It’s that time again, the time I remind everyone that it is a good thing to tip people who provide a service, even if that service is writing on the internet. Think of it as a New Year’s Resolution, start the year off right by paying off your debts, including your debt to me for giving you entertainment all year long.
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Seems like a good time to do one of my “this isn’t everything, or even the best things, this is just some stuff to think about” posts on queerness with Ek Ladki Ko Dekho coming out soon. Plus, I love our little discussion posts!
Remember the two #MeToo rules on DCIB: If you are going to repeat a story about someone, you must link back to the original source so we can all read it and judge for ourselves. And if possible, try to make the discussion broader and productive instead of personal. I’m going to try to follow both those rules myself with the Hirani story, giving a link back to the original source here, and talking about the broader issue I see what what happened.
Happy Monday! If I am understanding this holiday correctly, it makes the end of the solar month that contained the Winter Solstice. Basically a big party of “the Sun’s Coming Back!!! The Sun’s Coming Back!!!” And with that in mind, it is dedicated to Surya. All of this is things I can get behind, so I thought I would share it with you.
I’m finally going to spoil Simmba! Long after everyone else in the world has had a chance to watch it! Which means I don’t have to put in much of a SPOILER warning. If you want to see the movie, I assume you have already watched it. If you don’t want to see the movie but want to know what happens, then this is the place!
I skipped this episode when it first aired, because what do I care about cricket players? But then it turned into a whole “thing”, so I tracked down an illegal copy (since the legal copy has been pulled) so I could judge for myself.
Missed his birthday yesterday, but at least we can celebrate with a lovely TGIF. Including objectification and rankings, which is just what anyone would want for their birthday, right? Oh well, if we didn’t critique him, how would he ever get better?
I had all the individual posts all glued to the front page, but it was getting long and confusing. So I am putting them all in one long linked list instead. Click each link and put your vote in the comments. Oh, and also Officially Announcing, Voting Closes 1/30. And then I will announce the winners on 1/31.
Same rules as the female post! Not the first film, but rather the biggest leap film, from unknown to known, or minor star to major star, or whatever it is. Before you ask, I’m not including Rajkummar Rao or Ayushmann Khurrana, because I feel like their stellar 2018s were just a continuation of their stellar 2017s, not a leap even higher.
I’ve decided I get to make up my own rules for this category. It’s not an actress whose first movie was this year (although there are some of those), it could also be an actress who had been around for a while but finally got noticed this year. And as always, I will make my nominations just to get the ball rolling, but you can write in your own votes too.
Well, shoot. This was extremely derivative. I will give Zoya a lot of rope, but really? The quality of the colors, the gritty character background, even the hoodie. Surely there was a more original way to handle the story of a rising rap star.
I loved Nivin Pauly in this, naturally (although I have reservations about his hair). But I was surprised by how charismatic I found Renji Panicker, especially considering he just started acting a couple of years ago!