Movie Review: JOKER

JOKER movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Sharon Washington Writers: Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, based on characters from DC Comics Director: Todd Phillips Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 4, 2019 Seldom has it been so hard to figure out a letter grade for a movie review. JOKER doesn’t precisely defy normal measures of quality, but its ambiguities are simultaneously intriguing and frustrating. Despite rumors to the contrary, JOKER is set squarely within the Batman universe, even if this is a Gotham City grimier […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT poster | ©2018 Amazon Studios

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black Writer: Gus Van Sant, story by John Callahan and Gus Van Sant & Jack Gibson & William Andrew Eatman, based on John Callahan’s book Director: Gus Van Sant Distributor: Amazon Studios Theatrical Release Date: July 13, 2018  DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT is filmmaker Gus Van Sant’s biopic about the late cartoonist John Callahan (1951-2010), played here by Joaquin Phoenix. “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is the caption of one of Callahan’s most famous pieces, which shows a posse out in a desert […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

INHERENT VICE movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Joanna Newsom, Eric Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Martin Donovan, Sasha Pieterse, Hong Chau, Jordan Christian Hearn, Jeannie Berlin Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: December 12, 2014 Although novelist Thomas Pynchon is a legendary American writer who has so far brought forth eight novels and numerous short stories (in addition to a lot of technical writing), INHERENT VICE is the first of his works to make it to […]Read On »

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I, FRANKENSTEIN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

I FRANKENSTIEN | © 2014 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: I, FRANKENSTEIN – Some major blockbusters are not meant to be anything more than just a popcorn flick where you sit and see what they present to you and whether it is good or bad, it is at least enjoyable. I, FRANKENSTEIN is definitely one of these […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the HER Los Angeles Premiere

Joaquin Phoenix at the Los Angeles Premiere of HER | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles premiere of HER on December 12th at The Directors Guild of America. It was a small premiere with the stars and a few guests. Half of the photographers were outside and the rest of us inside, and since it was such a cold night I was happy to be inside the lobby. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde (who is pregnant), Matt Letscher, and Director Spike Jonze. Joining the stars of HER were guests, which included: Flea, Simon Helberg, Dawn […]Read On »

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THE MASTER Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE MASTER | (c) 2013 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: THE MASTER – Navigating somewhere between being an art house flick and a straight drama, THE MASTER is one hell of an odd duck. A mishmash of ideas, images, strange scenes that literally have nothing to do with anything and mind f*** notions about the afterlife. THE […]Read On »

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