 Shahid movies for today, so it is a good day for it.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday! Last working day of the week for most Americans! Woo-hoo! And then there are the other Americans who still have to work, and everyone else in the world who doesn’t have a holiday this week. But it’s great for me!!!Continue reading
What Do You Want For Christmas From DCIB? Post Suggestions/Requests For the Next Few Weeks!
Well, it has begun, the Dark Times. As everyone flutters about doing things in the meat world with family and friends and so on over the holidays, poor me in the digital world is left behind, forgotten. Which can also be seen as an opportunity for really weird posts no one else will care about.Continue reading
2009 Week: Love Aaj Kal, The Last Mainstream “Regular” Film Imtiaz Ali Made
If I didn’t know where Imtiaz was heading, I would find this both better and worse. As in, I can watch it and see the hints of the irritating passive hero of Tamasha, but also the brilliant deep romance of Jab Harry Met Sejal. It’s an interesting one to look back on!Continue reading
Best Bouncy Party Songs of 2009, Ranked
Great year for beautiful meaningful songs. Not so great for the other songs, the bouncy ones. But we will make-do!Continue reading
Time Machine Discussion Post! Who Was the Most Promising Young Actor of 2009?
This was such an exciting year! And then it all turned to dross. Oh well, we can use our time machine and pretend we are back then again and we don’t know what will actually happen to these actors.Continue reading
2009 Week! Delhi 6, Best Soundtrack of 2009 But Not the Best Film
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). And the main blessing, the soundtrack is all time great.Continue reading