Todd Phillips Breaks Into Best Director Race, Reacts to Four ‘Joker’ Golden Globe Noms

Nearly every awards prognosticator predicted Joaquin Phoenix would land a Golden Globe nomination this morning for “Joker.” After all, Phoenix has been an Oscar favorite for Best Actor since “Joker” debuted at the Venice Film Festival in August. But the Golden Globes’ love for “Joker” hardly stopped at Phoenix. In addition to Phoenix’s Best Actor nomination, “Joker” has also landed […]

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'Joker' Sequel in the Works, With Todd Phillips Also Planning Yet Another DC Character Origin Movie

Joker is a huge hit, probably headed towards several Oscar nominations, and just became the first R-rated movie to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s the kind of attention studios thrive on, and want more of. And sure enough, after weeks of speculation, it looks like a Joker sequel is officially happening. Director Todd Phillips pitched Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman […]

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Joaquin Phoenix: Onscreen Gun Violence in ‘Joker’ Made Me Uncomfortable

The actor playing Arthur Fleck in the Todd Phillips-directed thriller makes the confession just months after walking out of an interview when asked if he is concerned the film may ‘inspire’ violence. AceShowbiz –Joaquin Phoenix has admitted he feels “uncomfortable” with the levels of gun violence in his hit movie, “Joker“. The star hit headlines back in September when he […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 537 – Joker (GUEST: Bob Chipman from Escapist Magazine) – /Film

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Bob Chipman (aka MovieBob), film critic from escapistmagazine.com, moviebobcentral.com, and creator of The Big Picture, to review Joker. Find out whether the latest movie by director Todd Phillips starring Joaquin Phoenix helped them put on a happy face. Read MovieBob’s review of Joker here. Read New Yorker’s Richard Brody review of Joker here. Watch David’s Youtube video on how filmmakers […]

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‘Joker’ To Laugh Up $155M+ Opening Around The World – Box Office Preview

After its bold and triumphant premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion winner Joker goes out in most overseas markets Wednesday with previews starting stateside at 4 p.m. Thursday. All in, Todd Phillips’ R-rated origins take on Batman’s chief villain is set to post a global debut of $155M, which would be the second-best for October behind last year’s Venom ($207.4M). […]

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‘Joker’ backlash: Aurora shooting victims’ families express concerns to Warner Bros.

Relatives of people killed in the 2012 shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a Batman movie sent a letter to Warner Bros. expressing unease about “Joker,” an upcoming film that has divided critics with its lurid, violent take on the comic book villain. “When we learned that Warner Bros. was releasing a movie … that presents the character as a […]

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‘Joker’ Set in the Past Because Todd Phillips Wants Nothing to Do With the DCEU

One of the biggest decisions director Todd Phillips and screenwriter Scott Silver made for their revisionist comic book drama “Joker” is to have it be a period piece. The movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix as an unstable stand-up comedian who becomes the notorious Batman villain, takes place in Gotham City around the late 1970s, early 1980s (early reports said 1981, although […]

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Don’t Believe the TIFF Hype: ‘Hustlers’ Is More Globes than Oscars, ‘A Hidden Life’ Is Fox Searchlight’s Gem

The Toronto International Film Festival’s welcoming audiences and traffic-chasing media can deliver a mighty headwind for movies hoping to gain momentum in the Oscar race. But not everybody gets that push. And the reality does not always match the clickbait headlines. Yes, festival fave “Hustlers” rode a tsunami of press. After all, Jennifer Lopez is an established global star who […]

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