Month: March 2014

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Black Swan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 March   Rudolf Nureyev born, 1938 Today in 1938, Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was born, on a train near Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Union. The son of a Red Army political commissar, he grew up in

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Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna in Rudo y Cursi

Rudo y Cursi

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 March   The Wanderers FC win first FA Cup, 1872 Today in 1872, the London football club Wanderers won the first football association cup, the oldest football competition in the world. It was the

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Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in The Counselor

17 March 2014-03-17

Out in the UK This Week     The Counsellor (Fox, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) A scene early on in Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy’s film about a high-flying attorney (Michael Fassbender) who decides to take a walk on the wild side has the counsellor locked in the office of an

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Jodie Foster in Contact

Contact

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 March   World Contact Day Today is World Contact Day. It was declared as such by the International Flying Saucer Bureau in 1953. Since then it has used annually as an opportunity for all

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Michael Emil and Theresa Russell in Insignificance

Insignificance

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 March   Albert Einstein born, 1879 On this day in 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany, to Hermann and Pauline Einstein. His father was an engineer who founded his own company selling

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Ben Foster, The Messenger

The Messenger

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 March   Henry Shrapnel dies, 1842 On this day in 1842, Major General Henry Shrapnel, British army officer, died aged 80, at his home, Peartree House, Southampton, UK. It was he who is supposed

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Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace in Lovelace

Lovelace

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 March   Ron Jeremy born, 1953 On this day in 1953, the porn star Ronald Jeremy Hyatt was born, in Queens, New York, to a physicist father and a book editor mother. He studied

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Adrien Brody as Wladislaw Szpilman in The Piano

The Pianist

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 March   Roman Polanski charged with rape, 1977 On this day in 1977, the film director Roman Polanski was arrested on a charge of rape by use of drug. He was also charged with

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Alice Englert and Iain De Caestecker in In Fear

10 March 2014-03-10

Out in the UK this week     In Fear (StudioCanal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) In Fear is a great little movie with a cast of two for most of it, Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert as a couple who barely know each other but are now off to a

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A computer simulation of one of the hijacked planes hitting the Pentagon

Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 March   Osama bin Laden born, 1957 On this day in 1957, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to the construction billionaire Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden

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