Joker is the tale of the titular comic book villain of the same name, and is directed by Todd Philips, director of The Hangover trilogy, and stars Joaquin Phoenix of Her fame. It is not your standard comic book movie as it takes on a more gritty, urban tone similar to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. The story follows Arthur Fleck, a middle-aged, mentally ill man who has a disorder that causes him to laugh uncontrollably even when he doesn’t feel like laughing, which leads to awkward or uncomfortable situations. It’s an uncomfortable affliction for Arthur, and you see on his face just how torturous it can be for him. Arthur works as a clown who aspires to be a comedian, but he has the … [Read more...] about Send in the clowns: a Joker Review
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The blockbuster movies, coming summer soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry, sit on the edge of your seat and are loaded with realistic looking special effects. Get your ticket stubs ready for the five highly anticipated movies, offering you an escape to a cool theater to beat the summer heat. “This is the End” revolves around a group of friends struggling to survive during the Apocalypse and arguing over the last Milky Way candy bar. This hilarious movie sports a talented cast, including James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen. The cast’s strong comedic timing becomes apparent in the trailer, as well as presenting a reason for … [Read more...] about Escape the summer heat with upcoming blockbusters
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The movies of 2013, coming soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry or grab onto your theater seat horrified. Get your ticket stubs ready for these six highly anticipated movies. “The Big Wedding” revolves around a funny, dysfunctional, family, reuniting for a wedding. This movie sports a talented cast, including Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. They bicker and joke at the dinner table and elsewhere for our entertainment. You’re invited to the wedding on April 26. “Pain and Gain” centers around two body-builders turned criminals, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. This action-comedy-crime movie, based on a true story, … [Read more...] about Coming to a theater near you!