Badal Review: Adorable Young Rani, Bonkers Plot, AWESOME Songs, All the Best of the 90s

Do you feel the need for a crazy nonsense plot, Rani being unbelievably cute, and Bobby Deol being a hilariously bad actor? This is the movie for you! Seriously, Bobby is falling off the couch laughing BAD.

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Hello Brother Review: That Brief Shining Moment When Salman Thought He Could Actually Get His Brothers to HAVE JOBS

I am so happy, I have been wanting to see this movie for almost 20 years. Well “wanting”. Maybe “vaguely curious” that was transformed to “want” after it was forbidden to me by The Universe. And now The Universe has relented, and I have watched this movie, and I never have to see it again. And you never have to see it even once because I watched it for you!

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Why “Perfect” “Predestined” Heroes are Boring, Inspired by Agatha Raisin

Okay, it is entirely possible that only Popka and I have actually seen the TV show Agatha Raisin. But don’t worry, if you haven’t seen this then you have seen something similar where the authors created a Perfect romantic lead for the heroine and the end result is just really really dull.

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Anne of Green Gables, a Heroine Who Shows that Happily Ever After is a Little Dull and That’s Okay

Woot! Anne of Green Gables!!!! I love this series, have loved it almost my entire life since my Mom first read it aloud to me when I was 6. And in many ways it defined my identity as a woman and my life goals, spoke to something no other text does. Mostly, it spoke to the beauty and happiness of every day woman’s work.

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AK Vs AK Review (No Spoilers): Day-um (sp?) Motwane!!! How You Keep Topping Yourself????

Such a brilliant movie!!!! SUCH A BRILLIANT MOVIE!!!!! One of those where I paused five minutes in so I could start taking notes. I will be doing a full Annotated post later. But this is just sort of an intro to the Motwane career and a sense of the film so you can decide if you want to see it.

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Coolie No. 1 Review (SPOILERS): Silly, Happy, Farce in Which the Only Real Thing is Love

I betcha that people are going to call this movie not-feminist. Because it stars Varun Dhawan and has songs and bright colors, and therefore must be misogynist. Only darkly lit serious movies can be feminist, you know? But what I enjoyed most about this movie is the way it never made me cringe. The female characters were just people. Not saying it’s a great movie, but really, there’s nothing wrong with it! It’s fun!

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Chopsticks Review (No Spoilers): A Pleasant Little Film, No Songs But a Great Heroine

I finally watched it! Over a year after it released on Netflix and most other people saw it! But whatever, in this strange world of sliding release dates and straight to streaming products, I am still giving it a “no spoilers” and a “spoilers” separate review.

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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”.

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Ginny Weds Sunny Review (SPOILERS): Why Does Vikrant Massay Have to Turn Into a Big Old Jerk?

I watched it! Out of curiosity after I got super mixed reports from y’all. If you like light silly farcical rom-coms made on the cheap with up and down quality, then you will enjoy this movie, whether or not you Spoil yourself here. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And if you don’t like them (especially with a flawed hero character), then you can still spoil yourself!

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Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Review (No Spoilers): An Indian Woman’s Life is Constant Misery and Pain and Compromise

Well, this is a total downer of a movie! The posters and even the title sell it as more fun happy women together sort of thing, it’s more of a “life sucks and then you die, having scratched out one small piece of happiness for yourself” kind of thing. Watch if you want a very well made and well performed version of a woman’s life in modern urban India, don’t watch if you want escapism.

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Drive Review: Okay, Now I See Why Karan Had to Netflix It!

I decided to ruthlessly use my friends to make myself watch this. The pickier people in my weekly movie night group canceled this week, so I forced myself and the less-picky people to finally watch Drive. It’s a nice solid movie in almost all ways, but I did finally spot the problem that explains why Karan had to make the business decision to delay it, and finally release on Netflix.

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