Sad news today that actress Carrie Fisher has died. She suffered a heat attack on a her way back from filming in England. Although she was said to be in stable condition yesterday she died this morning at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Carrie Fisher was the daughter of two famous parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher and worked in Hollywood most of her life. She is best known for playing the character Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. She performed other memorable roles in other films including The Blue Brothers. She was also known as a writer for the autobiographical book Postcards From The Edge which was made into a movie released in 1990 . Postcards From The Edge explored the drug problems and mental issues that she suffered.
She is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Billie Lourd
Carrie Fisher October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016. R.I.P.
Well known actor and director Garry Marshall has died at age 81. He was born November 13, 1934 in New York City. He was a prolific writer and director up until his latest film Mother's Day(2016), starring Jennifer Aniston. He was a writer for The Dick Van Dyke Show and many other shows from the 60's and 70's. He produced many well loved TV series including Mork And Mindy, The Odd Couple (70's, 80's, and latest version), Laverne And Shirley, and Happy Days. His best know film is probably Pretty Woman but he was a talented and prolific filmmaker that contributed a lot of great work to film and television. Garry Marshall may be more familiar to younger audiences for his acting in the latest iteration of The Odd Couple and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His voice is heard on the animated series BoJack Horseman and episodes of The Simpsons. He is survived by his younger sister, actress Penny Marshall, best know as the star of Laverne & Shirley. His great work lives on.
Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are developing a new TV series based on the 1979 Walter Hill film The Warriors. Fans of the original film have reason to get excited. The Russo Brothers have developed a reputation for creating original content and adapting existing material starting with the popular TV show Community and more recently with the adapting of Marvel comic book material. They have managed to achieve box office and critical success.
Bone Tomahawk had a limited release back in October 2015 but it deserves attention and a quick review. It's simple. A rogue tribe of cannibals has taken captives and a search party sets out to make a hasty rescue. It's as if The Searchers and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had baby. It's more violent than your typical western but still old fashioned in its language and sensibilities. It's limited 1.8 million dollar budget doesn't take anything away from the story. It likely serves the film better by forcing the filmmakers to stick to less expensive practical effects. The pace can be a bit slow at times but the fantastic cast. Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and others manage to keep things interesting even when not much is happening. Kurt Russell's beard looks like it came directly from the set of The Hateful 8. He and others give committed and convincing performances. Bone Tomahawk has one of the most violent death scenes ever, among many death scenes. Director S. Craig Zahler pulls off an excellent directorial debut. Don't watch it if you can't handle violence.
It's rated R for extreme violence. Bone Tomahawk is currently available to buy, rent, or free via streaming with Amazon Prime. It gets a solid 7 out of 10!