James Bond, Orphans, and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Jason Singer
Mar 23, 2010

Let the fun begin.

"Quantum of Solace," the latest James Bond movie, opens nationwide Friday on a huge weekend for the film industry.

Check out the trailer below:

 

"Quantum of Solace" is the follow-up to 2006's "Casino Royale," the first Bond movie to star Daniel Craig and the most stylish and interesting Bond in years.

Subsequently, "Quantum" is one of the more highly anticipated movies of 2008.

The new pic has shaken and stirred European audiences all November, and they have flooded theaters in record numbers to see it.

And despite mixed reviews, I expect similar excitement here in America.

But this weekend also kicks off the Oscar races, with the release of "Slumdog Millionaire."

The indie flick, directed by Danny Boyle ("28 Days Later," "Trainspotting"), has critics salivating like Pavlov's dogs.

It's about an orphan, Jamal, who goes on the the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be a Millionare?" and reaches the final question, and in the process shakes the foundations of a nation which very much believes in a class system, where the poor are stupid and should stay poor.

It's also is supposed to be an uproarious comedy and touching romance.

"Four stars simply aren't enough for Danny's Boyle 'Slumdog Millionaire,' which just may be the most entertaining movie I'e ever labeled a masterpiece," writes Lou Lumenick of the New York Post.

"This is a breathless, exciting story, heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time," wrote Roger Ebert.

Check out the trailer below:

 

"Slumdog Millionaire" created enough buzz at the Telluride Film Festive and Toronto International Film Festival that some think it might earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

What do you think? Which movie are you more excited to see? Would you go see both?

Comments

Anonymous

WoW! This Jason Singer really knows his movies. I'd never heard of Slumdog Millionaire...and it looks awesome! Keep up the good work Mr. Singer.

Anonymous

YEAH trainspotting!!!!

Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
-Renton from Trainspotting

One of my favorite quotes to use in the workplace.

So let me ask you Mr. Singer. What are your thoughts on The Big Lebowski?
I am thinking about trying to hold a Lebowskifest in Sandusky. What do you think?

Anonymous

Ha! I would promote it for you the newspaper. I'm all about The Dude.

"Look, let me explain something. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness... Duder... or El Duderino, if, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing."

Just let me know what I can do.

- Jason

Anonymous

I will keep you updated. You will get an email from me once I get things rolling. Hopefully we can fill the city with Lebowski achievers for a couple days.

http://lebowskifest.com

The Dude abides.