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It's jarring to see Robin Williams in a movie trailer, so long after the actor's August 2014 death. And he's front and center in the new promo for "Boulevard," his final onscreen film role (he also voices a dog in the comedy "Absolutely Anything," out later this summer), spouting the sort of lines that are imbued with new meaning in the wake of his passing.
Williams plays Nolan, a 60-year-old closeted man stuck in a marriage he doesn't want, working a dead-end bank job for more than 25 years, and wondering how his life got so far from happy.
"Nothing turned out the way I thought, I guess," he says.
One night on the way home from work, Nolan takes a sudden detour down an unfamiliar road, and ends up picking up Leo (newcomer Roberto Aguire), a young hooker who Nolan pays for companionship rather than sex. He's drawn into Leo's life, »
- Katie Roberts
In his final on-screen role, Robin Williams stars in Boulevard as a lonely married man who begins to confront the emptiness that permeates his life. That mundane life changes dramatically after he picks up a young male hustler (Roberto Aguire) on a Nashville street. Kathy Baker and Bob Odenkirk co-star. The film, directed by Dito Montiel, bowed at Tribeca last year. Starz Digital picked up U.S. rights and will release the pic in theaters beginning July 10. Williams… »
Boulevard Trailer. Dito Montiel‘s Boulevard (2014) movie trailer stars Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker, and Giles Matthey. Boulevard‘s plot synopsis: “A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.”
Boy, oh boy. It’s hard to make a trailer for this film without it feeling off. Robin Williams hanged himself and slit his wrists. That’s dark. There’s nothing inspiring or positive or hopeful about any of that. We’re told to celebrate his life, and we sure do. We love his films, and we miss his personality.
Robin Williams has always been his best in dramatic performances. I truly believe that. I know he’s a funny-man, a comedian to most, and probably best known as Ms. Doubtfire. But even in that movie, you can see the emotional intellect behind his face. He was a highly intelligent man, and impossible talented. »
- Marco Margaritoff
Robin Williams is a 60-year-old man who is forced to confront his secret life in the first trailer for “Boulevard,” which will showcase the late actor’s final dramatic performance. The film follows a banker in a marriage of convenience who decides to pick up a male hustler (Roberto Aguire) one night. Although he pays for companionship rather than sex, the life-changing experience will force Williams’ character to confront his slowly-emerging sexual identity. “Boulevard,” which co-stars Bob Odenkirk and Kathy Baker, is the latest from director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”), and was written by Douglas Soesbe. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The movie follows a 60-year-old married man (Williams) who’s stuck in a dead-end job as a bank manager. The character is in denial about his sexuality until he befriends a young gay street hustler (Roberto Aguire).
“Boulevard” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and hits theaters on July 10.
- Maane Khatchatourian
It is coming up on a year since Williams passed away in August 2014, and Boulevard marks the final time we will see the gifted actor and comedian on the big screen (his final role, in Terry Jones’ upcoming Absolutely Anything, only features voice work by the actor).
In Boulevard, Williams displays his knack for dramatic acting once again as a bank manager who is in some denial about his sexuality, despite being married. He soon falls into a relationship with a young hustler and his life begins to change.
Directed by Dito Montiel (The Guide To Recognizing Your Saints), Boulevard co-stars Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kathy Baker (Saving Mr. Banks) and Giles Matthey (24: Live Another Day) and opens in limited Us cinemas on July 10th. »
- Scott J. Davis
Robin Williams committed suicide a few months under a year ago today, and we’re finally getting a look at what will be his last on screen performance: Boulevard. Not only that, the film is his final dramatic turn, in which he plays a 60-year-old man unhappy with his job and his marriage who picks up a young hitchhiker and has his life turned around.
Boulevard is directed by Dito Montiel and first premiered at this year’s Tribeca before its release July 17. The drama also stars Bob Odenkirk and Kathy Baker. Read the full synopsis, and check out the official trailer below:
This complex, life-affirming, and surprising film stars Robin Williams in his remarkable final performance. Boulevard follows a married but closeted 60 year-old bank employee (Williams) whose life changes in unexpected ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler. Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk and up-and-comer Roberto Aguire costar. »
- Brian Welk
The void left by Robin Williams tragic passing remains deeply felt, but if you needed a reminder that he was much more than a gifted comic talent, today comes the trailer for "Boulevard," which highlights the actor's impressive dramatic range. Read More: In Memorium: Robin Williams' 10 Best Performances Directed by Dito Montiel ("The Guide To Recognizing Your Saints," "The Son Of No One") and featuring Bob Odenkirk and Kathy Baker, the story follows a married bank manager who is also in denial about this sexuality. But things change when he falls into a relationship with a young street hustler, and his life changes in unexpected ways. "Boulevard" opens in limited release on July 10th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »
- D. Zhea
Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...
Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.
It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »
Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »
- D. Zhea
Lionsgate released their new romantic/drama film, "The Age of Adaline," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been turned in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that about half of them liked it, which is better than nothing I guess. It got a mixed 51 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Michiel Huisman. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a decent 75 grade, stating: " Ford's voice — always deep, lowered an octave by age and one more by William's longing — is even more powerful. This is Ford's best performance since "The Fugitive," maybe since "Witness." Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade ,saying: " The film is as tender and endearing as a lamb, »
- Andre Braddox
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
“Furious 7″ still has plenty of gas in the tank, as the tentpole’s poised to win its fourth straight weekend at the U.S. box office with about $16 million, according to early Friday estimates.
If “Furious 7″ can maintain its lead this weekend, it will become the first film to launch with four consecutive victories at the U.S. box office since Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” in 2012. Marvel/Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” had four straight wins last summer domestically but in its fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh weekends in release.
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate’s “Age of Adaline” has opened respectably with $575,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,100 U.S. theaters.
Screenings began at 7 p.m. for the romantic fantasy starring Blake Lively, which is expanding to 2,991 locations this weekend. Recent forecasts have pegged it at about $12 million.
Lively stars as a woman who stops aging after an auto accident. Michiel Huisman stars as the love interest along with Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Critics have been split on “Adaline,” which has a 54% “fresh” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site.
“Adaline” carries a pricetag of $30 million and is also backed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment. It’s the only new wide release this weekend, which will probably be led by Universal’s fourth weekend of “Furious 7″ at around $15 million.
“Furious 7″ crossed the $300 million mark on Wednesday, becoming the 50th title to hit that milestone. It »
- Dave McNary
Chicago – “The Age of Adaline” is a beautifully shot featherweight fantasy that remains charming as long as you don’t think about it too hard, or at all. At one point one character asks another why he loves Adaline, and he replies “because she makes no sense.” The same could be said for this movie.
It doesn’t make a lick of sense but I enjoyed it and it’s intoxicating in its own way. It goes down easy like a good “Manhattan” or some other vintage cordial of the era.
Blake Lively stars as Adaline, a pretty young woman who has a Zelig-like quality of being involved in just about every major event to happen in San Francisco in the first half of the 20th century. She’s born just after the great earthquake after all, on new years eve and gets herself into the movies when Thomas Edison »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
What would you do if life stood still? Now I’m not talking about the world continually frozen, like a projector stuck on one frame of film (maybe a better modern analogy would be a DVD unable to move past an image, perhaps with that annoying “buffer circle” spinning). I mean what if you, yourself, never changed and remained your current age forever. No wrinkles, no grey hairs, and no internal breakdowns (the plumbing works fine, muscles and joints in great shape). That’s been one of the major benefits of vampirism (like the eternal ten-year old Kirsten Dunst in Interview With The Vampire), a theme of fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty), and science fiction (The Man Who Cheated Death, the Cocoon flicks). Now comes a film that plays with that notion in a more modern, realistic fashion. Call it a modern romantic fable, or the ultimate May-December love story. Or »
- Jim Batts
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
- Gary Collinson
Starz Digital has announced that is has acquired all North American rights to the film Boulevard, which had its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film marks the final live-action dramatic performance of the late Robin Williams.
Starz will opening the film in a limited release in New York to begin with, before it expands to other major markets on July 17th.
Directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), Boulevard “tells the story of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank manager (Williams), whose life changes in surprising ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler.”
- Scott J. Davis
The digital and VOD distributor has acquired North American rights to Robin Williams’ final film.
Starz Digital plans to open Boulevard in New York and other major markets on July 7. Inception media Group represents international sales.
“Boulevard is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “We are honoured to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”
Preferred Content and Wme represented the filmmakers in the deal. »
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