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Michael Keaton Talks Birdman, Working with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Emmanuel Lubezki, and More

42 minutes ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I love this time of year.  The weather starts to cool off.  Football games start to matter.  And Hollywood releases some incredible movies that will be in play during Award season.  Which brings me to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s incredible new film, Birdman.  Made to look like one long shot, Birdman stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero, and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.  While some movies have incredible performances or a great script, Birdman is one of those rare films where everything across the board is memorable.  It's absolutely one of my favorite films of 2014 and it should be seen as soon as possible.  Trust me, this is a special movie that you want to see.  The film also stars Edward NortonNaomi WattsEmma Stone, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Justin Bieber's Boxing Lessons With Floyd Mayweather Not Going Well According to ‘Conan’ (Video)

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather both posted pictures and video on social media showing the pop star getting boxing lessons from the undefeated Olympic medalist. But it was Conan O'Brien who scored the first “exclusive footage” of the two in the ring. See photos: The Scene at Cannes: Robert Pattinson, Heidi Klum, Justin Bieber, Blake Lively, Naomi Watts, and Julianne Moore The clip, shown on TBS's “Conan,” started off innocently enough. Bieber threw a few jabs at Mayweather. But then the tables turned and Mayweather knocked him to the mat with one hit. Things only got worse for Bieber after that, »

- Jason Hughes

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Fight Club clip from Birdman featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton

20 October 2014 11:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight has released a new ‘Fight Club’ clip from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) new film Birdman, which sees Michael Keaton (Batman) tussling with Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk). Check it out below…

See Also: Read our review of Birdman here

Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.

Birdman is out now in the States and opens on January 2nd 2015 in the UK, with a cast that also includes Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).

The post Fight Club clip from Birdman featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Birdman' (2014) Movie Review

20 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Once Birdman starts it doesn't stop until the film runs out and even then its energy seems to bleed into your veins as you exit the theater. It's a story of actors and the stage, artists and their critics. It's about the desire to be somebody as much as it's the fear of being a nobody. It tells of a world where artists are no longer recognized for their talent, but instead for the larger-than-life characters (literal and figurative) they play. Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is one such artist. Years ago, Riggan played Birdman in a trilogy of big budget, billion dollar blockbusters. The franchise was a massive hit and he turned down a lot of money for Birdman 4. Now he finds himself at his wits end, quite literally haunted by the character that made him famous while at the same time attempting to become the actor he's always dreamed of being. »

- Brad Brevet

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’22 Jump Street’ Being Re-Released Oct. 24th Only Days Before Home Entertainment Launch

20 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill buddy comedy hit 22 Jump Street is being re-released by Sony on October 24, in a distribution and marketing move that is kind of odd, given that the film is now at $191M domestically and $137.4M internationally. Usually this is done to reach some kind of box office benchmark, but given that it’s already at $328.4M worldwide and is unlikely to make another $9M domestically, it has us scratching our heads. The DVD comes out on October 28th so why would you re-release it into theaters four days before?

According to one Sony exec, “It’s essentially a promotional run, a chance for audiences to see the No. 1 comedy of the year on the big screen before its home entertainment launch. Not trying to hit any milestone per se. Always good for audiences to enjoy together before home entertainment kicks in.” Okaaay. I still don’t get it. »

- Anita Busch

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Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Demolition' Lands at Fox Searchlight, Stars Gyllenhaal and Watts

20 October 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Jean-Marc Vallée hasn't finished "Demolition," his indie drama followup to 2015 Oscar contender "Wild" and 2014 Oscar winner "Dallas Buyers Club." But already Fox Searchlight has sealed the deal, putting their faith in the Canadian-born filmmaker once again. Fox Searchlight, word has it, has picked up Us rights to "Demolition," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, after a heated bidding war and before it unleashes Reese Witherspoon-starrer "Wild" into the Oscar race on December 5. In December 2013, Focus released Vallée's "Dallas Buyers Club" and garnered the film Best Actor and Best Supporting Actors Oscars.  Vallée clearly has a way with leading Hollywood actors, leading studios to trust his instincts (see: McConaughey, Leto, Witherspoon). Another emotionally wrought indie drama for adults, "Demolition" turns on a troubled, investment banker widower (Gyllenhaal) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Birdman "Fight Club" Clip: Ed Norton & Michael Keaton Have A Confrontation

20 October 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Plot - Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes. Birdman is being directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu ("21 Grams"). He also wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. The cast includes: Emma Stone ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover"), Edward Norton ("The Incredible Hulk"), Naomi Watts ("King Kong") and Michael Keaton ("Batman Returns"). »

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50th Chicago International Film Festival Review – Birdman (2014)

20 October 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Birdman. 2014

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough and Naomi Watts

Synopsis:

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

There might not be a more meta film in existence than Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film Birdman. There is the obvious selling point of the film in that Michael Keaton – famous in real life for portraying Batman yet recently finding himself accepting a load of crappy projects – playing Riggan Thomson, a washed up Hollywood actor that society most associates with Birdman, but the mimicking of reality actually goes even further down the rabbit hole. Edward Norton’s Broadway performance art actor character Mike is a total prick to everyone on-set, and if you go do some »

- Robert Kojder

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Brad Pitt's Fury and Michael Keaton's Birdman Top Box Office

19 October 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Brad Pitt's "Fury" war movie took first place at the domestic box office this weekend with $24 million, which is one of the best openings of all time for a World War II film behind "Pearl Harbor" ($59 million), "Inglourious Basterds" ($38 million) and "Saving Private Ryan ($31 million). It's also the highest opening of director David Ayer's career. The new movie, co-starring Shia Labeouf and Logan Lerman, cost $68 million to make and has an 81% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Thanks to positive reviews, it's expected that "Fury" will have a strong showing overseas, where it begins to roll out next weekend. The animated "Book of Life" movie, voiced by Channing Tatum and Zoe Salanda, ended up in third place with $17 million, which puts it on track to barely earn back its $50 million budget. Internationally, "Book of Life" took another $8.6 million for a worldwide debut of $25.6 million. It has a 79% fresh rating. The »

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Zach Galifianakis Gives Michael Keaton A Reality Check In New Birdman Clip

19 October 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Plot - Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes. Birdman is being directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu ("21 Grams"). He also wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. The cast includes: Emma Stone ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover"), Edward Norton ("The Incredible Hulk"), Naomi Watts ("King Kong") and Michael Keaton ("Batman Returns"). »

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Michael Keaton brings the curtain down in new Birdman clip

19 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its U.S. release on Friday, a new clip has arrived online from Birdman featuring Michael Keaton (Batman) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), which you can check out below…

Birdman is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (21 Grams, Biutiful) and stars Keaton as a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero, who has to overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Also featuring in the cast alongside Keaton and Galifianakis are Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion),Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).

Birdman is out now in the States and opens on January 2nd 2015 in the UK.

The post Michael Keaton brings the curtain down in new Birdman clip appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Birdman’ Swoops Into Theaters, Will Attempt to Fly All the Way to Oscars With Clipped Wings

18 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Birdman, an inventive Gotham-set dramedy about the mid-life crisis of a former movie star desperately trying to revive his career by going to Broadway — played, in an Oscar-caliber performance, by Michael Keaton, with support from Edward NortonNaomi Watts and Emma Stone — is being released by Fox Searchlight in select theaters Friday.

Over the past week, the aforementioned individuals made a barrage of appearances in New York (Keaton hit Los Angeles last month), some aimed at driving moviegoers to the box-office to see the $18 million film — which is not the easiest sell — but much of it geared toward courting Oscar voters during the small window in which these folks were available to do so.

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Exclusive Video Interview With The Cast And Director Of St. Vincent

18 October 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While the main appeal of St. Vincent is unapologetically Bill Murray playing a lazy, drinking, and smoking curmudgeon, it’s an ensemble cast and a first time director that shape this feel-good drama.

Theodore Melfi directs a script he wrote about a man named Vincent, an old grouch set in his ways who finds a renewed sense of self thanks to the appearance of a neighbor. A single working mother, played by Melissa McCarthy, moves in next door with her 12-year-old son Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher) and soon solicits the baby-sitting services of Vincent (she’s pretty desperate).

So, Vincent takes Oliver around and show’s him a world that a 12-year-old probably doesn’t need to know about, which includes a bookie (Terrance Howard) and a prostitute (Naomi Watts). Eventually, Vincent’s influence clashes with Oliver’s mother’s wishes and also attracts the attention of Oliver’s schoolteacher »

- Anthony Marcusa

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Michael Keaton & Ed Norton In Captivating First Clip From Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’

18 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

On the back of a whole host of huge praise at the London Film Festival, those of us who didn’t see it are massively excited to see the final product of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman.

Backed by Fox Searchlight UK and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, this first clip gives you a good taste of the intrigue and inventiveness to come. Not only do you get a look here at Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, it’s an encapsulating scene with beautiful steady-cam work that just makes you want more.

The film also stars Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis. It’s full title is BiRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and it swoops into UK cinemas Friday 2nd January. Set up as a black comedy, it tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. »

- Dan Bullock

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Naomi, Reese & More -- See This Week's Best Dressed Stars!

18 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Gowns, gowns, and more gowns!Naomi Watts looked gorgeous in gray at the closing night of "Birdman" in New York City on Saturday. The actress dazzled in a lace Gucci gown and added a touch of glamour with delicate earrings and a tousled updo. Reese Witherspoon was stunning in a beautiful cutout dress at the BFI London Film Festival on Monday. The "Good Lies" star showed just the right amount of skin in a Stella McCartney gown, which she paired with straight tresses and a colorful lip. Blake Lively stole the show at her first red carpet appearance since announcing her pregnancy. The "Gossip Girl" actress glowed in an embellished floral Michael Kors gown at the Golden Heart Awards in New York City on Thursday. The blonde beauty completed her elegant ensemble with loose waves and some fun rings. Whose dazzling gown was your favorite this week? Tell toofab in the comments section below, »

- tooFab Staff

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Andrea Riseborough says 'Birdman' was like working with a theater company of actors

18 October 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Birdman" flies into theaters this weekend, and with it comes one of the year's most finely tuned and vibrant ensembles. Indeed, as wonderful as Michael Keaton is in the leading role, and as much as actors like Edward Norton and Emma Stone stand out on the periphery, one of the unsung stories of the film is how well the cast jumped through the hoops of production, turning out an incredibly organic community performance. That was one of the main topics of discussion when I hopped on the phone with actress Andrea Riseborough recently. It was just hours before the film's big New York Film Festival premiere, which she said felt like a homecoming for all involved as they shot "Birdman" just a few blocks away at the St. James Theater in April of 2013. We talked about that camaraderie, the film's humanist theme of seeking love and approval and working with the likes of Keaton, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Emma Stone and the Cast of Birdman Know Their Underwear

17 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Emma Stone, Edward Norton, and Zach Galifianakis star in the much buzzed about dark comedy Birdman, which also marks the return of its star Michael Keaton to the big screen. While the film deals with an aging star’s struggle with his career, ego, and personal life as he tries to mount a Broadway show, one of the most memorable scenes in the movie has Keaton running around Times Square with only his tighty whities to support him.

In honor of this cinematic spectacle, we challenged the cast (which also includes Naomi Watts, rising star Andrea Riseborough, and The Office’s Amy Ryan) to identify other actors who dared to bare their briefs on screen, including Tom Cruise, Jason Segel, Rhys Ifans, and Birdman’s own Zach Galifianakis, who believes he’s very skilled at ID-ing his own body. »

- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson

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Critical Mass: Michael Keaton takes flight in 'Birdman'

17 October 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Keaton was the first movie actor to say, "I'm Batman." In 1989, Keaton defied the skeptics who'd shrieked when Tim Burton cast him as the Caped Crusader when Batman became a blockbuster, laying the groundwork for the future of superhero franchises and, hence, Hollywood. But after a popular sequel, Keaton hung up the cape, and despite some memorable performances since then—The Paper, Jackie Brown, The Other Guys—he's never found another role with either the depth or profile of Batman. Until now, perhaps. In Birdman, Keaton plays someone we immediately identify—even if he claims he does not. Riggan »

- Jeff Labrecque

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First Clip Of Michael Keaton In Birdman

17 October 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As the Michael-Keaton-for-Oscar bandwagon gains momentum, it’s worth taking a minute to see what all the fuss is about. Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman is a much-hyped showcase for his acting skills, setting him alongside a gifted support cast that boasts Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. It’s Norton, though, on sidekick duties in this new clip from the film as a fiery actor with plenty to tell his new boss. brightcove.createExperiences(); Keaton plays Riggan, an actor once famous for playing a Batman-like character who’s since fallen on tough times. His shot of redemption – as he sees it – is a Broadway play charting the triumphs and disasters of a man not entirely dissimilar to Riggan himself. Meta, eh? Well, throw in Norton’s domineering thesp, Zach Galifianakis’s eccentric agent-cum-lawyer and all the usual perils of show business and his plans (and sanity) seem to be in deepest jeopardy. »

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Film Review: Phony ‘St. Vincent’ is Bill Murray’s Worst Choice Since ‘Garfield’

17 October 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Garfield, maybe” was the sole utterance of regret that iconic actor/prolific movie-golfer Bill Murray expressed in 2009’s “Zombieland” before he died. Should the adoration for this cameo resurrect him for that film’s announced sequel, Murray will hopefully denounce “St. Vincent,” his most needless and perverse career choice since vocally birthing “Garfield” (and yes, that includes getting a handjob as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 2012’s also terrible “Hyde Park on Hudson”).

Rating: 1.5/5.0

Unpromising writer/director Ted Melfi’s “St. Vincent” is a film that is so ordinary with its story construction that its only substantial charm is indeed Murray’s casting. And yet, this selling point does not need a film like this to please a crowd, as he thrills people even by starring in numerous Bs urban legends. Though this shiny film won’t go away any time soon, “St. Vincent” is best taken as another joke project from Murray, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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