January 14th, 2009

So Saturday night I did get out to see Gran Torino and I enjoyed it a great deal.  It was funnier than I had expected, with the racist humour that can be uncomfortable at times.   At the same time, you see this as very much in character for this “grumpy old man” who lives in an old neighborhood in Michigan that is no longer “his people”.   The theatre on Saturday (Colossus) was packed!   Lots of people out to see movies, and I noted at least two more that I need to see (Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire).   I caught the last 30 minutes in the Golden Globes and was pleasantly surprised to see Kate Winslet win two awards (Best Actress and Supporting Actress) and from her reaction and ill-preparedness for the latter she was too!   I had thought that Kriten Scott Thomas is still the likely winner for the Oscar (or Meryl).   It also seems that this Slumdog Millionaire is a movie to go see as well.   It is getting quite a buzz.   So I’ll need to check it out.

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