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R.I.P. Christopher Lee – Here Are His Ten Best Roles

11 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The day monster kids have dreaded for some time has arrived. Mournful, nostalgic, and melancholy – it’s the end of an era for more than one generation of horror fans.  It seemed like Christopher Lee would live through all eternity, but unlike some of the characters he played, there’s no bringing him back to life this time. He made it to 93 and went out on a high note, appearing in the final Hobbit film just this past winter. He had an amazing career of fantastic performances and remains the greatest villain actor in film history. Rip to the last classic horror star and thank you for all the monster memories.

Christopher Lee was married to his wife Birgit (Gitte) for 54 years.

Here, according to Movie Geeks Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and myself, are Christopher Lee’s ten best roles.

10. Frankenstein

It’s only fitting that The Curse Of Frankenstein, »

- Tom Stockman

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Rick Baker Retires

28 May 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First the garage, now the whole workshop. Rick Baker, the legendary Hollywood make-up and special effects wizard, has officially announced his retirement. Fresh from a sale of some of his career memorabilia, Baker shared the news with Californian public radio station Kpcc that he was putting away the prosthetics for good."I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now,” he explained. "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out.”Baker, of course, is the make-up artist behind some of the most memorable, marvellous and maquetted cinematic creations of the past four decades. He emerged as the heir apparent to Jack Pierce in the mid-‘70s, collaborating with fellow SFX guru Carlo Rambaldi on King Kong in 1976 and going »

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Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards: ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards

14 February 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Makeup and Hair Stylists guild spread its love around on Valentine’s Day, giving two feature film awards to “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” two to “Guardians of the Galaxy” and one to “Birdman.”

But miniseries “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was the night’s biggest winner, hauling in three awards, sweeping its categories. The FX show, a perennial contender for below-the-line and design awards, brought kudos to Eryn Krueger Mekas and Kim Ayers for period and/or character makeup; to Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia for period and/or character hair styling; and to Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson for special makeup effects.

“Budapest’s” Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell took honors for period and/or character makeup and for period and/or character hairstyling, while for “Guardians'” Elizabeth Yianni Georgiou won for contemporary makeup and David White took home the trophy for special makeup effects. »

- David S. Cohen

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Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards: ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards

14 February 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Makeup and Hair Stylists guild spread its love around on Valentine’s Day, giving two feature film awards to “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” two to “Guardians of the Galaxy” and one to “Birdman.”

But miniseries “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was the night’s biggest winner, hauling in three awards, sweeping its categories. The FX show, a perennial contender for below-the-line and design awards, brought kudos to Eryn Krueger Mekas and Kim Ayers for period and/or character makeup; to Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia for period and/or character hair styling; and to Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson for special makeup effects.

“Budapest’s” Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell took honors for period and/or character makeup and for period and/or character hairstyling, while for “Guardians'” Elizabeth Yianni Georgiou won for contemporary makeup and David White took home the trophy for special makeup effects. »

- David S. Cohen

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