Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Rutger Hauer, a staple in science fiction and fantasy, has died at the age of 75. As reported by Variety, the Dutch actor who starred alongside Harrison Ford in Blade Runner passed away after a short illness. Read More >>

Grumpy Cat Dies at 7 Years Old

Grumpy Cat has died from complications following a urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old. Read More >>

The Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, Has Died

It’s a sad day not just under the sea but everywhere as Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died at the age of 57. Read More >>

Stan Lee’s Spider-Man PS4 Cameo Is So Quintessentially Stan Lee

Stan Lee loved a good cameo. The legendary comics icon, who died yesterday at 95, got to sneak into so many movies based on heroes he’d helped bring to life over the past two decades – and even into some based on ones he didn’t. But maybe the one that best encapsulates Stan Lee as a creative is one of his most recent. Read More >>

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Legendary Creator Stan Lee, Who Changed Comics and Pop Culture Forever, Is Dead at 95

Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95. Read More >>

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RIP Gary Kurtz, One of the Fundamental Figures of Star Wars’ Early History

Gary Kurtz, the producer who helped shape the early years of Star Wars and eventually Empire Strikes Back, has passed away at the age of 78. Read More >>

The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture And Tron Has Passed Away

Frank Serafine, a respected sound engineer and composer with a wide-ranging career in film, has died at age 65. Read More >>

Looks Like the Kindle Voyage Has Reached the End of Its Journey

For a few years, the Voyage was Amazon’s flagship e-reader. While it was never cheap, its 300 PPI resolution and fantastic design often made it a better buy even after Amazon released the first Kindle Oasis in 2016. However, it seems time and the emergence of the second-generation Kindle Oasis have put an end to the Kindle Voyage’s run, because after supplies of Kindle Voyages dried up in the US, UK, and other major Amazon portals, it seems like the Voyage is being discontinued. Read More >>

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Klout’s Score Drops to Zero as It Announces Plans to Close Down

You probably haven’t experienced the crippling anxiety of thinking about increasing your Klout score in quite some time. As of May 25, you won’t have ever have to do it again. Read More >>

Oh My God, Kodak Is Going to Die, Isn’t It?

What have you done Kodak, what have you done? Earlier this month, the stalwart film company got into bed with the oh-so-tempting blockchain brigade, and its stock price dutifully shot up. With one day to go before its initial coin offering, more details have emerged about this unholy marriage, and it’s easy to believe that the reincarnated Kodak isn’t long for this world. Read More >>

Harry Dean Stanton’s Unmistakable Humanity Grounded Some of Film’s Best Moments

Carl Rodd, the owner of the Fat Trout Trailer Park in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, has a sign on his door. It reads: Do not wake before 9am under any circumstances. When two FBI agents defy those instructions, he’s understandably dazed and angry. In a movie full of surreal terror, it’s a perfect moment precisely because it’s so mundane. Read More >>

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Director Tobe Hooper Dies at 74

Tobe Hooper, the pioneering director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, died Saturday in Sherman Oaks, California. The circumstances of his death are not known at this time. Read More >>

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Apple Just Killed iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Two more members of the Apple family just got put in the ground. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has “officially discontinued” the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. Read More >>

RIP Deborah Watling, Doctor Who’s Victorian Heroine

Deborah Watling, best known to scifi fans as the second Doctor’s companion Victoria Waterfield in classic Doctor Who, has died at the age of 69 after a brief battle with cancer. Read More >>

RIP George Romero, the Man Behind the Modern Zombie

George Romero, the legendary filmmaker who changed the horror world forever with Night of the Living Dead and its sequels, has died of lung cancer at the age of 77. Read More >>