Saturday, January 21, 2017

But I Digress... My What Big Teeth You Have

By Cat


This week, I couldn’t resist spotlighting something with big pointy teeth! 

Whoever said Facebook isn’t good for anything but memes, food pics, and internet arguments needs to check themselves. I apparently subscribe to the interesting corners of the interwebs, because a few days ago a story from ihorror.com snagged my attention and sent me into a geeky squee-fest.

Jason Statham (Wild Card, Spy, Mechanic: Resurrection) is starring in a megalodon movie. 

Move over Jaws (1975), this has my attention.



What movie, you ask? The title is simply MEG – but there’s going to be little simple about it. Set for a March, 2018 release by Warner Brothers Pictures, this is going to be mega. (Yes, I did that.) With a budget of roughly $150 million and a high-grossing action badass, there’s a recipe for success there. That’s before you take into account the rest of the well-known cast. I’ll get to that in a bit. It’s not a guarantee, of course. We have seen plenty of big-budget flops in the past – but I hold out hope.

Statham’s character is both deep sea diver and paleontologist, and on a collision course with a prehistoric monster in the deepest trench in the Pacific Ocean. With Statham’s swimming background and action-movie repertoire; I am praying for a hole-in-one.

Jon Turteltaub (Jericho, National Treasure, The Sorcerer's Apprentice) is at the direction helm of this movie. The film also features a well-known cast including Bingbing Li (The Forbidden Kingdom, Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Masi Oka (Jobs, Heroes Reborn, Hawaii Five-0), Rainn Wilson (The Office, Cooties, Backstrom), and Cliff Curtis (10,000 BC, Columbiana, Fear the Walking Dead).

The film is an adaptation from the international bestseller MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten (The Shark Is Still Working, Jurassic Fight Club, Monsterquest), whom also worked on the screenplay for the movie.


Alten’s series is comprised of five books, currently. If this one does well; who knows, we might see a film franchise spawn. I’ll be honest that I haven’t read these books. That will be corrected, however. I have been a shark fanatic since I was little, and can’t believe I missed these. MEG was first published in 1997 and has been released recently as a special hardback 20th anniversary edition. 

For any whom might be asking themselves what a megalodon is, I have your answer. It is only the largest shark that has ever lived. Carcharodon megalodon was the nightmare of the Cenozoic era. They grew to be nearly 60ft long, and weighed upwards of 13 tons. Baby megalodons were about the size of modern day great whites. Babies.

Just for some perspective, picture the mosasaurus from Jurassic World (2015) – you know, the giant aquatic reptile that chomped a great white in the trailers? Megalodon put the size of that beast to shame. Those reptiles of the ancient deep topped out at about 50ft. Hollywood roughly doubled its size for the sake of the movie – but picture a shark in scale that was 10ft longer than that monster and with teeth seven to ten inches long.

Left: Fossil reconstructive specialist, Dr. Jeremiah Clifford, holding jaw of large great white shark. Photo by Louie Psihoyos, Corbis Right: Megalodon tooth in comparison with great white teeth, scale in cm.
When I was in third grade, my dad found some fossilized shark teeth while working on a construction site on the East coast. I brought those huge teeth to a museum for identification, and they turned out to be none other than megalodon teeth. I have been fascinated with sharks ever since. 
My shark teeth fossils.
Alten promised in his recent interview that this movie will keep you at the edge of your seat.  I don’t want to wait a year. I want to watch it now! Though, considering this project has changed hands through development hell since 1997, I suppose a year isn’t that long. 

Keep your eyes peeled for this one, and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Bonus!: The following is a promotional trailer released for the special 20-year-anniversary edition of Alten's first book. Please note this is not the movie trailer. No actual film footage has been released at this time. Trailers circulating YouTube are either book promos or fan-made, claiming to be official.
If you'd like more information on the megalodon, check out the Discovery page dedicated to them here. If you would like to see more cast or production information about the movie MEG, you can find it on IMDb here

But I Digress... is a new weekly column for trustthedice.com that can't be pinned down to just one thing. It's Cat's celebration of tangents, random references, and general fan geekdom that both intertwines with, revolves around, and diverges from our movie-review core. In homage to the beloved Brit comedians, we want to bring you something completely different!

Friday, January 20, 2017

I, Me aur Main (2013) - Foreign Film Friday


Number Rolled: 19
Movie Name/Year: I, Me aur Main (2013)
Tagline: None
Genre: Bollywood, Comedy
Length: 98 minutes
Rating: TV-PG
Production Companies: Only Distribution companies listed
Producer: Goldie Behl, Shrishti Behl, Sada Bhuvad, Niraj Kothari, Sanjeev Lamba, Anup Poddar
Director: Kapil Sharma
Writer: Devika Bhagat
Actors: John Abraham, Chitrangda Singh, Prachi Desai, Mini Mathur, Zarina Wahab, Sheena Shahabadi, Mukul Chadda, Raima Sen, Krish Chatterji, Arlette Evita Grao, Deepti Gujral, Sai Gundewar, Micky Makhija, Errol Peter Marks, Prianca Sharma, Amar Talwar
Stunt Doubles: N/A

Languages
Speech Available: Hindi
Subtitles Available: English, Spanish

Blurb from Netflix: A narcissistic music producer who has been indulged by the women in his life must finally grow up and take responsibility for his ne’er-do-well ways.

Selina’s Point of View:
In foreign films the biggest hurdle is usually the cultural differences. Happy endings in one country are not necessarily happy endings for others. Morality and ethics differ from culture to culture. Some value love highest while others value responsibility highest.

That being said, I was actually incredibly surprised that there was really a complete lack of cultural difference between a romantic comedy that would be made here and I, Me aur Main. In fact, it followed a recipe that I was almost certain only applied to American cinema. I’ve seen foreign romantic comedies before and they usually have much different recipes they follow.

There was so little cultural difference here that parts of the film were actually in English.


I’ll be honest, I wasn’t fond of the language swapping. I’d be reading the subtitles, then start listening to the English being spoken, then not return to the subtitles quickly enough to see what the next Hindi line meant. It was a little on the annoying side. I did get used to it after a bit and managed to just stick to the subtitles, but still.

I did find it incredibly amusing that whenever they said “shit” in the film the subtitles actually said “darn.” What was up with that?

As far as a recipe film goes, this one was fine. There was nothing overly spectacular about it, but it did make the plot its own.

The main actor was charming enough to keep his character’s narcissistic tendencies just the correct side of unbearable. John Abraham (Shootout at Wadala, Rocky Handsome, New York) managed to keep Ishaan relatable enough for the audience to sympathize with him instead of taking joy in his failures. I was also completely enamored by Prachi Desai (Azhar, Life Partner, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai). Her portrayal of Gauri was absolutely adorable and fun to watch. The chemistry between her and Abraham was off the charts.

I haven’t seen much in the way of Bollywood films. I heard that they were all really over the top, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was easy to follow.

It was a perfectly adequate film. I’d actually sit through it again. Even without the subtitles I’m pretty sure I’d be able to keep up.


Cat’s Point of View:
I’m going to be honest – when we rolled this movie for Foreign Film Friday, I inwardly groaned. The description made it sound like some sort of romantic drama. Of course, I try not to ‘pre-game’ by looking up movies on IMDb before watching, if I haven’t seen them before. So when the comedic and musical elements came into play it was a surprise.

This movie had to be nearly the complete opposite of the last film we watched hailing from this region of the world. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. My reaction to the film was pleasantly unexpected.

So I mentioned last time about feeling like I missed something because there was no translation available for the background music. That is not a problem in this movie. I will admit that keeping track of the subtitles between the musical score, the speaking, and watching the story unfold visually was sometimes a challenge.

I have one beef with the subtitles, though. It’s a big one. I absolutely can’t stand when someone translating takes liberties with what they’re conveying. Now, in this case – the most noticeable of the discrepancies occurred with profanity. They said ‘shit.’ The subtitles did not. So is this some sort of censoring going on? Did that happen to maintain the “TV-PG” rating that Netflix proclaims? The language of the characters is sprinkled with English, so it’s not like I heard the Hindi word and knew it was misrepresented. It was English plain as day. That wasn’t the only instance.

I guess that’s a risk you take with subtitles.


Bollywood movies are fun and engaging as the song and dance numbers work their way into the plot. The movements are so intricate and high energy. This movie didn’t go 100% into that genre as it’s usually represented. My primary reference for such is the movie Bride and Prejudice (2004). I absolutely love that movie. I digress. I’ve been told it’s a good example. Given that the main character is a music producer, I think they incorporated those elements in a savvy way.

I enjoyed the strong female characters portrayed and the story was pretty good. Sure, it was a bit predictable and I wouldn’t put it up for award contention – but is that really why we watch movies like this?

Adorable dimples. That’s why. No, wait. Fun. The message in the movie didn’t take away from its enjoy-ability, and it was entertaining. I wouldn’t mind watching this one again – and can’t wait to see what the dice gives us next week.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 13%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 2/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 3/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score3.5/5

P.S. There is a music video during the credits.

Movie Trailer:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)


Number Rolled: 58
Movie Name/Year: The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Tagline: Why so angry?
Genre: Family
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: PG
Production Companies: Rovio Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures, 
Producer: John Cohen, Mikael Hed, David Maisel, Kimberley Gray Rozner, Catherine Winder, Julie Zackary
Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Writer: John Cohen, Mikael Hed, Mikko Polla, Jon Vitti
Actors: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla, Jillian Bell, Billy Eichner, Danielle Brooks, Blake Shelton, Charli XCX, Romeo Santos, Cristela Alonzo, Alex Borstein, Ali Wong
Stunt Doubles: N/A

Languages
Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English, Spanish

Blurb from Netflix: Sentenced to anger management class, grumpy Red becomes a hero who trains his fellow birds to unleash their inner fury when pigs invade their island.

Selina’s Point of View:
The Angry Birds Movie was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. It was cute, filled with references, and a little cheesy.

Although I wouldn’t put it in the same class as some of the other animated films we’ve seen recently, like Home (2015) and Minions (2015), I still found it rather enjoyable. There was plenty for the kids to get excited about, but enough references meant for adults that it wouldn’t be overly boring for parents to watch with them.


Sure, most of the laughter it got from me was that minor, half-snicker that occurs when something is amusing but not quite hilarious. Still, the cuteness factor was pretty much through the roof and made up for it.

I’m not going to go into the voice acting because, well, you see the cast list. It’s not necessary to go into it. A bunch of professionals worked on this film.

All-in-all, I’d recommend this movie to families with kids or adults that are fans of the game.

Cat’s Point of View:
In the days before my daughter had her own Kindle (and disappeared into it), I tried so very hard not to get into the whole Angry Birds thing. I’m not exactly sure why (aside from the time vacuum). I’m not really one to talk, though – but that’s beside the point at the moment. While visiting relatives for Thanksgiving a few years ago, someone let the kiddo use their phone to play.

I very soon became acquainted with the furious feathered fliers.

For those that haven’t played (I know there are a few holdouts out there), this movie answers the burning question most have when first encountering this franchise. Why are the birds angry?


The movie is funny and full of all sorts of tidbits that are Easter-egg-like nods to pop culture, the Angry Birds games, and cast trivia. Speaking of the cast, there are some heavy-hitters of Hollywood’s comedian crowd as well as some old-school actors. Watch it and guess which role Sean Penn (Milk, The Tree of Life, Gangster Squad) has – without looking it up on IMDb!

The PG rating doesn’t seem too heavy handed. Very small kids might be disturbed by some of the events in the core plot, but there isn’t a lot of language or anything like that. Overall, I’d say this is a great family night movie!

I would definitely recommend this and would watch it again. This was, after all, my third viewing! We are a family of moviephiles. What can I say?

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 47%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 4/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 4/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score4/5

P.S. There’s some stuff during the start of the credits – a very Shrek (2001) like dance number – and another scene after that.

Movie Trailer:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mine Games (2012)


Number Rolled: 98
Movie Name/Year: Mine Games (2012)
Tagline: The deeper you go, the darker it gets.
Genre: Horror
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: NR
Production Companies: Vitamin A Films, Backlot Post Melbourne, Yellow Brick Films
Producer: Sylvia Dambrosio, Michele Davis-Gray, Mike Gillespie, Gemma Godfrey, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Peter D. Graves, Richard Gray, Christine Holder, Mark Holder, Jamie Houge, Robert Jones, Virginia Kay, Christopher Kikis, Christopher Lemole, Raffaele Lopriore, Vanessa McMahon, Bryce Menzies, Benton Morris, Warren Ostergard, William Rosenfeld, Joseph Trichilo
Director: Richard Gray
Writer: Robert Cross, Michele Davis-Gray, Richard Gray, Ross McQueen
Actors: Joseph Cross, Birana Evigan, Rafi Gavron, Julianna Guill, Alex Meraz, Diane Duca, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Da Costa, Michael Guillod, Lindsay Lamb, Duane Loken
Stunt Doubles: Tim Henderson, Chris Nielsen

Languages
Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English

Blurb from Netflix: When a group of friends fine a remote abandoned mine and decide to explore, their excitement turns to fear as they’re haunted by a mysterious force.

Selina’s Point of View:
This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. In fact, it wasn’t anywhere near what expected. That didn’t mean it was unique. It was just exactly what I would have expected from a different type of film. What that means is that the lazy storytelling was marketed incorrectly. I don’t know which part bothers me more.

I’ll be clear. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t even close. Then again, I’ve seen a fuck-load of crap in my day. It was simply on the low side of mediocre.


I can tolerate recipe films. Especially if there’s something remarkable about them. The problem with Mine Games is that there really isn’t anything that made the recipe special for it. I can’t really explain which recipe I’m talking about without giving spoilers, however. Of course, about ten minutes into the film you’d probably be able to guess how it ends… but we still don’t like giving spoilers here at Trust the Dice.

It might be acceptable background noise or something, but don’t bother watching it for the actual story.

Cat’s Point of View:
This one’s a tough call. I’ve been sitting here, for what has felt like forever, trying to figure out what I should say about this movie. I’m conflicted about how much I actually enjoyed it.

On one hand, it fell prey to a few of the standard horror tropes. The film did, however, seem to try something different – and managed to do a decent job of it. I’ve still got questions as to what was actually happening. I usually say that’s a good thing. Movies that make you think and leave you scratching your head afterwards have done their job, right?

The cast was a mixed bag. There were relatively unknowns and also familiar faces. Ethan Peck (Twelve, In Time, Eden) was a little stiff, but I think that was part of his character – thumbs up there. Briana Evigan (S. Darko, Sorority Row, The Devil's Carnival) is usually a pleasure to watch. I loved her in the dance movies she’s been in. Here, I bought her performance…for the most part. Joseph Cross (Running With Scissors, Milk, Lincoln) sold me on his role, even though I just seem to be missing something where the plot is concerned.


Unfortunately, Rebecca Da Costa (Trick of the Witch, Breaking at the Edge, The Bag Man) fell a bit flat to me. I didn’t really get into her part in the story. There was a bit of a disconnect for me there, and it took away from my overall suspension of disbelief.

This is one of those movies that I think you’d have to watch again to try and catch little details that might fill in the gaps for what might’ve been missed the first time around.

Do I want to watch it again, though? That’s the question I’m not sure I have an answer to.

If someone asked me what I thought of the movie, and whether or not I’d recommend it – I’d likely say it was ok, and they should see for themselves.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 26%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 4/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 3/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

The Random Rating: R

P.S. A different name for the film appears on the title screen of the movie.

Movie Trailer:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

In Memoriam, 2016: Part 2 (D-H)

By: Selina


Dan Haggerty


Age: 73
Date of Death: January 15
Cause of Death: Spinal Cancer
Occupation: Actor, Crew, Producer, Art Department, Set Director
Number of IMDb Credits: 98
First IMDb Credit: "Muscle Beach Party" Actor (1964)
Last IMDb Credit: "The Untold Story" Actor, Thanks - Dedicatee (2017)


Daniel Gerson


Age: 73
Date of Death: February 6
Cause of Death: Brain Cancer
Occupation: Writer, Crew, Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 23
First IMDb Credit: "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" Writer (1997)
Last IMDb Credit: "The 88th Annual Academy Awards" Memorial Tribute (2016)


Darwyn Cooke


Age: 53
Date of Death: May 14
Cause of Death: Cancer
Occupation: Animation Department, Art Department, Writer, Director, Crew, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 21
First IMDb Credit: "Superman" Character Designer (1998)
Last IMDb Credit: "Cartoon Superheroes Abridged" Graphic Novel Writer (2015)


David Bowie


Age: 69
Date of Death: January 10
Cause of Death: Liver Cancer
Occupation: Soundtrack, Actor, Composer, Music Department, Producer, Writer, Director, Crew, Sound Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 937
First IMDb Credit: "Zombified 3D" Soundtrack Lyrics/Music/Performer (2018)
Last IMDb Credit: "Ready, Steady, Go!" Himself - as Davy Jones & the King Bees (1964)


David Huddleston


Age: 85
Date of Death: August 2
Cause of Death: Heart and Kidney Disease
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 155
First IMDb Credit: "Shotgun Slade" Actor (1960)
Last IMDb Credit: "Locker 13" Actor (2014)


David Margulies


Age: 78
Date of Death: January 11
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 88
First IMDb Credit: "Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers" Actor (1972)
Last IMDb Credit: "Adam Bloom" Actor (2016)



Debbie Reynolds


Age: 84
Date of Death: December 28
Cause of Death: Stroke
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 374
First IMDb Credit: "June Bride" Actor (1948)
Last IMDb Credit: "Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age" Herself (2017)


Denise “Vanity” Matthews


Age: 57
Date of Death: February 15
Cause of Death: Renal Failure
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack
Number of IMDb Credits: 42
First IMDb Credit: "Klondike Fever" Actor (1980)
Last IMDb Credit: "VH-1 Where Are They Now?" Herself (2002)


Don Calfa


Age: 76
Date of Death: December 1
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 98
First IMDb Credit: "No More Excuses" Actor (1968)
Last IMDb Credit: "Sharkskin" Actor (2015)


Donald E. Thorin


Age: 81
Date of Death: February 9
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Cinamatographer, Camera Department, Assistant Director
Number of IMDb Credits: 55
First IMDb Credit: "The Young Lions" Second Assistant Camera (1958)
Last IMDb Credit: "Purple Rain: Backstage Pass" Special Thanks (2004)


Doris Roberts


Age: 90
Date of Death: April 17
Cause of Death: Stroke
Occupation: Actor, Director, Soundtrack
Number of IMDb Credits: 268
First IMDb Credit: "Starlight Theatre" Actor (1951)
Last IMDb Credit: "Zizi and Honeyboy" Actor (2017)


Douglas Slocombe


Age: 103
Date of Death: February 22
Cause of Death: Complications following a fall
Occupation: Cinematographer, Camera Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 99
First IMDb Credit: "Lights Out in Europe" Cinematographer (1940)
Last IMDb Credit: "Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies" Dedicatee (2016)


Earl Hamner Jr.


Age: 92
Date of Death: March 24
Cause of Death: Cancer
Occupation: Writer, Producer, Actor, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 75
First IMDb Credit: "The Kate Smith Hour" Writer (1953)
Last IMDb Credit: "Earl Hamner Storyteller" Himself (2015)


Edward Albee


Age: 88
Date of Death: September 16
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Writer, Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 64
First IMDb Credit: "ITV Television Playhouse" Writer (1961)
Last IMDb Credit: "Marian" Himself (2016)


Erik Bauersfeld


Age: 93
Date of Death: April 3
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 9
First IMDb Credit: "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" Voice Actor (1983)
Last IMDb Credit: "My Saga" Himself (2016)



Florence Henderson


Age: 82
Date of Death: November 24
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 299
First IMDb Credit: "General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein" Soundtrack Performer (1954)
Last IMDb Credit: "Grandmothers Murder Club" Actor (2017)


Frank Finlay


Age: 89
Date of Death: January 30
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 161
First IMDb Credit: "The Secrets of the Prairie" Actor (1956)
Last IMDb Credit: "Carlsen's Curse with Steve Railsback" Archive Footage (2013)


Frank Kelly


Age: 77
Date of Death: February 28
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Music Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 57
First IMDb Credit: "Wanderly Wagon" Actor (1968)
Last IMDb Credit: "69 and Dead" Actor (2015)


Frank Sinatra Jr.


Age: 72
Date of Death: March 16
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Music Department, Writer, Composer
Number of IMDb Credits: 89
First IMDb Credit: "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" Himself (1955)
Last IMDb Credit: "Family Guy" Actor, In Loving Memory Of (2016)


Fritz Weaver


Age: 90
Date of Death: November 26
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 153
First IMDb Credit: "Studio One in Hollywood" Actor (1957)
Last IMDb Credit: "The Congressman" Actor (2016)


Fyvush Finkel


Age: 93
Date of Death: August 14
Cause of Death: Heart Problems
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 48
First IMDb Credit: "Monticello, Here We Come" Actor (1950)
Last IMDb Credit: "Game Day" Actor (2017)


Gareth Thomas


Age: 71
Date of Death: April 13
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 101
First IMDb Credit: "Romeo and Juliet" Actor (1965)
Last IMDb Credit: "70s: The Best of Bad TV" Himself (2015)


Garry Shandling


Age: 66
Date of Death: March 24
Cause of Death: Blood clot in lungs following deep vein thrombosis in legs.
Occupation: Writer, Actor, Producer, Soundtrack, Director
Number of IMDb Credits: 181
First IMDb Credit: "Sanford and Son" Writer (1975-1976)
Last IMDb Credit: "The Jungle Book" Actor (2016)


Gary Glasberg


Age: 50
Date of Death: September 28
Cause of Death: Unknown
Occupation: Producer, Writer, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 56
First IMDb Credit: "Rugrats" Writer (1992)
Last IMDb Credit: "NCIS: New Orleans" Producer, Writer (2014-2017)


Gary Marshall


Age: 81
Date of Death: July 19
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Writer, Producer, Actor, Director, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 329
First IMDb Credit: "The Jack Paar Tonight Show" Writer (1960)
Last IMDb Credit: "Mother's Day" Writer, Director (2016)


Gato Barbieri


Age: 83
Date of Death: April 2
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department, Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 40
First IMDb Credit: "La Patota" Actor (1960)
Last IMDb Credit: "Na Boca da Noite" Composer (2016)


Gene Wilder


Age: 83
Date of Death: August 29
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's Disease
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer, Director, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 151
First IMDb Credit: "Play of the Week" Actor (1961)
Last IMDb Credit: "Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" Himself (2016)


George Alexandru


Age: 58
Date of Death: January 1
Cause of Death: Complications of surgery
Occupation: Actor, Music Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 44
First IMDb Credit: "Ecaterina Teodoroiu" Actor (1978)
Last IMDb Credit: "The Escape" Actor (2013)


George Gaynes


Age: 98
Date of Death: February 15
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Director
Number of IMDb Credits: 113
First IMDb Credit: "NBC Television Opera Theatre" Actor (1955)
Last IMDb Credit: "Vedro" In Memory Of (2016)


George S. Irving


Age: 94
Date of Death: December 26
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack
Number of IMDb Credits: 45
First IMDb Credit: "The Goldbergs" Actor (1955)
Last IMDb Credit: "Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age" Himself (2017)



George Kennedy


Age: 91
Date of Death: February 28
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Occupation: Actor, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 237
First IMDb Credit: "The Phil Silvers Show" Actor, Technical Advisor (1956-1959)
Last IMDb Credit: "2016: We Remember Part One" Archive Footage (2016)


George Martin, Sir


Age: 90
Date of Death: March 8
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Soundtrack, Music Department, Composer, Actor, Producer
Number of IMDb Credits: 145
First IMDb Credit: "Smiley" Soundtrack Producer (1956)
Last IMDb Credit: "Good Girls Revolt" Soundtrack Performer (2016)


George Michael


Age: 53
Date of Death: December 25
Cause of Death: Presumably Heart Failure
Occupation: Soundtrack, Composer, Producer, Director, Actor, Music Department, Writer, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 364
First IMDb Credit: "New American Bandstand 1965" Himself (1983)
Last IMDb Credit: "Sound it Out: The Untitled LGBTQIA Music Documentary" Himself (2017)


Glenn Frey


Age: 67
Date of Death: January 18
Cause of Death: Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Occupation: Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department, Sound Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 140
First IMDb Credit: "Evening of An Exchange" Soundtrack Writer (1972)
Last IMDb Credit: "Good Morning Britain" Soundtrack Performer (2016)


Greg Lake


Age: 69
Date of Death: December 7
Cause of Death: Cancer
Occupation: Soundtrack, Sound Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 64
First IMDb Credit: "Beat-Club" Himself as Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970)
Last IMDb Credit: "2016: We Remember Part Two" Archive Footage (2016)


Guy Hamilton


Age: 93
Date of Death: April 20
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Director, Assistant Director, Writer, Crew, Actor, Art Department
Number of IMDb Credits: 69
First IMDb Credit: "I Became a Criminal" Assistant Director (1947)
Last IMDb Credit: "2016: We Remember Part Two" Archive Footage (2016)


Harper Lee


Age: 89
Date of Death: February 19
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Writer, Producer, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 6
First IMDb Credit: "To Kill a Mockingbird" Writer, Producer (1962)
Last IMDb Credit: "PBS NewsHour" Herself (2016)


Harry Fujiwara (Mr. Fuji)


Age: 82
Date of Death: August 28
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor
Number of IMDb Credits: 118
First IMDb Credit: "Wrestling at the Chase" Actor (1984)
Last IMDb Credit: "WWE Raw" In Memoriam (2016)


Hugh O’Brian


Age: 91
Date of Death: September 5
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Crew
Number of IMDb Credits: 191
First IMDb Credit: "Kidnapped" Actor (1948)
Last IMDb Credit: "A Camp Life" Very Special Thanks (2017)