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07.08.2008

I feel like this is an annual article we write here at JoBlo.com where we talk about the potential that Robert De Niro will once again reteam with Martin Scorsese for an upcoming movie. And while it hasn't happened despite our willing it to happen through repeated articles, here's to hoping! Robert De Niro was at a press conference and said that he and Scorsese are working on two projects together, one of which they're actively preparing and should be ready in 2009. Ready to what though? Ready to go to a writer? Ready to begin filming? When pressed for details, De Niro didn't want to give too much away because he's "superstitious" about those things (and by superstitious he means, it's completely bullshit and he hasn't thought of a good cover yet). De Niro and Scorsese had been in talks to work on FRANKIE MACHINE but Scorsese left the project and currently Michael Mann is attached to direct.

At the press conference, De Niro also mentioned that he would like to expand his mediocre THE GOOD SHEPHERD into a trilogy; one prequel and one sequel. When reached for comment, Matt Damon laughed his ass off. The first follow-up, De Niro says, would bring the SHEPHERD character Edward Wilson from 1961 to 1989 with the sequel taking him in present day. Despite Larry King's assertion otherwise, THE GOOD SHEPHERD wasn't the best spy movie ever and wasn't even a very good one ("excruciatingly dull" comes to mind as a slightly better blurb).

Extra Tidbit: Scorsese is currently filming SHUTTER ISLAND with his modern-day De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Source: Variety

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3:35PM on 07/09/2008

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De Niro is a class act, and he hasn't done anything even close to "good" in YEARS. And yeah, The Good Shepard was boring, and not engaging in the slightest. I miss De Niro in his prime, especially after experiencing The Deer Hunter last night.
De Niro is a class act, and he hasn't done anything even close to "good" in YEARS. And yeah, The Good Shepard was boring, and not engaging in the slightest. I miss De Niro in his prime, especially after experiencing The Deer Hunter last night.
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10:12PM on 07/08/2008
Describing "The Good Shepherd" as mediocre is not an exaggeration. Calling it "excruciatingly dull" is a slight exaggeration. The fact that Eric Roth decided to scrap the real history on the Bay of Pigs hurt the movie in my view, but I did like DeNiro and John Turturro on-screen. And both Damon and Jolie convicingly played old people without makeup.
Describing "The Good Shepherd" as mediocre is not an exaggeration. Calling it "excruciatingly dull" is a slight exaggeration. The fact that Eric Roth decided to scrap the real history on the Bay of Pigs hurt the movie in my view, but I did like DeNiro and John Turturro on-screen. And both Damon and Jolie convicingly played old people without makeup.
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3:05PM on 07/08/2008
i would have to agree with SkyNet, i actually really liked The Good Shepard. i also agree it was long, but it was intriguing nonetheless. And De Niro better hope he can get together with Scorsese. i am sure he would like the latter part of his career to produce at least ONE truly good movie.
i would have to agree with SkyNet, i actually really liked The Good Shepard. i also agree it was long, but it was intriguing nonetheless. And De Niro better hope he can get together with Scorsese. i am sure he would like the latter part of his career to produce at least ONE truly good movie.
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12:16PM on 07/08/2008
I'd like it if it actually happened but it would be pretty much because of Scorsese's name and mind. And i'm not even sure what Scorsese has on his slate exactly after Shutter Island. Theres the Thodore Roosevelt biopic, a George Harrison documentary and the adaption of Silence.
I'd like it if it actually happened but it would be pretty much because of Scorsese's name and mind. And i'm not even sure what Scorsese has on his slate exactly after Shutter Island. Theres the Thodore Roosevelt biopic, a George Harrison documentary and the adaption of Silence.
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12:09PM on 07/08/2008
i liked The Good Shepherd... it was long.. but VERY interesting, and i enjoyed the hell out of it! The same way i enjoyed Breach... there was little action, a ton of dialog, but at the end, i thought i had seen a really interesting and intriguing flick!
i liked The Good Shepherd... it was long.. but VERY interesting, and i enjoyed the hell out of it! The same way i enjoyed Breach... there was little action, a ton of dialog, but at the end, i thought i had seen a really interesting and intriguing flick!
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9:16AM on 07/08/2008
If he's using Scorsese's name, DeNiro must finally be realizing that latter part of his career is shit-canned. I believe Coppola was quoted in saying, though cowardly retracted, he thought DeNiro, Pacino and the like had wasted thier talents for the past twenty years; cashing in rather than creating art. Which is so entirely true and makes announcements of this nature, true or not, seem desperate, and reeks of a sold out "actor", more like recognized personality trying to get back some
If he's using Scorsese's name, DeNiro must finally be realizing that latter part of his career is shit-canned. I believe Coppola was quoted in saying, though cowardly retracted, he thought DeNiro, Pacino and the like had wasted thier talents for the past twenty years; cashing in rather than creating art. Which is so entirely true and makes announcements of this nature, true or not, seem desperate, and reeks of a sold out "actor", more like recognized personality trying to get back some recognition. SHOWTIME or MEET THE FOLKERS(?), anyone ? . Scorsese is and will always be his ace and the only viable source to somewhat redeem his credibilty as an actor. Though I would love to hear on a future trailer, Robert DeNiro in a Martin Scorsese film, as Layla or Gimme Shelter plays.

However, the last time we all anticipated a reteaming of great minds, we got commie bashing monkeys & a nuked fridge.
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