After “Joker” and the Oscar win: First details about the new film by Joaquin Phoenix

“Joker” was not only a financial success, Joaquin Phoenix also ended the 2019/20 award season with a very personal success: the Oscar for Best Actor. Now there is first information about his first film after “Joker”.

After “ Joker ” had a very positive premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the film was threatened by a controversy about the level of violence of the film and fear of attacks and mass panic.

In the end, however, all the excitement was in vain: “Joker” has grossed $ 1.072 billion worldwide and has become one of the most successful films of 2019. Due to the relatively small budget of $ 55 to 70 million, free comic adaptation was also a huge success for Warner and DC.

And now there was another important success:  Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor at the 92nd Academy Awards for “Joker”.


Even though Phoenix has always been an actor whose projects you should be curious about, he has achieved a completely different status thanks to his Oscar win. That the Academy Awards have no meaning is a claim that is quickly invalidated by the amount of effort that studios and actors (and also Joaquin Phoenix) keep doing for it.

The new Oscar winner’s next project has been fixed for a long time and now there are finally new details about Phoenix’s new role. As the industry magazine Deadline reports, Phoenix plays an artist in an officially still untitled but possibly named ” C’mon C’mon ” drama who has to take care of his young, mature nephew.

Uncle and nephew make friends on a trip across the United States. The reason for the trip may be that the boy’s father has bipolar disorder. Phoenix’s next film after “Joker” will also deal at least marginally with mental illnesses.


Directed by “C’mon C’mon” is  Mike Mills (“Beginners”, Oscar nomination for the script for “Women of the Century”), who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film is produced by the American independent film company A24 , which has been responsible for some pearls in recent years – such as ” The Lighthouse “, ” Midsommar “, ” Hereditary ” or the ” Lady Bird ” awarded the Golden Globes and Oscars. and ” Moonlight “. Joaquin Phoenix could well be one of the favorites again for the next Oscar season.

When exactly “C’mon, C’mon” will be released in the cinemas is not yet clear. The shooting has already been completed and A24 is now looking for sales partners.

“Aladdin 2” confirmed: But the story of the sequel will ignore fan requests

The real film remake “Aladdin” was a huge success in 2019. After the rumor mill had been simmering for a while, it is now clear: “Aladdin 2” is coming – but without referring to the continuation of the cartoon original.

The real-film remake ” Aladdin “, directed by cult director  Guy Ritchie, was a huge success in 2019 and now lingers in the Olympus of the five films that Disney earned over a billion US dollars worldwide last year (in addition to “Captain Marvel”, ” Avengers 4: Endgame ”,“ Toy Story: Everything does not stop at command ”and“ The Lion King ”). The box office result made early suspicions about a sequel and wishes about the content of the sequel.

Now it is clear: ” Aladdin 2 ” is coming – but will ignore one of the biggest fan requests. Watch movies online, as Variety reports, the past six months have been used to work out the story of the sequel. Although this is not yet known, one thing is already certain: The authors  John Gatins (“Flight”) and  Andrea Berloff (“Straight Outta Compton”) do not make a remake of ” Jafars Return “. The sequel to the cartoon ” Aladdin ” from 1994 is very popular among fans – many would have liked to see the direct-to-DVD sequel remake on the big screen.


We suspect that the story of “Aladdin 2” will instead focus more on Jasmin ( Naomi Scott ) and Jinni ( Will Smith ), who are undoubtedly one of the strengths of the first part. Whether this works depends, of course, very much on whether the cast returns:

It is not yet clear whether Will Smith or Naomi Scott will be back in Part 2 – but quite likely.  After all, all three were already guarantors of success for Part 1. Nevertheless, such a return is always a question of time – whether Guy Ritchie finds time for “Aladdin 2″ in addition to ” The Gentlemen ” advertising drum and the production of ” Cash Truck ” remains to be seen.

Netflix with more than 20 Academy Award nominations. This creates a phenomenal giant US

It seems that the platform can still forge good after a big disappointment, which turned out to be the Golden Globes ceremony, but only on condition that the members of the academy will have a different opinion than their male peers. Meanwhile, it has become quite different, because ultimately in the hands of the station hit only 2 statues, ie. For Olivia Colman for the title role in The Crown and Laura Dern for the best supporting role in the History of marriage and Netflix had to acknowledge the superiority of a competitor, or HBO. Today we met the list of nominations for the Oscars, and history repeats itself, this time because Netflix has a chance of more than 20 statuettes. Mainly due to the Irishman and Marital History, both films are nominated in the most important category, the film of the year. The first production was nominated for a total of up to 9 times, and the second can count on 6 statuettes, including the main actors, ie. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Another hit Netflix, ie. Two popes, has been nominated in 3 categories, American Factory and The Edge of Democracy compete for the title of best documentary, and Klaus and I Lost My Baby will compete for the title of the animation. Number of nominations is so surprising and significant that Netflix until last year lived to see his first appointments, and more caused a real storm and environment division of the film, part of which called for blocking the start of the video streaming platform in the Oscar-winning race. Your opinion on this topic uttered aloud even Steven Spielberg, but talking is over, especially the voice took on even the US Department of Justice, recalling that such a move the organization awarding Oscars is against the law.It was enough to leave the Academy voted for subscriptions unchanged, which means that the full-length films produced specifically for streaming services will still be able to fight for the Oscars, even if only for one week will be shown in the cinema in Los Angeles. Anyway, although the amount of appointment itself is impressive and ennobling, as it shows the situation with the Golden Globes, nothing is certain. But everything we know already on the night of 09/10 February because it was then held 92 ceremony of the film awards.

InSight probe has made amazing discoveries on Mars

The device NASA runs a very important research inside of the Red Planet for a year. Scientists with the service mission reported that the probe recorded earthquakes in the area in which it is located.This is a very important discovery, because it shows that Mars is still geologically active. InSight probe is located in the Elysium Planitia. This vast plains extending around the planet’s equator. Scientists do not accidentally chose this place. Research conducted by the orbiters have shown that this is where there is the greatest chance of obtaining information on the geology of this object. Now we know that they came to the spot. Registration of seismic activity took place a few days ago by an instrument called SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure), which is specially designed and built by French scientists was designed to study Mars earthquakes.Until now, the scientific world believed that on this planet there is no longer seismic activity. It disappeared billions of years ago, and the best result are extinct volcanoes. Here one must emphasize that they are the largest of this type of objects in the solar system. Olympus Mons rises to up to 27 kilometers above the surrounding plain. Scientists at JPL reported that since the setting instrument on the planet, which took place in November 2018, was able to register up to 300 seismic events. Interestingly, most of them were poor, but the main thing that managed to detect the first tectonic fault on this fascinating planet. It is called the Cerberus Fossae and is located approx. 1600 km east of the landing site probe InSight. Cerberus Fossae extends for up to 1,300 kilometers of the planet and is active from the last few million years. For scientists this is an important discovery. You may be able to identify the more active areas and exploit their geothermal potential in order to build and maintain the first colony on Mars. Earthquakes on Mars is undoubtedly a major event in the world of space exploration. Before our eyes is born just learning a new discipline: “seismology Mars.” In the above footage you can hear the sound of a seismic shock illustrating registered 6 April 2019 year, 128 day stay InSight probe on Mars. The sound from both sets of sensors has been accelerated by a factor of 60, because the actual vibrations on the Red Planet would not be audible to the human ear.

Tests of genetic modification of mosquitoes are out of control

Mosquitoes recently a big problem all over the world, but especially in the regions where these insects bites can lead to infection deadly disease.I recently wrote about a successful experiment on two islands Chinese province of Guangdong, where almost completely exterminated the population of one of the most invasive species of mosquito. Through genetic engineering could then destroy 94% of females of Asian mosquito tiger – specially bred females are sterilized by low doses of radiation, and males by the bacterium Wolbachia, and then released into the wild at the top of the breeding season 2016 and 2017 years on two islands around Guangzhou. The results proved to be impressive, because females have disappeared almost completely, and says Peter Armbruster, an ecologist dealing with this topic, is the most effective in the history of an attempt to reduce the amount of tiger mosquitoes, which are famous for their incredible survival. Practically do not respond to conventional methods of controlling quantities and are very invasive, because over the last 40 years, they have hit Asia on virtually every continent, and must be remembered that their presence brings with it serious health risks because They carry many deadly diseases like malaria and dengue.However, as shown by the case of Brazil, this method is not always effective – during long-term tests around the city of Jacobina were released modified male mosquito Egypt, which after pairing with wild mosquitos had drastically reduce the amount of them offspring, in addition, it would be too weak, to even survive. On paper it sounded all logical and would lead to a reduction in the amount of mosquitoes in the region of 85%, thereby reducing the dengue infection, Zika, yellow fever or malaria. Sorry, something went wrong and how scientists have discovered just of Yale University, now the population of mosquitoes returned to pre-treatment, and for that … the mosquitoes are stronger than ever, because they carry the genes modified mosquito by scientists. According to one of them – argued that genes modified mosquitoes do not get into the wild population, because the offspring will be too weak to live. Of course, it has become quite different.During tests lasting 27 months, were released every week on freedom of approx. 450,000 males modified, giving a total of tens of millions of insects. To have comparative material, the researchers carefully examined the genomes of genetically modified and wild animals. For the first time before the start of the test, and then 12, 27 and 30 months of initiation. As a result, we know that, although actually decreased the ability of mosquitoes to issue offspring, that it was stronger than expected and partly capable of further reproduction, which led to mixing genomes. Moreover, as we already know the population of mosquitoes actually it decreased initially, but it was enough 18 months to come back to normal, and what is worse, it seems that mosquitoes are now even more difficult to eradicate than before. Firstly, there is a resilient mix, and for that females are now able to sense the modified males and do not want them to evaporate! And while researchers ensure that this new blend does not increase risk to people, and so it is not something to be glad because he seemed to have lost the most effective weapon in the fight against the mosquito plague.