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cdcox
10-06-2006, 09:00 PM
Phenominal. Go see it.

Halfcan
10-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Cool, I will check it out when it comes on DVD.

Frazod
10-06-2006, 09:38 PM
I think I'll catch a matinee tomorrow. Looks awesome.

Reaper16
10-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Scorcese + crime movie = gold

TrickyNicky
10-06-2006, 10:20 PM
Yep. Saw it today. Just as good as the Asian version if not better.

cdcox
10-06-2006, 10:34 PM
I had no idea of the story or plot line going in, since I hadn't seen the Asian version (now on the to do list). I just knew that there was a new Scorsese movie out with Nicholson, DiCaprio, Damon et al and that it had gotten good reviews. I didn't even know the name of it and had to ask the box office girl if "The Departed was the new Scorsese movie?" She didn't know until she looked on a sheet.

My gut was in a knot for the whole movie. Lots of humor to cut the tension--for about 15 seconds. I won't be able to rank it in the pantheon until I see it at least once more.

Miles
10-06-2006, 10:36 PM
It will have to be really damn good to top Internal Affairs and I have heard it does. Look forward to checking it this out.

TrickyNicky
10-06-2006, 10:37 PM
Trust me, get Infernal Affairs 1 and 2, but skip the third.

Nzoner
10-06-2006, 10:41 PM
Personally if I had to choose I'd still take Goodfellas or even Casino but nonetheless it was a very good movie and well worth the admission price.Nicholson was well,Nicholson,he nailed his role.

cdcox
10-06-2006, 10:44 PM
Personally if I had to choose I'd still take Goodfellas or even Casino but nonetheless it was a very good movie and well worth the admission price.Nicholson was well,Nicholson,he nailed his role.

I'm pretty sure it won't top Goodfellas in my book, but geez, that was 16 years ago. Not sure I've seen anything better in the last 4 years.

Nzoner
10-06-2006, 10:48 PM
I'm pretty sure it won't top Goodfellas in my book, but geez, that was 16 years ago. Not sure I've seen anything better in the last 4 years.

Agreed,I was just saying if I had to choose,thankfully I don't and as soon as The Departed hits DVD it'll be joining the two aforementioned in my collection.

cdcox
10-06-2006, 10:50 PM
Agreed,I was just saying if I had to choose,thankfully I don't and as soon as The Departed hits DVD it'll be joining the two aforementioned in my collection.

Yup. Amazing how one director can make so many good movies.

Nzoner
10-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Yup. Amazing how one director can make so many good movies.

Same way I feel about Michael Mann

TrickyNicky
10-06-2006, 10:55 PM
It's the best I've seen Matt Damon act since The Talented Mr. Ripley.

cdcox
10-06-2006, 10:56 PM
Same way I feel about Michael Mann

Heat is the only one of his I have seen. IMDB says he's doing a remake for 2007? Seems bizzarre for him to remake is own movie and only 20 years later.

Miles
10-06-2006, 10:57 PM
Heat is the only one of his I have seen. IMDB says he's doing a remake for 2007? Seems bizzarre for him to remake is own movie and only 20 years later.

It says video game next to it. Still kind of odd.

He is also one of my favorites. Definitly suggest checking out some of his other stuff.

cdcox
10-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Ah, video game would explain it, I guess.

I've heard good things about "Ali" and "Last of the Mohicans". Any other must sees from Mann?

Miles
10-06-2006, 11:06 PM
Ah, video game would explain it, I guess.

I've heard good things about "Ali" and "Last of the Mohicans". Any other must sees from Mann?

Last of the Mohicans might be my favorite of his but its a tough call. Still haven't gotten around to Ali yet for some reason. The Insider is really damn good and probably his highest regarded film by the critics.

Can't go wrong with Collateral or Manhunter either. Collateral and Theif are probably his most similar to Heat.

Frazod
10-06-2006, 11:11 PM
Last of the Mohicans is the best of the bunch, IMO. Although you're better off with the original theatrical version, as opposed to the director's cut, which added nothing of substance and dragged down the film.

Jenson71
10-06-2006, 11:29 PM
The Departed was ****ing great. It's like an old gritty Scorsese with a higher production quality to it, and it was complex always easy to stay on top of, my girlfriend who's not interested in these types of movies said it was awesome, and she's right. Great performances, I love Wahlberg, Damon, Sheen and Baldwin in this. Jack is Jack, which is nothing wrong about that. The movie was on speed and was stylish and beautiful and best movie of the year. Hell yeah.

Nzoner
10-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Ah, video game would explain it, I guess.

I've heard good things about "Ali" and "Last of the Mohicans". Any other must sees from Mann?

As Miles mentioned,Manhunter,Brian Cox plays a great Hannibal Lector,yes Manhunter was truly the beginning of those films and although Mann did stray from Harris' original ending in Red Dragon it's still my favorite of any of the Lector films including Silence Of The Lambs.

Other than that although I've seen a great many that also disagree with me on it his newest project the film version of Miami Vice is a must see IMO.Just don't be looking for a buddy cop movie with the one liners etc that the tv series offered.The film is a dark and gritty crime drama and although over the top at times a very good representation of what I believe was Mann's vision all along when he originally created the series.

Miles
10-07-2006, 12:30 AM
As Miles mentioned,Manhunter,Brian Cox plays a great Hannibal Lector,yes Manhunter was truly the beginning of those films and although Mann did stray from Harris' original ending in Red Dragon it's still my favorite of any of the Lector films including Silence Of The Lambs.

Other than that although I've seen a great many that also disagree with me on it his newest project the film version of Miami Vice is a must see IMO.Just don't be looking for a buddy cop movie with the one liners etc that the tv series offered.The film is a dark and gritty crime drama and although over the top at times a very good representation of what I believe was Mann's vision all along when he originally created the series.

I passed on seeing it in the theaters since a few of my friends didn't like it at all. I probably shouldn't have listened to them it seems. The previews looked great and its still f*cking Michal Mann.

Fishpicker
10-07-2006, 03:09 AM
great flick, so many mindf**ks and switcheroos. The last 20 minutes had me jumping out of my seat.

Easy 6
10-07-2006, 06:08 AM
Scorcese + crime movie = gold
A simple and true mathematic formula. I cant wait to see it. The cast alone should be worth the price of admission.

Raiderhader
10-07-2006, 07:49 AM
Other than that although I've seen a great many that also disagree with me on it his newest project the film version of Miami Vice is a must see IMO.Just don't be looking for a buddy cop movie with the one liners etc that the tv series offered.The film is a dark and gritty crime drama and although over the top at times a very good representation of what I believe was Mann's vision all along when he originally created the series.


I was very disappointed with Miami Vice. It just sort of meandered with out any real direction, IMNSHO.


I have wanted to see The Departed since the first time I saw a TV spot for it. I'm glad it is as good as it looks. I might try and catch a showing before the game tomorrow.

cdcox
10-07-2006, 07:56 AM
A simple and true mathematic formula. I cant wait to see it. The cast alone should be worth the price of admission.

Most of them gave great performances too. I still can't look at Alec Baldwin in a suit with without thinking of Gelngarry Glen Ross.

Ultra Peanut
10-07-2006, 07:59 AM
It does look rather good.

Sully
10-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Great, great movie.

Plus, anytime you can work in Scorsese's typical classic rock background music, and add in some Dropkick Murphys and Van morrison singing "Comfortably Numb," you've made a great movie, no matter the plot.

Nzoner
10-07-2006, 09:58 AM
Great, great movie.

Plus, anytime you can work in Scorsese's typical classic rock background music, and add in some Dropkick Murphys and Van morrison singing "Comfortably Numb," you've made a great movie, no matter the plot.

Was that the Dropkick Murphy's towards the finale?

Deberg_1990
10-07-2006, 11:10 AM
NO way this tops "The Age of Innocence" for top notch Scorcese.

PunkinDrublic
10-07-2006, 11:31 AM
I'll watch it despite Dicaprio being in it. The guy is the most overrated actor ever.

Deberg_1990
10-07-2006, 11:35 AM
I was very disappointed with Miami Vice. It just sort of meandered with out any real direction, IMNSHO.




I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I wouldnt say it was Mann's best, but it was still better than 98% of the crap out in theaters these days.

Demonpenz
10-07-2006, 11:59 AM
Dropkick murphy's make me want to by a celtics jersey

cdcox
10-07-2006, 12:20 PM
I'll watch it despite Dicaprio being in it. The guy is the most overrated actor ever.

I couldn't disagree more. I think he gets a lot of backlash from all the lovey-dovey he got from the 13-45 female set after Titanic. He was really good in Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, and now The Departed. Those are 4 pretty solid performances, and all good choices as roles.

Count Zarth
10-07-2006, 12:23 PM
I boycott anything with DiCrapio in it.

Except Gangs of New York. That was delicious.

ChiefFripp
10-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Gangs of New York is probably my favorite movie of all time so I'll have to see this.

cdcox
10-07-2006, 12:43 PM
I boycott anything with DiCrapio in it.

Except Gangs of New York. That was delicious.

He plays very much the same character (right down to the irish accent and brooding temperment) with similar motivations and similar situation transplanted to a modern setting.

Jilly
10-07-2006, 12:49 PM
I generally can't stand violent movies, and by can't stand, I mean I throw up. But I went, because, well, who can ignore a cast like that? It was an awesome movie. Was gory, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Plus, Matt Damon's roll was, well, it made me a little wet. Leonardo didn't even seem like he was 16 like he does in most movies...I thought his acting was the best I've ever seen it.

Jilly
10-07-2006, 12:50 PM
Dropkick murphy's make me want to by a celtics jersey

They make me want to move to Boston, get drunk and start a fight.

TRR
10-07-2006, 01:25 PM
It was a good movie. Not the movie of the year, and not something I could see over and over again...But a good, solid movie. Worth the admission fee.

chief2000
10-07-2006, 01:34 PM
I couldn't disagree more. I think he gets a lot of backlash from all the lovey-dovey he got from the 13-45 female set after Titanic. He was really good in Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, and now The Departed. Those are 4 pretty solid performances, and all good choices as roles.

Yes, Marky Mark and Gayo Leo are fine thespians.

Catch me if you can was such a demanding role !

Reaper16
10-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Dropkick murphy's make me want to by a celtics jersey
They make me want to kill myself.

Marlboro_Chief
02-11-2007, 12:50 PM
It's coming out on DVD this Tuesday, February 13!

crazycoffey
02-11-2007, 12:53 PM
I liked it alot, very good movie....

PinkFloyd
02-11-2007, 12:59 PM
Personally if I had to choose I'd still take Goodfellas or even Casino but nonetheless it was a very good movie and well worth the admission price.Nicholson was well,Nicholson,he nailed his role.

Goodfellas was great... I got it on DVD... I watch it probably 5 times a month still...

meStevo
02-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Leo haters need to watch Blood Diamond, its great, and Leo is really good in it.

Halfcan
02-11-2007, 01:24 PM
I am surprised at how much positive attention Marky Mark is getting for the Defarted. He is just so over the top and annoying in this movie. I like him in most others, but this was not his best.

SLAG
02-11-2007, 01:47 PM
It's coming out on DVD this Tuesday, February 13!

Ive had it since Friday night..

EXCELLENT movie..
they all played their role very well even Marky Mark

and Matt damon is a pimp in this flick

just well done overall.

I give it 4 Stars out of 5.

Red and Gold Mania
02-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Not even Nicholson being in the movie can offset the crap that two of the most pussy face, pretty boys, way overhyped and overrated actors are in there.

pass.

nychief
02-11-2007, 03:28 PM
see Infernal Affairs