The original Battlestar Galactica‘s Apollo, Richard Hatch, has sloughed the mortal coil at the age of 71.
Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76, after a battle with brain cancer. What a goddamn bummer. The man is behind some of the greatest horror movies of all time, and certainly the inspiration for countless great ones to come. Let us remember the lad well. What was your favorite movie of his?
Bummer, serious bummer.
Bummer. After True Detective, I’m looking forward to anything Cary Fukunaga is working on. And it ain’t like he doesn’t have a huge slate of upcoming projects, but the idea of seeing him adaptation a classic was intriguing as fuck.
Robin Williams has passed away of a suspected suicide. Ugh. Dude will always be legend in my eyes for his performances in countless movies, from Mrs. Doubtfire to Dead Poets Society. Double ugh.
The Ultimate Warrior has passed away, at the age of 54. I say a good god damn – a lynchpin of eternal school yard debates from my childhood has departed for the shimmering bare turnbuckle’d ring in the sky.
One of the great wonders of True Detective’s excellent first season is that its entirety is directed by one talented fucker. As in singular. One of the great wonders this produces is a gorgeous visual coherence that can sometimes be lost as a show shuffles talent around. Apparently one of the great bummers of True Detective Season 2 is that Cary Joji Fukunaga won’t be back to rock out in the director’s chair for a second installment.
Bummer. Total bummer on the talented actor front. Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment today, the gnarly cinematic force a mere forty-six.
All fantastic things must come to an end. Even Justified, which is my favorite television show currently airing. All fantastic things could also usually use some semblance of an end point to aim towards. So while I’m a bit butt hurt that Raylan’s adventures have a little less than two seasons left, I’m glad the writers have a trajectory they can keep in mind while they plot.
Paul Walker has died. It’s telling how much I enjoyed Paul Walker’s participation in the Fast and the Furious movies, ’cause when I first heard this news I felt genuine sadness. Which is pretty much foreign to me when it comes to mourning the passing of celebrities. Boo.