Sunday, June 16, 2024

Scorsese Unveils Full Trailer for Three-and-a Half Hour “The Irishman,” Poised to Be Biggest Release of 2020 Oscar Season


We haven’t had a grand scale movie in a long time. Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” at three and a half hours, will be unveiled in New York for the press tomorrow morning at 9am. It promises, from the trailer, to be great with a capital G. I wonder how many of the Twitterverse bloggers will be looking to criticize the special effects that de-age the characters. From the trailer, it looks fine. It’s a small part of a large epic that has to be judged on its whole. Scorsese would never show us something less than perfect in his eyes and those of his team including editor Thelma Schoonmaker. The main thing is have they delivered a sensational piece of cinema? I don’t think it will be anything less than that. “The Irishman” should be the biggest competition so far for the Oscars, with possible nominees in all categories. There are two strong actresses, also: Anna Paquin and Kathrine Narducci.

I think these four looks on Twitter today are very promising. And let me say right now, I wish they’d send me some of that de-aging equipment right now!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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