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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Toronto: The Riot Club Is Your Next Favorite Pretty Boys Flick

14 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Queen ought to give out medals for movies like The Riot Club, which does humanity the great service of gathering virtually every hot, young British actor of the moment on screen at once. Then again, I can't imagine the Queen sitting all the way through this film — based on Laura Wade's play "Posh," and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) — which may at first look like a romp about an elite Oxford undergraduate dining society but is at its core an effective skewering of upper class privilege.Gird your loins, ladies and gents of a certain persuasion, because what we have here is a similar but far better movie than that Joshua Jackson's Skull and Bones thriller, The Skulls populated with the buff, British 2014 version of the casts of Dead Poets Society or Young Guns 2. The Riot Club, we're told in flashback, was founded to honor »

- Jada Yuan

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Ethan Hawke Talks "Immediate Sadness" Following Robin Williams' Death, Remembers His "Big Sensitive Heart"

12 September 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them. The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard. "I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us." After »

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Ethan Hawke on Robin Williams: He Was in a Tremendous Amount of Pain

12 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ethan Hawke is opening up about the tragic death of Robin Williams. In an interview with CBC Q Radio's Jian Ghomeshi at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor talked about what it was like to work with the comedy legend as an up-and-coming talent. Hawke met Williams on the set of the "Dead Poets Society" back in 1989, where Robin helped him forward his career by setting him up with an agent. "I'm here at the Toronto Film Festival, that agent is gonna be at the premiere of 'Good Kill' tomorrow night," the 43-year-old star explained. "We know each other because Robin called his agent and said, 'You know, I think there's somebody good on set I met and you should meet him.' I owe that to him." Even as a teenager, Hawke says he sensed sadness behind all of Robin's jokes."Even at 18, it was obvious »

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‘Whiplash’ Director Damien Chazelle Inspired by His Own Band Days

7 September 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire “Whiplash,” his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles Teller) trying to curry favor with a perfectionist bandleader (J.K. Simmons) who isn’t satisfied until there’s quite literally blood on the sheet music. A double winner of the dramatic grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance, the Sony Pictures Classics release made its international debut at Cannes, and plays Toronto Monday.

Variety: This movie really lays waste to the sentimental cliches of the inspirational-teacher drama. In Sundance, some people dubbed it “Full Metal Juilliard” or a sadomasochistic “Dead Poets Society.” It might also be called “To Sir, With Hate.”

Chazelle: When I started the script, I was just writing something in my mind about a drummer, though it could be any kind of artist, going as far as possible to be great, »

- Scott Foundas

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Riot Club’

6 September 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

— specifically, a group of 10 elite students who went to England’s top schools, descend from the richest families and carry the country’s best blood. It’s enough to make anyone else’s blood boil, which is the deliciously masochistic pleasure auds can expect from watching these pretty, privileged young men — the entitled British cousins of what Tom Wolfe called “Masters of the Universe” — band together and misbehave.

Like her 2009 feature, “An Education,” Scherfig’s latest deals with lessons that can’t be learned in classrooms, but only by narrowly surviving certain life mistakes. Here, it’s two first-year male students, rather than a naive young woman, being seduced and corrupted by a system their grandparents assembled. Much is made about legacy, lineage and the carrying on of certain traditions, though the parental pressure never seems a burden here, the way it is in “Dead Poets Society” and other American pics, »

- Peter Debruge

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Ethan Hawke opens up about stage fright, Robin Williams and a current career high

31 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — Actor Ethan Hawke is in the middle of a career high right now. In the space of a year he has been a part of two landmark films from director Richard Linklater, "Before Midnight" and "Boyhood," each of them the result of years and years of work exploring characters as they change across a wide spectrum of time. He has two films set to play the Venice Film Festival next week in Andrew Niccol's "Good Kill" and Michael Almereyda's "Cymbeline" and he's here in Telluride with his own directorial effort, an emotional documentary that is ostensibly a portrait of pianist Seymour Bernstein, but on a deeper level is an exploration by Hawke of finding satisfaction in one's art. It's a delicate piece of work that played like gangbusters to a Telluride premiere audience Saturday, rapt as the so wonderfully well-spoken Bernstein rattled off philosophical nuggets throughout a lively Q&A. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Biggest News Story of the Summer Tournament: And Your Choice Is...

29 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While this summer was packed full of fun and exciting headlines and stories, nothing touched fans worldwide like the tragic news of Robin Williams' unexpected passing. The sad news stuck a chord within all of us and his recent death won't soon be forgotten. From his countless TV and movie roles (Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting) to his ability to make anyone laugh at any time, Williams was loved by everyone. You voted and rightfully chose the Oscar winner's passing at the defining news story of the summer. Let's remember the late star by taking a look back at his life in photos. »

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Robin Williams Honored At 66th Annual Emmy Awards; Billy Crystal Gives Moving Tribute

25 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The "In Memoriam" segment at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, which featured Paul Walker, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lauren Bacall, was punctuated by a tribute to the recently passed Robin Williams.

Robin Williams Remembered At Emmys

After singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles culminated a rendition of “Smile” and the slideshow of the legendary Hollywood actors, producers, writers and directors who passed away this year wrapped up, Billy Crystal took to the stage to deliver a touching tribute to Williams, his longtime friend and comic inspiration.

"I spent many happy hours with Robin onstage," said Crystal. "The brilliance was astounding. The relentless energy was thrilling. I used to think that if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds, I was going to do okay."

"As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine," Crystal continued. "Supportive. Protective. Loving. It's »

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Robin Williams tribute raises £24k+

22 August 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Event cinema organiser will donate takings from its Dead Poets Society screenings to mental health charities.

Screenings of Robin Williams’ film Dead Poets Society, organised by Secret Cinema after his sudden death on Aug 11, has raised more than £24,000 ($40,000) for mental health charities Mind in the UK and Nami in the Us.

The charity screenings were held across the UK, Prague and New York on Aug 15/16 with all profits going to Mind and Nami.

Live poetry was recited including a reading by Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright, live music, performance, special guests and supportive tweets from Stephen Fry, Ross Noble and Penguin Books.

Donations are still being received via Text Cinema to 70660 to donate £3 to @MindCharity #SeizeTheDay. People can also donate online here until November 2014.

Amanda Palmer, formerly of The Dresden Dolls in New York, said: “Watching an entire audience weep in unison as those kids stood on their desks in solidarity for their teacher who taught them to »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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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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Robin Williams Could Be Completely Cut From His Final Film

18 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the untimely death of Robin Williams last week, many movie lovers and admirers rushed to re-watch his most beloved works, from Hook and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society. We also took some solace in that three more films of his would hit posthumously. However, Simon Pegg is now warning us that number might be down to two. The UK Telegraph reports Robin Williams may not have completed his voice work for the science-fiction comedy Absolutely Anything. The late actor's co-star Simon Pegg warns that if that is the case, Williams could be cut from the film completely. Pegg told Telegraph at the London premiere of his latest film Hector and The Search For Happiness: "I.m not sure Robin had completed doing his voice in the movie. He was doing the voice of my dog and I hope that he had completed it because »

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

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Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

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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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Broadway's Aladdin Honors Robin Williams with Touching Musical Tribute

15 August 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The casts of Aladdin - both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit - are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie. Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has "lost a bright light." Weinger described himself as a lifelong Willams fan who had a "Mork" doll as a kid and a poster of Dead Poets Society on his wall as an emerging actor. Working with his hero was surreal and magical, he said. Linda Larkin, who voiced Princess Jasmine in the movie, »

- Associated Press

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Broadway's Aladdin Honors Robin Williams with Touching Musical Tribute

15 August 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The casts of Aladdin - both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit - are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie. Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has "lost a bright light." Weinger described himself as a lifelong Willams fan who had a "Mork" doll as a kid and a poster of Dead Poets Society on his wall as an emerging actor. Working with his hero was surreal and magical, he said. Linda Larkin, who voiced Princess Jasmine in the movie, »

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Martha Thomases: Comic Without Book

15 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Last year, I noticed an ad for Apple. I mean, you can’t not notice them, since they air every few minutes. This one was special, though, quoting someone quoting Walt Whitman. I wondered if it was made by the same agency that made the Patti Smith Levi’s commercial. And I wondered why the unseen narrator sounded so familiar.

It was Robin Williams, from The Dead Poets Society.

As I’m sure you know, Robin Williams died Monday. God, I’m going to miss him

Now is the time when I would like to tell you what good friends we were, but that would be a lie. Instead, I have only loved him since the first times I saw him do his stand-up on television shows. I was lucky enough to see him perform, twice.

The first time, back when John and I were publishing Comedy Magazine (and why »

- Martha Thomases

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Taylor Swift Dresses Up Like Her Fans for ‘Ew!’ With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

14 August 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After years of pretending to be a geek in her lyrics, multi-millionaire music superstar Taylor Swift dressed up in costume like one, too. See video: Jimmy Fallon Recreates Iconic ‘Dead Poets Society’ Scene in Honor of Robin Williams At the “Tonight” Show to promote her role in “The Giver,” Swift joined Fallon in his recurring “Ew!” sketch, donning braces and a nerdy '90s girl ensemble to portray a lonely, unicorn-drawing family friend named Natalie. She actually does more acting in the five minute sketch than she does in the Ya adaptation out in theaters this weekend — really, she has a glorified cameo. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Robin Williams Was A Comic Genius, But That Isn’t Very Interesting

13 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

In the short time since Robin Williams passed away, you’ve probably learned more about him than you ever expected. From the wonderful story Norm MacDonald told via Twitter, to all the improvisation that became the roles he played, to his altruistic efforts throughout his life, to statement after statement that he was a comedic genius with film roles, routines, and more offered as evidence.

You can now find clips of his best roles, moments within those roles, sudden cover bits when Ted Talks suffered technical difficulties, and list after list of his best movies, lesser-known movies, greatest hits, favorite recipes, and everything else you can imagine.

I don’t usually go in for things like tributes to celebrities who die, but this one is a little more personal to me, and there seems to be part of the conversation that’s missing. Sure, Robin Williams was hilarious, almost to »

- Marc Eastman

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