Category: Thriller

Scarlett Alice Johnson in Panic Button

Panic Button

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 May   Maiden flight of the world’s first passenger jet, 1952 On this day in 1952, the de Havilland DH 106 Comet was introduced into service by BOAC airlines. It was the world’s first

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Saskia Rosendahl as Lore

Lore

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 April   Adolf Hitler kills himself, 1945 On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler, the Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, also the Reichsstatthalter of Prussia, killed himself. On 22 April 1945, Hitler had

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Sandra Bullock in a space suit, Gravity

Gravity

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 April   Sputnik 2 falls from orbit, 1958 On this day in 1958, the second satellite to be launched into Earth orbit, Sputnik 2, fell back to earth. It had been launched on 3

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Lorraine Stanley and Georgia Groome in London to Brighton

London to Brighton

London, 3.07am, in a horrible manky toilet, Joanne, a very young girl (Georgia Groome) is having the lipstick wiped from her teary face by Kelly, an older woman (Lorraine Stanley), whose bulldog features have taken a battering and who’s wearing a skirt so short she can only be a prostitute.

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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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Mulberry Street zombie

Mulberry St

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 March   Typhoid Mary quarantined, 1915 On this day in 1915, Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second and final time. A carrier of typhoid who remained healthy herself, Mallon’s career as an itinerant

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Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke

Locke

  Steven Knight’s movie track record so far: when he only writes (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises) very good; when he also directs (Hummingbird), not so good. For his latest film, Locke, he directs, and the results are enough to make you forgive Hummingbird, the misguided attempt to inject soul

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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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Jeremy Irons in Margin Call

Margin Call

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 March   Alan Greenspan born, 1926 On this day in 1926, the economist Alan Greenspan was born in New York City. His father was a stockbroker and analyst but Alan initially seemed to be

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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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