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

For Judy’s birthday! Easter Parade Remake, the Perfect SRK-Anushka Movie, and Summer Stock Remake, the Perfect Ranveer-Katrina Movie

Yaaaay, more fanfic! A late birthday present to ME! And also, Judy Garland’s 100th birthday is today and she is a very important person everywhere all the time, so she deserves attention.

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Wednesday Watching Post 1 Day Late: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on Dimple’s Birthday?

Happy Thursday! I skipped yesterday because it was my birthday (woot!) and instead I was driving around getting my free birthday things and opening presents and fun stuff like that. But today, I’m back! A year older! Ugh, I’m 37 now and I don’t like the number “37”. I really liked the number “36”, but “37” feels spikey and awkward.

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Sunday (or Saturday or Friday) WatchAlong: Atlee! For SRK’s New Movie! Mersal or Bigil?

SRK’s new movie will be directed by Atlee, a Tamil director who does great complicated fun action movies. I’ve seen three of his, and the two most recent are easily available and SUPER fun and both have Rahman scores. So we just need to choose between those two for our Sunday watch! And also decide what day to do the watch this week, for once my weekend is pretty open.

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Thinky/Discussion Post: Ghosts/Spirits, What Is Your Personal Feeling About It?

Nothing particularly inspired this post, beyond my parents and I having a conversation last night about if/when we feel the spirits of our shared dead relatives. As I’ve mentioned before, the lake house I go to in the summer has been in our family for almost 100 years, and it’s also where I spent the most time with my beloved Grandmother and Grandfather as a child (and where my father spent the most time with HIS grandparents when HE was a child), so we are surrounded by ghosts of various kinds of here.

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Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Vijay Raaz’s Birthday???

Happy Monday! Well, happy for you, not me. Not unhappy for me, just exhausted. Between the yards of the house-house, and the summer opening of the lake house, I worked flat out in a variety of ways all of last week (just some random examples, last Sunday I hung curtain rods, this Thursday I carried a large dollhouse down from the attic, and on Saturday I dropped a paving stone on my finger). My eyes hurt, my back hurts, and I don’t want to move. I think next weekend I will officially give myself time off and not do ANYTHING.

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DCIB Book Club: Anne of Windy Poplars, Best Characters and Worst Plot

I just had the loveliest morning finishing this book. I put it off partly because I was super busy this week (this was Week of Getting Yards Ready for Spring), but also because I remembered it being kind of dull. Not at all! So many fun little stories in there once the book really gets going.

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Silly Sunday on Thursday: True Crime Femme Fatale Romance for SRK, and Recasting Anne of the Island!!!!

I am sitting in a laundromat waiting for my clothes to be done, perfect time to let my imagination take flight and not really think about much of anything. Oh, and by the way, no watchalong this week, my schedule is just too crazy (my friends invited their friend who is a professional landscaper to come fix our back yard, so we are working flat out for the 3 days he is in town)

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Wednesday Watching: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the First Week of June???

Happy Wednesday!!! Today I get to take a break in the middle of work and drive up to Wisconsin. Because driving at rush hour is for the birds. I would have gone late late last night, but I forgot I had to catsit this morning. Cats are now fed, and I am ready to go once the traffic calms down!

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Enjoy a Day Off?

Happy Monday! I love 3 day weekends. I never seem to have enough time to do everything I want to do on 2 day weekends. Of course, that’s because my to-do list is always a 3rd again too long. If I had 3 day weekends all the time, I would get used to it and then my to-do list would expand and I would be right back in the same place. Anyway, I’m over half done making fence panels and I invited friends over to help me install them, I’m gonna hang my curtain rod today, I killed all the Hastas in the front yard (DEATH TO HASTAS!!!), and I finished reading Anne of the Island and did the watchalong with y’all.

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DCIB Book Club: Anne of the Island! My Favorite Anne Book

I am SO EXCITED to talk about this one. I remembered it has Ruby Gillis, but I forgot it also has the John Douglas-Janet Sweet romance. Either of these sections on their own would make it one of the most thought provoking Anne books, but the two together, plus Anne’s own maturing idea of romance, plus Phillipa Gordon’s romance and character, make it just a feast for discussion.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Monday After a Busy Weekend?

Happy Monday!!! I did so much this weekend! I finished my thousand piece jigsaw puzzle, most importantly. And I also dropped off a birthday present, got a massage, got a pedicure, made dinner for my parents, did two loads of recycling, organized the massive number of fence posts I need to assemble, and read the instructions for a lavender-in-a-jar planting project. And now I am at work, being all unproductive.

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British Brackets Winner: Alan Rickman!!!!! Let Us Celebrate Alan by Sharing Our Favorite Alan Performances

Happy Friday! It’s been kind of a slow week, I suspect Genevieve has either been hit by COVID part 2 like I was, or hit by “my kids are suddenly healthy and driving me crazy”. Shelomit is doing her sad stuff, Filmikudhi is dressing her baby up in a series of increasingly elaborate outfits (thank you for photos!), it’s just Saira and me sitting here and talking about Anne. I’m considering not even doing a Sunday WatchAlong this week, taking a week off instead and mowing my lawn. Anyway, perfect time to have a pleasant Alan Rickman conversation!

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