All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
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…
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…
"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…
If we're talking Vietnam during wartime, then, buddy, there are no good mornings. I reckon Robin Williams could lift anyone's spirits, because for his Vietnam War movie, - something that was practically obligatory for popular actors in the first couple of decades following 'Nam - he is still a comedian who is a hit on the airwaves. As if the Air Force didn't already have it much easier than most other military branches, this airman gets to sit around and crack jokes into the radio for men of the army to listen to before they go off to die horribly. Well, he's still charming enough to win over the troops and tick off the studio people who want him to…
This was a thoroughly unpleasant cinematic experience. Williams has such kind eyes, but he, and this movie, is tremendously mean. At best, you'll be making the :s face in real life.
Wasn't sure what message the director was trying to get across, unless it was that there is a lot of disparity and confusion surrounding the Vietnam war.
I enjoyed Robin Williams and especially Forest Whitaker's character Garlick.
Gooooooooooooooooooooood morning Vietnam!
This was an incredible experience.
"You’ve been laughing. That’s it, laughter, it’s the key to everything. It’s the way to solve all the sadness in the world. (...) The world isn’t sad. The world’s funny!"
What a wonderful world.
I first watched this with my mom on the television. I really enjoyed it and have seen it multiple times since then.
Nice classic structur. Much better ending than the most movies out there - 5 stars straight
Robin Williams shows both his comedic chops and Acting chops in this movie. Rest In Piece
This is probably my favorite Robin Williams movie now because just wow, it had everything; Explosions, cursing, explosions, cursing, explosions, cursing, explosions, cursing and maybe there were a few explosions too. Robin Williams should of been a rapper, his flow is amazing and doesn't just consist of cake cake cake cake cake (TAKE THAT JAY-Z!). Forrest Whitaker's performance (which was mostly laughing) was awesome and the suspense was real as hell. This is my favorite MC Williams movie, so... go watch it if you haven't.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!