Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is a brilliant, whooshing spectacle: A teenage boy, about to win a historic jackpot on the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, is accused of cheating and leads his interrogators, via flashback, through the snarled strings of fate that delivered him to each correct answer. Turns out, Slumdog Millionaire is a straight-ahead fairy tale, complete with riddling sphinxes, giants to be slain, and princesses in need of rescue—adapted to the Technicolor grime of modern-day Mumbai. (See movie times, www.thestranger.com, for details.)