RIP Anton Yelchin (1989-2016) - The great young actor best known for portraying Chekov in the current version of Star Trek (2009/2013/2016) died today at age 27 on a strange car accident. Born in Leningrado, Soviet Union, Yelchin’s career started in 2000, on several minor projects until he got noticed by Scott Hicks who cast him alongisde Anthony Hopkins in Stephen King’s adaptation Hearts in Atlantis (2001). From there, he appeared in more than 60 projects between films and TV shows such House of D (2004), Huff (2004-2006), Fierce People (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), New York, I Love You (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Like Crazy (2011), The Beaver (2011), You and I (2011), Fright Night (2011), Odd Thomas (2013), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Dying of the Light (2014), Experimenter (2015), and with five upcoming (already completed) projects, including the 3rd Star Trek installment. A brilliant, funny, and talented man that leaves us so soon and I’m gonna miss him so much.
The music that really moves me is music that’s written by people where there isn’t a lot of money and they’re really singing with just their voice and a guitar about their feelings and about their life. Their poetry is relatively simple, in the sense that it’s about their soul in jeopardy
Sufjan Stevens’ album announcement // Carrie & Lowell (Out 3.31.15 via Asthmatic Kitty)
It would appear that Sufjan Stevens is returning to some of the folk sounds of his roots in his new album, Carrie & Lowell. The album, named after his mother and step-father, drops at the end of March and promises to explore “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love.”. Yep, sounds like the kind of thing in which he’s best. Check out the album trailer above for a minute long sample of the haunting title track. This is one I’ll certainly be way excited to hear more from in the coming months.