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#1 ras dude

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Possibly the craziest shit I've seen in years. What are your thoughts on Martin Scorsese's 3 hour long music video?

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

Didn't see it, trailers looked awful (plus shitty Kanye song). Was it basically paying to see rich douchebags pretend to be richer douchebags? lol

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:47 PM

Didn't see it, trailers looked awful (plus shitty Kanye song). Was it basically paying to see rich douchebags pretend to be richer douchebags? lol


No, it was awesome. It's based on the book of the same name and Leo portrays the guy who wrote it. Jonah Hill completely blew me away too. I honestly didn't think he was capable of such a role. And the soundtrack is really great too.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:50 PM

Scosese is 70 something, still making dope shit.

3 hours seems a bit long with out breaks, but whatever. I wait for Netflix.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

Scosese is 70 something, still making dope shit.

3 hours seems a bit long with out breaks, but whatever. I wait for Netflix.


I thought it would have dragged on, but it flew by and I honestly didn't want it to end.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

I do like Scorsese movies so maybe it's better than how it was advertised. Was there any kind of twist on it or does the ad show what most of the movie is about?

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

I hated the trailer but the movie looks fantastic. Probably gonna catch in the theaters sometime soon.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

no i dont watch white movies its 2014 and still all the people in the movies are white but the rapist criminals drugdealers are black smh
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

I do like Scorsese movies so maybe it's better than how it was advertised. Was there any kind of twist on it or does the ad show what most of the movie is about?


No real twist, just good story telling. I feel like "Black Skinhead" is the go to song for trailers right now, but it's not in the movie. Scorcese works really well with the songs to set the mood or transition scenes. Also, the characters are SUPER vile.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:24 AM

I saw it last night and it was a dope ride on some Wall Street meets Caligula steez. The debauchery depicted in this film is unparalleled, won't give too much away but there's a scene involving Leo, cocaine, and a hooker's asshole.

Ultimately, it's a White-collar Goodfellas told by the master of gangster flicks. Definitely a must see.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

it's a White-collar Goodfellas told by the master of gangster flicks.

I've ready a lot of comments about this movie, but this might be the best to sum it up.

I saw this film only knowing that it was the new Scorcese, and saw it despite the awful trailer. I didn't know it was 3 hours, didn't know it was billed as a comedy. I did know it was with Leonardo Dicaprio of course, which didn't excite me. I haven't been a fan of this Dicaprio era of Scorcese movies. Even the Departed, as good as it was, could have done without Dicaprio. But I left the theater feeling like I could have watched another 30 mins, it was as exciting as anything I've seen in years. It's incredible that Scorcese made this at age 70.

It owed a lot to the style of Goodfellas, but i didn't feel like another one of these Goodfellas copies that we've seen so many of -- Blow, Boogie Nights, and Scorcese's own Casino.

Dicaprio: He was very good, especially the scenes where he's giving speeches to the sales team. He made up for Shutter Island.
Jonah Hill: His teeth should get a special effects award.
Matthew McCona-whatshisname: very short part, but he was great. how did this guy become a great actor all of a sudden?
The wife: It's easy to see this part as the token woman part. To compare with Goodfellas and Casino, she wasn't as strong as either of the women in those male dominated movies. But she didn't blow it either. I saw American Hustle this week, and it felt like garbage. The woman here played a similar type as Jennifer Laurence in American Hustle, but so much better.

SOUNDTRACK: The music was very good but inconsistent. Since Mean Streets, Scorcese is one of the originators of putting pop songs in action films, and he uses a lot of good music from the 50s & 60s. Music in Goodfellas was flawless, an important part of the chronology of the story. There was excellent music used in Wolf, but the chronology was all off. The movie takes place 1988-early 2000s. Sometimes we'd have 1951 blues from Elmore James, and suddenly we're listening to Foo Fighters. The best music in the movie was NOT in the right era: Devo "Uncontrollable Urge", Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plane Pour Moi", John Lee Hooker "Boom Boom", Romeo Void "Never Say Never", Malcom McLaren "Double Dutch" -- these tracks seemed like seriously inspired choices for soundtrack to rival the kind that Tarantino has become famous for, but Foo Fighters, Sir Mix-a-lot, and worst of all The Lemonheads, felt forced. It's as if the music supervisor (or maybe Scorcese's influence) was clueless about 1988-2001 era music, or just had no passion for the era.

The criticism of the movie is that it glorifies fraud, and makes celebrity out of Jordan Belfort, who really seems like a disgusting scumbag. Like all kinds of crime & drug movies, we have a great time seeing their rise, all their evil, and then there's a small part at the end where they fall and learn their lesson. In this movie, the "fall" section is extremely short. But in the end, this movie is about the criminals, not the victims. Do you want to see a movie about the victims? No you don't.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:19 PM

haven't heard of it, but all this hype makes me wanna check it out.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:25 PM

Hey Fungus,

SOUNDTRACK: The music was very good but inconsistent.


I completely agree. There were some really shitty songs I swear I've heard on the radio such as when they first ride the Naomi. I've always known Scorsese as a great selectah (Casino, Goodfellas) and I have a feeling it was some cunty exec producer getting in the way of what would otherwise be a masterpiece if he got to choose each tune.

Anyway, does anyone know the song that plays when Leo brings out the marching band and the whores? It's as if the person that mixed it in had no idea what the fuck DJ'ing and beat matching is, but that song totally fit the chaos of the office debauchery. Some kinda deep blues chune.

The flick IMO is quite a treat acting wise and visually as well, definitely one of the better choices of 2013. All I haves to say is...Quaaludes....And fuck Jordan Belfort that sonofabtiz

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

Found it

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