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Ford vs Ferrari (2019)

I’ll admit, I only went and saw this film because my sons’ baseball game got rained out and I wanted to do something fun with them (they love the local movie theater and really enjoy eating dinner while watching a film on the big screen).

So when I saw how well this did on Rotten Tomatoes I was like “ok, even though I’m not a huge car enthusiast, I can’t remember a bad Christian Bale movie, lets do this”.

The truth is.......this isn’t just a film about a big car race. It’s also a people film.

A people film that made me want to go buy a real fast fucking car asap.

8.5 Trons
 

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Hollywood exec wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman in biopic

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I started watching the new season of The Crown and I have a problem right off the bat.

Olivia Colman. She has replaced Claire Foy as they move to an older Queen Elizabeth.

I have seen Colman in a number of things and I like her just fine as an actress, but she doesn't work for me as the Queen. The reason: her face.

Queen Elizabeth has always had a very generic face. Claire Foy's face is generic enough to be a believable younger Elizabeth.

But Olivia Colman has too much face going on.
 

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There was a young lady from Dallas
Who used a dynamite stick as a phallus
They found her vagina
In North Carolina
And her arsehole in Buckingham Palace

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The Irishman (2019)

This Scorsese film is a slow cooker. That’s not a dig. Pacino steals the show a little. The things that were done to make actors look younger/older did not bother me like some reviewers.

There are some classic lines here.

I will, however, need to watch this again to confirm but my gut tells me this film is a half click or so below Goodfellas and Casino.

For a 3.5 hour film, they missed the mark some on some back story on Frank.

Still a minimum of 8.25 Trons
 

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Going to see Ford v. Ferrari today. It fit the schedule of telling my inlaws that yes I am going to work and they need to babysit my kid.
 

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Def agree 8/10. Didnt so much make we want to drive fast (did that too) but makes me wanna watch racing again.
 

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Season 3 of The Crown was good. I feel like the writing has gotten a bit more heavy-handed and some of the dialogue feels more written than organic - which I don't recall happening so much in the first two seasons - but it remains a very smart, interesting show.

Looking forward to season 4.
 

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The Irishman (2019)

This Scorsese film is a slow cooker. That’s not a dig. Pacino steals the show a little. The things that were done to make actors look younger/older did not bother me like some reviewers.

There are some classic lines here.

I will, however, need to watch this again to confirm but my gut tells me this film is a half click or so below Goodfellas and Casino.

For a 3.5 hour film, they missed the mark some on some back story on Frank.

Still a minimum of 8.25 Trons

How to watch The Irishman in four parts:

 

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I watched the Downton Abbey movie. I found it amazingly maddeningly stupid.
 

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Started rewatching The Irishman using the "mini-series" guide above, w/ subtitles on, giving it the attention it deserves. There's a bunch of stuff I'd missed out on the first time, like the fact that Russell plainly states that the mob killed JFK.

Took me a while to recognize the actress who plays Russell's wife - she played Artie Bucco's wife Charmaine in The Sopranos. She's aging well 👌

The movie is kind of a Forrest Gump of the underworld (if Forrest Gump was a thievin', murderin' psychopath.)
 

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For me personally, The Irishman is better on the rewatch.

So many great Pacino lines “you charge the gun, run away from the knife”.

The heated discussions between Pacino and Russell and Pacino and “Tony Pro” are outstanding.
 

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Agreed, The Irishman was too dense for me to fully appreciate on the first viewing. It's much more enjoyable and manageable viewed in smaller chunks (sorry Marty S.)

It's not nearly as much of a crowd-pleaser as Goodfellas since it relies heavily on lengthy dialogue.

Funny thing about the de-aging - it was distracting for the first few minutes, then I totally forgot about it. Didn't even notice it the second time around.

8.4 Matty Rains out of 10
 
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