Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Irishman


What you may need to know.

1. After The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma (and others), another A-list director going straight to Netflix is further evidence of the vicious circle cinema is stuck in.

2. Studios just aren’t willing to spend the kind of money these guys want, and can easily get from Netflix, with its deep pockets and near-zero interference.

3. The Irishman’s production budget is $200m+ according to Wikipedia; no studio would pony up that kind of money for a septuagenarian crime drama, not in a million years.

. What happens instead is those A-list dramas are going straight to the small screen (albeit with a limited US release) leaving audiences with the perception that multiplexes are filled only with superhero movies – which the studios ARE willing to splash out on because their serialised and homogenised nature draws audiences back again and again.

5. They are the only sure things, currently.

Doug’s verdict: n/a

Release date: Autumn 2019

Earlier: Favourtiism

17 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Irishman

    1. realPolithicks

      Hopethis helps Hoop:
      A person between 10 and 19 years old is called a denarian.

      A person between 20 and 29 is called a vicenarian.

      A person between 30 and 39 is called a tricenarian.

      A person between 40 and 49 is called a quadragenarian.

      A person between 50 and 59 is called a quinquagenarian.

      A person between 60 and 69 is called a sexagenarian.

      A person between 70 and 79 is called a septuagenarian.

      A person between 80 and 89 is called an octogenarian.

      A person between 90 and 99 is called a nonagenarian.

      A person between 100 and 109 is called a centenarian.

      A person 110 years old or older is called a supercentenarian.

  1. Jonjo

    Netflix don’t need to rely on it being a box office hit, they just need to ensure the subscriptions keep rolling in. I’m sure the big traditional studios would love to have a similar stream of income. That’s why Netflix can take the risks.

      1. Liam

        Disney and the other big studios are pushing their own streaming services. This means they’ll be pulling their content from Netflix, so Netflix has to produce it’s own.

        The problem is the studios (and Amazon and Apple) have very deep pockets and Netflix has huge debts – it could end up with them creating the market that others eventually profit from (like Yahoo and Bebo).

  2. eoin

    Waits until de Niro looks like Brian Cowen before he casts him as an Irishman? That’s about right. Scorsese must really hate the Irish, remember Casino, one Irishman head crushed in a clamp, the banker was called a “ fat Irish pr**k” and poor auld Ginger (Sharon Stone) was “an Irish b***h”

  3. realPolithicks

    Its a thundering disgrace that they couldn’t find an Irish actor to play an irishman, also an Irish director and and a…

  4. johnny

    As you guys are going all LA-this is the hot ticket (invite only) its Yezzy doing gospel on Sundays in LA-know as Sunday Service.

    -track list is below in comments.

    apols completely totally off topic and may be a bit ‘LA” but i really enjoyed it-the great weed may have helped:)

    Regarding the flick-yeah its about who killed Hoffa,its a adaptation of a book that Scorsese has been trying get a movie studio to make for years-so good on Netflix for making it happen.Netflix to be considered for awards is forced to do cinema/movie theatres on limited release.Most movie theaters in NY/LA suck they filthy,germ filled dumps.People eating crap next you,slurping soda’s or on their phones-completely overrated ‘experience’.
    Let consumers/movie fans decide, the movie theater owners need wake up its 2019, stop dictating where and when I can watch a movie-the business model is outdated.

  5. Frilly Keane

    So far
    The font used in the title
    On the trailer
    Is different to the one on the poster thingie above
    And either De’ Niro isn’t doing an Irish accent
    That’s really it

    Although I really do like the subtle tricolour in the Poster

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