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Blogathon – We Need You!!

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As I mentioned earlier, my new Robert De Niro inspired site You Talkin’ To Me? I’ve started with Mark is now open for viewing. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up and checked us out, we are very grateful. The next step is starting a project and ideally getting you lovely people involved.

Blogathons are something I have had fun with and been honoured to join on a few occasions, and now I’m calling in those favours and asking for volunteers to join ours. We don’t have a logo (since my logo guy is busy with his real job) and the title is pencilled in as I’ve Never Seen De Niro In… but we do have the actual premise. It’s simple; this blogathon will be all about Robert De Niro. Surprised? Okay, more specifically:

We want to see people’s thoughts on a De Niro film you’ve NEVER seen before.

According to my voting records on my own Project: De Niro page, no one has seen anywhere close to all of his films, so there are bound to be plenty to choose from. Whilst some people may have to dig a little deeper to hunt out Midnight Run, 15 Minutes or Rocky & Bullwinkle if they so choose, others may never have seen Raging Bull, Godfather II or Taxi Driver for example. I thought it would fun to see people take on the challenge of finding and watching a De Niro movie they’ve never seen, and the end result is ultimately getting people to see more of his work and sharing their thoughts.

You wouldn’t have to write much, all we need from you is a little review of the film in question, and a few words on how De Niro was in it, ie was it a vintage performance from Goodfellas, or was he phoning it in with one of his money accepting roles like New Years Eve? His entire career in film can be seen on my project page linked above (or IMDb I guess, but they get enough views!) and please just shout out the film you’d like to take on in the comments section below. First come first served, and I’ll update this post with a list as quickly as possible. If you feel you could get a couple of films watched, please feel free to give us a few of your choices.

No deadlines as such, but we’d be looking to start early October ideally so gives you all 2-3 weeks to get something watched and written if you are interested. Any questions and details can be sorted out later, I have email addresses for most of you anyway, so all I need now is for at least a couple of people to be interested and reserve a film below. Mark & I would love a good turnout for this, our first blogathon, but especially me as I pushed this idea and if it flops Mark will laugh as he prepares our 2nd one. Thanks for reading and joining in (hopefully), and now please go ahead and reserve a film!

Films Chosen:

Joesph – Heat

Ckckred – Casino

Pitchscript – Meet The Parents

Luke – The Untouchables

Dave Crewe – Silver Linings Playbook

Verbalspew – Machete

Table9Mutant – Raging Bull

Guysfilmquest – Taxi Driver

Tom – The Score

Mynerdypony – Stanley & Iris

Fernando – Great Expectations

Nostra – King of Comedy

Terry Malloy – The Godfather Part II

Wednesdays Child – Angel Heart

Abbi – Once Upon A Time In America

Smash – Cape Fear

Eric – Ronin

Mark – Rocky & Bullwinkle

Jonathan – Red Lights

FrameRates – The Fan

Sam – Brazil, Frankenstein

Brian – The Deer Hunter

Elina – The Good Shepherd

Dirk – The Mission

Kerry – Killer Elite

Hunter – Awakenings

Backlashcomix – Hide and Seek

Mr Rumsey – Jackie Brown

John Link – Mean Streets

Daniel – Goodfellas

J Murphy – Bloody Mama

Three Rows Back – New York New York

Vic – Midnight Run

Ruth – Everybody’s Fine

Chris – A Bronx Tale

Tyson – Falling In Love

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  1. Oooohhhh, dibs on Heat!

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  2. Can I take Casino, the one De Niro-Scorse collaboration I shamefully have not seen?

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  3. Excellent post, I run a website as well as a blog and would do you a logo if you need it! We need more people like you giving, like you said the finger to IMDB, and supporting projects like this! And mine is Casino!

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    • First of all, literally just beaten to Casino, sorry dude! Anything else we can tempt you with?

      As for the offer, I’d be honoured if you fancy knocking us up a logo. What’s the best way to contact you? Thank you 🙂

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      • Fuck, it will have to be Meet the Parents then, seriously, the man was awesome in it, and you know it.
        Just message me here, let me know what you want and what style.

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        • I liked the first two ‘Meet The’ movies, not so much the last one (except Jessica Alba!). I’ll pop you down for Meet The Parents then, thank you!!

          As for a logo, well, normally I describe my ideas to Chris who usually does his magic for me, he ignores them and does something he likes better and its amazing, so if you have any inspiration with the blogathon name and a de niro image, please go crazy! I’m very grateful you even offered 🙂

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        • No probs. Give me over the weekend, really busy, and I’ll have something for you by Monday!

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        • No rush, as long as its for early October, but whenever suits you! Cheers

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    • I’m really interested in the website you were mentioning (giving the finger to IMDB). Hit me up – rob (dot) belote (at) gmail (dot) com!

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      • Ah, thats something maybe lost in translation. The link I referenced was for a page already on this site, as Im currently trying to watch and review each De Niro movie. There is a list and poll on there, above, Project: De Niro. Confusingly I guess, the other website You Talkin To Me is a brand new site we made just for blogathons and such, Im just promoting it here to my readers. Apologies for any confusion, its late here and Ive been playing GTA V for about 10 straight hours.

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  4. Untouchables has just come in the post. Perfect timing. I’ll do that one! 😉

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  5. davecrewe

     /  September 20, 2013

    I’d be keen for this – I’d be happy to do Silver Linings Playbook unless you think that’s too recent to be interesting? Neat idea.

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    • No problem at all! The main thing is getting people watching his movies they haven’t seen, so I’ll stick you down for Silver Linings! Thanks Dave, and if you aren’t in love with Jennifer Lawrence after watching it theres something wrong with you 😉

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      • davecrewe

         /  September 20, 2013

        Sounds good! I’m pretty sure there are many things wrong with me, but I’ll keep you informed on the Jennifer Lawrence front 🙂

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  6. I’d love to get in on this! I’ve seen all the De Niro classics but not so much anything he’s been in recently. Been meaning to watch Machete for a while now, are supporting roles included?

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  7. Anyone grabbed Raging Bull yet??

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  8. I’d be interested in being involved. I actually haven’t seen Taxi Driver… and it just showed up at my house from Netflix, so it works really well! I’ve never seen Raging Bull, either.

    Also, we should talk about a project I’m doing to help movie reviewers. I think a lot of our common friends could tell you that it might help out, especially because we have lists built into this app, and we could build one up for De Niro films and you could see what films people have already seen & rated.

    If you need a logo, I can look into helping you out with that…

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    • Taxi Driver is yours if you want it? Someone just sneaked ahead with Raging Bull, but I can stick you down for Taxi Driver no worries.

      If you have any details on your project, drop me a link in here or email and I’d love to get involved and work with you if I can. Thanks for the logo offer too, someone also beat you to that, but much appreciated 🙂

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      • I’ll watch Taxi Driver in the next couple days. What do I do then, just get in touch with you about my review?

        As for the project, can you email me so we can talk through there? I’d have to send you a personalized link. Just use rob (dot) belote (at) gmail (dot) com and just tell me it’s Tyson Carter of Head In A Vice w/ the De Niro thing!

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        • Thats great, no rush, but when you’ve wrote a little piece, just drop it to me in an email. Then it will be posted on the De Niro site. You’ll have my address from when I email you about your project, I’ll be in touch soon buddy.

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  9. Tom

     /  September 20, 2013

    Hey Tyson, awesome idear!!!!! May I please take The Score? if no one else has, already?? Thanks!!

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  10. What a cool idea! I’d like to sign up for ‘Stanley & Iris.’

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  11. Sign me up for “Great Expectations”!

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  12. I recently saw King of Comedy for the first time. Already wrote a review for it, you can use that one: http://www.myfilmviews.com/2013/08/13/the-king-of-comedy-1982/

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  13. Well up for this! I’ll take Godfather part II, finally give me the kick up the ass to get it watched.

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    • Can’t believe you’ve never seen it……hang your head in shame!! Haha, nice one, thanks Chris I’ll stick your name down for that 🙂

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  14. Can I do Angel Heart?

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  15. Abbi

     /  September 20, 2013

    Can I do Once Upon a Time in America?

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  16. I’ve never actually seen Cape Fear, if it’s still free, I’d love to give it a watch in the name of your new project.

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  17. I’d like to do Midnight Run but I have my own blogathon in October and I don’t know if I’ll get around to it.

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  18. I’m loving the response to this so far. Isn’t blogging just a beautiful thing? 😉

    It looks like me and you are going to be left with really bad movies to watch bro! Has anyone taken Rocky & Bullwinkle yet? I could watch that with my kids. Get it out the way!

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    • Haha, yeah I was thinking we’d pick out of the scraps that are left! If you want Rocky & Bullwinkle I can stick you down for it.

      Loving the response, also so many classics people havent seen! 🙂

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  19. theipc

     /  September 20, 2013

    Sign me up for Ronin with my man Jean Reno

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  20. Little busy but i’ll read them all 😀

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  21. Reblogged this on MARKED MOVIES and commented:
    So me and my buddy Tyson over at Head In A Vice have now opened our De Niro site and would like to invite everyone to contribute in our first Blogathon. Head over to his site to find out more info.

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  22. I will love to be involved too. Can I do Red Lights?

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  23. Can I haz The Fan?

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  24. Ah, yup, caught my interest. Can I do The Good Shepherd? :’)

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  25. Great idea.

    I have The Mission on my shelf, still in its wrapper. Can I have dibs on it?

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  26. Kerry Fristoe

     /  September 20, 2013

    I’d love to do Killer Elite.

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  27. Can I have Awakenings? If that’s already taken I’ll put down Stardust as my backup.

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  28. Somehow I knew Mark is collaborating w/ you on this Tyson 😉 Hmmm, I knew nobody would pick Falling in Love, that’s actually one of my fave from his early works. He’s not always just the bad ass mob! Well, I was thinking of doing The Untouchables but someone else has beat me to it.

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    • If no one else picks it I’m doing Falling in Love. One of my wife’s favorites and it’s about time I watched it 🙂

      Sorry yeah Untouchables is taken, is there nothing else we can tempt you with? Would love to have you join our blogathon Ruth 😉

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      • Well i was thinking i’d do Falling in Love, ahah. I just would rather do a non-violent film 😁

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        • I presumed you’d seen it?! If you haven’t and want it, it’s all yours Ruth!! Plenty more for me to find. New Years Eve at this rate 🙂

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      • Look like you might be stuck with New Year’s Eve, man. Lol. It’s times like these that push you to those limits. 😉

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        • I know……..I still might be able to salvage something out of it all, must be something better I’ve not seen. Give it a few more days and Ill see whats left 🙂

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    • A few good, non-violent, suggestions Ruth:
      This Boy’s Life,
      City By The Sea,
      What Just Happened,
      Wag The Dog,
      Everybody’s Fine.

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      • Thanks Mark! I actually was thinking of an alternative to Falling in Love, but Stanley & Iris is already taken. Well, I’ll take Everybody’s Fine then so Tyson can do Falling in Love. I actually tried watching New York I love You but I turned it off after about 10 minutes! I gotta spare you from that atrocity! 😀

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  29. backlashcomix

     /  September 20, 2013

    I’ll be watching Hide and Seek over the next couple of days so can I do that one? I don’t know anything about it, but I like the tagline: “Come out come out whatever you are…”

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  30. I’m quite busy at the moment but if you don’t mind a short wait then I could do Awakenings?

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  31. Can I take Mean Streets? Is that still open?

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  32. Hey buddy, I’d be in for Goodfellas!! I’m probably the only person here who hasn’t seen it…

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  33. Does anyone have dibs on Bloody Mama yet??

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  34. Hey Tyson. Has New York, New York been taken up yet? If not, then can I take it?

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  35. Can I do “I heard you paint houses”? 😉

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  36. If someone is stuck for a film, try Ronin. It’s actually a pretty good movie. Nothing special and Robert De Niro plays your typical lead action hero, but I found that refreshing in certain ways. Might be an interesting one for someone to check out.

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  37. I would contribute; but there’s nothing to choose from now.

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