Happy Birthday Sara Ali Khan! My Review of Your Performance I Thought Was Brilliant (even if no one else did), Love Aaj Kal 2020

Yep, it’s a good movie! And Karthik and Sara both do wonderful jobs, especially Sara. Once again, Imtiaz’s vision failed to be captured by the trailers.

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Imtiaz Ali and Highway and Love Aaj Kal 2020: Why the Audience Can’t Relate to Female Lead Films

Love Aaj Kal 2020 is on Netflix and if you don’t like it, it means you are secretly a male chauvinist. No, not really, that’s a terrible game to play with movies. But I do think a lot of the response to the film is because of anti-female prejudice.

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Love Aaj Kal 2020 is On Netflix! WATCH IT!!!!

FINALLY!!!! One of the most interesting movies I have seen this year is available for other people to watch. I am desperately anxious for more folks to see it and then talk about it with me. There is a good chance you will really really love it. Or else really really hate it. But I suspect strong emotions will be involved either way.

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Love Aaj Kal 2 Review (SPOILERS): A Beautiful Exploration of How Things Have Gotten Better For Women in Romance in the Past 30 Years

Such a good movie! I’m SHOCKED! The trailers looked really terrible, and the concept made no sense (why remake a movie that is barely 10 years old?), and it was filmed in what felt like no time at all. And then it turns out to be a really deep interesting consideration of the problems of women in modern India. Who’d have thought?

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Another Terrible Trailer! For Love Aaj Kal 2 This Time

What has happened to the trialer makers of Hindi film???? Have they all been kidnapped and their incompetent teenage children are trying to take over? Was there some horrible brain weapon that wiped their memories? Or did they go on strike and instead Hindi filmmakers have to use slave labor from some country that doesn’t even speak Hindi?

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News Round-Up: Are These Good Ideas or Bad Ideas? Sara and Kartik Dating, Bhansali and Alia Collaberating, Amitabh and his Liver, Rajkummar and Remakes, and More!

So many things happening without my supervision! I’m going to try to summarize them all and we can decide if they are good ideas, or bad ideas.

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Silly Sunday: A Summer Place, Shahrukh as a Sexually Unsatisfied Middle-Aged Man and Loving Father

I had such fun re-writing one strange memorable 60s Hollywood teen film last week, I thought I might try again this week. Especially because this one has the PERFECT role for Shahrukh. Oh, and it is also very VERY long. And not necessarily good, I just wrote myself into a plot hole and it took a while to write myself out.

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Simmba Review (SPOILERS): An Anti-Hero Who Isn’t Quite as “Anti” as He Thinks He Is

I’m finally going to spoil Simmba! Long after everyone else in the world has had a chance to watch it! Which means I don’t have to put in much of a SPOILER warning. If you want to see the movie, I assume you have already watched it. If you don’t want to see the movie but want to know what happens, then this is the place!

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Break-Out Actress of 2018

I’ve decided I get to make up my own rules for this category. It’s not an actress whose first movie was this year (although there are some of those), it could also be an actress who had been around for a while but finally got noticed this year. And as always, I will make my nominations just to get the ball rolling, but you can write in your own votes too.

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Kedarnath Review (SPOILERS): Oh Good, the Old Brahmin Man Survived, He’s the MOST Important

OH THIS MOVIE!!!!!!  Mad me so angry at how they ended it!  But I only got angry because I cared, the rest of the film was good enough to make me care.  If you want to know what happens and why I am angry, you can read the rest of the review.  If you want to go in fresh, you can read the No Spoilers review.

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Kedarnath Review (No Spoilers): A Great Debut for Sara, Until the Very End

This is a hard review to write, because I don’t want to spoil the movie, but then on the other hand I need to be give you a clue of what kind of a film it will be so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to watch it.  I guess I will just say that I really liked the opening and the middle, but the ending did not work for me AT ALL.  So if you are able to enjoy a movie in pieces, can separate out sections, you will enjoy it a lot.  But if you can’t block out bits and pieces, (like me), then the bitter ugly bit is going to end up ruining the rest of it.  So, BE AWARE!

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New Simmba Song! Yet Another Remix That Just Makes Me Miss the 90s

I can’t believe it, Karan released this on twitter exactly 5 minutes after I went to bed.  He must be watching me through his secret cameras and waiting until I go to sleep and only then releasing new stuff.  Evil Karan!  EVIL!  Or at least, a little mean.

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Songs From Upcoming Movies! 2.0 and Kedarnath

Fun fun!  Song songs!  I don’t know how these movies will be, but the songs are really lovely.  Too bad it’s after Thanksgiving so I am not allowed to listen to anything but Christmas music until the 26th (allowed by myself, I have very strict rules for me).

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