News Round-Up: Alia-Ranbir Marriage Rumors, Sacred Games Makes it to the Indian Press for One Reason, Bharat Sounds…Confused

Monday Monday, news news.  Nothing really exciting, like a contract dispute or something, but still some things for us to chew over.

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Let’s Obsess over Katrina’s Zero Look!!!

For her birthday (/to take advantage of Kat being trending news today), Shahrukh posted her first look from Zero and a little introductory statement on his twitter.  So, let’s obsess over it!  The way we do.

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Dabangg Reloaded Chicago Show: Literally Unwatchable, WHAT HAPPENED????

Well, that was a disaster!  And not in the way I was expecting, but rather the complete opposite.  Salman and all the performers were great, it was everything else that was shockingly bad.  And I can look at video from Atlanta and see that they got a totally different show than I did.  WHAT HAPPENED IN CHICAGO????

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I Just Watched Another Malayalam Movie That Could be Remade for Shahrukh! Or Aamir or Salman

Mamootty picks the BEST story ideas for his age.  After Bhaskar the Rascal, here is another one, Pullikkaran Staraa, that is age appropriate and interesting and could so easily be translated into a Hindi film.  Especially since the Malayalam original was only moderately successful and of only moderate quality.

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Silly Sunday: Female Friendship Vengeance Story, Inspired by Alia and Ranbir and Kat

Happy Sunday!  I wrote soooooooooooooooo much yesterday, and like good high quality stuff, reviews of Bhavesh Joshi and Veere Di Wedding.  So this morning, I get to write short total trash, in a nice change of pace.  Let’s pretend the world is a bad romance novel of the Judith Kranz type and rewrite reality!

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Tiger Zinda Hai Review (SPOILERS): A Lot of Style Hiding a Big Ball of Nothing

As I already said in my no spoilers review, this was not a fun movie.  And not a movie I liked.  And, I think, not actually a good movie.  But a movie with all the trappings to fool people into thinking it is good.

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Tiger Zinda Hai Review (No SPOILERS): Not a Fun Move

Well shoot, that was a disappointment!  And I feel kind of bad because I dragged my sister and cousin along with me.  On the other hand, I am also happy that I had them there for moral support.  Because this was very dark and very stressful and not really fun at all!

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Happy Salman Week! Ek Tha Tiger Before Tiger Zinda Hai

I saw this movie 3 times in theaters, mostly because I wanted to watch the Jab Tak Hain Jaan teaser over and over again.  But also for itself, it’s a very well-made fun movie.  I forgot just how well made and fun until I re-watched it just now.

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New Tiger Zinda Hai Song! Very Romantic

Very romantic in a particular way, with Salman putting together and surprising Katrina with wonderful things.  Which makes me interested in their character dynamics a little bit.  Especially because I just re-watched Ek Tha Tiger and it fits nicely with how their relationship was established in that.

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First Tiger Zinda Hai Song! I’m Not in Love With It, But I am Excited For the Movie

Literally the second I fell asleep, poof!  This was posted!  And I stayed up late last night too!  Salman must have a Margaret-tracker that tells him when I fall asleep, and that is when he posts the things.

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Starter Kit: 7 Actresses in All 3 Phases of Their Career

I put up a post about the 3 phases of an actress’ career in Hindi film (Starting Out, Established, Married), and then I also put up a post about starter films to get to know actors.  And I was puzzling over how to do a post about actresses, since they really don’t have the same kind of massive career backlog as actors, and I thought “Aha!  I can combine the two posts!”  So that’s what I did, here are some of the top actresses divided into their 3 career eras (or 2, depending).  I could have kept going on and on, but I ran out of energy, so I stopped at 7.  I’m sure I will be back with more.

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Hindi Film 101: The Three Phases of an Actress Career

This came up on yesterday’s News Round-Up post when we were talking about Dips and Padmavati and where she might go next.  The thing is, there is a standard route where she will go that is kind of an unspoken but accepted thing.  So I thought I might as well speak it, just in case you are new to the films and are unaware of the expectations for an actress.  Oh, and also give a comparison with Hollywood in case you are new to Hollywood and unaware of the standard route there.

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SALMAN TRAILER!!!!! Tiger Zinda Hai, and Salman’s Social Conscience Zinda Hai Too

Maybe it was because I hadn’t had breakfast yet, but this was an action film trailer that actually made me tear up a little.  Okay, almost certainly it was because I hadn’t had breakfast yet.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek is Spotted, Thugs Tiff, and a Trailer

Not as much news as their could be today, but I will still pick out the stories I find most interesting to talk about and share them with you all.  Mostly they are on the “isn’t it interesting how this news item is being spun?” level, rather than talking about the news item itself.

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Random Silly Post: Bang Bang! My Favorite Move of 2014

I’m still trying to get back in the swing of “normal” posting after the whole Jab Harry Met Sejal massive month long series.  Technically I don’t “owe” another review right now, I’ve done my Malayalam and Tamil/Telugu for the week, my DDLJ (yes, I am finally back to DDLJ) will be going up sometime tomorrow, Hindi Film 101 is happening like usual on Thursday, but it just doesn’t feel like enough!  So, here, have a bonus tiny review of a silly silly loveable movie.

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Jagga Jasoos Review (SPOILERS): Insults the Intelligence of Children and Adults

Well, I watched it!  I hated it!  And not just because I was planning to hate it.  I really did hate it, even after giving it a fair chance and sitting straight through.  Also, I was really really really really bored.  I checked my phone 5 times, the first time after the first 20 minutes because I thought surely the first hour at least must have passed.  Honestly, the best part of the whole experience were the trailers (A Gentleman, looking better and better!).  And now I am sitting in the mall food court, eating lunch and writing this very fast so I can leave the whole horrible experience behind me.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Multi-starrers! What Movies are Crying to be Remade?

Happy Sunday!  Datablue mentioned re-watching Ocean’s 11 on the Wednesday Watching post, and of course that got me started thinking about how/why it should be remade in Hindi film.  And then I started thinking about all the other multi-starrer options from American film that really should be remade.

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Upcoming Movies! Spyder and Victoria & Abdul and Tubelight

This is thanks to two commentators, Filmilibrarian who reminded me about Victoria & Abdul, and Niki who sent me the Spyder teaser seconds after it dropped.  Oh, and then Salman Khan who tweeted the new Tubelight song this morning.

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TGIF: For the End of Flu Season, a Vitamin C Filled Post!

I don’t know what was up this winter, but everyone I know got sick!  I got sick twice, and like really really sick, not just “a little tickle in the throat” sick.  And among my friends I heard everything from bronchitis to walking pneumonia.  But it is supposed to be over now!  Right?  Because it is officially Spring?  And to celebrate, lets have one last orgy of Vitamin C!

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Hindi 101: The Kapoors, Part V, Ranbir Arrives, Plus the Last Kapoor Brother

I am trying to keep each of these posts to around 2,000 words, just seems like anything more would be too over-whelming!  Which means I had to break Ranbir off from his Dad.  But, as a bonus, I am tossing in his youngest uncle (not much to say about Rajiv).  And I will be back on Thursday to deal with the “other” Kapoors, Anil and Sonam and their clan. (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here)

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