Category: Action

Andy Serkis (possibly) and James Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one       12 July     Julius Caesar born, 100BC Most people have some inkling about the death of Julius Caesar – “et tu, Brute” etc – but he was born too, so it seems. In

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Son Ye-jin and Sol Kyung-gu make their escape in The Tower

The Tower

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 July   London burns, 1212 Ask any British schoolkid about the Great Fire of London and 1666 is the date they have ready before the question has even been finished. But if you’d asked

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Ekaterina Astakhova and Nikita Efremov on the set of The Bomber

The Bomber

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 July   SOS adopted, 1908 On this day in 1908, the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention became effective. It made standard the Morse code distress signal of three dits, three dahs, three dits, which had

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Josh Brolin in Oldboy

Oldboy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 June   iPhone launched, 2007 On this day in 2007, Apple launched the first version of the iPhone. Until then, mobile or cell phones had been phones first, with a range of other capabilities

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Timothy Olyphant in Hitman

Hitman

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 June   First barcode scanned, 1974 On this day in 1974, a packet of Wrigley’s chewing gum became the first product to be scanned by a barcode reader for commercial purposes. The so-called Universal

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Emily Browning as Baby Doll in Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 June   The Beatles’ Yesterday and Today Butcher cover, 1966 On this day in 1966, the Beatles released their eleventh US release, Yesterday and Today, a compilation of tracks from the three most recent

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Andy Lau in Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one 4 June   Tiananmen Square Massacre, 1989 On this day in the 1989, one of the most recognisable images of recent decades flashed around the world as Type 59 tanks marched in single file through Tiananmen Square

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Louise Bourgoin in The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 May   Ramesses II becomes pharaoh of Egypt, 1279BC On this day in 1279BC, the king often called Ramesses (or Rameses, or Ramses) the Great, became pharaoh of Egypt. Known as Ozymandias by the

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Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean in Black Death

Black Death

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 May   Bubonic plague breaks out in California, 1907 On this day in 1907, bubonic plague broke out in California, USA. The disease had ravaged the known world twice before, first in the 6th

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Charlie Sheen in Platoon

Platoon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 May   Ho Chi Minh born, 1890 On this day in 1890, Nguyen Sinh Con, later known as Ho Chi Minh, was born, in Hoang Tru, in Vietnam. One of four children, he got

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