Monthly Archives: February 2013

What’s Your Raashee?

The way I got into Bollywood was through a friend of mine. It happened while she was exploring her heritage and going on a mission trip to India. During her stay there she discovered a love of India and Indian films.

That love was then passed on to me. Since then I have seen a bunch of Bollywood films. (However, I have sadly never been to India)  I know that I have barely skimmed the surface when it comes to just how many films they have released, but I hope to see more and more. The one my friend brought back for me was “Kismet Konnection” and it remains to be one of my favorites, but I have seen others as well. Will I love this one too? You’ll have to read to see: 

raashee

 

Actually I am going to start out with saying this was not my favorite Bollywood movies.The fact that one actress (Priyanka Chopra) plays 12 different girls got to be a bit confusing. The story is that in order to get the family inheritance  a man (Harman Baweja) must marry by the 20th of the current month. So his uncle gets a match maker to set him up with one girl from each zodiac sign. To him each of these girls looks exactly the same, so he just judges them on their personalities. This is where I had a problem because some of the girls started to blend into one another. A few had things that really stood out but probably only about half of them.In the end the girl that he picked wasn’t even one of the ones I remembered!

This really bothers me because it could have been a great movie. I just can’t say I enjoyed it as much as I would have if I could distinguish the other girls from one another. The story was interesting and I liked the majority of the musical numbers. Most girls got their own song that introduced you to the things that they wanted and/or their back story. So in the end I would also give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars.

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My Sucky Teen Romance

So my weekend went a bit different than I had planned. In the beginning of the week I thought it was going to be a time to hang out with my best friend. We were going to plan costumes for the upcoming anime convention.

Later I found out my family wanted to come up for a visit. We haven’t seen them since New Year’s, so our plans changed. In all events I saw them for about 4 hours as I had to work both days they were here. No big deal I suppose as they want to see my son mostly, and they will return next weekend. Finally, it looked like my friend was going to come over last night, but in the end he projectile vomited on someone at work…..  So I watched a movie and had Lee Ann Chin instead. That’s my weekend in a nutshell. Now here’s a movie review:

quite sucky indeed

quite sucky indeed

Last week I watched two low budget vampire movies. I wanted to like them both, but just couldn’t really get into either of them. The first and less horrendous of the 2 was “My Sucky Teen Romance”. This one actually had a few things going for it that I kind of liked! The pros to this movie were as follows: 1. It didn’t take its self too seriously 2.The female protagonist was cute 3.It made me laugh a couple times 4. I liked the name and title sequence a lot

plus I suppose I like that it didn’t have a standard “hollywood type” happy ending (sort of)

However I feel that the cons far out numbered the pros. Shall we have a look see? WE SHALL!

1.The acting 2. The main bad vampire was going by the name of “Edward” 3.The TEETH 4. The girl who gets murdered is named Nancy Drew (WHY??)

Ok so they both have 4 things in their column. So we are going to call this movie a tie. Can a movie be a tie? 

Well It can at least be a 3 out of 5 stars which is what I will give this. Not totally painful to watch, but I never want to have to watch it again.  

So I hope for my first movie review this wasn’t complete shit.  I’ll be back tomorrow with more!

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So we are just going to steer this in a new direction!

I was going to trash all my old posts but I am an emotional sap and don’t want to get rid of my old manga reviews…

However as of TODAY this is now going to be a movie review blog.

I have no money to buy manga anymore as now I have a son and all, but we do have netlix.

So I watch movies like nobody’s business!!

I hope to keep up with this monday through friday. If I don’t happen to gain any followers to this blog at least I will remember what movies I watched in the future.

This week I watched

1. I Kissed A Vampire

2.My Sucky Teen Romance

3. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

and a couple shows (but I won’t be reviewing tv)

So expect to see probably at least one of those films reviewed here next week.

I have family coming up over the weekend so it will probably be a slow movie weekend.

Hope I stick with this as it is a new years resolution I am only now getting to.

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