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Todd Phillips Says ‘Joker’ Movie Won’t Follow Comics
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Joker Movie

While most comic book movies borrow directly from the source material, they aren’t necessarily direct adaptations.

Todd PhillipsJoker, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character, may fit into that category as it will not be inspired by the comics and will present an original character-driven story. Check out the full report below.

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First Trailer For ‘Joker’ Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Released
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Joker Movie

Warner Bros. has released a teaser trailer for Joker, the upcoming movie about the infamous Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.

The teaser trailer for the movie was first shared during a presentation at CinemaCon yesterday, before being released to the masses this morning. In addition to the trailer, a new poster for the movie has also been released. You can find both the trailer and the poster below.

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Movie Review: Molly’s Game
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Molly's Game

Molly’s Game
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, Jeremy Strong
Distributor: STX Films
Rated R| 140 Minutes
Release Date: December 25, 2017

Molly’s Game is terrific in every sense of the word. That is if you can keep up with Aaron Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue. But even though it may seem like things are moving at a lightning-fast pace, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba never miss a beat. Both take command of the screen with their superb performances and excellent chemistry, and with the film rich with Sorkin’s juicy and witty interchanges, there is never a dull moment.

And even if everything is coming at the audience at a dizzying pace, it’s hard to deny that Sorkin’s directorial debut was long overdue. My full review below.

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New ‘Midnight Special’ Trailer “A Benevolent Feeling”
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Midnight Special

A new trailer has been released for Midnight Special, the sci-fi thriller from Mud and Take Shelter writer and director Jeff Nichols. The new trailer is titled “Jeff Nichols – A Benevolent Feeling,” and it’s short but unique, as instead of just showing footage and critical praise as many trailers do, it also includes quotes from Nichols sharing personal thoughts from his own life that inspired the film’s story.

The movie tells the story of a father going on the run with his son to protect the boy, who has special powers. It stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, and Paul Sparks.

Check out the trailer below.

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Movie Review: Compliance
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Compliance Film PosterCompliance
Directed by Craig Zobel
Written by Craig Zobel
Starring Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Philip Ettinger
Magnolia Pictures
Rated R | 90 Minutes
Release Date: August 17, 2012

At a suburban Ohio fast food joint, neurotic manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) gets a phone call from Officer Daniels (Pat Healy), a policeman who has received a complaint that one of Sandra’s employees has stolen money from a customer’s purse.

Officer Daniels explains that the police are preoccupied with a search of the suspect’s home and the possible connection to a larger investigation. With Daniels on the phone, Sandra agrees to help and escorts 19-year-old Becky (Dreama Walker), who fits the officer’s description of the perpetrator, into her office.

Becky denies committing the crime, but Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from Daniels, no matter how invasive they become. Daniels instructs the manager to strip search Becky in an attempt to find the stolen money, the first in a series of questionable directives given from Daniels that only get more and more bizarre.

Director Craig Zobel‘s Compliance is perhaps the most upsetting, disturbing film of the year. Inspired by true events, the film examines how far an average citizen will go to obey authority – and the cost of blindly following those who wield power.

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