Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tag: Todd Phillips

Joker (2019)

Title: Joker
Rating: R
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais, and Leigh Gill
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Running Time: 121 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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War Dogs (2016)

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Title: War Dogs
Rating: R
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips and Jason Smilovic
Based on the Rolling Stone article “Arms & the Dudes” by: Guy Lawson
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Steve Lantz
Release Date: 8/19/2016
Running Time: 114 minutes

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“War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No