It’s been over six years since beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63. Every year since his death, fans have continually paid tribute to one of the quickest wits and most colorful characters that comedy has ever seen. But a shadow always seemed to linger as there was no clear or definitive explanation as to why the actor took his own life. Though reports swirled of depression, continued battles with substance abuse, and even financial woes, a new documentary sets the record straight on what it was that took Robin Williams away from us.
Robin’s Wish recounts the final months and days of Robin Williams as he battled with an undiagnosed, deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as diffuse Lewy body disease. Director Tylor Norwood has assembled a portrait of Williams’ declining health by way of intimate interviews with his widow Susan Schneider Williams, fellow comedians and collaborators, some of Robin’s closest and longtime friends, and the the couple’s neighbors in Marin County, California. It’s a heartbreaking glimpse into the mental and emotional collapse that Williams endured without having any idea why. Read More »
It’s been almost exactly six years since the day comedian Robin Williams died. Last month, he would have celebrated his 69th birthday, and you just know he would have had some kind of raunchy joke to make about it. Instead, fans will be getting a new documentary with the full support of his wife, Susan Schneider Williams, that will chronicle the final days of the comedian.
Robin’s Wish will attempt to set the record straight on the many rumors surrounding Williams’ tragic suicide. There have been discussions about various health struggles, past demons, substance abuse, and some nasty rumors about his personal life, but this film from director Tylor Norwood dives into what was really going on with Williams and why no one could quite get a handle on the worrisome changes he was going through in the time leading up to his death. Watch the Robin’s Wish trailer below. Read More »
It’s been 25 years since Mrs. Doubtfire hit theaters, introducing us to Robin Williams as a hip old granny who can hip hop, bee bop, dance till you drop, and yo yo make a wicked cup of cocoa. Sadly, Robin Williams is no longer with us to celebrate the milestone anniversary of one of the most beloved comedies of the ’90s, but some of the other cast members still took the time to get together.
It appears Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Pierce Brosnan has done a fine job keeping in touch with his step-children from the movie, and a new photo shows him recently reunited with child stars Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and Mara Wilson, who are now all grown up.
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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over four years since Robin Williams left us. Thankfully, the comedian left behind some incredible film, television and stand-up performances for fans to enjoy for years to come. However, there’s plenty of footage of Robin Williams at his most hilarious and off the leash that isn’t easily available. But a new Robin Williams box set collects almost everything you could ever want.
Robin Williams: Comic Genius, a box set from TIME LIFE, collects over 100 performances and appearances from the comedian in a 22-DVD collection. The set includes all of the Robin Williams stand-up specials, including some never-before-seen shows, tons of late night talk show appearances and other interviews, USO shows, the recently release HBO documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind and so much more. Read More »
The world lost Robin Williams in 2014 just before trying times when we need him the most. The brilliant, quick-witted comedic mind was a marvel to behold, his mind always moving faster than his body would let him. He was a rocket strapped to a roller skate. And this summer fans will be able to gain more insight into what made him tick.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is an intimate new documentary painting a touching portrait of one of the most revered comedians of all time, and the first trailer has arrived. With tons of new unseen footage, rarely heard interviews, and stories from those who were closest to him, this documentary is a must-see for anyone who enjoyed what Robin Williams brought into our lives. Read More »
You knew it was coming. It was inevitable. Another Jumanji sequel is on its way. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, both a sequel and a reboot of the original Jumanji, was a massive hit for Sony, and they can’t say no to a good thing.
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It’s been over three years since we lost Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams. Seeing clips from his work, whether it’s from his outlandish comedic roles, his surprisingly touching dramatic turns, or his raucously hilarious and frenetic stand-up comedy and improv acts, is bittersweet since his passing. But a new documentary called Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind assembles endless glimpses into Robin Williams’ past, and you can’t help but laugh all over again and fondly smile throughout this loving feature. Read More »
Robin Williams casts a large shadow on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the upcoming sequel to Jumanji, the 1995 adventure film for which the now-passed comedian was beloved by many a ’90s kid.
While we knew that the sequel starring Dwayne Johnson planned to pay tribute to Williams, we weren’t sure if it would be in a passing reference or line of dialogue. But co-star Jack Black has revealed exactly how Williams’ character Alan Parrish will play into the plot of the Jumanji sequel. Hit the jump to learn about the Jumanji 2 Robin Williams tribute.
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When legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams died in 2014, he left behind a wonderful legacy of entertainment for fans to remember him by. In addition to classic films like Dead Poets’ Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, Hook (don’t @ me), and Good Will Hunting, the fast-talking funnyman also had a handful of movies that were still unreleased at the time of his death.
Most of those films have since made it to theaters except for one: a 2015 Simon Pegg comedy called Absolutely Anything in which Williams provides the voice of a dog, which was never available in the United States. Thanks to Atlas Distribution Co., Absolutely Anything is finally coming to U.S. theaters later this month.
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While the art of improvisation is most commonly associated with comedy, it’s a creative process that is used on movies of every kind. Sometimes improvisation happens during a table read and inspires something to be written into the script, other times it happens on set while the cameras are rolling. No matter how it happens, it has resulted in some classic moments in cinema.
Now a video attempts to pinpoint the Top 10 Improvised Scenes In Movie History. That’s a pretty tall order, and I can almost guarantee that once you watch the video after the jump, some of you are going to be upset, or will at least have some different opinions on how this list was put together. Read More »