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*** Official The Departed Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Thi Them, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Thi Them

    Thi Them Well-Known Member

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    It opens on Friday, and I'm really getting excited about it. Rotten Tomatoes has a 100% rating so far for it, and Kevin Smith and Richard Roeper gave it two massive thumbs up. Roeper called it the best movie of the year so far.

    ~T
     
  2. Adam_S

    Adam_S Well-Known Member

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    The Departed - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    My review

    I wrote a long review so I won't repost it here. In short:

    Brutally funny.

    I think it will improve on a second viewing when I'll be less stressed about the resolution. And the use of Comfortably Numb in the film is almost as perfect as the famous bar fight (set to an incredible song whose title escapes me) in Mean Streets.
     
  3. Thi Them

    Thi Them Well-Known Member

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    Which version of "Comfortably Numb" is it? The song in Mean Streets is "Mr Postman."

    ~T
     
  4. Adam_S

    Adam_S Well-Known Member

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    the version used in the trailer.
     
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    James Berardinelli gives it 4 stars!
     
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    Lot's of talk about the "Comfortably Numb" version in the trailor. I made it known in earlier posts that I didn't care for it. Interesting that all the previews I've seen on TV haven't used it like the trailor offered on the HTF.

    I'm very excited about this movie, and haven't been really pumped for a film since Superman.

    JC
     
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    I hope Ebert gets the chance to officially review this movie somehow.

    ~T
     
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    Seeing this tonight!! Can't wait!

    He really might get the oscar for this one.

    Regards,
    Nathan

    PS- I worry that Roger's days as a film critic might be over.
     
  11. JediFonger

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    midnight showing?
     
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    Waitasec! This comes out Friday? Why the hell didn't I know that?!

    It might take some scheduling, but I'm there. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm excited about any Scorsese film (including his non-gangster pictures, which include masterpieces like The Last Temptation of Christ and The Age of Innocence), but these reviews have got me more-than-usually psyched. I suspect I'll be venturing out opening night for this one.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
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    No, advance screening. I am so ready for this.
     
  15. Thi Them

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    How was it, Nathan?

    ~T
     
  16. JediFonger

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    let us know!!!!! we're igorly awaiting HTF's personal reviews =).
     
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    Looking into my crystal ball... I see a whole slew of HK gangster movies being remade. [​IMG]
     
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    It's definitely the most entertaining Hollywood has released so far this year. And I can not wait for that HD DVD release!
     
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    Wow, now I'm definitely psyched to see this. Could this actually be a remake that doesn't suck? [​IMG]
     
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    Glad I wasn't alone when I was like "thats definately Roger Waters from the Wall - Live from Berlin with Van Morrison doing Comfortably Numb, not a cover...". Actually one of my favorite versions of the song, to be quite honest, and its definately one of my all time faves song wise.
     

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