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Relativity’s ‘Beyond The Lights’ To Open 18th Urbanworld Fest

23 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The latest film from director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) will open the 18th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, organizers of the largest competitive multicultural fest said today. Beyond the Lights stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Larry Crowne), Nate Parker (Red Tails, The Great Debaters), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) and Emmy Award nominee Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon) in the tale of a rising musician struggling with the pressures of superstardom. Bet Networks and founding sponsor HBO are backers of the fest which will take place September 17-21 in New York. Over 70 films are set to screen this year. Beyond The Lights will screen on September 18 ahead of its November 14 wide release via Relativity, which produced alongside Relativity Sports, Undisputed Cinema and Homegrown Pictures in association with Bet Films. Other highlights of the 2014 slate include a screening of HBO Latino’s Habla Men and »

- The Deadline Team

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Robin Williams Talks Playing Gay Man Grappling With Sexuality in One of His Final Films, Boulevard: "It Was Powerful to Do"

19 August 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

While he was often celebrated for his funny, heartwarming roles in comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji, the late Robin Williams wasn’t shy when tackling more emotionally challenging characters. In fact, in 1998 he won his sole Oscar for his portrayal of the embittered psychiatrist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.  Indeed, one of his final roles brings to life a man searching for meaning. In Boulevard, Williams played Nolan Mack, a married man stuck in a rut with wife Joy (Kathy Baker), who realizes he’s gay [...] »

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Barry Norman: 'Robin Williams was addicted to saccharine sentimentality'

19 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Film critic Barry Norman has spoken about Robin Williams's career, saying that he had an "addiction" to "saccharine, tooth-rotting sentimentality".

The 80-year-old added that this would have an impact on the late actor's career legacy.

Writing in the Radio Times, Norman said that Williams's talent "could sometimes be spread so thinly".

The columnist also stated that Williams's CV featured a "plenitude" of bad films.

"It's hard to know what to make of Robin Williams," wrote Norman. "Admiration is called for, but also sadness, not just for his tragic death but for an enormous talent which, if not exactly unfulfilled, could sometimes be spread so thinly as to be almost invisible."

On Williams's "bad" movies, Norman added: "Every actor makes bad films occasionally but what was remarkable about Williams was not that he was so good in the good ones but that he was so very bad in the bad ones. »

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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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Omniplex Cinemas To Screen Good Will Hunting For Pieta House

18 August 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Irish cinema chain, Omniplex, are to host a special screening of Good Will Hunting on August 26th at 630pm. All proceeds from the screening will be in aid of Pieta House, Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre and Pip programmes (based in Northern Ireland) With 22 Omniplex cinemas showing the movie that earned Robin Williams an Oscar, there should be a screening near you. The full list of screens are below and it’s a €10 /£7 per seat Omniplex Balbriggan Omniplex Carlow Omniplex Clonmel Omniplex Cork Omniplex Drogheda Omniplex Kilkenny Omniplex Limerick Omniplex Longford Omniplex Rathmines Omniplex Tralee Omniplex Wexford Omniplex Armagh Omniplex Bangor Omniplex Carrickfergus Omniplex Derry Omniplex Dundonald Omniplex Kennedy Centre Omniplex Newry Omniplex Antrim Omniplex Larne Omniplex Lisburn Omniplex Enniskillen »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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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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Mindy Newell: Hey, Mindy, Where’s Mork?

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

“People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff” – Robin Williams as Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting (1997)

The first few times it was cute. But the joke got really tired, really fast.

By now, almost exactly 36 years later, I can’t count the number of times I’ve been greeted by those words since Mork & Mindy debuted on September 14, 1978. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to smile and do a make-believe laugh in answer to that query.

I can’t count the number of times when what I really wanted to say to the person who thought he was Mr. Originality was “Shezbat!”

I was watching Hardball With Chris Matthews on MSNBC when the news broke last Monday. When the “Breaking News” banner interrupted the show, I thought the announcement was going to be something awful about Isis, like the terrorist group had »

- Mindy Newell

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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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Monty Python's Terry Jones: 'Robin Williams was a perfectionist'

17 August 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Monty Python star Terry Jones has paid tribute to Robin Williams, describing the late actor as a "perfectionist".

Writing in The Guardian, Jones recalled meeting Williams at the Emmy Awards in 2010, where he agreed to voice Dennis the Dog in forthcoming movie Absolutely Anything.

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"Alas! Four years later we finally got the money to make the film. We had Mojo the Dog playing Dennis, and doing it brilliantly," he wrote. "If only Robin Williams could do the voice, we'd be over the moon.

"I emailed him with a sinking heart, fearing that so much time had elapsed and he may not want to voice Dennis. But I need not have feared. He wrote back that he was up for voicing the dog."

Jones continued: "And here's the story: Robin was a perfectionist. »

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Chris Moore Creates 'The Chair' Indie Film Competition (Trailer Exclusive)

15 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Chair" is many things. Dreamed up by producer Chris Moore, it's two indie movies directed by rookies, YouTube sensation Shane Dawson and Nyu screenwriter Anna Martemucci ("Breakup at a Wedding"), which will be released in theaters by Starz. It's also a ten-part one hour unscripted original documentary series, which starts airing on Starz September 6. And it's a reality show competition with $250,000 going to the winner. And more material will eventually post online at The Chair Channel on Vimeo, on Starz.com and via social media. Remember "Project Greenlight"? The HBO reality TV series, produced by Miramax, Sean Bailey and "Good Will Hunting" producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Moore, showed audiences the nuts and bolts of indie filmmaking. A decade later Moore dreamed up another idea. "The Chair," more than a gladiator event for directors, he says on the phone, is part of his continuing quest "to show people how. »

- Anne Thompson

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Week in Review: Aftermath of Robin Williams’ passing

15 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although the events in Ferguson, Missouri have created a social media firestorm over the last week, much of the media cycle was dominated by the death of Robin Williams on Monday. Tributes have been pouring in, including this one and this one from Sound on Sight, and there has been some absolutely beautiful writing to go along with it.

It was first revealed that Williams died in a suicide after battling severe depression. Even more tragic news came when Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said he was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she said in a statement.

But when someone iconic as Williams passes away, that’s never the end of the story, »

- Brian Welk

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Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

15 August 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, new New York indie distributor Bleecker, latest festival news and make our picks of the week. (One correction: the tape edits out the part where I amend an error--Williams was nominated for four Oscars and won for "Good Will Hunting.") »

- Anne Thompson

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Here's How Robin Williams Changed TV

15 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Much has been said since Robin Williams' death on Monday of his contribution to movies. Certainly, his performances in such films as "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting" are likely to endear him to new fans among moviegoers for generations to come. But it's easy to forget that he also made indelible contributions to the world of TV throughout his four-decade career. Older viewers remember his starmaking turn as a lovable alien on "Mork and Mindy," but that was only one instance of many where he changed the medium in ways large and small that will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Here are some of those ways.

"The Richard Pryor Show." Imagine an era when you could have seen Richard Pryor and Robin Williams doing sketch comedy together every week in primetime. That era really happened; it lasted just four weeks in 1977. That's »

- Gary Susman

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Meryl Streep: 'Robin Williams was gentle soul with unstoppable energy'

14 August 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Meryl Streep has described the late Robin Williams as having a "gentle soul".

The Academy Award winner reacted to the death of Williams in a suspected suicide by telling NBC's Today that she had always admired the man.

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"Well, it's hard to imagine unstoppable energy stopped," Streep said. "He was such a generous soul."

Streep also spoke about Williams's close friendship with Christopher Reeve, and praised him for standing by the Reeve family after Christopher became a quadriplegic due to an equestrian competition accident.

"[Robin] was a great friend to Chris and [his wife] Dana Reeve," Streep said. "I think he was Chris's roommate at Juilliard."

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Streep added that Williams remained "very loyal" to the Reeve family after Christopher's passing in 2004 and Dana's death »

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Robin Williams Helped Pay Struggling Comedian Jamie Kilstein's Salary: He Saw Me Through "My Darkest Moments"

14 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

To his fans, Robin Williams was Mrs. Doubtfire, Sean Maguire, Aladdin's Genie, and Mork. To his friends, he was a supporter in a time of need, a quick laugh, and a "thoughtful" and "soft-spoken" man. After the untimely death of the Oscar winner on Monday, Aug. 11, he continues to be memorialized by those closest to him in his life.  Comedian Jamie Kilstein was one of the many who considered the Good Will Hunting star not just an idol, but a mentor and friend. "It's weird seeing everyone [...] »

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Robin Williams 'had Parkinson’s'

14 August 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The actor and comedian who died on Monday in an apparent suicide was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, his wife has revealed.

Susan Schneider announced the development on Thursday (14) in a statement issued through her publicists.

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” the statement read.

“Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robin Williams had early-stage Parkinson’s

14 August 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The actor and comedian who died on Monday in an apparent suicide was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, his wife has revealed.

Susan Schneider announced the development on Thursday (14) in a statement issued through her publicists.

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” the statement read.

“Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robin Williams's Merry Friggin' Christmas reveals first look

14 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A first clip from Robin Williams's Merry Friggin' Christmas has been released.

A first look at the comedy - one of the late actor's final projects - was revealed by Entertainment Tonight.

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The film centres around Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his wife Luann (Lauren Graham), who are forced to spend Christmas with his father Mitch (Robin Williams) and the misfit Mitchler family.

When Boyd forgets to bring his son's presents, he embarks on a trip with his father and brother to collect the gifts before sunrise.

Clarke Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker and Candice Bergen will also appear in director Tristram Shapeero's film.

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The Big Prank Robin Williams Played on Stellan Skarsgard on the Set of ‘Good Will Hunting’

14 August 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The tributes to Robin Williams continue to pour in. The latest comes from Harvey Weinstein, who produced “Good Will Hunting,” the film for which Williams finally won an Oscar. Weinstein joined the parade of film executives and colleagues who had the privilege of working with Williams and shared a fond memory that captured the spirit of fun and joy that the late actor, who committed suicide on Monday, brought to the set. Also read: Ben Affleck, Sally Field, Chevy Chase Pay Tribute to Robin Williams Weinstein's story focused on a prank that Williams pulled on Stellan Skarsgard, who was playing the far less. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Harvey Weinstein Recalls a Favorite Robin Williams Memory From 'Good Will Hunting' (Video)

14 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

While on "CBS This Morning," ostensibly to talk up his pedigreed new young adult adaptation "The Giver," Weinstein Company chief Harvey Weinstein was quickly asked by host Charlie Rose about the death of Robin Williams and if he had any great memories of the performer. And, ever the showman, Weinstein did (via The Wrap).

"It's been a tough week to collect our thoughts and think about those implications," Weinstein said. "Because when you knew Robin, he made your life so much better." Weinstein then recounted an elaborate prank that Williams pulled on his costar, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard when he got to the set of "Good Will Hunting" (a movie Weinstein produced and Williams won a much-deserved and long-overdue Oscar for). Basically, it was a conspiratorial josh that involved director Gus Van Sant and the entire crew, and ended with Skarsgard "adding Swedish gibberish." But really it's better if you just watch Weinstein tell it. »

- Drew Taylor

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