That quote relates to Junior and Johnny's brother Eckley, not DiMeo. I'm rewatching the series currently and this is revealed towards the end of season 2. He was mentally disabled and spent his life in a hospital that Johnny was paying for.
Just like Tony.
Is there any update on this? Cinematic release or straight to tv?
Duel release in cinemas and HBO Max on the 1st of October.
Will be interesting this side of the water if it goes on a cinema and Sky release.
Saw a trailer for it in the Light House the other day anyway so I imagine it's getting both
Who gets it over here? Netflix, Sky Atlantic or Amazon Prime?
Sky Atlantic, it’s HBO MAX. Sky get all the HBO stuff. I’ll be going to cinema for it.
@JP Liz V1 thanks Liz. When I first saw a trailer I thought that Livie was being played by Edie Falcoe - probably not a great choice but now I'm a tad disappointed. Still looking forward to this.
Vera Farmiga is a good actress
What? Why would Edie play Livia that would be ridiculous.
Vera is a really good actress I'm sure she'll be fine. It's the young Gandolfini I worry about, I don't think he has the charisma or ability of his father, not believable as a tough guy or leader even a young one, he seems and sounds really soft and a bit feminine.
Real New Jersey Italians would be bullying and chasing kids who looked and sounded like that, the guy who played Brendan Filone in the series is a lot more accurate to the types who live around that part of Jersey. I grew up near there, Lodi (where the Bing is) was called Land Of Dumb Italians
You mean where Satin Dolls is? Guess who done the bus tour?
Gossip Girl went to BBC1
Seen an interview with David Chase saying he got Tony Sirico to record lines from the script just so Billy Magnusson could get a feel for Paulie's character ticks, as Paulie is the hardest character to get right.
Based on his line in the second trailer Billy won't have a problem, that was Paulie.
Tony was a smart kid and went to college, your not really seeing the Tony in this that became a mobster. This story is about Dickie Moltisanti, I think we are long way away from the Tony that stepped up and took down Feech's card game.
According to Wiki, Gossip Girl was from the CW network… and what an awful show to poison a thread about A Sopranos Story 😁
The reboot is on HBO Max
If this a big hit, you can be sure HBO will be banging on the door of David Chase to make a series.
Mad excited for this, hopefully the media will get a look at it soon and the reviews will come out.
Seems it's already somewhat in talks...
Man I can't wait to see this.
Tickets booked for next Wednesday at Vue, while I'm looking forward to it I'm also trying to temper my expectations and really hope they haven't made a hash of it...Newstalk had a special with some interviews earlier this evening; I caught bits of it while hopping in and out of the car but must give it a full listen:
The host, John Fardy, is a self proclaimed "massive Soprano's fan" like myself; he says he was apprehensive about it too and thought it was
excellent. So I'm looking forward to it a little more now!
I see that some of the regional cinemas are only showing it on Wed and Thu. Anyone know what craic is?
'Previews' before the film goes on general release a week later AFAIK. Applies to all cinemas, not just regional ones.
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Ah right. I thought it was general release from this week. Thanks!
The reviews suggest this is nothing special
Reviews are out now. 80% currently on RT
Consensus is could of been great but there is just too much going on, needs a series to do justice to the world Chase has created.
I'm excited for tomorrow, about what I expected.
That's my feeling also as much as I hate to say it for Mr Chase, this really would of worked better as a TV series as opposed film.
As a big fan of the Sopranos I'm happy enough but does feel like a missed opportunity.
Went to see it earlier and yeah, I'd agree with that. It's solid enough, the acting top notch as you'd expect, some great dialogue but.......I'd describe it as meandering. I don't know what it really was about. Would definitely have benefited from being a series.
Just to show an example of the meandering, I was looking forward to the race aspect but it was so utterly pointless. It didn't really go anywhere.
Watched it tonight and enjoyed it. But the fears about Gandolfini Jr were on the ball - it just wasn’t believable that we were watching a young Tony Soprano.