Okay, weekend watchalong! Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (American 3 day weekend, woot). And I don’t have to make any decisions, because it is Shelomit’s late birthday celebration weekend. Shelomit! You pick!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2022
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to as August Ends?
Happy Wednesday!!! My brain suddenly announced to my head “it’s FALL!” I am resisting the urge to put all my summer clothes in storage and take down my a/cs since Chicago is supposed to have hot weather for at least one more week.Continue reading
Wedding Season Review (SPOILERS): Wait, Why Were They Fighting?
This is gonna be a pretty short review, not a lot to talk about Deeply. But I know a lot of us have already watched the movie and I wanted a place for us to chat without ruining things for the others.Continue reading
Wedding Season Review (No SPOILERS): A Very Pleasant Happy Light Rom-Com
What a nice movie! “Nice” as in if this movie were a person and you met that person at a party, you would say “what a nice person”. It’s just good hearted and kind and a little funny and eager to make friends.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Nagarjuna’s Birthday???
Happy Monday! It is overcast and rainy here, thank goodness we did all the “sunshine needed” lake chores yesterday. And now I just have to sit on the porch doing work-work for 9 hours.Continue reading
Sunday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Watch My Father Stress About the Rain!
Happy Sunday! I’m up at the lake house with my parents, watching my father obsess over if/when the weather is going to be nice enough for us to take the sailboat out for the year. Right now, it is pouring rain, so NO.Continue reading
Chatty Check-in Post: 3 Things I like About Fall, Mystery Series, Pumpkins, and Sweaters
This is not reasonable, but every year I think of September 1 as the start of fall. It isn’t though! It’s just a continuation of summer! The calendar has no control over the seasons! And yet, I am ready for fall.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching on Thursday: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to the Week Vikram Vedha Trailer Releases?
Happy Thursday! I missed Wednesday Watching yesterday because I was so distracted by hating Ranbir, so I’m putting it up a day late.Continue reading
Why People Hate Ranbir Kapoor, a Very Long Detailed Chronological Discussion!
I was talking with my friend yesterday about how hating Ranbir makes us all so happy, and it made me think that I should repost something to sort of give background on how myself and our small community has for a while been seeing him as a little toxic.Continue reading
Real Life International Indian-American Crime Story/Awesome Possible Reema-Zoya Series! (Podcast Scam Likely)
I listened to the most FASCINATING podcast, which is directly related to our blog topics which makes it even better. It’s about scam phone calls coming out of Bombay, hitting America targeting NRIs, and the money being processed by non-English speaking desperate recent NRIs driving around the American midwest. We know these people! Like, on film and also in real life!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Recover from a Rahman Concert?
Happy Monday! The Rahman concert on Saturday was so so good, and also so so tiring so I am still recovering. Shouting along to “Chaiyya Chaiyya” with a thousand other people really takes it out of you, you know?Continue reading
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELOMIT!!!!! I Hope You Have as Wonderful a Day as You Deserve!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELOMIT! I’m out of town this weekend, so I can’t do a watchalong in your honor, but that’s just a raincheck! You get to pick for the next watchalong.Continue reading
Darlings Review (SPOILERS): Too Much Dark. Not Enough Light, Makes Everything Muddy
Okay, Spoiler time!!! I already put up the No Spoilers review if you just want a quick idea of what the film is like to decide if it is for you. Now, SPOILERS!Continue reading
Darlings Review (No Spoilers): Great Shefali/Alia Performances, Overall Very Much a First Film
I finally watched it! And I am NOT going to tell y’all to watch it. Just because it deals with spousal abuse for large parts of the film and it’s frankly hard to watch. But if that doesn’t bother you (or if you are okay fastforwarding), it also has a kick of two central performances.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday! This week is going very fast for me, partly because we are shortstaffed at work (stupid summer vacations), and partly because I am working on the sewing project every free moment. Look, it’s Wednesday already!Continue reading
Lesser Known Rom-Com List Repost (Welcome Back FilmiLibrarian!)
FilmiLibrarian has been watching movies like a FIEND, much more than I have lately. And they are all rom-coms, which made me want to revisit my posts about rom-coms.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Monday After I Cut My Hair?
Happy Monday! My head feels so light! And I have so much more time because washing/brushing/braining is no longer a requirement!Continue reading
Nephew B Update, For Those Who Are Interested, He Turns 3 Weeks Old Today!
I had that horrible 2 weeks when I was just doing frazzled “gah!” posts with updates, and then I realized I’ve sort of left you all hanging. And anyway, who doesn’t like baby stories?Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Nagina! For Sridevi! 8am Chicago Time Start
Happy Sunday! I am progressing along with my massive difficult sewing project that I forgot I promised to have done by September 1, so I have earned a nice break watching Sridevi.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Sew Sew Sew!
Happy Saturday! My friend reminded me I promised to finish an enormous sewing project for her by September 1 when she needs it for an event, and I am going up to the lake house the next two weekends, so AAAA! So much sewing! Anyway, it’s a fun challenge.Continue reading
Sunday Watchalong: 8am Chicago Time! Nagina! For SRIDEVI!!!!
Happy Sridevi’s birthday! Thank goodness, I have managed to get enough people to do a Sridevi watchalong, would have been very sad if we couldn’t.Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Sridevi! Saturday (Tomorrow) or Sunday, Anyone?
Happy Friday! Yesterday FilmiKudhi suggested a Friday afternoon watchalong, but it’s way too last minute now. And also, I want to run some errands this afternoon instead.Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Morning or Midday? For SRIDEVI!!!
Wooo, let’s do another watchalong! And it’s Sridevi Weekend, so we gotta do one of her films. Call me crazy, but I’m feeling SNAKE-Y!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to 2 Days After Courtney’s Birthday???
Happy Wednesday! And happy 2 days after Courtney’s birthday! Hopefully it was cool and pleasant, instead of hot and stressful.Continue reading
Grease Review (for Olivia Newton-John): A Movie I Had to Age into Appreciating
Oh Olivia Newton-John. I heard she died and the first thing I wanted to know was “What did Travolta say?” It’s rare that an onscreen pairing in American film is so strong that even when the real person dies, your first thought is of their onscreen partner. So let’s go back and look at that movie which had such an impact and think about why that impact happened.Continue reading