I watched Casino on the plane yesterday and it was pretty good. There were several parts that really surprised me, which is always fun, especially since the first scene is set later than most of the story line, finding out what led to the explosion is interesting. Robert Deniro, as always, does well, but Pesci and Sharon Stone were on top of their game. Pesci played a really intereting character and he portrayed him quit well. Stone, although her character is rather one dimentional, played the crazy beautifully. It was definitely a different kind of mob movie and it had some different conflicts than many of them since its set in Vegas. It did feel a bit longer than it needed to be, but it did hold my interest all the way through. A great Scorsese movie.
Watched Raging Bull finally last night. It was a lot different than I expected, but it was good. Jake LaMotta is such an awesome character and there is so much going on in his head. Watching DeNiro do this is incredible. That’s all there is to be said about it. Joe Pesci is really good with DeNiro too. They have some really awesome scenes together. Same goes for Cathy Moriarty. I thought it was really good, but some people might not like it because it’s not very exciting for a boxing movie, as n the fights are not the key part of the movie. Anyway, I can’t really post about his and not comment on DeNiro’s devotion to his part. First he got in amazing shape to play the Middle weight champ, then gained 60 pounds to play broken down LaMotta. This is just a really awesome mental movie.