The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
F. Murray Abraham,
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented ... Written by
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How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls. We don't belong here.
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I have been a huge Michael Keaton fan since first seeing him on the sitcom "Working Stiffs" with Jim Belushi back in the 80's, and have closely followed his career ever since. I had seen the trailer for this movie when I had seen "Whiplash" (9/10) and thought the premise was interesting as it seemed to parody/parallel his career and his iconic portrayal of "Batman". *Sigh* I was thoroughly disappointed.
The 3 stars I have given are for the individual performances themselves. Each character was well portrayed and interesting--especially Ed Norton, however the screenplay was SO lacking that NONE of the characters developed any depth beyond a rough sketch, which was very disappointing because I really wanted to know more about them!
The whole story is so disjointed, it really seems like the whole movie was put together around the whole "let the audience decide what is real and what is fantasy" premise, which in this case seems completely contrived and a total cop- out.
I was just left feeling as if this movie set out from the start to be this "award winning movie that makes you think", but it was done in such a heavy handed obvious way, that I almost felt insulted. I was really surprised that so many intelligent people fell for the ploy. IMO, the ending was ridiculous and the best example of my point.
In summation: Actors=Yey Story=Nay
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