Friday, July 30, 2010

today's movie question to ponder...

Misunderstood classic...


early signs of Eddie Murphy's inevitable fall from greatness?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dear Martin Scorsese fans

While the 2006 film The Departed was a good film* with some great performances and won some little can't hold a candle to the brilliance of it's source material:

The 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs

Mrs. Just Another Movie geek and I gave it a viewing last night (her first, my third) and I was once again floored by its masterful creation. A gripping thriller that really kept you wondering the whole time about the duality of each character. Even Mrs. JAMG who wasn't in the mood for a cop drama when we started was enthralled by the film at the end. If you have never seen either or only seen The Departed, I highly recommend you check out the original.

*Full disclosure: I have actually not seen The Departed. Few reasons why: A. Leo isn't my favorite actor in the world. B. The original was so wonderful, I never understood the need to remake it.