The Spider-Man we know and love makes his first appearance in a trailer for his own movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Quippy, cocky yet insecure – the kid at the losers’ table in the lunchroom, daydreaming about the hot girl who’s way out of his lead; the hero who takes down a bunch of thugs while wisecracking – this is the first co-production between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios and it looks like they got it just right.
And Michael Keaton’s vulture? If his Batman had gone bad it might have looked like this.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Spider-Man: Homecoming will open wide (very wide) on July 7, 2017.
Continue reading Don’t Mess With Me! Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming!
The most lovable henchmen to hit the big screen are back. This time, we get to learn their story before they serve their “Despicable” master, Gru.
Continue reading Friends, Minions, Henchmen!
They’ve been on the planet far, far longer than we have, but it’s only now that they’re getting their own movie. They’re Minions and all they want is to work for the most evil supervillain ever.
Check out the new trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Evil Trailer: Minions!
Saturday Night Live is kicking off April with some quality stuff!
Michael Keaton, fresh off the critical and box office success of Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will host the show on April 4th – with musical guest Carly Rae Jepson.
Follow the jump for the Empire star and musical guests who will be taking care of business on SNL on April 11th.
Continue reading Michael Keaton, Empire Star To Host SNL!
Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.
Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
Continue reading Birdman Wins Three Indie Spirit Awards!
When I first heard that there was going to be a Despicable Me spin-off starring the Minions, I admit to be doubtful – though he end credits of Despicable Me 2 were pretty funny.
Now, after two trailers (check out the second one after the jump), I’m really looking forward to watching the little yellow guys navigate their way through a feature-length adventure. Minions premieres on July 10th.
Continue reading Little Yellow Trailers: Minions!
Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award by Oscar®).
Birdman wound up with seven awards – including two for Michael Keaton (Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor); Boyhood got four (Best Director, Best Young Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Picture), and The Grand Budapest Hotel got three (Best Comedy, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design).
This year’s Louis XIII Genius Award went to Ron Howard; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Kevin Costner and the very first MVP Award (for the most prodigious body of work over the last year) went to Jessica Chastain.
Host Michael Stahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) struggled a bit with his opening monologue, but got stronger as the night went on. The complete list of winners follow the jump.
Continue reading 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards – More Perceptive Than The Oscars®?
In many ways Birdman is a case of a great film that cannot sustain it’s greatness for more than 60 minutes. It eventually fails to live up to the amazing cast and the quirky tone that it sets up. The question is can I overlook the awfulness of the last 30 minutes?
Continue reading Michelle says Birdman Starts Strong but Stumbles Across The Finish Line
When I first heard that the lovable Minions from the Despicable Me movies were getting their own movie, I was dubious. Now that there is a trailer for Minions, I can see its potential.
Prepare to meet Kevin, Stuart and Bob – and learn the amazing history of the Minions by checking out the trailer following the jump. Minions will be in theaters July 10, 2015.
Continue reading Historical/Hysterical Trailer: MINIONS!
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a brilliant bombastic, bizarre skewering of: superhero movies, egocentric actors, actors’ insecurities, Broadway, Broadway critics, and pretty much all things entertainment.
The story of Riggan Thomson’s (Michael Keaton) effort to be taken seriously as an actor/director/playwright after having starred in three superhero movies twenty years ago – Birdman is directed as a continuous shot (which is difficult because the film takes place over a considerably longer period that its two-hour running time).
Continue reading Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): A Fabulous Fiction Rooted In Truth!
A actor struggles to mount a play on Broadway. Normal, right? Broadway is never easy. But this actor was once a movie god, playing the iconic superhero, Birdman. Combined with his ego problems, troubled family life and fading career, that’s a lot to put on any guy’s plate.
Is he nuts? The new international trailer for Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman suggests that might be a possibility. Check it out after the jump.
Continue reading Insane Trailer: Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman!