Happy International Positive Thinking Day! Watch My Mental Gymnastics As I Take All The Worst Things of Hindi Film and Make Them Good!

This is a holiday MADE FOR ME.  I am all about the positive thinking.  To an almost unhealthy degree, I have no patience with myself when I am self-pitying. “Suck it up, Margaret!”, I think, “Find the bright side and stop whining!”, I order myself.  But look!  Now the International Day people (whoever they are) have given me a challenge, let’s see if I can rise to it, and find something that it would be almost impossible to be positive about and somehow manage it.

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Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor! Two Dozen Reasons I Love You!

Happy Birthday Shahid!  I have to admit, I am secretly a bit of a Shahid fan.  And so he will get TWO dozen reasons I love you, instead of the usual dozen (this is an updated and reposted post)

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Global Box Office Report: What is Commando 2 Anyway?

You know that feeling when you are at a party and everyone else is sharing a joke but you missed the beginning and aren’t sure why they are laughing or if it was actually funny?  That’s how I feel about Commando 2.  Suddenly it’s everywhere, and I have no idea what it is or why I should care!

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Global Box Office: Rangoon is an Also Ran, and I Meet a Kannada Movie Star!

Well, Rangoon is definitely the top pick for the weekend.  But it was a terrible terrible weekend, so that is not saying much.  The only big hit per screen was the one with inflated ticket prices (more on that later).

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Monday Morning Questions Post Post-Rangoon!

Does that heading look like a typo or is it clear?  I meant that it is the Monday Morning Questions Post, the week after Rangoon came out and disappointed us utterly.  And since it is Monday, it is time for my questions post where we can talk about anything and everything film related.

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Rangoon Review (SPOILERS): Every Five Minutes is Another “OH COME ON!!!” Moment

This was not a good movie.  And, to save you all from it, I am going to provide a summary here that you can read instead of sitting through the whole 3 hour mess like I had to.  It is my gift to humanity!  And if, for some reason, you feel the need to actually see it, you can always read my No Spoilers review instead.

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Hindi Film 101 One-Off: Fearless Nadia Wadia and the Real Story Behind Rangoon

I’m still in the middle of my Chopra family series, I’ll be back to it next week for the family feud in the second generation and the joining with the Mukherjee family.  But right now, I wanted to make sure we all knew the “real” story behind Kangana Ranaut’s character in Rangoon before we go see the film.

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TGIF: Rangoon Inspired Post, Men in Uniform!

I’m with holding judgement on Rangoon as a whole, but I am whole-heartedly behind Shahid Kapoor in a WWII uniform!  We already got a hint of Shahid in uniform in Mausam, but not nearly enough.  And not enough of men in uniform in general.  More uniformed heroes!  That’s what I say.

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Rangoon Trailer: Bhardwaj Does Luhrmann With Nadia Wadia

Well, this is not what I was hoping for from a Bhardwaj movie!  He is stylish, sure, but it is style that overlays real hardcore traditional messy Indian emotions.  And Indian settings, gritty villages and remote farms.  This thing though, at least based on the first trailer, is all style over substance.  Luhrmann after Strictly Ballroom.

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