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‘Boulevard’ Review: Robin Williams’ Final Dramatic Performance Walks Well-Worn Ground

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Dito Montiel‘s agreeable later-life coming-out drama “Boulevard” already labors under a burden of true tragedy: It’s the last dramatic role the late Robin Williams filmed before his August 2014 suicide, the knowledge of which colors and shapes a viewer’s reaction to the film. Williams stars as Nolan, a 60-year-old man with a perfectly normal life: 25 years working at the bank, marriage to his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) and a circle of good friends. Yet this isn’t the life Nolan wants, and one night he drives down to the part of town where young men and women »

- James Rocchi

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See David Tennant's evil genie in Disney Junior cartoon

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We've had some glimpses of David Tennant's darker side, but not of the like we'll be seeing soon for Disney.

The former Doctor is guest starring as Dread the Evil Genie in the Disney Junior cartoon Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and an image of him recording his voice, as well as one of him in animated form, have been released.

The episode is called 'Dread the Evil Genie!' and follow the adventures of Jake as he and his friends help Pip the Pirate Genie avoid being captured by Dread.

Dread boosts his own magical powers by absorbing other genies' powers - not unlike a certain green alien portrayed by Peter Kay in Doctor Who.

'Dread the Evil Genie!' will be shown in the UK on Tuesday, July 14 at 6.15pm on Disney Junior.

Other villainous roles for Tennant include a future stint in Marvel's Aka Jessica Jones, »

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Review: Boulevard

5 July 2015 11:19 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: A sixty-year-old man suddenly finds his life in turmoil as he begins to face a realization of who he really is. Review: Watching Robin Williams take on a serious subject was always a treat for this viewer. He ably handled the material when the brilliantly comedic talent tackled challenging and darker roles. And in his latest although technically not his last film - he worked on Night At The Museum: Secret Of... Read More »

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Watch: Dana Carvey’s Legendary ‘SNL’ Audition

2 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The man who brought us Garth Algar from “Wayne’s World” also brought a veritable menagerie of characters to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in the late ‘80s. Dana Carvey is one of the most spectacular celebrity impersonators of all time, as his early audition tape for Lorne Michaels and the SNL team demonstrates. His audition is a barrage of seemingly impulsive impressions; the comedian confesses at one point that he prepared very little, but keeps offering new ideas and becoming new people. Just wait until you get to his Robin Williams! His impressions are so legendary they even make other talented impressionists nearly pee themselves laughing—have you seen Bill Hader completely lose it over Carvey’s mock-conversation between Paul McCartney and John Lennon? Want to see more? Check out "9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes!" »

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David Kennedy, Talent Agent Turned Producer, Dies at 73

1 July 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Kennedy, a top talent agent in the 1970s and ’80s who segued into producing, has died. He was 73.

Kennedy died in Los Angeles on June 14 as a result of complications from knee replacement surgery, FX confirmed Wednesday.

Kennedy was most recently developing several projects at FX under a first-look deal with FX Prods., including a narrative take on the 2012 AIDS activism documentary “How to Survive a Plague.”

As a producer he was known for such telepics as CBS’ Emmy-winning 2005 drama “Saving Milly” and Showtime’s “Our Fathers.”

Kennedy spent 12 years as head of TV for ICM, based in New York where he represented such notables as Robin Williams, Lorne Michaels, Eddie Murphy, Dick Clark, Debbie Allen and Joe Piscopo. He segued to the production side with his move west to work as senior VP of programming for Pearson Television and Reg Grundy Prods.

Kennedy later became president of Dan Curtis Prods. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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TV Producer David Kennedy, a Former Agent, Dies Suddenly at 73

1 July 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Kennedy, the former entertainment talent agent and an award-winning television producer, died suddenly on June 14 in Los Angeles due to complications from knee replacement surgery.

For the past two years, the 73-year-old Kennedy had been developing numerous television projects for FX Networks under a first-look deal with FX Productions, an agreement that was recently renewed for another two years prior to his death. Among the projects were “How to Survive a Plague,” which he was developing with David France, along with David Siegel and Scott McGehee, based on France’s award-winning documentary of the same name. He was also developing “A Perfect Terrorist,” based on the “Frontline” episode of the same name from Wgbh and ProPublica, with producers David Fanning, Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz and Sebastian Rotella.

Kennedy was also executive producer of the movie “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp. Kennedy had a close relationship with Depp’s company »

- Carmel Dagan

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TV Producer David Kennedy, a Former Agent, Dies Suddenly at 73

1 July 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Kennedy, the former entertainment talent agent and an award-winning television producer, died suddenly on June 14 in Los Angeles due to complications from knee replacement surgery.

For the past two years, the 73-year-old Kennedy had been developing numerous television projects for FX Networks under a first-look deal with FX Productions, an agreement that was recently renewed for another two years prior to his death. Among the projects were “How to Survive a Plague,” which he was developing with David France, along with David Siegel and Scott McGehee, based on France’s award-winning documentary of the same name. He was also developing “A Perfect Terrorist,” based on the “Frontline” episode of the same name from Wgbh and ProPublica, with producers David Fanning, Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz and Sebastian Rotella.

Kennedy was also executive producer of the movie “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp. Kennedy had a close relationship with Depp’s company »

- Carmel Dagan

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Top 10 Emmy spoilers for Best Comedy Actor: Don Cheadle, Will Forte, Anthony Anderson ...

30 June 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Even before last year's Emmy nominations were announced, we had Jim Parsons pegged to win his fourth Comedy Actor Emmy for his deadpan turn on "The Big Bang Theory." And we predicted three of the other five fellows who would be in the running for this award: Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes").  However, we did not tap William H. Macy ("Shameless") and Ricky Gervais ("Derek") for nominations, ranking them in seventh and ninth place respectively. Rather, we were expecting Golden Globes champ Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and the late Robin Williams ("The Crazy Ones") to reap bids. This year, we are predicting that Parson, C.K., LeBlanc and Macy will be back in the race. But we have Cheadle just missing the cut, ranking him in seventh. And Gervais is ineligible, with the final episode of "Derek" contending as a telefil...' »

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Robin Williams Starrer ‘Boulevard’ To Open Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

29 June 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — U.S. indie director Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard,” which marks Robin Williams’ final onscreen role, will open Italy’s upcoming Ischia Global Film and Music Fest on July 12.

Screening of “Boulevard,” in which Williams plays a middle-aged married man who encounters a gay hustler on a Nashville street and faces his homosexuality late in life, bowed at Tribeca in 2014.

Pic is getting a theatrical release in the U.S. via Starz digital starting on July 10.

“We are proud to inaugurate the festival with a long-awaited work in which, according to U.S. critics, Williams delivers one of his best performances,” enthused Ischia topper Pascal Vicedomini in a statement.

Other U.S. pics set for Ischia launches include Doug Ellin’s “Entourage,” based on the HBO series; Paul Feig’s comedy “Spy”; James Kent’s First World War drama “Testament of Youth”, and Rob Cohen’s thriller “The Boy Next Door, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Jimmy Fallon Hand Injury Puts Kibosh on Tonight Show Taping

26 June 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You’ll probably hear some emergency-room jokes in the coming weeks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but a hand injury suffered by the NBC host this morning in New York City is currently no laughing matter.

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A Peacock net rep confirmed to TVLine that the show’s June 26 taping has been cancelled — and a repeat scheduled in its place — due to the accident.

TMZ first reported the news of Fallon’s injury — noting that after an examination at an area hospital, “a specialist recommended he have surgery immediately. »

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How Great Was Amy Poehler in Inside Out?

25 June 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There are many things to marvel at in Pixar’s Inside Out — the intricate, novel narrative concept, the sad fate of one Bing Bong, the ruthlessness with which it milks every tear from your body until you’re more lacrimal fluid than human, etc. But among all these elements, one stands out: Amy Poehler’s vocal performance as Joy, the film’s chief protagonist. Terrific voice-acting is nothing new in Disney and/or Pixar movies, of course: Think back to Robin Williams in Aladdin, or Patrick Warburton in The Emperor’s New Groove, or Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo, or Jean Sincere in The Incredibles. But rarely do you find an actor who is asked to do this much in a voice role, and who pulls it off this beautifully. The more I watch Inside Out, the more I realize just how much of the film rests on Poehler’s shoulders. »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Simon Pegg can do Absolutely Anything: See exclusive pictures from his new comedy

25 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After the success of Man Up, Simon Pegg leads another British comedy this summer with Absolutely Anything.

The science fiction film is directed by Terry Jones and also stars Kate Beckinsale.

Director Jones also provides his voice as an alien, as do fellow Pythons Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Eric Idle.

Robin Williams voices Dennis the Dog in his final film role.

Also in the all-star cast are comic talents Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on August 14. »

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Terry Gilliam Talks Criterion Release Of ‘The Fisher King,’ Working With The Late Robin Williams & Much More

24 June 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When you look back Terry Gilliam’s embattled, Sisyphean career, documented in films like “Lost In La Mancha” or chronicled in stories of the filmmaker taking out an ad in Variety against Universal for holding “Brazil” ransom” and eventually winning that battle, one generally doesn’t think of the mythic comedy “The Fisher King.” Critically acclaimed, universally loved, and nominated for five Academy Awards including a Best Actor nomination for the late Robin Williams (it won Best Supporting Actor for Mercedes Ruehl), “The Fisher King” is generally not the film one thinks about when they think "beleaguered Terry Gilliam movie". But it’s interesting to hear its narrative in the context of those that were there at the time looking back on getting the film made. Out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week thanks to the Criterion Collection, the DVD extras paint a lesser-known picture: Terry Gilliam close to being locked »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Pierce Brosnan: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 June 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat. His native intelligence shone through it all, as did a sense of decency which many people seem to acquire after enduring and surviving hardship in their formative years.

Bonding With Brosnan

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Alex Simon

There are several dangers in becoming a cultural icon, not the least of which is the stigma that your public will forever keep you imprisoned in the mold of your iconography, allowing the recipient a privileged, if imprisoned, existence, particularly if that person is an artist. Sean Connery faced just such a dilemma during the height of James Bond-mania in the mid-60's. A serious actor, Connery desperately wanted to break out of the action hero mold that was British Superspy James Bond, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Legendary Producer Jack Rollins Dead At Age 100; Long Time Associate Of Woody Allen

23 June 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Jack Rollins, who along with his partner, the late Charles H. Joffe, had produced all of Woody Allen's films between 1969 and 1993, has died at age 100. Rollins and Joffe also served as Allen's manager. Rollins had also managed Robin Williams, Diane Keaton and Dick Cavett, among other show business notables. Rollins and Joffe were hired by Allen when he was an aspiring young filmmaker. They saw more potential in him than he saw in himself. Allen said of Rollins, "He pushed me to always be deeper, more complex, more human, more dramatic- and not to rest comfortably". Indeed, with Rollins and Joffe as his managers, Allen progressed from making popular, slapstick-oriented films to writing and directing some of the most acclaimed films in recent decades, winning Oscars for his efforts. Upon hearing of Rollins' death, Allen said "He was one of the very few people in my life  who lived »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Criterion Collection: The Fisher King | Blu-ray Review

23 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s hard to believe something like 1991’s The Fisher King was a studio backed effort. An anomaly both as a mainstream cinematic event and within Gilliam’s own idiosyncratic filmography, the film received as much panning as praise upon its theatrical release (shortly after a premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it was part of a three way tie with Zhang Yimou and Philippe Garrel for the Silver Lion). In the decades since, the film has garnered something of a cult following, as have many of Gilliam’s earlier works of note, filled with an often unbridled zaniness necessitating time to marinate for full appreciation. Stuffed to the point of emotional, narrative, and logical imbalance, there are as many moments of beauty as inelegance. But Gilliam’s ambitious odd-couple outfit, based on a script from Richard Lagravenese, revels in its own unique flavoring.

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- Nicholas Bell

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David Tennant joins animated comic book adaptation Chew

22 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, it was announced that Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild) had signed on to lend their voices to an animated feature based upon the Image Comics series Chew, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that David Tennant (Doctor Who) has also joined the cast.

Tennant is set to voice Mason Savoy, mentor to Detective Tony Chu (Yeun) and the villain of the movie. The role was initially earmarked for Robin Williams, who was in negotiations before his passing last year. It will mark Tennant’s second upcoming comic book-related role, with the British star also appearing as Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man, in Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones.

Chew has been written by comic book co-creator John Layman, and is being directed by Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies, Peter Panzerfaust).

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- Gary Collinson

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David Tennant to voice Mason Savoy in animated Chew adaptation

22 June 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been over a year since there's been any movement on the project, but an animated film adaptation of the John Layman and Rob Guillory comic Chew is still in the works, and THR is reporting that David Tennant (Doctor Who, 2011's Fright Night) will provide the voice of Tony Chu's mentor-turned-villain Mason Savoy. Tennant is taking over for Robin Williams, who was originally... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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What John Waters Learned About Bobcat Goldthwait in Provincetown

22 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Provincetown Film Festival Releases Lineup For 17th Edition  Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait's movies are by all accounts edgy, just like his brand of standup comedy that first brought him recognition. It's therefore no surprise that the Provincetown International Film Festival (Piff) named him this year's "Filmmaker on the Edge." The "Police Academy" star made his feature debut with "Shakes the Clown," a twisted comedy that centers on a party clown who spends his free days getting wasted. "Sleeping Dogs Lie," his sophomore film, is a comedy about a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil after she confesses to her fiancé that she once gave a blowjob to a dog. With "World's Greatest Dad," Goldthwait sent up the feel-good comedy genre with a redemptive tale of a father (Robin Williams) who finds his voice after his son dies of autoerotic asphyxiation. His hero in "God Bless America" at one. »

- Nigel M Smith

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 22-28

22 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on Netflix

"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge"

"Game of Thrones" may be done for the year, but there's no need to bid farewell to dragons! "How to Train Your Dragon" heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back in this new Netflix original series premiering June 26. Their mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out never-before-seen dragons, and end the war between Vikings and dragons for good. Watch all 13 episodes starting this Friday.

"Beyond the Lights"

Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has been groomed for stardom all her life by her overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), and the pressures of fame push her close to the edge. A hot cop named Kaz (Nate Parer) helps her break free, but the people in their lives want them to put their career goals ahead of romance. »

- Gina Carbone

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