For my money, Martin Scorsese is the finest director working today, with Woody Allen a close second. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, King of Comedy, After Hours, Goodfellas, Age of Innocence, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed... I could go on and on. The man is a titan of cinema, with a diverse body of work unlike anything attempted by his many imitators. Simply put, I will automatically go see a movie just because it has his name on it.
And now, comes this incredible trailer for his newest flick, Shutter Island, starring Leo DiCaprio--who is apparently the new Bobby DeNiro, this being his fourth movie with Marty. Can it be? Do we have an actual, honest-to-goodness horror movie from Martin effing Scorsese? And if so, can you imagine the possibilities? I suppose sticklers would classify it more as a "thriller", but check this sucker out...
I will excuse you while you go change your pants.
Back? Good. How amazing was that? Scorsese has proven he can do crime drama (Lord knows), religious epic, period flick, screwball comedy, biography, etc. But never anything even remotely approaching a genre piece. You can expect me to be first in line (do people even line up for movies anymore?) on October 2 when this bad boy drops.
Oh, and did I mention what's next up for Scorsese? A FRANK SINATRA BIOPIC. Dude. Words fail...
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