Silly Sunday: Thugs of Hindostan Without Aamir

On my second watch (kidnapped by my friend Dina and forced to rewatch it), I amused myself by picturing the film without Aamir as part of it. And you know, it works!  There is no actual narrative need for Aamir to be there.  Here, I’ll show you.  Oh, and this will make a lot more sense if you’ve already seen the movie.

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Thugs of Hindostan Scene By Scene Part 3: The Ending!!!! I Hate It

Last section!  The shortest amount of screen time of all the sections I am covering.  But I guess the most important since it is the ending? (full index of Thugs of Hindostan coverage here)

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Thugs of Hindostan Scene By Scene Part 2, Middle Third Up To Last Song: Aamir Gets Insufferable and I Get MEAN

I already put up Part 1, plus reviews and stuff, you can check them out in the Thugs of Hindostan index here.  This is not a super detailed scene by scene, but it is a little detailed, there was just more stuff I wanted to talk about than could be included in the SPOILER review.

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Thugs of Hindostan Scene By Scene Part 1, First Third! Opening through Aamir Taking On the Mission

Yes, I’m doing it!  Mostly because I found a lot of little moments I wanted to talk about in the film and the simplest way to do it is string them all together and talk about everything that happens in the whole film. (index of Thugs coverage here)

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Saturday Small Talk: Which of These Stories Surprises You LEAST?

Happy Saturday!  Today is the day I do NOTHING.  I am very excited about this.  Of course, Dog Hazel will still drag me outside for our daily walks, and I should probably buy milk, but otherwise NOTHING.  And you can join me in my nothing by lazily talking about gossip stories.

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TGIF: It’s Snowing, I’m Cold-Celebrities As Hot Drinks

I may be failing at my “only have coffee three times a week and then the caffeine doesn’t get to you” system.  I am sitting in my office on a no-caffeine day dreaming of coffee.  Maybe I should get a hot chocolate instead and see if I can trick myself.

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Thugs of Hindostan Review (SPOILERS): Aamir is No Han Solo

I already put up my No Spoilers review, you can read that if you want to avoid spoilers.  Most of the fun of the movie is in the action set-pieces which I can’t really spoil, so you don’t have to be that careful about it, read this review if you want.  Oh, and this review is a little short because I am planning to do a semi-scene by scene for this film.  Probably more like first half/second half, but the structure and visuals were interesting enough that I want to dissect them piece by piece over the next few days.

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Thugs of Hindostan Review (No Spoilers): A Film That Runs from Anything Real

Well, that was odd!  A movie with a lot of depth and meaning and purpose that somehow got shrunk and diminished until it became meaningless and small and ugly.  Huh.  Oh, but the action scenes are still kind of fun, you should still watch it for that if you want.

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Diwali Repost! Swades, Shahrukh Argues that Ram is Within Us All and We Should Save Ourselves

I think it’s one of those Big movies that I was avoiding, ones that are really good, and I also really like and I want to be careful to explain why I like them in a way that makes you like them too, not just appreciate their quality.

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Diwali Repost! Lajja, Telling Sita’s Story From Multiple Directions

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To Diwali Week?

Happy Wednesday!  I’m feeling bleak, mostly because the weather is totally overcast, partly because I put in soooooooooooo much work on the two reviews yesterday and no one read them (tip: if you want more Malayalam reviews, maybe read Malayalam reviews?  And comment and share?  Because otherwise I’m not gonna bother).  Anyway, I get to go over to a friend’s house tonight, so that will be nice.

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Happy Election Day!!!!!!

Happy Election Day!  I got up very early and voted at the Croation Cultural Center.  I could have voted early or done a mail in ballot or any number of other things, but I really like the Croation Cultural Center and waiting until the actual day gives me an excuse to poke around inside.  Oh, and looking at my schedule of reviews, today is weirdly going to be all about female vengeance, so that’s kind of a cool theme

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Thugs/Diwali Week?

I gave into my secret horrible unhealthy addiction yesterday and read a book.  Which is why I only got 6 hours of sleep, forgot to eat dinner, and still haven’t written my Koffee post.  Books are VERY BAD for me!!!!  Movies are much healthier, reading is dumb. Anyway, sorry for the lack of posts, at least I managed to get this one up on time somehow.

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New Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion Post! (remember, you can watch it with me on twitter starting at 2pm Chicago time TODAY, Use Hashtags #JHMS and #DCIB)

Happy Jab Harry Met Sejal day!  Shahrukh may not have a Diwali release this year, but that just means we get to keep up the celebration for his last film.  I’ll be reposting some of my reviews, and the index of coverage, and of course the tweetalong starts at 2pm.

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