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  • TV The Irishman on Netflix
    #1
    If you thought the epicness on television was gone after El Camino, I'm here to tell you that it just isn't the case...BEHOLD:

    The Irishman (2019)
    Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin. A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.


    In a few words, this 3.5 hour special that is out in select theaters now, but will be released to Netflix on 11/27, is about the Jimmy Hoffa story, and regarded by people that are "in the know" as the most likely set of events on how he was killed...

    Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which is pretty much mafia code for, I heard you kill people...

    Here are trailers of this Scorsese, star-studded cast -





    Can't wait!!!!
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    Here is an hour discussion about the book, and Russel Buffalino (played by Joe Pesci)
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    #3
    This looks amazing. Adding it to my list. Thanks, @LZA
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    Another podcast about the real story. Looks like a good book... Maybe I'll get the audiobook).
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    #5
    It is still hard for me to believe that they cast Ray Romano in this...not saying it isn't a good choice, but it will be interesting to see him in a dramatic role.

    Ray Romano, Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond. Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies. He is also the inspiration for the character'Paul', ...
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    (11-05-2019, 01:27 PM)Wildcard Wrote:  It is still hard for me to believe that they cast Ray Romano in this...not saying it isn't a good choice, but it will be interesting to see him in a dramatic role.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005380/
    He looks believable in the trailers. Kind of a shady wannabe character... He plays Bill Buffalino, who is in no relation to the mob boss Russell Buffalino (played by Pesci), but IRL the rumor is he asked Russell if he can tell people they are cousins for his benefit...

    Looks at Bryan Cranston as another example, and Robin Williams... I think comedic actors are some of the best dramatic actors out there... They say if you can do comedic acting you can do any acting
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    (11-05-2019, 01:31 PM)LZA Wrote:  I think comedic actors are some of the best dramatic actors out there...

    Totally agree. Like I said, I just can't wait to see how it plays out. I have purposely avoided any and all trailers or clips...I really want this to be awesome.
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    (11-05-2019, 01:38 PM)Wildcard Wrote:  
    (11-05-2019, 01:31 PM)LZA Wrote:  I think comedic actors are some of the best dramatic actors out there...

    Totally agree. Like I said, I just can't wait to see how it plays out. I have purposely avoided any and all trailers or clips...I really want this to be awesome.

    Just now rgetting to comment.. 7/10.. Pesci took the movie as far as acting is concerned...

    Otherwise an intesting view on Hoffa.

    @Stella 1977 have you seen it yet?
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    #9
    @LZA 70 year year old men playing 25 to 60 year old men. They walk and move like old men, plus it is a b.s. story. Martin should have picked a different story for reunion. Other than that, nice cars. A three and half hour long letdown. The story is boring as hell and there's little to no character development. You just can't seem to care about what happens after an hour into the movie, because it's hard to sympathize with any of the uninteresting characters. I actually thought actors were supposed to pretend to be the characters they played? Especially as it was based on a true story. Pacino was Pacino and De Niro was De Niro. Maybe these aged actors have become too big that now you only see them as themselves or maybe they are out of touch or too egotistical to try something different. It like eating plain cornflakes everyday of your life, if you've have had one bowl then you know what's coming. Also speaking of forever, it was like Scorsese was desperately trying to fill in the gaps with long drawn out scenes , the 30 mins of irrelevance at the end and menial tasks like standing in a queue being shown. Watching De Niro's lame attempts at cleaning up the streets (roughing people up that are half his age) was as much a farce as his and Pacino's acting in this crap. The dialogue comes off as "hey, what clever things can we say because the camera is on." Nothing comes off natural here. YCheck out Nicholson in Hoffa which was directed by De Vito. This? Please. Scorsese attempts his best to polish a crap... we all know it can't be done. I agree with you, Pesci's character is good. His performance trumps the rest. Very much a letdown otherwise.
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    Could not disagree with you more, @Stella 1977

    Awesome movie-- will definitely watch again.
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