Month: March 2014

Janet Montgomery and Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 April   April Fool’s Day In many countries, today is April Fool’s Day. It’s unclear where this day – nowadays often dedicated to the playing of practical jokes – has its origin, though there

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MPAA Not Rated Card

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 March   Motion Picture Code introduced, 1930 On this day in 1930, the Hollywood studios introduced a new code which laid out what was and was not acceptable in movies. It was a system

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Zac Efron about to pronounce the president dead in Parkland

Parkland

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 March   Ronald Reagan shot, 1981 On this day in 1981, after just over two months in office, President Ronald Reagan was shot outside the Washington Hilton. His would-be assassin was John Hinckley Jr,

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Slavoj Žižek in The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 March   First batch of Coca Cola made, 1886 On this day in 1886, Colonel John Pemberton made his first batch of Coca-Cola. It was a non-alcoholic version of his popular Pemberton’s French Wine

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Errol Flynn in lancer's helmet in The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 March   Crimean War escalates, 1854 On this day in 1854, Britain and France declared war against Russia. Russia and the Ottoman Empire had been at war since October the previous year, when conflict

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Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen in Casino Royale

James Bond’s Testicles

    Have you ever noticed how James Bond is always getting his balls interfered with? The world’s most virile spy is so replete with testosterone that women want to get their hands on them and can’t help but fall into bed with him. Men, on the other hand, feel

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Donald Pleasence does the scary in Wake in Fright

31 March 2014-03-31

Out in the UK this week   Klown (Arrow, cert 18, DVD) Spun off from a taboo-baiting Danish TV series of the same name, this comedy sends a couple of mismatched buddies on a road trip, bromance style, with a 12 year old boy in tow. What this dim bulb

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Mulberry Street zombie

Mulberry St

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 March   Typhoid Mary quarantined, 1915 On this day in 1915, Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second and final time. A carrier of typhoid who remained healthy herself, Mallon’s career as an itinerant

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Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry

Die Another Day

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 March   AE Housman born, 1859 On this day in 1859, Alfred Edward Housman was born, in Bromsgrove, UK. Most famous for his poetry cycle The Shropshire Lad, Housman was the son of a

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Julie Christie in Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 March   The founding of Venice, AD421 On this day in the year AD421, Venice was founded. Sited on 118 islands in a lagoon between the mouths of the rivers Po and Piave, Venice

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