Every year I have one or two grumpy gusses who go “ugh, Shahrukh month again?” And in contrast, EVERYONE ELSE IN DCIB LAND who goes “yaaaaaaaaaay! Shahrukh month!!!!” So suck it up grumpy folks, it’s Shahrukh month!!!!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2022
Saturday WatchAlong: Satayamev Jayate 2! 7am Chicago Time Saturday October 1! SO EXCITED!!!!
Woot! Early morning watchalong! Perfect for nice crisp fall days. I’ll wake up, have coffee, watch movie, walk dog, do volunteer thingy, then go pick up and install thermal curtains.Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Saturday or Sunday Morning? Satyamev Jayate 2 or A Gentleman?
Happy Thursday! And Happy Gandhi Jayante Weekend! In honor of which, I think we have to watch a big stupid action movie, right? Satyamev Jayate 2 I’ve heard is epicly delightfully stupid, and A Gentleman is secretly BRILLIANT and FINALLY has subtitles on Hulu.Continue reading
Life Update Post! I Will Update on My Life, You Can Update on Yours! Or Not
I’ve had a bit of a hectic few weeks since the start of September and I realized I haven’t update you, my Internet Friends, on everything that’s happening. And I haven’t gotten updates from you either! How are Emily and Angie and Genevieve’s kids doing with the start of school? Are FilmiKudhi and Saira’s babies teething yet? Is Shelomit prepared for another horrible Boston winter? And so on and so forth!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to the Week of Ponniyin Selven????
Happy Wednesday! This week feels like it is going super fast, but maybe that is just me. In just two days, I will be watching Ponniyin Selven!!!Continue reading
New Shahrukh Photo! Important Question, How Photoshopped Is This?
Thank you Angie! You make sure we know the important things that are happening. I look forward to your wise voice in this discussion.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week Ponniyin Selvan Releases????
Woot! Ponniyin Selvan release week FINALLY. It’s been soooooooooo long that Ratnam has been promising this movie.Continue reading
Ante Sundaraniki Review: For Once, a Movie I Think Would Have Been Better Set Overseas!
I am so very proud of myself for staying on schedule. Especially with this movie, which is a full 3 hours! But, yaaaaaaaay! I watched a new movie, and now I am reviewing it, my brain is working!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Do Fall Cleaning!
Woot, Saturday chores! Gonna clean up my yard for fall, put all the plants in the compost and maybe do a final lawn mow. Then gonna rearrange stuff inside, maybe set up my space heater/fake fire, get all cozy.Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Dangerous Ishq! 8am Chicago Time!
Woot! A big silly Karisma Kapoor movie! It’s been so long. I hope y’all are looking forward to this as much as I am.Continue reading
Thinky Post: The Pretty White Woman Success Story and How to Deal With Her
This post is inspired by reality TV! Specifically Ananya Panday and Paris Hilton in context of their (successful powerful) families, and their social status as very attractive young famous women. But does that mean they accomplished nothing? Or we should treat them like they accomplished nothing? How do we make fair judgements?Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Dangerous Ishq! Because It Looks So Fun! 8am Chicago Time Saturday
Woot, Karisma Kapoor movie! It’s been so looooooooooooong. I love Lolo. And a nice start to the weekend too.Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Miss Braganza! Are You Still Around? If So, You Get to Pick Time and Movie! If Not, Dangerous Ishq on Saturday Morning!
Happy Autumnal Equinox! For once it is truly the start of fall in Chicago, it was 80 degrees yesterday and dropped to 60 today, and looks generally gorgeous outside. Makes me excited about staying in and watching a cozy movie this weekend.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to on the Equinox?
Happy Autumnal Equinox! It’s either tonight or tomorrow depending on how you count things.Continue reading
New Homework Assignments for ME! 9/24 Review of Ante Sundaraniki, 10/1 Review of Ponniyin Selvan!
Once again, giving myself deadlines and assignments so I will do it! I’d be reviewing Ponniyin Selvan anyway, but maybe not Ante Sundaraniki, and I should watch new things! Yes, I will review Thiruchitrambalam, it’s rumored to possibly be hitting Netflix, so I’m waiting to see if that happens.
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week of the Autumnal Equinox?
Happy Monday! I was super productive this weekend, if “productive” equals “buying stuff”. Which I guess it might in this case, since I bought stuff I needed like a new space heater and chest of drawers. Anyway, very excited for both those to arrive and my apartment to be all autumn-y.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Brahmastra Rewrite! To Fix the Holes and Make it Better
I’m watching my terrible 1990s BBC Mystery series and waiting for the storms to start, and I am finally ready to start thinking about how to fix Brahmastra.Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Signature Move! 8:30am Chicago Time! For Shabana!
Happy Saturday! We get to have a nice coffee and breakfast morning and watch a nice movie together.Continue reading
Bollywood Wives Season 2 Review/Discussion Post: Rich Ladies Be Rich! Rich Men Be Jerks and Also Chunky Panday!
I watched it! My goodness this is a sunny silly show. I highly recommend it if you are interested in watching a sunny silly show that has more of a “plotline” than the first season (thank goodness). Oh, and I’m extra proud of myself because I gave myself a deadline of Saturday to finish, and I have finished and reviewed today!Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Signature Move! 8:30am Chicago Time Saturday!
I’ve decided to be totally selfish. I’ve been wanting to see Signature Move for ages, and I like watching movies on Saturday mornings. And it’s only 90 minutes, so even if no one else shows up, I will be happy talking to myself for 90 minutes (more than that and it gets weird).Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Saturday Morning, or Sunday Morning? And What Should We Watch???? For SHABANA!!!!
It’s Shabana Azmi’s birthday weekend! Which means we have every genre and era of film available to us!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on Ayushmann’s Birthday?
Happy Wednesday! My house is all in an uproar. My monthly cleaning person is coming, and I woke up early and cleared out my under-stairs closet, and I dropped my sofa slipcovers off at the dry cleaners yesterday so now I don’t have a sofa. It’s just so much muchness.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me As Chicago Recovers From a Massive Storm?
Happy Monday! It rained and rained and RAINED yesterday. My yard got nice and wet, and my new rain barrel got nice and full. Also, a tree went down and knocked into a neighbor’s house, but hey, it’s not my house! So that’s fine.Continue reading
Brahmastra Review (SPOILERS): This is What Happens When a Narcissist Makes a SuperHero Movie
Ugh, I did not like this movie. I did not like it so much that I couldn’t sleep last night. So I am writing this review on very little sleep, therefore very grumpy, and hating it even more than my last review when I compared it to vomit. What a fun read this will be for all of you!Continue reading
Brahmastra Review (No SPOILERS): Shahrukh Cameo, But Otherwise VOMIT
I don’t even care about spoiling the SRK cameo. It’s the main reason most of you would want to watch it, and I wouldn’t be giving you necessary info without acknowledging that. But otherwise, a disgusting bowl of undercooked reheated greasy microwave pizza with phoney “masala” sauce that was eaten and then thrown up in a big brown pile with chunks on the sidewalk by a drunk hipster who was yelling at his girlfriend at 3am while you are trying to sleep. Did that description make you feel a little nauseated and unhappy? WELCOME TO MY WORLD! Midnight, I just got home, and I feel too sick to sleep.Continue reading