A New ‘Joker,’ an Out-of-this-World Drama, and a Mountaintop Adventure Are at the Movies This Weekend


A Joker, an astronaut, and group of climbers await you at the movie theaters this weekend.


What some people consider the movie of the year, Joker hit the big screen Friday telling the origin story of Gotham City’s favorite villain.

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a failed comedian, is constantly alone in the world. For a day job, he is a clown which allows him a fruitless attempt to feel apart of the world. However, as he begins to feel more isolated from society, he transforms into the criminal mastermind of the Joker.

Rotten Tomatoes movie critics gave this drama a 70 percent rating, however, fans gave it a 93 percent rating.

Lucy in the Sky:

Astronaut Lucy Cole (Natalie Portman) returns from space after having an affair with another astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm) outside of earth. When she returns home, things spiral out of control for her as she starts to lose connection with her family and Goodwin begins an affair with another astronaut trainee.

This drama has rated badly with movie critics. Rotten Tomatoes scored it at 30 percent. Audience ratings were not available. This movie opened on Friday.

The Climbers:

This drama/action movie details the efforts of a Chinese climbing team trying to scale the second step of Mt. Everest. However, the team has failed four times but gives it a fifth and final try as the wind and snow stopped to allow them to climb.

Rotten Tomatoes movie critics have given this film a 33 percent while fans gave it a 65 percent. This film opened on Monday.

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Photo “Joker” by Warner Brothers Pictures. 



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