Category: Mystery

Zac Efron about to pronounce the president dead in Parkland

Parkland

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 March   Ronald Reagan shot, 1981 On this day in 1981, after just over two months in office, President Ronald Reagan was shot outside the Washington Hilton. His would-be assassin was John Hinckley Jr,

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Maggie Gyllenhall, Michael Fassbender (possibly) and Domhnall Gleeson in Frank

Frank

  Frank Sidebottom was the stage name of musician Chris Sievey, whose Frank was a cult novelty act that toured students unions etc in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, singing chaotically shambolic versions of well known tunes (it could be Kylie, it could be the Sex Pistols) in

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Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Black Swan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 March   Rudolf Nureyev born, 1938 Today in 1938, Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was born, on a train near Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Union. The son of a Red Army political commissar, he grew up in

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Jodie Foster in Contact

Contact

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 March   World Contact Day Today is World Contact Day. It was declared as such by the International Flying Saucer Bureau in 1953. Since then it has used annually as an opportunity for all

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Melissa George in Triangle

Triangle

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 March     The USS Cyclops disappears, 1918 On this day in 1918, the USS Cyclops disappeared at sea, with a loss of 306 crew and passengers. It remains the single largest naval disaster

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Laura Dern and fantasy girls in Inland Empire

Inland Empire

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 February     Carole King born, 1942 On this day in 1942, the singer/songwriter Carole King was born, as Carole Klein, in New York. A prodigious talent who was playing piano at four, she

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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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Franka Potente, Creep

Creep

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 January     London Underground opens, 1863 On this day in 1863, the world’s first underground railway opened in London, UK. It was called the Metropolitan Railway and it ran between several significant mainline

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James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window

Rear Window

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 January     François Grimaldi takes Monaco, 1297 On this day in 1297, dressed as a monk, François Grimaldi (more properly Francesco, since he was Italian) was admitted to the castle at Monaco. Known

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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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