The first trailer for Joker is here. The DC film is the much-anticipated origin movie about the Clown Prince of Crime and stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. It hit theaters on October 3.
As has been previously hinted, the trailer suggests that Joker is going to be quite unlike anything else that DC has released so far. It focuses on Phoenix's lonely, unstable Arthur, who clearly has trouble fitting into society. We see him being attacked on the street, visiting Arkham Hospital, and dressing up as a clown, while his voiceover hints at the dark criminal turn his life will soon take. Check it out above.
Joker is directed by Todd Phillips, who previously helmed the Hangover movies. It also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron.
As its title suggests, CinemaCon is the annual convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners, and in recent years has become a vital part of a movie's early publicity. Unlike San Diego Comic-Con, it isn't a public event, but studios clearly realise that screening early footage for the industry and media can be a major help in building buzz for new films.
Warner had a major presence at this year's CinemaCon, which is currently underway in Las Vegas. The studio previewed three of its highly anticipated upcoming DC movies, namely Joker, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman 1984.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first Joker trailer was introduced by director Todd Phillips, who explained that rumors about the film's tone and plot "[haven't] been accurate." Phillips then described the movie as a "tragedy." As for the trailer, THR states that it includes footage of Joaquin Phoenix's lead character being attacked before trying on various costumes to find his iconic Joker look.
Netflix has released a new trailer for the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and it provides the best look yet at Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer.
The movie follows the crimes of Bundy but told from the vantage point of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who is played by Lily Collins (Tolkien, To the Bone).
The film also stars Kaya Scoderlario, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich, and Haley Joel Osment. Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield also has a role; you can see him at 0:47.
Late last month, it emerged that Sony would no longer offer PS4 game codes at retailers like GameStop and others beginning April 1. The thinking followed that GameStop and other affected brick-and-mortar stores would take a hit as a result. While it's too early to say for sure, GameStop believes the move by Sony won't have much of a negative impact.
Speaking on an earnings call today, GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd, who was involved in discussions with Sony about the change, said the majority of digital games bought at GameStop in fact come from point cards, not full-game download codes.
"Most of the sales of full-game downloads ... at retail come in the form of currency," he said. "So the move by Sony to go back to the currency model, we don't expect it to have a material impact on our results because we'll continue to sell that currency."
You pretty much can't trust anyone or anything on April Fool's Day, and that was the case when Maisie Williams appeared on Jimmy Fallon's late night show this week to discuss the final season of Game of Thrones. In a staged sequence, Fallon asks Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the hit HBO show, to give just a crumble of information about the final season.
Williams begins with the prepared answer you'd expect; emotional final days on set, sad to say goodbye to the cast, etc. But then she spills the beans, revealing that her character, Arya Stark, dies in the second episode. She looks genuinely shocked and dismayed about letting that slip. She tries to go on with the interview, but her grief is too great and she walks off stage. Fallon, too, does a bit of acting and appears dismayed and goes off to find Williams.
Then they both appear from behind the curtain and shout, "April Fools!" with big grins on their faces. We should have always seen this coming; it was April Fool's Day.
It's a new month, and that means subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online are getting more free NES titles. This month's lineup includes the classic boxing game Punch-Out!!, as well as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, which is known for its very difficult levels. The third game is the shoot-em-up Star Soldier.
These three games will become available to download starting on April 10. In the past, Japan has received different titles, but they seem to be the same this month. Here's a trailer:
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