Tickets for WB’s “Joker” are on sale now and there is high anticipation for the movie’s October 4 opening. Directed by Todd Phillips, the movie is attracting some early Oscar buzz for both the movie and star Joaquin Phoenix. However, most critics and people who have seen the film agree that it’s a tough, uncompromising movie-going experience. Tracking currently has the film at an $82 million plus opening which, if holds true, will break Sony’s “Venom” October record from last year.
Hot off the heels of Julian Edelman’s warmly received review of the hit film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Showcase Cinemas is once again teaming up with Julian on a new episode of his “MovieTyme” web-series. In this episode, Julian gives his “insightful” and slightly confused take on both “Downton Abbey” and “Rambo: Last Blood.” See both movies and try the hot-wigs with a spot of tea!
There are two similarly themed fall/holiday films that are getting strong advance buzz. The first is WB’s “The Good Liar”, (opening on 11/15) based on Jeffrey Hatcher’s gripping novel and starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. The second is Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” (opening on 11/29) starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Toni Collette. Both films are being described as classic “who dunnits” that will attempt to appeal to the same audience that made Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express” a global hit to just a few years ago. WB’s early screenings for “The Good Liar” are indicating a sleeper hit and “Knive’s Out” is currently 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes following its Toronto International Film Festival premiere.