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One Year Later, I Still Miss Robin Williams

11 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It was August 11, 2014. The theater was full with an advance screening of The Giver starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. The red carpet event was live-streamed prior to the showing as stars from the film flooded in and entered the New York City party while we, in Knoxville, Tenn., gazed at the screen.

I checked my phone for the time and came across a message on the screen.

“Actor Robin Williams found dead at his home. He was 63.”

A friend put it best when he said that hearing the news of Williams’s passing surprised him with grief.

It did the same for me.

Now, to this point, Robin Williams was just another face (or voice) on the screen to me. An actor who had given life to Genie in Aladdin, the main character of Flubber, and was Mrs. Doubtfire. Nothing of note, but fun most of the time.

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- Zach Dennis

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Robin Williams Would Have Turned 64 Today: See His Life in Photos

21 July 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Today is a bittersweet day. It would have been funnyman Robin Williams' 64th birthday, and to honor that day we're taking a look back at his life in photos. The iconic comedian made a name for himself on TV when he got his start on Mork & Mindy and continued to make his fans laugh out loud for the duration of his career, starring in movies such as Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire. Although he was best known for his comedic skills, who could forget some of his more dramatic roles, including Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting? Williams knew how to have fun on and off the screen, especially when it came to his children Zelda Williams, Zak Williams and Cody Alan Williams. Even though he has passed »

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Robin Williams's 9 Most Unforgettable 'Dead Poets Society' Moments

21 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If we had to pick just one endlessly quotable Robin Williams movie, it would have to be "Dead Poets Society." The 1989 classic -- centered on a group of all-male, buttoned-up prep school students and their radical new English teacher (Williams) -- is filled to the brim with life-affirming gems and inspirational quotes, and features Williams at his irreverent best.

So, in celebration of a man who did, indeed, seize the day and make his life extraordinary, let's take a look back at some of the late Oscar-winning actor's most stirring and enlightening "Dead Poets Society" moments. »

- Tim Hayne

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'Boulevard' Director Praises Robin Williams' "Humanity," Dedication to Final Dramatic Role

11 July 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Eleven months after Robin Williams shockingly committed suicide, the actor makes his final onscreen appearance in the indie drama Boulevard. Williams plays Nolan, a 60-year-old married bank manager who is forced to confront his repressed homosexuality after he encounters a young hustler named Leo (Roberto Aguire). The role is another serious turn for the actor who was known for his larger-than-life comedic characters like Mrs. Doubtfire and the voice of Genie in Aladdin but also received acclaim for dramatic performances in films like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting. Boulevard director Dito Montiel tells The

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- Hilary Lewis

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Secret Cinema announces a new one-off launch event to be held at the end of June

19 June 2015 11:37 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Secret Cinema has announced that the launch of a new Secret Cinema X event will take place later this month.

June 28 and June 29 will see a secret London location transformed into an immersive cinematic experience with an undisclosed but highly-anticipated film.

Flashing eyes in which my hopes rise. Be a part of the launch of @SecretCinemaX #Scx

— secretcinema (@secretcinema) June 19, 2015

7 movies we'd love to see get the Secret Cinema treatment

In 2014, Secret Cinema presents Dead Poets Society raised £24,000 for mental health charity Mind in honour of Robin Williams, whose tragic death inspired simultaneous screenings of the feature worldwide.

This month's event will support the charity Mac UK, an organisation that engages with some of the UK's most excluded and deprived young people who are most in need of support but least likely to access it.

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Secret Cinema launches Secret Cinema X

18 June 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cult classics and exclusive previews to be screened in locations around the world.

Event cinema specialist Secret Cinema is to launch Secret Cinema X, screening cult classics and exclusive previews in locations worldwide.

The launch will take place on June 28 and 29 in a secret London location with an undisclosed film.

Secret Cinema X is the starting strand of Secret Cinema, uniting Secret Screenings and The Other Cinema. It will run as a worldwide concept, allowing a growing network of interested partners to stage smaller Secret Cinema productions following the launch, whilst creating a new theatrical stribution platform. Secret Cinema X will open the live immersive film concept to a global audience.

Previous Secret Cinema X nights include La Haine, Brief EncounterSearching for Sugar Man, The Imposter and Dead Poets Society. As with Secret Cinema, the concept is divided into two strands, Presents and Tell No One

Fabien Riggall, Founder and Director at Secret Cinema says: “Secret »

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Set Fire to the Stars Has a Whisper-Thin Premise But a Bold Heart

14 June 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“How much trouble can one poet be?” we’re asked early on in Set Fire to the Stars, an account of a visit to the U.S. made by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in 1950. We then get a typical, ironic smash cut to Thomas himself (played by the disarmingly magnetic Celyn Jones, who also co-wrote the script) at a crowded, raucous party, hoisting a woman on his back and carrying her around, both of them drunkenly screaming. It’s an alarming and all too predictable bit of filmmaking: We might worry that we’re about to see a cross between Dead Poets Society and Animal House, a no-holds-barred indulgence in the myth of the poet as irrepressible wild man. Luckily, Set Fire to the Stars turns out to be a more delicate, intelligent film than that.The events here, inspired by the remembrances of literary critic and poetry teacher »

- Bilge Ebiri

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How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' lured Oscar winner John Seale back behind the camera

11 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

John Seale was retired. Then George Miller dangled a "Mad Max" movie in front of his face and, well, how can an Aussie say no? The 40-year veteran jumped right into the maelstrom Miller and his team were conjuring in the desert of west Africa and, along with killer second unit teams, captured one of the most innervating experiences of the year in "Mad Max: Fury Road." Oh, and he turned 70 years old while doing all of this. Seale won an Oscar for "The English Patient," the first of a three-film collaboration with the late Anthony Minghella. He also partnered up with Peter Weir on a trio of projects ("Witness," "The Mosquito Coast" and "Dead Poets Society") and he's worked with many great filmmakers besides, from Sydney Pollack to Ron Howard, Rob Reiner to Wolfgang Petersen. In addition to the win, he has three more Oscar nominations to his credit and I must say, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1989

28 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a crazy early Nic Cage role to a lesser-known film starring Robert De Niro, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1989...

Ah, 1989. The year the Berlin Wall came down and Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was also a big year for film, with Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade topping the box office and Batman dominating the summer with its inescapable marketing blitz.

Outside the top 10 highest-grossing list, which included Back To The Future II, Dead Poets Society and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989 also included a plethora of less commonly-appreciated films. Some were big in their native countries but only received a limited release in the Us and UK. Others were poorly received but have since been reassessed as cult items.

From comedies to thrillers, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from the end of the 80s...

25. An Innocent Man

Disney, through its Touchstone banner, had high hopes for this thriller, »

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Ethan Hawke interview: Good Kill, drones, sci-fi and Joe Dante

7 April 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ethan Hawke stars in Andrew Niccol's military drama, Good Kill. Here, we talk to the actor about Sf, modern warfare, Joe Dante and more...

Over the course of 30 years, Ethan Hawke's appeared in a remarkable array of films, from his early breakthrough roles in Joe Dante's Explorers and Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society, to last year's spectacular Boyhood.

Hawke's latest film, Good Kill, reunites him with director Andrew Niccol - back in 1997, they worked together on the superbly moving sci-fi, Gattaca. Set in 2010, Good Kill's a military drama about a former Us pilot-turned drone operative, who carries out strikes in the Middle East from an office chair in Las Vegas.

Niccol shoots the film with the imagination of his sci-fi films, which makes Good Kill's true-life subject matter all the more disturbing. And once again, Hawke turns in a spectacular performance - one that, »

- ryanlambie

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Waxing Episodic: Darlene's tearjerking 'Roseanne' episode

3 April 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In HitFix's new feature "Waxing Episodic," we reflect on an episode of television we'll never forget. One of the great strengths of "Roseanne" was the casting of its child actors, from mini Roseanne lookalike Michael Fishman as the apple-cheeked D.J. to Lecy Goranson as petulant eye-roller "Becky No. 1" and especially Sara Gilbert as snarky, sarcastic tomboy Darlene, who could dole out zingers with the timing of a seasoned comedy pro. While Goranson always felt painfully exposed as Becky and had a number of episodes built around one or another of her social embarrassments (most memorably Season 2 opener "Inherit the Wind"), Darlene -- while always charmingly insouciant -- was never properly dimensionalized until the Season 2 episode "Brain-Dead Poets Society," which climaxes with one of the most quietly moving moments I've ever seen on a traditional family sitcom. Written by Joss Whedon and directed by John Pasquin (who helmed every »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

24 March 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I. The Rattigan Version

After his first dramatic success, The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan conceived a double bill of one-act plays in 1946. Producers dismissed the project, even Rattigan’s collaborator Hugh “Binkie” Beaumont. Actor John Gielgud agreed. “They’ve seen me in so much first rate stuff,” Gielgud asked Rattigan; “Do you really think they will like me in anything second rate?”  Rattigan insisted he wasn’t “content writing a play to please an audience today, but to write a play that will be remembered in fifty years’ time.”

Ultimately, Rattigan paired a brooding character study, The Browning Version, with a light farce, Harlequinade. Entitled Playbill, the show was finally produced by Stephen Mitchell in September 1948, starring Eric Portman, and became a runaway hit. While Harlequinade faded into a footnote, the first half proved an instant classic. Harold Hobson wrote that “Mr. Portman’s playing and Mr. Rattigan’s writing »

- Christopher Saunders

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Here's How to Make the Most Out of a $200K Budget

4 March 2015 6:36 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Longtime assistant director and production manager Tom Seidman recently gave a talk on how the budget should break down for an independent film. Highlights from Seidman's talk, which you can read below, were published in a post that originally appeared on the Film Independent blog. Many directors and I probably share the same idle daydream: A studio exec calls and says, "You simply must direct our $200 million screen epic. You’re the only one on our list." Then I wake up and realize I'm more likely to catch the measles or be hit by lightning. Let's keep dreaming, but at the same time, devote our waking hours to taking action—like veteran assistant director and production manager Tom Seidman has. Seidman’s resume includes working for directors Clint Eastwood on "Honkytonk Man," Peter Weir on "Dead Poets Society" and Robert Redford on "Ordinary People." He shared his experiences with low-budget »

- Glen Golightly

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‘The Riot Club’ Trailer: Pretty Rich Boys Do Pretty Bad Things

26 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Every generation needs its preppy boy drama filled with up-and-coming faces. For the late ’80s and ’90s, it was Dead Poets Society. In the aughts, it was The Skulls. Now, in the twenty-teens, it might be The Riot Club. Max Irons and Sam Claflin play the two newest members of Oxford University’s most exclusive fraternity. Though […]

The post ‘The Riot Club’ Trailer: Pretty Rich Boys Do Pretty Bad Things appeared first on /Film. »

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

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- Jeff Bayer

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Watch: Ethan Hawke's Moving Reflections On Robin Williams & Philip Seymour Hoffman Plus 30-Min Interview

13 February 2015 6:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's still hard to believe the cinematic world has lost both Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the past year. Ethan Hawke had the good fortune to work with both actors at pivotal stages in his career. As a young up-and-comer, he played one of Williams' students in Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society," and as a much more seasoned actor, he co-starred with Hoffman in Sidney Lumet's final film "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead." Stopping by "Charlie Rose" recently, Hawke shared his memories on working with both actors. A brief summary couldn't capture the emotions he feels very deeply about two men who clearly left a profound impression. Check it out below, and after that watch the full thirty minute interview with Hawke talking "Boyhood," his documentary "Seymour: An Introduction," and much more. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ethan Hawke is Chet Baker in exclusive photo from Born To Be Blue

5 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ethan Hawke has had a pretty great year.

Riding high on the success of Before Midnight – the third installment of the “Before” movies with Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater – Hawke and Linklater released their other major project, the twelve-years-in-the-making Boyhood, to high critical acclaim. The Dead Poets Society actor is now up for Best Supporting Actor for hisBoyhood role, and just became one of the latest stars to be featured forever in front of the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Next up? Ethan Hawke will play Chet Baker in the upcoming reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's life, Born to Be Blue. The film will focus on a film production starring Baker that follows the rise and fall of his own career, as well as the love affair with his co-star that saved him after an alleyway beating that left him unable to play. Will love conquer all? We'll have to wait and see. »

- Sasha James

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Ethan Hawke is Born to Be Blue in exclusive photo from Chet Baker biopic

5 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ethan Hawke has had a pretty great year.

Riding high on the success of Before Midnight – the third installment of the “Before” movies with Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater – Hawke and Linklater released their other major project, the twelve-years-in-the-making Boyhood, to high critical acclaim. The Dead Poets Society actor is now up for Best Supporting Actor for hisBoyhood role, and just became one of the latest stars to be featured forever in front of the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Next up? Ethan Hawke will play the legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in the upcoming biopic, Born to Be Blue. The film will focus on the rise and fall of Baker’s career as well as the 1970s love affair that briefly saved him from his drug-heavy self-destruction.

Carmen Ejogo, who worked on The Purge: Anarchy – the one without Ethan – and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Callum Keith Rennie also star »

- Sasha James

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Ethan Hawke talks up his relationship with Richard Linklater, acting & life

16 January 2015 5:08 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Ever since I caught Ethan Hawke in Dead Poets Society when I was a little guy, I've followed his career with great interest. Nowadays he proves to be one of Hollywood's most reliable actors, turning in rock-solid performances left and right. The Academy recognized this by throwingn him a Best Supporting Actor nod for his turn in Richard Linklater's Boyhood. The two have worked together before with great success in the Before trilogy and Tape, among others. The »

- Sean Wist

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How Whiplash kills the cheesy pupil-mentor genre stone dead

11 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jk Simmons is generating awards buzz as a terrifying music teacher whose scenes with Miles Teller’s young drummer are like ‘two boxers in the ring

Jk Simmons on Whiplash: ‘The whole macho thing you develop at puberty never goes away’

Watching Whiplash, the story of the antagonistic relationship between a drumming prodigy and his ferociously demanding conservatory music teacher, almost the last thing on your mind is music. Although almost three-quarters of the film moves to the sound of drums, the images in one’s mind veer more towards drill sergeant movies, sports flicks and cult initiation rites. It could as well be called Squarebash as Whiplash, so often does the relationship between Jk Simmons’s unforgiving professor and Miles Teller’s whimpering pupil resemble that between R Lee Ermey’s splenetic Marine Corps drill instructor and Vincent D’Onofrio’s useless grunt in the opening act of Full Metal Jacket, »

- John Patterson

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