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Movie: Robots

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management. [more inside]
posted by zinon on Oct 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: World's Greatest Dad

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Aug 15, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Man of the Year

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Aug 2, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Insomnia

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Jul 3, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: Bicentennial Man

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Jun 6, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Jakob the Liar

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob brings hope to the Jewish ghetto through inventing radio broadcasts of Allied advances and Nazi defeats. [more inside]
posted by nubs on May 23, 2015 - 3 comments

Robin Williams Movie Club

To discuss the organization of the films of the Robin Williams Movie Club. [more inside]
posted by nubs on May 23, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: What Dreams May Come

Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) has died in a car crash only to find himself in a spectacular and ever-changing afterlife. Except it can't really be that great without his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), who has committed suicide and thus gone to some other place, he learns from his afterlife host Albert (Cuba Gooding, Jr). Chris decides to embark on a rescue mission with the help of The Tracker (Max von Sydow). [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on May 7, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Apr 25, 2015 - 34 comments

Movie: Hamlet

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Apr 11, 2015 - 12 comments

Movie: Jumanji

Jumanji! When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. [more inside]
posted by leesh on Feb 28, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Feb 16, 2015 - 19 comments

Movie: Toys

When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever. [more inside]
posted by leesh on Jan 31, 2015 - 11 comments

Movie: Aladdin

A princess, Jasmin, and a genie, Genie, both wish for more freedom than the constraints of their roles in the world allow. Jafar, grand vizer to the princess's father, has already reduced the sultan to a puppet, and now sets his sites on becoming the princess's and the genie's new -- and likely less-than-benevolent -- master. To escape his clutches, Jasmin and Genie pin their hopes of freedom on the genie's current master and a wanna-be suitor to the princess, a relatively humane street-urchin-turned-prince named Aladdin. Will Jasmin and Genie succeed in avoiding Jafar's machinations? Will they ever be free? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jan 19, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Hook

Grown-up Peter Pan (Robin Williams) learns what's REALLY important in life when Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children. [more inside]
posted by leesh on Jan 1, 2015 - 11 comments

Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 29, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: The Fisher King

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Dec 23, 2014 - 13 comments

Movie: Awakenings

Directed by Penny Marshall in 1990, Awakenings focuses on a group of patients frozen in a trance like state until Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) begins to experiment with a drug called L-DOPA. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 13, 2014 - 9 comments

Movie: Dead Poets Society

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to appreciate poetry and make the most of their lives. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 25, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 15, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Seize the Day

Salesman Tommy Wilhelm packs up for New York City to try to repair the pieces of his broken life. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 1, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: The Best of Times

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 18, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Moscow on the Hudson

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: The Survivors

Robin Williams and Walter Matthau team up and arm themselves to the teeth in The Survivors. Part of the Robin Williams Movie Club Series. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 19, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: The World According to Garp

Based on the 1978 best-selling novel by John Irving, the film follows the life of writer T.S. Garp (Robin Williams), the son of unmarried, unorthodox feminist Jenny Fields. [more inside]
posted by scody on Sep 6, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: Popeye

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 23, 2014 - 20 comments

Movie: One Hour Photo

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 21, 2014 - 9 comments

Robin Williams movie series

I wanted to know if people would be interested in a Robin Williams retrospective; given his recent death, it might be nice to review his work, discuss, and generally appreciate what he gave the world through his work. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 17, 2014 - 76 comments

MeFi Horror Club #10: One Hour Photo

We've already agreed in principle on adding a "Crossover" category to the rotation for Horror Club, a category that would include scary science fiction, thrillers, etc. Since there wasn't much steam building for any particular film for the scheduled "retro" pick for week 10, and since the world just lost Robin Williams, I'm going to invoke my benevolent dictator powers. Week 10 will now be the debut for "Crossover" as a rotation slot, and the first pick will be Mark Romanek's film One Hour Photo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2014 - 6 comments

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