Four years ago the world was shocked by the sudden death of comedic legend Robin Williams. Famous for his TV role of Mork (from Happy Days and Mork & Mindy) and for his stand up comedy that was frenetic yet always incisive. However, it was his appearances on film that garnered him the most notice.
His roles in Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, the original Jumanji, Patch Adams, Night at the Museum and many others made him an American treasure. He won the Oscar for Good Will Hunting, six Golden Globes, four Grammys, two Kids’ Choice Awards, and many others.
A new biography about him has premiered on HBO, titledCome Inside My Mind. The biography explores the legacy of the comedy icon and tries to make sense of his suicide.
Even though he is gone, we still have William’s many appearances in films that have nerd connections. Here are just a few:
TRON 3. No, wait! Don’t run away! Look, I think many us might concede that TRON: Legacy was a bit of a disappointment; 18 years of hype will do that. You may recall that at the time there were all these great expectations about TRON becoming Disney‘s next great franchise: movie trilogies, animated series, theme park rides, video games and merch, merch more. However, that’s not how it all turned out, and since those early days following TRON: Legacy‘s release in December 2010, the idea of a third TRON has been more or less speculative as opposed to being something in actual development. But is that about to change? Film location insiders in Vancouver are saying, it might be. (more…)
R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department), the film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics series, opens in theaters today and the critics are unsurprisingly unimpressed. It stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and according to the reviews… it absolutely sucks. Like, the kind of sucking that actually sucks so much, it sucks.
It’s not unexpected, honestly. Although apparently the original comics have some sort of merit to them, the bits that we’ve seen of the film before its release were already doused in suckage. Whether this is due to the fact that Ryan Reynolds is the kiss of death for any comic book movie, although for some reason he keeps being cast in them, or because the writing just genuinely sucks… I suppose it really doesn’t matter. It just sucks.
We’ve got 3 new clips from R.I.P.D., the film adaptation of the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
In the first clip, we see Ryan Reynolds, who plays Nick Cruz Walker, discover that he’s dead and joining the R.I.P.D.. In the second, Jeff Bridges, playing Roy Pulsipher, becomes a total blonde bombshell. And in the third, Bridges shares a little advice.
The first book in Joseph Delaney‘s fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles, The Spook’s Apprentice, is being brought to the big screen as Seventh Son, starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader),Jeff Bridges, and Julienne Moore as the evil Mother Malkin. There’s a lot going on in this trailer, plenty of interesting special effects and Bridges has some kind of gravelly accent thing going on, kinda like True Grit’s Rooster Cogburn… with magical spells. Overall, it looks to be a fun movie.
Seventh Son synopsis:
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. John Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a Spook, a person who fights against the Dark, who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: John Gregory.
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
Seventh Son hits theater screens next year on January 17th, and also stars Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) as Billy Bradley, Djimon Hounsou as Radu and Jason Scott Lee as Urag.
Just two more weeks until the supernatural cop-action flick, R.I.P.D. hits the screen, so it’s definitely time for some more marketing spam. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, R.I.P.D. was adapted from a Dark Horse comic and details the exciting times of two dead cops as they fight off bad dead things in order to keep living people still living. Check out some new pics from the flick below, along with a short featurette, after the jump.
Director Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. has a new television spot making the Internet rounds. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds star in this Buddy-Cop-Supernatural-Action-Adventure. They’re dead peace officers brought back to protect and serve the living from dangerous souls that refuse to move on to the after life.
The question is, can this movie garner enough audience to make a real run at making some Hollywood money? We know they’re going to draw in the Hellboy and comic reading crowd, but what about the average movie-goer?
The cast is well-rounded and has quite the list of fan favorites to draw on. We haven’t seen Kevin Bacon‘s role on-screen yet, but the production team is sure to make that a key point to draw in those not familiar with the comic.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
R.I.P.D. hits theater screens on July 19th, starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley and Devin Ratray.
Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. has a new movie poster making the rounds on the Internet. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Renolds, R.I.P.D. is an action-comedy cop movie, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov.
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
I’m kinda disappointed in the poster above. It just looks like another standard buddy cop movie. I guess that flying police car is supposed to imply supernatural action or something, although it doesn’t do anything to help the one thing that actually looks supernatural, that huge whirling hole in the background, the car just gets in the way IMHO.
The first trailer is embedded below is you haven’t seen it yet. R.I.P.D.is scheduled for release on June 28th.
If you’ve been waiting for more visuals from the upcoming R.I.P.D. adaptation, look no further. This 2013 summer release, directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and based on a comic of the same name by writer Peter M. Lenkov, will bring together Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in the roles of some dead guys who continue the good fight from beyond the grave and face down a slew of supernatural baddies.