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Best Picture ‘Birdman’ Flying Back to 1,000 Theaters (Exclusive) “Birdman,” named Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, is returning to theaters in a big way. Fox Searchlight said Monday that it will have the dark comedy in more than 1,000 theaters this weekend.  Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, the film also won a Best Director Oscar. Re-releasing the film is a bold play by distributor Fox Searchlight, because it became available on DVD and On-Demand last week.

Boyhood Didn’t Win Best Picture But Could Get a Sequel IFC Films Just because Boyhood didn’t win Best Picture last night doesn’t mean its Oscar hopes are over. Remember, The Lord of the Rings didn’t win Best Picture on its first try, either, but after two sequels, Peter Jackson’s series received the honor. Maybe we just need to wait for Boyhood 3? Of course, given the way the first one was shot, it would probably take a quarter of a century to see that happen. Or maybe not.

Watch the Best and Worst Moments of The 2015 Academy Awards The instant the 87th Annual Academy Awards ended, the dissection began. What was good? What was bad? Was anything offensive? How about inspirational? This year’s event, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, had all of that and more.

Birdman has inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine until he dies Hugh Jackman has gone on the record about how hard it is to maintain the physique needed to portray Wolverine on the big screen, however it's obviously he loves playing the mutant. This has lead to some thinking that Jackman will hang up the adamantium claws in a few years, but in an interview with Cigar Aficionado, the actor says after checking out Michael Keaton in BIRDMAN, he doesn't want... Read More...

Fox News’ Stacey Dash ‘Appalled’ by Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Pay Equity Speech Fox News contributor Stacey Dash didn’t take kindly to Oscar winner Patricia Arquette demanding wage equality for women while accepting her first Oscar on Sunday. “I was appalled. I could not believe it,” Dash, a former actress, said on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history. In 1963, [President] Kennedy passed an equal pay wall. It’s still in effect.

Oscar Nail-Biter – ‘Birdman or ‘Boyhood’ The Oscars are nearly here and the race is still up in the air. The chatter in, around and after the Independent Spirit awards on Saturday was how the vote might split for the Oscars on the morrow. “Birdman.” Richard Linklater. “Boyhood.” Alejandro Inarritu. At the Spirit Awards, “Birdman” won, and Linklater took Best Director.

2015 Oscar Winners List: The Complete Results of the 87th Academy Awards The 2015 Oscars winners will be presented tonight at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood and televised live on ABC starting at 7:00pm EST/4:00pm PST. We will update this complete list of Oscar winners as they’re announced on the show, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the latest from the Academy Awards. You can read our full list of 2015 Oscar winners predictions here. Continue reading…

Best and Worst of the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards It still may not be great, but the Spirits have hit their own sort of groove. A run down of what worked and what didn't.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

LOL: Sesame Street’s ‘Birdman’ Parody Is Oscar-Worthy Not many of us can relate to Riggan Thomson’s exact predicament, because not many of us got world-famous playing avian heroes. But you know who can? Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird, in this pitch-perfect spoof of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman. Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants follows Spinney as he asks himself questions like “How did we get here?” and gets advice from a certain giant bird. Watch the Sesame Street Birdman parody after the jump.

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