Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gangs of New York

While I was waiting around in a Barnes & Noble waiting to get the new Harry Potter book (the "midnight sale" finally let me in line around 1:45 am), I had a lot of time to leaf through random books. And Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster looked pretty good. It was good enough for me to read several chapters, anyway. And it reminded me how much I like Gangs of New York.

I know it's not his "best" movie, but I think it's the Martin Scorsese movie I enjoy the most. Daniel Day Lewis is committed to being as entertaining as possible, every second he's on screen. And Cameron Diaz is surprisingly convincing, although honesty forces me to admit that I probably prefer her as a Charlie's Angel.

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