"Joker" - Put On A Happy Face

Posted: 06 Jul 2019 04:54 PM PDT

Sneak Peek DC Comics, live action, 'subversive clown crime thriller', "Joker", starring Joaquin Phoenix, written and directed by Todd Philips, opening October 2019:

"...living in 'Gotham', 'Arthur Fleck' (Phoenix) is a 'nobody' who works as a clown through a talent booking agency. A social worker keeps an eye on him because of his serious mental health issues, including an uncontrollable habit of laughing whenever he's nervous. 

"Fleck also looks after his deranged mother, a former housekeeper for 'Thomas Wayne' who is running to become Mayor of Gotham City and ignores all correspondence from Fleck's mother.

"Losing his job, a rattled Fleck is mocked on the subway, by three Wall Street brokers he catches harassing a young woman. 

"Fleck kills the men and he gets away...

"...with the murders inspiring a 'Resist' the wealthy movement. 

"A desperate Arthur then tries stand-up at a comedy club, with footage from his lousy performance finding its way to the 'Live With Murray Franklin' show, hosted by the obnoxious 'Franklin' (Robert De Niro). 

"While cops investigate the subway murders, Fleck finds his mother's letters to Wayne that say he is the illegitimate son of  Wayne and the half-brother of 'Bruce Wayne' aka the future 'Batman'. Arthur later learns he's not Wayne's son after all and starts to murder the people who wronged him.

"Appearing on on the 'Franklin' talk show as 'Joker', Arthur kills De Niro's character on air, then looks into the camera to encourage Gotham's citizens to rise up. 

"During an ensuing riot in the streets, both Thomas and 'Martha Wayne', are gunned down in a nearby alley, with young Bruce watching helplessly.

"The police chase Arthur through the streets, and finally catch up with him...

"...after he's hit by a car.

"But he survives...

"....and is taken to Arkham Asylum to plot more mayhem..."

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Cobie Smulders: "Stumptown"

Posted: 06 Jul 2019 03:08 PM PDT

Take a look at new footage of actress Cobie Smulders (aka 'Maria Hill' in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe') as 'Dex Parios', an army veteran who becomes a private investigator, in a live-action adaptation of the Oni Press comic book series "Stumptown", premiering September 25, 2019 on ABC:

"'Dex' (Smulders) is the proprietor of 'Stumptown Investigations', and a fairly talented 'P.I.' ...

"Unfortunately, she's less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. 

"Her recent streak has left her beyond broke—she's into the 'Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast' for 18 large. But maybe her luck is about to change. 

"'Sue-Lynne', head of the Wind Coast's casino operation, will clear Dex' debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne's missing grand daughter 'Charlotte Suppa'. 

"But is this job Dex' way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper? ...

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"Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans"

Posted: 06 Jul 2019 02:32 PM PDT

"Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans" is a new live-action comedy feature adapting the "Horrible Histories" stories by author Terry Deary, in a co-production between Altitude Film Entertainment, BBC Films and Citrus Films, opening July 26, 2019:

"...'Atti', a 'Roman' teenager with brains but no muscle, is always coming up with schemes, but one of these upsets 'Emperor Nero'. For his punishment, he is sent to cold wet Britain on the fringe of the 'Roman Empire'..."

Cast includes Sebastian Croft as 'Atti', Emilia Jones as 'Orla', Nick Frost as 'Arghus', Craig Roberts as 'Emperor Nero', Kim Cattrall as 'Agrippina', Kate Nash as 'Boudicca', Rupert Graves as 'Governer General Paulinus', Alex Macqueen as 'Sycophantus' and Derek Jacobi, reprising his role as 'Claudius', from the 1976 TV series, "I, Claudius".

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"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Collision Course" (Part II)

Posted: 06 Jul 2019 02:39 PM PDT

The new Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" episode "Collision Course" (Part II), directed by Sarah Boyd, airs July 12, 2019 on ABC:

"...in 'Collision Course' (Part II), there's no time for the team to play catch-up...

"There's a planet to save..."

Cast includes Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward. 

Episode guest stars include Karolina Wydra, Winston James Francis, Brooke Williams, Matt O'Leary, Maximilian Osinski and Briana Venskus.

"...in 'Collision Course' Part I, that aired July 5, 2019 on ABC, to face the 'Galaxy-Hopping Hate-Beast That Eats Planets'...

"...the team on Earth asks for help in all the wrong places. 

"While back on the 'Lazy Comet', something weird is going on with the crew of 'Izel' and it's not just the 'puffies'..."

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