ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a lot of controversy surrounding the children who were featured in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Slumdog MillionaireÃ¢â‚¬Â, one of the most popular and celebrated films of last year grossing more than $340 million worldwide. A little while ago, the father of one of those outrageously cute and innocent children was accused of trying to sell his child like some sort of commodity. Slumdog director Danny Boyle was accused of exploiting the already poor kids, which he has strongly denied. It's been in the news for a while.
Much like senior editor Liz Rafferty said in her review of the top 10 music hits of 2008, it was hard to pick out a top 10 best movies of the year. Consider it a top 6, with those being the ones that were absolutely phenomenal and final four being decent runner ups. However, 2009 looks like it could be a much better year for movies after the remaining issues caused by the 2008 writer's strike have faded away. And for anyone who criticizes the fact that "The Dark Knight" is number four instead of number one, go see the top three movies and you will understand.