dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
I got a haircut today. Cut my hair really short, only up to my chin. It's the first time I had short hair since I was 14 :) And I dyed it, too, first time in my life. I love it.

But this isn't about that. It's about Chak De India.

I finally saw CDK. I had no intention of seeing it, despite my SRK love because I simply can't stand sports movies (yes, I fast-forwarded through half of Lagaan, i.e. every cricket bit they had). But people seemed so enthusiastic about it, so I gave it a chance.

Semi-spoilery write-up )

I am sure I have a lot more but I need to organize my thoughts...it was incredible.
dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
I got a haircut today. Cut my hair really short, only up to my chin. It's the first time I had short hair since I was 14 :) And I dyed it, too, first time in my life. I love it.

But this isn't about that. It's about Chak De India.

I finally saw CDK. I had no intention of seeing it, despite my SRK love because I simply can't stand sports movies (yes, I fast-forwarded through half of Lagaan, i.e. every cricket bit they had). But people seemed so enthusiastic about it, so I gave it a chance.

Semi-spoilery write-up )

I am sure I have a lot more but I need to organize my thoughts...it was incredible.
dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
I got a haircut today. Cut my hair really short, only up to my chin. It's the first time I had short hair since I was 14 :) And I dyed it, too, first time in my life. I love it.

But this isn't about that. It's about Chak De India.

I finally saw CDK. I had no intention of seeing it, despite my SRK love because I simply can't stand sports movies (yes, I fast-forwarded through half of Lagaan, i.e. every cricket bit they had). But people seemed so enthusiastic about it, so I gave it a chance.

Semi-spoilery write-up )

I am sure I have a lot more but I need to organize my thoughts...it was incredible.
dangermousie: (K3G)
Went with [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian and [livejournal.com profile] tatterpunk to see Chak De India today.

Wow.

WOW.

It's a story of a ragtag women's field hockey team and their haunted, stern coach.

I never thought I'd love it in a million years, as I hate sports movies, and this also had no love story whatsoever. But. BUT. OMG. It was amazing. I was hyper, I was cheering, I was applauding, and I cried when Shahrukh Khan cried. I am so in awe of the man, not just because of this being one of his best performances (and that's a high bar), or because he looked incredibly amazing, but because it was the most feminist, incredibly assertive (but not a bit shrilly) of women being equal to men in every way. He always makes feminist movies, doesn't he? I love him SO MUCH.

I am going to have a detailed write-up when I am more awake, but run, don't walk to see this.

I have also finished ep 8 of Why Why Love so expect caps and meta later.

And to finish it off, a daily dose of Russian emo drama :) Browsing youtube, I found out that Bednaya Nastya seems really popular. It has over 600 vids, and I found Finnish, Roumanian and Arabic subs clips on there (no English so far, no luck. Though as I said, if I find out I like it once my DVDs get here, I think it might be fun to sub, if I can find a timer as I have no idea how to time.)

I have been watching so many clips on youtube and I find it fun to post and translate them. Let's see if the urge continues, but for now there it is. I have no idea if clips I'll do are in any order, but when has it stopped me?

Now, as everyone knows, in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous and angsting beautifully, 19th century noblemen liked only one thing better than kissing th hands of the girls they are in love with. And what is that something? That's right, A DUEL. Bonus points if it's over a woman, and the guys fighting are former best friends. Hey, this worked on film since The Flesh and The Devil, and that was John Gilbert and friend, over Greta Garbo, all the way in the 1920s! (They get bonus points for the ice).

Anyway, our former two best friends, Vladimir and Michael, are about to shoot each other over our beauteous heroine Anna. One feels a certain amount of pity for both of them, especially our hero Vladimir, who seems mentally damaged, as Anna is his serf but instead of doing the thing I always understood 19th century Russian noblemen to do (i.e. if liking her, taking her against her will, and maybe giving her a house of her own if he feels nice. She should be thankful he didn't sell her!) he seems to express his feeling by falling madly in love and treating her like procelain and courting her and eventually (but not at this point) marrying her. Yeah, I like fairytales too.

Basically, hot guys fighting each other. Over love. What more do you need?

Vids with translations )
dangermousie: (K3G)
Went with [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian and [livejournal.com profile] tatterpunk to see Chak De India today.

Wow.

WOW.

It's a story of a ragtag women's field hockey team and their haunted, stern coach.

I never thought I'd love it in a million years, as I hate sports movies, and this also had no love story whatsoever. But. BUT. OMG. It was amazing. I was hyper, I was cheering, I was applauding, and I cried when Shahrukh Khan cried. I am so in awe of the man, not just because of this being one of his best performances (and that's a high bar), or because he looked incredibly amazing, but because it was the most feminist, incredibly assertive (but not a bit shrilly) of women being equal to men in every way. He always makes feminist movies, doesn't he? I love him SO MUCH.

I am going to have a detailed write-up when I am more awake, but run, don't walk to see this.

I have also finished ep 8 of Why Why Love so expect caps and meta later.

And to finish it off, a daily dose of Russian emo drama :) Browsing youtube, I found out that Bednaya Nastya seems really popular. It has over 600 vids, and I found Finnish, Roumanian and Arabic subs clips on there (no English so far, no luck. Though as I said, if I find out I like it once my DVDs get here, I think it might be fun to sub, if I can find a timer as I have no idea how to time.)

I have been watching so many clips on youtube and I find it fun to post and translate them. Let's see if the urge continues, but for now there it is. I have no idea if clips I'll do are in any order, but when has it stopped me?

Now, as everyone knows, in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous and angsting beautifully, 19th century noblemen liked only one thing better than kissing th hands of the girls they are in love with. And what is that something? That's right, A DUEL. Bonus points if it's over a woman, and the guys fighting are former best friends. Hey, this worked on film since The Flesh and The Devil, and that was John Gilbert and friend, over Greta Garbo, all the way in the 1920s! (They get bonus points for the ice).

Anyway, our former two best friends, Vladimir and Michael, are about to shoot each other over our beauteous heroine Anna. One feels a certain amount of pity for both of them, especially our hero Vladimir, who seems mentally damaged, as Anna is his serf but instead of doing the thing I always understood 19th century Russian noblemen to do (i.e. if liking her, taking her against her will, and maybe giving her a house of her own if he feels nice. She should be thankful he didn't sell her!) he seems to express his feeling by falling madly in love and treating her like procelain and courting her and eventually (but not at this point) marrying her. Yeah, I like fairytales too.

Basically, hot guys fighting each other. Over love. What more do you need?

Vids with translations )
dangermousie: (K3G)
Went with [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian and [livejournal.com profile] tatterpunk to see Chak De India today.

Wow.

WOW.

It's a story of a ragtag women's field hockey team and their haunted, stern coach.

I never thought I'd love it in a million years, as I hate sports movies, and this also had no love story whatsoever. But. BUT. OMG. It was amazing. I was hyper, I was cheering, I was applauding, and I cried when Shahrukh Khan cried. I am so in awe of the man, not just because of this being one of his best performances (and that's a high bar), or because he looked incredibly amazing, but because it was the most feminist, incredibly assertive (but not a bit shrilly) of women being equal to men in every way. He always makes feminist movies, doesn't he? I love him SO MUCH.

I am going to have a detailed write-up when I am more awake, but run, don't walk to see this.

I have also finished ep 8 of Why Why Love so expect caps and meta later.

And to finish it off, a daily dose of Russian emo drama :) Browsing youtube, I found out that Bednaya Nastya seems really popular. It has over 600 vids, and I found Finnish, Roumanian and Arabic subs clips on there (no English so far, no luck. Though as I said, if I find out I like it once my DVDs get here, I think it might be fun to sub, if I can find a timer as I have no idea how to time.)

I have been watching so many clips on youtube and I find it fun to post and translate them. Let's see if the urge continues, but for now there it is. I have no idea if clips I'll do are in any order, but when has it stopped me?

Now, as everyone knows, in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous and angsting beautifully, 19th century noblemen liked only one thing better than kissing th hands of the girls they are in love with. And what is that something? That's right, A DUEL. Bonus points if it's over a woman, and the guys fighting are former best friends. Hey, this worked on film since The Flesh and The Devil, and that was John Gilbert and friend, over Greta Garbo, all the way in the 1920s! (They get bonus points for the ice).

Anyway, our former two best friends, Vladimir and Michael, are about to shoot each other over our beauteous heroine Anna. One feels a certain amount of pity for both of them, especially our hero Vladimir, who seems mentally damaged, as Anna is his serf but instead of doing the thing I always understood 19th century Russian noblemen to do (i.e. if liking her, taking her against her will, and maybe giving her a house of her own if he feels nice. She should be thankful he didn't sell her!) he seems to express his feeling by falling madly in love and treating her like procelain and courting her and eventually (but not at this point) marrying her. Yeah, I like fairytales too.

Basically, hot guys fighting each other. Over love. What more do you need?

Vids with translations )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
I am craving Remus/Tonks fic after Deahtly Hallows so started Fernwithy's awesome Shades, set during HBP. Yay. So good.

EEEEEE! Realized that I can do screencaps now and I really want to do screencaps of Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Date, with yummy angsty OTPing Takeshi Kaneshiro. Yes. Coming soon to a LJ near you.

Saw Hairspray last night. It was fluffy, contageously adorable film. I still prefer the 1980s version, but this was neat.

A whole bunch of trailers, but the only ones I remember are The Golden Compass and August Rush.

TGC: yawn. I tried reading the books and gave up, being bored with them, and also annoyed with the bratty main protagonist. Children protagonists rarely work for me. Mr. Mousie snarked that TGC is like the satanist’s version of Narnia and that makes sense, because I find Narnia boring too.

August Rush: it looks totally sappy and unrealistic but I don’t care. My brain has been rotted by kdrama, and I want! This is a story about an 11 year old music prodigy growing up in an orphanage who wants to use this music to find his parents. As many abandoned children do, he believes that his musician parents loved each other and loved him, and…because it is so kdrama, he is right, and the poor adult woobies (Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys-Myers, all angsty and hot) have been searching for each other and/or him ever since. It’s going to be sap-fest, and I’ll love it.

Slightly more detailed summary from IMDB and trailer )

Also, I remembered reading about Tom ‘the loony’ Cruise being banned from filming somewhere in Germany, so I idly looked up what was the movie. And eeeeee! It’s Valkyrie, about some German generals’ unsuccesful plot to kill Hitler. This could be really good. I think TC is a lunatic, but I confess I like his movies.

In Bollywood news. How do you make me watch a movie about a girls’ hockey team when I loathe sports films? That’s how:

Reasons behind cut. SRK as the coach, basically )

And on another ‘SRK makes me faint’ note, here are stills from ‘Suraj Hua Maddam’ song with him and Kajol (got these from a SRK website). *swooooon* Still the sexiest song in Bollywood.



(yup, I prefer clean-shaven, with an OTP)

Multitude of gorgeousness )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
I am craving Remus/Tonks fic after Deahtly Hallows so started Fernwithy's awesome Shades, set during HBP. Yay. So good.

EEEEEE! Realized that I can do screencaps now and I really want to do screencaps of Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Date, with yummy angsty OTPing Takeshi Kaneshiro. Yes. Coming soon to a LJ near you.

Saw Hairspray last night. It was fluffy, contageously adorable film. I still prefer the 1980s version, but this was neat.

A whole bunch of trailers, but the only ones I remember are The Golden Compass and August Rush.

TGC: yawn. I tried reading the books and gave up, being bored with them, and also annoyed with the bratty main protagonist. Children protagonists rarely work for me. Mr. Mousie snarked that TGC is like the satanist’s version of Narnia and that makes sense, because I find Narnia boring too.

August Rush: it looks totally sappy and unrealistic but I don’t care. My brain has been rotted by kdrama, and I want! This is a story about an 11 year old music prodigy growing up in an orphanage who wants to use this music to find his parents. As many abandoned children do, he believes that his musician parents loved each other and loved him, and…because it is so kdrama, he is right, and the poor adult woobies (Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys-Myers, all angsty and hot) have been searching for each other and/or him ever since. It’s going to be sap-fest, and I’ll love it.

Slightly more detailed summary from IMDB and trailer )

Also, I remembered reading about Tom ‘the loony’ Cruise being banned from filming somewhere in Germany, so I idly looked up what was the movie. And eeeeee! It’s Valkyrie, about some German generals’ unsuccesful plot to kill Hitler. This could be really good. I think TC is a lunatic, but I confess I like his movies.

In Bollywood news. How do you make me watch a movie about a girls’ hockey team when I loathe sports films? That’s how:

Reasons behind cut. SRK as the coach, basically )

And on another ‘SRK makes me faint’ note, here are stills from ‘Suraj Hua Maddam’ song with him and Kajol (got these from a SRK website). *swooooon* Still the sexiest song in Bollywood.



(yup, I prefer clean-shaven, with an OTP)

Multitude of gorgeousness )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
I am craving Remus/Tonks fic after Deahtly Hallows so started Fernwithy's awesome Shades, set during HBP. Yay. So good.

EEEEEE! Realized that I can do screencaps now and I really want to do screencaps of Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Date, with yummy angsty OTPing Takeshi Kaneshiro. Yes. Coming soon to a LJ near you.

Saw Hairspray last night. It was fluffy, contageously adorable film. I still prefer the 1980s version, but this was neat.

A whole bunch of trailers, but the only ones I remember are The Golden Compass and August Rush.

TGC: yawn. I tried reading the books and gave up, being bored with them, and also annoyed with the bratty main protagonist. Children protagonists rarely work for me. Mr. Mousie snarked that TGC is like the satanist’s version of Narnia and that makes sense, because I find Narnia boring too.

August Rush: it looks totally sappy and unrealistic but I don’t care. My brain has been rotted by kdrama, and I want! This is a story about an 11 year old music prodigy growing up in an orphanage who wants to use this music to find his parents. As many abandoned children do, he believes that his musician parents loved each other and loved him, and…because it is so kdrama, he is right, and the poor adult woobies (Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys-Myers, all angsty and hot) have been searching for each other and/or him ever since. It’s going to be sap-fest, and I’ll love it.

Slightly more detailed summary from IMDB and trailer )

Also, I remembered reading about Tom ‘the loony’ Cruise being banned from filming somewhere in Germany, so I idly looked up what was the movie. And eeeeee! It’s Valkyrie, about some German generals’ unsuccesful plot to kill Hitler. This could be really good. I think TC is a lunatic, but I confess I like his movies.

In Bollywood news. How do you make me watch a movie about a girls’ hockey team when I loathe sports films? That’s how:

Reasons behind cut. SRK as the coach, basically )

And on another ‘SRK makes me faint’ note, here are stills from ‘Suraj Hua Maddam’ song with him and Kajol (got these from a SRK website). *swooooon* Still the sexiest song in Bollywood.



(yup, I prefer clean-shaven, with an OTP)

Multitude of gorgeousness )

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