Pride Day: Same-Sex Co-Stars With the Best Chemistry Who We Want to Be Secret Couples!

Surely, this will be a long list, won’t it? Any time you are watching a movie going “ooo, the two ‘best friend’ characters really have great chemistry”. Tell us about them!

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Watched Kanan Gill’s Netflix Comedy Special and Curious About His Only Movie? Here is My Review of Noor Which is on Prime!

Well, shoot!  This was not a great movie.  After I spent all that time reading and thinking about the book, the film was just bleh.  Kanan Gill was still amazing, but the rest of it really wasn’t worth it.  Oh, and then the end credits song with Badshah and Diljit was fun too.

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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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News Round-Up: Mahesh Bhatt and Jio Dig Up Parveen Babi Again, Ranveer’s Next Heroine Cast, Everyone’s Talking About Sonakshi

Oh there is so much to talk about with today’s stories! Not the actual stories, they are the usual fake bland PR stuff, but what they mean and what we think about them and all KINDS of things!!!!

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Female Films Week: Akira, My Favorite Action Movie

This movie was so interesting!  It really is just a southern action movie with the hero turned into a heroine.  But at the same time, there were all of these things that are so specific to the female experience, and I just have to wonder, did the director look at them and think “Hey!  I should remake this with a female star!”  Or, were they added in when the hero became a woman?

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Mission Mangal Review (No Spoilers): Akshay, SHUT. UP.

I think this might have been the most unpleasant movie I have ever watched. It was like having wooden stakes driven under my nails for 20 hours. Needless to say, I do not recommend it to you. And if you read my posts regularly, you know that it is a rare thing for me not to encourage you to see a movie, so take it seriously.

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Khandaani Shefakhani Review (No Spoilers): A Comedy That Wants to be a Drama

Well, this was a disappointing film. In that frustrating way where you can see the better film peaking through. It should have been a fairly decent drama, but instead they turned it into a terrible comedy. And I am a little extra disappointed because it is a female director writer and I suspect the story she wanted to tell got overruled by the male producers. A depressing but appropriate start to my Week of Women directors.

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Silly Sunday: Two More Noirs for Red Chillies! Leave Her to Heaven, and Murder My Sweet with Shahrukh. Plus Bonus Period Calcutta FanFic!

The problem with film noirs is that half the time they are more atmospheric than plot based. Makes it harder to remake them. I am going to remake another one with a good strong plot (Leave Her to Heaven), and another that I really love and which has a totally impenetrable plot (Murder My Sweet) but maybe also a role for Shahrukh. Oh, and that fanfic I wrote in the comments for Miss Briganza, in case anyone missed it. And this is a VERY LONG POST. But I hope you will read it, because there is good stuff in here.

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Kalank Review (No Spoilers): The Plot is Not What You Think It Is

Well, that was fun!!!! If it had released 20 years ago, it would be a solid hit and forgotten in a month, and then it would pop-up on TV occasionally and people would say “oh yeah, that movie!” I don’t know how it will do in today’s world at the box office, but at least critically I want to treat it as the nice unambitious pleasant fairy tale it aspires to be, not as the Great Noble Brilliant Movie that it wasn’t even trying to be. I suspect other reviewers might ding it for not being the Great Noble Brilliant Movie they thing it should be without realizing it never wanted to be that.

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Silly Sunday: Father’s Day! Father Plots For Everyone, Pick Your Favorite

Happy Father’s Day!  This is a repost from last year, but it is very long and worth rereading.  And also very very good, I forgot how good this one was!  There’s Rana and Shahrukh fighting in wet shirts, Ranbir and Sonakshi falling in love, Varun Dhawan and a baby, all kinds of good things.  Also, it’s a Father’s Day Multiverse and all the stories are connected.  And anyway, I am spending 6 hours at church today (service plus organizing coffee hour plus meeting), so I earned a rerun.

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