Robin Williams

‘Absolutely Anything’ Trailer: Simon Pegg Has All the Power in the Universe

by Britt Hayes May 3, 2015 @ 12:50 PM
One of Robin Williams’ final projects was lending his voice to the comedy Absolutely Anything, in which Simon Pegg is granted immense power to do, well, anything in the world, thanks to some scheming aliens. The first trailer paints the film as something like Bruce Almighty, but with aliens instead of God.

2015 Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Mike Nichols and More

by Jacob Hall February 22, 2015 @ 10:20 PM
For many viewers, the Oscars are are chance to snark and make fun of everything that happens on stage (and can you blame ‘em?). But then the “In Memoriam” segment comes around and reduces even the most cynical person to puddle of bubbling tears. The 2015 Oscars “In Memoriam” is no different, offering a whirlwind tour through a year’s worth of beloved people who passed away. Get ready ... it’s about to get a little dusty in here.

Director Scott Frank Wants You to Know 'Walk Among the Tombstones' is Not 'Taken 4'

by Mike Ryan September 15, 2014 @ 11:50 AM
Scott Frank, the director of ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ wants you to know that, even though his movie stars Liam Neeson, this is not, as he puts it, ‘Taken 4.’ (Technically, ‘Taken 3’ hasn’t been released yet, but it’s probably safe if we skip ahead. The point is still taken.) And he’s right – a mystery set in 1999 against the backdrop of Y2K (of all things), ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ has a slower, brooding, almost noir feel to it that is not at all anything like, say, ‘Non-Stop.’ Yes, I can see why Frank wants to get the word out.

2014 Emmys: Watch Billy Crystal's Touching Tribute to the Late Robin Williams

by Britt Hayes August 25, 2014 @ 9:45 PM
Amid all the celebrations and laughter during Sunday night's 2014 Emmy Awards, there was one larger-than-life presence that was sorely missed: the late, great Robin Williams. And following the annual In Memoriam segment to honor the famous faces we've lost over the last year, Billy Crystal took the stage to honor his longtime friend and fellow comedian in a moving and heartfelt tribute.

2014 Emmy Awards: Robin Williams to Be Honored by Billy Crystal

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 20, 2014 @ 1:16 PM
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Apart from all the good spirits of the evening, every Emmys inevitably becomes a somber occasion in honoring those we've lost over the course of the year. Now, with Robin Williams' tragic suicide still weighing on the world at large, the 2014 Emmy Awards have announced that Billy Crystal will step up to honor his fallen friend in the memoriam segment of the evening.

Yes, It Was OK To Tweet About Robin Williams After He Died

by Mike Ryan August 18, 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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Over the weekend, Will Leitch wrote a piece for Matter on how social media has turned celebrity death into, as Leitch puts it, “a public grieving competition.” As is usually the case with Leitch, it’s presented in a well written and well thought out manner. I enjoy reading Leitch’s writing on sports and on entertainment because he has a way of swaying me to a mindset that I had perhaps not thought of before or outright vehemently dismissed. (I think I’m overly setting this up as to quell any thought that this is a personal attack on Will, which is certainly not the case. I even attended the guy’s wedding!) Having said all that … I did find his piece on the reaction to Williams’ death as a cynical way of looking at people.