NW Tries to Go to the Talkies: Slumdog Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Slumdog?

Tonight we tried to go see Danny Boyle’s new film, Slumdog Millionaire, but even though we arrived more than an hour early for the 8:15 showing at the nearest cineplex — the nasty, noisy ArcLight Cinemas in the nasty, noisy Sherman Oaks Galleria — we were still too late to get tickets. Well, there were four seats left, but no two were adjoining, and what’s the fun in sitting separate? Suppose a facetious comment occurs to you during the show; will you giggle and whisper it to a stranger? Rarely.

We weren’t about to wait around in that zoo until 11:05 for the next screening. Back west we drove down Ventura Boulevard to home where we enoyed pizza and two episodes of Frasier. So we missed the film. But, never daunted, Nice Work will review it for you anyhow sight unseen. No matter how good, bad or indifferent a movie Slumdog Millionaire may be one thing is for sure: it’s better than Twilight. We give it four probationary stars. ★★★★

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