Update: Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg give the most eloquent reaction to Robin Williams' death

Update: Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg give the most eloquent reaction to Robin Williams' death

Perhaps the most appropriate statement yet

To a generation, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg will forever be linked. The trio of comedy talents hosted the groundbreaking "Comic Relief" specials from 1986 to 2006. Over those two decades all three stars had major ups, major downs and ended up hosting the Academy Awards (OK, technically Williams hosted the Oscar show four days before the first "Relief," but it had been announced). And when one hosted you could almost guarantee one of the remaining two would appear as a presenter on the show with a wave or a kiss back to his or her good friend.

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We might have Robin Williams to thank for Jessica Chastain

We might have Robin Williams to thank for Jessica Chastain

Another life he touched in a profound way

She's a two-time Academy Award nominee who has delivered impressive performances in films such as "The Tree of Life," "The Help," "Take Shelter," "The Debt," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Mama" and the upcoming "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." She's been called the next Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep (take your pick). Yes, Jessica Chastain is well on her way to earning the title of America's finest actress, and it turns out we may have Robin Williams to thank for her.

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Exclusive: Fall crowdpleaser 'Pride' gets a poster

Exclusive: Fall crowdpleaser 'Pride' gets a poster

A movie you and your mom will love

One of the better movies I missed at this year's Cannes Film Festival turned out to be Matthew Warchus' crowd pleaser "Pride." The British film made its debut in Director's Fortnight and, unfortunately, as less hectic as Cannes is compared to its prestige festival cousins it rarely allows you to catch up with everything on the schedule.  From a distance the film seemed like "The Full Monty," "Waking Ned Devine" or "Calendar Girls" with a slight Working Title spin. Basically, a movie I could catch down the road. Plus, it was screening at the end of the festival when there were a number of other priorities.  Excuses, excuses, excuses.  Needless to say, I'm kicking myself for not seeing it at Cannes because it's a good one.

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October box office hopes are now on the shoulders of 'The Judge' and 'Gone Girl'
Credit: Warner Bros.

October box office hopes are now on the shoulders of 'The Judge' and 'Gone Girl'

Everyone will be counting the days until November

If Hollywood and theater owners are depressed about the summer box office, they might be even more worried about what's coming this Fall. September is always a mixed bag, but at this point it looks like there won't be any blockbuster like "Gravity" to get people excited this October. In fact, it will be shocking if any film in September or October debuts to over $40 million.

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Did 'Batman V Superman' just blink by jumping off 'Captain America 3's' release date?

Did 'Batman V Superman' just blink by jumping off 'Captain America 3's' release date?

What exactly could these 10 "Untitled" DC Superhero movies be?

Well, that was slightly unexpected.

Warner Bros. rose a ton of eyebrows across Hollywood on Wednesday when it flooded the theatrical release schedule with not three, not four, but 10 "Untitled" DC Comics universe movies.  This comes less than two weeks after the studio surprised many by making no announcements at Comic-Con regarding a rumored slate of new films.  The bigger news, of course, was the studio moving "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" to an earlier opening release date of March 25, 2016.

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Forget the summer, did 'Guardians of the Galaxy' just save the rest of 2014?
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Forget the summer, did 'Guardians of the Galaxy' just save the rest of 2014?

If crowd-pleaser continues to perform it could jumpstart the fall

It's taken a few months, but moviegoers finally found another summer movie they adore. "Boyhood" has a very passionate fan base, but that awards-worthy player still isn't in enough theaters to come close to qualifying for nationwide release. No, America and some parts of the world have gone nuts for James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy," and with not a moment to spare.

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From 'Iron Man' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy': Ranking Marvel Studios' 10 films to date
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From 'Iron Man' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy': Ranking Marvel Studios' 10 films to date

Can you guess no. 1?

Among all of Walt Disney Studios' properties, the division that has the most unblemished success is Pixar.  And frankly, from box office to Oscars that respect is well deserved.  While Lucasfilm is bringing on buzz worthy filmmakers and screenwriters to tackle the new standalone trilogy and spinoff movies, the only label with a chance of taking Pixar's crown is Marvel Studios.

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10 questions we still have for Marvel and Warner Bros. after Comic-Con

10 questions we still have for Marvel and Warner Bros. after Comic-Con

We don't mean to be greedy but seriously fellas

Fanboys have gotten slightly greedy.  The core audience that have powered movie franchises for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. (DC) as well as TV shows such as "Arrow" are much more sophisticated than they were a decade ago.  Obviously, the internet and social media has done an excellent job powering the hype machine to almost uncontrollable levels.  Therefore, it's no surprise that at events like Comic-Con its hard for risk adverse studios to not disappoint on some level.

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'Grim Sleeper,' 'Yes Men' and Iraq docs set for world premieres at Toronto Film Festival

'Grim Sleeper,' 'Yes Men' and Iraq docs set for world premieres at Toronto Film Festival

Just six out of the 15 selections have never been seen before

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for its Oscar bait prestige dramas, major Hollywood studio releases, a focus (appropriately) on Canadian film and, to a lesser extent, its Midnight Madness program. One thing it doesn't have a strong reputation for is documentaries. That's why it's no surprise that only six of the initial 15 documentaries announced for the 2014 festival this morning are world premieres.  

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Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway are coy about 'Penny Dreadful' season 2

Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway are coy about 'Penny Dreadful' season 2

A werewolf, an immortal and a mad doctor reunite at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO - When we last left "Penny Dreadful's" most eligible bachelors things weren't necessarily coming up roses.

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