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Old 10-06-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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I'm going to see this tomorrow night and would love to hear other people's opinions if they were lucky enough to see the advance showings.

It's getting some amazing reviews...some are saying it's Scorcese's best work since Goodfellas!
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planning on seeing it this weekend ... i've got a weak stomach for violence, though, so i hope it isn't too bloody.

getting smashing reviews.
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i contemplated dusting my bike off and riding to the mall to see it today when i remembered two things: there will probably be other people there seeing it as it just came out, and i never fixed the brakes.



i'd be very surprised if it wasn't bloody. it's scorsese. it's got the mafia, cops, and all kinds of people shooting guns. my favorite kind of movie. too bad jack nicholson is in it.
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I am seeing it tonight. I wish they would Give Marty his Oscar already!!!!
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I am seeing it tonight. I wish they would Give Marty his Oscar already!!!!

it's too bad that they are idiots.
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Tell me about it. Shakespear in love over Saving Private Ryan!!!

Martin Scorse should have won one for GoodFellas, Raging Bull and others.
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taxi driver.

i'd say gangs of ny, too (gangs of ny and taxi driver are two of my all-time favorite movies), but at the very least taxi driver.

damn rocky.
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Saw the Departed today!

Excellent movie!! Marty has done it again! Great cast!!!

I highly recommend!!
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I'm interested in this because it's a loose remake of this Hong Kong movie that was really popular here but I never got the chance to see.

So this might be my excuse to go and rent that movie and then watch this one.

Edit: Actually I realise why I never bothered to see it, it's because they dub every single Hong Kong movie that comes in from Cantonese to Mandarin, and I really hate that. I'll have to find a version that retains the original dialect.
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Wow. What a movie! I loved it!
I usually go to the bathroom at least once during a movie but I held it in the entire time so I wouldn't miss anything. Each scene was gripping and kept you interested.

For those curious, lots of deaths but not overly violent.
No Vinnie-from-Goodfellas-type gratuitious violence.
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saw it too

thought it was very good

less gore
than i expected
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I'm interested in this because it's a loose remake of this Hong Kong movie that was really popular here but I never got the chance to see.

So this might be my excuse to go and rent that movie and then watch this one.

Edit: Actually I realise why I never bothered to see it, it's because they dub every single Hong Kong movie that comes in from Cantonese to Mandarin, and I really hate that. I'll have to find a version that retains the original dialect.
Infernal Affairs I think The Departed is based on....

Infernal Affairs was a really great movie, loved it...don't know if I want to see The Departed yet hmm
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I thought it was fantastic, it is extremely bloody. I don't normally like to see/rent extremely violent movies (other than documantaries, history based films) though so I probably have a different standard.

I thought Mark Wahlberg stole every scene he was in. Nicholson, well no real nuance or subtlety at all. Supposedly he improvised all/most of his dialogue (and the scene in the porn theater when he..well you'll find out-that was all his idea and a surprise and Scorsese left it in). Loved Leonardo's performance, and Matt Damon was very good as well. For once a movie with fairly authentic Boston accents (obviously Matt's and Mark's are already authentic-Martin Sheen is still doing Kennedy's though) and a movie based in Boston that was actually filmed in Boston.

Not too many 2 1/2 hour movies hold your attention and don't seem that long at all.

Piece of trivia-Nicholson refused to wear a Red Sox hat in this movie, I guess because he's a Yankee fan.
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For once a movie with fairly authentic Boston accents (obviously Matt's and Mark's are already authentic-Martin Sheen is still doing Kennedy's though) and a movie based in Boston that was actually filmed in Boston.


so true! i can smell a bad Boston accent a million miles away (like Tom Hanks in "catch me if you can") and it bothers me to no end. i'm not from Boston, but a huge part of my family is, and my grandparents have/had Boston accents, so i can sometimes find myself dropping my "r's" if i'm in town and i've had three oah fouah beeah's ...

i think Memphis and i will see this tonight.

will brace myself for the blood.
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I can't wait to see this movie... and am very relieved to hear that about the accents, seeing as how I probably have the worst Boston accent out there. That's always been such a pet peeve of mine, it constantly gets butchered.
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