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    Joker

    I am not really a fan of Todd Phillips (best known for The Hangover trilogy), so I wasn't really checkimg for this film.

    Plus, how is anybody ever really going to top Heath Lender's Joker?

    Yet I do respect Joaquin Phoenix's thespian skills.

    At any rate, I have seen 2 trailers for this film now and I must say that it looks promising...

    Trailer #1
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    Trailer #2
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Saw a review this morning that included the line

    "Joaquin Phoenix probably a shoo-in for the Oscar for most acting in a lead role"
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    The film is already sparking controversy after a few festival screenings.

    Here is to hoping it doesn't get shelved like the recent film The Hunt did...

    https://newrepublic.com/article/154928/joker-just-movie
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    Am I the only one who sees a little Bill Murray in there?
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Am I the only one who sees a little Bill Murray in there.
    Not seeing the connection.

    I was feeling more Rupert Pupkin-meets-Travis Bickle (and there is even a DeNiro cameo to hammer home that idea) or Andy Kaufman...
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    I'm stoked for this one, though I'll be surprised if it holds a candle to Nolan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Rupert Pupkin
    Oh yeah, the King of Comedy homage, I mean, rip-off, I mean influence permeates this thing; with a little bit of Killing Joke and a lot a bit of Azzarello's OGN.

    Can The Joker be interesting without Batman? I really doubt it. Regardless, I have little interest in these gritty, bleak, pseudo-mature comic stories.
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    Having been a critic myself, I tend to take what most critics write with a grain of salt. I mean the average critic loves them some hyperbole beyond belief.

    Right now The Joker buzz is whirling with a frenzy.

    https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com...t29ZhjZ38kPqV8
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    I've been binging American Horror Story: Apocalypse this week.

    My takeaway: Kathy Bates would have made a terrific Joker.

    Dye her hair green, apply a little grease paint, and a wicked and twisted lipstick smile and she'd be good to go!

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    Last edited by dookey67; 10-01-2019 at 02:58 PM.
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