Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: Movies w/ Actors/Actresses Who Passed Away in 2016
For the third week of 2017 in the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. We take a look at the previous year in the actors/actresses who sadly passed in the year that is best we don’t speak about. A year that was just horrible in a lot of ways considering how many cool people died last year. Here are my choices of films starring those who are no longer with us.
1. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
This is the most obvious choice considering that both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds had post left this great planet late last month and it still hurts. Fortunately, the documentary by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens that just premiered earlier this month showcases this beautiful relationship between mother and daughter. How can anyone not love these two together as there’s some little moments in the film that is to be enjoyed such as the fact that they live next door or how Debbie refuses to retire no matter how much her health is waning? It’s a must-see for fans of both of these women.
2. Over the Hedge
Garry Shandling is more known as a comedian and TV actor than films as he hasn’t really done a lot of great movies yet this animated film he’s in where he’s a turtle definitely features one of his most enjoyable performances. Especially as it’s got a very silly premise that is enjoyable for audiences of all ages about animals trying to cope that their forest had been cut in half in favor of suburbia where a renegade raccoon (Bruce Willis) helps them much to Shandling’s reluctance. It’s pretty funny with Shandling being a standout as it also includes a hilarious Steve Carrel as a hyperactive squirrel.
3. Truly, Madly, Deeply
When it comes to Alan Rickman, there’s a lot of films that come into mind whether it’s Die Hard, Sense & Sensibility, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Galaxy Quest, or the Harry Potter films. Yet, it’s the romantic-drama by Anthony Minghella co-starring Juliet Stevenson that is often overlooked. It’s the story of a woman coping with loss as she has difficulty moving on until she is visited by the ghost of her former lover, who is played by Rickman,. Rickman’s performance is key to the film as he is very comical and full of charm while also doing some amazing work on the cello.
There’s so many others in the world of entertainment that are no longer with us such as Michael Cimino, Abbas Kiarostami, Curtis Hanson, Prince, George Michael, and so many others. Yet, the biggest for me personally is David Bowie so I will close this part of the series with a hilarious cameo he gave in the film Yellowbeard:
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