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Batman Star Michael Gough Passes Away, Aged 94.

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Christian

The veteran British actor, best known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin has sadly passed away…

This morning, the news broke that the veteran actor had passed away:

Gough had a long and varied career, although he’ll be best known among comic book fans for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the earlier Batman series of films.

His later roles included Alfred Pennyworth for director Tim Burton, including Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). He also reprised his role as Alfred in the 1994 BBC radio adaptation of Batman: Knightfall and in Joel Schumacher Batman films, Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997). Gough is one of only two actors to appear in the four Batman films (the other actor was Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon). He also briefly reprised his Alfred role in six 2001 television commercials for the OnStar automobile tracking system, informing Batman of the system’s installation in the Batmobile. [Wikipedia]

His third wife and close friend, Anneke Wills, said: “As his body was deteriorating this week, he said that he wanted to hang on for St Patrick

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Film Composer John Barry Now Living-Impaired

Posted on 31 January 2011 by mjones

Film-Composer, the legendary John Barry is no longer breathing air, reported USA today. Responsible for composing the scores of films such as Midnight Cowboy, Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa and 11 James Bond films, this is a man who’s music will live forever, even though he did not.

Pay your respects, and watch one of these films that he helped to make memorable in the extreme, and for once think very hard about how integral the music is to the theatrical experience.

John Barry Dead at 77

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VHS Hell: Xtro

Posted on 20 January 2011 by mjones

This episode on the new video series “VHS Hell with Matthew Jones” we look at XTRO, the best 1983 British Sci-Fi Movie to feature the eating of snakeeggs and face rape in a tentacle fashion ever! Unlike all those other 1983 British Sci-Fi Movies to feature the eating of snake eggs and face rape in a tentacle fashion, this one is enjoyable.

Making it all the more enjoyable is the excellent Boob-age provided by the simply delightful Maryam d’Abo (making her theatrical debut here), whom you might remember from The Living Daylights and ShootFighter.

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