Sunday ReRun: Notebook, the Most Delightful Romance of 2019

This is such a delightful little surprise of a movie! I really hope a lot of you were able to watch it. And if you weren’t, put it on your list to watch soon, because it is really wonderful.

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2010s Post: Best/Worst Salman Khan Film of the Decade Poll Post!

I am so enjoying these “decade” posts, because I can do big simple categories and there are still enough options to make it interesting. If I were doing “best/worst Salman Khan Film of 2019”, it would just be between two, and that is boring.

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Happy Birthday Salman! Lowkey Celebration This Year, Just a List of Your Best Songs

Happy Birthday Salman! Poor Salman, almost a Christmas baby, tends to get lost in the holiday shuffle. I’m worn out and still have more family events to go to, so I am going to slack on him this year too. At least I will hope for a celebration in the comments with the rest of you chiming in with songs I missed.

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Dabangg 3 Review (SPOILERS): Sudeep Versus Salman, Plus a LOT of Filler

If you watched the trailer and thought “I think I can guess the entire plot of this movie”, you are correct! You can guess the entire plot of the movie. But if you watched the trailer and thought “I’m not sure, I want to see it and see what happens”, or if you skipped the trailer entirely, you can skip this review too and just read the “no spoilers” version instead.

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Hindi Film 101 Repost: Katrina Kaif, Mystery Woman

I wrote this about 6 months ago, but I want to repost it now in context with the other actress 101s I have been doing. Just in case you missed it 6 months ago, or in case you read it and want to come back to it with fresh eyes, comparing her with Vidya, and Anushka, and Deepika.

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10 Days of Christmas Movies! Why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the Perfect Family Movie

This is the post I wrote about why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is meaningful to me, and it inspired many lovely comments from other people telling their own stories. There’s something about this film that inspires warmth and friendship and community and joy in a way that is very Christmas-y.

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Rani Week: Best Rani Songs With Salman, Ranked! (I Defy You to Watch the Top Song and Not Fall A Little Bit in Love With Them)

I can’t really think of a time that Rani and Salman were “sexy” together, but they have had a lot of really great dance numbers! Especially the last song on this list, you can skip the rest, but give yourself the joy of watching that one.

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Trailers! If My Other Options are Panipat, Tanhaji, and Sarileru Neekevvaru, Suddenly Dabangg 3 Looks Great

I just can’t do it. I CAN’T! I refuse to watch any more violent patriotic films. Go somewhere else for a review of Panipat and Tanhaji and probably Sarileru, or else just pretend they don’t exist like I will. I’m going to spend December and January staying home and watching movies from the early 2000s. Join me! Oh, and also Dabangg 3 which has suddenly become the only movie coming to theaters I actually want to watch.

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Friday Classics: Jeet, All the Best Things of the 90s

SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!!! If you like that kind of thing. If I say that the finale has a woman giving birth in a burning house in the middle of a gunfight, does that make you happy or sad? What if I tell you that they all escape the burning house into a burning car in which there is a high speed chase and explosion while she is STILL giving birth? And it ends at a brothel where prostitutes serve as helpful midwives? Is your response “that is so illogical it makes me angry” or “that is so illogical it makes me happy”?

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Inshallah is Delayed Days-Weeks-Unscheduled Time Ahead of Filming

What a weird story! I don’t think there is any big secret scandal to be unearthed here (except for my personal and almost certainly inaccurate crazy theory), but it is interesting to discuss because there is so much history and backstory and at the same time, so much unknown.

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TGIF: For Pride, The Best Queer Images of Indian Film (Obviously, Shahrukh is Best Daddy)

“Queer”= anything non-gender normative. Can be drag, can be transexuals/Hijras, can be a male-male couple, can be a female-female couple, whatever! And to help, I called on my friend who is a pansexual drag queen with a degree in gender studies currently working at a Queer history museum. Just so you can relax, all of these photos were approved by a qualified expert.

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Hindi Film 101: Salman Khan Part 5, the Blackbuck

Can I just say how proud I am of all of us for keeping a respectful tone on these posts? Even when we disagree with each other, we do it with the assumption that both sides are just trying to learn and be the best human beings we can be. I have pretty much stopped replying to comments, because I don’t need to, you are all having deep intelligent conversations on your own without my needing to leap in and make sure things stay civil.

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