All I could do at a moment’s notice, anyhow, was to shuffle the recycled old capsule reviews into the weekly movie listings, and I must say I was struck by the alphabetical surreality of Hidden Fortress and High and Low butting up against High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and Yojimbo butting up against Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and even Seven Samurai butting up against Slumdog Millionaire. I am aware, scratch my head though I may, that a lot of people are excited by the razzle-dazzle, the hustle-bustle, the hurly-burly of Slumdog Millionaire. But how exciting, I wonder, will it still be in fifty years? An artist of the stature of Akira Kurosawa truly puts things in perspective, and his presence under the same roof as Quantum of Solace and Transporter 3 immediately upgrades the quality of life in our fair (to middling) city. I would have liked to make more of the occasion.