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‘Joker’ Passes ‘Deadpool’ As Top R-Rated Movie; Ryan Reynolds Shares Fitting Response
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Joker Movie

Since Joker arrived in theaters at the beginning of this month, it’s been on quite a tear at the box office. This past weekend the movie passed $800 million worldwide, and topped both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 as the new highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time in the process.

As has become customary when a movie beats another movie’s record at the box office, congratulations were in order. And with Ryan Reynolds being the star of the Deadpool franchise, you knew it was going to be a good one. Reynolds sent out a tweet offering congratulations, and did so in a completely fitting way for the new R-rated champ. You can see what he shared below.

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Movie Review: Joker
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Joker Movie

Joker
Director: Todd Phillips
Writer: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated R | Minutes: 122
Release Date: October 4, 2019

One of the worse things that a writer and director can do in a comic book film adaptation is misinterpret the source material. It is one thing to re-envision it in order to suit a vision of the story that you want to tell, but it is something else when you go far off the edge just to prove you can be the bleakest of the lot. That is what Todd Phillip‘s Joker does. Using Gotham City as a canvas, the film is painted with the colors of Martin Scorsese inspiration and the complexities of heavy themes of mental illness and social inequality, with a slight touch of DC, all of which makes Joker a dark, depressing, and gritty hardboiled crime drama that also happens to be the origins story for the clown prince of crime. The story delves into the mind of the lonely title character, played brilliantly by Joaquin Phoenix, who has been dumped on by society. But as fascinating as the lead performance is, everything else about it lacks complexities and nuance, and only further stigmatizes those who do suffer from mental illness.

My full review here below.

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Warner Bros. Says That ‘Joker’ Is Not “An Endorsement Of Real-World Violence”
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Joker Movie

As with any studio film that features heavy doses of violence, there is a concern that it might encourage others to inflict the same sort of violence they see on screen in real life. That is what happened on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, when a man wearing full body armor and armed with multiple guns, including an assault rifle, shot and killed 12 people and injured 70 others during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

Director Todd Phillips‘ Batman spinoff Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, presents a darker and grittier take of the DC world, one that will see a lot of gun violence. Due to the violent nature of the film those close to the victims of the Aurora shootings are speaking out, not to boycott the film, but instead to ask Warner Bros. to donate to groups that aid victims of gun violence. To this WB responded with a statement, in which they made it clear that the film is not “an endorsement of real-world violence.” More on the report below.

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Final ‘Joker’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Sends In The Clowns
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Joker

Warner Bros.’ Joker, from director Todd Phillips, promises to be a deep character study of one of the greatest Batman villains. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Clown Prince of Crime, the standalone film will be something that is separate from whatever is going on in the DC Extended Universe, and that strategy may prove to be of benefit as it will allow the studio to release darker and more mature material that do not follow the conventional rules of a comic book movie.

Now we are getting another look at the film in the form of the final trailer. Check it out along with a poster below.

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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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‘The Joker’ Casting Additions Confirm Young Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth
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Young Bruce Wayne and Alfred To Appear In The Joker

The Joker will be a hard-boiled crime drama that is also a gritty character study and a broader cautionary tale. Todd Phillips‘ film will be part of an all new banner of DC films that expand the DC universe with new and unique storylines that aren’t a part of the current DC Extended Universe. Joaquin Phoenix will play the title character. The film, which is said to be influenced by The Killing Joke, is currently in production

However, it is making some big news as seven more people have been cast. What’s even more interesting is that these latest castings confirm that a young Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth will be appearing in the film. More on the report, below.

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Video: Joaquin Phoenix’s Transformation Into The Joker
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The Joker Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur

Well, that was fast. Just mere days after Todd Phillips revealed the first look at Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur aka The Joker in The Joker, the director has revealed the character’s first look in full makeup. Check it out the video here below.

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Geek Peek: ‘The Joker’ First Look Gives Joaquin Phoenix First Headshot
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Joker Batman: The Killing Joke

Warner Bros.’ The Joker will explore the title character’s days as an ordinary man before he became The Clown Prince Of Crime. Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role in a film that is being described as a hard-boiled crime drama that is also a gritty character study and a broader cautionary tale. The film will draw inspiration from “The Killing Joke,” Alan Moore’s comic book story arc that is considered to be the Joker’s origins story. And now we have our first look at the character. Well, sort of.

Director Todd Phillips recently released the first image of Phoenix as the unnamed person who goes from failed comedian to insane killer clown. Check it out here below.

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Alec Baldwin Will No Longer Play Thomas Wayne In ‘The Joker’
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In a strange turn of events, Alec Baldwin will no longer be playing Thomas Wayne in The Joker.

This just days after it was reported that the actor had signed on to play Bruce Wayne’s father, who was described as a “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump” in the film. More on the story below.

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