Some people needed earlier, some later, I decided to just move it half an hour and see what happens. And y’all better show up! You were the ones who picked this movie!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Love Story Review (SPOILERS): Intersectionality, The Love Story
What a good movie! Yes, the end totally fell apart, but it bravely confronted all kinds of big scary issues along the way. Read on if you won’t have the chance to see it, are not interested in a romance film, or are interested but need to be spoiled first so you can relax and enjoy it.Continue reading
Love Story Review (No Spoilers): Class, Caste, Romance, and Dance!
Woot! It’s a Love Story! The title did not tell a lie. It’s not the best most satisfying love story I have ever seen, but it is for sure a love story. If you are considering seeing it, I will warn you now that the end bit is EXTREMELY stressful. And I give you the option of finding out what happens even in this No Spoilers review if you just can’t relax and enjoy a movie with that kind of stress.Continue reading
Saturday or Friday WatchAlong: I Give In! We’re Doing Yes Boss!!!!
Fine! You win! We’re doing Yes Boss!!! Even though it is only on einthusan, even though it is weirdly sort of dark, even though in many places it feels like SRK is doing a Michael J. Fox impression.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday! This week is just FLYING by! Partly because I have a social event every single night except Monday. And today I have TWO.Continue reading
What Warm Family Drama Should I Watch This Fall?
It’s getting chilly! I bought mint tea! I’m gonna make pumpkin bread! I am in the mood for one of those loves and hugs sort of family TV dramas, but I can’t decide which one! Help!Continue reading
Shahrukh Month WatchAlong! What Should We See on Saturday Morning???
Oh boy, the first faint opening bells of Shahrukh Month!!!! We have to pick our first Shahrukh Month WatchAlong Film. And I have IDEAS. Oh, and I also have a conflict Friday afternoon, so it has to be Saturday morning this week.Continue reading
Upcoming Films Announcement! Thank You Taran Adarsh!!!!
If y’all don’t follow Taran on twitter, you should. He does all this really basic reporting before anyone else gets it out there. It’s a one stop shop for the news you need.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week I See a Movie IN THEATERS????
Happy Monday! I had a very productive weekend, got my dining room set up, hung pictures, did a puzzle. And now I am trying to remember how to work and be boring.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Chippandales and the Indian Diaspora and Culture Shock
I just watched a fascinating documentary on Chippandales! Not that the documentary itself was really REALLY good, but that the story is really really good. And, I think, hits that DCIB sweet spot of thinking about Indian American Big Issues.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Which of These Fictionalized Real Crimes Do You Want Made Into a Movie? Male Stripper Romance or Private Eye Abused Wife Romance?
These are real stories, very sad, and so on. But I will deal with tragedy by fictionalizing it and thinking about how great it would be as a Hindi film romance! Especially because both of them remind me a bit of Abbas-Mustan and we just watched Ajnabee.Continue reading
Ajnabee Review: Only Trust Jonny Lever!!!!
Okay, I am going to TRY to find a “larger theme” here, but I really doubt I will. But maybe! Fingers crossed! It can’t just be about neon clothes and lipliner.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Create a Dining Room!
I decided, I need a deadline. So I invited friends over for dinner on Monday IN THE DINING ROOM. I don’t have to empty all the boxes by then (these are very good friends), but I do have to at least make enough space to eat at the table. That should keep me busy for the rest of the weekend.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Ajnabee! For Kareena! And 2000s Stupidity!
I am excited! I haven’t watched a good old classic early 2000s movie in ages, and even longer since I watched one I hadn’t seen before. I am ready to be entertained and surprised!Continue reading
TGIF: For Kareena! Which of These Unfortunate Photoshoots is MOST Unfortunate?
Kareena has had a very long career as a top actress. Which means, unfortunately, many MANY opportunities for ambitious photo editors to do terrible things to her.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Ajnabee! For Kareena! And Stupidity!
Ajnabee! Tomorrow afternoon! On Prime or Einthusan!!! It’s a big dumb fun Abbas-Mustan movie, or so I have been told. I haven’t seen it before so I will be learning with you!!!Continue reading
Best Torch Songs in Indian Film: Ashaji, Lataji, Someone Else?
I am feeling depressed and rainy and I am gonna lean into it! Let’s listen to some sad SAD music. But that really deep powerful sadness, you know?Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To on the Autumn Equinox?
Happy Wednesday! I am remembering why I always do Shahrukh month. It’s because the last month before daylight savings is SUPER depressing. I love fall, I do not love getting up in the dark. Unless I am rewarded for getting up by writing an SRK post.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Kareena’s Birthday! What Kareena Film Should We Watch? Is It Finally Time For Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon?
Happy Friday!!! And Happy Kareena’s Birthday Week!!! FilmiKudhi suggested we watch a Kareena movie and I think that is a GREAT idea. What should we watch???Continue reading
Bhoot Police Review (SPOILERS): A Lot of Stuff Happens, But Nothing That Means Much
There’s really not much to spoil here. A lot happens, and yet I didn’t really care about any of it? And I suspect every viewer would feel the same way.Continue reading
Bhoot Police Review (No Spoilers): The TV Movie Version of Housefull Crossed with Golmaal Crossed With a Little Bit Stree
Huh! This actually felt like a TV movie! Somehow gentler, cheaper, slower, more friendly to commercial breaks and distracted viewing. But very pleasant for what it was, more pleasant and easy than some of the Movie-Movie versions.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Mahesh Bhatt’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! I had a lovely lazy no-unpacking weekend, and now I feel guilty and Bad. But I am trying not to feel guilty because there’s no LAW that says I have to unpack in all my free time until I am fully moved in. Also, I moved a piano this morning before work, so that’s something.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Wash a Dog!
Happy Saturday! I watched TWO new-to-me movies yesterday! So get excited for new reviews at some point in the next few days. Maybe today! Or maybe not!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Fakira! For Shabana! I Haven’t Seen It, So it Better Be Happy!!! Starting at 3pm Chicago Time
Happy Friday! And Happy Shabana day! I am very nervous about this movie because I haven’t seen it before and what if it is SAD??? But even if it is sad, it still has Shashi, so that is HAPPY.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Fakira! For Shabanaji’s Birthday! A Good Old-Fashioned 70s Masala at 3pm Chicago Time Tomorrow
Woo-hoo! A 70s movie! Which is available on Prime and youtube and both the same length!!!! I am EXCITED!Continue reading