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Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4260 on: June 22, 2017, 09:54:56 PM »

It's been dead for years.

He wasn't bad in Black Mass, but looking at his filmography I have to go back to 2009 for something he was in that was actually good.

Yep, Black Mass is the only one that looked any good. I already bought the movie so I'll watch it.  Doubt I'll ever buy another of his films.

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« Reply #4261 on: June 22, 2017, 10:55:12 PM »
Let's see Dark Shadows (damn him and Tim Burton), Mortdecai, The Lone Ranger and a bunch of films that never made it to the metroplex.  I see he is Universal's choice to play Dr. Griffin in a new version of The Invisible Man (Claude Rains turning over in his grave).  Hopefully he will get pulled off that one.
If Hollywood had any sense they would try new material (or at least somewhat new stuff, I know there are "theories" that there are basically only a few real plots and this idea has been around since the Greeks, at least) or just re-release their good movies. Universal is a great example. Instead of spending billions on re-making great movies with mediocre actors- and politically-correct casting and sub-plots- just re-release the original "monster movies." Kids, of all ages, would enjoy them if given the chance. I know CGI and short-attention spans but if they could last a few moments of withdrawl they might like them. In any event certainly better (and cheaper) to do than 'remake' them.

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« Reply #4262 on: June 23, 2017, 12:44:00 AM »
Yes. He wanted to become French but then quickly reverted to US citizenship once he understood how much taxes he would have to pay if he became a French citizen. Or so I recall.

Good Christ.  Depp retreated fm the French. What a phaggot.


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4263 on: June 23, 2017, 12:47:57 AM »
Good Christ.  Depp retreated fm the French. What a phaggot.

You're so right, gunny. I'm swearing off French fries forever! Only Freedom fries from here on out. Salute!



Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4265 on: July 16, 2017, 05:16:42 PM »

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4266 on: July 16, 2017, 06:01:10 PM »
RIP George Romero. He made some great movies.

Klaus Eberwein, former Haitian official under some criticism, pizza shop co-owner, and Uber driver, dead. He also was one of the people who exposed the Clinton Foundation. Suicide is claimed. He was scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-16/haiti-official-who-exposed-clinton-foundation-found-dead
http://www.miamidade.gov/medicalexaminer/search_results.asp
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article160983614.html



Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4267 on: July 16, 2017, 08:04:36 PM »
RIP George Romero. He made some great movies.

Klaus Eberwein, former Haitian official under some criticism, pizza shop co-owner, and Uber driver, dead. He also was one of the people who exposed the Clinton Foundation. Suicide is claimed. He was scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-16/haiti-official-who-exposed-clinton-foundation-found-dead
http://www.miamidade.gov/medicalexaminer/search_results.asp
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article160983614.html
yet another clinton whistleblower is dead .

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4268 on: July 16, 2017, 10:21:59 PM »
RIP ~ Martin Landau

I'll always remember him as Commander Koenig from Space 1999.  8)


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4269 on: July 16, 2017, 10:23:34 PM »
RIP ~ Martin Landau

I'll always remember him as Commander Koenig from Space 1999.  8)



Mission Impossible was probably my favorite show growing up

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4270 on: July 16, 2017, 10:30:04 PM »
I'll always remember him alongside Peter Graves.  "I'm Peter Graves, alongside Martin Landau."


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« Reply #4271 on: July 16, 2017, 10:45:42 PM »
I saw where Martin Landau was set to star in a movie about old people along with Michael Parks who also died this year.  Herstory was the name of the flick.  Last thing I saw him in was in Remember along with Christopher Plummer.  In the story, Plummer is convinced by his Jewish nursing home friend, played by Landau, to hunt down an extremely elderly Nazi played by Jurgen Prochnow.  There is a nice twist to the story near the end.  It was pretty good.

I remember Landau from Mission Impossible and Space: 1999 as well as his early role in North By Northwest.  Oh and I must not forget his brilliant portrayal of an aging Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood.  RIP, Mr. Landau.

Romero was ok though I never was a big fan of his films.  I preferred Lucio Fulci's Zombie over Dawn of The Dead though Night of The Living Dead was a great little low budget film.  Monkey Shines was also an interesting film that I recommend.  RIP, Mr. Romero.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4272 on: July 16, 2017, 11:18:27 PM »
RIP ~ Martin Landau

I'll always remember him as Commander Koenig from Space 1999.  8)


Damn. A great show and great toys. And great actor in many stuff. RIP. "Jezz" as Norry would say. RIP

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4273 on: July 17, 2017, 12:04:13 AM »
Bummer. I liked him in Rounders.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4274 on: July 17, 2017, 09:10:52 AM »
Here's the third - sportscaster Bob Wolff. He was the voice of the Washington Senators, New York Knicks,and New York Rangers.  He was around a long time - interviewed Babe Ruth, is the only person to have called a championship game in all four major professional sports. He was 96.

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« Reply #4275 on: July 20, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »

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« Reply #4276 on: July 20, 2017, 07:36:57 PM »
He is not dead but F. Lee Bailey sure has fallen far from the decades of being one of the most famous, and successful, defense attorneys for decades. Now broke and living/working in Maine with a hairdresser.
http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/a10284185/f-lee-bailey-oj-lawyer-interview/


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4278 on: July 21, 2017, 06:56:35 PM »
Big tribute for Martin Landau on MeTV tomorrow, including Mission Impossible and Outer Limit episodes.

https://www.metv.com/stories/metv-pays-tribute-to-martin-landau-all-day-saturday-july-22

Fortunately, the tribute will NOT close with umbrella swinging old ladies or UFO Phil yodling.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4279 on: July 22, 2017, 01:48:42 PM »
Chester passing is a bit ..of a downer..but some people in things i have read take it over the top..how he was a legend or icon..etc etc..or nor the talk of he was murdered

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4280 on: July 22, 2017, 02:25:06 PM »
Actor best known as the dad in "Home Alone" has reportedly died.
http://www.statesman.com/entertainment/report-actor-john-heard-dies/wL21mY417RvekfbBGqUd5N/

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4281 on: July 22, 2017, 02:34:11 PM »
Actor best known as the dad in "Home Alone" has reportedly died.
http://www.statesman.com/entertainment/report-actor-john-heard-dies/wL21mY417RvekfbBGqUd5N/

Oddly, I always associate him with this made for TV movie:



I haven't seen this since it was first aired but I remember enjoying it back then.

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« Reply #4282 on: July 22, 2017, 08:03:49 PM »

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« Reply #4283 on: July 22, 2017, 09:06:01 PM »
Jim Vance, long-time tv reporter and anchor for local NBC news in DC, has died; cancer.
http://wtop.com/dc/2017/07/nbc-washington-anchor-jim-vance-dies-at-75/

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4284 on: July 25, 2017, 07:24:39 PM »
http://wunc.org/post/royal-turned-warlord-and-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-dies-90

Gender-Fluid warlord opium queen, called 'uncle,' and CIA business partner dead at 90.


"Olive Yang, the royal-turned-warlord, whose CIA-supplied army consolidated opium trade routes in the Golden Triangle in the 1950s, had tabloid-fodder romances, and later in life served as a government peace broker with Kokang rebels, died on Thursday. Yang was 90."

"Editor’s Note: Olive Yang’s gender identity is difficult to explain. Yang's native language, which is similar to Chinese, doesn’t use gendered pronouns at all. That, in combination with being born in the Golden Triangle at a time when various terms for gender identity didn’t exist, may have contributed to her not ever stating a preference for how she is referred to. Later in life, Yang preferred to be referred to as Uncle Olive."

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4285 on: July 25, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
http://wunc.org/post/royal-turned-warlord-and-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-dies-90

Gender-Fluid warlord opium queen, called 'uncle,' and CIA business partner dead at 90.


"Olive Yang, the royal-turned-warlord, whose CIA-supplied army consolidated opium trade routes in the Golden Triangle in the 1950s, had tabloid-fodder romances, and later in life served as a government peace broker with Kokang rebels, died on Thursday. Yang was 90."

"Editor’s Note: Olive Yang’s gender identity is difficult to explain. Yang's native language, which is similar to Chinese, doesn’t use gendered pronouns at all. That, in combination with being born in the Golden Triangle at a time when various terms for gender identity didn’t exist, may have contributed to her not ever stating a preference for how she is referred to. Later in life, Yang preferred to be referred to as Uncle Olive."
dang this would make a cool movie

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4286 on: July 27, 2017, 12:20:40 PM »
You probably didn't know her name, but you knew her voice - June Foray, voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale and many, many more, dead at 99.

    http://variety.com/2017/tv/people-news/june-foray-dead-dies-rocky-natasha-bullwinkle-1202508180/
     


Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4287 on: July 31, 2017, 12:06:02 PM »
Sam Shepard dead at 73 due to Lou Gehrig's disease.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/theater/sam-shepard-dead.html

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4288 on: July 31, 2017, 12:23:24 PM »
Sam Shepard dead at 73 due to Lou Gehrig's disease.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/theater/sam-shepard-dead.html

Oh damn.  Rough way to go.  RIP.

Re: Celebrity Deaths
« Reply #4289 on: August 01, 2017, 12:37:17 AM »
For Sam...