TGIW: Ready for a Silly Post? With Shahrukh, Food, and Photos?

I’m having an out of sorts day, mostly because I was up way too late last night (Hamilton).  So I feel like something cheerful and silly.  And I am dragging you all along with me!  Oh, and fair warning, when I get sleepy I get MEAN.  Or rather, I am always secretly this mean, my filter just doesn’t work as well when I get tired.  So be prepared for some not very nice comments about famous people.

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Sacred Games: Episode 7 and 8, Summary and Discussion Space

Final section!  If you want to talk about the whole thing and get a summary of it, you can check out the full spoiler review here.  This is if you want a summary and discussion of just these episodes.

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Sacred Games Episodes 3 and 4: Spoilers and Discussion Space

This is where you can get a summary of what happens in episodes 3 and 4, and where you can discuss what you thought of them.  I’m just trying to break down the spoilers a bit, so no matter where you are in the series, you have a place to talk.  The place to discuss the full series, or read spoilers for it, is here.

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Sacred Games Episode 1 and 2: Summary and Discussion Space

I already did my massive SPOILERS and NO SPOILERS reviews, you can use those to discuss the show as a whole.  But I know people are watching along and I don’t want them to risk spoiling others, plus it’s nice to break the discussion down a little sometimes.

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Sacred Games Season 1 Review (No Spoilers): Terrible Subtitles, Good Ideas

As I feared, I ended up doing nothing today and just binging Sacred Games.  Oh well, at least it was a really really good show, so I don’t feel like I completely wasted my day.  And I will try to put up little mini-spoiler reviews over the course of the day tomorrow, so we can discuss without spoiling people who haven’t started/finished yet.

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Talaash: A Very Strange Love Triangle and a Wonderful Picture of a Marriage

Welcome to the beginning of Aamir Day!  No real reason, I just want to give him his own index just like Shahrukh and Hrithik and Salman, and now’s as good a time as any.  I’ll be re-posting his reviews as I dig them out, and then ending by posting a nice Index for him.  Also, a good time for me to finally get around to giving Talaash the post it deserves.

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Happy Salman Week! Kick, Salman as an International Avenger

I finally watched Kick!  Thanks to Hotstar and needing something mindless to play in the background while I cleaned.  It’s okay, mostly interesting for seeing Salman’s version of an action avenger type. (yes yes, I know it is a remake so it wasn’t originally supposed to be Salman)

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Munna Michael Review (SPOILERS): Made Me Think of the Whole History of Dance Films in India

Well, that was a movie that happened!  So glad I saw it with someone else, by the time we were 5 minutes in, my friend Dina and I were already getting the giggles just by exchanging glances.  But it was kind of neat how it made me think back and really appreciate other better versions. (no spoiler review here) (oh, and I just remembered, I did a post already on the history of dance on film in general, you should read that here)

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Mom Review (SPOILERS): Mother’s Always Have to Do the Dirty Jobs

I debated putting up this spoiler review so soon, because the filmmakers clearly want the plot to remain a surprise.  But, see, I don’t think they have to worry about it that much.  The performances and the camerawork and the music and everything else are so good, that you just have to see how it plays out, even if you know what’s going to happen.  But if you want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON.  Read my non-spoiler review instead.  However, if you suspect that it may be a bit tough for you to watch but still want to know what happens, you are correct, it will be tough to watch, and I am here for you to tell you what happens.

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Raees Part 3: Shahrukh Meets His Match and I Don’t Mean Mahira

I took a couple days off, because I had to go see Raees again which killed 5 hours (travel to the theater and back plus trailers), which was also my 5 hours when I could have been writing recaps.  But now I am back!  And hoping to get well into Shahrukh and Nawazuddin’s first mental duel. (part 1 here and part 2 here)

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Raees Full Summary Part 2, through the first song and Introducing Mahira Khan!

That statement is less impressive than it sounds, because I am counting a song and a “song” that comes right next to it.  But I’m going to try to move even further past that as well, we’ll see how I do. (part 1 here)

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Raees SPOILER Review: Is This How it Was Supposed to End?

So, I saw Raees for the second time last night!  Some things were better on this watch, and some things were worse.  But, knowing how it ends, I was able to pay more attention to various hints and clues that were dropped along the way, and I think I have a better sense of how the whole thing was built piece by piece.  So I can do my “real” spoiler review, instead of just a mini one.

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