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Now In Theaters: “Joker” (10/4/2019)

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Back in August, we shared what amounted to be the Final Trailer for the new Warner Brothers Pictures film “Joker” and if you didn’t see that post and our editorial thoughts just click HERE to be up to speed about it. This Warner Brothers Pictures feature opens today in theaters everywhere and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. Let’s remind ourselves of the Theatrical Poster, some premise and the casting. I’ll even toss in an extra poster or two as I found some.

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The Premise: In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City, slowly rising to become a frightening legend.
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Warner Brothers Pictures: “Birds Of Prey” Official Trailer

Arriving just in time for the annual New York Comic Con comes the first trailer for “Birds Of Prey”; a film that bears the formal title of “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”. Whew that is a mouthful but don’t open too wide lest she put a stick of dynamite in there. Let’s watch the first trailer down below, enjoy some premise, casting and a teaser poster.

The Premise: Since the events of Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has left the Joker. Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime. When a young girl named Cassandra Cain comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord who goes by the name of Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to protect her.
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Warner Brothers: “Joker” Final Trailer (Opening 10/4/2019)

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When I first discussed the soon to be opening film “Joker” here on PiercingMetal’s Pop Culture focuses (seen HERE), I had pointed out that outside the success of “Wonder Woman”, “Aquaman” and “SHAZAM!” films (all three of which I loved); The DC Extended Universe is a hot mess. Since that time there has been less and less discussion of the connected universe and one has to assume that they have given up on the idea. This isn’t good in my humble opinion because not only did Marvel Studios make it work, they are responsible for the highest grossing film of all time with “Avengers: Endgame” (celebrated HERE). A “Joker” film connected to the others might be more interesting but this is apparently not but that being said the Final Trailer was just recently revealed so let’s take a look.

The Premise: In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City, slowly rising to become a frightening legend.
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Now Playing: “SHAZAM!” in Theaters Everywhere (4/5/2019)

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As you know, we’ve been discussing the film “SHAZAM!” for a few months now and today is the day that the Warner Brothers Pictures film gets released in theaters everywhere. Initially I was on the fence about this one, but the latest trailer (seen HERE) has found me being more open to the film. Let’s review the poster, premise and casting once more.

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The Synopsis: Two years after Steppenwolf’s invasion, Billy Batson, a troubled 14-year-old orphan living in Philadelphia, is set up to move into a new foster home – his seventh in a row – with the Vazquez family and their other five foster kids in Fawcett City. One day, Billy gets on a subway car and finds himself transported to a different realm where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!” Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must learn what Billy’s new powers are and how to use them in order to stop the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana from nefarious acts, with powers of his own. (thanks Wiki).
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Warner Brothers: “Joker” Teaser Trailer (Opening 10/2019)

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Outside of the success of “Wonder Woman”, “Aquaman” and the potentially fun appeal of the “SHAZAM!” film (which opens this Friday); The DC Extended Universe is a hot mess. Films like “Man Of Steel” were moderately received and “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” was a ponderous effort that bore little reward while “Justice League”, well, let’s not discuss the absolute bomb that this ended up being. Resultant of this there will be offshoot films that while featuring DC Comics characters will not be connected to a properly shared universe. The first such film is “Joker” and the teaser clip was just released so let’s take a look.

The Premise: In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian, disregarded by his society, turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City.
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