Thursday Movie Picks: Movies Featuring an Actor/Actress that Passed Away in 2016

This is a bitter sweet theme for this Thursday and part of me was really hesitant about choosing movies for this one. Mostly because there are so many, since 2016 was a devastating year for the movie world from start to finish. And yes, loss is bitter, but the legacy that was left behind is a sweet reminder that they will never be forgotten.

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An Essay: Year 2016 Told Through Movies

year-2016We start off the year with an Oscar race that has our hearts beating erratically because this might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year, and it was. He won, he got that Oscar, he held that Oscar, he took that Oscar with him to show off to his supermodels and polish on his yacht while the sun cast golden streaks of light onto Leo’s face. But as soon as the blockbuster movies started to roll in, as soon as the superheros began to gather, Leo was slowly forgotten.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into DarknessThere are some spoilers in this ramble-review, therefore, don’t spoil the movie for yourself.

I loved the first Star Trek (2009) and that love has grown even stronger after those close to 20 times I’ve watched J. J. Abrams bring that final frontier onto my screen. So one could only imagine my excitement when I was sitting in the cinema and waiting for Star Trek Into Darkness to blow my mind! But nobody, including me, could have predicted the fact that my mind was so intact that I wanted to blow it off myself.

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# 204 – 4 in 1 (trailer special)

This trailer special is a little bit more organized than the previous ones: the trailers are listed in an order by their release date in the USA. Since I’m a little behind on the trailer front I’m doing this another more than one in one post.

• Starting with a movie that was already released on August 19th: Fright Night. Since vampires are in at the moment Marti Noxon comes back to show us how it’s really done. The writer behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and many others/plus a producer) brings us a story about a young teen (Anton Yelchin – adorable little thing) who wants to kill a vampire called Jerry (Colin Farrell). Hopefully it looks as good as it sounds: Toni Collette, David Tennant and even Dave Franco are in this one as well.

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• Next month, on September 16th Drive comes out: a movie that stars the oh-so-popular-man-at-the-moment Ryan Gosling looks so much like Transporter and I know this because the trailer is like a 2 minute movie (as it was also pointed out in a comment under that video) – Americans should learn how to make trailers! Besides that – a typical action movie I reckon, nothing special, Ryan looks good though.

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• After that, another chance to see Anton Yelchin is on October 16th but this time in a romantic drama. Like Crazy tells a story of a couple who is forced to be apart because of an expired visa. It looks like something I want to see and it also reminds me of One Day, a movie that just came out – but romance is always a little bit different.

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• With all the previous movies it’s a good chance to see them all before 2012 kicks in but with The Odd Life of Timothy Green a Disney movie that stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton (from The Secret Life of Us) and Cameron “CJ” Adams as Timothy (adorable kid in his break-through role in my opinion) the wait is long. This comes out on August 15th 2012 – and even though it kind of looks like Benjamin Button and is a Disney movie – I’m still looking forward for this.

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