People keep bringing up Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam as better movies of his—I’ll have to watch them sometime. He was great in The Birdcage. I also remember this little cameo that he and Billy Crystal had in an episode of Friends.
You can read reactions from the White House (they issued a fantastic statement), Pam Dawber, and several others over here and (if you’re interested in one from Sarah Michelle Gellar in this next link) here and here.
John Fasano has passed away at the age of 52—as of now, while no official cause of death has been released, they do know that he died in his sleep. May he rest in peace. He was one of the many writers for Alien 3, and directed several horror films. I recall a few of the VHS covers for some of them, from back in the 80’s. I had been meaning to watch The Jitters (1989), so I’ll track that down shortly.
James Garner passed away Saturday night at the age of 86. May he, too, rest in peace. While he was most famous for his roles in Maverick and The Rockford Files, MST3K fans may also remember him from the episode where they riffed a movie called City Limits. As I have never seen an episode of The Rockford Files, I’ll have to catch an episode when it airs on Me-TV later today. Sound On Sight made a list of his top ten films.
I also remember him hosting a Classic TV Countdown (like this and this) on Nick At Nite every year, in the 80’s and 90’s, and that he appeared as himself on Saved By The Bell. He will be missed.
I don’t believe that I have ever watched anything else she voiced or appeared in.
Have a link to one the best bits of fan art (there’s another great one in their comments) I’ve seen in the wake of Ramis’ death. Another sad one, as he learns where the stairs go.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, and more pay their respects. “More” includes: Maurice La Marche, Larry King, Robin Shelby, Jason Reitman, and Sony Pictures.
ETA: And if you scroll down to a comment by Morydees in the GB Fans forum, there's a quote from Stephen Tobolowsky, as he remembers Ramis during an Ask My Anything on Reddit yesterday.
He will be greatly missed. And with that news, I’m off to rewatch the first Ghostbusters movie, in his memory. Egon was always my favorite of the team.
Maximilian Schell has passed away at the age of 83, as a result of “a sudden and serious illness.” May he rest in peace. I mostly remember him from The Black Hole (1979), and his role of Hamlet--since the latter aired on MST3K.
John Cacavas has passed away at the age of 83. May he rest in peace. He was a film and tv composer. Among his work was the theme for Kojak, which I’ve been watching every Sunday evening lately, courtesy of Me-TV. I haven’t seen the movies he did that MST3K showed. The only films he did composition for which I have seen appear to be The Satanic Rites of Dracula, and Horror Express.
Hal Sutherland has passed away. As of the post I link to, there’s no word as to his age, when he died, or how. He was the director of almost every episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, and was the co-founder of Filmation Studios. May he rest in peace.
Danny Wells passed away on November 28th, at the age of 72. May he rest in peace. I only ever knew him as Luigi on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show--the only episode I really remember (which Kotaku links to) is where Luigi was possessed, and Ernie Hudson is dragged in to help.
Also, a quick note about the weather headed here: I'll be riding out the ice and snow storm (which begins sooner than expected, around 3 PM, and ends tomorrow night) combination at the other house, which has limited dial-up. When I get back over here, I'll update everyone on anything that transpired. Paducah appears to be in the area listed as having a chance for "isolated power outages." Rather than the notch we hit (according to a chart the local weatherman has) in 2009, of "complete and total collapse of basic infrastructure." So, there's that.
Despite rumors to the contrary, which apparently panicked a reporter, Jim Cantore is not currently in the area. (Which means I must link--again--to this little song a local radio station played in the aftermath of the ice storm back then.)
I also remember her from Teen Witch, My Mom’s A Werewolf, and Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College—Teen Witch coincidentally aired earlier today on ABC Family.
Reading through her IMDB page, I see that she was also in the 1995 remake of Freaky Friday, as well as The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
Also rest in peace to: Roger Ebert, Jess Franco, Bigas Luna, Carmine Infantino, George Gladir, Basil Copper, Jane Henson, Les Blank, and anyone else that died in the last 2 weeks that I’ve managed to miss due to massive real life concerns. I only just found out most of those today.
Paramount Censors Torrentz’s Torrentless Homepage from Google
A Few Favorite Red Nose Day Moments.
A Global Zombie Walk Is Coming This May.
The History of TNT’s Monstervision. From back when I watched, pre-Joe Bob Briggs.
Veronica Mars Movie Budget Coming Entirely From Kickstarter, More Rewards To Be Added
Today in ‘What’s being Kickstarted?’: Maybe Pushing Daisies, definitely not Firefly.
BFI: The Second Doctor Panel.
10 Minor Doctor Who Characters That Should Have Been Companions.
The Line It Is Drawn #130—Song Lyrics Starring Comic Book Characters.
Comic Book Legends Revealed #410.
Ask Chris #145: Looking Forward To Batman’s Past.
10 Marvel Events That Had A Major Impact.
San Diego Comic-Con Update: convention center expansion approved; D23 may threaten Marvel’s participation
Dave Bautista will play Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Stan Lee’s Rants: Commercials
90-year-old Stan Lee is a parkour master with his own theme song, obviously
Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection Trailer
World Premiere Of ‘Teen Titans Go’ Slated For Wondercon 2013 In Anaheim
Image of the Day: Favorite Images From Knightfall #4.
Image of the Day: Favorite Images From Knightfall #5.
New Beware the Batman Promo Poster Released
Cartoon Theme Songs Sure Were Weird.
Why Sherlock Comics Should Be A Thing.
Andy Diggle, Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak and Scott Snyder Celebrate Superman, Part 1.
Wonder Woman Documentary To Air On PBS April 15th.
Jurassic Park 4’s director will be Colin Trevorrow.
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths
33 Things We Learned from the ‘Psycho’ Commentary
Vintage Horror Cinema: F.W. Murnau's 'Faust'
Cosplay We Love: The most amazing Cthulhu costume you’ll ever see.
How It Should Have Ended: Portal.
MST3K Volume XXVI Trailer
Trailers From Hell: Allan Arkush on The Actress
Top 10 Unlikely Action Stars
The 10 Greatest Personality Tests In Science Fiction And Fantasy
Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 290: The Shining
The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 87: Rock ‘n’ Rule (1983).
Mission Log Podcast #32—Episode 32: The Changeling
Smodcast #30: Christopher Drake: Music of the Knight.
Movie Issues Podcast: Josie and the Pussycats (2001).
Toren Smith has passed away, at the age of 52. May he rest in peace. He was one of the earliest English translators of manga.
Fantagraphics’ Kim Thompson Talks About Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Uncovering Marvel’s lost ’80s cartoon pitches
Image of the Day: Best Images of the Joker #4
P:R Approved: Bobby Rubio’s Nightwing
Grace Randolph’s Stacktastic: Desperately Seeking Damian.
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn: Where Do I Start?
'Back to the Future: The Game' now available for iPhone
20 Lies Back to the Future II Told Us (Besides the Hoverboard)
Cosplay of the Day: Louis Tully Needs to Call the Ghostbusters
Mego-style Dark Shadows toys available in May
Anthony Stewart Head joins The CW’s The Selection. Whedonesque reacts to the news here.
Melissa George and Seth Gabel Join Gothica—the latter will play Roderick Usher, while the former is Fiona Hunter.
Buzzfeed interviews Martin Freeman.
The Hobbit Re-Read: Chapter 15, The Gathering of the Clouds.
Hannibal TV Series Poster
Poltergeist’ Remake Will Be Directed by ‘Monster House’ Helmer Gil Kenan
Alex Winter Explains Why We Haven’t Seen ‘Bill and Ted 3′ Yet
The trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Animation Tests For The Doctor’s First Regeneration
TARDIS Rubik’s Cube
An Old Hope: Lucas says Hamill, Fisher, and Ford set for Star Wars VII
5 Nutty Things (and One Serious) About Stephen King’s Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep.
Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday Cake.
UK Release Date Of Star Trek Into Darkness Brought Forward One Week
Monster of the Week: The Nightmare
8 Ridiculous Hooks For Sequels That Were Never Made (But Should Have Been)
29 Things We Learned from the ‘Wizard of Oz’ Commentary
Comic Issues #108: DC Then and Marvel Now.
Out of the Blue, Episode 2: Robert Picardo
Smodcast: Geoff Johns: Shazam, Batman.
Film Bin Podcast: The Secret Garden (1993)
The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 85: Fire And Ice (1983)
Mission Log Podcast #31, Episode 31: Who Mourns For Adonais?