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Why Hans Gruber is an easy bad guy to root for

As a film lover, I found Alan Rickman’s death very sad.  I realize now that I’m getting to the age where the actors featured in the “In Memoriam” bit at the Oscars are no longer MUCH older than I am, just “older.”  (Just for the record, Rickman was over 30 years older than I am.)  But I felt that I’d seen Rickman pretty much from the beginning of his film career.   1,159 more words


The Toy Chest: Die Hard

Hello, readers! I have decided to expand my toy blogging universe beyond my weekly Funko Friday series by providing a glimpse into the rest of my continually-growing cache of action figures and other collectibles. 499 more words


Cancer Takes Another: RIP Alan Rickman

British actor and director Alan Rickman has passed away at age 69. The family released a statement confirming the news, saying, “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. 25 more words


Flowers for Rima.

On Friday, nine and three quarters

erupted in full bloom.

And in Orlando Lily waited

outside the dungeon door.

Christmas was cancelled.

Metatron donned his wings. 47 more words


I am an exceptional thief...

To bastardise Oscar Wilde, losing one artistic hero is unfortunate, but losing two in the same week is careless. I’m still basking in the warm glow of so much superb music following  592 more words


A Tribute to Alan Rickman

Another legend has been taken from us and so soon after we lost David Bowie.  182 more words