About mredlich21

Author of book Don't Call It Bollywood, Indian film obsessive, recently graduated Masters student in film studies, person who bores everyone in her real life with her out there theories and thinking on any and all pop culture topics

Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Day Before I GO ON VACATION!?!?!

Happy Wednesday! I get two days off work starting tomorrow! Why? No reason! I just blocked myself for a couple mental health days. Which I will be spending at doctor’s appointments because I HATE taking time off work to go to the doctor so I would rather take time off vacation.

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We Are All Sad Today, and That is Okay

This is a Happy Place, and it will stay a Happy Place. For my own mental health, and that of the people who come here, we will resist negativity. But resisting negativity doesn’t mean resisting sadness. We can be sad, together, and acknowledge that we are feeling sad. And then we can, together, comfort and cheer each other. Choose to make this a place of peace, safety, and love.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on a Bleak Monday?

Happy (?) Monday! As long time readers know, I really really struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Right now, daylight savings hasn’t ended so I am waking up in the dark, and in Chicago it’s been overcast for two days now and looking to stay that way. So I am BLEAK. Better since coffee and vitamin D pill and walking the dog, but still pretty bleak. Ask me happy things!

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Friday WatchAlong: SHAHRUKH MONTH!!!!!! Yes Boss To Start Us Off! 3:30pm Chicago Time!!!!

SHAHRUKH MONTH!!!! I am SO ready for it this year!!!!! Starts tomorrow, I don’t even know for sure what I am going to be doing, but I know inspiration will come upon me and it will be MAGNIFICENT. Also, usually I say “don’t worry, there will be non-SRK content too”. This month, I MAKE NO SUCH COMMITMENT!!! DCIB could very well become an all-SRK/all the time sort of place for the next 30 days. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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