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His daughter, Melinda Carey, said he died Thursday of natural causes surrounded by family at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif.
"He went out as gracefully as he came in," she said Friday.
Carey's career spanned more than 50 years and included such John Ford classics as "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "The Searchers" and "The Long Gray Line." Later in life, he appeared in the movies "Gremlins" and "Back to the Future Part III."
His memoir, "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company," was published in 1994.
While he lacked the leading-man stature of longtime friend and co-star John Wayne, Carey's boyish looks and horse-riding skills earned him roles in many of Ford's films.
He and fellow character Ben Johnson »
I think this has just made it to my ‘most wanted’ of 2013 as Lego announce that they will be releasing a brand new set based around my favourite movie of all time, Back to the Future! The set comes from a Lego fan who entered the Cuusoo scheme which allows fans of the plastic bricks to create their own new designs. These are then voted by the Lego loving community and any design that gets over 10 000 votes earns the right to have their design reviewed and then if all goes well (and I guess in this case if Universal Pictures approve it), it goes into production.
The winner this time has designed a wonderfully simple DeLorean made famous not only for being a complete flop for the creator of the car but also for being the most famous time-travelling car of all time!
As you’ll see when you watch the video usually, »
- David Sztypuljak
A YouTube user has put together a compilation of Nicolas Cage starring in a variety of famous movies. In the video, the actor has been added - with some clever editing - into films such as Back to the Future Part III and Juno. It starts off with Cage as James Bond in an iconic scene from Goldfinger. On what inspired the video, the American posted in the description: "I got tired of Nic Cage always asking (more) »
- By Ben Lee
Unfortunately for film-makers, they can’t always pay professional actors to fill their scenes and convincingly just act like human beings without falling over or doing something to mess up the scene entirely. So even the most impressively cast films have to be filled out with normal folk like me and you, told to walk back and forward, not look at the camera and just generally not to draw any attention whatsoever, unless instructed to do so.
Inevitably, this goes wrong quite often, and though the majority of Extras mistakes will never see the light of day, some are infamously left in the final films, either through editing negligence, or the financial constraints of reshooting or removing them. And what follows here is a celebration of nine of those instances, when Extras have – in one way or another – completely ruined the scene they were asked to take part in.
So read on, »
- Simon Gallagher
Before the advent of Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios was the leader in quality family entertainment. Now that they're both a part of the same company, it's even better. But back then, the Disney Company attempted to differentiate their movies by asking different famous actors to come in and perform their characters in a film. Inspired by Robin Williams' fantastic performance as the Genie in Aladdin, Disney Feature Animation (at the time) decided to get more ambitious with their casting. These are ten actors who were asked to be a part of a film and never got to make it; either due to scheduling conflicts, money issues or even death!
In a weird form of typecasting, Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci was originally cast as the little dragon, Mushu. After a few tries at the character, the filmmakers just felt his voice wasn't appropriate »
- Zack Parks
When most people think of Back to the Future, they think of the famous Dmc-12 DeLorean time machine. However, it's not the kind of vehicle Marty thinks is "stylish". He would prefer his 4x4 Toyota truck. However, after the filming of Back to the Future Part III, the Toyota itself was almost lost to the ravages of time.
That's where two diehard Bttf fans come in. Joe Walser and Terry Matalas of Time Machine Restoration (a vehicular restoration group specializing in Bttf-style DeLoreans) managed to locate the truck in Southern California. Apparently, after filming, the truck was stolen from Universal and recovered by Mexican federales! The guys found an autograph written to the original owner of the truck by Michael J. Fox himself, "Many thanks! See you on something else I'm sure. Michael J. Fox". This truck is the only screen-used Bttf truck available.
It's cool these guys were able »
- Zack Parks
In a recent update to the release dates and (sub)titles of the three Hobbit films, the film that was originally going to be the second of two films before it was announced that The Hobbit will be a trilogy, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will now be the third of the three. The second, which will presumably be largely made up of additional material adapted from Tolkien's extensive notes, now has a title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In addition, the final film will now come out in summer 2014, as opposed to December 2014 as originally planned. The first film's title and release date remain unchanged.
We'll still be going There and Back Again, it'll just take a little longer...
(Or not, since the final film of the trilogy will now come out five months earlier, so even though the film will be released later, the trilogy itself will be completed sooner. »
The already stacked cast of Last Vegas just got a little bit better, as Deadline reports that Mary Steenburgen is the latest addition to a Jon Turteltaub-directed project which has already snagged such luminaries as Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline.
The movie, written by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe), stars Douglas as a soon-to-be-wed character who heads to the Sin City for a bachelor party before his impending nuptials. Steenburgen will play a lounge singer who attracts the affections of not only Billy but also Billy’s friend, Paddy (De Niro). Freeman and Kline play Billy and Paddy’s other friends, who join them in the city for the celebration/love triangle/other such situations.
I’ve been aware of Last Vegas for awhile now but haven’t really been all too interested in its development until I saw Steenburgen joined the cast. »
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To the untrained eye, these images from the set of Django Unchained look like any other western. The set is only a half-built clock tower away from Back To The Future Part III, or a foul-mouthed Lovejoy short of Deadwood – and for good reason.
The set for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film (a ‘southern’ rather than ‘western’, apparently) is located at the famous Melody Ranch Studios, where a host of wild west flicks have been shot over the years. Annie Oakley, Rin Tin Tin, Last Man Standing and Magnificent Seven were all filmed at the famous location, proving that whilst Tarantino often subverts genre traditions, he is rarely strays too far.
Check out the set pics below.
- Tom Fordy
If you thought The Dark Knight Rises was the most eagerly-anticipated movie of 2012 you’re plum wrong my friends and obviously the third coming of the Caped Crusader has clouded your ability to think clearly. Why? Because this week Adam Sandler’s latest movie Jack And Jill hits cinema screens around the country…pause for raucous cheers and applause…What Nothing!?
Okay, so obviously we’re being silly. Thn knows that most cinema goers would prefer Sandler literally shitting in their eyes rather than figuratively with this two for one comedy where he plays his own twin sister. Regardless of your take on Sandler (this Thn scribe actually has a lot of time for his particular comedy stylings) Jack And Jill’s release has got us thinking about films throughout the ages where an actor has played different characters in the same film. Here are 10 of our favourites.
10. Eddie Murphy »
- Joe Upton
10 items from 2012
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