As you know if you are a regular reader, it is rare for me to really truly hate a film. I will always find some redeeming feature, discuss the themes and treat it seriously, make you want to watch it. I don’t like all films equally, but I do generally like all films. Except for the very very rare film which I absolutely HATE and the main purpose of my review is to try to destroy it with my hatred. Which, possibly, might be a style of writing you enjoy. In which case, this post is for you, to make it easy to find the 1 in 50 film I actually wrote a bad review of.
You know Dina? Who I used to do the podcasts with and who I always see movies with on Friday nights? Her birthday is this week, and I won’t be able to give her her present beforehand, so instead she will have to make do with this theme post.
I miss Tubelight! There are no good Jagga Jasoos puns. I had to full back on jokes related to actual content. Blech! At least if Munna Michael fails next week I have that whole rich thread of Michael Jackson song titles to play with. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, that’s going to be just the best week! (as always, figures courtesy of rentrack by way of bollywoodhungama)
I am so proud of that headline! SO PROUD!!!!! Everyone, stand back and admire it………..Okay, moving on, box office!
Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week, woot-woot! I am so excited about next week, when I get a random day off in the middle of the week (4th of July).
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.
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.
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.
This is a bit of a stretch of a connection, but I’ve been wanting an excuse to write about Veer without really writing about Veer (really writing about it means re-watching the film, making mental notes, going through every moment of the plot in detail, etc. etc. Not just picking a few themes to discuss), and this is as good as any. It’s not just Sohail and Salman playing brothers, it’s also Sohail and Salman in a historical setting, so I guess that’s good enough, right? It’s kind of Tubelight related.
Happy Wednesday! And happy two days before Tubelight! (or maybe one day in America? Please please distributors, make me happy!) Time to talk about what we have been doing in the days leading up to Tubelight, watching and reading and thinking.
Eid is on a Saturday this year, right? Which is very convenient for me! I can do a Tubelight first day-first show without having to take time off work. Even better, thanks to the time difference and convenience for theater owners, it might be playing in the US on Friday first show at the regular time I would see it anyway!
This is thanks to two commentators, Filmilibrarian who reminded me about Victoria & Abdul, and Niki who sent me the Spyder teaser seconds after it dropped. Oh, and then Salman Khan who tweeted the new Tubelight song this morning.
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!
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.
Well, this was agony. I saw on twitter before work that it would be coming out this morning, and then I had to wait and wait and wait until I was finally able to watch it when I got home. And now I have!
Thanks to Salman’s Being Salman app, my phone has been going “boop-boop” and alerting me every time he puts out a new Tubelight image. I keep waiting for a teaser or something more than just a poster, but that doesn’t seem like it is happening any time soon, so I will work with the poster.
Do you know what they have in common? Well, not a lot. But there is Indian industry news creeping out which makes me sit up and go “Hey! I just heard this in the American industry about Matt Damon!”
Today it’s a bunch of stories that might someday turn into real stories, but right now are just little story seedlings.