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The Power of the Dog Review 'Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the great actors working today'

#EDWARDNORTON Teams Ups With @osklen To Sell Special Edition #BIRDMAN Jacket To Benefit @MaasaiWild

EDWARD NORTON TEAMS UP WITH FASHION HOUSE OSKLEN AND SOCIAL SHOPPING PLATFORM FANCY TO SELL SPECIAL EDITION OF HIS ‘ BIRDMAN ’ JACKET FOR THE MAASAI WILDERNESS CONSERVATION TRUST Actor and philanthropist Edward Norton is teaming up with Oskar Metsavaht, creative director of Brazilian fashion brand Osklen and founder of Instututo E, a non profit organization,based in Rio de Janeiro, focused on sustainable projects and Joe Einhorn, creator of social shopping platform Fancy to sell a special limited edition of the jacket worn by his ‘Birdman’ character, Mike Shiner, called “The Shiner.” The jacket will be available exclusively via Fancy, and at Osklen stores in Miami and New Your City and all proceeds will go directly to benefit the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, www.MaasaiWilderness.org , an environmental protection and sustainable development project that Norton has been involved with for 12 years. Notes Norton: “I met Oskar Metsavaht at a Rio Climate Conference. W

Birdman Soars at Oscars

Offbeat showbiz satire bests Boyhood. By Brandon Wolfe The 87th Annual Academy Awards initially seemed like a horse race, but it wound up being strictly for the birds, as Birdman took home the prizes for Best Picture, Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Original Screenplay. Up until recently, Richard Linklater’s sublime Boyhood seemed like it had the Best Picture and Best Director categories all sewn up, but Birdman experienced a major resurgence in recent weeks, collecting several other major film awards in the lead-up to the Oscars. It would seem that the more insular showbiz milieu of Iñárritu’s surrealistic film struck a stronger chord with those in the film industry than did Linklater’s more universal film. The one prize that Birdman didn’t take home was the one that it initially seemed to have in the bag: Best Actor for Michael Keaton. The former Batman went home empty-handed as Eddie Redmayne won for his striking performance as Stephen Hawking i

Q&A With Director Alejandro G. Inarritu This Saturday

This week, the Landmark Theatre will present a retrospective exhibit of Alejandro G. Inarritu’s films. Show times listed below. Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 12:30pm Q&A with Director Alejandro G. Inarritu & Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to follow the film The Landmark Theatre 10850 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 AMORES PERROS Monday, February 2 at 7:30PM 21 GRAMS Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30PM BABEL Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30PM BIUTIFUL Thursday, February 5 at 7:30PM Please Leave A Comment-

#BIRDMAN On Digital HD Today & Blu-ray February 17th

BIRDMAN On Digital HD™ Today -- Blu-ray™ and DVD February 17 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises invite audiences to take flight with a New Regency / M Productions / Le Grisbi production, BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) – winner of two Golden Globes® Awards and 9 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, the critically-acclaimed film soars onto Blu-ray™ and DVD February 17 and is now available on Digital HD™. “Daring, devastating, and howlingly funny; [with] Michael Keaton delivering the best performance of his career” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), BIRDMAN has been hailed as one of the most exciting and talked about films of 2014. Directed, written and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN tells the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), (Batman, Robocop, Need For Speed) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up t

Nominees For The Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced Today

Nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning. Birdman and Modern Family scored the most noms, with four each, including noms for best motion picture cast and best comedy series ensemble. Birdman was also nominated for best actor ( Michael Keaton ), best supporting actor ( Edward Norton ) and best supporting actress ( Emma Stone ). Boyhood scored the second most film nominations, with three, including ones for best motion picture cast, best supporting actor ( Ethan Hawke ) and best supporting actress ( Patricia Arquette ). A full list of nominees after the Jump... Two tales of real-life geniuses, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything , each landed three noms. Both titles were nominated for best cast and best actor ( Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything ). The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones also scored a best actress nom, while The Imitation Game's K

Birdman Review: Don't Listen to the Hype

Michael Keaton's Birdman is one part bore-fest and two parts "Why did I agree to see this?" Warning: This review contains MAJOR SPOILERS. In Birdman , Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor who once played a flying comic book hero named Birdman, but whose recent exploits have landed him on Broadway. Riggan is also trying to ignore the character bulls eye that once garnered him millions but left him emotionally empty; now, he's funding his own production of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and desperate to be taken seriously. His cast includes the one seeking similar Hollywood cred (Naomi Watts) and his on-again/off-again fuckbuddy (Andrea Riseborough). But when the show loses one of its actors, his pretentious replacement (Edward Norton) starts to undo Riggan's comeback, leaving his post-rehab daughter (Emma Stone) to question his intentions and sanity, while his lawyer (Zach Galifianakis) tries to keep the

October 2014 Movies On Our Radar

After two terrible months, October shapes up nicely in our On the Radar Preview. We hate being right. Last month, we predicted that the Domestic Box Office for September 2014 would be one of the worst in recent memory, and it sadly kept its promise, slogging in well under 2013 with $273.8m and nearly beating the venerable 2001 haul of $268.5m. The quarter was also the worst since 1996, taking in just $2.5b - yes, that period includes Summer 'blockbusters.' With these infamies behind us, we now move into the pre-Oscar/Holiday film season, a period that usually delivers memorable features while a few even make their case for February considerations. This month, we find an appealing mix of WWII tank drama, spine-tingling horror, as well as a few genuine Oscar contenders. Here is our On the Radar preview for October 2014: Annabelle (October 1st) Plot: A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their hom