Damn you, Blip
I went into this movie thinking it was a Harvey Birdman reboot.
Attorney at Law?
That's what I thought when I first heard about it on the obnoxious trending articles on facefuck (which is almost ironic, considering how the movie goes) and I thought, "wait, as in Attorney at LAW, Birdman? ...oh, no...oh well...wait, Keaton? ...Batman? Hey, this actually looks good!"
And I've wanted to see it since, and was not disappointed now that I finally have!
is everyone seriously going to do that everytime someone JUST uploaded a video onto Blip? bitch and moan? YouTube does the same shit too, guys
That sounds like something Blip would say.
So this is why people curse Blip.
Why doesn't brad make sure the blip video is working before embedding on the site?
Because sometimes I've got shit to do =)
How dare you sir...
You do realize that this is literally the fastest way to get the videos out to the public, don't you?
You may as well be complaining that you saw a trailer to a movie, and are really upset that it isn't out yet.
Obviously, Brad doesn't want you to see his videos...
but if you wait ten minutes- prest-o change-o
It gives him extra time to take out the video edit out all the racist comments Irving he might have left in.
Well, maybe not ALL of the racist comments.
It's really because he hates you but he's being nice about it.
"All 50 states have a freeze alert"
Not in Hawaii. It's still nice and warm here. A little windy today, though.
Must suck being a Mainlander, though.
Then again, my area isn't showing Birdman nor do I think it ever will : (
"A little windy" huh?
Well Mr. Dayne, ever see A Fish Called Wanda?
Know what's my favorite line? May I quote it at you?
Do you think he'll get the Oscar Nod, considering Pompeii exists?
I've been waiting for you guys to do this one. Glad you finally got to watch it; I loved this movie, and I'd be okay seeing it like 2 or 3 more times. Michael Keaton better win the god damn Oscar for this one!
PLEEEEAAAASSSEEE do a faux Fathom review of "Batman". And please make it longer than an hour =)
Pigeon Slaver Brian optional.
I want them to straight up re-enact "Batman"!
Keaton's best performance is in Multiplicity as the durpy clone that got copied too many times
I like pizza. I like it!
Fuck yeah, Night Shift and Dream Team!
As much as I love Keaton in Batman (I consider him 'my' Batman too), if I had to pick ONE movie role of his that was 'real'..... I think I'd have to choose Beetlejuice. I'd love the thought of him showing up every time I say his name threefold.
Amen to that, Angel!
He was awesome as Batman (minus the killing, boo hoo hoo), but as the Juice he was ridiculously fun & creepy. Although with such a radical character performed with such grave-itas, why was there never a sequel? Oh, we got a Keaton-less cartoon spinoff but no sequel?
It's nice to know before Dredd there were other awesome flicks not sequel worthy.
The only other performance this year that I can think of to give the acting in Birdman competition is JK Simmons in Whiplash.
Ralph Fiens Grand Budapest Hotel.
I'm quite fond of Joaquim Phoenix in "The Immigrant". He bounces between passive-aggressive prick and psychotic asshole pretty well. I'm voting for a Golden Globe nomination.
I saw this movie last night, and yeah, SO many moments where the movie could have ended on a dark note, and I refused to check my clock throughout the entire movie just so I wouldn't go "no, it's too soon, there's still some movie left; this is a bluff" and ruin the tension of the scene. Good thing too, because I was able to use my own memory to figure out some moments, like "no...no, this CAN'T be the end; early in the movie the play rehearsal mentioned someone messing up a gunshot to their own mouth, that HAD to be foreshadowing, he HAS to be alive, right? Right?!? ....OH THANK GOD, he LIVES!" That was honestly my most intense moment. I goddamn loved this movie.
Our audiences were amazingly different, though. Maybe it's because I'm in Southern California and things are different, but my theater was filled with elderly people, many of them 70-80 year old biddies (dead serious). I honestly thought I was in the wrong theater as they kept shuffling in as if the old folks bus all dropped them off together, but nope, they were all there for Birdman, and they loved it! I guess Keaton just has a way with the grannies.
It was such an amazing experience having these sweet old ladies, the kind you wouldn't expect to steal your beer and giant cowboy hat, laugh at crude, vulgar remarks and constant F-Bombs; it was the most kickass group of elderly people I've ever been with and I'm 30 years old, I'm the kind of guy that would be at your guys' theater's audience, I was EASILY the youngest person in my theater, and that in itself made me so happy for so many reasons.
Although I was kind of hoping you guys would talk about the snobbish newspaper critic who writes her generic, label-plagued "reviews" ahead of time, fully prepared to shit all over something without even seeing it....if only because it would lead to a Josh Hadley joke. But seriously, the moment Keaton said "what drives a person to want to become a critic", that's when I thought, "oh they've gotta have something to say on this in the car!", but darn! Can't win 'em all, I guess...but then again, Keaton can fly, so in a way, we did win 'em all, heh.
Hell, Keaton was so good, that Blip didn't even give me any shit for this video, because that's how that works, apparently.
TL DR- it's a good movie.
You're the reason why "professional" movie reviews are dog shit! Bad dog! No biscuit!
And "LloydFan" has his own Fake Josh Hadley going around, so for all I know, you really are a dog in disguise.
You still are not funny, dickbag.
I really loved this movie's irreverant tone and unique cinematic style, full written review here: http://fronttowardsgamer.com/2014/11/05/birdman-review-moviecomics/
It sucks you guys have to wait 2 months to get a fantastic movie... I have to wait until fucking January 15 2015, fucking Hollywood hating Australia
Fuckin ay, sick of gettin fucked over because of geography - it's the fucking internet age people, can you maybe hurry up a bit. stupid cunts.
Brad, if you haven't already you should watch the documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune" it is by far the most amazing, yet depressing movie I have ever seen in my opinion.
Oh man that connection between Birdman and Winter's Tale. I found that really amusing for some reason.
Man I hope Guardians is still on your top 10 at this point because there have been so many good movies this year for Brad. I'm glad that it's all spreading out nicely but it's making it so there's going to be some really good movie cut out of the top 10 at the end of the year. Granted Christmas looks like a shitstorm so the run is ending.
And I watch to the end on these in case it wasn't obvious. However as much as I'd like to, can't go to a con across the country.
What do you have against Charlie Kaufman? He's a good writer. Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine are great movies. Whats the deal?
lol I guess me saying "this movie has when I like about Charlie Kaufman, and none of the stuff I dislike" translates to "I hate Charlie Kaufman and all of his movies!!!"
I loved Eternal Sunshine and Confession of a Dangerous Mind, I liked Adaptation, and I couldn't stand Being John Malkovich. Sometimes he can just do weird shit for weird shit's sake without it leaving much of an impact on me, and that I don't like, but overall I think he's a good writer.
Maybe you were tired when you saw Being John Malkovich. But I think most people miss the storyline of two lesbians discovering their lesbianism through a portal that makes people someone they aren't. It's a film about sexuality (the lesbian line just being one example).
It's his least "weird for weird sake" film. That's Adaptation.
Also, did you see Synecdoche, New York? Along with BJM, its the Kaufman film I think needs to be seen more than once to get the message.
Just like he was tired during "Man of Steel"?
I loved "Eternal Sunshine" (ranked ~6 on my favorite movies list), but I haven't seen any other Kaufman movies; I'm just a Jim Carrey drama fan. And I'm a "Truman Show" kind of guy anyway (ranked 4th).
Michael Keaton is absolutely fantastic in this. Definitely hopes it brings on the Keatonaissance.
I was actually really underwhelmed by the movie itself. It has a lot to say yet ultimately feels like it said nothing of note. Like the kind of movie made by a pretentious film student who hasn't actually seen a lot of movies but thinks they're being edgy and clever when it's actually kind of rote.
I'm very much in the "emperor wears no clothes" mind on Alejandro Inarritu (not as much as The Dissolve, the only ones who eviscerated this movie). Anyway, felt it was okay and interesting but overrated as hell. But so glad it gave Keaton a shot an Oscar.
Not one mention of Beetlejuice?
Also, not one mention of Zach Galifianakis in "Birdman" either?
I loved Bale in Begins, hated him in Dark Knight & tolerated him in Rises so yeah, whatever floats in your moat.
Also, I don't defend "Returns", that's what happens when you give Burton full control of something that isn't his, chaos! But as far as the 1st one goes it & Begins are tied for my favorite.
But here's thing, maybe it was a soundstage but Burton's Batman lived in Gotham, not Chicago. He drove a "Batmobile", not a hummer/tank abortion project, there are other things but lastly, yeah he killed the Joker & the black thug, so what?! I've never had the pleasure of reading any of the vintage Bob Kane & Bill Finger comics, but he did kill people back then. Now I prefer Batman to not kill like the next geek but for the context of THAT story, I forgive it. I don't forgive Tim for making Joker the killer of his parents, nor did I get bitchy when Alfred led Vicky to the cave. I look at this as she figured out who he really was, I mean she may not be as bright as Lois Lane but maybe it was a lucky guess. f you can't accept that then watch the movie again, Alfred isn't exactly subtle about his disapproval of Bruce's nocturnal activities. Perhaps he should've given a long, boring speech to bring him to his senses.
Now, in the "perfect Batman film" Dark Knight, Batman could've struck from the shadows & easily disarmed Harvey & saved the stupid kid without killing him. But he didn't, he just charged, knocking Harv off to his alleged doom. But he didn't & nobody complains. . .
*To whoever may reply, MoS has nothing to do with this so don't bring it up. Thanks!
I think Burton's Batman just balanced darker themes and fantasy better than Nolan. Burton's Batman universe could have made King Tut or Man Bat work in a way Nolan's couldn't. I can't remember his name coz it's late but they should give Batman to the Hellboy Pacific Rim guy. Take it back to dark fantasy.
You're thinking of Guillermo del Toro, good sir.
Uh, I haven't seen a lot his films but Hellboy was fun & being a monster movie fan, I looooooved Pacific Rim. Blade 2 was also cool but a Batman film by him would scare the hell out of me & possibly not in a good way.
Here's the thing that really frustrates me with the Nolan trilogy, he wants to be realistic, fine. He could've used Mr. Zsaz (more), Riddler, Black Mask, Hush, Mad Hatter, Deadshot, Hugo Strange or the Ventriloquist & Scarface. UGH!
Speaking of Man Bat, try not to hate me but if you own Batman Forever on special edition dvd or blu ray watch the "hero profile" on Batman. There's a pan up of Val & behind him is what I can only assume is the giant bat from his flashbacks. Holy creepshow, Batman! It's sooooo freaky awesome!
Anyway, thanks for the reply Mr. Hand! :-)
Maybe you guys can check out The Imitation Game if it ever comes to Springfield, then see if Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is Oscar-worthy compared to Keaton's!
There was a RE-RELEASE OF BATMAN?! Why the hell did no one promote this? That's the ONE Batman movie I haven't seen in the theatre!
Great another movie that isn't out until 2015. I guess I should start a list... John Wick and now Birdman for January 2015.
I absolutely loved this movie, thoroughly. I believed every character had an entire person behind them, the dialogue was electric and engaging. And I live in Myrtle Beach but it still just got here, it's so weird how this movie is being released.
Glad you boys liked the film! Let me know if you ever need legal council.
Hey, you get that thing I sent ya?
So, this movie is a happier version of a mix between Batman and Black Swan?
"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" Come on! Keaton Batman forever. It's probably my favorite superhero movie.
Anyway, I'm glad you guys liked Birdman. One of my favorite moments was when Emma Stone turns around and screams at the flower guy while she's skyping.
Have fun at Mockingjay. As a movie theater employee I can say I always appreciate the people who show up at the 8 o'clock showings instead of the midnight showings.
No mention of Johnny Dangerously?
Well, I guess someone has to do one. Hold on.
"You shouldn't have slapped me with a newspaper, Birdman. My father slapped me with a newspaper once....ONCE!"
Ok.....But ONLY the version that keeps in the Weird Al song....
Damn, you beat me to it. I love Johnny Dangerously
I vote for a Team Snob retrospective on "Batman 89."
I love these midnight ramblings, Brad & Co. I live in Denmark so usually I got to wait a long fucking time for movies like Birdman to appear in a Danish theatre (I think this is scheduled for release in February in Denmark)
Your review has only raised my expectations for this movie. I also grew up with Mr. Keaton and the '89-Batman. It sound like I may have a new favorite Keaton-performance when this movie hits. Keep bringing 'em :-)
You guys shouldn't complain about Birdman only now coming to your theatre. You know when it comes out in Belgium? January 28. Fuck! Guess there's no choice but to pirate it.
please, PLEASE make a religious propaganda movie
I was really looking forward to this movie but didn't know when it would come to my theater. I was planning on seeing Nightcrawler for my birthday and when I looked at the time listings, I saw Birdman. Best birthday gift ever. Easily my favorite movie of the year and I will spread the movie all around when it comes out for bluray and digital
You lucky son of a gun. It's not at my local, so I'm going to have to take an hour and a half train journey into Manchester to watch it. So worth it, though. It's Michael Keaton. He's Batman.
That sucks. I hope that when you do get to see it, it'll be worth the trip. For now, I'm kind of pissed that they took it away now just as I was planning to go see it again.
Sorry Brad, no ad money this time. I want to see this movie. Badly. So no clicks from me.
To make it up to you, I'll go watch the Black Rage riff again. Don't worry, You do not have to join me.
"We don't have any snow yet, just a sprinkling."
I watch until the end. Your ass never runs out of shit.
Batman on Broadway?