Coming (back) to America!

Daniel Henney is someone that I’ve been following for awhile now.  He was born and raised in the Mid-West United States (like me!) and is somehow a huge star in Korea.  (O_o)  It helps though, if your mom is Korean and you are very handsome.

Evidence:

Daniel (as featured in Cosmo)

Daniel (as featured in Cosmo)

I first spotted him in My Name is Kim Sam-Soon and fell head over heels in fandom.  So, I’ve followed him in his other various acting bits (My Father, Seducing Mr. Robinson) and have watched his Korean get better with each new attempt.  Something else that amazes me!  He does all this and isn’t even fluent in the language!  It gives some courage to a girl trying to go back to school and become at least profficient in a language enough to get by over there.  So, imagine my surprise while I was watching tv (gasp!) last night and I spotted him in a promo for Three Rivers that’s premiering this fall.  I planned to at least watch the pilot because Alex O’Laughlin is starring in it and I miss seeing him in Moonlight.  The television masters always seem to cancel my favorite shows. That’s probably why I don’t watch that much American television, the stuff that does appeal to me ends before they finish the story line even.  At least in Asia they plan for a show to be one season, have a beginning, a middle and an end.  If it was REALLY good and REALLY popular they extend it and create separate story lines that could stand alone if need be.   It got me excited enough to dream about him last night.  Can’t remember much, just that he was there.  All I can hope for is that the show does well so two of my favorite actors get a chance to shine and show America what they’ve got.  Now, if I could just find a way to sneak on set. . .

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Hey Playa!

This weekend I watched Main Khiladi Tu Anari

(& Saif Ali Khan)

(& Saif Ali Khan)

I had started the film a couple weeks ago, but didn’t quite get into it after the un-subtitled rendition of My Adorable Darling with Saif looking obnoxiously adorable himself:

D'aawww

D'aawww

I was highly distracted by two (major) things during this song sequence.

#1) Guys in weird0 shirts:

::snort::

::snort::

#2) The same kind of weird light effect they used in the first Khiladi film:

hmmm

hmmm

I know that actors age and get older and this was one of Saifus’ first films, but I never did get over how different he looked.  I’ve decided that the main thing just might be the smile lines around his lips.  Because otherwise I can’t put my finger on it.  (Obviously his hair is different, but heck, it was the early 90’s and I’ll cut him some slack!)

Baby Saifu!

Baby Saifu!

This might have to be an purchased movie. . . not many get that award, so it was pretty good! (8.5/10)

Minissha Lamba – where are you hiding?

I watched Kidnap last night (eh.) and that this was the first successful hip-hop routine I’ve seen (so far) in a Bollywood film.

This link is only the song promo I think because it is cut into pieces.  But I that Minissha did an amazing job with the choreography.  The closest thing to pass for a really good hip-hop dance is this.  (Second place goes to the kids dancing in Mr. India)  I’ve seen attempts to use a hip-hop influenced dance routine, but they always have it so mixed with classic Bollywood moves that it’s never really true hip-hop. This alone was worth sitting through abnoxiously long chase scenes and stiff acting from Imran.  (What happened yaar?)

She looks like Preity here - na?

She looks like Preity here - na?

Kya pagwas hai!

What is this nonsense?  Shahrukh Khan was DETAINED in US customs?  What the hell?  Is the US trying to give My Name is Khan extra publicity and verify the contents of the film?  I am ashamed to be from this country some days.  Poor SRK!  His family was scared because the crazy Indian press spread the word that Shahrukh had been arrested and not just detained by customs.  His son was worried for no real good reason.  I hope this doesn’t put Shahrukh off to the US any more than he already has been.  Gah.  Way to make me angry US customs-wallah – way to go.

Here’s a picture of “Angry Shahrukh” for you:

::sigh::

::sigh::

Photo Spam #2

Upcoming films:

Coming quick (August 14th)

Shahid Kapoor in what appears to be a very serious and drama-intense film..

Shahid Kapoor in what appears to be a very serious and drama-intense film..

To my dismay this film keeps getting pushed back, most recently I believe it’s to be released on October 16th.

Starring Ritesh Deshmukh as "loser" Aladin & The Big B as Genius! (The date has changed since the poster release...)

Starring Ritesh Deshmukh as "loser" Aladin & The Big B as Genius! (The date has changed since the poster release...)

Gracing us on September 18th:

Cross dressing Rani & cricket playing Shahid! Hoorah!

Cross dressing Rani & cricket playing Shahid! Hoorah!

Together again after a bit of a train wreck in Love Story 2050:(September 25th)

Harman Baweja and 12 Priyankas!

Harman Baweja and 12 Priyankas!

And finally releasing on October 2nd:

Ranbir Kapoor.  ;)  Happy to see him again after Bachna Ae Haseeno.

Ranbir Kapoor. 😉 Happy to see him again after Bachna Ae Haseeno.