Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 by David Chen
I saw Birdman Wednesday night at an advanced screening in downtown Seattle. I don’t think my audience knew what to make of it. It definitely suffers from many of the issues that Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s films typically fall prey to: overwrought dialogue; characters who serve as symbols or ideas nothing more; and a bit too much fixation on misery and regret.
Still, I loved Birdman and can’t stop thinking about it. Hit the jump for my video review, and share your thoughts on the film in the comments below.
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It used to be if you were a TV actor, you stayed on TV. Movies movies, stage stage. These days though, it’s all jumbled up. TV stars star in movies, movie stars go to TV and everyone performs on the stage. Live performance, for an actor, is the ultimate challenge and rush. It’s why you see actors like Denzel Washington, Scarlet Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and so many others performing on Broadway or the West End.
The latest to make the transition is Gwen Stacy herself, Emma Stone. She’s about to star in Cabaret on Broadway, taking over for Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams. Below, get a first look at Stone in the iconic lead role of club singer Sally Bowles. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
Forget Guardians of the Galaxy — this year’s most unusual superhero movie has got to be Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman. Though to be fair, it’s not so much a superhero movie as it is a superhero movie movie.
Former Batman Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who got famous years ago playing an iconic superhero. In a bid to recapture his former glory, he decides to put on a Broadway show. On his way to opening night, he struggles with everything from egotistical actors to an unhappy family to his own troubled soul. Watch the new Birdman international trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
2014 is turning out to be a big year for Emma Stone. She’s already had one big hit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and has projects with Cameron Crowe and Alejandro González Iñárritu opening later this year. In between, she stars in Magic in the Moonlight, the latest from the prolific Woody Allen.
The Jazz Age dramedy stars Stone as a spirit medium who has won over a wealthy family in the South of France. Not everyone is totally convinced of her supernatural talents, though, and a stage magician (Colin Firth) is sent to debunk her. (So he’s a bit inspired by Harry Houdini, then?) Watch the first Magic in the Moonlight trailer after the jump.
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The Wachowski Siblings will be among the fans of this latest clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In it, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) have a Times Square showdown. However, when Electro finally unleashes his powers on Spider-Man, we see Marc Webb‘s version of bullet-time. It’s a slow motion, spinning, digital tracking shot meant to duplicate Spider-Sense. In this case, it also tracks the devastating power of Electro’s electricity. More so than almost any of the previous sizzle reels, trailers or commercials, this one-minute clip should get you excited for the epic potential of the May 2 release. Check out this new Amazing Spider Man 2 clip below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
We knew Spidey (Andrew Garfield) was going to have his work cut out for him in the next movie, what with not one, not two, but three villains gunning for him. But a new batch of Amazing Spider-Man 2 images suggest that there’s big trouble toward Gwen (Emma Stone) as well.
Elsewhere, the photos offer fresh looks at the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) on his glider, Paul Giamatti in his Rhino suit, and Stan Lee looking dapper on set. Get an eyeful after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve seen so many trailers, TV spots, clips, and images for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at this point, we’re wondering if there’s even anything left for the theater. But Sony has dug up still more new footage for one last trailer, which they say is the last one until the movie opens in May.
While most of the promos have focused on Jamie Foxx‘s Electro as the main villain, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 final trailer emphasizes the complicated Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). Sony throws in a nice shot of the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in action, too. Check it out after the jump.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might be filled with villains, but the most important one is Electro. It may not feel like that in some of the more recent trailers but the first full Amazing Spider-Man 2 clip makes it pretty clear. Set in the middle of Times Square, this quick, minute long scene features Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) first encounter with a fully-operational Electro, played by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx. We’ve seen snippets from this scene before, but not the whole thing in sequence. Check it out below. Read More »