Well I guess I'll start this one. I just saw Casino today, fucking loved it, I love Scorsese so much. Someone on here once said they would give him a big hug if they ever saw him. Well dammit, that's how I felt watching this. God, he's so good.
Even though Casino seemed like a continuation of Goodfellas (only slightly), it still felt like a completely different film. Every Scorsesesque nuance made me happy. And the narration throughout always seemed appropriate. I think it made me cringe a lot more than usual and had the right tone, which I guess means I'm glad he didn't make this another happy-go-lucky feel like Goodfellas was. Very good shit.
And I might continue this next thought over on the PTA forum (if it hasn't been talked about exhaustedly already), but holy shit does PTA riff off of this movie or what? There were at least two iris-ins in Casino, both of which were really cool, and so many other things, I kept saying, "Magnolia! Boogie Nights! etc" I don't think this is a bad thing whatsoever. PTA uses them to his own advantage and it's nice to see him paying tribute here and there. Watching Casino, I saw so much of PTA and a good bit of Tarantino in there, it was a lot fun.