Friday, November 28, 2008

cinema on holidays

So, on Thanksgiving, we saw hours and hours of good movies.
First, we went to the East and saw Slumdog Millionaire.
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In case you don't know, it's about these orphan kids growing up in India and one of them gets on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
It was awesome.
There's a surprise Bollywood dance number.
It kind of shares the aesthetic of 28 Days Later but with cute Indian kids escaping bad guys instead of civilians escaping zombies.

After that we went to the Bourse and saw the Changeling.
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It's a true story(!), and gave me that anxious and defeated feeling that you get when you're watching movies like Brokedown Palace or Girl Interrupted or something.
So, it's about this kidnapping in the twenties in LA. The police are super corrupt and try to give mom back the wrong kid.
Good things: Ang is awesome in it, and so is John Malcovich. Story is good, lots of twists and turns.
Dumb things: Clint really tries hard to set the scene. Oh - it's the twenties? haircuts lipstick products furniture Frosted Flakes trolleys prices everything. Places the movie could have ended? Seven or eight.

Anyway, I'd recommend either of these movies - it was the best day of movies in a while. Even if I did have to pay for one.

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