Saturday, January 17, 2009

Oh, the sun shines bright ...

We're planning a trip to the pictures this afternoon/evening, to see Slumdog Millionaire. I'm not completely sold on this visit. Granted, the films had great reviews and stuff, what with Golden Globes and all that ballyhoo, but I've been put off Danny Boyle somewhat by the execrable Sunshine, a film that, for me, redefined that famous old phrase or saying 'tedious load of pseudo-theologicalising bullshit'. Fingers crossed that Slumdog doesn't go down the same route.

But maybe it's not Danny Boyle that's the problem: maybe it's films with Sunshine in the title. After all I did pretty much despise Little Miss Sunshine. And don't get me started on all the reasons why I think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is really, really not a towering work of genius, but rather a derivative, imagination-free, maundering yawn-fest of epic proportions.

Good job no-one's ever offered to take me to see The Sunshine Boys.

4 comments:

Notlob said...

In your blog's links are appears "WUMB Folk Radio".

Is this a blogger link or yours?

FYI, WUMB ceased being a folk station some 9 months ago, M-F daytime programming is AAA.

Rob Spence said...

...but The Sunshine Boys is fab- can't go wrong with Matthau and Burns.

Theology Jen said...

Maybe this is the one I need to watch to break my Sun shine losing streak. Speshly as Roy bears an occasional faint resemblance to Walter Mathau.

Theology Jen said...

Notlob - well, that shows how often I've been listening in the last nine months ;) Thanks for letting me know.