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Joker is an inevitable hit

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 7, 2019 19:41:33 October 7, 2019 19:41:33
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It’s official, Joker is a hit, setting a new October opening weekend record with a $96 million opening weekend. This is more than Justice League ($93.8 million). Joker is a hit, Justice League is a flop, and the difference lies mostly in their budgets and a little bit in their ratings. R-rated movies are never expected to perform as well as more audience-friendly PG-13 movies, though we have seen a number of R-rated blockbusters recently (the Deadpool and It franchises). Full Story

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dear Gossips,

You know what award season is good for? Contrasts. People are campaigning, everyone has their own campaign strategy. So from October to the Oscars, we get to see these plans play out, side by side, in real time – an off-screen performance that supports the onscreen performance.  Read Full Intro

Joaquin Phoenix covers Vanity Fair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 2, 2019 16:03:28 October 2, 2019 16:03:28

That title in and of itself is newsworthy considering who we’re talking about: Joaquin Phoenix, one of the most press-averse actors in the business, willingly participating in an interview with Vanity Fair that covers his work life, his love life, his family life, including mentions of his late brother, River. Full Story

Joker is not dangerous, daring, or provocative

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 2, 2019 15:13:10 October 2, 2019 15:13:10
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If ever there was a movie that does not live up to its hype, it is Todd Phillips’ much debated Joker. A stripped down, deconstructed comic book movie, Joker is supposedly the most inflammatory, dangerous, provocative film of the year—of the era!—a movie that is maybe causing a moral panic and fanning the flames of the culture war. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper’s side-part shows up for Joaquin Phoenix

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2019 19:46:56 September 10, 2019 19:46:56
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Bradley Cooper was not on the list of expected attendees at last night’s TIFF premiere of Joker, which just won the Golden Lion in Venice and is now an Oscar contender in several categories, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. There are many layers to this Bradley Cooper relationship with Joker. Full Story

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Joaquin’s Joker Oscar?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2019 13:58:28 September 4, 2019 13:58:28
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Following the Joker world premiere at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, Joaquin Phoenix is now officially a contender for Best Actor Oscar. Up to this point, which is early, but not as early as you think considering the Oscars are at the beginning of February in 2020 which shortens the season, experts had Antonio Banderas as a frontrunner for his performance in Pain and Glory. Full Story

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“Introduce me as Joker”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 28, 2019 18:30:37 August 28, 2019 18:30:37
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The Venice Film Festival kicks off next week, and with it comes the world premiere of Joker, followed by a North American premiere at TIFF. Ahead of both of those things, we have a new trailer to absorb. The first trailer was promising Full Story

Party City Joker

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 24, 2018 14:04:06 September 24, 2018 14:04:06

On Friday director Todd Phillips released a camera test of Joaquin Phoenix in his Joker makeup and it is certainly a look. My first thought was that he looks like Pogo the Clown, aka John Wayne Gacy. My second thought was that he sort of looks like the mask Heath Ledger’s Joker wore in the bank robbery scene Full Story