Category: Action

Grigoriy Dobrygin and Sergey Puskepalis in How I Ended This Summer

How I Ended This Summer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 May   Vladimir Putin becomes Russian president, 2000 On this day in 2000, former KGB lieutenant Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia. He had resigned from the KGB on the second day of

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Gene Hackman and the cast of The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 April   Ronald Neame born, 1911 On this day in 1911, a remarkable figure in cinema was born. Ronald Elwin Neame lived until 2010 and in his time was a cinematographer, a producer, writer

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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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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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Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 March   President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative, On this day in 1983, President Reagan announced a change in the country’s defence policy. Hitherto relying on a launch-on-warning (aka fail-deadly) response to attack

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Channing Tatum bullies Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 March   Lee Scratch Perry born, 1936 Today in 1936, Rainford Hugh Perry was born in Kendal, Jamaica. Often dubbed “Little Perry” in his early days in the music business in the 1950s, on

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Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 February     The 500,000-year-old rock containing a spark plug On this day in 1961, the Coso artefact was found by three people out hunting for geodes. It appeared to be a spark plug

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Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 February     John Boyd Dunlop born, 1840 John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor and accidental businessman, was born on this day in 1840. After studying to be a veterinarian at Edinburgh University, he moved

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Michael Caine and Noel Coward in The Italian Job

The Italian Job

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 January     Benny Hill born, 1924 On this day in 1924, Alfred Hawthorn Hill was born in Southampton, UK. One of those children who “always wanted to be in showbusiness”, Alfred had managed

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John Bishop in Route Irish

Route Irish

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 January     Operation Desert Storm starts, 1991 On this day in 1991, in what is now known as the First Gulf War, the troop and weapons mobilisation operation known as Operation Desert Shield

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