Category: Comedy

Samantha Morton and Diego Luna in Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 July   Papal infallibility proclaimed, 1870 On this day in 1870, the Catholic church declared that certain utterances by its pope were to be considered infallible – they could not be wrong. The Church

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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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Four of the five "four lions" prepare for the London Marathon

Four Lions

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 July   The London Bombings, 2005 On this day in 2005, a series of bombs went off in London, UK. 52 people were killed, more than 700 were injured. The bombs went off in

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Charles Hawtrey in Carry On Nurse

Carry On Nurse

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 July   UK National Health Service created, 1948 On this day in 1948, Britain’s National Health Service came into being. Based on the recommendations of 1942’s Beveridge Report, which proposed “comprehensive health and rehabilitation

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Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson’s War

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 July   President Carter agrees to topple the Afghanistan government, 1979 On this day in 1979, a US president whose reputation seems to rest on his profound desire to avoid conflict (see the Iran

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Bård Owe in O'Horten

O’Horten

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 June   Stratford Martyrs burned, 1556 On this day in 1556, one group of Christians burned another group of Christians at the stake, for being Protestants, in London, England. Eleven of them were men,

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Zoinx (Susan Ziegler) and Jane (Lisa Haas)

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 June   Statue of Liberty arrives in New York, 1885 On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty, designed and made in France, arrived in New York. Depicting the Roman goddess of freedom

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Jimmy Bennett and Kat Dennings in Shorts

Shorts

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 June   Kat Dennings born, 1986 On this day in 1986, Katherine Litwack was born in Philadelphia to a scientist father and a speech therapist/poet mother. Home-schooled, she graduated high school aged 14, four

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Daniel Brühl

Good Bye Lenin!

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 June   Ronald Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech, 1987 On this day in 1987, US president Ronald Reagan made a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, where the Berlin Wall erected in

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Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Louis Calhern in High Society

High Society

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 June   Cole Porter born, 1891 On this day in 1891, the songwriter Cole Porter was born. The only child of wealthy parents – his mother was the daughter of “the richest man in

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