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The 12 Best Video Game Movies Ranked

What should a great video game movie feel like? Should the "Final Fantasy" film mostly function like a playthrough with a bunch of extra cutscenes? Should plot developments be mostly fetch-quests? Films tell compelling stories, but an entire generation has been raised on video games, and they're used to feeling like they're participating in the plots of the media they consume, whether the project is based on a game or not. This, I would argue, is a quality the best video game movies share, no ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Aaron Sorkin, La, Time, Disney, Earth, Chicago, Jake Gyllenhaal, Walton Goggins, Nintendo, Mario, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, Ubisoft


Matt Damon Confirms Two Saving Private Ryan Stories About Robin Williams And Steven Spielberg

Matt Damon's been doing a lot of reminiscing and recently he's talked about his iconic Saving Private Ryan role a couple of times.
Tags: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Religion, Steven Spielberg, Ryan


Episode #113: (MINI) 100 Bike Ride Challenge

In today’s mini episode, Elsie is sharing the challenge that she is undertaking to complete 100 10-mile bike rides. She is watching guilty pleasure movies during each bike ride, so she has some funny stories to share ! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Thank you to Spoonflower for sponsoring this week’s mini episode! Right now, ABM listener...
Tags: Podcast, Fitness, Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Jeremy, Kristen Stewart, Emma, Julie, Elsie, Julia, Keeley, Spoonflower, Mrs Doubtfire, Bink, Practical Magic


The 20 Best Kids Movies Of All Time

There's a common misconception that children's cinema, like children's television and children's literature, doesn't have to be good. Sure, kids may not be the most discerning consumers of media -- just ask any parent who has been forced to watch "Caillou" ad nauseum. But although they don't have as much experience as moviegoers, and they might not necessarily be able to articulate why a film is good or bad, children certainly know when they see something that provokes an emotional response. And...
Tags: England, London, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Boston, Macaulay Culkin, Southeast Asia, Roald Dahl, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Debbie Reynolds, Paddington, Maine


14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, America, Earth, Bbc, Cruise, Williams, Cameron, Andy Serkis, Ian Fleming, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig, Ash


The 15 Best Glenn Close Roles Ranked

With a career that has risen to legendary status, Glenn Close has become one of the most treasured actors of her time. With characters have empowered female viewers everywhere and performances that have scared audiences from the first frame onward, Close has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. Plus, with all of the incredible powerhouse directors she's collaborated with, Close has genuinely cemented herself as the secret ingredient to any great movie, regardless o...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Robin Williams, White House, Disney, Williams, Ford, Rose Byrne, Roy, Ellen, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Peter Pan, Glenn Close, Mel Gibson


Essential Movies About High School You Need To See

The high school experience is a fixture of coming-of-age films, as heightened emotional states and specific pressures give the transition from childhood to adulthood unlimited storytelling potential. Great high school movies cross many different genres, but always come down to the specific, yet somehow universal, challenges that teenagers face.John Hughes is the filmmaker most closely associated with high school movies thanks to his groundbreaking work in the '80s to accurately depict these pivo...
Tags: England, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Best, Palo Alto, Dave, Britain, Roger Ebert, Cameron, Tracy, Beverly Hills, James Franco, Jane Austen


Why Ethan Hawke Thought Robin Williams ‘Hated’ Him During Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams' funnyman tendencies caused some friction between him and Ethan Hawke while working on Dead Poets Society.
Tags: Robin Williams, Religion, Ethan Hawke


Ethan Hawke thought Robin Williams 'hated' him on set of 'Dead Poets Society'

Ethan Hawke remembered working on 1989's "Dead Poets Society" with Robin Williams during a speech at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where he picked up the President's Award.
Tags: Robin Williams, Cnn, Ethan Hawke


Ethan Hawke thought Robin Williams 'hated' him on set of 'Dead Poet's Society'

Ethan Hawke remembered working on 1989's "Dead Poets Society" with Robin Williams during a speech at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where he picked up the President's Award.
Tags: Robin Williams, Cnn, Ethan Hawke


Actors Who Died In 2021

Every year seems worse than the last when it comes to the number of bright lives that we've lost. In the end, death makes us all equals. But the work actors do, telling stories that inspire us, helps them to live on in our memories longer than most. We may not know these people personally, they become a part of us. We let them into our living rooms, and let them tell us about the parts of our world -- or, sometimes, a make-believe one ---that we may not get to see for ourselves.The entertainment...
Tags: Post, Japan, Hbo, London, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abc, Navy, Robin Williams, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Barack Obama, Spain


"I thought Robin hated me. He had a habit of making a ton of jokes on set. At 18, I found that incredibly irritating."

"He wouldn’t stop and I wouldn’t laugh at anything he did.... There was this scene in the film ['Dead Poets Society'] when he makes me spontaneously make up a poem in front of the class. He made this joke at the end of it, saying that he found me intimidating. I thought it was a joke. As I get older, I realize there is something intimidating about young people’s earnestness, their intensity. It is intimidating – to be the person they think you are. Robin was that for me." Said Ethan Hawke, quo...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Robin Williams, Atlantic, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Robin, Variety, Hawke, Henry David Thoreau, Rick, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Linklater, Ann Althouse, Emerson Thoreau, Ricahrds Linklater


The 12 Best Space Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that humanity is destined to venture among the stars. Whether as an act of exploration or defense against global disaster, interstellar travel remains the great fantasy of both big-budget blockbusters and inexpensive science fiction films alike. So, where better to start your space travel movie marathon than Netflix, especially since the streaming giant has made our solar system -- and the stars beyond -- the basis of several of its original features? Wh...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Jobs, Robin Williams, Wikipedia, Michael Bay, Earth, Netflix, Iron Man, David Cronenberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Josh Hutcherson, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Robert Zemeckis


16 of the Weirdest Movie Musicals to See Before Getting Turned On by Adam Driver in 'Annette'

Is the rock opera on the verge of a comeback? The trailer just dropped for Annette, a romantic fantasy (I think?) starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver and coming to Prime Video this month, and it’s giving us the excuse to revisit some of our favorite movie musicals.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Disney, Netflix, David Bowie, Elton John, Lars von Trier, Bjork, Lifehacks, Richard, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Catherine Deneuve


16 Movie Musicals to See Before Getting Turned On by Adam Driver in 'Annette'

Is the rock opera on the verge of a comeback? The trailer just dropped for Annette, a romantic fantasy (I think?) starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver and coming to Prime Video this month, and it’s giving us the excuse to revisit some of our favorite movie musicals.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Disney, Netflix, David Bowie, Elton John, Lars von Trier, Bjork, Lifehacks, Richard, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Catherine Deneuve


Pose star Sandra Bernhard: ‘I never tried to be revolutionary. That’s just who I was’

The trailblazing actor and comedian on asserting her bisexuality in the 80s, misogynistic male comics – and befriending MadonnaDuring nearly five decades in showbiz, Sandra Bernhard has racked up title after title – comedian, actor, singer, author, radio host – and a reputation for controversy. She has worked with a long list of superstars, from Richard Pryor and Robin Williams to Robert De Niro and Cyndi Lauper. But she has never been overshadowed; her force of personality has guaranteed that. ...
Tags: Robin Williams, La, David Letterman, Robert De Niro, Los Angeles Times, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Pryor, Sandra Bernhard


‘Aladdin and the King of Thieves’ is Now 25, So Let’s Revisit Disney’s Peculiar Direct-to-Video Era

Anniversaries for Disney movies tend to elicit a lot of think-piece excitement among pop culture writers. The House of Mouse has helped to define animation arguably more than any other company of the past century, and the Walt Disney Company’s much-vaunted output has inspired generations of film fans. One Disney film is turning 25 this year, but you probably won’t see the company celebrating it on social media or a slew of articles to commemorate the occasion. In 1996, Disney released Aladdin a...
Tags: England, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Features, Fox, New York Times, Walt Disney Company, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Peter Pan, Guy Ritchie, McDonald, Milo, Aladdin


Robin Williams’s Son Posts Loving Tribute On 7th Anniversary Of Father’s Death

Zak Williams wrote about celebrating the late comedian’s legacy on Twitter.
Tags: News, Robin Williams, Zak Williams


Robin Williams’s Son Posts Tribute On 7th Anniversary Of Father’s Death

Zak Williams wrote about celebrating the late comedian’s legacy on Twitter.
Tags: News, Robin Williams, Zak Williams


The ‘Blindspotting’ Cast Reveal their Inspirations, Dreams, and Whether Earl Ever Gets the Burrito [Interview]

After the success of their 2018 comedy-drama Blindspotting, creators Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal decided to continue the story. The Starz series of the same name follows where the movie left off, centering on hotel concierge and loving mom Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones). Her long-term partner, Miles, just got sent to prison, and now she has to figure out how to survive without him. She gets some help, in the form of Miles’ feisty sister Trish (Jaylen Barron), his mother Rainey (Helen Hunt), an...
Tags: Features, TV


Robin Williams' Son Honors His Father With Touching Post 7 Years After His Death

The beloved actor known for Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society is being remembered.
Tags: Robin Williams, Religion


11 Arthurian Movies to Watch After ‘The Green Knight’

The Green Knight opens in theaters this weekend, bringing a new take on the Arthurian legend to the big screen. By all accounts, the film is fantastic, which means it might inspire you to seek out other Arthurian movies. And that’s where this list comes in. Below, check out 11 Arthurian movies to watch after The Green Knight. The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone, Disney 1963 animated take on King Arthur’s boyhood is on its way to becoming a live-action reboot, because that’s what...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Features, Williams, Starz, Monty Python, John F Kennedy, Merlin, Terry Gilliam, Richard Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeff Bridges


The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in August

Though a lot of movie theaters are back to full function, the safer option for entertainment remains streaming, and fans who choose to stay home and take advantage are constantly rewarded with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Robin Williams, Films, Ben Affleck, Disney, Netflix, Mick Jagger, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Idris Elba, Francis Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger


Marvel Studios Might Have Special Plans for ‘Howard the Duck’

Did you know Lea Thompson pitched Marvel on directing her own Howard the Duck film? Well, she did and the reason why that didn’t happen is pretty intriguing and leads to some interesting implications for the character’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Lea Thompson in a big anniversary piece looking back at Howard the Duck as it celebrates its 35th birthday, and in that interview Thompson says she had a big pitch with Marvel about spearheading a How...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Robin Williams, Marvel, James Gunn, Lucasfilm, Thompson, Howard, Hollywood Reporter, Seth Green, Gunn, Taika Waititi, Picard, Joe Quinones, Lea Thompson


Howard The Duck Starred Robin Williams For A Time, But The Reason He Quit Makes Total Sense

Robin Williams could have once voiced Howard the Duck, but he left very early on in the process. Here's why.
Tags: Robin Williams, Religion, Howard, Howard the Duck


5 Robin Williams Dark Comedies That People Don't Usually Talk About, But Should

Robin Williams is often known for his family-friendly films, but here are some of his darker comedies that a lot of people don't often talk about, but should.
Tags: Robin Williams, Religion


Robin Williams Tributes Pour In From Fans On What Would Have Been The Icon’s 70th Birthday

Fans of Robin Williams celebrated what would have been the actor's 70th birthday.
Tags: Robin Williams, Religion


The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Max in August 2021

Stock up on popcorn, folks, because the August HBO Max lineup is stacked. James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad will finally give us the pure joys of Polka-Dot Man and King Shark. (And, of course, the joy of seeing the rest of that magnificent cast go bonkers.) Reminiscence, from Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy, stars Hugh Jackman as a private investigator who helps his clients recover lost memories. We’ll also get more superhero fun with season three of DC’s Titans, a brand new documentary about the 44...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, News, Mississippi, Obama, Robin Williams, Joe Manganiello, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Williams, Italy, Dallas Cowboys, Hugh Jackman


Robin Williams' son Zak opens up about effect of late father’s misdiagnosis: 'What I saw was frustration'

Robin Williams' son Zak Williams spoke on the podcast, 'The Genius Life,' which debuted its episode Wednesday on what would have been...
Tags: Robin Williams, Zak, Zak Williams


Robin Williams: Remembering him on what would have been his 70th birthday

In August it will have been seven years since the death of Robin Williams shocked the world.
Tags: Robin Williams, Cnn