All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Good Morning, Vietnam
Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ!
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
In a tribute to one of the Kings of Comedy, I broke this movie out of the vaults.
It is a perfect showcase to Robin Williams talents- part frenetic energy and part superlative drama it plays to the strengths of the former Mork like no other of his movies have.
Whether he's making you cry laughing or just making you cry with his superb acting chops, Williams always managed to give it gusto; a hurricane of epic proportions that decimated all who lay before him.
Sure, not always did he hit the sweet spot- RV et al a reason to cash a paycheck in low rent comedy schtick that did little or nothing for his aura, but Williams would never…
"You are in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history."
I hadn't watched this since I was a kid, so it was very patchy in my memory. I don't think I would have understood the hilarity of it as a child either, I had been meaning to watch it for such a long time and then it came on TV this weekend, so I had to do it. They started with a RIP tribute message to him, which made me cry before the film had even started.
Robin Williams' wit, charm and ridiculously amazing humour make Good Morning, Vietnam the amazing film that it is. He was perfect as Adrian Cronauer, I wonder if the…
Usually a Robin Williams film can get you laughing hard enough that you forget about the terrible day or week you've had. This isn't one of those movies. Once again Williams plays an eccentric character and he seems at home as radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. The supporting cast helps immensely as targets for Cronauer's brand of humor. J.T. Walsh plays an adequate, but memorable jerk though Bruno Kirby was pretty funny on his own. Even Forest Whitaker showed up in one of his few performances that doesn't irritate me.
I have more of an attachment to other films starring Williams since I was only 2 years old when this came out. My mother loves this one so ratings may be…
"GOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAAAAM! This is not a test, this is ROCK and ROLL! ... It's 0600 hours - what does the 'O' stand for? Oh my God, it's early!"
Those are the first words Robin Williams' Adrian Cronauer (incidentally, this is based on a true story) says on the airwaves when he is chosen to be a DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service during the Vietnam War in 1965. Williams is perfect in the role; he is a whirlwind of acerbic wit, savage imitations and irreverent humour. Many of his superiors, somewhat understandably, take against his style and try to get him off air.
Barry Levinson is a great, understated director; two years later he would win an Oscar for…
This is in many ways the anti-Robin Williams film. Cronauer is the Williams persona gone totally berserk, and the nature of his distractive, scattershot, adlibbed comedy antics placed within an environment not best suited to his “irreverent tendencies”. If the film were a little more daring in its approach to Williams as a performer, this could almost be the Punch-Drunk Love of his career.
The film is still in many ways just another traditional Robin Williams vehicle in which he gets to play the “most unorthodox” figure though his wacky demeanour, but transferred into a setting that almost screams for hard hitting Oscar-bait drama. The soundtrack is great, but the continued playing of upbeat music over images of carnage and…
Regardless of whether you like, or dislike, Robin William's brand of humour, none can deny that he is an engaging screen presence. Perhaps more so in this outing, Williams lights up his performance with charisma, charm, likability (and some unlikeability) and wit.
Good Morning, Vietnam is perhaps somewhat simple in its message, but nonetheless delivers stellar one-two knockouts of comedy then brutally harsh drama.
A while back I created a list of movies that I’d seen before but that, if I could find them at my video store, I wanted to see again. I can’t remember exactly why but I put “Good Morning, Vietnam” on that list. Obviously, one of the reasons must have been that I liked it when I originally saw it, which is true. Anyway, I put it on my list and then kind of forgot about it. Now, I had put this on my list in 2012 and at that time Robin Williams was still runnin’ around but now that he’s passed away my video store has pulled out all the old Robin William joints and put them on display…
If you watch this movie for anything it is Robin Williams great radio jokes. Here was the late great man in top form.
We miss you bud.
Robin Williams is excellent as Adrian Cronauer, a loudmouthed, exuberant radio host who simply wants to entertain the troops with his hilarious antics. The view of the war in Vietnam from a non-military perspective is phenomenal and makes you understand the war in a completely new light.
Oh man, this made me so sad to lose Robin Williams. Yes, the movie has some gaps and flaws, but man Williams is electric, a powerful force of chaos, and pushing him up against the rigidity of the army is a stroke of brilliance, itself a metaphor for the insanity of Vietnam.
Hadn't seen this since I was a kid, so I probably didn't understand any of it before. Still so sad that Robin Williams is gone.
"You're only given one little Spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
Leuke film, uiteraard geweldige performance van Robin Williams, verder niet echt iets mis maar ook niets uitzonderlijks.
This is a little free with the facts but interesting to watch nevertheless.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…