Category: Thriller

Willem Dafoe takes aim in The Hunter

The Hunter

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one       9 July       Queen Victoria creates Australia, 1900 On this day in 1900, the world’s sixth largest country was created by the Empress of India, Queen Victoria. It had of course existed

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Liam Neeson in The Grey

The Grey

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 July   Amelia Earhart disappears, 1937 On this day in 1937, the pioneering 39-year-old female aviator (aviatrix, if you prefer) disappeared on a flight circumnavigating the globe. Flying around the world can be accomplished

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Jack Nicholson bears the scars of combat in Chinatown

Chinatown

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 June   The Aqua Traiana inaugurated, 109 On this day in 109, the aqueduct the Aqua Traiana was put into service. Built on the orders of the emperor Trajan, it supplied Rome with fresh

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Gérard Lanvin (centre) in A Gang Story

A Gang Story

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 June   John Gotti jailed for life, 1992 On this day in John Gotti, boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City was jailed for life. Look him up on Google images

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Emily Browning as Baby Doll in Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 June   The Beatles’ Yesterday and Today Butcher cover, 1966 On this day in 1966, the Beatles released their eleventh US release, Yesterday and Today, a compilation of tracks from the three most recent

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Milla Jovovich in The Million Dollar Hotel

The Million Dollar Hotel

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 June   Groundbreaking of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1993 On this day in 1993, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame took place, in Cleveland, Ohio. It

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Bad idea: Jess Weixler and Josh Pais in Teeth

Teeth

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 June   Valerie Solanas tries to kill Andy Warhol, 1968 On this day in the 1968, the feminist writer Valerie Solanas went to the Factory, artist Andy Warhol’s studio in New York, and fired

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Carice Van Houten in Black Book

Black Book

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 May   Netherlands declares independence from Spain, 1568 On this day in 1568, the battle of Heligerlee was fought and won by the rebel army of William I of Orange, against the Duke of

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Orson Welles and Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 May   Rock around the Clock released, 1954 On this day in 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets released the single Rock around the Clock. It wasn’t the first rock and roll record –

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Thekla Reuten and George Clooney in The American

The American

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 May   George Clooney born, 1961 On this day in 1961, George Timothy Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Raised a Catholic in a showbiz family (father a news anchor, aunt singer Rosemary Clooney,

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