Scorsese's upcoming movie The Irishman is three and a half hours long and probably won't have an intermission. It's basically never done now. I know The Hateful Eight had one for some of its showings, but that's because Tarantino really respects the old. If you can sit still for three and a half hours, I commend you, but most people can't, which is why long plays and operas have had intermissions for centuries. If I have to use the pause button, there is a problem. I don't want to be tempted, because that makes it harder to pace myself. Plus, I could unknowingly pause it somewhere very important. They're talking and the next second someone is shot, for example. It throws off the pacing. I'd much rather have it stopped somewhere ideal.