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Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

20 June 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This calendar year has been filled to the brim with unthinkables. The latest terribly sad happening: The talented Russian-American actor Anton Yelchin died yesterday in a freak accident at only 27 years of age. He was crushed by his own car on its steep driveway incline.

Yelchin was best known to general audiences as Chekov in the modern Star Trek franchise but to us he'll always be Byrd Huffstodt (the sensitive brainy teen in the underappreciated cable drama Huff) or awestruck poseur Ian (from the hipster vampire greatness that was Only Lovers Left Alive), and especially Jacob from the college romance drama Like Crazy (2011). Though Like Crazy was mostly heralded at the time for Felicity Jones's work as his British girlfriend, it was Yelchin that gave the movie its lovestruck foolish soul... but nuanced emotionally astute work by male actors, especially young ones, in romantic dramas are rarely given their just critical props. »

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Film News: Anton Yelchin, Chekov from ‘Star Trek’ Reboot, Dies at 27

20 June 2016 4:37 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – The loss of a up-and-coming actor at an early age is always a tragic event, and Anton Yelchin has been added to that roster. In a freak automobile accident at his home, Yelchin died on June 19th, 2016. He was best known for embracing the role of Pavel Chekov in the “Star Trek” film series reboot. He was 27 years old.

Yelchin came to Chicago in 2011 to promote his romantic drama “Like Crazy,” and his charismatic youth was confidently within his burgeoning career. At that point, at 22 years old, he had already done the “Star Trek” reboot and “Terminator: Salvation,” and was looking forward to roles in “The Beaver” and as a voice actor in the first “Smurfs” film. He was intelligent, and had a good-head-on-his-shoulders perspective regarding the sometimes crazy world of the film business.

Anton Yelchin in ‘Star Trek

Photo credit: Paramount Home Entertainment

Anton Yelchin was born in 1989 in St. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hollywood Reacts to the Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin

19 June 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, after news broke earlier today that Anton Yelchin has died from a freak car accident. The actor was found dead at his home in the San Fernando Valley early this morning, pinned between his car and a concrete mailbox. As news of this tragic death started to spread, several of the actor's co-stars, friends, colleagues and others in the Hollywood community mourned his death on social media. Paramount Pictures also released the following statement regarding the beloved actor's death.

"All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Antony Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family."

The actor is probably best known for playing Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek, its »

- MovieWeb

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Rip Anton Yelchin: 9 Reasons We Loved His Performances

19 June 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anton Yelchin passed away at the tragically young age of 27, at a time when many actors’ careers are just gathering momentum. But Yelchin had already amassed an impressive filmography that stretched back to his childhood, with an eclectic mixture of blockbusters, TV projects, and smaller efforts. “I’m just a huge supporter of this universe of filmmaking,” he told IndieWire in 2011. “It’s just fundamental. I can’t stress that enough.” Here, the IndieWire team shares their thoughts on why Yelchin stood out.

A Rare Screen Presence

Yelchin was the rare young actor to convey a plucky disposition while something gentler and melancholic lurked beneath the surface. As the energetic teen offspring of the troubled shrink on “Huff,” Yelchin was often the sole voice of reason in a sea of anxiety-riddled adults. While they grappled with middle-age, he was tasked with calling them on the pithy nature of their problems. »

- Indiewire Staff

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Anton Yelchin Dies from Freak Accident at Age 27

19 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The entertainment community is in mourning once again today, as a young actor passed away far too soon. Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movies, including next month's Star Trek Beyond, has passed away at the age of 27. While details are still coming in, the actor appears to have died from a freak car accident.

Deadline reports that the actor was found by his friends early this morning, pinned by his car against a brick mailbox and security gate, apparently crushed to death by his own vehicle. No foul play is suspected in this car accident, although no further details were given. Here's what the actor's publicist Jennifer Allan had to say in a brief statement.

"Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."

TMZ reveals that the actor's friends became »

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Hollywood Mourns Anton Yelchin: ‘He Was a True Artist’

19 June 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Trek” and “Alpha DogAnton Yelchin died early Sunday morning in a freak car accident at the age of 27, his rep confirmed.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

After news broke on Sunday afternoon, celebrities quickly took to social media to mourn the late actor. John Cho, who co-starred with him in the “Star Trek” reboot, called him “curious, beautiful, courageous.” “I’m in ruins,” he added.

Guillermo del Toro, who was set to direct Yelchin as part of the voice cast for the upcoming “Trollhunters,” called Yelchin “a great creative partner and artist.”

Kat Dennings, who co-starred with him in “Charlie Bartlett,” called Yelchin one of her best friends. Anna Kendrick called the late actor “such a talent.”

The likes of Kevin Smith, John Francis Daley, »

- Alex Stedman

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Anton Yelchin, of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Films and TV's Huff, Dead at 27

19 June 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in J.J. AbramsStar Trek film franchise and on TV played son to Hank Azaria’s Huff, was found dead on Sunday after getting pinned between his car and his home’s security gate. He was 27.

According to TMZ, which first reported the news (since confirmed by the Associated Press), Yelchin’s body was found by friends at 1 am in the morning, after he was a no-show for a rehearsal. His body was pinned between the car, its engine in neutral and still running, and a mailbox attached to his San Fernando Valley home’s security gate, »

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Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's Chekov, Dies in a Car Crash at Age 27

19 June 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, was killed in a car accident in Los Angeles early Sunday, according to multiple reports. He was 27. The actor, an only child, is survived by his parents. Yelchin was born in 1989 in the former Soviet Union in what is now Russia. He and his parents, professional figure skaters, emigrated to the United States when he was a baby. He made his onscreen acting debut in 2000 in an episode of ER. He went on to star in films such as Hearts in Atlantis and Alpha Dog and shows such as The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Huff before being cast as engineer Pavel Chekov, known as just Chekov, in the 2009 Star Trek »

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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

19 June 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why he got out of his car with »

- Brent Lang and Alex Stedman

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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

19 June 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why »

- Brent Lang and Alex Stedman

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DVD Review – Stone Cold (1991)

6 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stone Cold, 1991.

Directed by Craig R. Baxley

Starring Brian Bosworth, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Richard Gant and Lance Henriksen.

 

Synopsis:

Joe Huff, a suspended, tough guy cop, is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the Brotherhood, a white supremacist biker gang planning revenge after one of their crew is sentenced to life in prison, and adopts the alias John Stone to go undercover and stop them…

It’s hard to take Stone Cold at any point seriously, and you have to wonder how anyone at the time tried to either – 1991 comparatively wasn’t that long ago. There are times when you sense Craig R. Baxley’s pulp action thriller understands how silly it is, and times it occasionally gets lost in its own machismo. If you can imagine an ultra-violent, bigger budget episode of Sons of Anarchy, with the melodrama and cheesy hysteria dialled up to eleven, that’s pretty »

- Tony Black

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Here's that 'Voltron' reboot from the 'The Legend of Korra' folks you didn't know you wanted

11 May 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix continues its foray into binge-able original programming with a remake of the classic 1980s cartoon Voltron. Now titled Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender, the show debuts as an hour-long special on June 10, 2016, along with ten other episodes. From the official description: Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron. And now there’s a comedy-filled trailer. This looks like a lot of fun! If the animation style looks familiar, it’s because both Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra) and Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra) are on-board as executive producers. The new Voltron features the voice talents of Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) as Keith, Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Lance, »

- Donna Dickens

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