Category: Action

Matt Damon and Franka Potente in The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 January     The Pentagon dedicated, 1943 On this day in 1943 in Arlington Virginia the Pentagon was dedicated. At the time it was the largest building in the world. The home of the

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Obligatory slo-mo explosion shot with an unconcerned Nicolas Cage in Drive Angry

Drive Angry

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 January     Nicolas Cage born, 1964 On this day in 1964, Nicolas Coppola was born. The son of a literature professor and a choreographer, Cage is the grandson of Carmine Coppola, another of

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Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana in Star Trek

Star Trek

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 December     Birth of Nichelle Nichols, 1932 On this day in 1932, Grace Dell (aka Nichelle) Nichols was born, in Robbins, Illinois, USA. Having studied in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, she

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Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 November     Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, 1859   On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation

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Takahiro Nishijima in Love Exposure

Love Exposure

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 November     Premiere of Ravel’s Bolero, 1928 On this day in 1928, Ravel’s Bolero made its debut at the Paris Opera. Ravel was originally going to call the work Fandango but changed his

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Rudy Youngblood as Jaguar Paw in Apocalypto

Apocalypto

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 November     Pizarro captures Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca, 1532 On this day in 1532, a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Pizarro, whose purpose was expressly to conquer the Inca Empire of

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Franka Potente in Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 November     Schicksaltag, Germany In Germany 9 November has in recent years become known as Schicksaltag (the Fateful Day), a day which has been on five separate occasions the turning point for the

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Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in Armageddon

Armageddon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 November     The Ensisheim meteorite hits Earth, 1492 On this day in 1492, a large meteorite landed in a field outside the walled town of Ensisheim, in Alsace (present-day France). The flaming passage

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Jürgen Prochnow in Das Boot

Das Boot

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 November     Death of Jacques Piccard, 2008 On this day in 2008, Jacques Piccard, one of the pioneers of really deep deep-sea exploration, died, aged 86. The son of Auguste Piccard, a balloonist

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Cary Grant pursued by a plane in North by Northwest

North by Northwest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 October     Mount Rushmore completed, 1941 On this day in 1941, the sculpture of four US presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – was finished on a granite

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