Screen Junkies » death http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 R.I.P. Nora Ephron http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-nora-ephron/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-nora-ephron/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:26:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249396 The day the romantic comedy died...

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The romantic comedy genre has lost its most original and refreshing voice. Nora Ephron, writer of When Harry Met Sally and director of Sleepless in Seattle, has passed away.

The 71-year old essayist and dry skin opponent was seeking treatment for acute myeloid leukemia these past few weeks. However, this condition brought on a case of pneumonia which she would not recover from. She passed in a Manhattan hospital on Tuesday night. Another patient there commented, “I won’t have what she’s having.” They were later asked to leave.

Nora Ephron will be missed for her wit, charm, and good humor. She is survived by Meg Ryan.

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Screen Junkies’ Celebrity Death Predictions For 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screen-junkies-celebrity-death-predictions-for-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screen-junkies-celebrity-death-predictions-for-2012/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:31:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241400 We're really going to miss some of these people if God forbid they die and I'm totally proven right.

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At the risk of coming across at best as morbid, and at worst as a psychopath, I would like to say that I have been looking forward to this piece for quite some time. I don’t delight in the death of other humans. Rather, death in any form saddens me. However, it doesn’t sadden me as much as correctly predicting something elates me.

Every year, the passing of famous actors and actresses takes us by surprise, but, with this list, maybe we’ll be a little more prepared, perhaps even expecting some of these deaths. Even if we’re wrong, it will be an interesting sociological experiment to see how celebrities navigate the year when everyone is expecting, if not hoping, for them to die.

William H. Macy

– Suicide by cop

Nick Nolte

– Mange

Sarah Jessica Parker

– Tortured to death by interrogators trying to determine “how she does it”

Michael K. Williams

– Gunned down by actor Jamie Hector

Taylor Lautner

– Accidental drowning (bucket of water)

Robert Pattinson

– Also mange

Mary Steenburgen

– Friendly fire (Afghanistan)

Charlie Sheen

– Undiagnosed shellfish allergy

Bradley Cooper

– Not content with being “Sexiest Man Alive,” kills self to become “Sexiest Man Dead” as well

Kirk Douglas

– Kept forgetting he was alive until he saw himself on Oscar telecast, died of heart attack when he realized, with the rest of America, that he hadn’t died yet

Ted Danson

– Flies to Afghanistan to avenge wife Mary Steenburgen’s death; is killed by insurgents almost instantly

Wanda Sykes

– Complications arising from sass poisoning

Russell Brand

– Attention deficit disorder (the kind where if you don’t get enough attention, you die)

Parker Posey

– Runner-up, 1st Annual Hollywood Hunger Games

Dakota Fanning

– AIDS…just kidding. Little Dakota’s gonna be just fine in 2012

Kathy Griffin

– Kicked by mule

Kevin Kline

– Overdose snorting bath salts

Zach Braff

– Beaten by angry mob for reasons unknown

Mila Kunis

– Killed by Macauley Culkin for failing to acknowledge the couple’s murder-suicide pact

Macauley Culkin

– See above

Casey Affleck, Mena Suvari, Garry Shandling, Bruce Bruce, Carey Mulligan, Lucy Liu, Masi Oka

– Participation Award, 1st Annual Hollywood Hunger Games

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Goodbye To Uncle Frank http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jimmy-kimmel-says-goodbye-to-uncle-frank/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jimmy-kimmel-says-goodbye-to-uncle-frank/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:20:08 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=227328 On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the titular host paid a tribute to his dearly departed Uncle Frank, who passed away earlier this year. Normally, when I see a man...

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On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the titular host paid a tribute to his dearly departed Uncle Frank, who passed away earlier this year. Normally, when I see a man crying on national television I laugh uncontrollably (cause I’m so tough, yo!). But after watching this clip, I couldn’t help but sympathize, which is strange. Why is it that I feel genuinely sorry for the loss of an old man I never met from a show I hardly watch, yet when I poisoned my twin brother and slept with his widow, I felt absolutely nothing? Life’s funny like that.

At any rate, rest in peace, Uncle Frank…and rot in hell, twin brother.

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Spoiler Alert: 9 Unexpected T.V. Deaths http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/spoiler-alert-9-unexpected-t-v-deaths/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/spoiler-alert-9-unexpected-t-v-deaths/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 01:09:37 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216116 SPOILER ALERT - These characters all die unexpectedly!

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SPOILER ALERT This whole article contains spoilers, so read at your own peril.

The last episode of “Game of Thrones” contained one of the most unexpected character deaths in recent T.V. history. Those who have read the books knew exactly what was coming, but most of us who were watching it fresh didn’t expect the death of Ned Stark, at least not so soon. What made the death so surprising was the fact that Ned was portrayed as the main character for the previous eight episodes. Now he’s gone, and we are left wondering what will fill the void. It’s not often that a show has the balls to make such a move, especially in the first few seasons. And when it does happen, it’s usually the result of a unresolvable contract dispute.

As shocking as Ned’s death was, there have been numerous unexpected television deaths through out the years. Here are nine of my personal favorites.

Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) – “The Sopranos”

By then end, I guess I should have seen it coming. After years of drug abuse and all the problems that come with it, Tony Soprano was fed up with his nephew. Christopher had become too much of a liability, even if he was family. When the two were involved in a car accident, Tony took the opportunity to suffocate his troubled protégé, tying up a lot of lose ends in the process.

Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) – “House”

No one expected Lawrence Kutner would ever commit suicide. In a previous episode, he had specifically mentioned that he would never take his own life. So when the character was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the audience was left to wonder why. Well stop wondering. It happened because Kal Penn wanted to go work for Obama.

Nate Fisher (Peter Krause) – “Six Feet Under”

When your show is called “Six Feet Under,” audiences should probably expect a lot of death. Throw in the setting of a family-run funeral parlor, and it’s all but guaranteed. So writers had to work really hard into lulling viewers into a false sense of security when it came to the death of Nate Fisher. We thought he was out of the woods thanks to a surgery earlier in the series, but his arteriovenous malformation resurfaced without warning, taking him to the grave.

Dr. Romano (Paul McCrane) – “E.R.”

When Dr. Romano lost his arm to a helicopter blade, most viewers thought that his luck probably couldn’t get any worse, especially in relation to helicopters. Well, as evidenced by the video above, most viewers were wrong on both counts. I did not see that one coming, and clearly, neither did Dr. Romano.

Rita (Julie Benz) – “Dexter

At the end of “Dexter: Season 4, Dexter finally catches and kills the elusive “Trinity Killer,” played by John Lithgow. Unfortunately for his wife Rita, he didn’t manage to kill him fast enough. When Dexter returns home, she is lying dead in a bathtub full of her own blood. Now that’s good television.

Cally Tyrol (Nicki Clyne) -”Battlestar Galactica

Cally Tyrol was a sweet, likable character, a good wife, and the mother of a newborn child. Who would want to go and kill her? A heartless fraking toaster, that’s who. Foster ends up shooting poor Cally right out the airlock, but in the end, Foster gets hers.

Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) – “Lost”

Charlie’s death wasn’t a complete surprise, given the circumstances. But the writers of the show did a great job of making us think he was out of harms way before lowering the boom, the boom being that asshole Mikhail and a hand grenade.

Susan Ross (Heidi Swedberg) – “Seinfeld

Of all the deaths on this list, Susan’s is perhaps the most comical, and it’s certainly in the running for most unexpected. When George demands that the couple buy the cheapest envelopes possible for their wedding invitations, Susan agrees. Little did she know that the envelope’s cheap adhesive would be her demise.

Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) – “M.A.S.H.”

Henry Blake’s passing on “M.A.S.H.” is the granddaddy of all shocking T.V. character deaths. While everyone knew actor McLean Stevenson was leaving the show, it was assumed that his character would simply be returning to civilian life. And that seemed to be the case, right up until the very end of the episode when Radar deliverd the terrible news to the unit. Talk about a downer.

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CARRADINE MAY HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF NINJAS http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/carradine-may-have-died-at-the-hands-of-ninjas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/carradine-may-have-died-at-the-hands-of-ninjas/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The death of David Carradine grows more and more bizarre by the day. At first it was believed that the actor had committed suicide. Later it was ruled as an accidental death due to a session of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone awry. Now, the family's lawyer is claiming that Carradine was killed by ninjas because the Kung Fu star was trying to uncover the shadowy doings of the secret society.Wait. This is almost exactly like the plot of Mortal Kombat. Robert Carradine, Shao Kahn has challenged you to a duel. [Source=WWTDD]Here are some other morning headlines...Plans for Liam Neeson to join A-Team movie are coming together. (Variety)Best Week Ever is having the worst week ever. (NY Mag)Starbuck pushes Jack Bauer's buttons. (/Film) Wes Craven talks Scream 4. (Digital Spy)Thor casting news real unfortunately. (First Showing) Peter Jackson to attend Comic-Con, blend into crowd instantly. (Cinematical)Harold Ramis not certain Ivan Reitman will direct Ghostbusters 3. (Cinema Blend)

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The death of David Carradine grows more and more bizarre by the day. At first it was believed that the actor had committed suicide. Later it was ruled as an accidental death due to a session of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone awry. Now, the family’s lawyer is claiming that Carradine was killed by ninjas because the Kung Fu star was trying to uncover the shadowy doings of the secret society.

Wait. This is almost exactly like the plot of Mortal Kombat. Robert Carradine, Shao Kahn has challenged you to a duel. [Source=WWTDD]

Here are some other morning headlines…

Plans for Liam Neeson to join A-Team movie are coming together. (Variety)

Best Week Ever is having the worst week ever. (NY Mag)

Starbuck pushes Jack Bauer’s buttons. (/Film)

Wes Craven talks Scream 4. (Digital Spy)

Thor casting news real unfortunately. (First Showing)

Peter Jackson to attend Comic-Con, blend into crowd instantly. (Cinematical)

Harold Ramis not certain Ivan Reitman will direct Ghostbusters 3. (Cinema Blend)

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