Yes! An old review! But a good movie, and one that might be interesting to talk about again as Brahmastra creaks towards a release with the same star and director/writer.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2021
New Years Day WatchAlong: 8am Chicago Time! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! An Annual Tradition!
It’s a silly happy joyous way to start 2022! Let’s watching Happy New Year! Lame Jokes, Great Songs, Stupid Hair!Continue reading
Discussion Post: What Are You Doing For New Years Eve?
Happy Thursday! And Happy Day Before New Years Eve! Let’s share our plans in a lovely DCIB community building way.Continue reading
Atrangi Re Review (SPOILERS): Practically Unbelievable, Emotionally Real
Yaaaaay, a review of a new movie! That I really really liked!!! With people in it that I really really like, and also Akshay. Although here Akshay is reminding me why I used to like him.Continue reading
Atrangi Re Review (No Spoilers): An Unapologetically Romantic Little Romance
This is such a delightful throwback! No big social statements, at least none that are underlined and highlighted, no misunderstandings or stupid complications, no real “villain” even for most of the plot. It’s just about two people being in love and figuring things out. And yes, it is sort of weird and surreal in the way it does it, but at the same time it is the most grounded romance film I have seen in a long time. Oh, and it uses Akshay perfectly, and makes me respect him as an actor for taking this small but difficult role.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Last Week of 2021?
Happy Wednesday! I am back at work and work work working and wishing I had time to write up my Atrangi Re review because I am super excited to talk about it with y’all.Continue reading
Tuesday WatchAlong: Atrangi Re! Let’s See If It is As Good As People Say! 8am Chicago Time Start
Happy Tuesday! And happy Day I Am Randomly Taking Off For Christmas! We are all going to watch Atrangi Re to start my day, and then I may take a walk, or a nap, or just do a puzzle. Ahhhhhh, heaven.Continue reading
Let’s Discuss! ’83 The Film versus Spider-Man No Way Home versus Pushpa versus Atrangi Re
If anyone is going to solve the issues of the Indian film box office, I feel it is going to be a bunch of hobbiest talking on a blog, don’t you? Let’s roll up our sleeves and fix this thing!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on SALMAN’S BIRTHDAY???
Happy Monday! I have a new computer! I no longer have random freezes and pauses, it’s a miracle.Continue reading
TWO WatchAlongs!!!! Atrangi Re on Tuesday Morning 8am Chicago Time and, of course, Happy New Year on Saturday!!!!
Did you think we weren’t watching Happy New Year on Saturday? You FOOL!!! Of course we are! I don’t care that half of DCIB doesn’t even like it! It’s FESTIVE!!!! Oh, and also an interesting new movie just at random on Tuesday, Atrangi Re.Continue reading
Tuesday Random WatchAlong: Watch a New Movie With Me! Atrangi Re, Sooryavanshi, Bunty Aur Babli 2, or Minnal Murali?
Well, my co-workers, who I am supposed to be supervising/bossing, have decided that I should have Tuesday off and sent me home. I feel I may not have the Fear and Power I should have over my staff. Anyway, let’s watch a movie! Since apparently I’m not allowed to work!Continue reading
Christmas GiveAway Post-Christmas: Congratulations Popka!!! You Finally Did It!!!
Oooo, a tricky one! It is a whole week without a watchalong, making this anyone’s game! Well, except that I did a Shashi 70s fashion post to help out Popka a bit.Continue reading
Christmas and Babies, It’s About Waiting for a Miracle
My annual Christmas post! A day late! Which kind of makes sense, because this year what I am interested in is “waiting”.Continue reading
I’m Alive!!!! I had a lovely busy holiday, Sorry I wasn’t Here for You All
Happy Boxing Day! I had a lovely holiday and I kept thinking I would have time to sit down and write the posts that were in my head, and then I didn’t. What I really enjoyed was seeing that all of you still came around to DCIB to check in and chat without me!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to CHRISTMAS WEEK????
Happy Wednesday! Just today and tomorrow and then it is Christmas! And my parents will be here, and they can clean my bathroom, because I don’t want to! And also, put their own sheets on their bed. I’m so tired. Making the end of the fiscal year the same time as Christmas is a TERRIBLE idea.Continue reading
Brain Melt Post: One Sentence Plot Ideas for Indian Film Christmas Movies
I have had a very stressful work day, Christmas is on a Saturday which means I get literally no days off work, and I still have to walk the dog and go pick up more presents. The only thing that is getting me through is the promise of watching A Castle For Christmas with my friend as a fun evening treat. In that state of mind, let us come up with the most ludicrous possible Christmas movie plots!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong! Post Christmas!!! What Should We Watch?
I’m not doing a watchalong on Christmas Eve, or on Christmas Day, that’s INSANE. But early morning day after Christmas? Sounds maybe perfect! What should we watch?Continue reading
Solstice Cheer Post! Shashi in Color Outfits!!!!
Yes! It is the gimme post to give Popka a chance to win an Xmas card!!! Or, Shelomit, come to think of it. Yes, it is a competitive post! And a Solstice Cheer Post. What could be brighter than Shashi in 70s clothing?Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on the Second Shortest Day of the Year???
Happy Monday! I am so glad to be at work! With cheerful people and all I have to think about is work-work and also I get to drink lots and lots of coffee because it is THE SOLSTICE. WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THROUGH IT.Continue reading
Christmas GiveAway Week 6: Last One Before the Holiday! Oh Boy!!!! Congratulations ANGIE!!!!
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! It’s almost Christmas! And Genevieve has FINALLY won a card! Lazy Genevieve, with her “spending time with children” and stuff. And Angie has won too! We are finally hitting non-watchalong winners.Continue reading
Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Miracle on 34th Street! 8am Chicago Time!!!
Woot! I’m awake! Sort of! I will be making myself coffee in the middle this for sure.Continue reading
Do You Want a Christmas Card? Give Me Your Address Here!!!!
Yes, it’s time for the annual Christmas Card Everyone is a Winner post!!!! Most of my regular readers, who already gave me addresses in the past, already have a card heading their way (or have recieved it). But if you aren’t on my list already, or if you want to be really REALLY sure you get a card, put your address below!Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Miracle on 34th Street! 1947 Version! 8am Saturday! Because It’s Christmas Week and I Just Don’t Care!!!!
Yes, not only is it a Hollywood Christmas movie, it’s in black and white!!! With no songs! I am going all out on the soothing Christmas things!Continue reading
In Honor of Brahmastra Motion Poster, Ranbir Discussion Post!!! Can You Articulate Why You Dislike Him? Personally and/or Professionally?
Elin Star is doing a deep dive in the archives to figure out what is up with Ranbir. But then I realized that the DCIB archives are probably out of date, he keeps living and not-changing, and with every year that passes there are more reasons to dislike him. Or like him, I guess? But if you like him, what are you doing on DCIB? Explain yourself!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Genevieve! You Get to Pick! Because you had SO MANY Babies This Week!
Filmikudhi had a baby this week too, but just the one. You had 3 during the past month! I mean, not this month, but December in general. So you get to pick. And also, I’m out of thoughts.Continue reading