Joker 2019

I wasn’t sold on yet ANOTHER movie centering on this Batman villain, but I admit the final trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has me intrigued.

This trailer, released before the October 4, 2019 theater debut of the film, emphasizes the beauty in darkness of Arthur Fleck (Joker) in a world where darkness and tragedy can eat a person alive.

He’s shown as a man down on his luck, trying to find some joy in a society that hurts and abuses anything innocent, but the trailer also hints at him relishing in his descent into madness. He’s empowered by the evil and the chaos, and it appears we will be made to witness this.

I confess that I’m one of the people who wondered if we needed yet another movie featuring the Joker character. Don’t get me wrong, I like the character overall, especially when he’s juxtaposed against the Batman. What I’ve never cared for is the too-often push to make him some sort of relatable person.

Joker is a murderer, and usually he has little rhyme or reason as to why he does it. Like real life killers Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the like, I don’t think it makes sense to make heinous villains “relatable.” It can borderline glamorize that kind of psyche.

I may love Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger in their films, but make no mistake I cheer for the final girls. The final girl (if not made obnoxious of course) is where the sympathy should be, even if we are intrigued by the monsters.

My hope for Joker is that the telling of his transformation into the villain we know is an intriguing one where we can understand his motivations, but not be forced to somehow justify them.

The trailer places the character in a less cartoon like environment, giving a more gritty reality feel to the aesthetic.

I’m here for it.

I’m also here for the showcasing of Black women in this movie, while at the same time dreading what might befall Zazie Beetz’s character as Arthur’s love interest…

Either way, I’m sure this film will be one of the most talked about after it premieres.

Check out the final trailer here. What are your thoughts?:


Things are about to get twisted– CLOWN style! Tornadoes aren’t just for sharks anymore, because Clownado is coming to theaters soon.

You know how an idea is just so ridiculous that it may actually also be awesome? I’m getting those vibes with this one.

Film director Todd Sheets (Bonehill Road) has a new horror film, featuring genre icons Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead) and Eileen Deitz (The Exorcist), coming to VOD September 3 and DVD September 17 from Wild Eye Releasing.

The synopsis for the film is a follows: Cursed demonic circus clowns set out on a vengeful massacre using tornadoes. A stripper, Elvis impersonator, truck driver, teen runaway, and a dude get caught in the supernatural battle between femme fatal and the boss clown from hell.

Check out the final trailer, photos from the film, and the official poster below. Are you excited about Clownado? Check back here soon for my review of the movie! :

Clownado trailer

Official stills from Clownado

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

The final trailer has arrived for the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and it looks EPIC.

If you haven’t watched the original Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal you TOTALLY should, because it is amazing. Some may say it looks dated, but Henson was able to achieve with the use of puppetry during the early 80s what some CGI heavy films of today could only dream of.

That’s why it’s nice to see in the final trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance that the masterful use of puppetry is still alive and well.

For those tired of reboots and remakes, fear not! Age of Resistance is actually a prequel. The synopsis for the series is as follows:

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.

The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

Our favorite villains, The Skeksis, are at it again (or in this case for the first time since this is before the events of the first movie) as there is a battle for the future of Thra.

There’s a lot of characters in this installment, but don’t worry about it being too crowded to focus on them all. Age of Resistance is a series that will have 10 episodes at one hour each to explore all the inner and outer workings of this fantasy land.

The series has a star studded cast that includes Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman), Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones).

Executive produced by Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, and Halle Stanford, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres on Netflix August 30, 2019. You can catch it here:

Are you excited for the next installed of The Dark Crystal universe?