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Tag Archives: Abhishek Bachchan
JLo and Ben Inspired Post: What Former Couple of Indian Film Do You Wish Would Get Back Together?
I just read a month and a half of People magazines, and my goodness are they excited about JLo and Ben! Which made me realize it’s not just in India that celebrity shifted in the early 2000s, it’s crazy that in America these two 50 year olds are still bigger stars than everyone who came after them. And also, years later reunions are a GREAT story and I want more of them.Continue reading
Memorial Day WatchAlong! Dus! Now on Prime! 8am Chicago Time
Happy Memorial Day! Got into a big debate on the blog a while back about whether it is appropriate to say “happy” for memorial day and similar holidays. Whatever, I am ALWAYS happy!Continue reading
Thinky Post: The Internet, Patterns, Conspiracy Theories, and Reality
Oh boy, a thinky post! Inspired by the really interesting new Cecil Hotel documentary on Netflix. It is less of a true crime story, and more of a “who are the people who are obsessed with true crime and why” story.Continue reading
It’s Abhishek’s Birthday! Which of These 3 Talents He Posesses is Your Favorite?
Abhi Baby!!!! Surprisingly undervalued, but also seems to kind of like it like that. He struggled in his father’s shadow as a young man, but has matured into understanding the value of being overlooked and allowed to do his own thing. And he is very very good at doing his own thing.Continue reading
Another True Crime Show That Could Be a Hindi Movie, Including a GREAT Role for Jennifer Lopez!!!
I’m still watching bad true crime, so sue me. I am addicted to terrible reenactments and serious talking heads from “relationship experts”. Anyway, great plot ideas for Indian movies!Continue reading
Upcoming Movies! Bob Biswas Finishes Filming, Shyam Singha Roy Starts, and Aayush Sharma Again (sigh)
Woooo, movies! Not actually releasing, but at least being made! I am excited. Also, we get to talk smack about Aayush Sharma, which is one of my favorite things.Continue reading
Ludo Review (SPOILERS): Love Conquers All
This movie is super fun and surprising, you will really enjoy watching it without knowing what is going to happen. So just relax and know it is generally a happy ending, watch the movie, then come back her to discuss it AFTER you have seen it.Continue reading
Ludo Review (No SPOILERS): A Movie About Love and Happiness
Yaaaaay! A good happy movie! If you want a film that is satisfyingly well-made, and has a nice happy love and kindness message, you should watch this! I was very worried, because it is the kind of film that can suddenly turn dark and angry without warning (like, Super Deluxe). But no! I can report that it stays in the zone of “the world is ultimately just and people care for each other”.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Month Re-Review, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna!
I just reread my original review, and it was quite good, but there are so many other interesting points to discuss that I didn’t even touch upon! I’m excited!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Try Not to Go Yellow Wallpaper Crazy!
Happy Saturday! I had a bit of a meltdown last night. This will no doubt surprise you (as it did me!) but spending two weeks trapped in bed in a small room will eventually drive you insane. I was thinking it would be fun times and being waited on hand and foot and watching as much TV as I want, and it is that, but it is also a wee bit insanity inducing. Who knew! Anyway, Wednesday I see the doctor again and he said that maybe, if I was very very good, he would have new rules for me beyond “lie perfectly still with your foot in the air all day every day”.Continue reading
Amitabh’s Negative and At Home! Abhishek Still in Hospital
Thank you Kirre for keeping an eye on this and alerting me! Such nice news to wake up to. Well, nice/not nice.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Abhishek Bachchan, the Quiet Prince
I just wrote about Aish and was surprised that I hadn’t written about her before. In contrast, with Abhishek I know I haven’t written about him before and I’m not quite comfortable even know. He is growing so much before our eyes, I don’t think anything I write now will be the end of his story, I don’t think I can even predict how his story will end.Continue reading
Breathe: Into the Shadows Review (SPOILERS): When Does Protecting Your Loved Ones Go Too Far?
I did quick episode by episode reviews, this is where I am going to summarize and review the whole darn thing, start to finish. If it’s not your cup of tea but you are vaguely curious what the plot is, read this one. Oh boy! (full index of all reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Final Episode Recap/Review (SPOILERS): How Much Can You Do For Family?
The final episode! Woot! All our questions answered, sort of. Enough left open to make for juicy discussion. (full index of Breathe coverage here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 11 Recap/Review: Isolation
Great episode, so much happens, and I find it all fairly believable! You know, grading on a curve and all of that. (full index of Breathe reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 10 Recap/Review: The Sin of Attachment
Another good episode! Yeah, it was just those resetting post twist episodes that were weak, now we are back to interesting strong ones. (full index of Breathe reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 9 Recap/Review: The Selfishness of Fear
Okay, either this episode is better than the last few, or I’m just in a better mood watching it. Let’s say the first! Once again, I can find a strong central theme tying it all together, and the past storyline ties much more firmly into the present than in other episodes. (full index here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 8: New Conflicts
Still not selling me on the twist! Still ends up in less rather than more tension. But there are some interesting misunderstandings in this episode which make it work a little bit better than the last episode. And some careful foregrounding of new plot conflicts in hopes of getting the audience interested in them. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 7: The Stakes Get Lower
Well, the show is struggling a bit to come back from that really not very logical twist. It tries to build up more of a backstory for how it happened, but the bigger issue is that it makes the stakes so much lower, and therefore the tension we need to want to keep walking has kind of gone away. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Aishwarya Rai, Public Perfection and Private Humanity
Huh, I thought I’d already written this, but I guess I’d just written around it. Aish is someone who appears to be complicated but, I believe, is simple at the heart of it.Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 6: TWIST!!!!
Well, on the one hand, I don’t like this ridiculous implausible twist. But on the other hand, it kind of sideways adds a tension to the danger in this particular episode. If the show manages to use it in that way moving forward, changing the layers of tension we see onscreen, I won’t mind it.Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 5 Recap/Review: Connections
Now I’m getting a little worried. A lot moves forward in this episode, and we aren’t even halfway down with the season. Which means in order to not resolve it all within the next couple episodes, there will have to be some pretty ridiculous twists. Or maybe not! Maybe they will pull it off. But I’m worried. (index of reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 4 Recap/Review: Surprising New Couples (Lesbians!)
If I am reading this correctly, this season has 12 episodes instead of 8 in the first season. Sometimes longer seasons can lead to confusion and blind alleys in the narrative as the show tries to fill more time than expected. So far, I think this show is going the opposite direction. The first season sometimes felt rushed, and too many things at once. This season is much more relaxed and enjoying the journey. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 3 Recap/Review: Men and Women
Should I be titling these by the episode titles instead of the themes I see? Oh well, too late now, and it makes more sense to me this way anyway. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading