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16 items from 2014


Listen: Out-Of-Print Criterion Laserdisc Commentary For 'The Fisher King' With Terry Gilliam

10 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Of the many friendships the late Robin Williams formed over the course of his career, he returned to work with Terry Gilliam frequently. The actor first popped up in "The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen," took a leading role in "The Fisher King," has a cameo in "The Zero Theorem" and a voice part in the upcoming "Absolutely Anything" featuring most of the members of Monty Python (and despite reports to the contrary, Williams did complete his work on the movie before his passing). The director recently reflected on Williams' commitment to his work during production for "The Fisher King." Discussing the "Red Knight" sequence in the movie (see below), Gilliam shares how much the actor poured into the performance. “This scene wasn’t a challenge to shoot as far as effects are concerned, but it was very hard from an acting point of view, because Robin was tearing his guts out emotionally. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Robin Williams - Our Favorite Memories

18 August 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We were all shocked by the tragic news of Robin Williams' unexpected death last week. As tribute to all the times he made us laugh and cry, we’ve decided to share our favorite memories from his storied career.

 

Any time a person who has had so much impact on so many people’s lives passes away, it is understandably hard to comprehend. Robin Williams was one of these people. He used his talents to become much more than just a comedian. He was an entertainer. As tribute to all of the great accomplishments in his career, we’ve decided to share our favorite memories. Feel free to join us by adding your own.

Victor Medina

I was pretty young when Robin Williams first rose to stardom as Mork from Ork, but I was a dedicated fan. I bought a pair of official Mork suspenders and wore them all the time. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Essential Films & TV to Stream This Week – August 18th 2014

18 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.

From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »

- Chris Holt

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An emotional 'Ask Drew' looks back at the life and work of the great Robin Williams

13 August 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems." - Robin Williams, "World's Greatest Dad" This is a very emotional "Ask Drew." This is, I would suspect, the closest you're ever going to see to me losing it on camera completely. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when there was a Robin Williams question, since it's still so fresh and so raw for so many people, but I couldn't have known just how hard it would be to talk about him. I mean, I have stared at the blinking cursor on my blank document page for almost two days now, grappling with one question:  how in the hell do you even remotely begin to sum up someone as huge as Robin Williams? We could start from the personal angle. I could tell you about the occasional e-mails I got from him when I was at Ain't It Cool, or the »

- Drew McWeeny

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16 Robin Williams Movies That Defined His Legendary Career

13 August 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The world is just, quite simply, not nearly as funny a place now as it was just a few hours ago, before the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams. For nearly 40 years, the man kept us in stitches in ways only he could, with an impeccable delivery and an unmistakable charm that is often mimicked but never equaled.

As the world mourns this comedy legend, we take a look back at our 16 favorite Robin Williams performances, some in classics that are beloved the world over, and some in overlooked and/or underrated gems that deserve to be noticed.

1Popeye (1980)

While some actors spend years paying their dues in thankless guest starring or supporting roles on film and TV, it didn't take Robin Williams long to find a foothold in Hollywood. His appearance as the alien Mork on one episode of Happy Days was so popular it lead »

- MovieWeb

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Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances

12 August 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.

Much of Williams’ filmography is available for purchase or rental from either iTunes or Amazon, but if you have a subscription to a streaming service, here’s where to find some of his most memorable films. »

- Ariana Bacle

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Robin Williams moved from commercial productions to prestige cinema with ease

11 August 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I had to stop and think about it. When was the first time I encountered Robin Williams? I'm pretty sure it was reruns of "Mork & Mindy" at a young age, if not the boisterous Oscar-nominated performance he gave in Barry Levinson's "Good Morning, Vietnam." By then he had already dazzled countless audiences in "The World According to Garp." Whatever it was, like so many, it was the start of, as his widow noted in a release, "countless moments of joy and laughter" he would deliver for the next three decades of my life. And now, he's gone. It soon became erratic late night appearances with David Letterman and the like, as the movies flowed in. Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen," for instance, or another, much more timid Oscar-nominated performance in Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society." He continued to spotlight range and versatility in Penny Marshall »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Terry Gilliam Says ‘Don Quixote’ Is Now About “How Movies Can Damage People”

11 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If anyone knows how movies can damage people, it’s Terry Gilliam. The director has battled over many a film in his time. He fought Universal brass over Brazil, and Columbia over The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Most catastrophically, he battled weather, disaster, and illness during the original shoot of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. […]

The post Terry Gilliam Says ‘Don Quixote’ Is Now About “How Movies Can Damage People” appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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I Need a Heroine: Adèle Blanc-Sec and the Dearth of Action Women in Film

3 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Royal Observatory Greenwich kicked off a trio of summer steampunk screenings with a treat last week – Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. The more-than-slightly bonkers tale of the brusque authoress and adventurer is a HeyUGuys favourite. But when diva, dinosaur and mummies danced across the dome of the Peter Harrison Planetarium this time they provoked a sudden melancholy. And a question: Where have all the action women gone?

When little boys begin to look for heroes on the silver screen a deluge of options sweeps them away. Cowboys, astronauts, superheroes and gods. Leading men with sufficient derring-do to power a thousand dreams and aspirations. Of course little girls are equally able to dream of Superman but they wake up and grow up in a reality that undermines those nighttime fantasies. Disempowerment is an insidious and deadly foe, folks! Adèle Blanc-Sec is a singular character. But she ought not to be. »

- Emily Breen

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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Jun 03)

3 June 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Grand Budapest Hotel: the most Wes Anderson-y film ever, a delightful concoction that’s like a pop-up storybook for grownups; Ralph Fiennes is a sublime comic marvel [at Amazon Instant Video] 300: Rise of an Empire: Eva Green stalks this movie with pride and honor, and is almost the only thing worth watching amidst frenetic CGI cartoon battle action and endless ancient carnage [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

The Pretty One: far too blithe and cheery, yet nowhere near madcap and comic enough, for its potentially powerful switched-twins conceit [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

Stories We Tell: totally gripping, very personal documentary from filmmaker Sarah Polley about how various members of her family react to the revelation of a secret [at Amazon Instant Video] The X-Files: the alien-hunting adventures of FBI agents Mulder and Scully »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Terry Gilliam Recasts Rebooted ‘Quixote’

13 May 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s a project he has tried to make twice before, once with a catastrophic shoot that went down in history alongside Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and the second time with a star cast in place but no funding. Now director and ex-Python Terry Gilliam has revealed he is meeting with actors this week for the latest attempt to nail The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

The story concerns a director who is drawn into the fantasy world of Quixote, a deluded figure obsessed with the age of chivalry who roamed Spain getting into adventures with his assistant Sancho Panza. The source is 17th century Cervantes but the modern treatment was pure Gilliam. The original production became the subject of a documentary, Lost In La Mancha (2002), which chronicled the troubled weeks that saw the cast and crew beset by ill health, freak weather conditions and the military. Gilliam »

- Steve Palace

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‘The Zero Theorem’ Review

17 March 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rupert Friend | Written by Pat Rushin | Directed by Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam may be a national treasure but that doesn’t preclude him from making films which can at times sink a little too much into his fertile imagination at the expense of being particularly absorbing. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was a late 1980’s financial disaster which found him being given a lot of toys to play with but not being able to make a film which really connected with the heart or head and his last effort The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus is a film which seems to get by almost on the good will of the viewer alone. He is a man to be admired certainly, any man who makes Brazil must be, but he is also one prone to palpable flaws. »

- Ian Loring

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8 movie classics that were box office flops: From Blade Runner to Brazil

15 March 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long," muses Dr Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner. This statement doesn't apply to a startling list of classic movies that faded fast at the box office on initial release, but whose flames have been burning with more intensity as the years have passed...

Blade Runner (1983)

Budget: $28 million

Box office: $33.7 million (including re-releases)

While androids dream of electric sheep, accountants must have endured hellish nightmares in the aftermath of Blade Runner's dismal run at the box office in the summer of 1982. An opening weekend of barely $6 million (£3.61 million) was attributed to an ill-conceived advertising campaign, the competition of Et for bums on seats and a mixed reception from viewers who felt stunned by the imagery but alienated by the narrative.

It's hard not to wonder whether the film would have fared better if the studio had faith in director Ridley Scott's original vision, »

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Happy 25th: Uma Thurman in a Half Shell

10 March 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, also known as Uma Thurman Being a Literal Goddess For the First Time, opened 25 years ago today. Now, it's not technically true that this was Uma's cinematic debut since she appeared in two long forgotten movies (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Johnny B Goode) and one well remembered one (Dangerous Liaisons) before March 10th 1989 when this film premiered (due to delays -- you know how Terry Gillian do). But it was meant to be her debut. And print the myth, you know? And Uma is enough of a goddess that she deserves the myth and not the truth.

Uma as "Venus, Goddess of Beauty and Love"

One of my favorite 80s anecdotes was Gilliam being furious that Dangerous Liaisons beat him to release in the two film contest of prestige costume pictures that could get the new jaw-droppingly beautiful starlet out of her costumes first for audiences. »

- NATHANIEL R

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – February 11th 2014

11 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

Remember last year when through its Amazon overlords Lovefilm put several pilots online including the pretty good failed Zombieland pilot? Well, they are at it again with ten new pilots, none of which have committed to series yet but with which the lucky few will go to one of those full season exclusive type deals that Netflix do so well.

I don’t know about you but I kind of wish they would just commit to something right out the gate and take the risks, its paid off for Netflix so far and Amazon are attracting some major talent to their stable too.

The pilots include; Bosch a detective show based on a Michael Connelly book series and starring the great Titus Welliver, Kids shows Wishenproof, Hardboiled Eggheads, The JoB and Graff Show and Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street. We also have comedy from The Rebels; a kind of »

- Chris Holt

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what’s on Netflix UK, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Feb 03)

3 February 2014 8:41 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

because you missed it

Welcome to the Punch: stylish Brit crime drama with a killer cast; stars James McAvoy and Mark Strong are even more engaging than usual [at Netflix]

new to stream

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: Terry Gilliam’s weird and funny tall tale about the legendary teller of tall tales [at Netflix] Ruthless People: the modern classic black comedy of kidnapping and revenge, with outrageous performances by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler [at Netflix]

streaming now, before dvd

Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen’s latest is a striking portrait of a woman on the edge; Cate Blanchett is amazing [at blinkbox] Prince Avalanche: quirky arthouse buddy dramedy with fantastic performances by Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch [at blinkbox] Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: oddly dreamy romance among criminals; like if Terrence Malick made Bonnie and Clyde [at blinkbox] The Fifth Estate »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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