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Old 06-06-07, 04:49 PM
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Ridley Scott's American Gangster

Stars Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe....looks promising!!!

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/americangangster.html
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Will Crowe be a computer-generated bad guy in this one too?
Old 06-06-07, 05:26 PM
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I'm still looking forward to this, but honestly, that trailer is pretty ordinary. Nothing about it stands out, aside from a couple of customary, beautiful Ridley shots.
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I'm in. Ridley is one of my favorite directors. But yeah, the trailer looks pretty plain Jane.
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This has been near the top of my most anticipated movie list for '07.
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Yeah same for me. Didn't really care for the trailer, but I'm sure it'll be a good movie.
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Ridley Scott....I'll be there.
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Haven't seen the trailer, but judging from the pics and plot it seems like a return to his Black Rain style, which is one of his most underrated IMO.
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1. The Duelists (1977)
2. Alien (1979)
3. Blade Runner (1982)
4. Legend (1985)
5. Someone To Watch Over Me (1987)
6. Black Rain (1989)
7. Thelma & Louise (1991)
8. 1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)
9. White Squall (1996)
10. GI Jane (1997)
11. Gladiator (2000)
12. Hannibal (2001)
13. Black Hawk Down (2001)
14. Matchstick Men (2003)
15. Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)
16. A Good Year (2006)
17. American Gangster (2007) ?

16 impressive movies as a Director, enjoyed them all, will this make it 17. I am pretty sure!
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You were impressed by 1492 and G.I. Jane?
Old 06-07-07, 05:17 PM
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Anything with Denzel and Im there... He owns the motherf*ckin screen everytime.
Old 06-07-07, 06:52 PM
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Given my love for Black Rain (his only other crime drama AFAIK), I'm stoked for this. Washington looks like he'll be great in this, and Russell Crowe finally looks like he got the rugged tough-guy role I've been waiting for (Gladiator doesn't strike me as "tough guy" however). Also, the older brother from The Goonies keeps getting work. Amazing.

Between this and the fantastic Zodiac, 2007 should be a great year for true-crime movies.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Ackerly
Anything with Denzel and Im there... He owns the motherf*ckin screen everytime.
Definitely my favorite actor...I'll see anything he's in.
Old 06-08-07, 08:39 AM
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Denzel Washington Kicks-ass & I'll see anything he does, Hes one of those actors that even if the movie is bad he's still good.
i find Russell Crowe about as intresting as a tree branch but he might be good in this movie, Can't wait ti'll it gets released on DVD.
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Damn, I didn't know this was coming and to me that trailer kicked ass. Denzel Washington and Chiwetel Ejiofor together again? I thought they were great in "Inside Man" and I had hoped they would work together again. I'm not sure how big Chiwetel's role is but I'm sure he'll bring it.


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should be a pretty sweet movie. i'm in. plus denzel equals
Old 06-09-07, 08:34 PM
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I thought for sure this movie would be getting a lot more attention because of Washington. Oh well, I guess its because its not about Italian mobsters or Russian Gangsters. Looks interesting.
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I saw this at a sneak screening in Pasadena a few months ago the film looked clean and well edited which was surprising for a film that has a release date that far into the year so I think the only reason they have held back on the release is so it can get some Oscar love.

The Film was very good both Washington and Crowe were great as usual. And even though it wasn't Ridley Scott's best film to date it was never the less a damn good film.
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Originally Posted by Harry Lime
I saw this at a sneak screening in Pasadena a few months ago the film looked clean and well edited which was surprising for a film that has a release date that far into the year so I think the only reason they have held back on the release is so it can get some Oscar love.

The Film was very good both Washington and Crowe were great as usual. And even though it wasn't Ridley Scott's best film to date it was never the less a damn good film.
Was it more of a period piece/drama ( i.e. zodiac) or was it more of a cop thriller/ action movie?
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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater
Was it more of a period piece/drama ( i.e. zodiac) or was it more of a cop thriller/ action movie?
It was more of a period piece drama about the rise of Washington's character Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe who is working to put an end to drug trafficking in the city. It naturally had increasing moments of suspense and action as the film progressed but i would place this in the "period piece drama" category more than the "thriller/action" one.
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Trailer didn't impress me at all. I had heard this was originally supposed to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, which is nowhere near the director that Ridley Scott is, however, I think Fuqua would've made the film a bit more grittier. As it is, Denzel doesn't even come off like a bad guy in the trailer.
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You were impressed by 1492 and G.I. Jane?
No but i was impressed by Gladiator, White Squall, and Black Hawk Down. He's hit or miss though.
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the dvd screener for this movie is out
leaked
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yeah, thats crazy. It leaked 2 weeks early
Old 10-23-07, 09:44 PM
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when is the exact release for this film?

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