With Last Vegas opening tomorrow and Grudge Match on the horizon, it appears that Robert De Niro may have entered a “gee, getting old sure is funny” phase in his otherwise distinguished career. We worry that, if he makes more such movies, he will have a harder time being understood than ever—and, if you’re a diehard De Niro fan, you know that he just wants to be understood.
Below is a list of films featured in the video above.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.