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Joker Has Some Hidden Details

Joker Has Some Hidden Details

Joker Has Some Hidden Details

Joker Has Some Hidden Details

Joker is one of those films that, even though we saw it coming, still shook the movie world and the world at large by storm. This film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips was a crossover phenomenon. It was the anti-superhero movie about a character that is totally unredeemable. However, that didn’t stop viewers from embracing Joaquin Phoenix‘s turn as Arthur Fleck, the man who would eventually become the Joker. So dense was this movie, so layered was it with themes and ideas about society, mental illness, and how we treat people that are different, that it often doesn’t play like a film in the DC canon...

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Venom 2 Aims for R-Rating

Venom 2 Aims for R-Rating

We’ve got some juicy bits of info regarding Venom 2. First up, we have word that Stephen Graham, who most recently starred in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman, has been added to the growing cast. We also are hearing from one of the movie’s producers that, largely thanks to the success Joker has enjoyed over the past few months, an R-rating isn’t off the table for the sequel.

As for the casting, according to several reports, Stephen Graham has joined the cast in a currently undisclosed role. Graham’s previous credits include HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Snatch, Gangs of New York and, more recently, the Elton John biopic Rocketman. The cast also includes returning stars Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, as well as Woody Harrelson, who appeared briefly in a pos...

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The Irishman

The Irishman

The Irishman

This article contains major The Irishman spoilers. You can read a spoiler-free review here.

The Irishman closes on a provocative shot. After a lifetime of living in the shadows, Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran is desperate for the light outside his door, and the community he hopes it invites in. Yet once his priest walks through it, leaving for holidays that will once again pass unmarked for the man who paints houses, Frank knows there is no one on the other side. Neither of his daughters want anything to do with him, and the world he’s built has forgotten him. It is a loaded moment that encapsulates a lifetime of regret, as well as all the thematic threads coursing through Martin Scorsese’s potentially final crime epic.

What Scorsese’s ending is about is clear: the pun...

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