New Youtube Video! Nepotism, Aayush Sharma, Salman Khan, and Karan Johar

Aayush Sharma inspired me!  Kind of a rambling thing, but I hadn’t posted in awhile and I felt like I should throw something up there.  Oh, and part of it calls back to this post on nepotism as a whole, and this post on the recent Aayush Sharma news.

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Last Minute Secret Superstar Post: Khamoshi: The Musical, and a Heroine Who Just Has to Sing!

Not much else to write about today, and I felt like I couldn’t just let it go with the Shahrukh birthday post and Happy Diwali, so let’s throw in a last minute post on the Secret Superstar theme!

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News Round-Up: Dharma Turns Down Nepotism, Kangana is Still Working, So is Abhishek, Jacqueline Finally Gets a Leading Role, and Anil and Sonam are Co-Starring

Lots of little announcements today!  A few that I have many thoughts about, and a few I don’t care about that much but are still worth repeating.

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Silly Sunday: 18 Movies Shahrukh Should Make Next (Part 1)

Next week I get down to 11, right?  So I can go back in depth instead of these shorter ones?  That will be a relief.  This week though, another series of really short kind of idea sketches, since I have to do a full 18.

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News Post: Kangana/Hrithik and Others

Well, I have to dip my toe back into the insanity of the Kangana/Hrithik situation, which has just boiled over again (now I am picturing a pot boiling over and my dipping my toe into it).  And then, as a reward, I get to talk about SK Films restructuring, which is much more exciting.

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Judwaa 2 Review (SPOILERS): Salman Steals the Film

The mere fact of Salman being in this film isn’t a spoiler, right?  That’s been so heavily promoted that you can’t escape it?  The exact manner of his appearance has not been promoted, but I’ll tell you that.  The rest of the plot, definitely spoilers.  Yes, even if you have seen the original. (review of the original Judwaa here and no spoiler review of Judwaa 2 here)

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Snow Songs to Cool Me Down

You know how there is this crazy terrible extreme weather all over the world right now?  Well, in my little part of the world, all that is happening is that we have a freakishly hot spell.  Like, literally hotter right now than it was in July.  Which is really nothing in the grand scheme of things, but still, I’M HOT!!!!  And therefore, I am looking up songs to cool me down.

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Three News Items to Start You Talking: RK Studios Fire, Salman Gets an Award, Tiger Zinda Hai Wraps

I used to do news posts all the time, remember?  The problem is, I can only provide legitimate commentary if I am constantly on top of things.  And I just ran out of time to check 3 different news sources everyday and be that aware of every little thing.  So the only news posts I can do are boring factual ones, and then you guys have to provide the commentary in the comments. (this post comes to you from a Wisconsin public library, turns out I can’t resist blogging even while out of town)

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TGIF: By Popular Request, Manly Men With Chest Hair

See?  I listen!  You have a lengthy argument about the olden days when men were men and chests were chests, and I provide you with images!  I considered a fanfic, but I can’t come up with a plot that revolves around chest hair (something 101 Dalmatians inspired about fur coats?).  I’m sorry!  Even my imagination has limits.

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I Skipped Baadshaho and Watched Judwaa Instead. I Am a GENIUS!

Truly, one of the all time best decisions of my life, right up there with the time I realized I could mix peanut butter and chocolate syrup together before I put it on the ice cream.  I got to have a lovely evening on my couch with 90s happiness, instead of a dull evening in the movie theaters with 2000s angst and macho.

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TGIF: Labor Day Themed! Let’s Look At Some Working Men

Happy Labor Day weekend!  Which I always mix up with Memorial Day weekend.  It’s America’s fault, everywhere else in the world celebrates Labor Day on May 1st, easy to remember.  But noooooooooo, we can’t be like everyone else, we have to invent a random holiday with an impossible to remember date.  Anyway, since it is our random holiday, let us celebrate Labor! That is, “What is the hottest job for each actor?” You can give your own opinions in the comments.

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TGIF: Feet First! Inspired by Jab Harry Met Sejal

So, we’ve all watched “Hawaaiyan” a million times now, right?  And we’ve all gotten into the footplay thing in the middle?  Or is that just me?  In order to celebrate our new shared foot fetish, let’s look at a whole bunch of bare foot photos.

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TGIF: JHMS Themed, Men in Leather Jackets

One thing that really struck me about the new JHMS trailer released today was how delightfully familiar SRK looked in that leather jacket.  I could do a whole other post on the psychological meaning of leather jackets (Western, motorcycles, slightly forbidden, impractical (SO HOT IN INDIA), helps hide narrow shoulder and expanding waist issues), but we don’t need that, we just know that men in leather jackets=bad boy sexy.

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Tubelight Review (No Spoilers): Not a Good Movie

The title really says it all.  If you are wondering whether you might want to see this movie, you don’t.  It is not a good film.  If you want me to talk more about how it is not good with spoilers, you can read the other review.  If you want me to talk more about how it is not good without spoilers, you can read on.

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Tubelight Review (SPOILERS): Read This Instead of Seeing the Movie

Not a good movie.  Really really not.  Terrible script, and casting mistakes.  And then a lot of money poured on top which just serves to make the flaws stand out even more.  Like bright lighting on a really really ugly statue.  Anyway, save your money and skip the film, just read this instead!  Which I almost never say, but in this case, yes.  It’s the best thing to do.

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Happy Day Before Tubelight!!! Final News and Predictions (WARNING! Dangerous Cuteness Levels!!!!)

Happy day before Tubelight!  I think I have picked my optimal showtime.  Later show, but closer theater, so I can still be home at a reasonable hour.  Same theater where I saw Bahubali opening night, Sultan for the second time, and Fan opening night.  You will notice from that list that this theater only plays the biggest releases.  Which allows me to make some box office predictions!  Oh, and I also needed to do a post because Salman just released a video of Epic Cuteness.

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TGIF Post: In Bed!

You know that joke, right?  You read a fortune cookie, or something else similarly general and metaphorical and then add “in bed!” to the end to make it sexual.  In this case, I am putting all my regular TGIF suspects in bed.  Because I just purchased and built my first bed since I left my parents’ house (finally graduating from futons!), and I am very interested in beds right now.

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Shahrukh’s Movie Has a Stupid Title, Tubelight Has a Touching Song, and I Still Don’t Know What’s Going on in Jagga Jasoos

I take one day off twitter, and everything happens!  It’s not fair!  Shahrukh’s movie has a title, and a bunch of new posters, new Tubelight song is up which changes the plot, and Jagga Jasoos…..well, that one doesn’t really change anything, but it sure perplexes 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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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Rocky Movies! For No Particular Reason

I looooooooove the Rocky movies.  I came to them late, my father had me watch the first one with him when I was a kid, but then I really got into them in college.  It was after my Indian period had started, but the Rocky series was one of the few American products that I could still enjoy.  I don’t necessarily want them to be remade, because they are so perfect already, but it’s kind of a fun thought experiment anyway!

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Tubelight Trailer! A Pacifist War Movie

Sorry sorry, it was out a few days ago and I missed it.  Blame Salman, not me!  I follow him on twitter and everything, and this was not mentioned!  At least, not mentioned enough, I was able to miss it.  Salman!  You’ve got to tweet this things like a dozen times to make sure they get noticed!

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Tubelight Song! Such Big News, It Gets Its Own Post!

I was thinking about doing a kind of combined post with some of the other new songs releases I may have missed.  But, firstly, I don’t know that there are that many big new song releases, everything is entering the Ramadan duldrums right now.  And anyway, Salman is such big news that he doesn’t need anything else.

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