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

Chatty Check-In Post: A Variety of Food Related Questions!

Time for one of those chatty posts where we all just make small talk at each other generally feel sane again! And also because I am genuinely curious about the way the rest of humanity handles these issues.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week I Have VACATION?

Happy Monday! I just have to get through today, and then tomorrow, and then Wednesday, and then starting Wednesday night I am on VACATION. True, I’m not really going anywhere, but I am treating it like a real vacation. I’m gonna get up in the morning and go sight seeing, then come back and watch TV in bed, just like I was in a hotel.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! From Me and Albie Dog!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day! By golly I am having an SRK and Valentine’s party, even if it is virtual. Every year for 10 years, I have had a Valentine’s and SRK party (sometimes it is 6 people and cake, sometimes it is me and a friend and a heart shaped pizza), and I am not giving up this year! This afternoon we are virtually watching the Letterman special and then talking about how he is the Perfect Man. The way the holiday should be celebrated.

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Friday WatchAlong: Hum Aapke Hain Koun! Let’s Learn About FAMILY VALUES!!! 3pm Chicago Time Start

Friday WatchAlong!!! Actually on Friday!!!! And we are going to watch a very VERY long movie. It will be dark out and you will be ready for dinner by the time it is over. Also, you will be STARVING. Rajshri films will always make you super super hungry.

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TGIF: 90s Edition!!!! Which of These Images is MOST 90s?

The 90s! Gave us so many great smile inducing photos!!!! With silly silly people in silly silly clothes. Which is good, because I am STILL GRUMPY. Hopefully HAHK this afternoon will cheer me up. If not, I am going to have to wait until NEXT MONTH which is the soonest that the sun is supposed to be out again in Chicago.

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Valentine’s 90s Week of Romance: I Am Super Grumpy and I Am Going to Complain About Jerry Maguire (and a little Ranbir), and A Lot a Bit MEN!!!!!

The world is a bleak and horrible place filled with no sun and snowdrifts, it’s super unfair that I have to do work-work in the living room instead of continuing to sleep in my nice warm bed, and I don’t want to walk the dog. And you know whose fault that is? MEN! White Old Rich Men!!!! In some way I am not clear on, but I know I am mad about it. I’m gonna talk about how Tom Cruise/Cameron Crowe are terrible people who think they are good. Oh, and don’t bother actually watching Jerry Maguire before reading this post, I will tell you everything you need to know.

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Friday WatchAlong: Hum Aapke Hain Koun! 3pm Chicago Time Tomorrow! JOIN US!!!!

Oh yeah, we’re doing HAHK!!!! For those of you who haven’t seen it before, it is unbelievably long, and nothing happens until 40 minutes before the end. So arrive late, leave early, fall asleep in the middle, take go outside with your kids and play and then come back, it’s all good. HAHK will just keep churning along.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To on VALENTINE’S WEEK???

Happy Wednesday!!! And happy 4 days to Valentine’s!!!! I may try to talk my parents into a heart shaped pizza to celebrate. And I will try very hard not to be sad that I am missing my annual SRK Valentine’s party for the first time in 10 years!!!!

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90s Week Friday WatchAlong!!! Dil To Pagal Hai or Hum Aapke Hain Koun? Fight For Your Fav!!!!

I already decided we are doing Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning, because the big concern with Friday afternoon is folks having to come late. And these movies are so loooooooooong, doesn’t matter! Also, we’ve done Saturday a lot lately and it feels unfair to Friday, you know? Poor day of the week getting jealous.

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90s Week of Romance: Best Jodi! Aamir-Juhi, Kajol-Ajay, Kajol-SRK, SRK-Juhi, Madhuri-Salman, Madhuri-Anil, Karisma-Salman, Saif-Akshay, Govinda….?

I put in that Govinda one just to make Popka happy. But now she has to tell us who would be the Govinda jodi person, because I don’t know.

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90s Week of Romance: Best Hindi Love Song of the 90s, “Tujhe Dekho” or “Pehla Pehla Pyar” or “Khandala”????

A challenge!!!!! Which will be well-nigh impossible! At least, it would be for me. All 3 Khans had amazingly iconic love songs in this era, with adorable spectacular co-stars and forever hit tunes and so on and so forth. But which is BEST? And I guess also which is worst, and which is middlest.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me VALENTINE’S WEEK???

Happy Monday!!! Happy Valentine’s Week!!!! So exciting! I mailed most of my cards weeks ago, plus my special Valentine’s gift for my nephew, and yesterday I hand delivered a combo Valentine’s/new cat present, the last card that I will hand deliver day of to make it special. I have heard some people treat Valentine’s as a holiday between romantic couples, but I think that is crazy. I treat it as a “time to send nice presents/cards to everyone and anyone who is important in my life”.

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Valentines 90s Week of Romance!!! Sleepless in Seattle and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the Same Story Told Different

Woot! It’s 90s week!!!! Gotta start with the two most significant romances of the 90s, Sleepless in Seattle and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Yes, HAHK and DDLJ were more important films in general, and When Harry Met Sally is more influential, but these two movies were the biggest romantic hits of the decade, the ones that you pull out when you just want to swoon over love and not worry about anything else.

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