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Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 2,054 Senior Member
We watched Netflix the Irishman last night. It’s painfully long 3.5 hours. It drags drags a long. Pretty educational on the mob and Jimmy Hofa. Did I say it’s really long, painfully long. 

If if you’ve got 3.5 hours to kill go for it. 


Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    Isn't DeNiro in this?  That's enough for me not to watch it.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,054 Senior Member
    Yep and I didn’t want to watch it but was out voted
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    Isn't DeNiro in this?  That's enough for me not to watch it.
    The only thing I've liked that had DeNiro in it was "Goodfellas", and that's because the other characters were good enough that I could mostly ignore him.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    The site is buggered again.  I now have to respond to every thread in order to make them update for me, otherwise they will disappear into lala land...  :/
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,070 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    The site is buggered again.  I now have to respond to every thread in order to make them update for me, otherwise they will disappear into lala land...  :/
    same, they keep showing as unread
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 601 Senior Member
    I actually liked it. It was long and was drawn out in places. If we never watched a movie with people that we don’t agree with politically there wouldn’t ever be anything to watch.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    I don't have a clue what DeNiro's politics are. I just don't much care for DeNiro as an actor. Much like I never considered the Three Stooges the epitome of comedy.
    To each his own.
    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #9
    His overblown views turn me off to watching anything new, but I have to say, he was one of the best Frankenstein monsters. I enjoyed the heck out of that. Not for the queasy.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    I don't have a clue what DeNiro's politics are. I just don't much care for DeNiro as an actor. Much like I never considered the Three Stooges the epitome of comedy.
    To each his own.
    Mike
    He wants to punch out Trump and considers him a fake president, and he speaks as if his opinions matter.

    Now you know.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    I just don't like DeNiro period. Don't care what his politics are. If he showed up at a summer party in my backyard wearing a tee shirt, flip-flops, sunglasses and just being a regular guy, I'd still sic our cat on him. 

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,727 Senior Member
    DeNinro is a liberal who is an enemy of Trump.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    DeNiro is an ass and I hate his personality and politics, but we watched the movie last night.  A little draggy as others have said but having lived in New York during this period of time made the movie pretty interesting to me and wife who’s a native New Yorker and her dad was in the construction business and Iron Worker’s unions in NY.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,070 Senior Member
    Haven't seen that movie.

    Concerning DeNiro, about the only one of his movies I like is "Awakenings"

    My perspective on that movie has changed now that I work at a mental hospital. 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    I liked him in quite a few movies.  He was great in Taxi Driver,  Meet the Parents, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, a Bronx Tale, funny as hell in Analyze This, and he was superb in Men of Honor.  I don’t want to take away from his talent as an actor.  He’s made me laugh my ass off and hate him in different roles which gives him a lot of range.   He is a complete ass in his personal life but so are many others.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #16
    Don't forget "Heat"....EXCELLENT shootout scene. "Awakenings" was good too since it's not easy to portray such kind of roles.

    Was good in "Taxi driver"; also makes good papers in mob films but don't like movies where organized crime is even slightly glamourized. Like most Hollyweird he's probably an a$$.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    Oh yeah, I forgot Heat!  I need to watch that again...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 476 Member
    edited December 2019 #18
    Linefinder said:... I'd still sic our cat on him. 

    Mike
    That reminds me, I need to get me one of those attack cats.

    As for the movie, I've been really curious. Can't stand DeNiro either, after he became so vocal but more than that, I just can't sit still for more than about 90 minutes for a flick these days. Guess I'm just getting a bit long in the tooth...
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