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18 hours ago, billfromlaketravis said:

It looks like the film is being released in New York and Los Angeles only on November 1st. 
 

According to the film’s website there won’t be a theatrical release in Texas. The closest theater is in New Orleans on November 15th. 
 

So yeah, it looks like most of us have to wait to watch it on Netflix on Thanksgiving. 

*Correction* The Irishman will be playing in some art house, independent theaters in Texas beginning on November 15th. 

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Scorsese said something to the effect of if it were on Netflix as four one hour episodes, no one would think twice about it.

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They need to start bringing back intermissions of they expect me to sit for a 3.5 hour movie while i swill beer at the Drafthouse.  

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I've read some backlash...not against the movie, but against the story. I've seen some stuff over the past half decade refuting some of the stuff Sheeran talks about. Now I see some ex Detroit news area television reporter refuting minor details of 80 year old and dying Sheeran's recounting of events. I don't know man. I'm not going to stake my life on Frank's claims. But I did read Brandt's book twice, and I do live here. And I'm quite familiar with the landmarks, and I retraced the steps. By any means this does not prove the story. But as I think I stated on page 1, for an old guy in failing health, to recount these steps and details, in a City and neighborhood which he wasn't familiar....something happened at that house. There is no doubt. And if it happened like Sheeran claimed, it's entirely possible that there were no blood stains on the floorboards. Maybe he was flown in to take care of some other matter and wanted to claim the glory of the JH hit? I guess possible?

I just don't see a use case for this guy to take some other circumstances that found him in Detroit and at this house and repurposing them so that he could claim that he killed his friend Hoffa. It makes little sense. 

At any rate, none of the Debbie Downers are going to take away from the enjoyment of the movie for me. 

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Saw it this afternoon. It was very good but holy shit that was a long time to be sitting in the theater.

The de-aging effects look pretty good but there are times it takes you out of it because the actors still move around like they’re senior citizens. In particular there’s a scene where DeNiro beats up a guy that looks terrible because his kicks and punches look like an 80-year-old.

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Where did you see it? It appears the only showings in Austin are at Drafthouse Ritz and South Lamar for a few days. I'm heading to Dallas this weekend to see the Vikings-Cowboys game so unless they expand the screenings it looks like I'm SOL to see it on the big screen.

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Where did you see it? It appears the only showings in Austin are at Drafthouse Ritz and South Lamar for a few days. I'm heading to Dallas this weekend to see the Vikings-Cowboys game so unless they expand the screenings it looks like I'm SOL to see it on the big screen.


I saw it at Alamo South Lamar

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Saw it at draft house south Lamar last night. Incredibly underwhelming but a good movie nonetheless. Nothing remotely close to entertaining as departed or goodfellas. 

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18 hours ago, Blanton said:

Saw it at draft house south Lamar last night. Incredibly underwhelming but a good movie nonetheless. Nothing remotely close to entertaining as departed or goodfellas. 

Yikes. I wasn't expecting as good as Goodfellas and Casino, but I was hoping for better than Departed.

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we saw it last night at ADH S Lamar. its a really, really good film. DeNiro, Pesci, and Pacino all do an amazing job in their own unique ways. The film is very melancholic as noted by a poster up above. The story is intriguing but not a ton of suspense or action or development. the story could have been easily told in 2 hours. i felt there was a lack of connection with Frank but maybe that was intentional. the feel, texture, and visuals are all amazing. the acting is top notch. its an an enjoyable movie but more Mean Streets than Casino/Good Fellas/Departed.

 

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