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Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman' Will Not Be Going To Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 11:05 AM
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Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis will star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s BIRDMAN.
In a few days the Cannes Film Festival will announce their slate, and while we have our guesses as to what movies will feature on the Croisette, one film that was widely expected to showcase in the south of France won't be in the lineup.

Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman' To Open October 17

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 11:32 PM
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Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis will star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s BIRDMAN.
The wacky, theater-based, somewhat-meta comedy is tough trick to pull off, but we'll be damned if Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu isn't pulling together a helluva cast together to try and make his upcoming "Birdman" work. Before we even get to that, we're just excited to see Iñárritu shift gear completely and move away from his trademark heavy drama into what could possibly be his own "I Heart Huckabees." Or something. Either way, the possibilities for this being awesome are certainly up there, and we have our fingers crossed and undoubtedly, these set photos have stoked our excitement a little bit more.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Picture Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 5, 2014 1:19 PM
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 The 2015 Best Picture Contenders, Premature pics
The star of "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" and the singer from 30 Seconds Of Mars are Oscar winners, "12 Years A Slave" beat "Gravity," Adele Tazeem became the most famous non-existent person on the planet, and no one's stopped talking about selfies for about 72 hours. The streets of LA are now full of discarded The Weinstein Company interns, who haven't seen daylight for months and are only capable of saying the words "Everything you are and everything you have is 'cos of that butler." Yep, the 2013/2014 awards season has come to an end.

Andrea Riseborough Joins The Increasingly Great Cast Of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Comedy 'Birdman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2013 5:59 PM
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Well, hell... As if lining up Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton wasn't enough, the cast for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comedy "Birdman" just keeps getting better and better.

Edward Norton Flies To Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Comedy 'Birdman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2013 10:39 PM
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We don't always see Edward Norton exercise his comedy chops, but he's definitely got 'em. From last year's "Moonrise Kingdom" to the underseen "Leaves Of Grass" to the underrated "Everyone Says I Love You", even to his directorial effort "Keeping The Faith," the actor has got a funny bone. And lucky for us, he's going to put it to use once again.

Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts & Zach Galifianakis To Star Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Comedy 'Birdman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 3:41 PM
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Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis will star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s BIRDMAN.
Generally known for his tough, harrowing dramas like “Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful,” we've been waiting patiently to see what Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu would be doing next. His options of late have included the con man/criminal drama "Flim-Flam Man" and the period vengeance tale "The Revenant," but it looks like his next feature will find him changing gears in and taking something a lot more lighthearted.

Alejandro González Iñárritu To Direct Awesome-Sounding Comedy 'Birdman'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 7, 2012 5:05 PM
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“Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful” are each of them meditations on the human condition, the interconnectedness of human suffering, and the threads that bond us through tragedy. Each one of these four films by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu are generally some form of bruising emotional journey, the latter, "Biutiful" being so bleak it bombed at Cannes in 2010. But some critics, including yours truly, loved it for its punishing but beautiful look at love and anguish (I named it my #1 movie of the year). Does Iñárritu sound like a happy man to you? If not, well, he's finally changing gears in a big, big way.

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