16 items from 2016
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.
Argentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.
He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1985), for which he earned a best director Oscar nominee and William Hurt earned an Oscar win for best actor.
After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison »
As YouTube viewers the globe over fall fully into the Halloween spirit, the video giant is taking note of some of the content that tends to thrive this time of year. In the same way that Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) and Mariah Carey’s holiday classic All I Want For Christmas Is You see an uptick in viewership in December -- and Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called To Say I Love You and Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply are popular come Valentine’s Day -- certain tunes seem tailor made for Halloween.
YouTube pored through its data to determine the 10 tracks that see the highest increase in plays on October 31 -- as compared to average viewership throughout the rest of the year.
Visit Tubefilter for more great stories. »
- Geoff Weiss
While Daisy Ridley had recently teased a possible lead role in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, it sounds like she's taking on a decidedly different project instead. Kolma will reteam the Force Awakens actress with her director J.J. Abrams, who will only be producing this time out. The movie is coming from Paramount Pictures.
Kolma is described as being in the same vein as Truly Madly Deeply by Deadline. The movie is based on an Israeli made-for-tv movie titled All I've Got. The story centers on a young woman who survives a car crash that kills her boyfriend. When she dies decades later, she is given two choices. She can return to the scene of that accident to live her life again. Or she can reunite with her lover.
The star and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are joining forces again. Daisy Ridley, who played heroine Rey in last year’s top-grossing film, is in talks to star in Kolma, a fantasy thriller that J.J. Abrams is producing for Paramount Pictures. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) is on to direct and will do a pass on the script before it gets up and running. The project has been at Paramount for at least a decade. In the vein of Truly Madly Deeply, the… »
Today all of our hearts broke as we learned of the passing of the iconic actor, Alan Rickman.
Many of us knew him best as the villainous Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, and while we’re mourning the beloved actor, it’s so heartwarming to see the outpouring of love from his co-stars in the films, includingDaniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and the author herself, J.K. Rowling.
His death comes as a shock, as he was enduring a secret battle with cancer. The actor who also starred in films such as Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply, and Love, Actually, will forever be remembered. Here are some of the beautiful words and memories being shared by the people who worked with him, and who knew the sweet man behind the scowling Professor Snape.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. »
- Adriana Floridia
The great Alan Rickman, who died at age 39 after a short battle with cancer, has had unforgettable roles in Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Truly Madly Deeply, and the Harry Potter series. But I'd argue that millennials first became obsessed with him after watching one of his under-discussed roles of the late '90s. The role is Metatron, and the movie is Dogma. I saw Dogma at age 13, and that's exactly the age when many millennials discovered the droll, sinister, but undeniably bad-ass screen presence of Alan Rickman. As one of God's spokespeople in the Catholicism-spoofing comedy, he's both downtrodden and wryly cool. You trusted him as a voice of reason in a movie that dared to throw an actual shit monster at you. Dogma is also irreverent and playfully philosophical in a way that appeals specifically to, say, teens who are learning to defy their parents' staid beliefs for the first time. »
- Louis Virtel
British actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday at 69, was beloved in the industry for his roles as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies as well as roles in “Die Hard,” “Truly Madly Deeply” and “Love Actually.” Among those remembering the versatile actor, known for his delicious villains, were Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
Radcliffe wrote on his Google Plus page “Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him »
- Variety Staff
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The world has lost British great, Alan Rickman. The actor sadly died at the age of 69.
From the AP:
Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.
Born to a working-class London family in 1946 and trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman was often cast as the bad guy; with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish.
Film roles included the psychopathic villain Hans Gruber who tormented Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” in 1988; a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in 1990’s “Truly Madly Deeply”; the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991; and a wayward husband in 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually. »
- Movie Geeks
"Galaxy Quest" was far from the most famous Alan Rickman movie, but it may feature his most autobiographical role. As Alexander Dane, a classically trained Shakespearean actor (who's constantly boasting of the five curtain calls he received for playing Richard III) forever typecast as the alien warrior he played on a cult classic TV show, Rickman was riffing not only on Leonard Nimoy's difficult relationship with Mr. Spock from "Star Trek," but also on the strange and wonderful nature of his own career. Rickman, who died today at 69 from cancer, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and gained acclaim for his role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the 1985 Broadway production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." And while he did spectacular and nuanced work in more highbrow films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Truly Madly Deeply," the bulk of his fame came from a pair of genre pieces: the first "Die Hard, »
- Alan Sepinwall
While the movie world celebrated the finest in the year's achievements with the Oscar nominations unveiled this morning, underpinning it all was a sense of sadness as acclaimed and beloved British actor Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69. The actor first earned attention for his work on the stage, breaking out with this Tony-nominated turn as Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Hollywood followed, and two years later, Rickman took the role of a lifetime as Hans Gruber in "Die Hard," crafting one of the big screen's all time best villains. Roles in "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" and "Rasputin" also brought him attention, but Rickman reached a new generation of fans thanks to his performance as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" franchise. But it's really the range of his roles that truly made Rickman stand out. His performances in "Michael Collins," "Truly Madly Deeply," "Love Actually, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman dead at 69: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' movies Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, died of cancer on Jan. 14, '16. Rickman (born on Feb. 21, 1946, in London) was 69. Rickman first played Professor Severus Snape – who looks like a villain, walks like a villain, and talks like a villain, but who turns out to be anything but – in Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). One of many British stage and screen stars featured in the franchise toplining Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, Rickman would remain part of the Harry Potter gang until the final installment, David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Alan Rickman movies Beginning with the Bruce Willis actioner Die Hard (1988), in which he plays the leader of a criminal gang, Alan Rickman was featured in nearly 50 movies. »
- Andre Soares
British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the Harry Potterfilms, has died. He was 69.
Rickman's family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.
Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman was often cast as the bad guy; with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish.
Film roles included the villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard in 1988; a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in 1990's Truly Madly Deeply; the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in 1991; and a wayward husband in 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.
Millions know him from the Potter films, in which he played the Dark Arts teacher Severus Snape, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Heartbreaking. Alan Rickman, one of the UK's most treasured showbiz mainstays has passed away at the age of 69. Though he occassionally dabbled in directing (The Winter Guest and A Little Chaos) he was best known as an actor of stage, tv, and big screen. He's inarguably best known and beloved for the many years as Professor Snapes in the Harry Potter series. But for me, his career always makes me nostalgic for the early 90s. His career was energized by the success of Die Hard which led to a bunch of movies.
When I saw Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) I was shocked that any film could contain so many performances that were all over the map in terms of quality - a chaos of acting styles and fumbles but he was always fun hamming it up as the Sherrif of Nottingham. I immediately typecast him as a villain. A »
- NATHANIEL R
Alan Rickman, the British actor who played the iconic baddie in Die Hard and brought to life the rigid and rueful Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films has died. He was 69. Rickman's family confirmed the death on Thursday, according to multiple media outlets. The Golden Globe-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee was battling cancer. Rickman, who worked on both stage and screen, is survived by his wife Rima Horton, whom he wed in 2012 after a 40-year romance. The actor spent several years in the Royal Shakespeare Company after graduating from college in London. His turn as the wicked and iconic »
- Lindsay Kimble
His Hollywood roles included Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, which earned him a legion of new fans. Rickman brought the beloved book character to life, carrying him through the saga in which his role ended up being pivotal to Potter’s fate. He recently completed “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” in which he delivered the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.
Rickman was little known in the United States before his fascinating turn as vaguely German villain Hans Gruber in John McTiernan’s “Die Hard”; Gruber’s motives at first seem relatively idealistic until Bruce Willis’ John McClane realizes that the takeover of Nakatomi Plaza is just a high-stakes robbery. As McClane single-handedly destroys the plot, Rickman’s Gruber watched in delicious disbelief. »
- Leo Barraclough
London — Juliet Stevenson, who has been BAFTA nominated four times, is set to star in Polly Steele’s contemporary drama “Let Me Go,” which has just started to shoot. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is composing the score.
Stevenson, whose credits include “Truly Madly Deeply,” is joined in the cast by Jodhi May (“Last of the Mohicans,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”), Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”), Karin Bertling (“The Bridge,” “Wallander”) and Stanley Weber (“Not Another Happy Ending”). The film is written and directed by Steele, whose credits include the film “Lena — Bride of Ice” and TV show “Elton John — Tantrums and Tiaras,” from a true-life story by Helga Schneider, based on her best-selling memoir of the same name.
“Let Me Go,” which is a story about mothers and daughters and abandonment, follows the emotional journeys of four generations of women from the same family and how they suffer from a trauma »
- Leo Barraclough
16 items from 2016
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