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Minions - International Trailer

It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long with limited access to their staple diet of bananas and very little in the way of intelligence. But they make it their life's work to follow and serve the most despicable of villains in return for their care - though, as time goes on, it seems there are fewer and fewer baddies left in the world, ever decreasing down to the Minion's own ineptitudes. From dinosaurs to vampires, Minions have always been loyal to the evil they serve, but after each tragic and accidental death, they are forced to move on. Stuck in a tight spot with no master to serve, they find themselves bored and depressed; that is until head Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide it's time to set out on an adventure. Through blizzards and mountains, never-ending fields and deadly oceans they travel until they reach New York in 1968. They hitchhike to Orlando's annual Villain-Con and it's there they find their new mistress, Scarlet Overkill, and their only hope of saving Minion-kind.

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'Birdman' Becomes The Front-Runner In Oscar Race

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Last weekend's two guild awards threw a whammy into the awards season that no one quite saw coming. While the favourite actors picked up Screen Actors' Guild prizes for their acclaimed performances - Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything', Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice', J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash' and Patricia Arquette in 'Boyhood' - it was the Best Ensemble prize that caused everyone to gasp: it went to 'Birdman'.

'Birdman' won the Best Ensemble cast award at the Screen Actors' Guild awards
'Birdman' won the Best Ensemble cast award at the Screen Actors' Guild awards 

The night before, at the Producers Guild of America awards, 'Birdman' had also won the night's top prize. Until now, 'Birdman' has only been seen as one of many to be gunning for the top spot. Now, things have changed: it's the front-runner; the film to beat on Oscar night.

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'Birdman' Wins SAG Best Picture, Blows Oscars Race Wide Open

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's stunning comedy-drama Birdman won top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday evening (Januart 25, 2014), beating heavy favorite Boyhood and effectively blowing the race for Best Picture at the Oscars wide open. The bookmakers responded immediately, cutting the movie's odds to leave it almost level-pegging with Richard Linklater's coming-of-age epic.

BirdmanMichael Keaton turns in a career best performance in the epic Birdman

Perhaps crucially, the SAG Awards are often an accurate barometer for the Oscars - far more so than the Golden Globes. If that holds true this year, than Birdman could find itself as a Best Picture winner, while Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will be crowned with the major acting awards. The British actor's turn as Dr Stephen Hawking saw him topped Michael Keaton for Birdman, while Moore won for Still Alice. The supporting gongs at the SAG's went to J.K Simmons for his explosive performance in Whiplash, while Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood. Both are heavily favoured to win Oscars. 

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Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch Lead The Pack At SAG Awards Tonight

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OK, so who’s nominated for the SAG Awards, happening tonight? The SAG ceremony is always more anticipated for the fashion and red carpet photos, rather than the actual show, but the winners list tends to be a good indicator for the Oscars later on. So, who’s on the list this year?

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Michael Keaton is among the leading nominees for the SAG awards this year.

Boyhood and Birdman will go head to head in the best picture race, since the SAG awards don’t have separate genre categories. Michael Keaton, who stars in Birdman is a clear favourite this season for the honor, having scored wins for best actor in a comedy at the Golden Globes and for best actor at the Critics' Choice Awards, while Patricia Arquette won for best supporting actress in a drama at both shows, with Ellar Coltrane picking up best young actor awards at the Critics' Choice. Birdman won best acting ensemble at the Critics' Choice.

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Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners

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Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.

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But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.

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Video - Michael Keaton Spotted On The Red Carpet At National Board Of Review - Part 3

'Birdman' star Michael Keaton and 'Selma' star David Oyelowo were spotted among the many famous movie star faces at the 2015 National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

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A Week In Movies: Awards Handed Out In Los Angeles And New York, Plus New Trailers For Ant-Man And The Snoopy And Charlie Brown Movie

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Into The Woods

In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.

Photos - 'Into The Woods' Premiere Held At The Curzon Mayfair, London

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Globes Photobomb: The Oscar Selfie Of 2015

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These days, it’s not an award show without an official selfie or photobomb or whatever image-related bandwagon Hollywood is hopping on that week. I’m talking, of course, about Benedict Cumberbatch, that painstaking “penguin” pronouncing pun producing pharaoh of the internet (feel free to pitch in a synonym starting with “p”).

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Benedict Cumberbatch: the most awkward Brit in showbiz?

Here’s the backstory. Displaying the typical Hollywood amount of cultural sensitivity, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were doing a bit on North Korea. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was posing for a photo-op with an in-disguise Margaret Cho. Oh, and guess who was behind the camera? A treat for older viewers – it was Michael Keaton. It kind of begs the question - is BC's photobomb this year's Oscars selfie?

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Golden Globes 2015 - A Reminder Of The Nominees

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Awards season is now picking up a head of steam, with the Golden Globes just around the corner. The ceremony is being broadcast on Sunday January 11th on NBC at 7pm, so here’s a little reminder of the front runners.

The nominations for 72nd edition of the annual awards show were announced on December 11th. The Michael Keaton-starring Birdman received the most film nominations with seven, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy category), Best Director and Best Performance for an Actor.

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Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, leads the way in the Golden Globes nominations with seven. The ceremony is on Sunday night.

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Birdman Review


Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious exploration of celebrity, art and commerce. And the clever casting of Michael Keaton adds another layer of meaning to the whole film, which is shot as one long wildly entertaining single take and pointedly subtitled "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance". Blackly hilarious and darkly emotional, this is an exploration of how show business can push a person to the brink of madness. And maybe knock them over the edge.

Keaton stars as Riggan, once a top movie star known for his three Birdman blockbusters. But he hasn't done anything notable since, and is now trying to reboot his career by directing, adapting and starring in a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler story. The problem is that no one will let him escape from the iconic superhero character he's best known for, least of all Birdman himself, who mentally haunts and taunts Riggan at every turn. Meanwhile in the theatre, Riggan locks horns with costar Mike (Edward Nortan), a controlling show-off brought in at the request of lead actress Lesley (Naomi Watts). As opening night approaches, Riggan and his producer-friend Jake (Zach Galifianakis) are also struggling with the demands of high-maintenance costar Laura (Andrea Riseborough), plus distractions from Riggan's daughter-assistant (Emma Stone) and ex-wife (Amy Ryan).

Inarritu and ace cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki tell this story as if it's one continuous snaky shot with the camera following Riggan through the maze-like backstage corridors, into the theatre and out into nearby Times Square streets. The virtuoso filmmaking is simply breathtaking, and it works perfectly because all of the characters are packed with pungent details and fully developed inner lives. The actors find all kinds of quirks that are both hilarious and darkly thoughtful, creating jagged interaction as they cross paths with each other, sparring riotously for attention. Every scene bristles with startling revelations and barbed jabs at the Hollywood system.

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'Boyhood' And 'Birdman' Among AFI's Top Films Of 2014

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Boyhood and Birdman continue their tussle as this year's awards season, with both movies being included on the American Film Institute's (AFI) top films of 2014. The Oscar frontrunners were joined by Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler and the British code-breaking drama The Imitation Game.

BoyhoodBoyhood is the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the Oscars

For the first time in history, the AFI chose 11 movies - instead of 10 - with Whiplash, Into the Woods, Selma and American Sniper also making the list. The selections come ahead of the Golden Globe nominations later this week, with both Birdman and Boyhood expected to pick up numerous nods.

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'Birdman' Dominates Spirit Award Nominations - But What's The History?

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Alejandro Inarritu's comic fantasy Birdman leads the nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards with nods in six categories including best picture. However, the most interesting development to come from Tuesday's list is the nomination of the major studio release - civil rights drama Selma.

BirdmanBirdman leads the Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Michael Keaton [above] is nominated for Best Actor

Birdman also received nominations for Inarritu as director, lead actor Michael Keaton, and supports for Emma Stone and Edward Norton. The movie follows a once-great Hollywood actor trying to reignite his career by mounting a Broadway play.

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'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]

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The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November). Check out the winners list and pictures from the ceremony!

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Benedict Cumberbatch won the award for Hollywood Actor.

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Is 'Birdman''s Protagonist Really Based On Michael Keaton?

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'Birdman' is currently receiving glowing reviews from critics and general audiences alike. The movie, which follows the story of an old super-hero movie actor trying to make a comeback by directing and starring in his Broadway debut, is receiving most of its praise directed towards the stars and director alike. But perhaps it is the infinity that the cast and director share which makes the film such a tight-knit product, as the star Michael Keaton has suggested the true message behind the movie.

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"Me and Ed [Norton] both think that everyone in the script is Alejandro, which is kind of true" explains Keaton, suggesting that writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu looked inward when coming up with the characters for the film. This comes from a conversation Keaton and Norton had about the nature of dreams, and how the subconscious mind effects the people and objects of a dream in a very personal way. Keaton explains: "there is a theory that when you dream - Ed was talking about it the other day - that you are everyone in the dream, actually there's also a theory that you are everyTHING in a dream".

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Make No Mistake, 'Birdman' Could Blitz The Oscars In 2015

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In the next couple of months, you're going to read a lot about Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu's masterpiece starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor attempting to mount a Broadway show. It's released in Canada today (October 24, 2014) though will be a mainstay on the awards circuit before the big one in February.

Michael KeatonMichael Keaton as Riggan in Inarritu's masterpiece 'Birdman'

Keaton plays Riggan, a once-great actor known for his performance as a well-known superhero. Inarritu's comedy-drama unfolds as Riggan prepares for his opening night on Broadway, chronicling his ego backstage and insecure, nervy co-stars - played wonderfully by Ed Norton and Naomi Watts. Zach Galifianakis has a stellar turn as Keaton's voice-of-reason manager, while Emma Stone plays his just-out-of-rehab daughter.

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Michael Keaton Discusses "100% Percent Original" 'Birdman' At New York Film Festival

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Michael Keaton has spent most of his career on the fringes of Hollywood even after playing such iconic roles as Batman and starring in cult classic Beetlejuice. It's fairly easy to draw parallels between Keaton and the character he plays in his latest film, Birdman.

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Michael Keaton stars in Birdman.

Read More: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer And Pictures].

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How A Boozy Night Could Have Led To Michael Keaton's Oscar Winning Role

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Cinema buffs love an on-paper weird casting that turns out to be genius. Quentin Tarantino has the knack for it - Travolta was nowhere, literally nowhere, when cast in Pulp Fiction and Kurt Russell was probably the only actor on the planet who could have pulled off Death Proof, despite his preceding credits reading Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, Poseidon and family-comedy Sky High.

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When Alejandro Inarritu - the man behind Babel, 21 Grams and Biutiful - recruited Michael Keaton for his avant-garde new movie Birdman, eyebrows were raised. Though an incredibly talented actor  and once regarded as one of the most in-demand on the planet, Keaton hasn't delivered a stand-out lead performance since Live From Baghdad, some 12 years ago.

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Michael Keaton And 'Birdman' Have Oscars In Sight After Telluride Festival

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Birdman conquered at in Venice and although the movie didn't go down quite as well at the Telluride Film Festival, it still got a huge nod of approval from the Colorado crowd and was probably the most accomplished and interesting work on offer - which tells you something of this movie's sheer quality.

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It's also a strange movie, given it's come from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - the man behind intense dramas Amores Perros, Babel, 21 Grams and Biutiful. Birdman on the other hand is essentially a comedy - a dark comedy, but a comedy nonetheless. Put it this way, should it be nominated for a Golden Globe, it'll find itself in the comedy/musical category. 

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Telluride Festival 2014 Line-up Could Include 'Best Picture' Oscar Winner

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The line-up for the Telluride Film Festival has been announced for 2014 and it appears to further cement the festival's knack of showcasing the movies that are eventually in the mix when the Oscar for Best Picture is eventually handed out. In recent years, Telluride has launched the likes of 12 Years a Slave, Argo and The King's Speech and this year appears no different.

BirdmanThe Oscar-tipped 'Birdman' will play at Telluride

Telluride will play host to Alejandro Gonzalez's Inarritu's black-comedy Birdman - an intriguing movie starring Michael Keaton that just scored 5 star reviews across the board in Venice. Also screening is Bennett Miller's true-crime thriller 'Foxcatcher' - a sure fire platform for Steve Carell to mount a serious Oscars challenge though also a movie that is destined to fight it out with Boyhood and others for the top honor.

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Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

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Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). 

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Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

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Birdman - International Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve in the intervening years, Riggan has adapted a Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and intends to direct and star in it as part of his big come back. In an attempt to show the world that he still matters, he ends up struggling most of all to prove his worth to both himself and his family. As troubles begin to emerge in the run up to the opening night, Thomas becomes haunted by his early fame, manifesting as a Birdman alter ego. 

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Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set For Venice Film Festival

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David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen in competition. It joins Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu's Birdman at the 71th Venice Biennale, organizers announced on Thursday.

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Manglehorn tells the story of a locksmith in a small town in Texas, who never managed to get over the love of his life. Gordon Green has good form heading into this - he directed the excellent Prince Avalanche (2013) and drama Joe (2013), the latter of which made everyone remember how good an actor Nicolas Cage actually is. It was tipped up as a possible Oscar winner by Almost Sideways back in March.

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25 Years Ago, Michael Keaton Let Slip The Ultimate ‘Batman’ Spoiler On Letterman

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This week marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman, a movie which, back in 1989 broke box office records and reinvigorated our obsession with the caped crusader. But before the film’s release, star Michael Keaton nearly managed to ruin it for everyone, when he revealed a little too much during an late night appearance on 'Letterman'.

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The day before Batman was set to open in theatres, Michael Keaton was out on the promotional trail and stopped by Letterman to help hype up the movie. Not that he really needed to, Warner Bros were already making sure that Batman was the one movie on everybody’s mind that summer. The studio had launched a massive marketing campaign that boasted a whole range of Batman related merchandise, as Keaton happily discussed with the chat show host.

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Michael Keaton V Edward Norton: What We Learnt From The ‘Birdman’ Trailer

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Michael Keaton is back in action with a new film on the way entitled Birdman, which actually looks as strange as it sounds. But from the trailer Birdman also looks to be one of the most interesting and exciting movies of the year so far. It’s a black comedy which centers around an actor, once famous for playing a superhero, who now finds himself trying to rebuild his career. The trailer has just been released and while it doesn't give too much away it did leave us with plenty of talking points as we eagerly await its release this October.

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1. This movie is crazy!

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Birdman - Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to believe he was just a one trick pony as he struggles desperately to get his Broadway debut underway having just written his first play. Things just don't seem to be going right for Riggin, however, when everything surrounding the production begins to fall apart and he has to cast a younger and cockier actor for the main role - a man he utterly abhors and feels he simply cannot work with. Not only that, but his personal life is also taking a massive blow and he must find a way to reconnect with his family so that, maybe, he can re-discover himself along the way.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

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We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind the camera for a start – and the cast is probably one of the most impressive and intriguing line-ups in recent years: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galfianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

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Oh, and then there’s the plot. Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Birdman) who once played an iconic superhero (Yeah, we know) and must overcome his own ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

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Need For Speed Review


It's difficult to understand how a movie about fast cars, tough guys and feisty women could be so little fun to watch. But the filmmakers, working from a popular videogame, have managed to make something only a gaming nerd could love. It's strikingly well shot, with a likeable cast and an eye-catching use of real stuntwork, but the limp script leaves it utterly joyless. Just a tiny hint of self-awareness goes a long way in these kinds of movies.

Our hero is Toby (Paul), a super-talented driver and mechanic stuck in small-town New York while his high school rival Dino (Cooper) makes millions on the racing circuit. Dino has also stolen Toby's ex-girlfriend (Johnson), and rubs salt in the wound by asking Toby to fix up a wildly valuable Mustang for him. Toby needs the cash to save his garage, so takes on the job with his pals (Cudi, Malek and Rodriguez). But things take a dark turn when Dino leaves Toby to take the fall for manslaughter. And when he gets out of prison two years later, Toby vows to get revenge, working with hellcat racing chick Julia (Poots) to enter the underground winner-take-all race organised by a radio deejay (Keaton).

Despite trying to fool us with various plot twists, the film's script is so by-the-books that we can predict everything that will happen next. So as it heads to its jaw-droppingly implausible finale, there isn't a single moment that surprises us. All we can do is try to engage with the characters, but they take themselves so seriously that this isn't easy. Clearly, director Waugh is much more interested in the cars than the people. So at least the driving scenes are visceral and sometimes thrilling in that choreographed stunt-driver sort of way. And they're notable because there isn't a digital effect in sight.

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Michael Keaton May Reprise His Role As The Eponymous Bio-Exorcist In 'Beetlejuice 2'

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle... For fans of the 1988 comedy, repeating the name of the mischievous bio-exorcist three times is not something one should take lightly. Especially if you're dead! Although Beetlejuice has been banished to the waiting room of death, he may be heading back to earth as Michael Keaton has revealed he is in contact with Tim Burton, the original film's director.

Keaton starred as Beetlejuice in the 1988 supernatural comedy, centred on a deceased couple who attempt to regain possession of their house once a living family move in. Geena Davies and Alec Baldwin play the ghostly couple who request Beetlejuice's help and after a number of complications, including Beetlejuice's attempted elopement with the family's daughter (Winona Ryder), successfully regain control of their home. Ryder is also rumoured to be reprising her role. 

Keaton, speaking to MTV, discussed the possibility of a second film at the Robocop junket in Los Angeles on Thursday (13th February). Although rumours of a sequel have been circulating since 2012 when it was revealed Seth Grahame-Smith was working on a script for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton has not mentioned the possibility of his involvement before. In the interview he said "I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another."

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'Mr Peabody' Takes Down 'Robocop', Because Robocop Is Rubbish

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While Robocop was staring over a dystopian land, contemplating whether to fight crime or corruption, or both, Sherman knelt down behind him and Mr. Peabody made the augmented super-enforcer look stupid by pushing him over.

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That’s what happened. Alright that’s not what happened. But ‘Robocop’ was beaten by ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ over in the U.K as both films enjoyed – or endured – their debuts.

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RoboCop Review


There's a robust, intelligent tone to this action remake that makes it continually intriguing, even if it's never properly exciting. The problem is that the characters are far too simplistic for us to care about, with moral dilemmas that are extremely cut and dried. Because the premise deals with several provocative themes, it wouldn't have taken much work to beef up the screenplay.

Set in the near future when American military robots patrol the world but are outlawed at home, the story centres on Omnicorp boss Sellars (Keaton), who is determined to sell his robots to the US market as police enforcers. So he decides to get around the law by putting a man inside a robot, drafting seriously injured Detroit cop Murphy (Kinnaman) as his guinea pig. Doctor Norton (Oldman) does an amazing job, building a machine around Murphy with extremely high technical capabilities. But Murphy can't help but worry about his wife (Cornish) and son, and he's obsessed with revenge over his attempted murder. So Norton is forced to use chemicals to suppress his emotions.

In other words, Murphy is actually more machine than man now, and operates at the whim of Sellars and his media spokesperson (Ehle), marketing nerd (Baruchel) and a rabid TV host (Jackson) to manipulate the US Congress to change the law. This greedy corporation gives the film a bite of satire, as does the issue of America's rampant willingness to brutally suppress anyone outside its borders. But without even a shading of complexity, the plot feels predictable and, frankly, rather dull. It's fun to watch everything happen, but our pulse rates never rise at all.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review

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Peter Parker is a teenager who has a lot to deal with after being bitten...

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Minions Movie Review

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Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them...

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Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been desperately looking for a master. From...

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It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long...

Birdman Movie Review

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Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious...

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Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in...

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Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make...