Jul 162018
 

On This Day

16 July 2018


Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


On This Day

Jul 152018
 

Iron Man 2

2010

  



PLOT SUMMARY

Now that Tony Stark has revealed to the world that he is Iron Man, the entire world is now eager to get their hands on his hot technology – whether it's the United States government, weapons contractors, or someone else. That someone else happens to be Ivan Vanko – the son of now deceased Anton Vanko, Howard Stark's former partner. Stark had Vanko banished to Russia for conspiring to commit treason against the US, and now Ivan wants revenge against Tony – and he's willing to get it at any cost. But after being humiliated in front of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, rival weapons contractor Justin Hammer sees Ivan as the key to upping his status against Stark Enterprises after an attack on the Monaco 500. But an ailing Tony has to figure out a way to save himself, get Vanko, and get Hammer before the government shows up and takes his beloved suits away. And can he figure out what a mysterious figure named Nick Fury wants with him?


REVIEW

This is probably the poorest of the Iron Man films and maybe the Avengers series in general. It's not a bad film as such but fairly slow moving and a big bad that gets defeated rather easily.




7.0

IMDb

Jul 152018
 

On This Day

15 July 2018


Births



1956

Ian Curtis

(Died: 18 May 1980)

Aged 23
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.
1971

Jim Rash

Age 47
James Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for playing Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.
1973

Brian Austin Green

Age 45
Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). Green was also a series regular on Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFreddieWedding Band, and Anger Management.
1976

Diane Kruger

Age 42
Diane Kruger is a German-American actress and former fashion model.
She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the heist film National Treasure (2004) and its sequel (2007), Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino's war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX crime drama series The Bridge (2013–14).
1984

Matt Tubbs

Age 34
Matthew Stephen Tubbs is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League South club Havant & Waterlooville.

Tubbs played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals in 2015


On This Day

Jul 142018
 

Match Report

Friendly


Stevenage3 Portsmouth2

Pompey suffered their first pre-season defeat, despite Gareth Evans giving them the lead at Stevenage.

The winger steered home a neat finish midway through the first half, only for Ben Kennedy’s strike to ensure the scores were level at the break.

Susbtitute Andronicos Georgiou then added a brace to secure victory for the League Two outfit, despite a late consolation from Conor Chaplin.

Kenny Jackett had made extensive substitutions in the middle of the previous friendlies against Cork and the Hawks, but was more conservative with his changes at Broadhall Way.

Boro started brightly and almost took the lead when Joel Byrom’s free-kick was met by Kennedy, but Craig MacGillivray came to the rescue with a fine save.

Nathan Thompson then prevented Scott Cuthbert from converting the loose ball, while MacGillivray denied one of the hosts’ two first half trialists from the resulting corner.

But the Blues soon began to dominate and after Evans had sent one effort high and wide, Adam May’s 20-yard drive drew a decent stop from Paul Farman.

Then, following great work down the right from the lively Jamal Lowe, Brett Pitman had a shot blocked by Cuthbert.

Ronan Curtis was next to go close for the visitors, but he was unable to beat Farman after collecting a raking pass from Tom Naylor.

The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, however, as Thompson slipped the ball through to EVANS, who neatly bent it into the net.

But Stevenage fought back and Kennedy was proving to be a constant menace with some probing runs forward.

He had already seen one attempt fizz agonisingly past the post before finding a leveller on 30 minutes.

The attacking midfielder was able to get away from Matt Clarke and then slam home a shot that left MacGillivray with no chance.

Pompey almost retook their lead, as Curtis ran along the edge of the box before curling in a shot that Farman did well to push away.

They kept plugging away as the interval approached, but neither Pitman or Lowe were able to make the most of promising openings.


Half Time

Stevenage 1

Portsmouth 1


Pompey emerged unchanged for the second half, while their opponents switched the entire 11 – with the introduction of five more trialists.

It was the visitors who were fastest out of the blocks, although a cleanly-struck Evans effort was comfortably kept out.

But Boro turned the contest on its head, as they took the lead in somewhat fortunate circumstances just before the hour mark.

Emmanuel Sonupe teed-up Georgiou and his shot took a wicked deflection off Naylor to wrong-foot MacGillivray and land in the net.

Jackett then made four substitutions, as Christian Burgess, Danny Rose, Chaplin and Oli Hawkins all entered the pitch.

The latter had a decent chance to draw Pompey level, but was unable to divert his header on target after meeting a pin-point cross from Lee Brown.

Stevenage, meanwhile, were attacking with pace and MacGillivray used his legs to keep out a Sonupe shot.

It was only a brief reprieve, however, as just seconds later, Sonupe’s delivery was emphatically finished by Georgiou at close range.

The game started to drift towards its conclusion after that, although Curtis was still proving a lively presence.

He did well to win back possession on the byline on 80 minutes, but could not force the ball home from an acute angle.

The summer signing also narrowly cleared the crossbar from long-range in the closing stages, as the Blues finished with a flourish.

But it was CHAPLIN who netted a consolation in the final seconds, controlling Curtis’ pass and slotting into the net.

Stevenage (4-1-2-1-2): Farman (Trialist 46); Vancooten (Fraser 46), Cuthbert (Trialist 46), Trialist (Wilkinson 46), Hunt (Trialist 46); Byrom (Trialist 46); Timlin (Sonupe 46), McKee (Trialist 46); Kennedy (Iontton 46); Trialist (Georgiou 46), Revell (c) (White 46)
Goals: Kennedy 30, Georgiou 57, 70
Subs not used: Martin, O’Donnell, Smith

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Thompson, Whatmough (Burgess 62), Clarke, Brown; Naylor (Haunstrup 84), May (Rose 62); Evans (Chaplin 62), Lowe, Curtis; Pitman (c) (Hawkins 62)
Goals: Evans 20, Chaplin 89
Subs not used: McGee, Casey, Dennis, Smith


Portsmouth FC

Jul 142018
 

Kat Dennings

  



INFO

Katherine Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. After making her acting debut in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, Dennings has since appeared in films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Big Momma's House 2 (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), Defendor (2009), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). From 2011 to 2017, she starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.


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14 July 2018


Births



1952

Chris Cross

Age 66
Chris Cross (born Christopher Thomas Allen) is an English musician, best known as the bass guitarist in the new wave band Ultravox.
1972

Andy Awford

Age 46
Andrew Terry Awford is an English football coach and former footballer who was most recently the caretaker manager of Luton Town. Prior to this, he was the manager of Portsmouth, a club where he spent the vast majority of his playing and coaching career. Awford was hand selected by The FA in 2012 to participate on their new level 5 qualification, The FA Professional / Elite Award, which he successfully completed and graduated in June 2013 at St Georges Park.

Awford played 372 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1989 – 2000. He was Portsmouth manager between 2014 – 2015
1974

David Mitchell

Age 44
David James Stuart Mitchell is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb. The duo starred in the Channel 4sitcom Peep Show in which Mitchell plays Mark Corrigan. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show. The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including BruiserThe Mitchell and Webb SituationThat Mitchell and Webb Sound and also That Mitchell and Webb Look. Their first film, Magicians, was released in 2007.


On This Day

Jul 132018
 

On This Day

13 July 2018


Births



1940

Patrick Stewart

Age 78
Sir Patrick StewartOBE is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee.

In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero movies
1969

Ken Jeong

Age 49
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, and the gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician, but has stopped practising in favour of his acting career.
1981

Fran Kranz

Age 37
Francis Elliott "FranKranz is an American film, television and Broadway actor. He is known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He had prominent roles in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2012, he played Bernard in Death of a Salesman beginning a career on Broadway that continued with 2014's You Can't Take It with You.
1999

Brooke Sorenson

Age 19

 
Brooke Sorenson is perhaps best known for her role as Stephanie on the Disney XD series Mighty Med, she was also featured on the Disney XD series Kickin' It in 2013 in the episode "How Bobby Got His Groove Back."


On This Day

Jul 122018
 

On This Day

12 July 2018


Births



1950

Joe Laidlaw

Age 68
Joe Laidlaw was a combative midfielder who played for six English league clubs over a 15-year period spanning three decades.

Laidlaw played 75 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1979 – 1980
1956

Robin Simon

Age 62
Robin" Simon is a British guitarist who was a member of UltravoxMagazine and Visage.
1976

Anna Friel

Age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
1989

Phoebe Tonkin

Age 29
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.


On This Day

Jul 112018
 

On This Day

11 July 2018


Births



1957

Peter Murphy

Age 61
Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the Goth rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as DeepHoly Smoke, and Love Hysteria. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is often called the "Godfather of Goth".


On This Day

Jul 102018
 

Iron Man

2008

   



PLOT SUMMARY

Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he's given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark's Humvee that he's riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives – barely – with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony's technology for other matters.


REVIEW

Forget Batman, if you wan't a superhero who uses gadgets for his power then this is the man. Never short of a wise crack either




7.9

IMDb

Jul 102018
 

On This Day

10 July 2018


Births



1945

Ron Glass

(Died: 25 Nov 2016)

Aged 71
Ronald Earle "Ron" Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.
1946

Billy Wilson

(Died: 22 Feb 2018)

Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer (soccer player) who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979
1954

Neil Tennant

Age 64
Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, which he formed with Chris Lowe in 1981. He also was a journalist for Smash Hits, and was assistant editor for the magazine for a period in the mid-1980s.
1966

Gina Bellman

Age 52
Gina Bellman is a New Zealand-born British actress best known for her performances as Jane Christie on the BBC's hit comedy show Coupling and as grifter Sophie Devereaux on the 2008 TNT television series Leverage.
1970

John Simm

Age 48
John Ronald Simm is an English stage and screen actor. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee for best actor. He is best known for Life on Mars as Sam Tyler and Doctor Who as The Master. His other television credits include: State of PlayThe LakesCrime and PunishmentExilePrey and Cracker. His films include WonderlandEverydayBoston KickoutHuman Traffic, and 24 Hour Party People.
1970

Lee Mills

Age 48
Rowan Lee Mills is an English former footballer who played as a striker.

Mills played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2000 – 2001
1977

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Age 41
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is an English actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.
2001

Isabela Moner

Age 17

  
Isabela Moner is an American actress and singer. She is known for her lead role on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School and for her role as Izabella in the 2017 film Transformers: The Last Knight.


On This Day   .   Isabela Moner

Jul 092018
 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2014

   



PLOT SUMMARY

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.


REVIEW

Now this is the Captain America we have been waiting for. Non stop action and great special effects. Thoroughly enjoyable




7.8

IMDb   .   Elizabeth Olsen