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Watched “The Irishman”on Netflix last night and I’m like, “Wow, this is the best film of the year!”

Yesterday evening on Thanksgiving, I watched the Netflix movie “The Irishman” that was directed by Martin Scorsese. I’ll have to say like the title of this topic says that this is the best movie of 2019… well so far anyway and I really mean that too. It’s definitely another winner for Scorsese. Marty Scorsese is a genius film maker, no doubt. He has made a lot of great films over the years like “Goodfellas”, “Cape Fear” and “The Departed” being a few of my favorites that he did. Well Marty’s new film, “The Irishman” I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and it’s finally here.

I was totally impressed with it and blown away. The movie grabs you right from the start as the movie begins. As soon as the movie starts, I watch it from start to finish without any interruptions and yes, it’s a 3 and half hour movie. The movie has an all star cast too… it has everyone from: Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Steven Van Zandt, etc.

This wasn’t the first film Deniro and Pacino teamed up together in. They did a few other movies together like “The Godfather Part II’, “Righteous Kill” and “Heat”. So I think “The Irishman” would be their 4th film together… correct me if I’m wrong? Even though I think Deniro is a shitty person in real life and absolutely hate his left-wing politics, he’s still a great actor and I’m not afraid to admit that. I thought he did a great job in this film, though and this is definitely one of his best roles.

Yes, there was another movie based upon the “Hoffa” disappearance & murder which was a film directed by Danny Devito and starring Jack Nicholson as Hoffa released in the year 1992. You probably remember that film and I remember re-watching that one on Netflix not too long ago. This film and Marty’s “The Irishman” are two different films, though even though they’re similar stories.

“The Irishman” was based upon the book titled, “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt.

“The Irishman” just simply tells the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran who is telling the story of his criminal past being a part of the Buffalo crime family and former union labor high official. The film also tells its own story of the mysterious Jimmy Hoffa disappearance and murder in which Sheeran confessed to. Jimmy Hoffa who was once a labor union leader himself.

I thought “The Irishman” was a brilliant movie and it’s not only the best film of the year, it’s also the best original movie on Netflix. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Netflix has too many original films. Most of them bad and a few of them actually pretty good but finally Netflix released a really good one. “The Irishman” was mind-blowing and I love how Marty is trying to keep mobster movies alive ’cause those type of movies are fading. Marty is the best at making mob movies, though.

Not only that Robert Deniro kills it with his acting… can’t ignore the talent of Pacino, Pesci and Keitel. Those guys killed it too like they always do. We haven’t seen Joe Pesci in a movie in a long time and obviously that man still got it even though he’s 76 now. I just love Pesci’s fast talking voice and that’s probably why he is so popular, really… people just like the way he talks.

The movie was also well filmed, well written and well directed. No complaints at all. Just a perfect all around movie all the way through. I’m definitely gonna give it another viewing, probably next weekend.

Check out “The Irishman”. The movie was amazing and I hope it gets a nomination for Best Picture at the next Oscars.



Film Of The Day: Scarface (w/Al Pacino)

Time to do another favorite of mine. I love the movie, “Scarface”, the remake with Al Pacino, as Tony Montana. One of the baddest characters in cinema history. It’s also Brian Depalma’s best film. The story tells a man named, Tony Montana, who is being sent to the United States, after being one of the Cuban refugees after Fidel Castro opened the harbor in Mariel, Cuba. Tony and his friend, Manny worked regular day jobs and then they leave for criminal work. Later on, Tony takes over a drug cartel where he would get rich and make a living off of. Of course, while Tony is living the dream being rich, things go wrong.

This movie is full of hilarious catchphrases. Other than, “Say hello to my little friend”, Tony says way funnier stuff. Plus, the movie is badass. It’s a great action movie. Violent, nasty, and one of Pacino’s best roles. I’ll never get tired of this film. Ever.


Film Of The Day: Glengarry Glen Ross

Lets see here, we have Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, etc. This movie was, “The Expendables” of the 90’s. A movie full of iconic actors. This film tells a story about a group of salesmen, who were given a strong incentive by a man named Blake, to succeed in a sales contest. A set of prizes are given, and only closers will get the good sales leads.

This has always been one of my favorite flicks. I’ve watched this film too many times. Mainly because of Alec Baldwin’s performance as Blake, the villain of the film. Alec Baldwin has always been the best at playing asshole characters in films, why? Because I believe that’s what he is in real life. Of course, Jack Lemmon’s performance is golden in this film and so is Al Pacino. They’re all great!

This film may be a slow pacing movie, but it’s the dialogue in the script that will make you addicted to it. The movie is full of swearing and cuss words throughout the film, but the story is what’s important. This film is streamable for Netflix. If you don’t own the DVD/BluRay, watch it on Netflix. You won’t be disappointed!


Report: Universal planning another “Scarface” movie but it won’t be a remake or sequel…

A lot of people are already calling this a new, “Scarface”, remake but if you carefully read the article, the film that Universal is planning is not intended to be a remake or a sequel.

Read the full article, here.

It’s going to take common elements from the first two films. Tony Montana is still going to be used but details are being kept under wraps for now. This will be a standalone movie.

I’m a huge fan of the “Scarface” films, I love both of them. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re going to do with it. Will it be violent and will it have profanity throughout the entire movie? Will the new Tony Montana actor top Al Pacino’s performance?

It’s going to be interesting to see who they are planning to cast for Tony.


Report: Joe Pesci sues the Gotti’s claiming he got screwed over role…

Joe Pesci is suing the film makers of “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” accusing them of yanking the role Anglo Ruggiero, after gaining 30 lbs for the role like he was asked. Instead they asked him to play a smaller role of Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso with a smaller pay of $1 Million. The film also stars John Travolta and Al Pacino.

Read the full story, here.

Well I’m siding with Joe. If you’re dealing with the Gotti’s who were all former mob men, you can’t trust any of them. I’m surprised Travolta and Pacino are both still on the project.


Report: Al Pacino to return to mobster films in “Gotti: Three Generations”…

The cast of “Gotti: Three Generations”, is looking amazing so far. First John Travolta gets signed for “The Dapper Don” Jon Gotti Sr., Lindsay Lohan gets in for a role and Joe Pesci as well. Al Pacino has been signed to play Neil Dellacroce, who is Gotti’s associate and mentor. This would make Pacino’s return to mobster flicks, since “The Godfather” and “Scarface” era.

The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Well, I don’t think Travolta and Pacino ever starred in a movie before. Correct me if I’m wrong. This is a great team up!


Report: Deniro/Pacino to play Dean Martin, not Frank Sinatra…

Reports have hit the web that Martin Scorsese says he wants Robert Deniro to play Dean Martin and Al Pacino as Frank Sinatra. No. That’s not that what Mr. Scorsese told everyone. Re-read Scorsese’s comment again:

I’m yet to spot the actor who can bring back Frank Sinatra alive on screen.  My choice is Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro as Dean Martin.”

What he’s saying is, that he haven’t yet found an actor to play Frank Sinatra. He made it clear he wants both Al Pacino and Robert Deniro to play Dean Martin.

Ah, the press and the movie industry, gotta love it when they take a director’s comments out of context. Reports mistakenly said that Scorsese wants Pacino to play Frank Sinatra such as this report here:


and AICN:


Even the press can have bad reading comprehension.


Report: Al Pacino is Shakespeare’s “King Lear”…

Al Pacino, the former “Scarface” and “Godfather” star, is set to star as “King Lear”, the title film which is an adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s plays. Pacino playing Shakespeare characters is nothing new to him, as Pacino has played many Shakespeare roles from film to the theatre stage. The film will be directed by Michael Radford, he also wrote the script.

Variety Reports:


This might be a good opportunity for Al Pacino to get an Oscar nod in the future if this film is made right.

Pacino is one of my favorite all time actors.


Film Review: Righteous Kill

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, Brian Dennehy, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo

Directed by: Jon Avnet

I just got back home from seeing the movie “Righteous Kill” the new film that stars Robert Deniro and Al Pacino, another re-teaming of the two biggest stars in Hollywood. The last film they starred in together was “Heat” released back in 1995.

In this film, Robert Deniro plays Turk, and Al Pacino plays Rooster, both New York City Detectives and police officers. Brian Dennehy plays Lt. Hingis, the boss of the two detectives. The film starts off with a murder of a young girl that just got raped and murdered. The two detectives, Turk and Rooster believe they solved the case years ago.

Whenever someone committs a crime, Turk and Rooster hunt the criminals down, the court lets them all walk which the serial killer murders all the criminals that got away with their crime. Deniro’s character Turk has been having an affair with Karen Corelli played by the sexy Carla Cugino, they weren’t lovers, they were just friends and intimate with each other. Karen is a sexual woman who sleeps around with other police officers as well.

The NYPD department later began to realize that the serial killer could possibly be a police officer because it was the cop’s way of getting rid of criminals for good. All the blame was pointed at Turk (Deniro), they tried to make Deniro look like a killer throughout the entire film but they finally realize it wasn’t him and there is a different serial killer cop suspect on the loose. Each time the criminals were murdered by the cop serial killer, he would leave a poem trying to frame Deniro’s character for the crimes.

Who is the serial killer in the film? You’ll have to see it yourself to find out.

As far as my thoughts on the movie goes, the film wasn’t as bad as the internet made it out to be. I actually liked it. It was a decent thriller. Although it was pretty easy to figure out who the real killer in the film was, I knew who it was all along. But hey, this is Robby D and Al Pacino playing in a film together again, any film with them in it is good. Their acting was great as usual. I just wish the script could have been written a little better.

It was also great to see Brian Dennehy play in a film again, he’s looking real good too. After seeing this movie, goes to show that Dennehy still has what it takes to play Will Teasle in a Rambo film again ’cause Dennehy’s character in “Righteous Kill” immediately reminded me of Will Teasle. So Sly, if you decide to do another Rambo, please bring Will Teasle back!

They had a great actress choice to play alongside Robby D and Al, Carla Gugino is a smoking hot woman.

Other than that, “Righteous Kill” wasn’t that bad of a film, I just like it for Robby D and Al, the story was interesting although it could have been written better as I said before.

Score for “Righteous Kill” = *** (3 stars as in “good”)