Burt Reynolds Dead

Today we lost one of Hollywood’s most playful and lively actors. Burt Reynolds, whose career took him from being a fast-driving good ole boy in Smokey and the Bandit to an Oscar in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adult film industry drama Boogie Nights, has passed away at age 82.

We remember the long career of Burt Reynolds below. Read More »

Steve Ditko dead

The comics world has lost a titan of the industry. Steve Ditko, the artist responsible for co-creating iconic Marvel Comics characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange alongside Stan Lee, has died. He was 90 years old. Read More »

Richard Alan Greenberg

You may not have known the name Richard Alan Greenberg, but you almost certainly know his work. Greenberg was an Oscar-nominated effects artist who created memorable title sequences for films, including Alien and Superman. Greenberg died this week at the age of 71.

Read More »

Margot Kidder dead

Here’s some sad news for fans of Richard Donner’s Superman: Margot Kidder, who memorably portrayed spunky reporter Lois Lane in the live-action Superman movies, has died at the age of 69. Read More »


Anne V. Coates, the editor responsible for the single-greatest match cut in movie history, has died at the age of 92. Coates’ career spanned 60 years, in which she edited scores of films, including Lawrence of ArabiaOut of Sight, and many, many more.

Read More »

Verne Troyer Dead

Verne Troyer shot onto the scene like a firecracker with his breakout role in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me in 1999. He made waves as Mini-Me, the aggressive and feisty clone of the eccentric, scheming villain Dr. Evil, played by Mike Myers. The role turned him into a star overnight, and standing at just two feet, eight inches, he quickly became one of the most successful actors with dwarfism in Hollywood.

Sadly, this weekend brings news that Verne Troyer has passed away at the age of 49. Read More »

‘Night Court’ Star Harry Anderson Dead at 65

Harry Anderson dead

Harry Anderson, the magician-turned-actor who presided over the NBC sitcom Night Court, has died at age 65.

Read More »

R. Lee Ermey Dead

R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures.

Read More »

Milos Forman Dead - Man on the Moon

Sad news arrived late last night with word that Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, the man behind the Best Picture winners One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, had passed away at age 86.

We remember the life and legacy of the filmmaker below. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

isao takahata legacy

“Why must fireflies die so young?”

On April 5, the world lost an animation titan. Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a frequent collaborator with Hayao Miyazaki, and the director of stunning anime films like Grave of the Fireflies and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, died at 82. But not many people outside of hardcore Studio Ghibli fans may recognize his name.

Takahata’s films are rarely given international acclaim and Disney hasn’t rushed to bring his movies Stateside like they have for his partner, Miyazaki. Until a few years ago, most of his filmography wasn’t even available to buy in the U.S. Which is a huge shame. Much credit has been given to Miyazaki for elevating anime to international heights and testing the limits of anime’s narrative and creative potential. But the Isao Takahata legacy is just as groundbreaking, if not more so.

Read More »