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1. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

I was lucky enough to get a free screening of 'Slumdog Millionaire' before it hits the theatres. Wow, what a movie. I have not seen many movies by Danny Boyle, but I will start looking for him. 'Slumdog' is one that you will remember for many years. Most Americans don't see many films about India, but this is one that you should make the effort to see. 'Slumdog' got me involved with Jamal, Salim & Latika's lives and never lets up. Every great movie makes you care about the characters, this one had me laughing and crying as their story unfolds. I cared what happens to them. Boyle tells the story in a series of flashbacks and it is a very effective. The opening scene is really the end of the story, similar to Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'. I needed my tissue at the end and also needed time to compose myself before leaving the theatre. Nobody wants to see a grown man crying after all. Stay for the credits.

If you like movies, do yourself a favorite and go see 'Slumdog Millionaire'. If you don't agree, send me a PM and let me know why.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 17, 2008, at 11:52 AM by vegasmike6 ]

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 7y

We could have gone to see it at a free preview on monday night but I was working.....gutted!

i think it looks fantastic. Not only do I really like Danny Boyle's films anyway, It also looks totally like the kind of film I love and I absolutely cannot wait to go and see it in January!

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Clara,
If you like Danny Boyle's films and style, you will never forget 'Slumdog'. There are scenes that are both fascinating and horrifying, ones you will remember every time someone mentions 'Slumdog'. I know the ending and will go see it again, hoping to spot something new I missed during my first viewing. Like I said, a homer run of a film.

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

I'm crossing my fingers that it'll show here. The movies here are mostly too mainstream. Ack!

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

'Slumdog Millionaire' just won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, drama. I am not going to claim to be a great movie critic, but I was blown away by this film when I saw it in Dec and said so. Glad the Hollywood Foreign Press agreed with my review!

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

I'm so looking forward to seeing this - we are hopefully going to watch it this week so will post my opinion up here.

Keep up the film reviews Mike - I enjoy reading them!

7. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

This film looks great, I can't wait to see it! :)

8. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting bex76

I'm so looking forward to seeing this - we are hopefully going to watch it this week so will post my opinion up here.
Keep up the film reviews Mike - I enjoy reading them!

Rebecca,
We had 3 screenings last week. Monday was 'Last Chance Havey' with Dustin Hoffman & Emma Thompson. OK, but I would not pay to see it, rent it on DVD. Just your basic romantic comedy with older couples. Nothing new and nothing memorable. I did not dislike it, just was not anything new. Tuesday we saw 'Bride Wars' with Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway. This was a true mess. Maybe girls under 20 might find it watchable, nobody else. A waste of your time & money. Pass on it and don't bother to rent it. Wednesday was a winner. We saw 'Gran Torino' with Clint Eastwood. Best movie this week and worth seeing. Vintage Eastwood, doing his 'Dirty Harry' thing. Most lines delivered through clenched teeth, snarling at almost everyone. Fairly predictable, but memorable ending. I do advise members to see 'Gran Torino' in a theatre, worth your time/money IMO.

This week we see 'Defiance', 'Paul Blart Mall Cop' and 'Revolutionary Road'. Really looking forward to 'Defiance'. True story set in WWII, my kind of movie. I like Daniel Craig, a real strong presence on screen. I will let you know how they turn out.

9. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

I'm going to see Slumdog tomorrow night with my girl - it's a cool little arthouse cinema where you can enjoy the film with a chilled bottle of Leffe strong beer

Looking forward to it muchly;)

10. Posted by Jimix (Inactive 15 posts) 7y

I wasn't planning on seeing Slumdog at all, didn't seem convinced that it would be any good but after seeing this thread I may just.

I saw Defiance and Role Models last weekend. I though role Models was a great comdey well worth a watch and Defiance was damned good also, but what would you expect from the director of Last Samurai and Blood Diamond!

For those of you that don't know about Danny Boyle's history check out Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine...they're all brilliant.

Jimix (the cinema whore)