joker poster

Our first full look at the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie is here. What do you think? Will this seemingly crazy idea pay off and result in a great movie, or was this a huge mistake? No matter how Joker turns out, we can say with some certainty that it’s definitely not going to be your standard DC comic book movie. Completely separate from every other DC film so far, Joker is a character study about a mentally ill individual who eventually transforms into the Joker. Watch the Joker trailer below.

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joker poster

The first poster for the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker movie is here, and it’s appropriately unsettling. The message director Todd Phillips has been constantly pushing is that this won’t be your standard comic book movie, and sure enough, the first poster looks as if it’s advertising a thriller, or even a horror film. The first Joker teaser trailer will drop tomorrow, but in the meantime, you can see the Joker poster below.

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Joker Movie Story - Marc Maron

I think by now we all assumed the Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix wouldn’t be a traditional comic book film. But in case there was any lingering doubt, co-star Marc Maron (above right) has provided some insight into what to expect. According to Maron, who plays a character named Ted Marco, the Todd Phillips-directed film is less a comic book film, and the Joker movie story more of a character study of a mentally ill person…who eventually turns into the Joker.

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mary magdalene trailer

Mary Magdalene‘s journey to the big screen has been Biblical unto itself, as the film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix was hit with delay after delay. But as the spiritual drama directed by Garth Davis finally readies itself for an April theatrical release, IFC films has released a new Mary Magdalene trailer. Watch it below.

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joker image new

A new Joker image is here, showing Joaquin Phoenix looking very, very serious. Lighten up, sir! The movie is called Joker! The black and white pic comes courtesy of director Todd Phillips, who has confirmed he’s now editing the standalone Batman spin-off. See the Joker image below, and don’t worry about spoilers. The only thing this pic reveals is that the Joker uses a VCR at one point.

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joker script

When it comes to making movies, it’s common for certain scenes to be rewritten during filming. Sometimes, films will even start shooting without a finished script (see: most of the Mission: Impossible sequels). But it looks like Todd Phillips‘ Joker script took things to the next level, with the entire film being rewritten during filming. Is this for the best, or a sign that the film could possibly be in trouble?

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Lynne Ramsay was never really trying to break the mold. The director of this year’s critical darling You Were Never Really Here chooses her movies with discretion, with a six-year gap between the Joaquin Phoenix-starring noir thriller and her last film, the haunting psychological drama We Need to Talk About Kevin. Only four feature films total populate Ramsay’s entire catalogue, each of them critically beloved, each of them inflicting a different kind of violence upon the audience. “We’ve seen a lot of violence in film that it’s become almost banal,” Ramsay told /Film in an interview ahead of You Were Never Really Here‘s digital release on the Amazon Prime streaming platform. “It’s actually more scary not to show it.”

That’s the genius of You Were Never Really Here, a taut and moody thriller centering around Phoenix’s PTSD-suffering hit man who rescues trafficked girls. In other hands, the film would paint Phoenix as a glamorous lone wolf, an anti-hero who beats down societal corruption with his bare fists. But in Ramsay’s hands and in Phoenix’s gaunt, weary performance, You Were Never Really Here shows us a different kind of anti-hero.

Here is what Ramsay had to say about defying the “knight in shining armor” clichés, Phoenix’s role in shaping the character of Joe, and what Ramsay thinks about Phoenix’s current role as the Joker.

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Joker Movie details

The Todd Phillips-directed, Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker movie has gone from seeming like a terrible idea to a movie that might just work. It’s clear Phillips and company are going for a much different approach to the character than what we’re used to, and that might be enough to make the movie truly memorable. Phillips has also assembled a fantastic cast around Phoenix, including always-welcomed character actor Shea Whigham. In a new interview, Whigham revealed some details about his Joker character, and praised Phoenix’s performance.

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Joker - Joaquin Phoenix

Another day, another sneak peek at the Joker origin movie that is currently in production.

Joaquin Phoenix is playing the iconic Batman villain in a movie that explores how a man named Arthur Fleck came to be the Clown Prince of Crime in Gotham City. A new look at the Joker arrived just before the weekend showing Phoenix in full clown make-up, but now a different glimpse at the character from the set of the movie shows the actor in full Joker mode, complete with a classic purple suit. Plus, director Todd Phillips has revealed the first official look at Zazie Beetz by way of a new character portrait.

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the sisters brothers trailer

The Sisters Brothers is a strange, lovely, post-modern Western, and it’s now playing in limited release. In honor of the film’s slow rollout, a final Sisters Brothers trailer is here, selling the curious nature of the movie. This is one of the more interesting films you’ll see all year, and it’s almost impossible to truly classify. See for yourself by watching The Sisters Brothers trailer below.

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