Robin: Robin Williams Bio Is A Must-Read

Robin, the Robin Williams biography written by Dave Itzkoff, is a must-read and the definitive biography of the late comedy legend. I was late to reading this book and for good reason. Deep down, I knew it would crush me much in the same way that My Girls by Todd Fisher did. To no surprise, I found myself sobbing during the final three chapters. It was like losing Robin Williams all over again and it…

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Dead Poets Society: Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams may have been famous because of his comedy work but his non-comedy role in Dead Poets Society is one of his best performances. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating (Robin Williams) I try and watch a film every year in Robin William’s memory. Last year, it was Hook. Next year might be Good Will Hunting even if I hold my review for the film’s 25th anniversary.…

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Popeye Arrives On Blu-ray For The First Time

Popeye arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever ahead of the Robert Altman film’s 40th anniversary of its 1980 theatrical release. The film starts out with a throwback to the classic cartoon during the Adolph Zukor era at Paramount.  Popeye also marks the big-screen debut for Robin Williams. This film took producer Robert Evans and screenwriter Jules Feiffer some three years to get the film into production.  Funny enough, Evans first got the idea…

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Robin’s Wish: The Final Days of Robin Williams

Robin’s Wish takes a detailed look at actor-comedian Robin Williams and his battle with a deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as Lewy Body Dementia. When the news broke of his suicide in August 2014, it was very much a shock to us all.  How could a beloved superstar kill himself?  The diagnosis wouldn’t come in until two months later when Susan Schneider Williams learned her husband was battling Lewy Body Dementia.  More over, this deadly neurodegenerative…

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Hook Still Brings A Smile To My Face

Hook, featuring a grown-up version of the legendary Peter Pan facing off against the captain, offers a nostalgic trip full of adventure. Over two decades before Disney wonder what would happen if Christopher Robin grew up, Steven Spielberg also tackled a similar idea.  What if Peter Pan grew up?  In this case, Pan becomes a workaholic father known as Peter Banning (Robin Williams).  Oh yeah, his wife, Moira (Caroline Goodall), also happens to be Wendy’s…

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Aladdin joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection

Disney’s Aladdin arrives today on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray as the newest animated film to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. With its home release today, the film becomes the tenth installment of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, joining both The Little Mermaid and Cinderella this year.  The collection, which started in February 2016, replaces the previous Diamond and Platinum Editions.  The films were either created or inspired by the legacy of Walt Disney. …

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

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Aladdin kicks off Tuesdays with Robin

While Aladdin holds up as a beautifully animated motion picture with awesome songs, there’s a major flaw in casting non-Persians. Fresh off of The Little Mermaid, directors Ron Clements and John Musker went to work on Aladdin.  Walt Disney Animation Studios had offered the pair a choice between Swan Lake, Aladdin, and some film about lions in the jungle but they were like, “Who would want to see that?”  The latter of which went on…

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Remembering actor/comedian Robin Williams

It’s been three years since actor-comedian Robin Williams ended his life in 2014.  His suicide followed a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s disease when what he was suffering from was diffuse Lewy body dementia. When he was alive, he was one of the funniest people I have ever seen.  Even as Disney produces the live-action Aladdin, Will Smith will never be able to bring to that role what Robin brought to his performance as The Genie.  It’s…

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