Slumdog Millionaire

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I caught this movie yesterday and really enjoyed it.

    I saw Valkyrie the day before. Good story that I had heard about before, but not a lot of detail. I could have done without Tom Cruise. Not a fan of his and I think any actor could have handled his character, but the movie was interesting.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I want to see Valkyrie. Big fan of most WWII movies. However just seeing TC wearing that eye patch makes me laugh.

    I will probably still get it when it comes out on dvd though.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Slumdog was great. Except for the song and dance at the credits. It ends in this big climax, then they cut to people singing and dancing bizarre Indian music that has nothing to do with the movie or anything. They just got everyone from the movie and made a music video and attached it, abruptly, to the end.
  4. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I can't take anything Tom Cruise does seriously.

    ...and that sucks, because I'm a history buff, and love WWII era pieces.
  5. mr.jameswoods

    mr.jameswoods Active Member

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    It's sad because I was a huge Tom Cruise fan. Like the rest of America, I liked Tom Cruise before he spoke. He was always photographed but kept his personal views to himself and I liked that because I felt his on-screen characters were not tainted with his personal life. I liked him when he was with Nicole Kidman and then when he got divorced and had that argument with Matt Lauer, I realized that Cruise was just nuts. In a way, I can understand how Tom felt; he wanted to liberate himself and be himself instead of this contained persona just to sell movies but in doing so, he essentially ended his career as the biggest box office star. I can deal with huge egos and faux intellectualism that all Hollywood stars possess but I can't deal with religous extremism/cult-like bizarre behavior. This is also why I don't like Mel Gibson any longer. I can't take Mel or Tom seriously. Those guys are just freaks
  6. AbeBeta

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    Looking forward to this one - -Danny Boyle has done a few really great films (Shallow Grave and Trainspotting), some really crap ones (A life less ordinary), and some mediocre ones that could have been really good (The Beach).
  7. FloridaRob

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    I saw Slumdog Millionaire on Christmas Eve. I really enjoyed it. Great Movie.

    I will not go see Tom Cruise with his eyepatch acting like a German. He is the most overated actor of our generation.

    I saw Marley and Me Christmas day. I knew I was in trouble when waiting in line inside the theatre for the next movie to begin, a big burly guy came out with tears streaming down his face. He saw somebody he knew who asked him if he was ok, He said he had been crying for the past 30 minutes because of the movie. I thought Oh NO!!! It was good.

    I came home and hugged my dog. If you have a dog and love your dog, you will cry if you see this movie.
  8. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Just watched it tonight. I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite so weird as that song and dance at the end.

    I won't spoil the movie for those who haven't watched it, but after watching this movie for 2 hours, and then during the credits they bust into a bad Janet Jackson Indian video.......well, there was just no reason whatsoever to put that in there.

    But the actual movie? Fantastic. Go see it. It was worth the hype.
  9. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Cruise was good in the 80s then went totally crazy when he joined Scientology. Now he's just a nutcase.

    Slumdog was great. Another good movie by Danny. He's got 3 great movies I really like now: Slumdog, 28 days later and trainspotting.

    I've seen the wrestler and benjamin button now and think slumdog could win best picture.
  10. kmp77

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    I think the end dance was a throwback to bollywood movies where they'll just at any moment bust out into song and dance. I think it was included as an omage to the indian movie culture.
  11. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    An old yeller type ending???
  12. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Just finished watching it. Real good movie, the best I've seen in a while...

    The chick that played the grown up Latika is gorgeous.
  13. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    She was on Leno last night....she's 5x more hot in person...she looked amazing last night. She has to be the hottest indian women i've ever seen.


  14. Duane

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    I really want to catch this before it leaves the theater. We saw Milk a few weeks back and Sean Penn was incredible. The story itself is pretty amazing. To see a guy start from basically nothing to a nationally known politician is great,
  15. Bob Sacamano

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    there are some hot Indian chicks

    I never saw any until I went to Boston, but damn
  16. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    According to the local Blockbuster stores around here they will have it to rent starting Tuesday. I don't know if it's one of those exclusive things they have because I'll be buying it on Blu-Ray and sites like Amazon don't have any information on a release date.

    Of course knowing Blockbuster the 24th was probably the initial release date for the movie since it was supposed to be straight to DVD and they just never changed it in their system. They are stupid like that.
  17. lewpac

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    With regard to Tom Cruise.....................

    His off-screen antics and beliefs and mouth, etc............doesn't bother me. I gave up taking ANYONE in the entertainment business seriously about anything. THAT ship set sail decades ago, especially because they're mostly a bunch of commie uber-lib psychotic walking contradictions. They got "theirs", now they want every socialistic and "fair" thing in the world for everyone else.........

    No, my problem with Tom Cruise is that HE CAN'T ACT his way out of a paper bag. A great, or even good forget while watching the movie that it's a William Hurt or a Dustin Hoffman or a Tom Hanks up there on the screen. You're actually watching the character they've digested and are portraying.

    Every since "Top Gun", Cruise has been the same, smart ***, fresh and sassy guy. Every movie since, it's been Top Gun as a NASCAR driver. Or Top Gun as a bartender, Top Gun shooting pool, Top Gun impersonating a Mission Impossible agent, Top Gun as a Vampire, Top Gun as a Ninja, Top Gun goes west.................and on and on and on. Every movie, every part, same guy.

    You never forget that it's STILL Tom Cruise up there on the screen. The "Top Gun" guy, only dressed differently and now participating in another endeavor.

    DiNero used to be a great actor, but he made the mistake of taking on too many Mafia-type parts, and now he's type-cast and predictable. Jack Nicholson, the same thing. He was a little brilliant in the beginning of his career, but the last twenty years, it's always the guy sitting court-side at a Laker game.

    But back to Tom Cruise..............I haven't seen a Tom Cruise movie since "The Color of Money", and the only reason I even spent a few bucks on that was because I shoot a lot of pool, and Paul Newman CAN act.........
  18. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    I also love the wwII movies

    I sat through a subtitled movie about sofia scholl two nights ago on the independent film channel. It was really good and something I didnt know about.
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    I was watching Far and Away the other day, or bits of it, drifting to talk on here

    but I forgot how good of an actor Tom Cruise was, he used to be a pretty good actor, but now he's kind of stiff and just says his lines basically

    I agree with you, I was watching the Valkyrie previews, and Tom Cruise sounded just like he did in Mission Impossible, I thought he was going to go and try to defuse a nuclear bomb
  20. lewpac

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    Clint Eastwood...........................

    Most folks, right off the bat, would just pigeon-hole him as another "type-cast" like actor. You know "he's always the same" rap.

    He gets most of that from his dark, Western roles, and the "Dirty Harry" series.

    But I've seen most everything he's ever done, and he could "change up" with the best of them. The "Every Which but Loose" movies, very funny and a big departure for him. Also, "Kelly's Hero's" and "Where Eagles Dare", two great WW11 flicks where he adjusts him game again. He changed again for "Escape from Alcatraz", and had me convinced in "Million Dollar Baby" that he actually was that old and bitter boxing trainer.

    I don't know if he's a Marlon Brando or Sir Lawrence Olivier, but guys like Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves ain't even in Eastwood's league........

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