Month: March 2014

Patrick Riester in Computer Chess

Computer Chess

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 March   Bobby Fischer born, 1943 On this day in 1943, the future chess grandmaster Robert James Fischer was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of a communist teacher and of either the

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Hiccup rides Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 March   Raymonde de Laroche is first woman with a pilot’s licence, 1910 On this day in 1910, Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman in the world to receive a pilot’s licence. The

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Oprah and Forest Whitaker

The Butler

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 March   Police attack Alabama marchers, 1965 On this day in 1965, a day that subsequently became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers attacked civil rights demonstrators outside the town of Selma, Alabama. Between

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Jeremy Irons in Margin Call

Margin Call

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 March   Alan Greenspan born, 1926 On this day in 1926, the economist Alan Greenspan was born in New York City. His father was a stockbroker and analyst but Alan initially seemed to be

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Paul Brannigan in The Angels' Share

The Angels’ Share

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 March   The Proclaimers born, 1962 On this day in 1962, the brothers Charlie and Craig Reid were born in Leith, Scotland. Later known as The Proclaimers, the identical twins were in a string

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Sandra Bullock in Gravity

3 March 2014-03-02

Out in the UK This Week     Gravity (Warner, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD/Download) By now you will already know whether the Oscar-winning Gravity is the sort of film you want to watch, or watch again. It’s had so much publicity and so many reviews that there’s no point adding anything.

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Melissa George in Triangle

Triangle

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 March     The USS Cyclops disappears, 1918 On this day in 1918, the USS Cyclops disappeared at sea, with a loss of 306 crew and passengers. It remains the single largest naval disaster

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Woody Harrelson in Rampart

Rampart

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 March     Rodney King beating caught on camera, 1991 On this day in 1991, one of the inaugural events of the age of citizen journalism occurred after paroled felon Rodney King was stopped

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Tommy Rettig in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 March     Dr Seuss born, 1904 On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, author and illustrator, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He started to sign himself Seuss (his mother’s maiden name) while at

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