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#1 of 223 Thi Them

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Posted October 02 2006 - 11:03 AM

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.

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Posted October 02 2006 - 12:45 PM

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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 of 223 Thi Them

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Posted October 02 2006 - 02:06 PM

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

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Posted October 02 2006 - 03:36 PM

the version used in the trailer.
 

#5 of 223 Fred Bang

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Posted October 02 2006 - 04:01 PM

James Berardinelli gives it 4 stars!

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Posted October 02 2006 - 04:28 PM

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.

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Posted October 03 2006 - 12:37 AM

http://www.reelviews...d/departed.html

#8 of 223 Fred Bang

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Posted October 03 2006 - 03:59 AM

100% on Rotten Tomatoes!

http://www.rottentom...com/m/departed/

#9 of 223 Thi Them

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Posted October 03 2006 - 04:08 AM

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

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#10 of 223 Nathan V

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Posted October 03 2006 - 07:14 AM

Seeing this tonight!! Can't wait!

He really might get the oscar for this one.

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PS- I worry that Roger's days as a film critic might be over.
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Posted October 03 2006 - 07:56 AM

midnight showing?

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Posted October 03 2006 - 08:31 AM

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

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#13 of 223 Jefferson Morris

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Posted October 03 2006 - 09:25 AM

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.

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#14 of 223 Nathan V

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Posted October 03 2006 - 11:48 AM

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midnight showing?

No, advance screening. I am so ready for this.
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#15 of 223 Thi Them

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Posted October 03 2006 - 05:02 PM

How was it, Nathan?

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Posted October 03 2006 - 05:14 PM

let us know!!!!! we're igorly awaiting HTF's personal reviews =).

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Posted October 04 2006 - 03:58 AM

Looking into my crystal ball... I see a whole slew of HK gangster movies being remade. Posted Image
Master Poe: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
Caine: No.
Master Poe: Do you hear the grasshopper, which is at your feet.Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Master Poe: Young man, how is it...

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Posted October 04 2006 - 09:07 AM

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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Posted October 04 2006 - 01:48 PM

Wow, now I'm definitely psyched to see this. Could this actually be a remake that doesn't suck? Posted Image

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Posted October 04 2006 - 06:56 PM

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.