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Birdman Synopsis

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

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The Revenant Director Is Making A Virtual Reality Short Film And It Sounds Intense The Revenant Director Is Making A Virtual Reality Short Film And It Sounds Intense

Alejandro G. Inarritu has decided to follow up his Oscar winning antics on Birdman and The Revenant with a short film. But, as we've come to expect from the filmmaker, it's going to be a cutting edge short.

The Revenant Director Is Making A Virtual Reality Short Film And It Sounds Intense

Birdman: See All The Places Where The Camera Actually Cut Birdman: See All The Places Where The Camera Actually Cut

Last year’s Best Picture Oscar went to Birdman. While the film has some great performances that had a lot to do with that, another reason the film was so popular among movies fans was that it was a technically impressive as well.

Birdman: See All The Places Where The Camera Actually Cut

Edward Norton Knows How To Fix The Expensive, Overly Long Academy Awards Race Edward Norton Knows How To Fix The Expensive, Overly Long Academy Awards Race

There are patrons who go to see EVERYTHING that receives nominations from the Academy, as well as the smaller guilds. I think Ed Norton means well, but do you think that his ideas could ever come to fruition?

Edward Norton Knows How To Fix The Expensive, Overly Long Academy Awards Race

When Michael Keaton Started Thinking He'd Lose At The Oscars When Michael Keaton Started Thinking He'd Lose At The Oscars

If you were to ask Michael Keaton when he thought he was going to lose the Best Actor trophy for Birdman, he'd be able to give you a straight answer. That answer is a little different than you'd expect, and you can hear about it after the jump.

When Michael Keaton Started Thinking He'd Lose At The Oscars

Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up

The world's greatest filmmakers tell their stories from the very first frame in their movies to the very last. Need proof? Just watch the amazing supercut below, and you'll notice just how many brilliant films have beginnings and endings that work in stunning tandem.

Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up

The 7 Most Insane And Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Nominations The 7 Most Insane And Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Nominations

We expect a little insanity when the MTV Movie Awards come out. But the following 10 nominees are some of the most head-scratchingly bizarre recognitions, for assorted reasons.

The 7 Most Insane And Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Nominations

Birdman's Official Fake 90's Toy Commercial Is Awesome And Hilarious Birdman's Official Fake 90's Toy Commercial Is Awesome And Hilarious

Birdman's celebrating his Best Picture win in the best way possible... kicking ass in your backyard!

Birdman's Official Fake 90's Toy Commercial Is Awesome And Hilarious

Watch Michael Keaton Put His Speech Back In His Pocket After Losing At The Oscars Watch Michael Keaton Put His Speech Back In His Pocket After Losing At The Oscars

On Sunday, the Oscars turned out to be a pretty good night for just about any and all things related to Birdman. However, for Michael Keaton, the night was not quite so bountiful on a personal level.

Watch Michael Keaton Put His Speech Back In His Pocket After Losing At The Oscars

The Blunt Reason Howard Stern Hates Birdman The Blunt Reason Howard Stern Hates Birdman

Stern was discussing the Oscar race with late-night talk show host Seth Meyers, and decided to unleash on Alejandro Inarritu’s industry comedy. But Stern didn’t just give the movie a thumbs down. He full-on threw Birdman completely under the bus!

The Blunt Reason Howard Stern Hates Birdman

Why Michael Keaton Deserved To Win Best Actor Why Michael Keaton Deserved To Win Best Actor

No offense to Eddie Redmayne, but Michael Keaton deserved to win tonight's Best Actor trophy for Birdman. Find out why, after the jump.

Why Michael Keaton Deserved To Win Best Actor

The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015 The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015

Every year, the Oscars proves itself to be an extremely tricky affair. While many of the declared victors are ones that can be universally agreed upon – like J.K. Simmons taking home this year’s Best Supporting Actor prize for Whiplash - there are still other choices that left us scratching our heads.

The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015

Watch Neil Patrick Harris Strip For The Oscars' Wonderful Birdman Tribute Watch Neil Patrick Harris Strip For The Oscars' Wonderful Birdman Tribute

If you thought watching Michael Keaton march through Times Square in his tighty whities in Birdman was entertaining then you will most certainly be able to appreciate this little gem featuring the host of the 87th Academy Awards. Watch as Neil Patrick Harris re-enacts the iconic scene from Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest masterpiece.

Watch Neil Patrick Harris Strip For The Oscars' Wonderful Birdman Tribute

Birdman Ending: Why That Obscure Final Shot Makes Total Sense Birdman Ending: Why That Obscure Final Shot Makes Total Sense

Birdman's final shot has become one of the most talked about scenes this year. Because of its cinematic beauty? —Maybe. Because of its stellar performances? —Somewhat. No, more so than anything, it is still coming up in discussion because we have no idea what the hell it means.

Birdman Ending: Why That Obscure Final Shot Makes Total Sense

Emma Stone's 10 Best Performances, Ranked Emma Stone's 10 Best Performances, Ranked

It’s hard to imagine a time before Emma Stone existed in film. But, before 2007, the actress had barely touched any segment of the entertainment industry. Now, the 26-year-old actress has shown off her chops in an array of genres, and is currently up for her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Birdman.

Emma Stone's 10 Best Performances, Ranked

Why Birdman Should Win Best Picture Why Birdman Should Win Best Picture

Birdman, Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is the type of film that insults the state of the industry it inhabits, as well as the tastes of the audience that consumes it. Read on to find out why this qualifies the film for top honors, no questions asked!

Why Birdman Should Win Best Picture

Why Birdman Is Now The Clear Best Picture Frontrunner At The Oscars Why Birdman Is Now The Clear Best Picture Frontrunner At The Oscars

This year's Best Picture Oscar race has been an incredibly tight one, with various frontrunners jumping ahead before receding back into the scrum over the last few months. Recently it looked like Richard Linklater's Boyhood was a lock, what with its big win at the Golden Globes, but now it seems the tide has changed.

Why Birdman Is Now The Clear Best Picture Frontrunner At The Oscars

Birdman Was Originally Going To End With This Epic Johnny Depp Cameo Birdman Was Originally Going To End With This Epic Johnny Depp Cameo

Of all the films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman has what can certainly be called the most ambiguous ending. But that wasn't always the case.

Birdman Was Originally Going To End With This Epic Johnny Depp Cameo

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

Watch Michael Keaton Act Out Birdman Scenes, As Rewritten By Little Kids Watch Michael Keaton Act Out Birdman Scenes, As Rewritten By Little Kids

While Michael Keaton has earned heaps of praise and an Academy Award nomination for his darkly dramatic turn in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, we will never forget that most of the star's career has been dedicated to work in comedy.

Watch Michael Keaton Act Out Birdman Scenes, As Rewritten By Little Kids

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Forget Boyhood! We Might Have A New Best Picture Frontrunner Forget Boyhood! We Might Have A New Best Picture Frontrunner

For the past few years, the Producers Guild Awards have had a tremendously strong influence on the Academy Awards. In fact, the last seven PGA winners have wound up going on to take home the Best Picture prize at the Oscars. As a result, it’s certainly notable that Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home the award at this year’s ceremony – but it’s also interesting to note that the other two major winners weren’t even nominated by the Academy.

Forget Boyhood! We Might Have A New Best Picture Frontrunner

Emma Stone's Reaction To Her Oscar Nomination Is Filthy And Perfect Emma Stone's Reaction To Her Oscar Nomination Is Filthy And Perfect

Just about everyone is either “surprised,” “shocked,” “delighted” or “thrilled.” Too few actors actually drop F-bomb in their statements, however, which makes Emma Stone’s forwarded statement the best we’ve read in years… if not ever.

Emma Stone's Reaction To Her Oscar Nomination Is Filthy And Perfect

Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture? Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture?

Phase Two of the marathon is all about maintaining momentum if you are the leader, and introducing doubt if you are a neighboring competitor. Do you think any film can slow Boyhood’s roll between now and February 22?

Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture?

Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma

Are these five DGA nominees locks for Oscar? Not exactly. There have been exceptions over the years, where one or two DGA nominees didn’t carry over to Oscar’s ballot.

Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma

10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers 10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

Now that the dust has settled and all of the results are in, it’s time to look at the big winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes. Who or what gained the most momentum? Who or what lost the most? Read on to find out!

10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

2015 BAFTA Nominations, See The Complete List 2015 BAFTA Nominations, See The Complete List

The 2015 BAFTA Nominations were announced this morning and there were some surprising nominations among big time snubs.

2015 BAFTA Nominations, See The Complete List

The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users

If you ask me, no one really likes putting together a “best movies” list. It’s no easy task and your order is forever changing depending on your mood and environment. So it’s times like this when I enjoy turning the reigns over to outside sources. The community over at Metacritic has put together its annual best-of rankings, including the 20 best movies of 2014.

The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users

5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars 5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars

The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.

5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars

Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014 Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014

This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best online.

Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014

Why Michael Keaton Thinks The Birdman-Batman Comparisons Are Superficial Why Michael Keaton Thinks The Birdman-Batman Comparisons Are Superficial

When you first see ads for Birdman, it’s easy to make a comparison between real-life Michael Keaton and his character Riggan Thomson. Both became famous after starring in a massively popular superhero franchise, and both tried to make a name for themselves with other, more "serious" projects after a brief spell.

Why Michael Keaton Thinks The Birdman-Batman Comparisons Are Superficial

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