Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Nov 182018
 

The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Five Armies

2014

   


Plot

Atop the reclaimed Lonely Mountain, Bilbo Baggins and the fellowship of Dwarves witness the mighty winged drake, Smaug, swooping down upon Laketown in a fit of fiery rage, as refugee denizens and Elves converge on Erebor to claim the realm's inestimable treasure. However, as Prince Thorin II Oakenshield rapidly succumbs to the hypnotic allure of the corrupting mounds of gold, friendships shatter over greed, and a war is brewing. And just as all races prepare for battle, dark lord Sauron's evil forces led by the Orc chieftain, Azog, emerge from the dark bowels of the earth, flanking the vast battlefield, in Middle-earth's greatest conflict that will decide everyone's future.

Summary

Well I finally made it to the end of this drawn out saga. It's better than the first two with less "comedy" moments although Legolas appears to be more Spiderman than Elf. The best part was probably the haunting end credit song sung by Billy Boyd


IMDb 7.4

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Nov 182018
 

On This Day

18 November 2018


Births


1960

Kim Wilde

Age 58
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith) is an English pop singer who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of The Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts.
1961

Steven Moffatt

Age 57
Steven William Moffat OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.
1969

Dan Bakkedahl

Age 49
Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
1970

Elizabeth
Anne Allen


Age 48
Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress. Allen is best known for her recurring role as the witch Amy Madison on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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Nov 172018
 

Talulah Riley

   

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Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn (born 26 September 1985), known professionally as Talulah Riley, is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Pride & PrejudiceSt Trinian'sThe Boat That RockedSt Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and Inception.

She currently portrays Angela in the HBO science-fiction western television series Westworld.



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Nov 172018
 

The Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug

2013

  


Plot

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

Summary

It just gets more silly doesn't it? Very little here was in the book, half the characters are new and I thought the goblin escape in the first film was bad until I saw the barrel scene in this one.


IMDb 7.8

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Nov 172018
 

On This Day

17 November 2018


Births


1971

David Ramsey

Age 47
David Ramsey is an American actor and martial artist, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph, and the CW series Arrow as John Diggle.
1978

Rachel McAdams

Age 40
Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone.


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Nov 162018
 

The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey

2012

  


Plot

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities .

Summary

I tried watching this film before but gave up halfway through as it was so dull. On a second attempt it wasn't much better and a big disappointment after LOTR. The almost slapstick comedy with the Goblins is also very misplaced


IMDb 7.9

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Nov 162018
 

Kira Kosarin

    

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Kira Nicole Kosarin (born 7 October 1997) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.

Kosarin did dance and gymnastics in her early years. After attending an "acting on camera" workshop, she fell in love with television acting and decided to move to Los Angeles, California in 2011 to pursue a career in television.

Kosarin was nominated for a 2015 Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite TV Actress category, but the award went to Laura Marano. She was again nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and again did not win, though she and her castmates won for Favorite TV Show for The Thundermans.



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Nov 162018
 

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Births


1953

Griff Rhys Jones

Age 65
Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith.
1964

Harry Lennix

Age 54
Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence "Dresser" Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.
1977

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Age 41
Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
1984

Gemma Atkinson

Age 34
Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).
1989

Amine Linganzi

Age 29
Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who last played for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017
1990

Emma Ishta

Age 28

 
Emma Ishta Douglas-Powell is an Australian model and actress. She is most known for portraying Kirsten Clark on the Freeform drama series Stitchers.


On This DayEmma IshtaAmine Linganzi

Nov 152018
 

On This Day

15 November 2018


Births


1945

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Age 73
Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen (née Lyngstad) is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
1971

Darryl Powell

Age 47
Darryl Anthony Powell is a sports agent and former professional footballer who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier League and played international football for the Jamaican national team. He usually played as a central midfielder.

Powell played 170 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1988 – 1995
1972

Jonny Lee Miller

Age 46
Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting(1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting(2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics' Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium(2013). He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary.
1975

Boris Zivkovic

Age 43
Boris Živković is a former Croatian footballer of Bosnian Croat descent. He played as right and left full-back and centre-back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder.

Zivkovic played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1977

Sean Murray

Age 41
Sean Harland Murray is an American actor best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS. He also played Thackery Binx in Disney's Halloween film Hocus Pocus and Danny Walden in the military drama series JAG.
1987

Ryan Bird

Age 31
Ryan Bird is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Maidenhead United.

Bird played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2013 – 2014
1991

Shailene Woodley

Age 27

   
Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. After early acting roles that earned her two Young Artist Award nominations, Woodley rose to fame for her lead role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13). Her supporting roles in The Descendants (2011) and The Spectacular Now (2013) garnered her nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, while winning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Cannes Trophée Chopard in 2012 and the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting. Woodley became most known for starring in the films The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and The Divergent series (2014–16).


Deaths


2014

Valery Mezague

(Born: 08 Dec 1983)

Died Aged 30
Válery Mézague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005


On This DayShailene WoodleyDarryl PowellBoris ZivkovicRyan BirdValery Mezague

Nov 142018
 

On This Day

14 November 2018


Births


1959

Paul McGann

Age 59
Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.
1977

Brian Dietzen

Age 41
Brian Dietzen is an American actor who has played the supporting role of Dr Jimmy Palmer on NCIS since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a series regular at the beginning of the show's tenth season.


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