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Telluride — Actor Ethan Hawke is in the middle of a career high right now. In the space of a year he has been a part of two landmark films from director Richard Linklater, "Before Midnight" and "Boyhood," each of them the result of years and years of work exploring characters as they change across a wide spectrum of time. He has two films set to play the Venice Film Festival next week in Andrew Niccol's "Good Kill" and Michael Almereyda's "Cymbeline" and he's here in Telluride with his own directorial effort, an emotional documentary that is ostensibly a portrait of pianist Seymour Bernstein, but on a deeper level is an exploration by Hawke of finding satisfaction in one's art. It's a delicate piece of work that played like gangbusters to a Telluride premiere audience Saturday, rapt as the so wonderfully well-spoken Bernstein rattled off philosophical nuggets throughout a lively Q&A. »
- Kristopher Tapley
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
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- Peter Sciretta
While this summer was packed full of fun and exciting headlines and stories, nothing touched fans worldwide like the tragic news of Robin Williams' unexpected passing. The sad news stuck a chord within all of us and his recent death won't soon be forgotten. From his countless TV and movie roles (Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting) to his ability to make anyone laugh at any time, Williams was loved by everyone. You voted and rightfully chose the Oscar winner's passing at the defining news story of the summer. Let's remember the late star by taking a look back at his life in photos. »
Melbourne, Australia-based cartoonist Gavin Aung Than of Zen Pencils has created this awesome web comic titled Robin Williams: A Spark of Madness celebrating the late actor we all love and miss.
“I had no idea how to approach doing a comic about Williams until I read that he was a huge video game fan. In fact, he was so obsessed with the original Nintendo system and games that he named his daughter Zelda. Here’s a TV ad Williams and his daughter appeared in to promote Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo DS. Over 100,000 people have signed a petition asking Nintendo to name a character in the upcoming Zelda game after Williams. Here’s hoping they will. And in case they don’t, I’ve decided to pay my own 8-bit tribute to the great man.”
While Nintendo Of America released a response to the petition pretty »
This week, two dearly departed comedians were honored by the TV industry at large: Billy Crystal paid tribute to his friend Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Phil Hartman finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as well as an entire day dedicated to him). Elsewhere, Jeff Bridges — or was it The Dude? — stopped by The Colbert Report, a new trailer for Gone Girl debuted, and a pair of elephants rocked out to violin music. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
While the bulk of modern cinematic animation lives inside computers, with Pixar-style CG characters dominating the box-office, Laika has carved out its own creative space, with advanced stop-motion animated films like Coraline and ParaNorman that are breathtaking to behold. With The Boxtrolls, the old-school technology is as pristine and delightful as ever, and author Alan Snow’s literary characters spring to vivid life. Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright voices Eggs, an orphan human child who is raised by a band of trash-collecting underground creatures, and Ben Kingsley gives the proper snarl to Archibald Snatcher, who wants to exterminate the »
- Jeff Labrecque
The summer of 2014 has been a busy season for big headlines. All week long, you've voted for the top headlines in our Best of Summer: Biggest News Stories tournament and we're now down to the final round. The last two defining stories of summer that are left are the 2014 World Cup (and everyone's obsession with soccer for weeks) and the news of Robin Williams' tragic death at age 63. Both stories are big deals for obvious and different reasons. So which one do you think defines the summer of 2014? Vote in found four of our tournament and come back Friday to see who wins. »
This story first appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Television As the news of Robin Williams' suicide broke Aug. 11, CNN nearly tripled its usual Monday audience to 1.4 million viewers. (The bump was tiny for Fox News Channel, 2.4 million viewers compared with 2.35 million the previous Monday.) An ABC 20/20 special Aug. 12 set a summer high mark for the show with 7.4 million viewers, topping a Hillary Clinton show. Disney Channel broadcast Williams' work in Aladdin on Aug. 16 and scored the top-rated program on cable
- Alex Ben Block
By Mark Cerulli
“Ne Oldu, Ne Oldu, Veelyam Hayes…” That line from Midnight Express, delivered with swaggering menace by a depraved prison warden (played by the great Paul L. Smith) burned itself into this scribe’s cortex back in 1978. Alan Parker’s iconic film about the real-life ordeal of American student Billy Hayes caught smuggling drugs in Turkey and sentenced to a hellish prison became a cultural phenomenon – not to mention an international box office success. It earned glowing reviews and Oscars for screenwriter Oliver Stone and composer Gorgio Moroder. Hayes even met his wife Wendy at the splashy Cannes premiere. No joy for Turkey, though - there was an international outcry about their seemingly draconian justice system and the country’s once-booming tourism hit the skids hard. The gritty association »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” swung to an easy No. 1 debut on all three national home video charts for the week ending Aug. 24.
The sequel – which earned $202.9 million in U.S. theaters – bumped Lionsgate’s “Divergent” to the No. 2 spot on all three charts, where it had been No. 1 for the last two weeks.
According to Nielsen data, “Divergent” in its third week in stores sold just 15.3% as many copies as “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” On Nielsen VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart, the margin between the two was even higher, with the high-definition version of “Divergent” selling just 9.1% as many copies as the Blu-ray Disc of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
A two-pack of both “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and the first installment in the Marvel superhero reboot, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” available exclusively at Walmart, debuted at No. 3 on VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 12 on the First Alert sales chart, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
In the wake of his Aug. 11 suicide, Robin Williams is getting a high-profile posthumous biography by The New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff. Publisher Henry Holt announced the project today. No title or publication date was given. "Robin Williams was a cultural hero of mine,” Itzkoff said in a statement announcing the deal. “In the encounters and interactions I was able to share with him, he was always gentle and generous, humane and thoughtful and hilarious.” The publisher added the book would be the “the definitive, comprehensive account of Williams’s life.” Itzkoff penned the Times’ front-
- Andy Lewis
NBC's well-received tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards — gracefully performed by Williams' close pal Billy Crystal — could have taken a darker turn. Advocates from the National Suicide Prevention Network requested that NBC post its "lifeline" phone number following the segment, but producers declined. "Collectively we decided to celebrate the life of Robin Williams, not his death or, more to the point, the way he died," said a network spokesperson. "The Emmys telecast is a celebration, and the 'In Memoriam' section of our show is an important one. We believe we honored Robin
- THR Staff
Beyonce: wonderful performer, Vma superstar, drunk-in-lovemaker. But is she flawless? We have to say no. In this episode of The Snap, we count down Beyonce's 20 Biggest Flaws. Turns out Mrs. Carter isn't quite the untarnished gem we thought she was. Hmph! Check out all of The Snap's episodes: Ep. #22: Everything We Learned From Robin Williams Movies Ep. #21: A Tribute to the One Woman in Every All-Male Ensemble Ep. #20: Clueless at Comic-Con Ep. #19: The Comic-Con Preview We Need Ep. #18: We Review Every Celebrity Sex Tape Ep. #17: The Biggest Movie Bombs of 2014 Ep. #16: 25 Reasons to Worship Tilda Swinton Ep. #15: The Secrets of 'Transformers' Ep. #14: What to Know About the 2014 World Cup Ep. #13: The 10 Worst Types of Facebook Status Ep. #12: Why Meryl Streep Needs to Join 'Star Wars' Ep. #11: Everything You Don't Know About 'Maleficent' Ep. #10: Good God, »
- Louis Virtel
Jennifer Aniston recently miscarried, alleges In Touch. The reprehensible and false cover story, the latest in a long line of lies from a consistently wrong magazine that can no longer distinguish between fantasy and reality, comes one week after In Touch exploited Robin Williams rather than do real reporting. According to the outlet, Aniston's baby dream was "shattered" and she suffered "crushing heartbreak" when she "lost the baby" she and Justin Theroux were allegedly expecting. »
- Daniel Gates
On Today's Show Robin Williams Had Eyes on Vegas Floyd Mayweather has a New Bff... Warren Buffett! Did Karrueche's Joke about Beyonce Go Too Far? Crazy Drug Allegations on 'Love & Hip Hop' Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »
- TMZ Staff
"The legend is true," Tom Hanks writes in the new issue of Rolling Stone. "In 1978, word came from the set of TV's Happy Days. That week, Fonzie's ultracool was threatened by a stranger from another world. The guy playing the alien was hilarious."
The new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday) is devoted to the triumphant life and painful final days of a comedic genius: Robin Williams, who died after hanging himself in his California home on August 11th at the age of 63. Contributing editor David Browne traces Williams' comedic roots to his childhood, »
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Billy Crystal’s Robin Williams tribute at the 2014 Emmys; Weird Al performing a medley of TV show theme songs; an electric harp Star Wars medley; and 7 things you didn’t know about Guardians of the Galaxy. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Movieseum shows you 10 Stupid Mistakes You’ve Never Spotted.
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The Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic Performs Show Themes (Highlight)
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- Justin Vactor
There's only four big news stories left in our Best of Summer: Biggest News Stories tournament. We started with 16 defining moments of summer and those still in the running include Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara's hot romance, the 2014 World Cup, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's big baby news and Robin Williams' tragic passing. So which story do think comes out on top as the biggest, most important headline? Vote in round three of our tournament and come back tomorrow to chose the winner! »
Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did Not have money troubles.TMZ has obtained an Aeg Live document to Robin ... offering him $600,000 to headline 2 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.We're told Robin's people turned the offer down ... he was shooting "The Crazy Ones" at the time. Robin's people -- who have maintained all along money »
- TMZ Staff
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