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January 17, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
After 62 years -- 43 years since it was first telecast -- the Golden Globe Awards have been around long enough, in the narrow range of human memory, to seem to have existed forever. And if Hollywood still means anything in a thousand years (and if there is anyone around for them to mean something to), they will doubtless still be going strong, perhaps in whatever remains of "the star-filled International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel."
October 15, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"The Final Cut" lays waste to its provocative premise and a fine performance from Robin Williams with a murky story line that renders the film not worth the effort. It's not an instance of keeping the audience guessing to generate suspense, it's simply lousy screen storytelling that brings contrivance and coincidence into unflattering relief. At 51, Williams' Alan Hakman is the quintessential hollow man, forever haunted by a tragedy that struck him at age 10 -- depicted in the film's prologue.
October 22, 2002 | Michael A. Lev, Chicago Tribune
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Robin Williams came here to entertain the troops. Most of his jokes cannot be repeated, but not because they contained military secrets. That, at least, jibes with the World War II-era stereotype of a traveling USO show. But the rest of Williams' visit showed how much some things have changed. During one colorful performance at a supply depot at Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, Williams accidentally soaked Pfc. Krystal Heard of Maywood, Ill., with water.
October 14, 2002
Here are this week's key releases on CD and video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. Source: Internet Movie Database; Nielsen/SoundScan *--* ( IN MILLIONS) Video/DVDs DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE FOREIGN BOX OFFICE Insomnia Al Pacino and $67.3 $7.7 Robin Williams; directed by Christopher Nolan Windtalkers Nicolas Cage $40.9 $15.1 and Adam Beach; directed by John Woo Life or Something Like It $14.
April 12, 2002 | Reuters
Former Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz has suffered another round of setbacks in his bid to vault to the ranks of top talent management as several sports stars and comedian Robin Williams defected from Ovitz's management company in recent days. Williams made the jump Wednesday, leaving Ovitz's Beverly Hills-based Artists Management Group and headed only a few blocks away to Creative Artists Agency Inc., the agency Ovitz co-founded but which now is a rival.
Time was--before the kids' movies, before the Oscar nominations--that you needed to snort down about three shots of espresso to keep up with Robin Williams on a stand-up comedy tear. These days, with Williams on his first multi-city comedy tour in more than 15 years, a cup of coffee would probably do the trick. Williams is still quick with a one-line aside, but Wednesday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, in the first of a two-night stand, he was moving at a more human pace.
January 31, 2002
Robin Williams is embarking on his first comedy tour in 15 years--a 40-date, 21/2-month affair that brings him to the Universal Amphitheatre on March 13 and 14. Tickets go on sale Sunday. The first of his two shows in late February at the 7,500-seat Chicago Theatre sold out in 16 minutes.
They still come to Sundance, the performers do, even in a year like this one, a year when the festival faces an unusual danger: being overshadowed in its hometown. For in less than a month, about 32 Winter Olympic events, one third of the total, will take place in town or nearby, and the signs, physical and psychological, are everywhere.
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