Hollywood news banter: Why ‘The Irishman’ may not be coming to a theater near you

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  • Paramount said no to Martin Scorsese’s new film ‘The Irishman,’ which cost upwards of $160 million to make. Netflix said yes, but the trade-off? Major theater chains won’t show the film because it’ll end up streaming on Netflix so soon after release. Netflix is still after that best picture Oscar win, but will they ever be able to get it without a true wide release without a true wide release in theaters?
  • Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’ is getting raves out of Venice. 
  • But the festival itself is facing backlash after premiering films by Roman Polanski and Nate Parker, who have both been accused of sexual assault.




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