Entertainment ‘Joker’ Gets Trashed By ‘Saturday Night Live’ With ‘Sesame Street’ Inspired ‘Grouch’ Spoof
Joaquin Phoenix Says He's 'Embarrassed' Over His Joker Meltdown Where He Curses People Out
Joaquin Phoenix Addresses Awkward Joker OuttakeThe actor, who stars as the Batman super-villain in the upcoming Joker, stopped by Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the film when host Jimmy Kimmel surprised him with an outtake from filming. The clip shows Phoenix in character while shooting the film, complete with clown makeup and tangled long hair.
“The once friendly neighborhood ofhas now become a haven of crime and corruption,” declares Guy Smiley of ABCDEF News in a video short tonight that may become as well known for its soiled wit as much as has become recognized for its prolonged Martin Scorsese homage.
With this week’s hostplaying a garbageman named Oscar who takes to the trash in a whole new way, the satirical trailer for Grouch sure mixed a lot of genres. But, as the video below shows, could you expect less from a hard-hitting drama (of sorts) with the brooding star in the lead role, Phillips allegedly behind the camera and a screenplay by the author of “P is for Potty”:
‘Joker’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Is Indeed Wild
For the first time, the man who laughs gets the star spot all to himself. No going 50-50 with the Caped Crusader, like Jack Nicholson did in Batman; even the late, great Heath Ledger’s Oscar for The Dark Knight was for Best Supporting Actor. In Joker, Joaquin Phoenix digs into the title role, kicks out the jams, and stamps the character with a danger all his own. “Phenomenal” is a puny word to describe his gut-punch performance. Over-the-top? Maybe. But if you want to trade Hollywood pablum for bug-f--- intensity, do it with an actor who knows how to humanize a guy destined for hell.
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As you can see, Grouch features that certain Oscar, once game show host Smiley, and appearances by Sesame Workshop regulars Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, the Cookie Monster, an arrested Elmo, the Count. With nods to Grover and Mr. Snuffleupagus too, Grouch lovingly ribs the Golden Lion winning Joaquin Phoenix starring film and sticks a shiv in at the same time.
“If everybody calls you trash, and everyone treats you like trash, why don’t you become trash?” Harbour’s the Grouch announces to the world in a sharp-ish elbow (not Elmo) to both theR-rated Batman nemesis tale and the 50-year running educational children’s TV series. Which actually makes sense on more than one timely level as Joker and Sesame Street already co-exist in the same corporate universe.
Everything You Need to Know About Joker if You Refuse to See It in Theaters
For various reasons, I know a lot of people aren't willing to go see Joker in theaters.
The big screen former comes from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment. The small screen latter is currently on HBO and set to move to upcoming streamer HBO Max next year. They are all part of WarnerMedia, which is owned by AT&T.
So maybe Grouch could become more than just a joke ….
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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Maintains Box Office Reign Over ‘Joker’ After All .
Angelina Jolie kept the crown away from Joaquin Phoenix over the weekend in one of the closest box office races in recent memory. Final figures released Monday showed that Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” slipped past Warner Bros.’ “Joker” with $19.37 million to $19.25 million for the Friday-Sunday weekend — or a gap of about $120,000, enough to deny “Joker” a third victory after winning its first two weekends. Most estimates during the weekend had shown the fourth weekend of “Joker” with a slight lead over Disney’s second frame of “Mistress of Evil.