Month: September 2013

Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3

9 September 2013-09-09

Out in the UK this week   Iron Man 3 (Disney, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD/VOD) Drawing a veil over the fact that Avengers Assemble was in effect Iron Man 3, the official Iron Man 3 arrives with Jon Favreau bumped from directing duties and Shane Black in the writing/directing chair. Black

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Gerard Butler and Idris Elba in RocknRolla


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     06 September     Idris Elba born, 1972 On this day in 1972, Eve Elba gave birth to Idrissa Akuna Elba, who shortened his name to Idris after starting school in London’s Canning Town. A big

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August Diehl and Lena Lauzemis in If Not Us, Who

If Not Us, Who

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 September     Kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer, 1977 On this day in 1977, the West German businessman Hanns-Martin Schleyer – a former SS officer who had risen to post-war prominence in the country’s employers organisation

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Thom Anderson's Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

    A movie for every day of the year – a good one     04 September     Founding of Los Angeles, 1781 On this day in 1781 a group of 44 people (plus four soldiers) known as the Pobladores founded the “city” of Los Angeles, or as it

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Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the pits


      Is Rush – about the rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt – Ron Howard’s best film yet? After those terrible Da Vinci Code films recently, made for who knows what favour to the studio, this might not seem like much of a claim.

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Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine and Anthony Hopkins as Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

      A movie for every day of the year – a good one     03 September     Richard I of England crowned at Westminster, 1189 On this day in 1189 one of the most famous English kings was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London. Known as the

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Peter Finch delivers his "mad as hell speech in Network


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     02 September     50th Anniversary of CBS Evening News   On this day in 1963 CBS’s flagship news show – broadcast since 1948 – assumed the title CBS Evening News. At which point it became US network

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