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The Emperor Has No Jokes: How Come None of Y’all Told Me That Joker Was So Damn Boring?

Mostly, Joker was what I expected it to be. I’d read and heard enough about it in the past several weeks that I knew what to anticipate. I knew it’d be a goulash of loud and important-sounding themes— “mental health!” “economic anxiety!” “capitalism!”—without actually saying much about any of them. Ellipses on a neon billboard. […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Had One Rule That Everyone Needed To Follow On The ‘Joker’ Set

The video of Joaquin Phoenix cursing out a crew member while filming Joker (that’s sooooo Larry) might not have been real, but there was nothing fake about his commitment to playing the Clown Prince of Crime. He lost 50 pounds, he stormed off set when director Todd Phillips told him that he was “f*cking great,” […]

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Martin Scorsese Doubled Down On His Belief That Today’s Movies Are Like ‘Amusement Parks’

Martin Scorsese, the legendary director of Raging Bull, Goodfellas and untold more, has unwittingly become the scourge of comic book movie fans after saying that Marvel movies are “not cinema.” But it’s clear fanboys aren’t scaring the man who, some thirty years ago, stood up to the entirety of the Catholic Church after making The […]

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This ‘Joker’ Parody About a Gritty Oscar the Grouch Is Perfect

Saturday Night Live is back and spotty as ever, but between last week’s opening monologue from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and this week’s genius new movie parody, it looks like the show’s still got it. During the Saturday’s episode, host David Harbour starred in a fake trailer about another Joker-style origin story about a very different—but equally […]

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Kevin Smith Knows Why DC TV Shows Do Better Than DC Movies

DC currently has the highest grossing movie in the world, with the gritty stand-alone spin-off Joker raking in the riches, despite fears that it would inspire copycat violence. But their films don’t always work out. For every Aquaman or Wonder Woman there’s a Justice League or a Suicide Squad, the latter which made money despite […]

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Frotcast 418: Eh, I’m Joakin’ Here, With Joey Avery

http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_418_Eh_I_m_Joakin_Here_With_Joey_Avery.mp3 Click to download here. This week, the San Diego Hammer, Joey Avery returns to the Frotcast to help Vince and Matt sort through our Joker feelings and ask how we managed to avoid getting shot in a spree-killing by some Joker-inspired incel. So this Joker movie… we kinda liked it? That topic takes up […]

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In ‘Joker’ Do We Think The Wayne Family Enjoyed ‘Zorro, The Gay Blade’?

(Note, ahead there are some spoilers for Joker.) Near the end of Joker – amidst riots and looting and violence after Joker committed murder on national television, we see the Wayne family (Thomas, Martha, and young Bruce) exiting their local movie theater. On the marquee it shows that two movies are playing on this particular […]

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Jared Leto Reportedly Was Not Pleased When He Heard About Joaquin Phoenix’s Solo ‘Joker’ Movie

Over the weekend, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker earned the best October opening weekend numbers of all time. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the various controversies stirred up by the origin story, but guess who hasn’t given his take on the film itself? Jared Leto, who of course played the Clown Prince of Crime […]

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DC Fans Have Spotted A Possible Connection Between ‘Joker’ And ‘The Suicide Squad’

Within the first few minutes of Joker, a movie where Joaquin Phoenix is going to get nominated for (if not win) an Academy Award for sleeping in a refrigerator, we learn that Gotham is being overrun by rats. Not just any ol’ garbage-eating rats, but garbage-eating super rats, and the only way to take care […]

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People Online Keep Replacing Joaquin Phoenix’s Laugh In ‘Joker’ With Those Of Other Famous People

Despite its record-breaking opening weekend, Joker is almost certainly the darkest superhero ever made. Its closest competition is, of course, James Gunn’s Super, a pitch black comedy in which Rainn Wilson plays a tortured nobody who tries to become a makeshift crime-fighter but mostly winds up beating the heads of people who cut in movie […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Hints That He Would Be Game For A ‘Joker’ Sequel With Todd Phillips

Before the many, many public relations controversies regarding Joker began flaring up, director Todd Phillips indicated in an early interview that he was willing to do a sequel if star Joaquin Phoenix was. Well, considering the movie’s opening weekend box office and the sheer amount of press it’s been getting, it sounds like Phoenix is […]

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A ‘Joker’ Audience In California Fled A Theater Due To A ‘Suspicious’ Suspect

Ahead of its theatrical release, Joker — DC’s stand-alone spin-off that offers an alternate origin story for Batman’s most popular adversary — has unwittingly caused fear and anxiety, with some worried the film, centered on an unhinged loner (played by Joaquin Phoenix), would inspire violence. In New York City, undercover police were even ordered to […]

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Incel Shitposts Are Making People Nervous About the Joker Premiere

The long-awaited Joker movie hits theaters Friday — but in the last few weeks, hysteria surrounding its release reached fever pitch amid rumors that incels were plotting violence at screenings. “Incel,” which stands for “involuntarily celibate,” is an online cult made up of angry, young men that’s been linked to several mass killings in recent […]

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Marc Maron Thinks We’re Having The Wrong Conversations About ‘Joker’

Joker is the “perfect movie for 2019,” which explains why we can’t stop arguing about it. The conversations surrounding the comic book adaptation — which, at its core, is about a bad stand-up comedian who dresses up as a clown — have turned ugly and potentially violent. It’s almost enough to make you want to […]

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The Only Thing Wrong With ‘Joker’ Is That It’s About The Joker

Joker probably isn’t going to inspire any mass shooters, but Todd Phillips’ latest movie has managed to create a protagonist that we react to in the same way. What made the Joker this way? Was it mental illness? Was it bullying? Was it lack of proper mental health funding? Was it easy access to dangerous […]

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‘The Daily Show’ Does The Unthinkable By Imagining A World Where Al Roker Is The Joker

Joaquin Phoenix might be diverting from the Joker controversies with uncomfortable interviews that likely revolve around a fake clip, there’s another means of distraction out there from The Daily Show. This clip might not necessarily be enjoyable to witness, but at least it’s not nefarious (we hope) and won’t leave you feeling “gross and numb,” […]

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‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips Said He Quit Making Comedies Because Of ‘Woke Culture’

Joker, the gritty stand-alone Batman spin-off due in theaters Friday, has earned acclaim — including the top award at a prestigious film festival — as well as condemnation, with some, including the families of Aurora massacre victims, fearing its depiction of an unhinged, Travis Bickle-esque loner may lead to violence. And through it all, its […]

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The New ‘Birds Of Prey’ Posters Are A Fun Antidote To The ‘Joker’ Controversies

An actual headline about Joker, which comes out this Friday: “Joker spurs security precautions from the U.S. Army and police.” Another: “Select theaters ban face masks and costumes amid Joker screening security concerns.” Escapism, Joker is not, unlike another a movie based on a DC Comics character. Whereas the Clown Prince of Crime’s solo movie […]

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‘Joker’ Had A Noticeably Quiet Hollywood Premiere With Plenty Of Security

Joker doesn’t hit theaters until Friday, but in the last week there’s been very public fear that DC’s latest movie — a stand-alone spin-off that offers an original origin story for Batman’s most popular villain — might inspire real-life violence, perhaps even at theaters that show it. In the wake of this controversy, which has […]

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‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips Blames The ‘Far Left’ Over The ‘Outrage’ Surrounding The Movie

Joker is expected to bring $82 million during its opening weekend, which would break the October record set by Venom, a masterpiece. The Todd Phillips-directed film is also projected to set the all-time mark for the Comic Book Movie With the Most Stages of Backlash. There was the initial backlash over the mere idea of […]

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