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Venice Trailer: Ron Mann's 'Altman' Plus New Pics From The Documentary

25 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Venice Film Festival this year isn't just about debuting new films from acclaimed directors, but also appreciating the work of auteurs who have left us. And that's where "Altman" comes in. The documentary comes from filmmaker Ron Mann, and it will debut in the Venice Classics section of the fest. The movie will cover the life and career of Robert Altman with insight from folks like Paul Thomas Anderson, Bruce Willis, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams and more. Here's the synopsis: Ron Mann's new documentary "Altman" is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Gosford Park, and many more.) While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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6 Things We Learned From Jeff Bridges' Insightful Reddit Ama

25 July 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When it came to offering deep and hilarious insights into his life and career, the Dude most certainly abided in his recent Reddit Ama. Promoting the upcoming film adaptation of The Giver, Jeff Bridges opened up on a variety of interesting topics – including his favorite scene from The Big Lebowski and that one time he bumped into the Dalai Lama.

These six tidbits only reinforce that Bridges is one of Hollywood's most well-rounded bad-asses – and that's more than just, like, our opinion, man.

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This "Bird" Still Rattles Cages

22 July 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I’m lucky here at JustPressPlay, I only get the best comedies to review, it seems. Blazing Saddles, The Birdcage, both are incredible and two of the funniest flicks ever. I was obsessed with The Birdcage as a kid, thought it was amazing, with brilliant performances and even better giggles to be had.

All these years later and the movie holds up. It’s still a remarkably funny and witty film about the restructuring of family and relationships. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play a gay couple who, after their son reveals that he’s engaged to a right-wing politician’s daughter, are faced with the reality of hiding who they truly are in order to protect their son’s love. The politician and his wife are played by Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest, who are both also outstanding.

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- Robert Ottone

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'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn' Featurette: In the Beginning | Exclusive

22 July 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a new dramatic comedy starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today. To celebrate, we have a new behind-the-scenes featurette that shows the filmmakers setting up the film's premise and how the story came to them as a remake of a European movie. Watch and learn more about this provocative new release before picking up The Angriest Man in Brooklyn at your local retailer today!

Iconic comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting, 1997) stars in the heartfelt comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Also starring Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted), Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (HBO's Game of »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Clip from The Angriest Man In Brooklyn Goes Behind the Scenes

21 July 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Robin Williams is usually known as one of the funniest people in America, but soon, he’ll be known as angriest. “The Angriest Man In Brooklyn” will be released on Blu-ray plus Digital HD, DVD plus Digital and Digital HD July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film, currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View, also stars Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo and is directed by “Field of Dreams” director Phil Alden Robinson from a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz. Here’s more about the film: “Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Transcendence,' 'Sabotage,' 'Ginger Snaps'

21 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Dom Hemingway"

What's It About? Jude Law dons impressive chops and gold teeth to play a sleazy

safecracker fresh out of jail. Dom took the fall without ratting out his boss (Demián Bichir), and now it's time to pay the piper. Richard E. Grant co-stars as his best friend, whom Dom enlists on his quest to get paid. Emilia Clarke (the mother of dragons!) plays Dom's estranged daughter, Evelyn.

Why We're In: We love darkly funny crime thrillers, and it's cool to see Jude Law back in action.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion)

What's It About? This box set comes with the most beloved movies by the French auteur: "Lola," "Bay of Angels," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Donkey Skin," and "Une Chambre en Ville."

Why We're In: In addition to the digital restorations of these delightful classics, »

- Jenni Miller

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Mark Romanek To Direct ‘The Shining’ Prequel

21 July 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s come to light that Mark Romanek is the top man on the list, and currently in negotiations, to direct The Overlook Hotel, the prequel to Stephen King’s The Shining.

Taken from an original story by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead showrunner), it’s based around the original prologue to that book that was cut from publication in 1977. The story is told by the first owner, Bob T. Watson, who was a robber baron (businessmen who used exploitative practices to make money) in the early 20th century. The story goes that he climbed the Colorado Rockies and wanted to build the biggest, most impressive resort hotel in America.

Despite Romanek having mostly worked around impressive music videos, he’s also directed the brilliant creepy and uncomfortably realistic One Hour Photo starring Robin Williams in 2002, plus the deeply atmospheric Never Let Me Go (2010) that starred Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. »

- Dan Bullock

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Blu-ray Review – The Zero Theorem (2013)

21 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Zero Theorem, 2013.

Directed by Terry Gilliam.

Starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton.

Synopsis:

A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Terry Gilliam’s career as director has produced a filmography of varied result, from the highs of a modern classic like Brazil to total misfires in the shape of The Brothers Grimm and Tideland, but one thing has always been guaranteed; he has a unique sense for storytelling and an eye for visuals unlike anyone else. As such, The Zero Theorem is everything we could want from a Terry Gilliam film and much more; it’s one the year’s best films.

The story is a familiar one but has that likable Gilliam lead (think Jonathan Pryce, »

- Gary Collinson

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What's New in Blu-Ray and DVD releases this month? (July 2014)

20 July 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Jason Bateman spews out some Bad Words, Lars von Trier turns Shia Labeouf into a Nymphomaniac, animated sequel Rio 2 flies to 3D, alien Scarlett Johansson gets Under The Skin, heads explode in Criterion.s edition of Scanners, Johnny Depp reaches Transcendence, Robin Williams becomes The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Arnold Schwarzenegger plans Sabotage, Shout! Factory pays tribute to a legendary German filmmaker with the 16-title Herzog: The Collection, David »

- Mathew Plale

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David E. Kelley Exits Wme for CAA

17 July 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David E. Kelley, the creator of more than a dozen TV series, has signed with CAA. He previously was at Wme. The prolific scribe is responsible for series including Boston LegalThe Practice; Doogie Howser, M.D.; and Ally McBeal. His latest show, the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar advertising-agency comedy The Crazy Ones, premiered on CBS last fall, but was canceled following its first season. He has won 10 Emmys, five for shows he created — including a year in which Ally McBeal and The Practice won him awards for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama Series, respectively — and

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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Elaine Stritch, Acerbic Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 89

17 July 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” who was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter, has died. She was 89.

Stritch, an atypical star of stage and screen known for her association with Stephen Sondheim, quickly gained a reputation for the worldly, acerbic wit that often defined her characters. In her one-woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” Stritch talked candidly about battling the bottle and her colorful, albeit destructive, love life. Her role as the drunk yet lucid Claire in “A Delicate Balance” earned her a 1996 Tony nomination for best actress. Roles in “Bus Stop,” “Sail Away” and “Company” snagged her three other noms while “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” won her the 2002 award for special theatrical event.

On television, Stritch was memorable late in her career for her recurring role on NBC’s “30 Rock” as the crusty, goofy »

- Variety Staff

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Elaine Stritch, Acerbic Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 89

17 July 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” who was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter, has died. She was 89.

Stritch, an atypical star of stage and screen known for her association with Stephen Sondheim, quickly gained a reputation for the worldly, acerbic wit that often defined her characters. In her one-woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” Stritch talked candidly about battling the bottle and her colorful, albeit destructive, love life. Her role as the drunk yet lucid Claire in “A Delicate Balance” earned her a 1996 Tony nomination for best actress. Roles in “Bus Stop,” “Sail Away” and “Company” snagged her three other noms while “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” won her the 2002 award for special theatrical event.

See Also: Elaine Stritch’s Career in Pictures

On television, Stritch was memorable late in her career for her recurring role »

- Variety Staff

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Ouija Trailer: Board-Game Movies Get Scary

16 July 2014 11:22 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Feast your eyes on the trailer for Ouija, a film based on the Hasbro board "game" that enables players to communicate with the spirit world. In the cinematic adaptation, a bunch of teens (including Bates Motel's Olivia Cooke, The Secret Life of the American Teenager’s Daren Kagasoff, and The FostersBianca A. Santos) awaken an ancient spirit board's dark powers while attempting to talk to their dead friend. Produced by Michael Bay, Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), and Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th), the film looks like it has the potential to be pretty scary, even though it's based on a children's board game. Just think of how scary Jumanji was, only this time there's no scruffy Robin Williams to save all the teens from being murdered by ghosts. Sorry, teens! »

- Anna Silman

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'Breaking Bad' spin-off starring Val Kilmer and Slash hits Kickstarter

16 July 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

With each season of Breaking Bad, the show’s fan base grew, right up until showrunner Vince Gilligan decided that Walter White’s story had come to end after five seasons. But not everyone agreed with Gilligan’s choice. And as far as industry newcomer Larry Shepherd is concerned—spoiler!—Walt’s presumed death is not the final chapter of the story. And that’s exactly why he has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his own Breaking Bad spin-off titled Anastasia.

On the Anastasia Kickstarter page, Shepherd describes his series as picking up directly after Walter White’s collapse in the Breaking Bad finale, »

- Samantha Highfill

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Box Office Democracy: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

14 July 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

English: Andy Serkis at the Comic-Con 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes could have easily fallen in to the trap that many genre movies fall into of simply being competent.  They scarcely have particularly original or surprising stories (and Dawn is no exception on this front) but they usually get by through skillful execution.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes does a masterful job of being a good tense thriller but what elevates it to something special is Andy Serkis as Caesar.  He takes a mediocre script and turns it in to Shakespeare without having to actually be on the screen.

I had never quite bought in to the hype around Andy Serkis before this weekend.  I appreciated him in the Tolkien movies but thought the Oscar talk was completely overblown.  He was doing good work but I wasn’t entirely sure he was doing »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Opens a Lemonade Stand

14 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When life handed Sarah Michelle Gellar lemons, she made lemonade! Two months after CBS canceled The Crazy Ones, co-starring Robin Williams, the actress booked a new gig—although we can't imagine it's going to last long! Showing she's got a sense of humor, Gellar asked her 281,000 Twitter followers, "Got to earn a living somehow rt?" She included a winky-face emoticon. By the looks of it, Gellar could go into the beverage business full-time if she so desired. The lemonade stand was adorned with white and yellow flags, and the actress served cookies in addition to ice-cold drinks. Freddie Prinze Jr.'s wife placed a bouquet fresh flowers in a vase for an added touch of »

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Meet Jack Icefloe Jackson in Dean Lorey's Romance for Men: Pandora's Box

14 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Remember the name Jack Icefloe Jackson. He's listed as the author of the new book Romance for Men: Pandora's Box, and he's one helluva character. Icefloe is a sex machine from the backwoods of Alaska and as unique as they come. One quick peek into Romance for Men will prove it!

Okay, we've got to be honest here: Romance for Men: Pandora's Box may not necessarily have been penned by the lead character, Icefloe. In actuality, and in a deliciously fun twist, Emmy-nominated writer Dean Lorey has to be given some credit for the book.

Lorey is best known as the writer of Friday the 13th Part 9: Jason Goes to Hell (he's also written for "Arrested Development" and came up with some other cult classics like Major Payne). And Lorey has hit a major home run with his new book.

Romance for Men: Pandora's Box has been hugely praised »

- Scott Hallam

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The Strain Series Premiere Recap: Love Is All You Bleed

13 July 2014 8:40 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Important note: These recaps function purely and exclusively in relationship to the TV series. If you’ve read the books, please be mindful of potential story and character spoilers for others in the comments. Ephraim Goodweather (House of CardsCorey Stoll, looking awfully James Remar–ian with that toupee) is consumed by his job as chief medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s NYC HQ. He loves his wife Kelly (Natalie Brown) and 11-year-old son Zach (Ben Hyland), but damn if he even knows how to tie a tie or arrive to family counseling on time, let alone be more present at six o’clock dinners. He and Robin Williams’s Daniel Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire might, together, make the perfect man. Except where Hillard summoned heroism from within the pillowy bosom of alter ego Euphegenia, Ephraim exceeds his potential underneath a hazmat suit.Only minutes »

- Kenny Herzog

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Jon Hamm Considering Richard Linklater’s The Incredible Mr Limpet

9 July 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You would be forgiven for not instantly recognising the name The Incredible Mr Limpet. It comes from a novel – ‘Mr Limpet’ – written by Theodore Pratt in 1942, about a shy bookkeeper falling off a pier and turning into a fish. Unfazed, he embarks on a life assisting the Us Navy in locating Nazi U-boats during World War II. The novel was adapted into a film in 1964, with Don Knotts in the title role, Arthur Lubin as director, and the story presented in a mix of live-action and animation. Now, phenomenal filmmaker Richard Linklater is bringing Limpet back to the big screen, and it all sounds very exciting.

This re-make has been in development at Warner Bros, in various forms, for some time. An attempt at production in the 1990s had Jim Carrey in the lead role and Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) calling the shots. After apparently spending time and money on animation tests, »

- Sarah Myles

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Jumanji

9 July 2014 2:48 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Robin Williams was on a roll when he played a man trapped inside a board game's invisible jungle for almost 30 years. Williams is as endearing as ever and there's also the chance to see Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst in one of her earliest roles. A fantastical family hit thanks to lively direction from Honey I Shrunk The Kids director Joe Johnston, neat special effects and a refreshingly subtle moral message. »

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