Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading, Watching, Thinking, and Listening to This Week?

Happy Wednesday! I am COLD. Because I decided to wear my pretty dress today. Worth it! So much prettier and more fun than the same old sweaters and sweatpants. Losing feeling in my toes, but it’s worth it!

I’ll start!

Reading: Oh, I listened to a podcast about Kangana! Well, not really her. Sorry, shouldn’t have over promised. It’s called “Killer Role” and it is about a toxic mother-daughter duo who are both delusional and angry and also brilliant at acting. Really interesting how it all combines, and very familiar to those of us who have been puzzling through the Kangana mystery.

Watching: I saw both Hocus Pocus and Death Becomes Her! I am cranking through the Halloween classics! And I just started Midnight Mass on Netflix, and I can confirm that Zach Gilford is still hot.

Thinking: So excited about Daylight Savings ending!!!! I am sleeping so late and it is still dark when I wake up, blech.

Listening: It’s Shahrukh Month! And I’m just feeling “Ishq Kameena” today

Okay, question for you! Shahrukh Month question. What is the best possible Shahrukh Halloween song?

I vote, Insane Don 2 Credits Song!

30 thoughts on “Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading, Watching, Thinking, and Listening to This Week?

  1. I watched Elvira, Mistress of the Dark which I had somehow never seen. 10 out of 10, perfect movie.

    Now I’m going through all Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies in order for the first time in preparation for Halloween. Such beautiful-looking movies.

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    • Oh oh! Go over to my Hocus Pocus and Death Becomes Her posts!!!! I feel like either you have already seen and enjoyed these movies and can contribute, o ryou SHOULD see and enjoy these movies.

      On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 2:41 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I know I should! I don’t know about Hocus Pocus which seems too much a kid’s movie (I think? Is it?) but I should definitely watch Death Becomes Her. It’s high on my post-Christopher Lee madness list but I could only make an exception for Elvira before falling back into Dracula’s arms.

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        • Death Becomes Her is so so so so SO a Popka movie!!!! It has a very specific Greta Garbo joke in it. For all those people who looooooove Greta Garbo jokes.

          And Hocus Pocus is the most inappropriately adult children’s movie I have ever seen. And very VERY campy. See song:

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  2. Anonymous shared the trailer of a new kannada movie Rathan Prapancha 2 or 3 weeks ago, and I watched it as soon as it was available. I’m not sure what I think about it though. It’s about a guy who has a difficult relation with his mother. One day he discovers he was adopted and decides to find his birth mother and sister. During the travel he starts appreciating his adoptive mother but maybe it’s too late.
    The first 20 minutes are very good and funny. I love the mother character – fun, loud sometimes annoying, very different from the usuall saintly moms in Indian movies. I think I also have a little crush on Dhananjay who played the son. Must watch something else with him. Unfortunately the rest of the movie is slow, especially the sister part (so boring!), that’s why I don’t recommend it.

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    • Yeah even I was very disappointed after being so excited by the trailer. I felt the sister portion was okay but overall felt that Dhananjay’s character came off kinda odd who does not experience any change. I mean not everyone needs to change but given what he sets out to do I felt his opinions should have changed a little maybe. I don’t know. I was very confused at the end of it. The Benni episode was also stalking normalized?? Dhananjay became famous for his role in Shivrajkumar’s Tagaru playing a charcter called Daali so now he is called ‘Daali’ Dhananjay. He for sure is an actor to look out for.

      In relation, Puneeth Rajkumar passed away. He was only 46 and that is upsetting.

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  3. Hahahaha I love the Kangana insert.

    Hocus Pocus and Death Becomes Her are both so great, perfect Halloween watches.

    Watching: Nothing in particular, a few YT videos on Quaker fashion.

    Reading: I just went through the last two of the Emily of New Moon series again. I loved them as a kid and I love them still, but they also make me a bit sad now. People can lose their happiness for such silly reasons.

    Thinking about humans’ status as apex predators and whether murder by trickery is what we as humans are being subjected to by a higher being. I went fishing for the first time – not a huge fan.

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    • Yes Emily of New Moon! That was my favorite series when I was a kind. But I haven’t been able to go back to it as an adult, because I suspect I would be just too FRUSTRATED with the way the stupid misunderstandings keep keeping them apart. But I do love difficult dark smart Emily who keeps it all inside. So different from the outgoing charming Anne.

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    • YES!!!! I woke up to this, when I went to bed it was still being argued out. SUCH a relief. And I hope it means people fight harder for an investigation, not softer.

      On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 8:15 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Phew! Just in time for SRK’s birthday celebration, so we don’t have to be depressed.

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  4. Tomorrow Qismat 2 will be available on Zee5. I’m so excited I subscribed to Zee. Let’s hope they said the truth and the movie will have subtitles.
    While waiting for Qismat , I’m watching a nice romantic movie about surrogate mother with Patralekha – Badnaam Gali.

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      • I’m not into sports movies, so I didn’t plan watching RR. But I finished Badnaam Gali and it’s very cute. A small, nice movie with good actors. And I started Carry On Maratha. I’ve had it on my watchlist for ages, and didn’t even know it’s on Zee.

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          • I just found out Happy Hardy and Heer is on Zee also! OMG I wanted to see this film so badly but it was nowhere. I watched the first minutes now and it looks so delightfully terrible, just like I imagined. If I knew they have it I would subscribe earlier. Best 5 euros I ever spent 😉

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          • Is it the Pakistani series Heer? If so, I really enjoyed that one! Margaret has some great reviews on it.

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  5. I’m kind of dreading the changing of the clocks, what with a baby whose schedule has already been changed around too much for my living. She’ll be up way too early now.

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    • Do the kids wake each other up? That was what drove my parents crazy, our age gap was about the same as your kids so we were on slightly different nap schedules. But if one of us was up, the other one wanted to be up, and then nobody slept.

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      • It’s hard to get Baby to take a nap at all if I’m alone with both of them, because there’ll always be some kind of emergency with Big Boy. But once she sleeps, she just tends to sleep. And Big Boy has his own room, and tends to come to our be for cuddles pretty quietly in the morning. So I guess we’re lucky so far.

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        • Ah! Separate rooms! That’s the key. My sister and I shared a room until my parents got sick of having two kids awake simultaneously all night every night and gave me my own room. you are GENIUS to avoid that!

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  6. Streaming news:
    -Dybbuk, Ezra remake with Emraan Hashmi is now on Prime

    -Plex, the free site with (I think legal) odd movies added a lot of indian films recently including Jaan-E-Maan, Jeet, Raja, Dil Hai Tumhara, Alag, some random Govinda movies, few old Sridevi movies, Pyar Hi Pyar, Hera Pheri (1976), Bewaffa Se Waffa, Sparsh and many more. I checked Love, Love, Love and it’s in a very good quality and has subtitles, but I don’t know about others.

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  7. Just finished reading a charming romance by Sonya Lalli called A Holly Jolly Diwali and highly recommend it. It’s a low angst, quick read story about a young Indian American woman who goes to her friend’s wedding in Mumbai (her first time to India) and falls in love with a musician. It’s also set in Goa and Seattle. Starts at Diwali and ends at Christmas, so the perfect read this week to get in the holiday mood.

    (SPOILER The friend group goes on vacation to Goa and there is a pretty perfectly written “cameo” by a certain Bollywood star who was filming a movie there. Only Bollywood fans will get the full reference and I loved it.)

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