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 Week I (maybe) Finish with My Foot?

Happy Wednesday! And happy day I have my last doctor’s appt and my last physical therapy appointment! Hopefully. Maybe.

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Instagram Round-Up: Sid M is Cute and Funny, Varun With the Two Loves of His Life, and Gauri’s Got a Book!

Haven’t done one of these in a while, feeling kind of low energy this morning, so I thought I would see if there was anything awesome on The Internet. There isn’t really anything awesome, but there’s some stuff that is okay.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me On Ayushmann Khurrana’s Birthday?

Happy Monday! I got my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year this morning. I’m back at my parents and there is a drive through Starbucks a couple blocks away from them, so when I woke up early this morning, I thought “I’m gonna walk the dog over to my car and drive to Starbucks and treat myself”. The Starbucks lady said my dog was cute, so it was an all around successful adventure.

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Biggest Event of 2020: I Got a Mild Hair Change

Truly, Biggest Event! I think we can all agree on that. I’ve been thinking about it for about a month (thus the hair posts, sort of. It wasn’t feedback or convincing me exactly, it was more that having those conversations with friends made me realize it was a fun conversation to have), had the appointment scheduled for a week and a half, and finally did it today. And the whole process was miserable, I never want to get a salon cut again, blech!

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Shahrukh Birthday Countdown! Movie 4, Dil Aashna Hai, First Film Signed and 4th Released

I love Dil Aashna Hai!  I watched it years ago on a funky library copy, and fell in love with it.  And then I couldn’t track down a copy on DVD to buy until just recently.  I should have stolen the library copy!  No one else could possibly appreciate it as much as me, I deserved that DVD!  But I didn’t, because I am honest, which means it wasn’t until it just popped up on a random ebay list from a seller in India that I was able to watch it again.  It’s even more wonderful than I remembered!

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Get An Elliptical Delivered!

Happy Saturday! I feel like such a cliche, because everyone is doing this, but I bought myself a home gym equipment thing. Laying around with my foot up for a month really made me want to be more active, and we are heading into winter in Chicago when being active outside will be harder and harder. So I took the plunge and bought myself an elliptical, which is supposed to be delivered at some point in a 4 hour window, and I am going to force the nice delivery man to carry it up 3 flights of stairs for me.

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Friday WatchAlong: Sita Sings the Blues! Starting at 5pm Chicago Time, Right Here

Yaaaay! I love love love LOVE this movie. And feel a little possessive about it, the filmmaker started putting up her little music videos on youtube while she was still finishing the film, and I watched them back then while she was slowly spinning them out. I was so excited when it turned into a film festival darling and everyone was talking about it!

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Masaba Masaba Review/Spoilers: First 3 Episodes

Woo, what a fun interesting TV show perfectly designed for the DCIB audience! And nice a short and light too. I’m gonna do quick short reviews of the episodes, grouping the first 3 and the last 3. Also, VERY IMPORTANT, if you liked this show you should watch Little Things. It doesn’t have the celebrity aspect, but very similar slice of modern Indian life.

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It’s Manju Warrier’s Birthday! In Her Honor, a Brief Summary of the Strangest Darkest Film Industry Scandal in History

Now, remember, I am NOT an expert on Malayalam film industry. I’m just a beginner. So this is going to be a summary of “this is what I have heard, but I don’t know if it is true”. However, I do want everyone to read it anyway. Those who know what I am about to say so you can correct me and provide gobs more background. Those who don’t so you can get a baseline for how very messed up a film industry can get.

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Friday WatchAlong: Sita Sings the Blues at 5pm Chicago Time on 9/11!!!! (Grandpa’s Birthday)

Yes, first, my Grandpa’s birthday is 9/11. He had a good 80 years where the most important thing about that date was that it was his birthday. Oh well, now it makes it easy to remember. Second, since the start time is gonna be different, I thought I should give two days warning to people about what movie it will be so they can plan.

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