Month: September 2013

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

Ray

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 September     Birth of Ray Charles, 1930 On this day in 1930, Ray Charles was born. Six times married, the father of 12 children, Charles also found time to help create what is

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Zahary Baharov and Tanya Ilieva in Zift

Zift

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 September     The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence, 1908 On this day in 1908, Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria declared his country to be independent of the Ottoman empire and a full country in its

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Saoirse Ronan in Byzantium

23 September 2013-09-23

Out in the UK This Week   Byzantium (StudioCanal/cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Ah, the burden of being a vampire. It’s been done to death in the movies recently but Neil Jordan is at the helm here and knows how to spice things up. Here he adds a touch of the same

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Martin Freeman surrounded by dwarfs in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 September     Publication of The Hobbit, 1937 On this day in 1937, George Allen & Unwin first published a children’s story by John Ronald Ruel Tolkien, the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon

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Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

The Battle of the Sexes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 September     Billie Jean King plays Bobbie Riggs at tennis, 1973 On this day in 1973, a retired 55-year-old male tennis pro who had won Wimbledon in 1939 took on one of the

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Paul, George, Ringo and John in A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day’s Night

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 September     Brian Epstein born, 1934   On this day in 1934, Brian Epstein was born. Dead by the age of 32, the Liverpudlian who became famous as the manager of The Beatles

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 September     Tiffany and Co founded, 1837   On this day in 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and his partner Teddy Young opened a fancy goods and stationery shop in Lower Manhattan. Tiffany, Young

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James McAvoy as the deranged cop Bruce Robertson in Filth

Filth

      The last film I saw that had any Irvine Welsh involvement was The Magnificent 11, a comedy so peculiarly inept that I started to think it was deliberate, a tax write-off perhaps, or a spoof of depressing British comedies of the early 1970s, in which girls with

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Robert Pattinson gets his haircut in Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 September     Occupy Wall Street starts, 2011   On this day in 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement, unable to set up its protest against US financial institutions in its original two preferred

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Al Gore uses a scissor lift to make his point about a graph in An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 September     Signing of the Montreal Protocol, 1987   On this day in 1987, the Montreal Protocol in Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed. It was designed to eliminate from use

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