Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram Monday afternoon to offer an update on the upcoming remake of Jumanji that he’ll be starring in. Among the new was a promise the new film would “forever immortalize” Robin Williams’ character from the first film in “an earnest and cool way.”
The attempt to adapt Roald Dahl’s The BFG goes all the way back to the early ‘90s. And back then, the idea was for Robin Williams to play the titular Big Friendly Giant.
When it comes to pop culture art, there’s a fine line between cute and annoying. Lots of artists turn characters or actors into non-threatening, sweet version of themselves but you can go too far. Jeff Victor doesn’t. And he tows that line by blending in a heft dose of nostalgia.
Groundbreaking sitcom Mork and Mindy was always doomed to fail. This weird comedy about an alien and his human pal reached a U.S. audience of 60 million viewers every week, and launched Robin Williams’ career. And then, it tanked. We talked to the show’s writers and director, who told us the fascinating story of the…
If you’ve seen even the tiniest portion of Robin Williams’ performance as the genie in Aladdin, then it won’t come as a shock to you that there a ton of his material that never made it to the final cut. And now it won’t be seen on the big screen for at least 25 years.
Sci-fi comedies rarely have a weight of expectation like Absolutely Anything does. A script 20 years in the making. The first movie from Monty Python’s Terry Jones in decades. A cast made up of British comedy icons. A premise that allows.... well, absolutely anything. And it fails to do anything significant (or funny)…
Simon Pegg stars in what more or less looks like a riff on Bruce Almighty, except with aliens instead of Morgan “God” Freeman. It also boasts the voices of Monty Python (Terry Jones directed and co-wrote) and Robin Williams (in his final role). Check out the Absolutely Anything trailer below!
Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything is a bittersweet film now. On the great side, this movie reunites Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and John Cleese. But it's also one of the last roles for comedian Robin Williams, whose talent is showcased in the first-ever clip from the film.
A couple of years ago, news emerged that Sony Pictures was involved in a remake of the 90's classic Jumanji. But now Sony Pictures has been hacked (again) exposing all kinds of sensitive information. Is an update on that Jumanji remake hidden in there somewhere? Maybe—but the original is all I ever want to watch.
Everyone has their own reasons for loving Robin Williams, he taught some people how to laugh, his movies defined many a childhood, he was a great guy and so on and so on. Plus, he was a fantastic actor. Tony from Every Frame a Painting explains just how great by focusing on one tiny thing: his movement.
With footage of Robin Williams' World of Warcraft tribute NPC emerging yesterday, we're reminded that the worlds we love can ensure that icons of pop culture, as well as their fans, can live on forever. Here's some of the times that games, TV shows, comics and movies have paid tribute to those no longer with us.
Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as far as squashing trolls goes, it's the most we can ever expect.
Robin Williams—stand up comedian and beloved actor from Hook, Aladdin, Dead Poets Society and Mork & Mindy died today from an alleged suicide. He was 63.
The news that Robin Williams has died is utterly heart-wrenching. While details of his death remain vague, it's immediately clear that the actor and comedian led a brilliant life and touched millions in profound ways. There's no better way to pay tribute than by watching one of his movies.
Robin Williams is doing press for Happy Feet Two, and he's apparently in a mood to reminisce. Moviefone got him talking about a lot of his early projects — including how his alien sitcom Mork and Mindy got off the ground:
Who would have guessed that watching a washed-up comedian do his thang would encourage more creativity and cleverness than a few minutes of watching something intelligent? That's the findings from Northwestern University, which studied how people react to a puzzle in different moods.
In honor of Moon, opening today, we went kinda loony (get it?) coming up with our favorite lunar scenes in film and TV. (We restricted the list to our own planet's moon; sorry, Saturn and Endor fans.) Watch them here.
Omar Naim, the Lebanese-American director who made his debut with 2004's demented necro-voyeurism film The Final Cut, is working on another science fiction movie, according to Production Weekly. The Old World tells the story of the last human assassin, in a world where all the other assassins are robots now. Here's…
If you could replay all of a person's memories like DVDs, would you be God? Or just a shriveled up voyeur? In the movie The Final Cut, almost everybody has a brain implant that records every experience, from birth to death, and then when you die, Robin Williams edits your entire life into a sanitized 90-minute…
Director David Fincher has a movie coming out in November called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald (you know the guy who wrote The Great Gatsby, that book you read in AP English). It's about a man who is born in his 80s and ages backward. If you think this…