Thursday, April 16, 2009

UFO Film for the week of April 13: "Slumdog Millionaire"

“Who wants to be … a MILLENAIRE!” Yes, this week UFO’s getting imaginative with its movie — as if three bloody months at the Garden Theatre wasn’t enough, “Slumdog Millionaire” is back, so that students who still haven’t seen the Oscar-winning phenomenon can get their fill. (Where were you?! On a semester abroad on MARS??). Word to those select few: Despite its day-glo soundtrack and euphoric trailer, “Slumdog Millionaire” is neither a comedy nor a kid’s movie, and no, it’s not a musical either. It’s actually pretty harrowing stuff, with a lot of death and poverty and sadness. A friend of mine went to see it high, thinking it would make the movie even funnier. He was wrong.