But I did it in the name of the intrepid Cupcake Movie Review, dear reader. Tonight Veto, Buddy Budderson and I ventured out to the cineplex to catch Slumdog Millionaire. The ticket lineup was wrapped deep inside the foyer, past the concession. We each took spots in different cues in hopes of getting our tickets quickly.
Before any one of us could get to the front of the line, the digital marquee said SOLD OUT for Slumdog. Veto, who wanted to see the new Liam Neeson flick anyway, asked us if we just wanted three tickets for Taken or for another movie. Quick scan of the marquee: no other choice. We'd either seen everything or it was sold out. Veto was at the front of the self-serve line... time to make a decision. I was tongue-tied. Veto bought three tickets for Taken.
Here is the bad, bad thing that Saucy did tonight in order to bring you a Cupcake Movie Review of Slumdog Millionaire. As Veto strode into the theatre showing Taken... Buddy Budderson and I hung a sharp right and went into Slumdog.
And guess what? Not.sold.out.at.all. We grabbed two seats in the front and there were at least twenty seats empty in the theatre. Apparently "sold out" doesn't mean "sold out." That must be a little movie theatre secret. Veto wouldn't have a thing to do with our criminal behaviour, even thought he was interested in seeing our movie. He's too honest. He told us that if the cops didn't come to take us away, we'd meet up in the lobby after our respective shows finished.
Was Slumdog Millionaire worth deception, deceit and subterfuge at the local cineplex? You bet. The story of Jamal, a game show contestant who grew up in the streets of Mumbai, was more suspenseful than an episode of the game show it was based on and filled with more drama. There was even a Bollywood dance number at the end. The only thing missing from this story was Regis. I don't know if that would add or subtract cupcakes. Was it worth risking JAIL? Okay, I don't know about jail. I'm exaggerating. Five cupcakes.
I vow that this will be the year I will have seen all Best Picture nominated movies before the Academy Awards. For all the movies that we see, I've never accomplished the feat. Have you?