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Why ‘Joker’ Will Be The Best Movie You See This Year

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DC Films is asking you to “put on a happy face” with its upcoming film, Joker. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film is focusing on the Joker’s twisted backstory. Maybe he wasn’t born evil. Perhaps society turned him into the villain. Nevertheless, Joker is one movie you won’t want to miss in 2019.

Focusing On The Joker

Batman may be the star of other DC Films, but Joker isn’t about Batman, hence the title. While we will see Bruce Wayne, as a child, the film is about the Joker and the world that made him. He’s the rightful protagonist of his own movie, and to many fans, it’s about time we learn more about the villain.

Batman movies aren’t usually described as “psychological thrillers” but that’s what Joker is: a psychological thriller and character study of Gotham City’s villain. What happened to the Joker during his youth? Was he betrayed? If so, by whom? What’s going on beneath the surface?

Joaquin Phoenix’s Incredible Performance

Joaquin Phoenix is one of the most seasoned and talented actors in the industry. Yes, he has big shoes to fill (Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson, for example), but if there’s anyone who’s capable of bringing a new dimension to the Joker, it’s Phoenix.

The actor has won a Golden Globe Award (for Walk the Line) and has been nominated for three Academy Awards. He can play any role and he does so with a creative vision, passion, and drive unlike anyone else. We know Phoenix will perform well as the Joker, but we might be surprised with his unique interpretive choices. They won’t disappoint.

Watch The Trailer

In April 2019, the first full-length trailer was released for fans. The gritty, enigmatic trailer has everyone’s imaginations running wild. Why is the Joker walking down Arkham Asylum’s antiseptic hallways, clutching a bouquet? How does the Wayne family play a role in the movie? Are we supposed to feel sorry for the Joker?

The answer is yes. You should feel sorry for the Joker. With most villain-focused films, we learn villains have another side to their character. They’re not “bad” people at birth. Instead, society turns them into villains. Be sure to watch the Joker’s unique story, released in theaters on October 4, 2019.

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What’s Going To Happen In ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’?

In April 2019, Lucasfilm debuted the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were provided with a sneak peek of the new installment. But it didn’t take long for them to think of their own theories about what to expect. So Many Questions Fans aren’t really prepared...

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When Real-Life Plays A Part In TV Plotlines

Not every show has its plot lined out from the moment the pilot airs, and still, sometimes real-life can get in the way. Even the best laid plans can go awry, and sometimes plotlines are created entirely to accommodate an actor’s unexpected personal issue. From pregnancies to off-set injuries (and of course plenty of on-set injuries), writers are reworking scripts so that you’d never know something else was happening behind the scenes. Think you know why an actor exited a show? We’ll bet you didn’t even realize that some major show plots happened out of serendipity. Read on to find out how in some cases, the truth really is stranger than fiction.

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Why We Haven’t Seen Paris Hilton Lately

Remember the woman who made "That's hot" a household phrase? Paris Hilton has been in the spotlight for more years than we can count, but we haven't been seeing her on screens lately. That's because the famous celebutante has had her hands full with her successful perfume line, her series of award-winning novels, and her new career as a DJ....

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