Slumdog Millionaire at the Moxie

Last night we went to see Slumdog Millionaire at the Moxie. If you haven't seen this movie yet you absolutely should.

It's a great story about an orphan in India, the girl he loves, and his experience on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The film is very well done, directed by Danny Boyle (Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting) and the editing is superb. It's very quickly paced and fits the chaotic nature of the story very well. I especially liked how the story is told almost entirely in flashbacks.

This was our first time visiting the Moxie's new location. It's much nicer than the old location with more convenient parking, two screens, expanded bathrooms, and a huge lobby. The comfort of home with a big tv, surround sound, and Netflix have dramatically reduced our going to the theater, but I love going to the Moxie. The Moxie is also the only theater I'm aware of in town where you can
accompany your movie viewing with a beer or a glass of wine. At the old location they pretty much had to have an intermission for changing reels, even if it's not a requirement at the new location I still like the intermission. It lets me stretch my legs (a big gripe I have in theaters), go to the bathroom, get more snacks, and chat about the first half of the movie. A lot of people may not like the intermission, but I'm a fan of a 12 minute break in the middle of a film.