Posted in movies | music on February 22, 2009

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Slumdog Millionare's soundtrack does it again.

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Comments (30)

Slumdog just took Best Director too

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 11:25 PM

what a piece of shit movie.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 11:27 PM

gorgeous, gorgeous film.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 11:59 PM

overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 11:59 PM

what a piece of shit movie.

Posted by a piece of shit | February 23, 2009 12:24 AM

i <3 poverty

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:36 AM

Slumdog got best director and best picture. wow

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:38 AM

yeah, good film but definitely not the best of the year. not to sound like a typical jaded brooklynvegan poster though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:51 AM

The case with Slumdog that bothers me is the amount of attention its getting when its nothing more then a harmless film, much like little miss sunshine was two years ago and much like Juno was a year ago. The whole game show question flashback device is contrived. It’s a gimmick. There are much more deserving films this year then Slumdog.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:51 AM

Nothing is as overrated as Benjamin Button

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:56 AM

Feature films
Award Winner Producer
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire Christian Colson
Best Foreign Language Film Departures - Japan Yojiro Takita
Best Documentary Feature Man on Wire Simon Chinn
Best Animated Feature WALL·E Andrew Stanton

Directing
Award Winner Film
Best Director Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire

Acting
Award Winner Film
Best Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn Milk
Best Actress in a Leading Role Kate Winslet The Reader
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Heath Ledger The Dark Knight
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Writing
Award Winner Film
Best Writing - Original Screenplay Dustin Lance Black Milk
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire

Special honors
Award Winner Field
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Jerry Lewis Comedic film & Humanitarian Work

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 1:29 AM

right on. benjamin button can suck my nuts. visual effects?!? batman wuz robbed!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 1:29 AM

it's really not a 'harmless' film. and certainly not in the way little miss sunshine and juno are. danny boyle always makes social commentary in his films and this film he pushed it the hardest. even more than he did in 28 days later and trainspotting i would say.

amazing film, i'm really thrilled it did so well. well deserved.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 2:31 AM

can someone explain the styx reference in this post.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 2:33 AM

Slumdog was a hell of a lot better than: BENJAMIN BUTTON (overrated and featuring a puzzlingly detached lead perf by Pitt -- emotionally hollow Forrest Gump rehash); FROST/NIXON - stuffy political film with a silly testimonial/docu format that puts far too much weight on something that frankly wasn't that momentous of an occasion, and flick is devoid of suspense; THE READER - interesting psychological study for about the first 1/3, before fizzling into a bland courtroom drama; MILK - solid biopic of gay icon Harvey Milk, but nonetheless, a fairly standard, paint-by-numbers biopic that, while incredibly topical and boasting fantastic performances from Penn/Hirsch, wasn't very stylistically inventive.

SLUMDOG, FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 2:34 AM

Styx Reference: when Yojiro Takita won for Best Foreign Language Film he did a lot of polite/stunned thank yous and ended his speech with "domo arigato Mr. Roboto". It was pretty great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 8:20 AM

"it's really not a 'harmless' film. and certainly not in the way little miss sunshine and juno are. danny boyle always makes social commentary in his films and this film he pushed it the hardest. even more than he did in 28 days later and trainspotting i would say.

amazing film, i'm really thrilled it did so well. well deserved."

no. i love how it didnt get any best actor or actress nominees, yet still best movie. how is that possible? that kid ran around for two hours screaming latika with that same blank expression on his face. i bet you liked juno too didn't you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 8:27 AM

Nice to see Slumdog win so many Oscars! Great movie, great director and the cast seemed so genuinely excited to be there last night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 9:02 AM

That's why Little Miss and Juno didn't win best pic. But they certainly deserved best orig screenplay compared to what else was there in cat.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 9:04 AM

If you wanna talk about someone running around screaming something 8:27, you should instead focus your criticism on Angelina Jolie in CHANGELING, who screams and shrieks "HE'S NOT MY SON!" about 1 million times during that flick.

The child actors in SLUMDOG were excellent and incredibly natural, so I really have no idea what movie you were watching.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 9:31 AM

Not only that ^^^^

But look at the suject of this post... MUSICAL SCORE...

God for people who think they know everything and need to express it...

Not one comment about the music up here.

I thought the score was great for this film. It's not the first Bollywood/electronica score I've ever heard, but the arangements were awesome IMHO and very well written. Definitely a huge part of the success of this film.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 10:21 AM

the awards are political and in a bad economy this is hollywood's way of saying that "we" share your fears, which is total b.s.; as a movie, it was average, at best. the competition though was also weak.

Posted by donn | February 23, 2009 11:30 AM

Slumdog=good movie. Certainly not the best of the year. I thought the whole who wants to be a millionare thing was pure cheese. The Academy falls in love with one film each year and blows it up giving it every oscar in every category. They also like to throw a curveball each year in a random category in an attempt to catch people off guard. (I.E. Sean Penn over Mickey Rourke) How The Dark Knight wasn't nominated for Best Picture and Christopher wasn't nominated for Best Director is beyond me.

They got Heath Ledger right though. There would have been a public backlash had he not won. It makes me wonder if he would have won had he still been alive. Or would he even have been nominated?

Love the fact Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for a comedy! His role was amazing and if not for Ledger's performance I would have wanted him to win. He was phenominal.

Posted by BB | February 23, 2009 11:40 AM

Danny Boyle deserved this award. He has made so many great films that have not gotten the attention they deserve.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:08 PM

the fucking media!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 6:24 PM

KILROY WAS HERE

Posted by Dennis DeYoung | February 23, 2009 6:39 PM

Slumdog is far from harmless...great film

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 6:46 PM

Mr. Sparkle >>>>>> Mr. Roboto

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 8:04 PM

Dark Knight was overrated and had no plot. You f'ng nerds.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2009 3:28 AM

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