Category: Crime

Nicolas Cage as Charlie and Donald Kaufman

Adaptation.

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 February     The New Yorker launches, 1925 On this day in 1925, The New Yorker magazine was launched by Harold Ross and Jane Grant. Intended as a cosmopolitan magazine for the urban sophisticate

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Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in Side Effects

Side Effects

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 February     Damages for thalidomide children, 1968 On this day in 1968, the High Court in the UK presided over a settlement to 62 children born with deformities caused by the drug thalidomide.

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Snowtown, starring Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway

The Snowtown Murders

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 February     Jeffrey Dahmer sentenced, 1992 On this day in 1992, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, aka the Milwaukee Cannibal, was sentenced for the murder of 15 men and boys. Dahmer had pleaded guilty at

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Brendan Gleeson plays Martin Cahill in The General

The General

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 February     Art thieves steal Munch’s The Scream, 1994 On this day in 1994, thieves broke into the National Gallery, Oslo, and stole the Edvard Munch painting The Scream. It is actually one

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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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Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton in Repo Man

Repo Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 February     Radium synthesised, 1936 The element radium had been discovered by Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre in 1898. They had taken a ton of pitchblende and from it separated out a

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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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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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Pete Postlethwaite, Stephen Baldwin and Gabriel Byrne in The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 January     Pete Postlethwaite dies, 2011 On this day in 2011, aged 64, the actor Pete Postlethwaite died of pancreatic cancer. It had been diagnosed in March 2009. Postlethwaite had already survived cancer

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Jessica Walter gets busy in Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 December     Marconi receives the first transatlantic message, 1901 On this day in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi, one of the pioneers of long-distance radio transmission, finally proved that radio waves could travel really long

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