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…
-Funny and sincere Williams
-A real and so very human cast of extras
-Frustrating bureaucracy and imperialism
A heartwarming tale that is so much more than just a good comedy
"We've realized that we're having a very difficult time finding the enemy. It isn't easy to find a Vietnamese man named "Charlie." They're all named Nguyen, or Tran, or..."
"Well, how are you going about it?"
"Well, we walk up to someone and say, 'Are you the enemy? And, if they say yes, then we shoot them."
Robin Williams provides an interesting depiction of radio during war
Ich kann verstehen, dass der Film von einigen als sehr gut empfunden wird...mich hat er aber leider kaum bis gar nicht abgeholt.
The standard Robin Williams film formula, this time with more green. First watched it the day he died. It holds up, even without that.
This movie is probably the best example of why Robin Williams is a legend. Mixing a wonderfully fun sense of humour resembling that of the Marx Brothers with one of the greatest war movies of all time sounds like an impossible feat, but man does it work well.
Robin Williams as (Adrian): Hey Mr. President, how's the weather?
Robin Williams as (Pres. Roosevelt): You gotta window? Open it.
(Just one of my favorite jokes from this incredible comedy. Reading it here isn't funny obviously. It's nothing compared to the way Robin performed it.)
I really miss Robin Williams and his spirit. He had a sense of humor like no other. It shines bright in Good Morning Vietnam. This film made me feel a plethora of emotions. It's truly great.
There isn't really any kind of clear plot and I can't truly say what genre this movie is, but Robin Williams is on fire! A great one-man show.
There's a really good story and really good performances here. The thing that prevents this from being great (in my opinion) is I can't listen to Robin Williams make obnoxious noises/voices into a microphone for 2 hours. All due respect to the dead, I'm a fan of Williams, but the beginning of this movie burned me out on his DJ schtick in about 5 minutes. GREAT fucking soundtrack though.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!