Movies BIRDMAN Takes Flight in New International Trailer written by Robert Reineke July 31, 2014 Yeah, I know that BIRDMAN isn’t truly a superhero film, but it’s a film about an actor struggling from his legacy of portraying a superhero on the big screen. Starring Michael Keaton. I figure some here are interested. Not least because it looks really good and has potential Oscar contender written over it. Like most marketing campaigns, this second trailer starts to lay out what the story is actually about, who the characters are, and what’s at stake. In this case, it appears as if the sanity of Michael Keaton is one of the stakes in play. That certainly is something that makes the casting of Keaton more appropriate than casting the likes of Kilmer, Clooney, or Maguire as there’s always been an edge about him and he’s certainly acted like he’s mentally unbalanced in the past. I’m probably not alone here, but I’m psyched to see Keaton in a leading role again. Here’s the trailer. Warning: NSFW Language. The movie is scheduled for release on October 17, 2014 although it’s already playing in several film festivals beforehand. BIRDMAN Takes Flight in New International Trailer was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Birdman 5 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Brand New INTERSTELLAR Trailer Explores The Cost And Wonder Of Space next post New Trailer And Images From Disney’s INTO THE WOODS! You may also like Open Forum: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY –... November 19, 2015 Steven Soderbergh reimagines 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY January 14, 2015 Retro Review: The Muck Encrusted Beauty of... October 31, 2014 The Hunger Games – President Snow Calls... June 25, 2014 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES... December 18, 2013 Trailer: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF... December 10, 2015 What Could Have Been: Brad Bird’s THE... April 19, 2015 Open Forum: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT... June 3, 2016 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Makes a First... June 26, 2014 Alan Taylor In Talks To Direct TERMINATOR... September 6, 2013 stock Interesting anyway. Don’t know about Oscar, but its a good role for Keaton. Keep the offbeat stuff coming, Robert. Have you seen Hercules? Not bad, considering it was directed by the hated Rat. Based off a comic book too, I believe. At least it wasn’t Marvel’s Hercules, cuz that guy is a goof. Robert Reineke Obviously, we’ll have to see it to actually assess its chances at Oscar nominations, but based on the pedigree of the director, its position on the calendar, and the fact that it’s opening the Venice Film Festival and closing the New York Film Festival, I think it’s fair to say that the creators and distributor have Oscar potential in mind. It’s also fair to say that there are at least 20 films coming out before the end of the year with those same aspirations and most are going to fall short, perhaps Birdman included. stock Love to see Keaton get an Oscar nod. I’ve been a fan of his since Night Shift. Despite being somewhat crazy, he seems like a regular guy as well. He’s not my favorite Batman, and I was a bit mad that he didn’t bulk up until he played a Hannibal Lecter type psycho well after his Bat movies, but he’s always good. Michael Lalaian My absolute favorite Batman (until Affleck, maybe). Art imitating life, this looks absolutely beautiful, imaginative and thought provoking. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it. Casey Alan Jones Man, Hanna-Barbera is really going dark with this adaptation of Birdman. I wonder if Space Ghost will show up in a post credits sequence.