Month: December 2013

Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska in Ida

Ida

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 December     Beethoven debuts 5th Symphony, 1808 On this day in 1808, the composer Ludwig van Beethoven debuted his most famous work, the 5th Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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The wicker man in The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 December     The Southern Solstice Today is the Southern solstice. If you are in the northern hemisphere, it marks the point at which the sun rises least above the horizon. If you are

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Steve Jobs The Lost Interview

Steve Jobs The Lost Interview

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 December     NeXT merges with Apple, 1996 On this day in 1996, Apple Computer Inc agreed a deal with Next Computer Inc to buy Next for $429 million, plus 1.5 million Apple shares.

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Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 December     Birth of Leonid Brezhnev, 1906 On this day in 1906, the very last old-school leader of the USSR was born. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was born into Tsarist Russia, the son of

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Taraneh Alidoosti in Fireworks Wednesday

Fireworks Wednesday

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 December     Islamic Development Bank founded, 1973 On this day in 1973, finance ministers meeting at the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now called the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) set up the Islamic

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Will Ferrell and James Caan in Elf

Elf

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 December     Saturnalia first celebrated, 497BC On this day in 497BC, the Romans consecrated the new Temple of Saturn and celebrated the feast of Saturnalia for the first time. Saturn was believed to

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Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 December     Henry VI of England crowned king of France, 1431 On this day in 1431, Henry VI of England was crowned king of France. Born in 1421, Henry of Windsor had become

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Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter and Jason Sudeikis in We're the Millers

16 December 2013-12-16

Out in the UK this week       We’re the Millers (Warner, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Having turned up in small roles in good films (say, Friends with Money), in big roles in bad films (The Bounty Hunter), Jennifer Aniston finally makes a film in which she is a star

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Jodie Whittaker and Peter O'Toole in Venus

Venus

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 December     Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 lands on Venus, 1970 On this day in 1970, the Soviet Union landed a spacecraft on Venus. The Venera 7 had been launched from Earth on 17

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Donald Holden in George Washington

George Washington

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 December     George Washington dies, 1799 On this day in 1799, George Washington died. George Washington was the first president of the USA, a commander in chief of the army in the war

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