Monday Movie Report: ‘The Irishman’ heading to Broadway

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie will be joining theatrical productions on Broadway next month.

According to Deadline, the film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will be shown at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Deadline reports the movie is scheduled to run from Nov. 1-Dec. 1. Like its stage play counterparts, Deadline states the film will be shown with eight screenings per week.

This will mark the first time in the theater’s 112-year history that a film has been screened. Deadline reports that Scorsese wanted to give audiences a chance to see a film in a grand ornate theater.

In a statement, Scorsese said “the opportunity to recreate that singular experience at the historic Belasco Theatre is incredibly exciting.

“The Irishman” will make its way to viewers online on Nov. 27. However, Deadline reports it will have a limited theater release to meet award season rules.

In total the theater holds 1,018 seats. As a fan of historic grand auditoriums such as the Fargo Theatre in North Dakota, the Chief Theater in Bemidji, Minn. and the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Minn., I think this is a wonderful idea.

At the box office this weekend, it was the villain origin story “Joker” dominating theaters with a gross just shy of $100 million. The total of $96.2 million was enough to give the picture the largest October movie opening in history.

The full top five from the weekend was:

1. Joker – $96,202,337
2. Abominable – $11,921,855
3. Downton Abbey – $7,989,920
4. Hustlers – $6,393,824
5. It Chapter Two – $5,317,529

Movies coming up this weekend include the animated “Addams Family” adaptation, the action thriller “Gemini Man” and the comedy “Jexi.”

Meanwhile on the small screen, new releases this week are:

  • Spider-Man Far From Home, my rating: 3.4 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.75 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%, MetaCritic rating: 69.
  • Maiden, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%, MetaCritic rating: 82.
  • Anna and the Apocalypse, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 78%, MetaCritic rating: 63.
  • Toy Story 4, my rating: 4.25 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.34 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%, MetaCritic rating: 84.
  • Annabelle Comes Home, my rating: 2.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.19 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 65%, MetaCritic rating: 53.
  • Midsommar, my rating: 3.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.04 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%, MetaCritic rating: 72.

Feature photo courtesy New York Show Tix.

Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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