Category: Thriller

Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui in Martyrs

Martyrs

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 February     Beginning of the Waco Siege, 1993 On this day in 1993, the Waco siege got underway. It started when the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) tried to raid

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Gwyneth Paltrow not feeling too good in Contation

Contagion

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 February     Mass inoculation using the Salk vaccine, 1954 On this day in 1954, Jonas Salk started the first mass trial of his polio vaccine in Pittsburgh. At the time polio was killing

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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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Hannah Herzsprung, Hell

Hell

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 February     Kyoto Protocol comes into force, 2005 On this day in 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into force. A United Nations treaty, its intention is to get industrialised countries to reduce their

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Cillian Murphy in Sunshine

Sunshine

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 February     Galileo Galilei born, 1564 On this day in 1564, the astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei was born. He was most famous for advocating the Copernican view of the solar system,

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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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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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Naomi Watts and Tom Holland in The Impossible

The Impossible

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 January     Shaanxi earthquake, 1556 On this day in 1556, the world experienced the deadliest earthquake on record. At 8.0 (possibly 7.9) on the magnitude scale (the successor to the Richter scale) it

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John Bishop in Route Irish

Route Irish

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 January     Operation Desert Storm starts, 1991 On this day in 1991, in what is now known as the First Gulf War, the troop and weapons mobilisation operation known as Operation Desert Shield

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