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The Irishman

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Woodface, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Robert De Niro has been great in enough fabulous movies to get him off the hook for an infinite number of 'Meet the Parents II'. I do wish he'd do another crazy loner like Travis Bickle or Rupert Pupkin before he retires, though.
  2. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    actually, i find his comedic roles are the best. i do enjoy the stereotypic mafia films, but would hesitate to call them fabulous. "taxi driver" is actually a horrible film. have you watched it recently?
  3. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    It's hard to top the Simpson's mafia clips for their insight into this seedy world of organized crime.

  4. I.D.C.

    I.D.C. pfm Member

    Just watched it last night very long have to say it was a enjoyable watch.
  5. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    We are not convinced this was worth seeing, old actors pretending to be 30 year olds wears thin. I certainly thought the Joker was an absolute belter and not sure this will get anywhere near it, so best to be pleased with what I have seen.

  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    A masterpiece. The end scenes where they’re all gone except for Shereen and his priest tries to detect any signs of a conscience.
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Very scathing piece in New York Post about the film. I don't think anyone will be talking about this film in 12 months time.
    crimsondonkey likes this.
  8. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I suppose it helped me to watch it in 3 installments, but relative to typical hollywood pablum (anyone remember The Martian?) it was 4 out of 5 stars, easy.
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Funnily enough I think it would have worked better as a series with a younger cast playing the younger roles
  10. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Not bad, three great actors, although I've seen them do better, the facial rendering to make De Niro look young was pretty poor, good story if dragged out a bit.
  11. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Maybe it’s only my problem, but I am too used to seeing De Niro and Pacino play the roles of Italian-Americans.

    Sheeran was, obviously, of Irish descent. Hoffa’s parents were Irish and German. IMO, both roles were miscast.

    Still a watchable movie, but given the rich subject matter, it could have been better.
  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Would you say,

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    might make a good Irishman?
    Weekender and Hook like this.
  13. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Yes, Brendan Gleeson would be a much better match for the original!


    Now, who to play Hoffa?

  14. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    An acting masterclass by many of the cast. You're right there's no conscience, but there is regret as Shereen realises that it has all come to nothing and he is an outcast to his family.
  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Blimey that's taking the de-ageing process a bit far! Dr Niro and co running around in short trousers!
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Scorsese needs to get Nancy Pelosi into his next movie. I like her style.
  17. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    She's a catholic, who prays for the Don, so she might qualify.

  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Looks a bit like Christopher Walken
  19. maxflinn

    maxflinn pfm Member

    Well she runs a mafia already so wouldn't need much tutoring...

    Not that Scorsese could afford her, mind.
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Nobody ****s with Nancy.
    maxflinn likes this.

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