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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn DVD Review

2 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo

Running Time: 83 minutes

Certificate: 15

There’s no denying The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has come at a poignant time after the recent death of Robin Williams. The themes of sadness, anger, family and loss are dispersed through Phil Alden Robinson’s film and trying to disassociate them from reality has an undoubted effect on watching and considering the movie.

Based on the film The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum by Assi Dayan, this adaptation sees Henry Altmann (Williams) as an excessively angry Brooklynite who goes to see his Doctor for the results of a brain scan. When over-worked Doctor Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) is assigned to give him the update, he’s already been waiting for a while and his build-up of tension turns into rage upon discovering he has a brain aneurism. Pushed aggressively for more facts, »

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Doc conference to examine films on filmmakers

14 July 2014 1:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films on filmmakers will be at the heart of documentary conference entitled Cinema as a Rumour: in memory of Assi Dayan at the Jerusalem Film Festival on Wednesday.

The annual conference, which is in its third year, is organised by the professional body the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum, the festival and America’s Duke University.

“The aim of the conferences is to put the spotlight on documentary topics that are rarely examined in an academic way. There’s a lot of focus on films about the Holocaust and Middle East conflict but films about other subjects rarely get studied,” explained filmmaker Orna Raviv, one of the organisers of the event.

The conference is being dedicated this year to Israeli actor and filmmaker Assi Dayan, who passed away in May. There will be a discussion about the documentary Life as a Rumor [pictured] as well as a TV series about his controversial and sometimes tempestuous life.

Other films up »

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Jerusalem presents 'fresh' doc stories

10 July 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A trip by Israeli reggae producers to Jamaica, Final Solution architect Heinrich Himmler, new immigrant angst and a pit ball rescue centre are among the many worlds explored in this year’s Israeli Documentary Competition.

“We were focused on both the film language and the subject matter. We wanted films that were both fresh in the way they were shot but also challenging socially or intellectually,” says filmmaker Anat Zuria, who was on the festivals four-person selection committee for documentaries.

The 15-title selection kicks off today with a sold-out premiere screening of filmmaker and journalist Uri Misgav’s Life of Poetry: The Story of Avraham Halfi [pictured].

Combining interviews with friends and archive footage, the picture explores the life of the publicity shy late poet, described by Misgav as an “anonymous hero”, whose work Adorned Is Your Forehead formed the basis for one of Israel’s most popular Hebrew songs.

Other contenders include Yossi Aviram’s The Polgar »

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Jerusalem presents 'fresh' documentary stories

10 July 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A trip by Israeli reggae producers to Jamaica, Final Solution architect Heinrich Himmler, new immigrant angst and a pit ball rescue centre are among the many worlds explored in this year’s Israeli Documentary Competition.

“We were focused on both the film language and the subject matter. We wanted films that were both fresh in the way they were shot but also challenging socially or intellectually,” says filmmaker Anat Zuria, who was on the festivals four-person selection committee for documentaries.

The 15-title selection kicks off today with a sold-out premiere screening of filmmaker and journalist Uri Misgav’s Life of Poetry: The Story of Avraham Halfi [pictured].

Combining interviews with friends and archive footage, the picture explores the life of the publicity shy late poet, described by Misgav as an “anonymous hero”, whose work Adorned Is Your Forehead formed the basis for one of Israel’s most popular Hebrew songs.

Other contenders include Yossi Aviram’s The Polgar »

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‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ Review

5 June 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Richard Kind, Isiah Whitlock Jr. | Written by Daniel Taplitz, Assi Dayan | Directed by Phil Alden Robinson

A great deal can change in twelve years. Societal shifts adjust the mindset we have when consuming all aspects of entertainment. Certain approaches that previously worked will grow tired and played out. With that in mind director Phil Alden Robinson had a challenge in front of him as he is directing his first film since Sum of All Fears in 2002.

Perhaps the twelve year gap was too much of a hurdle to leap, because The Angriest Man in Brooklyn  is nowhere near the quality of what you would expect from the guy who gave us wonderful films like Field of Dreams and Sneakers. Nearly every part is miscast causing each actor to be constantly at odds with their roles. Tonally »

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn | Review

4 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Prognosis Negative: Robinson’s Return a Detached, Tepid Exercise

His first outing since the ill-fated 2002 film The Sum of All Fears, director Phil Alden Robinson’s latest, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, is a remake of a 1997 Israeli film, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, which happened to be part of a trilogy directed by Assi Dayan. At first appearing to be a black comedy about miserable, self-pitying human beings, a not-so-subtle message about the importance of family, enjoying one’s time and appreciating the preciousness of life, eventually cascades over the slim narrative, rendering any emotional or comedic potency to absolute zero. With a running time of about 80 minutes, this treatment still feels padded with moments that feel utterly useless because they’re not fully developed or simply used as a matter of convenience.

Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is an unhappy man. Home life seems particularly dire, unable to have »

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Film Review: ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’

30 May 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think “The Fisher King”) and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in “World’s Greatest Dad”). Which would you prefer? Trick question! In “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” you can have it both ways, as Williams plays the human equivalent of a bulging forehead vein who learns he has 90 minutes to live and spends the rest of the movie making amends, like Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of “A Christmas Carol.” Most auds will prefer have no Robin Williams at all.

Inspired by the 1997 Israeli movie “The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum,” in which actor-director Assi Dayan tried to imagine how the worst possible news could possibly bring out the best in someone, this schmaltzy remake from “Field of Dreams” helmer Phil Alden Robinson (directing his first film since 2002′s »

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Movie Review

19 May 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn  Lionsgate Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: C- Director:  Phil Alden Robinson Screenplay:  Daniel Taplitz, adapted from Assi Dayan’s 1997 Israeli film “The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum” Cast:  Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater Screened at:    Review 2, NYC, 5/8/14 Opens:  May 23, 2014 A sentence of death from your doctor is so difficult to face that according to the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler- Ross, the unfortunate individual goes through five stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.  There’s another way to deal with the anxiety, and that’s with humor, with joke  [ Read More ]

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Israeli Film Giant Assaf Dayan Dies at 68

1 May 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Israeli screen legend Assaf “Assi” Dayan died on Thursday at his home in Tel Aviv, bringing the curtain down on a career that for many served as a microcosm of the state of Israel itself. He was 68.

The youngest son of Israel’s eye-patch wearing military hero Moshe Dayan, the younger Dayan is considered one of the primary pioneers of the Israeli cinematic industry and the creator of some of its most iconic films. He shot to fame in “He Walked the Films,” an idealistic love story about both romance and country that hit theaters in 1967, the same year that Israel faced its nation-defining Six-Day War.

Later roles would see Dayan (pictured at center, sitting) playing roles reflecting all corners of the political spectrum, from a treasonous prisoner in the Academy Award-nominated 1984 “Beyond the Walls” to a discharged commander in 1991’s “Real Time.”

He was an undisputed mega-star in his home country, »

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Iconic Israeli filmmaker Assi Dayan dies at 68

1 May 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jerusalem (AP) — Actor and director Assi Dayan, an Israeli cultural icon who was known for both his trailblazing films and troubled personal life, died on Thursday in his Tel Aviv home. He was 68. No cause of death was given but Dayan had suffered from several illnesses in recent years. Word of his death immediately became the top news item in Israel. A scion to one of Israel's most prominent families, Dayan was the youngest son of famed military chief and defense minister Moshe Dayan. His sister Yael was also a former politician. "My baby is gone and this is not the age when you expect the anchor to fall," his 97-year-old mother Ruth said, speaking to reporters outside his home. Despite his lineage, Dayan was somewhat of a counterculture hero. He often lashed out at the state and angrily confronted his father over his military views, his marital infidelities and »

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Israeli Filmmaker Assi Dayan Dies at 68

1 May 2014 12:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Legendary Israeli filmmaker Assi Dayan, one of the most celebrated cultural icons to come out of the holy land with 8 Israeli Oscars, or Ophir Awards, to his name, has passed away at the age of 68. Publicly known for his self-admitted battle with substance abuse in recent years, Dayan was in pain early Thursday morning local time, when his home caregiver called paramedics, whom upon arrival found him unconscious and were unable to resuscitate him. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 The son of notorious Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Dayan, who died in 1979, Assi Dayan made his

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