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In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 9th, 2016.
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- Ryan Gallagher
Death is obviously a pretty serious subject but it doesn’t always have to be. As Robin Williams once said in Patch Adams: What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor? Death is not the enemy gentlemen. And in that light, I’m glad some movies do in fact treat death with a little bit of humor. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. So here are 10 funny character deaths in movies (with video evidence) The Model
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- Nat Berman
In his final screen role Robin Williams plays a closeted bank worker coyly in love with a young street hustler
In the latter stretch of his career, the late Robin Williams developed a line in variously dark, disturbed or agonised roles, a sort of extended penance for playing universal Care Bear in glutinous gunk like Patch Adams. Written by Douglas Soesbe and directed by Dito Montiel – briefly a biggish Us indie name with A Guide to Recognising Your Saints – Boulevard casts him as Nolan, a closeted bank worker who falls platonically but helplessly for a young street hustler (Roberto Aguire). It’s a lugubrious, creaky affair, as Williams squishes up his face and droops his shoulders with a coyness that can be downright embarrassing. Boulevard comes alive, however, when the formidable Kathy Baker – one of Hollywood’s most perpetually underrated – gets her scenes as Nolan’s wife Joy. This was Williams’s last onscreen role, »
- Jonathan Romney
3 items from 2016
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