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« Reply #7305 on: November 18, 2019, 09:56:23 AM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

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« Reply #7306 on: November 18, 2019, 10:25:41 AM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

Yeah I think that's going to be the problem with a lot of people.  Theyre gonna struggle with the flow and the story, not being able to enjoy the acting because of this.

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« Reply #7307 on: November 18, 2019, 12:47:58 PM »
Re De Niro, really enjoyed him in Midnight Run.

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« Reply #7308 on: November 18, 2019, 01:13:30 PM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

Yeah I think that's going to be the problem with a lot of people.  Theyre gonna struggle with the flow and the story, not being able to enjoy the acting because of this.
Are people really that stupid?! Although the narrative cuts back and forth between different time periods I thought it was done well and I haven't read any books on Hoffa.

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« Reply #7309 on: November 18, 2019, 02:10:10 PM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

Yeah I think that's going to be the problem with a lot of people.  Theyre gonna struggle with the flow and the story, not being able to enjoy the acting because of this.
Are people really that stupid?! Although the narrative cuts back and forth between different time periods I thought it was done well and I haven't read any books on Hoffa.

Maybe just the ladies  ;)

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« Reply #7310 on: November 18, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

Yeah I think that's going to be the problem with a lot of people.  Theyre gonna struggle with the flow and the story, not being able to enjoy the acting because of this.
Are people really that stupid?! Although the narrative cuts back and forth between different time periods I thought it was done well and I haven't read any books on Hoffa.

Maybe just the ladies  ;)
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« Reply #7311 on: November 18, 2019, 07:23:53 PM »
Hotel Mumbai. Good show with plenty of tense moments.

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« Reply #7312 on: November 18, 2019, 09:44:36 PM »
Hotel Mumbai. Good show with plenty of tense moments.
Watched it a few weeks ago, very good.
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« Reply #7313 on: November 22, 2019, 11:22:12 PM »
Watched The Joker there and thought it was excellent. I'm not big into superhero movies, seen maybe one batman movie but really enjoyed that - maybe because it's not really a Batman type movie, that link felt incidental to me tbh, just a well told story about a spiral into madness and society's attitude.

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« Reply #7314 on: November 26, 2019, 02:54:45 PM »
Went to see The Irishman last night.  First off, I have read the book "I heard you paint houses" and I was very excited for this film.  A word to the wise, don't bring your lady friend to see it... they wont thank you for it.  It's slow and it is too long.  It's the first time in quite a while that I have seen people get up and leave half way through or even just fall asleep.

Having said all that, I did enjoy it.  I enjoyed the acting.  I enjoyed seeing these legends back on screen and interacting again in a mobster film.  I enjoyed seeing the story I had read come to life.  Yes, it is certainly no Goodfellas.

The killing scenes are quick, cold and brutal. Fascinating.

On a side note I thought Stephen Graham was excellent again.
The book is a direct witness and gives account to major headlines of post WW2 American history, the rise of trade unions, the enigmatic Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, Cuba, Castro The Bay of Pigs, Bobby Kennedy, JFK/Dallas  After the Hoffa hit, the Mafia as it was known was eventually dismembered  by the FBI. 
The Goodfellas might well be a better film even a classic, but essentially that story is just about three scúmbag gangsters with little significance in the scheme of things outside of the heist and Jimmy's partiality to gruesome murder being the solution for all ailments.

Agreed, i found the film easy to follow because id read the book and it gripped me, after i read the book a few years ago i done some research on Jimmy Hoffa and his 'disappearance' so when the film was announced i was delighted, personally i found it easy to follow and had a good idea what was going on plus i thought the acting was top class. Id say if you didnt have an idea of the background to the film and the story and were just going to see a simple gangster film then it woulda been hard to follow.

Yeah I think that's going to be the problem with a lot of people.  Theyre gonna struggle with the flow and the story, not being able to enjoy the acting because of this.
I finally watched it last night with a person who hadn't read the book but who rated the film as one of Scorcese's best. Though in the post film chat there were many gaps to be filled, which clarified the on screen events.
 The age thing did peeve me a bit,  in all scenes up to the hit on Hoffa, De Niro looked about 20 years older than Frank Sheeran was at the time.
Questionable in my mind was that Jimmy Hoffa's  stepson was put in as the driver of the car taking Jimmy to his death. Even if one accepts the film was allowed a leeway with the facts,  the stepson would have been disappeared as well in the film. If in real life Jimmy's stepson had been the driver, then he would have been a direct witness to Jimmy's last journey alive.

The soundtrack was brilliant and the chrome? there was a lot of chrome.

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« Reply #7315 on: November 30, 2019, 12:03:11 AM »
Is it just Netflix or is the CGI in The Irishman horrific?

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« Reply #7316 on: November 30, 2019, 12:26:14 AM »
The beating up the grocer scene was as bad acting as Big Daddy v Haystacks!  ;D :-X

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« Reply #7317 on: November 30, 2019, 12:34:42 AM »
The de ageing was out by 20 or so years, a 30year old looked like 50 years old but moved like a 70 years old. It was a distraction but just in passing. 

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« Reply #7318 on: November 30, 2019, 12:58:33 AM »
The beating up the grocer scene was as bad acting as Big Daddy v Haystacks!  ;D :-X

Horrible scene you’d think Scorsese the one of the greatest directors of our time would have picked up how shitty it looked!!

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« Reply #7319 on: November 30, 2019, 04:25:16 AM »
The beating up the grocer scene was as bad acting as Big Daddy v Haystacks!  ;D :-X

Horrible scene you’d think Scorsese the one of the greatest directors of our time would have picked up how shitty it looked!!
I picked up that it looked shitty because Frank brought his daughter along to witness his parental prowess.