Tag Archives: robin williams

Play It Again – The Birdcage

By Simon Miraudo August 25, 2014 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line. Hey, whatever. It […]

Continue reading

Play It Again – Awakenings

By Simon Miraudo August 18, 2014 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line. Hey, whatever. It […]

Continue reading

Watch the Broadway cast of Aladdin lead a ‘Friend Like Me’ sing-along in honour of Robin Williams

It’s been a rough week. Let’s close it out with a brief, beautiful, human moment. Theatres across Broadway dimmed their lights this week to honour the passing of Robin Williams, but the most moving tribute came from the stage of the New Amsterdam, where the musical Aladdin was being staged. At the end of the show, James Monroe […]

Continue reading

‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2′ likely cancelled following Robin Williams’ death

The death of Robin Williams has likely ended production on Mrs. Doubtfire 2, though Variety suggests a reboot might be considered. Sources say no decision has been made on the project, which is fair enough, considering how soon after Williams’ death Variety began enquiries into the project. Chris Columbus was set to return and direct […]

Continue reading

Inimitable comic talent Robin Williams dead at 63

The inimitable comic talent Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California of an apparent suicide. He was 63 years old. According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to his home on Monday, where they pronounced Williams dead just after midday. Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, asked for privacy in […]

Continue reading

Trailer Debut: The Butler

Lee Daniels is a strange filmmaker, and, from the looks of this recently released trailer, the strangest thing about his latest film, The Butler, is how conventional it appears. Forest Whitaker stars as Eugene Allen in this true story of one man who served as a butler in the White House to eight separate presidents […]

Continue reading

Monty Python cast reunites for Absolutely Anything

The surviving members of legendary comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus will reunite for a new CGI/live-action flick entitled Absolutely Anything, Variety reports. Director Terry Jones tells Variety his fellow Pythons John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam will voice characters in the pic, and producers are in the process of signing Eric Idle. The quintet […]

Continue reading

Where there’s a Will – Everything Must Go review

Everything Must Go – Starring Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall and Christopher Jordan Wallace. Directed by Dan Rush. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. There comes a time in every comic actor’s life when they grow weary of begging for yuks, and try to prove that they’ve got dramatic chops too. It’s a rite of passage as […]

Continue reading

Trailer Debut: Happy Feet Two

A new trailer for Happy Feet Two has arrived online. Although it recycles much of the footage seen in the original teaser, it offers us a slightly better look at the film’s plot. Slightly. Happy Feet Two focuses on the son of Mumble (Elijah Wood), a teensy penguin named Erik. According to the official plot synopsis… […]

Continue reading

>Disney developing 3D sequel to Flubber?

>Talk of a 3D sequel to Flubber is being heard around the Disney studios according to What’s Playing. And they say Hollywood is out of original ideas! Flubber, starring Robin Williams, was a 1997 remake of the 1961 Disney film, The Absent-Minded Professor. Flubber was a bit of a flopper, not surprisingly, but a 3D […]

Continue reading