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I was surprised to learn that this movie is a remake of a Hong Kong film. It surprised me even more that the original film, Infernal Affairs, was greatly inspired by Taxi Driver.

I bet Andrew Lau soiled himself when he learned Martin Scorsese was directing the American remake of his Taxi Driver inspired film.

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Strong candidate for both my favorite and best movie of the year.

It was nice to see Scorsese touchback on the criminal underworld setting. Probably his most comfortable subject matter.

Everything about the film screams class. The directing clearly puts most contemporaries to shame, and the acting is the best you'll see from Damon and Wahlberg. Where as Baldwin and DiCaprio I think have already proven themselves.

I liked Gangs and The Aviator, but this is the most fun I've had with a Scorsese film since Goodfellas and Casino.

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If Flags of Our Fathers turns out to be good, Eastwood could be Scorsese's competition once again.

Knowing the Oscars, Scorsese probably has the edge. They seem to make their choices that make statements rather than awarding the actual best. They waited for ROTK with Jackson. Newman didn't win until he did The Color of Money which isn't anywhere near as good as his other movies.

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Strong candidate for both my favorite and best movie of the year.

It was nice to see Scorsese touchback on the criminal underworld setting. Probably his most comfortable subject matter.

Everything about the film screams class. The directing clearly puts most contemporaries to shame, and the acting is the best you'll see from Damon and Wahlberg. Where as Baldwin and DiCaprio I think have already proven themselves.

I liked Gangs and The Aviator, but this is the most fun I've had with a Scorsese film since Goodfellas and Casino.

I was blown away. I didn't even notice how long I was, I just had my hands up to my face saying 'Oh my GOD, he did not just do that!' a million time. :( I hate how Matt Damon made me hate him/hischaracter. Ohmygosh amazing.

The scene with both of them dead silent on the cell phones SCREAMED homoeroticism.

Edit: Eeeeee your new icon! Wahlberg was amazing! :wub:

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I was blown away. I didn't even notice how long I was, I just had my hands up to my face saying 'Oh my GOD, he did not just do that!' a million time. :( I hate how Matt Damon made me hate him/hischaracter. Ohmygosh amazing.

The scene with both of them dead silent on the cell phones SCREAMED homoeroticism.

Edit: Eeeeee your new icon! Wahlberg was amazing! :wub:

I think when you really hate/dislike a character, its a testament to how good of a performance they put forth. J. Phoenix in Gladiator comes to mind.

I liked how they used Dropkick Murphy's "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" twice. Scorsese's scores are often off beat or not of the typical.

Edit: William will return as Ocean's 13 nears.

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If Flags of Our Fathers turns out to be good, Eastwood could be Scorsese's competition once again.

Knowing the Oscars, Scorsese probably has the edge. They seem to make their choices that make statements rather than awarding the actual best. They waited for ROTK with Jackson. Newman didn't win until he did The Color of Money which isn't anywhere near as good as his other movies.

I saw this movie and I fucking loved every minuete oof it so fucking muuch. Trully some of the ebst fucking acting I have seen come out of hollywood recently.

Although your comment on colour of money I completely diisagree with it is one of my all time fucking favourite scorsese films. When I first ever heard about it being a sequel to The HUSTLER I obviously had to see it but wa so bloody worried they might ruin newman;s charachter but they fucking got it perfect and expanded him so bloody well. I truly adiore that film beyond known logic.

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I liked The Color of Money and actually own it (in all its non anamorphic glory).

I just thought some of his older roles were more deserving. Classics now, but I guess maybe they weren't seen as so back when they came out. I'm sure there are a shit load of Oscar winners that after looking back on we probably should think wtf.

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