'The Irishman' Is Being Released on Netflix Today | 22 Words

All those that have been anticipating the arrival of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman onto Netflix, the wait is over.

I mean sure we could have gone to see it while it had its limited release run in movie theaters but I mean, you know... I was busy, you were busy. You know the drill...

Anyway, none of that matters now because The Irishman, as of today is on Netflix.

Praise be to God. 

It's time to stick the kettle on...

Microwave that popcorn, make up that excuse to get the day off work, shut your curtains, disconnect your phone... too far? I mean, you could also just watch it, you know when you have time.

Did you read the book?

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The Irishman is actually based on a work of non-fiction called, "I Heard You Paint Houses." Written by Charles Brandt an ex homicidal prosecutor, investigator, and defense attorney back in 2004. The narrative focuses on the life and times of Frank Sheeran. Brandt became fascinated by Frank and his supposed connections to the Bufalino crime family. After it's release, it seemed as though the general public became pretty fascinated too. Brandt's book went on to become a crime bestseller.

Scorsese directed the picture.

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With Martin Scorsese's excellent track record in making quality gangster movies *cough* GoodFellas (1990), *cough* Mean Streets (1973), *cough* Gangs of New York (2002)... the list goes on.

Robert De Niro plays the lead.

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In what is astonishingly De Niro's ninth feature-length picture directed by Scorsese, it's clear that this pair have found the perfect rhythm. De Niro has been starring in Scorsese's movies since 1973.

Of course, having Al Pacino star never hurt anyone...

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Another legend to take on the project was gangster movie royalty, Al Pacino.

Don't forget about Joe Pesci...

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Scorsese wasn't letting any gangster movie legends pass by when he was casting for The Irishman.

Remember Pesci from Goodfellas?

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Joe Pesci is an actor that's certainly at home in a fedora. Pesci played mobster Tommy Devito in GoodFellas

Is it better than GoodFellas?

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Now, I know some of you will be wondering this...what with Scorsese, De Niro and Pesci all attached to The Irishman it makes sense to compare the picture to its predecessor. Frankly, I think they're both masterpieces. Somehow they managed to do it again.

Scorsese wasn't sure about distributing through Netflix.

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It's a sign of the times that a movie that packs a punch as much as The Irishman had a limited release in order for it to premiere on the streaming service Netflix. On the decision to go through Netflix, Scorsese said: "I think it’s a risk and no one wanted to do it for 5 or 6 years."

How else are people going to watch it?

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It seems that distributing big-budget movies through streaming services is a future we are quickly moving closer towards.  As Scorsese put it, "everyone can make films today, but no one can see them."

Noah Baumbach's latest feature will be premiering on Netflix.

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Baumbach is the writer and director behind some of the best indie movies of the past decade, such as The Squid and the Whale, Francis Ha and Mistress America to name a few. Baumbach is also the partner of the unstoppable Greta Gerwig. The pair have frequently collaborated together and are set to co-write and direct a new Barbie live-action.

Marriage Story has already been dubbed the modern Kramer vs. Kramer.

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From its short run on the festival circuit, it was clear that Baumbach's Marriage Story starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johanson will be a modern classic. Which makes it all the more interesting that Netflix will be the platform to premiere the movie. Things really are changing. I mean, I for one am going to see it tonight in one of the limited previews because I mean, who can wait until December 6th?

Leaving the house to watch a movie?

Perhaps we've become collectively agoraphobic, I mean with so many movies now at our disposal thanks to streaming services, how could we possibly warrant a trip to the movie theaters?

$10 a ticket? That's the same price as a month's subscription to...

Maybe we've all got cheap? Or maybe snuggling up on the sofa and being cute and being able to pause the movie when we need to take a toilet break makes staying in, the new going out.

So all the good quality stuff will come to us?

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Essentially, that's what it seems like. Give it a year or 2 and the biggest blockbuster of the age might be premiered on streaming platforms.

Some people have been dying to watch The Irishman.

I mean, obviously not enough to go and watch it during its limited release but like, enough to tweet about it.

Netflix is releasing a special documentary along with the movie.

As if they weren't giving us so much already! Along with the release of The Irishman, Netflix is releasing a documentary about the making of the picture.

Netflix India seemed particularly excited about the release.

They even had a countdown, those guys were sure pumped to watch The Irishman. 

"I just want to watch an Al Pacino movie, OKAY?"

It seems someone had bombarded Netflix India's twitter account with a request for an Al Pacino movie. I'm glad they finally got what they wanted.

So what are you waiting for?

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I hereby release you into the ether to go and watch The Irishman on Netflix. I don't care if it's 4 in the morning and you have work tomorrow... this is more important. Or, alternatively, continue scrolling to read about what Robert De Niro said about Trump being a gangster...