Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have a DCIB Real Life Movie Marathon!

Happy Saturday! I am on the road, meeting up with 4 of you lovely people in the Real World. How exciting is THAT?!?!?!?!

Joyomama is hosting me, and the rest of us, at an all day movie marathon. Woo-hoo! I have picked out 3 (and an option 4th) terrible terrible old Shahrukh movies for us to enjoy. And to make this interesting, I have created The Greatest Challenge of Your Life, SRK Bingo Cards.

No fair prepping in advance if you are coming! But for those of you who aren’t coming, here are the images of the cards. A fun challenge for your next movie night with friends or alone! Also, remember, no fair looking stuff up!

10 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have a DCIB Real Life Movie Marathon!

  1. Watched Snowpiercer, directed by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, with my husband last night, and that was so dark that I wanted to banish it from my brain after (don’t know what possessed us to turn on something post-apocalyptic yesterday, must have been something in the air) so I stayed up after he went to bed and watched (appropriate to the hour) Late Night. I liked it! And now I’ve had time to stew on it and I like it even more. I expected to be annoyed at some points but no, loved Emma Thompson, loved Mindy Kaling, found it funny that I could barely tell the white guys apart, and the plot was both better executed and more real than I expected. Oh, and there was this song that played over a late montage, apparently it’s three years old and I’m too old and out of touch to have heard it before, but the beat makes me happy (swears though, if that bothers anyone, all the songs have swears these days).

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    • Oh oh! If you want to watch Captain America in a non-Marvel movie, skip Snowpiercer, and instead watch Cellular. It’s dumb and fun and clever at the same time, and I love it.

      On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 1:38 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • It took me a while to believe it was him. I’m not that good at faces :). He was good, he impressed me. Tilda Swinton though, she’s always next level. And the two Korean actors were right there with her. Just, yikes, the whole world and the people in it. One of those ship of fools type stories, they can be brilliant and make you ponder the purpose of your existence but mostly no happily ever after.

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        • Yeah, Cellular! I love that movie. A high school science teacher is kidnapped, and manages to use her Science Knowledge to make a broken phone work, and randomly calls a college student with a cell phone. It’s Captain American before he was famous, it’s a really clever movie and I remember thinking “wow, Young Hot Dude Actor is actually way better than he needs to be for this movie!” You can even watch it with the kids, it’s all lowkey violence, and no sex.

          On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 10:49 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Oh if u want to watch Captain America being all human,but insanely hot & kissing away to glory ,there is Before We Go & Playing It Cool. Horny times!

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  2. I know some SRK trivia, but I would be dead last in answering your SRK question cards, unless I were competing against a tree. That is definitely a #truefan list!

    I finally watched Bangalore Days, this was my third time trying. The second half is really engaging. I felt the actors were a little better than the material, insofar as it makes me want to watch other movies with these actors, more than it makes me want to rewatch the movie itself. I can see why this movie would be popular. I don’t hate it, but maybe I was expecting even better given all the love and buzz for this film.
    I think what was messing with my brain was the constant unending background score. In western film, a never ending background score is usually the hallmark of a bad movie being propped up on the editing table with background music. So it’s like the never ending cloying score automatically put me in the mindset of “oh, a bad film”, and yet the film was never bad, so that left me confused a bit. Still, I would recommend it as an entry point film to malayalam cinema.

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    • That “second half is engaging” feeling? That’s Malayalam cinema! In the “Margaret Redlich theory” of it all. The first half is a lengthy set-up, the plot starts in the second half. You just have to relax, breath, and trust that eventually things will start happening.

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 9:43 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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