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'Birdman' exclusive: A superstitious Inarritu on the 'ultimate collaboration'

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When the Academy Awards are announced Thursday morning, Birdman will likely be one of the films contending for the most nominations. Not only are its stars—Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone—considered shoo-ins, but the film is such an ambitious technical and cinematic marvel that it could win multiple mentions in the technical categories as well, from editing to cinematography to production design.

And, of course, writing and directing, too. Alejandro Iñárritu, who built this beast, directed a script he co-wrote with three collaborators. In this online-exclusive, the cast of the film talks about their fearless leader, who decided to tell a complicated story in the most complicated manner possible, giving the film’s subtitle—The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance—some additional meaning. READ FULL STORY

Under the Influence: Emma Stone on what inspires her

When the Birdman star and Golden Globe nominee tackles a role, it isn’t all about going Method. “Pop culture can conjure up useful feelings,” she says. “But it’s also really good for helping you zone the hell out.” Stone, 26, tells us what was on her mind during some of her most memorable performances—including the Golden Globe-nominated film and her current run on the Great White Way. READ FULL STORY

'Birdman' exclusive: Look behind the curtain of the 'play within the play'

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“I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” —Walt Whitman

Michael Keaton isn’t mid-sneeze in the photo above from Birdman. Actually, he’s executing the fierce war cry of Birdman, the iconic movie superhero who his character, Riggan Thomson, was famous for—before walking away from the role after Birdman III 20 years ago. In the new film, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Riggan has bet everything he has on adapting, directing, and starring in a Broadway play based on Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He too wants to make one final barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world, to prove his worth, not only to critics and his daughter, but himself. READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone is taking her 'Birdman' experience to Broadway

If there’s some of Michael Keaton’s past as a former big-screen superhero in the DNA of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, there’s also a bit of Emma Stone’s future. READ FULL STORY

Michael Keaton soars in new 'Birdman' trailer

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Michael Keaton got a career boost when he played Batman in both Batman and Batman Returns, and now he might get another one by playing a new superhero: Birdman.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), an actor who’s famous for playing superhero Birdman but is now struggling to get his life together as he puts together a Broadway show. The film, which also stars Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis, is set to open the Venice Film Festival August 27.

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'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Emma Stone sees dead people in Woody Allen's latest -- VIDEO

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Emma Stone “is a visionary and a vision” in the trailer for Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight.

The filmmaker’s latest takes him back to Europe — and back in time, circa the 1920s — where Stone plays a fake medium/mind reader. Or does she actually possess supernatural powers? Colin Firth is onto her — and begins to fall for her — in the South of France.

The film, which hits theaters July 25, co-stars Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver. Take a look: READ FULL STORY

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb on Gwen Stacy's fate in sequel: 'There's a cost to being a hero'

Warning: If you haven’t yet seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then you should absolutely stop reading right now. 

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Casting Net: Channing Tatum to star in 1970s-set crime thriller; Plus, Emma Stone, more

• Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) is attached to star in and produce an untitled ’70s-set crime thriller about a family man who must go undercover to take down a dangerous mob syndicate. Kristin Gore is penning the script, and Chicago/Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce alongside Tatum and Reid Carolin for Sony. This summer Tatum can be seen in 22 Jump Street (June 13) and Jupiter Ascending (July 18). [THR]

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Critical Mass: Will critics hamstring Spider-Man more than Electro will?

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one of comic-books’ most popular and cinematically reliable heroes is back in action. Perhaps a little cynicism has seeped into the franchise, what with it being rebooted so soon after Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s perfectly acceptable trilogy, but Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield have maintained the spirit of the character and instilled his universe with intense stakes and emotion. And lots and lots of backstory. And lots and lots of character seeds for future sequels and sidequels. But I digress.

This time, Spider-Man faces at least three supervillains, notably the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), Peter Parker’s frenemy and the wealthy heir to the Oscorp fortune. There’s also Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx), who’s been showcased extensively in the film’s trailers. Like Peter, Electro is the result of an Oscorp accident, a dweebish scientist named Max who falls into a tank of electric eels. (I hate when that happens.) “He transforms into a cool, glowing blue villain named Electro, who’s like a high-voltage cross between The King of Comedy‘s stalker Rupert Pupkin and Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen,” writes EW’s Chris Nashawaty. “He’s a powerless man who now has more power than he knows what to do with.”

While all current superhero tentpoles now seem bloated, at least the current Spider-Man series can rely on the genre’s truest romance, with real-life couple Garfield and Emma Stone providing believable sparks. At the end of the last film, Peter vowed that he wouldn’t put Gwen Stacy in harm’s way, but as they graduate from high school and their feelings for each other develop and mature, he finds that might be impossible. It’s a solid, human foundation to heap gigabyte over gigabyte of comic-book action.

Read Nashawaty’s entire review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below. READ FULL STORY

Inside 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' -- And Sony's strategy to supersize its franchise

This appeared in the April 4 issue of Entertainment Weekly.

WITH GREAT MARKETING comes great responsibility. In December, Sony released its first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — the idea, as always, being to spill exactly the right number of secrets and not half a secret more. “I was nervous about it,” says director Marc Webb. “But we wanted to raise the stakes. We want people to appreciate the scope of what’s to come both in this movie and in subsequent films.” So fans saw their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) swinging exuberantly between the gleaming skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. They saw him verbally sparring with his love, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and facing down evil in the sparkling blue form of Electro (Jamie Foxx). Spi-hards also got the briefest glimpse of two other famous foes, Rhino and the Green Goblin. And, in a tease that elevated the trailer from a pretty good ad for a movie to a document that fans studied with Zapruder-like intensity, they saw Vulture’s signature wings encased in glass at Oscorp, and wait, were those the long, telltale mechanical arms of Doc Ock?

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