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Gary Glitter Didn’t Make Any Money From Joker, But a Record Label Did

Joker, a boring movie we’ve spent entirely too much time talking about at this point, has rightfully come under fire for prominently featuring “Rock n’ Roll Part 2,” a song performed by known paedophile Gary Glitter. Read More >>

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We Discuss Todd Phillips’ Polarising Joker, a Movie With Little to Say

What do you get when a multi-million dollar corporation decides to capitalise on one of its most popular characters by centring them in a movie that taps into conversations about white domestic terrorism in the United States, incels, and the ways in which folks with mental illnesses are often abandoned by society? You get films like Todd Phillips’ Joker, apparently. Read More >>

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Joaquin Phoenix Seems Open-Minded About a Joker Sequel

Joaquin Phoenix has never done a sequel. And though his latest movie, Joker, is set in an expansive comic book world, the idea of a second film always seemed unlikely. That just wasn’t the way it was constructedJoker is a character piece. A provocative, standalone ode to ‘70s cinema. But then this weekend happened. Read More >>

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Joker Has Menaced Its Way Into an October Box Office Record

The eminently controversial clown movie (what a thing to say) Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, has made its theatrical debut in a month not known for big openings or high budget extravaganzas. With that said, its opening weekend did exceedingly well. Read More >>

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Joker is Powerful, Confused and Provocative, Just Like the Character

If Joker wasn’t called 'Joker' you’d never know it was a DC movie. Though there are characters with the last name 'Wayne' and it takes place in a city called 'Gotham', there’s little else that distinguishes Todd Phillips’ latest film as a comic book movie. It’s a solid, well-made film that, ultimately, has a bit of an identity crisis. Read More >>

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Warner Bros. Thinks a ‘Lot Has Been Said’ About Joker, So It’s Cancelling Premiere Interviews

While the larger conversation around Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker film continues to intensify as people reflect on how the story’s depiction of a white domestic terrorist fits into the cultural landscape, Warner Bros. is attempting to take back some control of the narrative by barring print and broadcast press access to the red carpet of the Hollywood premiere where interviews were to be conducted. Read More >>

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Joaquin Phoenix Couldn’t Answer the Most Obvious Question About Joker’s Subject Matter

Because Todd Phillips’ Joker tells the relatively grounded story of a disaffected white man who goes on a terroristic rampage because he feels as if he’s been dealt a bad hand in life, there’s been an ongoing discussion about whether the movie has the potential to inspire certain viewers to model themselves (idealistically) after the titular villain. Read More >>

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In the New Joker Trailer, a Broken Man Becomes Batman’s Greatest Foe

We’ve already had a few glimpses of Todd Phillips’ take on how a man like the Joker could come to existence, even in the already sordid world of Gotham City. But this latest look dives even further into the haunting downfall of Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck. Read More >>

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Joker’s Todd Phillips Says Not to Expect ‘Anything’ From the Comics

Well, if you want to nitpick – and what comic book fan doesn’t love a nitpick? – it obviously lifts some elements, but apparently, you’re going to want to go into Joker expecting anything but a straight adaptation of the likes of The Killing Joke. Read More >>

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A New Clown Prince Rises in the First Teaser for Joker

Get ready to say hello to an all-new incarnation of Batman’s most infamous foe. Read More >>

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We Just Got Our First Look at Footage of Joaquin Phoenix in DC’s Joker

The trailer officially drops soon, but CinemaCon 2019 audiences at the Warner Bros. presentation in Las Vegas just got a first look at footage from Todd Philips’ Joker. Gizmodo is there, and here’s what we saw: Read More >>

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All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2019

Last year was one of the biggest years ever at the box office, and 2019 looks like it could easily beat that record. Why? Well, you’ll see... Read More >>

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Joker Can’t Help Itself, Casts Young Bruce Wayne

Todd Phillips’ Joker movie may be focused on the origin of the Clown Prince of Gotham, but it’s gonna touch on the Dark Knight too. Because of course it is. Read More >>