Posts tagged as: Slumdog Millionaire

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)

Anyone who has ever worked in a corporate setting or been trained in some unique job or activity has had to sit through an outdated, ineffectual instructional video. When I worked as a data operator for the US Postal Service I was treated to several rounds of carpal tunnel-based warning videos in which both the […]

‘Peepli Live’: Important, Not Excellent

‘Peepli Live’: Important, Not Excellent

”Peepli Live” has been the toast and tea of town for the better part of this past year. A Sundance selection and Berlinale screening, it has been picking up favor and five star reviews across the Prime Meridian, becoming the focus of India’s annual interest in evaluating its culture through the Western eye. Unlike the […]

‘Slumdog’ Director Danny Boyle Inks 3-year Deal With Fox Searchlight

‘Slumdog’ Director Danny Boyle Inks 3-year Deal With Fox Searchlight

Filmmaker Danny Boyle, best know for directing “28 Days Later,” “Trainspotting,” and Best Picture winner, “Slumdog Millionaire” has signed a three-year producing deal with Fox Searchlight and Pathe Pictures, reports Variety. The terms of the deal stipulate that Searchlight and Pathe will co-finance and co-produce Boyle’s projects although the director has yet to announce his […]

2009 Oscar Wrap-up

2009 Oscar Wrap-up

The 81st Annual Academy Awards wrapped up just a few hours ago with few surprises.  Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s little film about a young Indian boy rising from Mumbai’s notorious slums to win a world-famous game show swept the awards winning eight of its ten nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Heath Ledger, the […]

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

The general consensus is that Englishman Danny Boyle’s (Trainspotting, Millions) venture into Bollywood results in a stirring tale of adventure, romance, and redemption.  These themes are indisputably present, but represent only the base by which a much more profound and compelling story is told. Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle’s eighth feature film, delves deep into pressing modern […]

2009 SAG Winners: 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

2009 SAG Winners: 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild prides itself on being the best indicator for the Academy Awards which are ever-so difficult to predict. We’ll get to see how accurate SAG Awards are next month. For now, take a look at this year’s winners of the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: Movies Best cast: “Slumdog Millionaire.” Best […]

Official 2009 Oscar Predictions: 81st Annual Academy Awards

Official 2009 Oscar Predictions: 81st Annual Academy Awards

We published an article a few days ago predicting 2009’s Oscar winners, but in light of the Academy releasing their official nominees today, we’re taking the liberty of revising our picks.  You can read our picks pre-nomination here, and compare them to our now official 2009 Oscar predictions below: Best Actor Sean Penn – “Milk” […]

2009 Pre-Nom Oscar Predictions: The 81st Academy Awards

2009 Pre-Nom Oscar Predictions: The 81st Academy Awards

It’s that time of year again.  All the major studios have released their three-hour epics, triumphant biopics, and flashy studies in over-acting throughout the past few months hoping to snatch a little golden man named Oscar. Nabbing one of these babies not only adds prestige to a studio, but means a substantial boost in revenue […]

Sneak Peak: Slumdog Millionaire

Sneak Peak: Slumdog Millionaire

After the ugly incident (read about it here) involving prominent critics Roger Ebert and Lou Lumineckat the Toronto Film Festival we’ve had several inquiries, not about the incident itself, but about the film during which it happened.  It was during a screening of the Danny Boyle film, Slumdog Millionaire which tells the tale of an […]

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