Here's the Birdman/Harvey Birdman Crossover We've Been Wanting

For some of us, it was hard to ignore the fact that Academy Award-winner Birdman immediately conjured images of a different masked character than the one who spoke to Michael Keaton's Riggan Thomson. Well, When No One Gets Your Cosplay (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance) has arrived to put both characters… » 3/17/15 12:00am 3/17/15 12:00am

Birdman Deserves This Action Figure Even More Than An Academy Award

Yeah, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture is nice and all, but I bet what director Alejandro González Iñárritu and star Michael Keaton were really hoping for was a sweet toyline for the film. At least they have this majestic fake toy commercial to show them what might have been. » 2/24/15 1:32pm 2/24/15 1:32pm

Birdman Inspired Hugh Jackman to Play Wolverine "Until I Die"

If we see a dozen more movies with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, we'll have this year's best picture, Birdman, to thank. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jackman spoke from the perspective of watching Birdman as an actual actor with an iconic superhero role. And the movie may have struck much closer to home for him… » 2/22/15 10:30pm 2/22/15 10:30pm

Sesame Street's Birdman Spoof Is Absolutely Spot-On

What if instead of being haunted by the fictional superhero Birdman, an actor was being stalked by his alter ego, Big Bird? That's the premise of this absolutely perfect spoof from Sesame Street, "Big Birdman," featuring Caroll Spinney. » 2/19/15 4:34pm 2/19/15 4:34pm

Gorgeous BAFTA Posters Hide Plot Twists In the Shadows

For its awards held over the weekend, the BAFTAs commissioned posters for each of the best film nominees. In each one, designed by artist Malika Favre, character and plot development is hidden in the shadows. Above is part of the Birdman poster from the "Big Reveal" campaign. The full one is below. » 2/11/15 10:06pm 2/11/15 10:06pm

Original Birdman Ending Could Have Starred Johnny Depp

We really enjoyed Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, and the ending certainly left us with a lot of questions. However, the original ending would have been a bit more finite and even furthered one of the themes of Hollywood's obsession with ego and fame. Oh, and it would have featured Johnny Depp. » 2/06/15 4:40pm 2/06/15 4:40pm

Birdman Upsets Boyhood, Winning Top Honors At PGA Awards

Last night, Birdman won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the biggest prize of the of the evening, scoring an upset over Boyhood, which had been favored to win. The last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. » 1/25/15 8:57am 1/25/15 8:57am

At Least the Critics' Choice Awards Got a Bunch of Things Right

There were a fair number of disappointments in this year's Oscar nominations, but they were followed by some pretty stellar wins at the Critics' Choice Awards. Use them to salve your wounds. » 1/16/15 3:00am 1/16/15 3:00am

The Biggest Oscar Snubs Of 2015

The Academy Awards nominations for 2015 have dropped and we are kind of reeling from the snubs. No LEGO Movie, no Snowpiercer and no Birdman score. Here's our list of the snubbed. » 1/15/15 12:02pm 1/15/15 12:02pm

The 2015 Oscar Nominations Have A Lot Of Good And A Lot Of Bad

The 2015 Academy Award nominations are out, and they are actually pretty surprising. How the hell did The Lego Movie not get best animated feature? Meanwhile, Birdman is cleaning house with nine nominations, while it looks like Selma got the big snub. » 1/15/15 7:10am 1/15/15 7:10am

The Technical Tricks That Made Birdman Look So Perfect

There are many reasons why Birdman is so good. But one the ones that's harder to explain is the way the movie is shot and edited to look like a single long take. Variety talked to the film's digital colorist, Steve Scott, about how they achieve this effect. » 11/06/14 4:30am 11/06/14 4:30am

Why Superhero Movie Fans Need To See Birdman

Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero… » 10/22/14 12:21pm 10/22/14 12:21pm

The First 10 Minutes of Birdman: It Was Fucked Up and I May Love It

At the Birdman panel at New York Comic Con on Friday, Michael Keaton said that when he was approached about the movie, he was told that they couldn't describe the film to him. And, he said, having done it, he understands why: "Even now, I' know m not sure what happened." That is pretty much how I felt after seeing the… » 10/11/14 9:00am 10/11/14 9:00am

Michael Keaton's Birdman Takes Aim at the Press In Its Latest Clip

We've been completely in on this self-referential dark comedy from Alejandro González Iñárritu since the full trailer premiered. And this clip, a barbed commentary on the press, is only fuel to our fire. » 10/03/14 3:00am 10/03/14 3:00am

Michael Keaton's Birdman Movie Is Much Darker Than We Anticipated!

Get a good, long look at Michael Keaton's Birdman and behold the majesty that is this movie's insanity. We were already pretty excited about Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark comedy, but this trailer just upped the bar quite a bit. Damn, this looks good. » 7/31/14 2:45pm 7/31/14 2:45pm

Relive 10 Forgotten Cartoon Heroes Of The '60s

Last week, when I said that not all superhero cartoons were of the quality of Justice League Unlimited, the response was loud disagreement. So I looked into the matter and still kinda wonder: You want to see these guys again? » 10/03/09 12:00pm 10/03/09 12:00pm