Robert De Niro and Al Pacino’s Netflix debut, Olivia Colman’s Screen debut as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown season 3 and the return of the fan favorite The End of The Fucking World- November is definitely a good month for the Netflix viewers.
As expected and predicted, Martin Scorsese had done it again, he graced the watchers with another epic crime film. And this time, he did it with three big names of Hollywood: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, all of which just made their Netflix debut in this movie.
The film is based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film starts with a wheel chair bound aged Frank Sheeran (Portrayed by De Niro), a WWII veteran & truck driver, who worked as a hitman for the Pennsylvanian mafia. He recounts his time in 1950, working for the Bufalino crime family. The plot revolves around Frank and his relation with Jimmy Hoffa (Portrayed By Pacino), the then president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The story also reveals the deep connection of Northeast Pennsylvanian crime figures with mainstream politicians and takes the viewers through the hidden dark alleyways of organized crimes.
The Irishman is 96% certified fresh On Rotten Tomatoes and scored 94 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating a ‘Universal Acclaim’. It is also critically acclaimed as The Guardian and Time respectively called it “One of Martin Scorsese’s best films ever” & “Masterful. A Moving portrait of betrayal and regret.” Stars like Guillermo del Toro and Leonardo De Caprio also defined the movie as a ‘masterpiece’ and ‘absolutely breathtaking’.
The Irishman had its world premiere on September 27, 2019 at the 57th New York Film Festival. It had its limited theatrical release on November 1, which is to be followed by digital release on Netflix on 27 November.
The Crown & The New Queen:
As many call the show as the ‘Poster Child for Netflix’, the big budget historical drama about The English Royal Family has returned in it’s third season with a big change in the cast. In season 3, Oscar winner Olivia Colman takes over as Queen Elizabeth II, being the successor of Claire Foy. Olivia will keep the throne for the current season and the season after that.
There are also changes in the characters of Prince Phillip & Princess Margaret. Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter is respectively taking the roles, replacing Matt Smith & Vanessa Kirby.
Third season shows the period from 1964 to 1977, which includes Harold Wilson’s two term Prime minister ship. The show is now less focused upon the relation between the queen and the prince and more on the breakdown of the marriage of Princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon, as the show-runner Peter Morgan confirmed it previously in an interview. The show also includes the monarch’s steadiest relationship with the Prime Minister and a young Prince Charles’s (Portrayed by Josh O’Connor) movement into the pubic eyes following the coronation as the Prince Of Wales in 1969.
The Show is released on Netflix on November 17, 2019.
The End Of The F***ing World:
Well, we all know about it, nothing to recap about this show. After the first season’s huge appreciation from fans and critics, this popular British dark-comedy drama’s second season is set 2 years after the events of the first season. This time, the peculiar duo of James & Alyssa is set apart but is being targeted by Bonnie, a love interest Of Dr Koch from Season 1. Just like the first season, the teen duo faces a charade of mishaps and takes the viewer through a journey of nihilistic romanticism and surreal chain of events throughout the season.
Alex Lawther & Jessica Barden is returning as James and Alyssa, along with Naomi Ackie as Bonnie.
The second season is currently holding a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 66 out of 100 on Metacritic.
The End Of The Fucking World season 2 is released on 4th November, 2019.