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I Heard You Paint Houses/ The Irishman

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Reply #60 on: August 29, 2019, 07:07:10 AM
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A bigger problem that theaters are probably considering is what kind of precedent a deal with Netflix would set for other studios that are entering the streaming space in earnest. If NATO, the governing body for major exhibitors, negotiated with Netflix, then Disney might want the same deal in order to get its movies to the online Disney+ service more quickly. Warner Bros., which is prepping a streaming app called HBO Max, would want in, too, and so on.

Just like that, the movie business would be inexorably changed, with multiplexes existing only to screen films for a few weeks. That could be the beginning of the end for theaters, part of an inevitable slouch toward the cinematic experience taking place exclusively at home. Theaters, of course, still offer the kind of immersive and communal experience that at-home viewing cannot. But it would be risky for NATO to allow a one-month window to become the new norm across the industry.

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Reply #61 on: August 29, 2019, 10:33:34 AM
It'll be interesting to see what solutions are proposed or tested. There's two forces at work here, of course, the theaters business and the awards qualification criteria. Netflix isn't making multiplex blockbusters, they're making mid-budget adult fare - classic awards bait. They want to show their films in theaters not only to appease their filmmakers but to qualify for awards. Disney is a different beast, and you've got to imagine they're happy to milk as much money as they can from their IP - both in theaters, and Disney+, and countless special edition blu ray releases. The theatre model does need to change, but it absolutely can survive. They just need a major shift to satisfy what their customers want. Likewise, maybe awards qualification standards need an overhaul - each studio submits a limited quota of films for consideration, theatrical release be damned, perhaps something similar to how different countries submit for the international Oscar?
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Reply #62 on: September 26, 2019, 06:31:33 AM


It looks...bad.
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Reply #63 on: September 26, 2019, 09:34:45 AM
I think it looks like good old Casino-esque fun, gonna try to snag some standby tix at the NYFF screening Saturday, before the Marty talk.
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Reply #64 on: September 26, 2019, 10:47:28 AM
I heard it's long and slow, but that trailer looks good. Just got to get your expectations in the right place.
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Reply #65 on: September 26, 2019, 05:27:43 PM


It looks...bad.

The effects or the movie itself? The de-aging is a misfire, but the movie itself looks like typical Scorsese, in the best way possible.


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Reply #66 on: September 26, 2019, 05:31:22 PM
nah it doesn't look like Silence (best possible Scorsese)


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Reply #67 on: September 26, 2019, 05:48:25 PM
It looks like watered down Scorsese. And a really classic and overlong life story of a mob guy. With that extraordinary cast I was imagining something more...urgent.

I wasn't expecting anything else for the effects, I made my peace with it, and it looks less distracting than Gemini Man.

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Reply #68 on: September 26, 2019, 06:34:20 PM
The deaging doesnít bother me, my two cents is itís like when actors get made up to look older but in reverse, the performance is still the De Niro.


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Reply #69 on: September 27, 2019, 11:52:03 AM
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Reply #70 on: September 27, 2019, 02:22:37 PM
On the other hand,

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Reply #71 on: September 27, 2019, 03:21:28 PM


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Reply #72 on: September 27, 2019, 03:53:17 PM
...Mean Streets?
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Reply #73 on: September 27, 2019, 06:57:37 PM
earlier i threw down for Silence, bc i cherish that movie, but i donít want to get twisted into sounding as if i wonít see this movie. and ill like it, itís just a matter of how ill like it


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Reply #74 on: September 27, 2019, 10:15:42 PM
Itís getting a lot of love. Iím excited.