Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Off Topic

I tried last night to find the perfect Robin Williams movie to watch and ended up picking one that I had been thinking of the other day which no one has probably ever seen. The Best Of Times with Kurt Russell.

39 comments:

Tricia S said...

I've seen it
And funny, nobody really mentioned the world according to Garp.....which put him on map in cinema, big time

StewMcG said...

I liked The Best of Times but I've gotta agree with Tricia that The World According to Garp was fantastic!

rolotomassi said...

I still always yell "Watch Out For The UnderToad" at the beach

D Brown said...

Any Mork & Mindy with Jonathon Winters.

sandybrook said...

Moscow on the Hudson because a lot ot it was filmed in the neighborhood where I was living

Stranger things have happened said...

Saw it in the theater years ago. Robin was one of my personal heroes and much of my quit wit and humor I have always attributed to him. Of all the celebrity deaths I've seen, this one actually hurts.

Uhhhh... said...

I'll always love What Dreams May Come

Karen said...

My favorites, being a child of the 80s/90s, are Hook, Jumanji, and Mrs. Doubtfire. I'm really not ready to watch any of them yet knowing he's gone.

Suzie P said...

I watched The Fisher King and The Birdcage

EastCoaster said...

good will hunting, awakenings, one-hour photo. i thought robin was a tremendous dramatic actor. i know he was gifted in comedy, but for some reason i personally never found him funny. Crazy, right?

Lady Heisenberg said...

I think I'm going to marathon Patch Adams and Death to Smoochie. It's Safari time motherfucker! Safaaaaaaari!!!

Paint Chips said...

What Dreams May Come is my fav, I haven't thought about Garp in years.

chica von borealis said...

The Fisher King is my favourite. Watching it now. Saw Aladdin earlier, and teared up at the end. "Genie, you're free!"

Sea Hag said...

Not crazy, East Coaster, I'm with you. He was too manic to be funny to me, but I did enjoy his acting.

Sherry said...

What about One Hour Photo. He was pretty creepy in that.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I'm the only person alive who liked Death To Smoochy so I watched some of that one. I watched One Hour Photo not too long ago. Best Robin performance I've ever seen. Too creepy to revisit right now though.

auntliddy said...

World according to garp. Brilliant brilliant. I want him back!!!! I want a do over!!!!!!

Persephone said...

So glad to see so many of you loved The World According to Garp, one of my all time favorite movies and books. Sublime performances by Robin, John Lithgow and Glenn Close.

EastCoaster said...

I wonder how the cast of Dead Poets Society is feeling. One of the characters in the film killed himself; it was devastating to all of the characters including Robin's.

missbunny said...

I've probably said this before, but I really disliked his comedy, I love his serious roles. I guess I feel the same way about other physical/accent based comedy. Sasha baron Coen, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler. I do have a sense of humour, but faking a Russian accent or overly self effacing humour is sad to me. Anyway, I will have to watch what dreams may come and good will hunting soon.

JoElla said...

Don't forget about Toys. Loved that movie also.

And for the Garp fans..

ARK ARK ARK!

NapAssasin said...

The birdcage. It's still in my top 10 of all time because if his "eclectic dance number". So sad.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@LadyH (@Jason) death to smoochey, I loved ur if forgot ton he was in it. Tx for reminder.

GOOD WIL HUNTING & BIRDCAGE
Can't tell you how many times I've watched them, ESP Birdcage: even tho out if those 2 I'd always figured GOOD WIL was best if I had to pick. Hmm. Maybe not then.

B626 said...

Jumanji is my fave because his and the kids and the old girlfriends screwed up lives got an alternative life thanks to playing the boardgame.
A happy ending.

Yoj said...

@missbunny
I feel the same. He never made me laugh, but frequently made me cry (the scene in 'Good Will Hunting' when he talks about his wife, the conclusion of 'One Hour Photo', and so on. He also made a creepily believable killer in 'Insomnia').
As talented as he undoubtedly was, what made him compelling to watch was not his abilities, but the charisma and complexity and life-force of the man himself. Very few actors are more interesting than the characters they play.

Susan Bahns said...

ok I am going to watch The Best of Times. Thx, Enty.

Kat has left the building said...

I know a couple people complained but I really like when Enty does reveals after a death. It helps me understand more and process the loss. I'm really curious about one blind from about two weeks ago about a comedic actor who if he didn't get help, wouldn't make it. I don't remember if anyone guessed Williams but he would make sense now.

AJ said...

Currently watching What Dreams May Come.
I saw it in the theater and the combination of it's visually lushness and raw emotional subjects just gutted me than as it has today.

Bikey said...

Now watching The Birdcage. Hook is next (I may be one of the very few on this planet who actually liked that movie and loved him in it).

AJ said...

I saw that Netflix has Hook & that was another one of his that Ioved bc I saw in the movies as a kid with my mom.
It's always had a soft spot in my heart.

MollyMo said...

Me too, haunting movie <3

sugarbread maker said...

Good morning Vietnam. Dead poets society. Good will hunting

The Enquirer said...

I can't watch any of his films right now. It's too soon for me.

KSierra said...

ITA, Enty, I told my eldest son last night how I loved that movie, and him in it. It's hilarious. It's difficult to think of watching any of his movies right now, though. It's just too fresh, and much too sad. </3

Sillygurl said...

Me too. Everybody hated it and I loved it so much.

Margaux said...

I watched Aladdin and Jumanji last night. With all the (unheard) stories coming out about him as a person in the last day, I plan on watching all of his movies one after the other.

Tricia S said...

And if anyone still looking at these posts from yesterday..
Jack..cuz my uncle was in it with him..and he was, as all say..the nicest ..gentlest soul ever.

Jacq said...

Why is no one talking about Patch Adams?

Unknown said...

I live not to far from where Robin did, and Tuesday's when he was available and in town at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley he would perform at comedy night where he would do a quick set and support all the younger comedians. He was a pretty amazing and rather low key guy - I mean he went to visit the monkey from the movie Night at the Museum when she was in SF to do a funding drive - his last photo was of him and that monkey Kristabell I think, they were buddies. That photo makes it seem like he was happy and while he had a tragic diagnosis I wish he'd made it through (at least for a while longer) A generous, kind man who will probably always be so unique - we were lucky to have to have him. I wish... so many things...