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I was home this afternoon and I watched The Irishman, it's a masterpiece. Don't expect another Goodfellas or Casino, it's been stated several times that this is a completely different type of crime film but I think it is one of the best stories put to film in years. Al Pacino and Pesci were phenomenal, De Niro was great as well and everyone else is as good as you'd expect. Truly seamless the 3.5 hour runtime is heavily felt but totally worth it. I might have to watch it again soon though. For now it's a 10/10. 

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1 hour ago, Elisa said:

I was home this afternoon and I watched The Irishman, it's a masterpiece. Don't expect another Goodfellas or Casino, it's been stated several times that this is a completely different type of crime film but I think it is one of the best stories put to film in years. Al Pacino and Pesci were phenomenal, De Niro was great as well and everyone else is as good as you'd expect. Truly seamless the 3.5 hour runtime is heavily felt but totally worth it. I might have to watch it again soon though. For now it's a 10/10. 

So excited! Would you rank it best of year?

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1 hour ago, Elisa said:

I was home this afternoon and I watched The Irishman, it's a masterpiece. Don't expect another Goodfellas or Casino, it's been stated several times that this is a completely different type of crime film but I think it is one of the best stories put to film in years. Al Pacino and Pesci were phenomenal, De Niro was great as well and everyone else is as good as you'd expect. Truly seamless the 3.5 hour runtime is heavily felt but totally worth it. I might have to watch it again soon though. For now it's a 10/10. 

Is it a one off film or are they linked to goodfellas etc

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30 minutes ago, Scott. said:

Is it a one off film or are they linked to goodfellas etc

It's a one off film, it has nothing to do with the other two. It's very long, but it's worth it. 

33 minutes ago, FighterOfGravity said:

So excited! Would you rank it best of year?

I think so. I heard great things about Parasite and Marriage Story, and I haven't seen them yet, but out of the 3 films I was really looking forward to seeing this year - Irishman, Joker and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - I think this is the most poignant. It starts out as classic Scorsese but it gets darker and also reflects on the traumatic impact of the glamorous gangster lifestyle and on aging, regret, and death, which is something Scorsese never really fully explored. It honestly exceeded my expectations.

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38 minutes ago, Elisa said:

It's a one off film, it has nothing to do with the other two. It's very long, but it's worth it. 

I think so. I heard great things about Parasite and Marriage Story, and I haven't seen them yet, but out of the 3 films I was really looking forward to seeing this year - Irishman, Joker and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - I think this is the most poignant. It starts out as classic Scorsese but it gets darker and also reflects on the traumatic impact of the glamorous gangster lifestyle and on aging, regret, and death, which is something Scorsese never really fully explored. It honestly exceeded my expectations.

I've heard really good things and I've been on a Scorsese phase for a while now so I'm beyond excited.  I also love Al Pacino who looked great based off the trailers.

I thought Once Upon A Time and Joker were good but not as great as they're hyped and Tarantino is my favorite filmmaker probably.

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Just now, FighterOfGravity said:

I've heard really good things and I've been on a Scorsese phase for a while now so I'm beyond excited.  I also love Al Pacino who looked great based off the trailers.

I thought Once Upon A Time and Joker were good but not as great as they're hyped and Tarantino is my favorite filmmaker probably.

I finally saw Once Upon a Time, I enjoyed it but it wasn't super linear. It kind of had no real plot but it was alright. I didn't find that chick getting her face caved in all that graphic. It was kind of over the top and funny in a way only Tarantino could pull off. It was still a fun watch though, even if pointless but definitely not as good as Hateful 8.

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16 hours ago, Speedo said:

I finally saw Once Upon a Time, I enjoyed it but it wasn't super linear. It kind of had no real plot but it was alright. I didn't find that chick getting her face caved in all that graphic. It was kind of over the top and funny in a way only Tarantino could pull off. It was still a fun watch though, even if pointless but definitely not as good as Hateful 8.

That's kind of how I feel. Most Tarantino movies have me shook up with the crazy storyline, Hollywood had like none, was just slow meandering around with some cool scenes. How do you have Leo and Brad Pitt and not do a great story?

I wasn't opposed to the violence it's more just the fireplace section that got me, and the sound effects, fuck, and I normally can handle a lot. 

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Saw Knives Out today and loved it. Only saw it because the movie my group was planning on seeing was sold out and we still wanted to watch something. Kind of like a modern day Clue but different enough to stay interesting the entire time. Def recommended.

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16 hours ago, Elisa said:

I was home this afternoon and I watched The Irishman, it's a masterpiece. Don't expect another Goodfellas or Casino, it's been stated several times that this is a completely different type of crime film but I think it is one of the best stories put to film in years. Al Pacino and Pesci were phenomenal, De Niro was great as well and everyone else is as good as you'd expect. Truly seamless the 3.5 hour runtime is heavily felt but totally worth it. I might have to watch it again soon though. For now it's a 10/10. 

3.5 hours?? Fuck that. Who’s got time for that? 

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1 minute ago, Scott. said:

3.5 hours?? Fuck that. Who’s got time for that? 

You? 🤣

I'll watch it at some point, might do it in a couple of sittings though. 

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Just now, ...Dan... said:

You? 🤣

I'll watch it at some point, might do it in a couple of sittings though. 

😂 I actually do yes but I’d rather be doing something else. That way to long I don’t care if it’s incredible 

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9 minutes ago, Scott. said:

😂 I actually do yes but I’d rather be doing something else. That way to long I don’t care if it’s incredible 

To be honest I do agree with you, I don't think a film should ever be longer than 2 and a half hours, there are obvious exceptions though I guess...like Titanic...(fuck you all, it's a great film)

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Just caught the last half of Cast Away. Man what an underrated film. It’s fucking fantastic. Tom Hanks is brilliant and Helen Hunt looks great. 

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Just watched American Son last night & sobbed myself to sleep afterwards. Ughhhhh, idk why I did that to myself, I knew exactly what it was going to be about. Kerry Washington was amazing as always, but it was utterly heartbreaking & will ruin your whole mood. 

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Just finished El Camino, not gonna lie I was thinking about halfway through "oh shit, this is an utter bomb, huge disservice" but it pulled together at the end (won't spoil anything). It was just fan service and not supposed to be some epic Breaking Bad episode. 

The old cast members with flashbacks was a huge risk though, Skinny Pete, Badger, and Robert Forester's characters were great, but Jesse himself looked noticeably older and Plemon's character (Todd) was the absolute worst, putting on about 35 lbs and looking way older?  Would have wrote him out as it made all the flashback scenes pretty bad, but I probably wouldn't care as much if I didn't JUST finish Breaking Bad's finale.

I preferred no El Camino and just leaving it up to imagination after Jesse drives off in BrBa (perfect show btw)

....Until the last 20 minutes.  That was some good stuff and was cool to see him get to Alaska (not really a spoiler) oh plus the diner 🥰🥰🥰

The rest was pretty messy.  Why not just steal 1,800 from his parents? I'm sure they had it?

Next up: Knives Out or Irishman

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Can't get through Irishman, it's just too damn long, Al Pacino is lights out though, love that man.

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On 12/8/2019 at 4:55 PM, NJanSaid said:

Just finished El Camino, not gonna lie I was thinking about halfway through "oh shit, this is an utter bomb, huge disservice" but it pulled together at the end (won't spoil anything). It was just fan service and not supposed to be some epic Breaking Bad episode. 

The old cast members with flashbacks was a huge risk though, Skinny Pete, Badger, and Robert Forester's characters were great, but Jesse himself looked noticeably older and Plemon's character (Todd) was the absolute worst, putting on about 35 lbs and looking way older?  Would have wrote him out as it made all the flashback scenes pretty bad, but I probably wouldn't care as much if I didn't JUST finish Breaking Bad's finale.

I preferred no El Camino and just leaving it up to imagination after Jesse drives off in BrBa (perfect show btw)

....Until the last 20 minutes.  That was some good stuff and was cool to see him get to Alaska (not really a spoiler) oh plus the diner 🥰🥰🥰

The rest was pretty messy.  Why not just steal 1,800 from his parents? I'm sure they had it?

Next up: Knives Out or Irishman

I'm surprised - I know it started slow, but I was engaged the entire time. The flashbacks, the camera angles and way it was shot, the music, etc. all felt exactly like the show. 

I agree about the fan service part, but that's probably because the scope would have been too small (just about Jesse) which would have really pissed people off even more. 

If Breaking Bad the show was considered a 9/10 for me, El Camino would be an 8/10 in comparison. 

I loved the scene of Jesse tearing apart the apartment and that top-down angle shot, as well as when the 'cops' show up to the scene.

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6 hours ago, Clar-ke has herpes said:

I'm surprised - I know it started slow, but I was engaged the entire time. The flashbacks, the camera angles and way it was shot, the music, etc. all felt exactly like the show. 

I agree about the fan service part, but that's probably because the scope would have been too small (just about Jesse) which would have really pissed people off even more. 

If Breaking Bad the show was considered a 9/10 for me, El Camino would be an 8/10 in comparison. 

 

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I loved the scene of Jesse tearing apart the apartment and that top-down angle shot, as well as when the 'cops' show up to the scene.

 

If Breaking Bad was an 11/10 I'd give El Camino a 6/10.  8/10 for the ending though.  Biggest problem I think was that I just finished the series a few days prior, so the 6 years aging on all the characters on what's suppose to be a milisecond later in the story didn't bode well, it was super distracting.

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