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Trailer: Michael Keaton in 'Birdman'

Here's the synopsis from IMDb:

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

And here's the trailer:

Yeah, Michael Keaton. Yeah, Batman

I am so there. 

I say this as someone who isn't a huge fan of writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“21 Grams,” “Babel”). I explain some of it in my review of “Biutiful.” I was probably too harsh there but I just remember being bored. Iñárritu often takes a depressing path to tell me what seems obvious. I'm probably still being too harsh. 

This, though? If it can get at our national and international superhero fixation? Our cultural regression into childhood? Or overwhelming need for the wish-fulfillment fantasy? The great, strong, father figure? Get at that shit.

In theaters in October. 


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Posted at 07:40 AM on Fri. Jun 13, 2014 in category Trailers  


NickBob wrote:

Thank you. No idea this was coming down the pike. Keaton is still surprising.

Comment posted on Fri. Jun 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Nicholas G. Brown wrote:

I hope you don't mind, but I quoted your 'X-Men: First Class' review in a blog that I wrote:


I commented this here because there isn't a comment section on your 'First Class' page.

Comment posted on Sat. Jun 14, 2014 at 09:33 AM
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