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Remembering Anton Yelchin on His Birthday: 9 of the Late Actor's Films You Can Watch Right Now, Plus 1 More Still to Come

Remembering Anton Yelchin on His Birthday: 9 of the Late Actor's Films You Can Watch Right Now, Plus 1 More Still to Come
Anton Yelchin's life was tragically cut short last June, his death coming before he had received the widespread credit for his acting chops that he so rightly deserved. He was best known to theatergoers for his essential role as Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, but at 27 he had already amassed quite the resume with a wide range of roles, from the dark misfit-teen comedy Charlie Bartlett to the star-crossed romance Like Crazy and the gritty white-knuckle thriller Green Room. The Russian-born and Los Angeles-bred actor made his onscreen debut at 11 in an episode of ER and never looked back, spending the rest of his life doing what he knew as a child he was...
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In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 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.

Hector Babenco

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.

Babenco went on to direct Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed (1987) and Tom Berenger and John Lithgow in At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991).

After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison
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Dock Ellis Biopic in Development With David Permut (Exclusive)

Dock Ellis Biopic in Development With David Permut (Exclusive)
Hacksaw Ridge” producer David Permut is developing a movie about the life of the late Major League Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis.

Permut has acquired Joey Poach’s spec script “Dock” through his Permut Presentations company and brought on board Dock Ellis’ son, Dock Ellis III, as a consultant.

Ellis played in the major leagues for 12 years, nine with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was an outspoken advocate for African-American players, continuing Jackie Robinson’s fight for racial equality in Major League Baseball. He gained notoriety after he retired by disclosing that he had pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while high on LSD.

In 1973, pictures circulated of Ellis wearing hair curlers during pre-game warmups, which led to a magazine story about his hairstyles.

Ellis played on World Series champion teams in 1971 with the Pirates and in 1976 with the New York Yankees. He retired in 1979 and subsequently admitted that he had never pitched a
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Anton Yelchin’s Parents Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Jeep Parent Company Fiat Chrysler

Anton Yelchin’s Parents Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Jeep Parent Company Fiat Chrysler
On June 19th, actor Anton Yelchin was killed when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down the driveway at his home and pinned him against a brick pillar. His sudden death at 27 years old shook the entertainment industry, especially considering his prominent appearances in two 2016 films — “Green Room” and “Star Trek Beyond.” Now, Yelchin’s parents are set to file file a wrongful death lawsuit against Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday.

Read More: Anton Yelchin Dead at 27: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Dies in ‘Freak Accident’

Yelchin’s car was among some Fiat Chrysler models under recall after Fiat and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa) received numerous complaints about problems with the gear shift. Drivers have often exited the vehicle believing it to be in park only to discover it’s actually in neutral, leading to accidents and crashes. According to Variety, the Nhtsa is “aware of nearly 700 complaints about the issue,
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Netflix UK: 25 underappreciated comedies to watch now

Mark Harrison Jul 1, 2016

Need a laugh? Here's our guide to 25 comedies that are on Netflix UK now, and are well worth your time...

Putting aside all of the chunter about VPNs and rising subscription costs for a moment, there are more hidden gems to be discovered on Netflix UK than you might expect, and we've been combing through the streaming site's current catalogue to find some of the most underappreciated comedies on offer.

We've come up with this fairly broad selection of films that varies on several fronts. We've picked out a mix of belly laughers and dark comedies, with a couple of dramedies thrown in for good measure. They're not all big Hollywood comedies, but neither are they all films that you're hearing about for the first time, though we've tried to order them according to how well known they may or may not be. What they all have
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Anton Yelchin Was About To Make His Directorial Debut With ‘Green Room’ Co-Stars When He Died

Anton Yelchin Was About To Make His Directorial Debut With ‘Green Room’ Co-Stars When He Died
We’re all still reeling from the passing of Anton Yelchin, a young actor who, at the age of 27, had already had a career of over a decade full of surprising choices and fiercely committed performances, from his breakout in “Alpha Dog” and “Charlie Bartlett,” to blockbuster roles in “Star Trek” and “Terminator,” to his […]

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’Star Trek Beyond’ Team Cancels Cannes Lions Event To Mourn Anton Yelchin

’Star Trek Beyond’ Team Cancels Cannes Lions Event To Mourn Anton Yelchin
Actor Anton Yelchin tragically died on Sunday morning in a freak automobile accident at the age of 27. His next film was the third installment in the “Star Trek” reboot series “Star Trek Beyond,” scheduled to be released next month. The cast of “Star Trek Beyond” was set to appear at the 2016 Cannes Lion advertising exhibition for a Q&A on Wednesday. Now, Deadline reports that Paramount and the cast have cancelled the appearance entirely out of respect for the late actor.

Read More: What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey

Their statement reads: “All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin. Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced ‘Star Trek Beyond’ event at Cannes Lions this week.”

Yelchin first broke through with starring roles in Nick Cassavetes’ crime drama “Alpha Dog” and the teen dramedy “Charlie Bartlett.
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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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Interview: Anton Yelchin and Jeremy Saulnier on Green Room

Shock’s final interview with the late Anton Yelchin. When news broke yesterday that actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a car accident, the film industry immediately poured their hearts out to honor the 27-year old actor who had a knack for choosing excellent roles in non-genre films such as Like Crazy and Charlie Bartlett to…

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What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey

What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey
Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the late Anton Yelchon, who was killed in a tragic accident early Sunday morning, which was your favorite of his performances?

Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics

It’s definitely not his best movie, and maybe it’s not really technically his best acting, but my favorite of Yelchin’s performances is in “Terminator Salvation.” You could tell he tried to sound like Michael Biehn in “The Terminator” in his portrayal of young Kyle Reese, and that meant a lot to me as a fan of these movies. And it shows how much he took care in his work
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Rip Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

Tragic. Just tragic. That’s the one word going through my mind again and again since word came out yesterday afternoon that actor Anton Yelchin had died in a car accident. He was only 27, taken from us far too soon, and it’s one of those untimely deaths that I’m just having a hard time processing. I interviewed Yelchin a year or so ago while he was out promoting the wonderful film 5 to 7 and he was just a pleasure to speak with, full of life and appreciative of the praise I heaped on him for his performance. I can’t believe he’s gone, but just quickly today I thought I’d write a big about his work and pay tribute to the man. He may have passed, but his performances and movies will be around forever. Yelchin came up as a child actor, first capturing our attention with
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Star Trek, Huff, Taken: Anton Yelchin Dies in Accident at 27

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The young actor who played Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, Anton Yelchin, has died. Yelchin died earlier today after a freak accident when he was pinned between his car and his home's gate and mailbox. Friends found him when he failed to show up for a rehearsal. He was just 27.

Yelchin was best known for his work in the Star Trek reboot feature films -- Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. He also starred in films like Terminator Salvation, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Odd Thomas, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Yelchin also provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf in the recent Smurf movies and games.

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World Remembers Anton Yelchin

He might not have had the name recognition as a Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto or even Zoe Saldana. But Anton Yelchin was someone who appeared to love performing whether it was on screen or on the musical stage and his impact was felt universally.Readers here best know Yelchin, who died early Sunday in an accident at home, as Pavel Chekov. But many more knew him for his work in independent films like "Odd Thomas" and "Charlie Bartlett," as well as films from popular franchises that may not have been so popular themselves, like "Terminator: Salvation."Outpouring of condolences have come from many people on social and other media he has touched over his short life, including messages from Star Trek co-star John Cho and director J.J. Abrams.Captain America himself, Chris Evans, was one of the earliest ...
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Talented Young Actor Anton Yelchin Has Died in Freak Car Accident

Horrible news to report today. Actor Anton Yelchin has died in a freak car accident at his home today in California. He was 27 years old and already very accomplished, with lead roles in quite a few films. Reports indicate that he was killed by his own car, which rolled down a steep hill in neutral and pinned him against a brick 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 (via Variety). Yelchin was born in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, and his family moved to the United States when he was just six months old. He started his acting career at age 9, and has been landing prominent roles for the last 10 years. What a tragedy, so sad to hear. Yelchin's big breakout roles were Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett, in 2006 and
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A Critic’s Appreciation of Anton Yelchin’s Career, From His Eerie ‘ER’ Debut to ‘Star Trek’

A Critic’s Appreciation of Anton Yelchin’s Career, From His Eerie ‘ER’ Debut to ‘Star Trek’
For a talent whose career was cut short by an accident at the age of 27, Anton Yelchin leaves behind an unusually long list of credits. Of course, it helps that he started young. Yelchin was only 10 when he made his TV debut on “ER.” It was a role that’s chilling to revisit in light of today’s tragedy, considering that Yelchin played a boy who survived a deadly crash. With scrapes on his face and his arm in a splint, Yelchin listens as Goran Visnjic delivers the news that his parents died in the operating room, and in a moment far more adult than his age, he asks to see their bodies.

In that first screen performance, we see the paradox the persisted for the rest of Yelchin’s career — that mix of uncanny maturity and childlike vulnerability, characterized by soulful, saucer-like eyes; the sort of face whose cheeks
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Rip Anton Yelchin

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It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I have to report that Anton Yelchin has passed way at the age of twenty seven. A young actor of incredible talent who got better each time he appeared on screen, he was pronounced dead earlier today after a freak car accident found him pinned to a security gate outside his home. After getting his break on ER in 2000, Yeltchin rose to prominence with roles in Hearts in Atlantis and Along Came a Spider before getting his big break playing Zack Mazursky in 2006’s Alpha Dog. This lead to him taking the lead role in the criminally underrated Charlie Bartlett, which saw him go toe to toe with a Robert Downey Jr. at the start of his comeback, which itself lead to Yelchin breaking into the mainstream with 2009, bringing his charisma and charm to the roles of Chekov in Jj Abrams’s
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Anton Yelchin, Star of Green Room, Dead at 27

Anton Yelchin, star of the new Star Trek film series, Green Room, and many other films, has tragically died after a freak car accident in Los Angeles. Despite his young age, he has already made an indelible mark on the film world, in a myriad of roles that showed his incredible range and skill. Born in Russia, his family moved to the United States when he was six months old. He started acting at a young age, coming to greater attention with a starring role in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), opposite Anthony Hopkins and Hope Davis. He continued to work through his teens in television, with roles on Taken and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and soon more film roles, in Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett. But...

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Anton Yelchin, Star of Green Room, Dead at 27

Anton Yelchin, star of the new Star Trek film series, Green Room, and many other films, has tragically died after a freak car accident in Los Angeles. Despite his young age, he has already made an indelible mark on the film world, in a myriad of roles that showed his incredible range and skill. Born in Russia, his family moved to the United States when he was six months old. He started acting at a young age, coming to greater attention with a starring role in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), opposite Anthony Hopkins and Hope Davis. He continued to work through his teens in television, with roles on Taken and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and soon more film roles, in Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett. But...

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Hollywood Reacts to the Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin

Hollywood Reacts to the Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin
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
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