I saw Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino, and The Traitor in that order, making The Traitor the last movie I saw. I really enjoyed it, but I seriously have to tip my hat to Gran Torino. As gung ho as I was about having Dark Knight as my favorite movie of the year, Slumdog and Gran Torino in one watch forced me to reconsider and outright change my mind. Slumdog was excellent, by far, and the type of movie I like to see. Compelling and idealistic, painful and real, it was quite the journey and it probably has the best Bollywood performance I've seen yet, considering all the other performances were used as a gimmick integrated into other things (goddamn talent contests); I'm guessing this is what Bollywood is supposed to look like, lol.
Gran Torino was an extremely masterful movie with one flaw--the acting. It was often stiff and unconvincing, but I didn't just call this a masterful movie for nothing. It wasn't "bad" acting per se, but it was awkward, and in spite of that, the story and characters were so utterly moving that it still continued to have the biggest impact on me out of all the movies I've seen this year. I've never encountered a movie like that before. Usually those movies are ultimate cheesefests where they're so bad they're good. I have to say Clint Eastwood outdid himself and deserves every Oscar he'll get (and he's sure to get them). Just... leave some for Slumdog and definitely Dark Knight, okay? D:
I've heard Frost/Nixon was good, so I'll eventually check that out. Dammit, why'd I get blindsided by a year of GOOD movies?
In Ragnarok Online, I was once known as Athero, a noble Lord Knight whose only wish was that he swung his sword for a just cause.
TrueSilverFox and Mon_Ami roamed Caballa together in Trickster Online, searching its ruins of splendor.
Valeria, sworn only to her sword and herself, traverses Erinn in Mabinogi with her pet silver fox, Truesilver.
"Whoa, TrueSilverFox, girl! Anyone ever tell you you look like some sun-bronzed Greek Goddess these days?"