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Joaquin Phoenix to Play JOKER In Todd Phillips Origin Story

Variety is reporting that the Oscar-nominated thespian Joaquin Phoenix was in talks and has now agreed to play the iconic DC villain, the Joker, according to sources. The movie would be written and directed by Todd Phillips , and would focus on an explanation of how the Joker became a villain. As we have previously reported, the movie is set to be a gritty crime drama more than a comic book movie, and veteran actors like Leonardo DiCaprio have been considered for the role. Joaquin Phoenix himself has been in talks to do comic book movie villains before, including Lex...

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Marvel Studio Kicks Off MCU 10-Year Anniversary Celebration With Star-Studded Class Photo

Ten years ago, when Robert Downey Jr. made his big comeback with the extremely popular Iron Man, the story was really about Downey’s struggles and how well he was doing. Since then, it seems, the studio behind that movie, Marvel Studios, has done everything right. Over a dozen successful films later, and counting, and growing, the MCU as fans know it continues to do extremely well, and it shows no signs of abating. And, with their partnership with Disney, you can count on it lasting. So it is that the celebration of their 10-year anniversary kicked off with the...

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FILM REVIEW: FIFTY SHADES FREED Is Painful, Sadistic Conclusion to Popular Trilogy

Normally, describing a movie as better than its predecessor would be welcome praise. But when that movie is Fifty Shades Freed, the conclusion of a trilogy that included one of the worst films I have ever seen, it is more like a backhanded compliment. For although the third entry in the series is not always painfully bad, it is bad, and nothing will rescue you from its bondage. To describe the plot of Fifty Shades Freed is an exercise in sadomasochism. There is the obnoxiously soft-spoken Anastasia (or Ana, played with absolutely no talent by Dakota Johnson), and the...

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Checkout the Second Trailer for Netflix’s JESSICA JONES

It’s Jessica Jones time folks, as Netflix prepares to release the second season of the highly-anticipated series on March 8, 2018, it has also dropped the second trailer. Here is what Netflix has to say about the show: “New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why. Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an incredible...

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New Trailer for Melissa McCarthy Comedy LIFE OF THE PARTY Is Out!

Melissa McCarthy fans rejoice, as the comedic actress is back with another offering this year (they are on a schedule now it seems), the back-to-school comedy Life of the Party. In the clip just released by Warner, about 100 seconds long, we can see McCarthy doing her usual physical slapstick stuff, until she decides to go back to college (with her college-aged daughter) and hilarity, obviously, ensues. It seems like college and bad/mom style comedies are all the rage now, but we will see what the Oscar-nominated comedian does with it. Life of the Party is scheduled for a...

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