How does the cliche go? "If you see nothing else this season..." Well in the case of the upcoming fall/winter movie season, for me it has to be Borat and The Departed. If anyone out there is unaware of who or what "Borat" is, please watch the trailer by clicking here. I'll go out on a limb here and say that it will be the funniest movie of the past few years. Let the trailer explain the rest.
As for The Departed, being a huge Scorsese (Raging Bull, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, etc.) fan, I naturally look forward to his new films. In recent years, though, I, and many others, have been, to put it politely, underwhelmed by his output (Kundun, Bringing Out the Dead, The Aviator). With The Departed, he is dealing with a subject he knows and can do better than anyone: Gangsters, and has, so far, garnered some of his most positive reviews since Goodfellas. Check out the reviews here and watch the amazingness of the trailer here.