Jon Polito 1950-2016

Very sad to announce that the wonderful character actor Jon Polito has died age 65. Jon was a favourite of the Coen Brother’s and starred in many of their movies such as ‘Miller’s Crossing’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’, and also recently had a small guest role on ‘Modern Family’. He also showed up as a supporting actor in many other movies through the years, with over 200 credits to his name. Jon is survived by his partner of 16 years, Darryl Armbruster.

JM  

Wes Craven – (1939 – 2015)

  
Just awoke to some terrible news today. Director Wes Craven, who gave new life to the horror genre when he created A Nightmare on Elm Street, has died aged 76 after a battle with brain cancer. This man played a huge part in my growing up. He gave me some of my favourite horror movies such as The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and the Rainbow, not to mention the obvious one A Nightmare on Elm Street. He also made some gritty horrors in the 1970’s with The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left. Twice when the horror genre was lagging, did he breathe new life into it again when he made New Nightmare in 1994 and also in 1996 when he made Scream. His last movie was Scream 4 in 2011. RIP Wes. 

   
    
 
JM

Paul Walker 1973 – 2013

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It is with a heavy heart that I write this today. News has just come to my attention that Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movies, was killed in a car crash this afternoon. The car, a Porsche GT, was being driven by his friend when it collided into a telegraph pole and exploded, killing both of them. The star had been giving rides in his car at an event for his organisation ‘Reach Out Worldwide’. His publicist confirmed that he was one of the people killed in the crash. He had been working on Fast and Furious 7 at the time. RIP buddy.

JM