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Todd Phillips could have avoided a lot of controversy if he'd opted for Suicide Squad's Joker.
Even before Suicide Squad was released in 2016, Jared Leto was already floating spin-off ideas for his Clown Prince of Crime. “I think it would be incredible to see Batman and the Joker go head-to-head!” he told the Toronto Sun. “I could easily just play ...
 
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Including one involving Paul McCartney.
Warning: if you've not seen Joker yet, this is definitely, definitely going to give away fairly large wedges of the plot and its conclusion, so you might want to give it a miss.Todd Phillips' Joker is starting to look like a modern Twin Peaks, with ...
 
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David Fincher's anti-society 'Bible for incels' has a complicated legacy, but it's aged better than Todd Phillips' laughing clown will
After Chuck Palahniuk released his best-selling novel Fight Club, he noticed that each reading he did attracted one or two young men who would ask him where they could find a real-life fight club. "I always felt bad telling them that they didn't actually exist," he ...
 
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There might be another layer to the time jump at the end.
While Todd Phillips's new Joker movie might have completely failed at making any sort of point or delivering any actual message, the film has become an absolute box office hit. This means, of course, that DC and Warner Bros. will almost definitely want to make a sequel ...
 
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The film includes a scene of Joaquin Phoenix's character dancing to Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2."
Despite being one of the most controversial films of the year, Joker broke box office records over its weekend, earning $96 million and the best October debut ever. But the movie's sparked another controversy since its release, due to the fact that it features a ...
 
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There are a lot of fan theories, and many of them involve the fridge.
Warning: There are a lot of spoilers in this piece, so if you're fool enough to blunder in here then on your own head be it.Of the many small fires Joker has started over its opening weekend is its controversial ending. And the bit ...
 
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Todd Phillips is surprised anyone's upset about it.
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker hasn't even come out in the UK yet, but the debate over exactly how advisable or edifying his dark, sour interpretation of the DC villain is rumbling along nonetheless.Unsurprisingly, Phillips himself is surprised by the opprobrium early screenings ...
 
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The film is a condemnation of a system that reinforces and widens the divide between rich and poor, explaining but never exonerating the turn to anarchy.
“Comedy,” the late, great George Carlin once told Larry King, “has traditionally picked on people in power, people who abuse that power.” Few people utilized comedy as effectively as a means of social commentary than Carlin, and he understood that for comedy ...
 
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The director dismisses the "annoying" rumors of a follow-up
Joker director Todd Phillips says his new film is very unlikely to get a follow-up, despite appearing to give the idea of Joaquin Phoenix returning to the role a tentative thumbs-up to the idea last month."We have no plan for a sequel," Phillips ...
 
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He couldn't even bring himself to say "Thomas Wayne"
Despite the avalanche of critical and popular love for Joker after its plays at various film festivals, Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips' visions for Arthur Fleck were very different when the actor eventually came on board, and Phoenix had big reservations about doing that in ...
 
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Who knew that losing 52lbs would be bad for your mental health
The reaction to Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Arthur Fleck in Todd Miller's Joker has hit such wild heights of excitement and rhapsody that it sounds like he's managed to fundamentally redraw the parameters of actorly achievement.Judging by some reviews it's not just an Oscar-gobbling ...
 
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The film received an eight-minute long standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival.
The trailers for Joker set a very high bar—they’re gorgeous and operatic, and filled with suggestions that Joaquin Phoenix’s performance threatens to unseat Heath Ledger’s 11-year-long run as the best Joker ever. And after its debut at The Venice Film Festival Saturday, where it received an eight-minute ...
 
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The origin story offers a uniquely frightening proposition.
Before Heath Ledger's Joker stole the show in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the many iterations of the DC Comics villain often played up to the whacky and vaudeville side of the Clown Prince of Crime.Supposedly first inspired by the image of a ...
 
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The actor "watched videos of people suffering from pathological laughter."
During the Suicide Squad Joker days (just three years ago, the Jokers start coming and they don’t stop coming), entertainment headlines were full of Jared Leto’s method stunts. He didn’t break characterthroughout all of filming. He sent Margo Robbie a love letter and a ...
 
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Todd Phillips has braced himself for a fan backlash already
Anyone knocking together a comic book franchise-related film these days—and it'll probably be you soon, there's so many that we'll be on a jury duty-style rota within the decade—must reckon with the eternal struggle of the form.Do you cleave closely to the ...
 
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Joaquin Phoenix looks like he's channeling his inner-Bickle.
You probably reckon Joaquin Phoenix's greasy, frayed take on the Joker is the most important part of the Joker trailer. That's fair enough. The film's called Joker, isn't it? It's about the Joker. Phoenix hogs the screen time. It's all about him, ...
 
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This take on the iconic villain looks like a terrifying character study.
Even though there have been a half-dozen versions of the Joker in recent years, no take on the iconic villain has been able to really capture the origin story of this twisted man. Who is the Joker? Why is he such a ...
 
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You can't un-see it.
I would like to believe that I'm a stable adult man who generally handles scary things pretty well. Yes, Hereditary shook me to my core, and Itwas creepy as hell, but for the most part I can handle this shit.The first look at Joaquin Phoenix in ...
 
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He's gone in a different direction to Jared Leto, that's for sure
We finally have our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in Todd Phillip’s standalone film, and it’s not quite what we expected.Rumors have long suggested it will be an origin story, and that made of a lot of sense. We’ve ...
 
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But everyone else does.
Unlike Method Actor Jared Leto™, who very much cared about what you think about his Joker, Joaquin Phoenix couldn't care less about playing the iconic Batman villain. In a new interview with Indie Wire, Phoenix was dismissive of his upcoming gig.In an interview ...
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