Well, this was a dull movie. And historically inaccurate, mostly in your usual gender normative/casteism/classism way. But also a really WEIRD homophobic thing. Just like, SO ODD. So odd that I am going to give it it’s own post for us to discuss, so look forward to that! (homosexuality post up now, go here to learn more about and discuss that aspect)Continue reading
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Shakuntala Devi Review (No Spoilers): A Biopic That Manages To Be Both Inaccurate and Boring
Well, this is a BORING movie! At least ridiculous Mahanati had some nice crazy melodrama in it, and ridiculous Padman had the fun invented Sonam Kapoor character, and ridiculous Rustom had uniforms. This is bad BAD history, bad BAD filmmaking, and also DULL. Blech. I’ll put it this way, only watch it if you enjoy Vidya so much you would be happy seeing her recite the phone book. Because this script is only slightly more exciting than that. Oh wait, I always like to be positive, so I should have something else to add…it’s better than Mission Mangal?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 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 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
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 2 Recap/Review: Partnerships
Episode 2! This is a good series to do episode by episode reviews, each seems to have a kind of individual overriding theme that I can use for discussion. (full index here)Continue reading
Breathe Season 2 Episode 1 Recap/Review: Suffocation of Time Passing
Woot, season 2! Like Season 1, this is a good solid procedural limited series thriller. Not mind-blowingly good, no better than dozens of similar shows. But no worse either, and watching these familiar actors shift their performance style from the melodrama of Indian film work to the subtle close up style acting of TV thrillers is fun. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Shakuntala Devi Trailer! Not a Hagiography, So I Actually Want to Watch This!
Thanks Kirre for posting the trailer in a comment! I probably wouldn’t have watched it otherwise, all the promotional materials up until now have made me not really interested in the film. But the trailer was different and GREAT!Continue reading
Things to Make You Smile! New Breathe Series Next Month, Sid M. Did Something Sweet and Got a Sweet Video in Return, Karan Johar Does a Tongue Twister
One of these news items will make your day, I guarantee it. I know, that’s a big guarantee, but I’m pretty comfortable with it.Continue reading
TGIF: Amit Sadh, The Hot Guy You Don’t Know About
By golly I am going to make Amit Sadh happen! I will force you to love him!!!! And then the whole world will love him, and he will finally have the career he deserves, and everyone will forget about Ranbir Kapoor. Positive Thinking!!!!Continue reading
Happy Sonakshi Sinha Day! Akira, Her Most Special Movie
This movie is so good! And interesting! And unique! And Sonakshi is amazing in it. Seriously, you should all watch it. And maybe not read this review, because it is crazy long.Continue reading
Sunday Rerun: Running Shaadi, My Favorite Rom-Com Since Humpty Sharma
Do you trust my judgement? Do you like rom-coms? Then watch this! The hero is dreamy, the heroine is independent, and the plot is shockingly progressive. And romantic!Continue reading
Trailer Update: Everything Old is New Again! A New Bhatt Young Romance, A New Govinda Comedy, and a Remake of a Kishore Classic
Funny collection of trailers today, one of them is for a movie that isn’t even playing in theaters. I guess they are just the September dregs, not big enough to wait for Diwali or another holiday, so might as well throw out the promotions and the films now.
Gold Review (SPOILERS): Chak De India, but Different
This is an interesting movie. Because it is both a sports movie and a true story, which means we know everything about it already. But at the same time, we don’t, because we don’t know what particular angle the filmmaker is going to choose to look at to show us this story. So, I leave it up to you. You already know the details of the plot, the trailer spelled it out. If you want the tone and message of the film to surprise you, don’t read this review, read this one. If you don’t care, do read this review.
Gold Review (No Spoilers): Indian History is the True Star of the Film
Thanks to those of you who donated this month, I was able to rent a car and drive to the movie theater and see Gold, yaaaay! And now I get to review it.
Trailers! Some Old, Some Very Old, and One New
I know I know, lots of little posts today and only one substantive one. Sorry! Some days are just like that. But at least it gives me a chance to catch up on trailers.
Breathe Amazon Series Final 2 Episodes! (SPOILERS): We End With Hope and a Hero
And we are at an end! No more charming-but-murderous Maddy, no more troubled-but-reliable Amit, no more police jeeps driving through the streets of Bombay. Well, unless you want to watch one of the many many movies that involve police jeeps driving through the streets of Bombay. I recommend Talaash! (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here) Continue reading
Breathe Recap/Review (SPOILERS): Episodes 5 and 6, Opposing Forces Find their Places
Happy Thursday! Sometime around midnight tonight (I haven’t figured out the schedule exactly yet) the last episode of Breathe will come out. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a second series at some point, so the story may not necessarily be over, but at least the first part will be resolved. (part 1 of my coverage here and part 2 here)
Breathe Recap/Review (SPOILERS), Episode 3 and 4, the Hero Becomes Demon and Drunkard Becomes Hero
Welcome to part 2! Episodes 3 and 4, one of which is the best episode of the series (I think). (part 1 here and part 3 here)
Tuesday Tamil: Breathe Review/Recap, First 2 Episodes (SPOILERS), Dark Interconnected Crime Drama Comes to India
I finally watched it! Partly for Maddy, partly for my beloved Amit Sadh (if you like him in this, WATCH RUNNING SHAADI!). They were both good. And I am putting it up as a “Tuesday Tamil”, even though it is in Hindi, because really we are all watching if for Maddy mostly, and he is a Tamil industry guy. (part 2 here)
TGIF: A Game of Five
Happy Friday! I am having friends over tonight for the inaugural New Apartment Movie Night. I’m excited! The place is still a disaster, but they are good friends, so it should be fine. And to entertain them, I came up with a game! which I am now sharing with you.
Silly Sunday Speculative Post: North and South! The Perfect Crossover Plot, Now that Bahubali Has Broken Through the Northern Markets
Happy Sunday! A week ago I put up a post asking for suggestions/votes for classic novels to be turned into fanfic. Pride and Prejudice was the first choice (thus last week’s post), but North and South was a close second. Which also inspired me to finally watch North and South. And it really is perfect for a remake! I barely have to change the plot at all, just streamline it a little.
Running Shaadi Review (SPOILERS): Bam! First Five Minutes, They Break the Rom-Com Mold!
I already said in my no SPOILERS review that this is a great great rom-com! And you should definitely go see it if at all possible. Don’t just read my SPOILERS review! Only read it if you have already seen the film, or if you are one of those people who can still enjoy movies even after reading all the spoilers.