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Joaquin Phoenix rapping mockumentary ready for release?

05.06.2010

So remember that period back in 2009 when Joaquin Phoenix was allegedly losing his marbles, quitting acting and forging ahead on an ill-advised rap career? It was clear to pretty much everybody it was all a bullshit hoax being filmed by Phoenix's brother-in-law Casey Affleck for some kind of film project. Guess what? It was a bullshit hoax being filmed by Casey Affleck for some kind of film project!

Affleck and his agents showed off the finished film (described as a mockumentary) to prospective buyers last week. Though word of the screening (which was supposed to be top secret) leaked to the press, Affleck, Phoenix and their reps are hoping to keep all details of the film under wraps to preserve the film's "shock value." Um, is there any shock value left? We all saw him piss off Letterman and we all saw his terrible debut as a rapper (that culminated in him falling off the stage. What exactly needs to be preserved here? From Day One this has been one of the worst-kept secrets.

Harvey Weinstein was one of the attendees but it's unclear if his Weinstein Co. has any interest in the film. I think a better question is whether YOU have any interest in this film...

Extra Tidbit: Phoenix is a great actor who has been making really poor decisions.
Source: Deadline

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2:47AM on 05/07/2010
yea I'm interested. The Letterman show was pretty funny!
yea I'm interested. The Letterman show was pretty funny!
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11:29PM on 05/06/2010
Mike Sampson, I am really tempted to go through the archives here and find the Joblo articles about this to prove that even YOU GUYS weren't quite sure if this was a joke or for real.

Yes. I assumed this was a joke, but there was a little part of me that still wasn't quite sure.

Anyone who saw the infamous episode of Letterman would agree that his act on that show was nothing short of brilliant. Everything. The way he acted, the way Letterman acted, everything. It was pure entertainment.
Mike Sampson, I am really tempted to go through the archives here and find the Joblo articles about this to prove that even YOU GUYS weren't quite sure if this was a joke or for real.

Yes. I assumed this was a joke, but there was a little part of me that still wasn't quite sure.

Anyone who saw the infamous episode of Letterman would agree that his act on that show was nothing short of brilliant. Everything. The way he acted, the way Letterman acted, everything. It was pure entertainment. I watch movies to be ENTERTAINED, as I'm sure everyone else does also. Joaquin Phoenix entertained me with this Hoax. Andy Kaufman used to to this sort of stuff all the time.

Hell, even Sasha Cohen did it with Borat AND BRUNO. (Uhh, landing on Eminem during the MTV awards??)

So why is it others can do it and everyone thinks it's hilarious but Joaquin does it and it's "Stupid". Gimme a break. This was a brilliantly well played hoax and it also was for a purpose, to give us what will hopefully be an entertaining mocumentary about a wanna-be white rapper.

I cannot wait for this...
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7:23PM on 05/06/2010
Want to see it it.
Want to see it it.
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7:22PM on 05/06/2010
Damn. I kinda wish he actually was crazy.
Damn. I kinda wish he actually was crazy.
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7:01PM on 05/06/2010
Not interested in this formula unless it's done by the master, Sacha Baron Cohen. What a stupid stunt.
Not interested in this formula unless it's done by the master, Sacha Baron Cohen. What a stupid stunt.
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3:24PM on 05/06/2010
I seem to remember that a LOT of people were suckered into the whole "Joaquin is crazy" thing. And as for poor decisions, it hasn't been that long since he made Two Lovers, which was a great movie. Anyway, I'm not much of a Joaquin fan, but I love the idea of this mockumentary. Can't wait to see it.
I seem to remember that a LOT of people were suckered into the whole "Joaquin is crazy" thing. And as for poor decisions, it hasn't been that long since he made Two Lovers, which was a great movie. Anyway, I'm not much of a Joaquin fan, but I love the idea of this mockumentary. Can't wait to see it.
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2:43PM on 05/06/2010
oops double! But i want to second The_soloist. It's a shame that this is wasting funds that could go to movies that could actually be enjoyed by people who didn't crappily make them.
oops double! But i want to second The_soloist. It's a shame that this is wasting funds that could go to movies that could actually be enjoyed by people who didn't crappily make them.
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2:43PM on 05/06/2010
the amount of apathy I have for this is exactly what you'd expect.
the amount of apathy I have for this is exactly what you'd expect.
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2:17PM on 05/06/2010
He's hit or miss with me. I don't mind him, but I think he's over rated as an actor. I have no interest in this mocumentary.
He's hit or miss with me. I don't mind him, but I think he's over rated as an actor. I have no interest in this mocumentary.
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1:24PM on 05/06/2010
Awesome, I can't wait to see it. It may have been obvious for the film fans like us but I think the regular public still thinks the guy is crazy. It is cool to see something unique like this.
Awesome, I can't wait to see it. It may have been obvious for the film fans like us but I think the regular public still thinks the guy is crazy. It is cool to see something unique like this.
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1:11PM on 05/06/2010

LMFAO!!

THIS WILL BE EPIC!!
THIS WILL BE EPIC!!
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1:06PM on 05/06/2010

Get over yourselves...

Please people be real and stop trying to make believe you werent scratching your heads just as much as everybody else when Joaquin was doing all this crazy crap... You make it sound like we were all here just laughing at how OBVIOUS it was that he was playing a trick on us, when it couldnt have been farther than the truth...
"It was clear to pretty much everybody it was all a bullshit hoax being filmed by Phoenix's brother-in-law Casey Affleck for some kind of film project." -> yea. sure.
Please people be real and stop trying to make believe you werent scratching your heads just as much as everybody else when Joaquin was doing all this crazy crap... You make it sound like we were all here just laughing at how OBVIOUS it was that he was playing a trick on us, when it couldnt have been farther than the truth...
"It was clear to pretty much everybody it was all a bullshit hoax being filmed by Phoenix's brother-in-law Casey Affleck for some kind of film project." -> yea. sure. right. get off your high horse.
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12:27PM on 05/06/2010

Wow, how retarded....

You waste every person's time just for a damn hoax? I mean sorry but nobody's laughing. I literally thought, you, Mr. Phoenix had lost your marbles and were going to shoot your foot off by attempting a rap career, now it turns out it was one big damn April Fool's. Don't expect anybody to come back and go see your movies. This is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit.

I once hoped you'd star in a Batman sequel as Black Mask, but now I don't care what you're in.
You waste every person's time just for a damn hoax? I mean sorry but nobody's laughing. I literally thought, you, Mr. Phoenix had lost your marbles and were going to shoot your foot off by attempting a rap career, now it turns out it was one big damn April Fool's. Don't expect anybody to come back and go see your movies. This is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit.

I once hoped you'd star in a Batman sequel as Black Mask, but now I don't care what you're in.
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12:23PM on 05/06/2010
This movie can get made but a sequel to Friday the 13th can't? This is bullshit.
This movie can get made but a sequel to Friday the 13th can't? This is bullshit.
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11:24PM on 05/06/2010
Are you joking? I'm all for a sequel to Friday the 13th, but come on, bro. This is at least SEMI ORIGINAL whereas Friday the 13th is a remake of, sure, a cult classic, but nontheless a below average cult classic.
Are you joking? I'm all for a sequel to Friday the 13th, but come on, bro. This is at least SEMI ORIGINAL whereas Friday the 13th is a remake of, sure, a cult classic, but nontheless a below average cult classic.
11:51AM on 05/06/2010

thank god that it's a hoax

... unless they are just saying that the whole thing was a hoax due to the backlash that came with the announcement.
... unless they are just saying that the whole thing was a hoax due to the backlash that came with the announcement.
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11:07AM on 05/06/2010
DOUCHE!
DOUCHE!
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10:37AM on 05/06/2010

"Shock Value"?

The shock value is that he's playing a rapping, deteriorating Jim Morrison in the new M.I.B. movie.
The shock value is that he's playing a rapping, deteriorating Jim Morrison in the new M.I.B. movie.
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10:37AM on 05/06/2010
Thank God he's coming back! (If this didn't permanently damage his career)
Thank God he's coming back! (If this didn't permanently damage his career)
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8:41PM on 05/06/2010
didn't it tho? he's a joke now...
didn't it tho? he's a joke now...
10:29AM on 05/06/2010

Lame...

From the first time they announced he was quitting on that red carpet thing you could tell they were lying. Poorly executed, great idea. Anyway, Phoenix is solid so I look forward to more of his movies.
From the first time they announced he was quitting on that red carpet thing you could tell they were lying. Poorly executed, great idea. Anyway, Phoenix is solid so I look forward to more of his movies.
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