The Joker

Wearing my Bat-man t-shirt and watching The Joker movie makes me realize, I did not have a Joker T-shirt. 

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix is a phenomenal actor, and portraying an evil character as The Joker, makes one realize the mental illness is real. It can drive someone crazy, and we don’t know about it. Think of John Wayne Gracy, a serial killer with a clown, makeup that he murders countless children during the 1980s. 

The story and screen-writers who wrote it are Todd Phillps (screen-writer, producer, & director) and Scott Silver (screen-writer). It was marvelous to put together. They did numerous reshot to get the scenes perfectly done. 

Will they be a sequel? I hope not; this is an origin movie of The Joker of how he became evil in the first place. The Joker has no superpowers. The only thing he can do is steal money and buy expensive items that would harm people, more like a gangster would do. 

The movie itself had a dark undertone. Remember, the film is rated “R” due to graphic images of violence and language. Not suitable for children, only for adults. It has a great storyline that we can relate. 

Will it be an Oscar contender for next year? It may be. Probably for the cinematographer and adapted screenplay. 

They should do more movies of serial killers from the past, and we can learn what drives them crazy to kill. It would be fascinating to learn about their relationships with other people. It’s like the Netflix series Making a Murderer

America Horror Story 1984, they are doing a story on Richard Ramirez, the Nightstalker, this is one to watch. 

Go see it this week!

Movies Should be Nominated

I would think these films should be nominated for an Oscars because we like these movies. An example, “The Avengers”, the superhero blowout; “Skyfall”, James bond was the best plus a new adventure too; “Argo”, a history lesson to be learn.  “The Invisible War”, it is a documentary about women in the Military. “How to Survive a Plague”, the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

Jennifer Lawrence was in three movies last year and they were Hunger Games, House at the end of street, and Sliver Lining Playbook.  She should have been nominated in two different categories for each Best Actress, and Best supportive Actress, if she wins   she will get a shot in winning an Oscar.  How about a new category, best young performance for female 16 and below.

If anyone saw the “Beast of the Southern Wild”, Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, is the youngest for best actress nominee.  The youngest Best Actress winner is still Marlee Matlin for “Children of a Lesser God,” who was 21 when she won. (This year’s frontrunner in the category, Jennifer Lawrence, is 22.)  If Jennifer Lawrence wins, it would be great for her. Her acting ability is astonishing, and critics love her performance in any role she plays, but never nominated for an Oscar. She was nominate for “Winter Bones”, but did not win, she was invited.  If the Oscar wants to nominate a child for their performance, they should have age appropriate categories and a better chance of winning.  Like Best Young Performance male and female. What about the stunt people in movies, they should have a category too? It’s an art form.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Patterson in The Twilight saga in the epic adventure of Vampires and werewolves should be nominated, either for Acting or Technical. The movie was amazing to watch.

Even though Kathryn Bigelow, directed “Zero Dark Thirty” another war movie since “The Hurt Locker” (2008) she  wasn’t nominate for a director. Women can direct movies, it doesn’t have to be the same woman, but there are other women directors out there in the film industry.

Ben Affleck, not the duck with the first name, was nominate for “Argo” for best picture but not for director. It doesn’t make sense.

Christopher Nolan for the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is understandable, it has too much violence and the story was week.

John Hawkes’  performances as a polio-afflicted man looking to lose his virginity in “The Sessions” getting no recognition, with Helen Hunt as his co-star.

“The Master” received nomination for Joaquin Phoenix, for best actor, but he called the Oscars B. S. So he is off the list for the next nominations that comes along and future productions of films. If he is still working, that’s good. He is a great actor. He should be proud to nominate. He’s not invited – good. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams were also nominated, but not the film itself, or director Paul Thomas Anderson. They won for previous films, which is good.

Django Unchained got nominated for music  John Legend and Rick Ross grabbed a nod, while Quentin Tarantino was also left in the cold for Best Director.

If actors get nominate, just say “Thank you” and your exception speech, just thank your to your parents, agent, manager and your fans. Make it brief.