2008: The Worst Movie Year Ever?

If the thought of Hugh Jackman as host scared you away, Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars on Sunday (and Jackman put on a fine show). The low-budget film took home eight Academy Awards, including best picture and best director – thus proving that 2008 was an extraordinarily weak year for movies, with the exception of Milk, which should have won easily. At least, Sean Penn’s deft portrayal of Harvey Milk got its due.

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