From Slate: “Eager to crank up the zeitgeist-y significance, the marketing machine at Fox Searchlight, which ended up buying Slumdog, told New York magazine that ‘the film is Obama-like,’ for its ‘message of hope in the face of difficulty.’”
This makes total sense. Because, as we all remember, Obama did in fact run on the platform of giving away twenty-million-rupee prizes in order to soothe the sting of a lifetime of abuse, poverty, and prejudice.
(I should be clear here: my primary reason for disliking Slumdog Millionaire is that I think it’s a not particularly well-made movie. My primary reason for being angry at Slumdog Millionaire is that the movie has convinced its audience that its ending is a happy one.)
"Watch and Download video clips of one of the most famous detective serial of its time Matt Houston. In the Videos, in this section you would see Matt involved in many seen filled with action and thrill."
If that weren’t enticement enough, the site banner is also pretty ace.
You know those god-awful “Stand Up 2 Cancer Ads”? The ones with the beautifully lit celebrities and soundtrack that’s simultaneously inspiring and yet full of pathos? Which is to say the Nike ads that aren’t about Nike but are actually about cancer?
Yeah, those. They’ve been running nearly constantly on TV lately, and they’re so smug and judgmental and glossy that they almost made me wonder if cancer is really all that bad. (The enemy of my enemy and all that.)
Luckily I found this blog (via stephenfry, natch) and am now firmly back in the Cancer is Crap camp. The author is clever and honest and wildly proficient in charmingly obscure Britishisms like “sure as eggs is eggs” and at no point does she inexplicably choose to employ a number in place of a preposition.