I dare you to anticipate Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips's JOKER (now with something that may or may not be a SPOILER)

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very rude to stick Zazie Beetz and Bill Camp in this

Simon H., Wednesday, 3 April 2019 13:27 (five months ago) link

just... why

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 13:30 (five months ago) link

It's like portraying Hamlet, every actor gets a turn eventually regardless of whether anyone asked for it or not.

all i want from this movie is that the first thing joaquin does after suffering his catastrophic breakdown is put on the makeup and go straight into a full-scale busby berkeley number where he and hundreds of dancers stage an elaborate performanec for the entire running time of the steve miller band's 'the joker'

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:10 (five months ago) link

I came upon a subway train surrounded by Jokers during the shoot

didn't get cast as an extra alas

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:18 (five months ago) link

The most intensely challenging, daunting role that any actor can play is that of the clown who fights Batman.

— 𝕿𝖗𝖔𝖚𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕰𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖞 𝕯𝖆𝖞 (@NickPinkerton) January 22, 2016

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:22 (five months ago) link

I came upon a subway train

tmi

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:22 (five months ago) link

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a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:25 (five months ago) link

tbf it would seem to nix your chance at being cast

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:27 (five months ago) link

c/d: making bad jokes in a movie about a sad clown

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

I’m perversely interested in this, as a fan of movies about Joaquin Phoenix’s gorgeous catastrophe of a face

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:30 (five months ago) link

yeah the weird thing is that i'd totally be down to watch a taxi driver-inspired movie about joaquin phoenix descending into madness but... does it have to be about the joker ffs

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:34 (five months ago) link

a taxi driver-inspired movie about joaquin phoenix descending into madness

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7151VW52LPL._SL1500_.jpg

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:36 (five months ago) link

exactly!

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:37 (five months ago) link

ive no problem with this

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:47 (five months ago) link

should poll which is gonna score higher on RT: JOKER or IMPRACTICAL JOKERS

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:51 (five months ago) link

This at least has a chance of being good. Nothing about the trailer struck me as being obviously terrible.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 15:09 (five months ago) link

Not gonna lie, this looks interesting.

Now where’s my gritty Crazy-Quilt biopic?

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 15:11 (five months ago) link

was ready to snark but I'm kind... of liking the look of this? (<3 Joaquin, what a weirdo)

Roz, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 15:14 (five months ago) link

This one's gonna be completely carried by Phoenix, amirite? Taking bets. Because that director...yikes.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:39 (five months ago) link

ive no problem with this

― fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:47 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

gbx, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:45 (five months ago) link

From my perspective, as a guy who hates superhero movies, I think this was made for guys like me to say "as a guy who hates superhero movies, this doesn't look bad..."

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:48 (five months ago) link

Nothing about the trailer struck me as being obviously terrible.

The digital coloring was nauseating but that problem is certainly not limited to this movie

rob, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:48 (five months ago) link

what I like about that trailer is that it seems really off-putting and downbeat, and not necessarily in the usual crowd-pleasing twisty ways that genre films have been either of those things.

omar little, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:55 (five months ago) link

irredeemable schmuck becomes violent clown

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:20 (five months ago) link

Looks identical to the Suicide Squad trailer, but maybe that's just how these things are marketed.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:27 (five months ago) link

From my perspective, as a guy who hates superhero movies, I think this was made for guys like me to say "as a guy who hates superhero movies, this doesn't look bad..."

The last Superman kind of did the same thing - based on the first two thirds of the trailer, it could have been a Terrence Malick ripoff.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:32 (five months ago) link

Wow, October, how will we make it?

Todd Phillips sucks.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:39 (five months ago) link

This at least has a chance of being good. Nothing about the trailer struck me as being obviously terrible.

Huh. I thought this entire thing looked really, really dumb.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:44 (five months ago) link

Why has the Joker character taken on this Incel/burgeoning serial killer antihero thing lately? Fuckin sick of seeing joker memes all over the place with that 'when nice guys lose their patience the devil shivers' crap on them.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:47 (five months ago) link

Probably because people have either actively forgotten that The Joker is the personification of chaos with no actual code of ethics or reason, or because people are actively, willingly embracing evil in an attempt to make themselves feel powerful and in control.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:50 (five months ago) link

Between Todd Phillips as director and Joaquin Phoenix in the lead, there's at least a chance we'll get to see the Joker take a shit on the ground and throw it at people.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:53 (five months ago) link

Dan - thats a depressingly good point.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:55 (five months ago) link

For reasons I can't quite pin down, the vibe of the trailer felt very

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLWKQ0eU2E4

I watched the trailer with the sound off, and I'm sure it added value.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:56 (five months ago) link

I really hope that the trailer accurately reflects what will be in this movie and that there aren't a ton of effects shots and fights against batman that aren't ready yet or something

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:59 (five months ago) link

xp trayce probably, there were some words in v.o. and they didn't seem to mean anything

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:00 (five months ago) link

gang weed has flipped joker memes into weird meta-memes so completely at this point that they're inscrutable tho

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:11 (five months ago) link

(many xps to the joker memes convo)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:11 (five months ago) link

gang weed? is that some kind of shitposting thingy. /old

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:17 (five months ago) link

very much so

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:24 (five months ago) link

Kind of a weird revival of Godspell, but ok.

pplains, Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:29 (five months ago) link

Kinda hoping Phoenix's character is driven to madness by watching Eddie Murphy's Delirious on tv and realizing all he knows are vaudeville jokes

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:06 (five months ago) link

so why exactly is DC making movies outside the DC Extended universe featuring characters that are in its extended universe.

are they going to see how it does and then decide whether to fire Leto as the Joker in the actual EU? cos I think that's a decision that can already be made.

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Thursday, 4 April 2019 03:13 (five months ago) link

I came upon a subway train surrounded by Jokers during the shoot

Expecting Leto Nicholson Gorshin cameos at the end of this

... (Eazy), Thursday, 4 April 2019 03:40 (five months ago) link

Why does DC have a popular Flash TV show and then make a Justice League movie featuring someone completely different as the Flash, why does DC make 80% of the decisions it makes? My unsubstantiated guess is 'rampant late-stage syphilis' but who can say, really.

Most of their decisions can be attributed to the fundamental po’ faced absurdity DC specializes in.

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 4 April 2019 05:22 (five months ago) link

first half hour, joaquin phoenix is john ochre, a frustrated borderline case trying to get a career off the ground as a makeup artist

as he suffers rejection after rejection at his department store stand, he gradually applies more and more greasepaint to stand out more from the other sellers (highlight of this act, a melancholy "my time of day" type musical number as he waltzes from one area of the store to the next after closing time with a mannequin who will be heavily featured in planned sequels)

second hour, heavily improvised joaquin discussion piece about idk patch-testing, the importance of a proper cleansing routine and moisturiser with the correct spf for you, nightmarish late-night tv shop footage aesthetic as the desperation pf our hero-anti-hero grows, act to close with a violent sequence of our hero horribly mauled in black friday crowds of dorises and mabels

third act is a metamorphosis reveal, our jochre, scarred inside and out by LATE CAPITALISM nurses a deep hatred of otherwsise nice old ladies who ignore queueing etiquette and hatches plans to blow up a bingo hall

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:42 (one week ago) link

Joaquin Phoenix as the failed mime who bungles his chance to perform a 75 hour-long performance piece, The Joker, at PS1. As the movie ends he's sitting on a rock in Central Park with his hand in his pants swigging from a paper bag while the theme from Arthur plays in the background.

Françoise, Laurel, and Hardy (K. Rrosé), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:56 (one week ago) link

an empty paper bag, that drifts away as we follow it into the night sky......until it takes the shape of

a joke

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:59 (one week ago) link

can't wait for the climactic scene where Phoenix stares into the camera and says "Joker? I hardly even know 'er! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:00 (one week ago) link

can't wait for the other climactic scene when we finally discover what "the pompatus of love" means

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:02 (one week ago) link

its a wiener iirc

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:06 (one week ago) link

There's an embargo in effect, but I hear this is about a guy that snaps and goes on a spree of knocking on doors then running away.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:09 (one week ago) link

disgusting

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

can't wait for the climactic scene where Phoenix stares into the camera and says "Joker? I hardly even know 'er! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

― brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:00 (eleven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

idk i just can't see phoenix having the chops for this tbh

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

This is two hours on the nose which is too bad, if it were longer I would’ve had a reason to decide not to see it after all

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:22 (one week ago) link

Our hero (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is an obscure failed comedian who now hosts a podcast interviewing other comedians. As his resentment about his career grows, he becomes obsessed with getting cast in a rumored upcoming Joker film being made by Todd Phillips. When he discovers that famous Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix has gotten the role instead of him, he lures Joaquin (played by Marc Maron) to his home under the pretense of doing a podcast interview and murders him. Our hero shows up to the Joker film set on the first day of shooting in full costume and makeup as Joaquin-as-the-Joker, convinces everyone that he is Joaquin 'getting really Method' and makes the film, fooling everyone and delivering a genius performance that takes film acting to new heights of artistry. The film gets finished, goes to Venice and wins the Golden Lion. When our hero is onstage with Todd Phillips accepting the award, GG Allin and a crew of frat guys burst into the hall and kill everyone with flamethrowers.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:27 (one week ago) link

Mentored by a circus vet (Wallace Shawn)...

... (Eazy), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:32 (one week ago) link

My Dinner With The Joker — "But, Wally, don't you see that comfort can be dangerous? I mean, you like to be comfortable and I like to be comfortable too, but comfort can lull you into a dangerous tranquility!"

Françoise, Laurel, and Hardy (K. Rrosé), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:44 (one week ago) link

yes OEO, yes

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:50 (one week ago) link

Wait wait wait, can anyone confirm that when Joaquin is beaten in this movie he is beaten with a BAT? Because do u see? The seeds of animosity, they are planted.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:52 (one week ago) link

Is Jason Bateman in this? Because ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:54 (one week ago) link

His girlfriend Laura is beaten with a bat. Minutes later he sees a picture of her and Christopher Cross's "Think of Laura" plays

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:01 (one week ago) link

Then everyone in town is killed

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:02 (one week ago) link

Showdown in the Louisville Slugger museum.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:12 (one week ago) link

end credits: "Killing in the Name of" over a burning american flag

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:14 (one week ago) link

citizen kane but with bats intead of newspapers and jokes instead of silent resentments

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:18 (one week ago) link

Removing bookmark from this thread until I see this masterpiece

flappy bird, Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:28 (one week ago) link

You mean Batsterpiece

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:35 (one week ago) link

flappy bird leaves thread

flappy bat appears moments later, posts about bats, leaves with dramatic flourish

flappy bird enters thread all oh whattidi miss guys

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:37 (one week ago) link

lol this is getting a 70mm release

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 12 September 2019 23:08 (one week ago) link

I'm sure Joker fanboys are all gonna 70mm release in their seats

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 September 2019 23:09 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlCF7XJxlpE

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 23:13 (one week ago) link

^kind of how i envision "joker fans"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 23:16 (one week ago) link

they should screen it in 10cc

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 13 September 2019 01:28 (one week ago) link

Is it really such a crime
For a guy to spend his time
At the local dance at Arkham Asylum?

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 September 2019 01:56 (one week ago) link

Dorm room poster ass marathon. https://t.co/LSqhmRjLXa

— 🎃🍂Gourd Man Gets Paid🍂🎃 (@c0mmunicants) September 12, 2019

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:35 (one week ago) link

going to cringingly admit I had a clockwork orange poster my first semester of college

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:36 (one week ago) link

tick.jfa

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Friday, 13 September 2019 06:35 (one week ago) link

Such equivocation in the age of Trump is frankly moral cowardice, and I'd honestly have more respect for Joker if it were wholeheartedly the fascist daydream some are dreading. The guy who should've directed this is S. Craig Zahler.




very rude to stick Zazie Beetz and Bill Camp in this

― Simon H., Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:27 AM (five months ago)

although the offscreen nature of this relationship (most of Beetz's role has been obviously and unforgivably left on the cutting-room floor)

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 16 September 2019 04:57 (four days ago) link

lol i somehow didn't have a clockwork orange poster, I did have a t-shirt tho. Strange to say, I wasn't as keen on real life violent street gangs

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 16 September 2019 08:47 (four days ago) link

ME: "Welly well well, if it isn't the vonny bastard himself old billyboy and his droogs, prepare for a razdrazzing if any yarbles thou hast"

blank eyed guy in reebok classics: [chins me]

ME: [Crumples in to foetal position, whimpers]

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 16 September 2019 08:54 (four days ago) link

It's douchey connotations aside, the clockwork orange poster is some pretty A+ graphic design IMO

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Monday, 16 September 2019 11:27 (four days ago) link

lol Bananaman

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 16 September 2019 13:08 (four days ago) link

Edelstein's review has some mild spoilers but is good and thorough.

... (Eazy), Monday, 16 September 2019 13:11 (four days ago) link

hence the gimmick casting of De Niro, who doesn’t seem like a natural talk-show host

LOL, understatement of the year

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:07 (four days ago) link

It's douchey connotations aside, the clockwork orange poster is some pretty A+ graphic design IMO

― icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Monday, September 16, 2019 6:27 AM (two hours ago)

Oh, I wish I had that. It was some generic design with a still from the movie and some text below. Typical college poster sale junk

I wonder if such poster sales still exist -- a bunch of dodgy, probably unlicensed designs sold by a vendor on campus in the first couple weeks of classes, with the idea that all the product was meant purely for dorm room walls. I'm sure there's some greeeeeeat Joker posters.

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:11 (four days ago) link

i can assure you that they do

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:12 (four days ago) link

That Edelstein review hits all the right notes, imo.

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:20 (four days ago) link

I'd forgotten until just now that I def had a Taxi Driver poster up in my room at some point during my teen years, I'm kind of astonished in hindsight that my parents never considered it a red flag, but I feel like they probably never saw the movie so maybe they didn't know what it was

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:22 (four days ago) link

The only poster I definitely remember having on my dorm wall was the Pussy Galore one that I got with the "Right Now" album because I have always been one cool mothercuddler

a wagon to the curious (Noodle Vague), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:30 (four days ago) link

I think the problem with edgy teenage behavior in 2019 isn't that it exists -- it always has -- but that it's become the default tone in online interactions. When transgression becomes a norm, it loses all meaning. Teen angst about a world that doesn't understand you, that you need to challenge, only goes so far.

It's mostly a manifestation of insecurity and the realization you lack the skills to cope out in the world as an adult. It's not the world doing you wrong, it's the realization you have no idea how to deal with the world and idolizing antiheroes and outcasts is a coping mechanism.

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:31 (four days ago) link

lol NV, that reminds me of seeing Jon Spencer live a few weeks ago. he seemed paranoid that one of the posters over the merch table was going to fall down and was leaning over to affix roughly a dozen pieces of tape to make sure it stayed up

something about the boring insecurities of adulthood, posters, etc etc

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:33 (four days ago) link

Watching Arthur trudge up and down a long outdoor staircase evokes The Exorcist and its demon, Pazuzu, sometimes referred to as a clown called Captain Howdy.

Boy Howdy

Françoise, Laurel, and Hardy (K. Rrosé), Monday, 16 September 2019 14:52 (four days ago) link

Is there projectile vomiting in this movie? If I had to guess I would say: probably.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 September 2019 15:04 (four days ago) link

It's how the kids on the street communicate in 80s Gotham

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 September 2019 15:05 (four days ago) link


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