Kavita Krishnamurthy Day! What Is Your Favorite KK Song?

Kavita was really REALLY big for about ten years. And then not. So you may not be aware of her now, but I bet you still know a lot of her songs.

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Street Dancer 3 Review (SPOILERS): If I Say the Words "Shirtless Dance of Torment", Are You In or Out?

Plot? Whoooooooo cares???? It’s all about the lights and the glamour and the big flippy things and so on. So read this review, you will still want to see the film anyway. Or not want to see the film if you are a hopelessly practical person who has no love for dance battles and learning lessons and that moment when the power goes out and there is no music but then magically they create their OWN music!!!! Also, the plot is hilarious so read my summary for the giggles.

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Discussion Post: What Actor and Actress Should Win "Most Improved"? Who Should NOT???

I just want to talk about how I secretly like Sid M. again. But I also think this is an important award! Effort should be rewarded. Most important part about this post is that actual end quality does not matter, it’s about the distance between the start and the end. Like, Ranbir is still a better actor/dancer/everything than Sid M, but has he improved at all from where he started?

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Wednesday Malayalam: Android Kunjappan, a Malayalam Take on a the Robot Revolution

Remember how I said I was feeling rumpled today? That’s partly because I finished this movie right before work and it’s one of those stupid frustrating Malayalam open endings. I’m sorry, I was raised in America where an ending is happy or sad, and there are NO QUESTIONS. I don’t have the emotional/mental strength to handle all of these “it’s more beautiful and real for being incomplete” endings.

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Trailer! Rorschach Test, Does This Make You Laugh or Cry?

Either response is acceptable, I think it probably depends on how emotional you are feeling today. I just find it interesting to think about because I think the filmmakers were going for laughs, but have a respectful awareness that the topic may make some people cry.

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Hindi Film 101: The Job of a Director, Hollywood versus India

I just reviewed Junglee, one of the few Indian movies directed by an American which I can still legitimately call “Indian”. And in that review, I started talking about what is and is not universal in the job of a director, and then I realized I really should make this a 101.

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Happy Javed Akhtar Day! Zanjeer, Amitabh's Most Romantic Action Film

I know this is the film that invented the Angry Young Man.  I know it is a Big Story about power and the state and so on and so forth.  And that’s why I enjoy it and respect it the same way I enjoy any of the other Amitabh classics, Sholay or Deewar or Trishul or Agneepath.  But the reason I love it just for me, is because Jaya and Amitabh are SO IN LOVE.  Like, so in love that it is blinding.  It’s not a surprise they got married as soon as they finished filming, it would have been a surprise if the DIDN’T get married.

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