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Happy Birthday Me

In honor of my birthday the Academy has chosen to nominate my new favorite movie, Slumdog Millionaire, for 10 different awards, including best picture. This was so very thoughtful of them and I'd like to extend my warm personal thanks. To all those who are above the age of 17, I invite you to see if you'd like this movie! Here's a taste. And for those in Salem, the two closest places playing it are Salem Cinema and Bridgeport, enjoy!

  1. Blogger alishmali | 6:20 PM |  

    LOVED Slumdog Millionaire!!! One of my new favorites as well.

    you've got good taste in movies, Josh!

  2. Blogger Josh Mann | 2:11 PM |  

    so good i know, got any others you'd recommend? interesting enough I talked to an Indian friend of mine who hated it, walked out after 30 minutes, felt it painted India in the worst light possible, it was interesting cause i had never thought about it in that way but for someone from india who's not used to india getting much screen time in america he didn't feel it was a fair picture...but i still loved it :)

  3. Blogger alishmali | 5:18 PM |  

    Have you ever seen the movie Thirteen? It's a PHENOMENAL movie bringing light to some of the sides of middle schoolers that people and parents tend to approach with an "out of sight, out of mind" sort of view. It's about two teenage girls and some of the things they get involved in, and this downward spiral that happens between the two girls. It's intense. It was rated R because of how intense it is, but the director specifically made it that way so parents would see it with their thirteen-year-olds and it would prompt parent/teen discussions. Good stuff. check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7g3g7e2A1Y it's definitely not what I experienced in middle school, at ALL, but I think it's great insight into what it's like for some middle schoolers. I cried at the end.