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Movie Review: No 3. The Godfather: Part II

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Movie Review: No 3. The Godfather: Part II

♫ Been spending most our lives living in the gangsta’s paradise ♫
♫ Keep spending most our lives living in the gangsta’s paradise ♫

Well, I might as well embrace it right? The imdb Top 100 list is certainly a gangsta’s paradise… and I feel like I’ve been spent most (of the past year of) my life living in it!

I’m 29 now, but will I live to see 30 (oh)
The way things are goin’ I don’t know 

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Movie Review: No 90. Raging Bull

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Movie Review: No 90. Raging Bull

I’m getting towards the end of the imdb Top 100 list now… and it’s just as well because, even though I tried not to, I’ve still managed to leave a lot of the dodgy ones till last.

Now, before I start I should probably begin with a warning. There are 4 movies directed by Scorsese in the Top 100 and I’ve already watched all the others and given them the following ratings:

  • Goodfellas (7 pumpkins)
  • Taxi Driver (5 pumpkins)
  • The Departed (6 pumpkins)

To many, these ratings would be the highest form of sacrilege. To me, it’s what I like to call generosity. Generosity of the highest order to the man I like to refer to as “Snoresese“.

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Movie Review: No 47. Taxi Driver

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Movie Review: No 47. Taxi Driver

Scorsese? More like Snore-sese!

Amirite?

From literally shouting at the TV in frustration over “Shitter Island” and switching off partway through Hugo, to lamenting the missed opportunities in The Departed and Goodfellas… something tells me “Marty” and I are simply not on the same page.

I’m willing to accept that I’ll be alone on this one. The guy is pretty darn popular. To make it into the Top 100 several times is no mean feat… even if I do consider this particular Top 100 list a tad skewed…

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