Dec 262017

Love Actually




Movie Review

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack’s Christmas themed comeback cover of “Love Is All Around” which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe’s chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel’s wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter’s best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won’t say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France

Very cheesy but a must for Christmas viewing. Bill Nighy is brilliant as the ageing rock star and Keira Knightley and Martine McCutcheon add some glamour.

IMDB RATING : 7.7 / 10


Sep 192017

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history



1933 – David McCallum

David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing Russian spy Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel.

In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the American television series NCIS.

Age 83

1940 – Caroline John

Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth “Liz” Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles. John was the third of eight children born to Alexander John and Vera Winckworth. She was educated at a convent school in Kenilworth

After training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she worked in theatre, touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre in Juno and the Paycock directed by Laurence Olivier, King Lear, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Merchant of Venice and as Hero in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Died: 5 June 2012

Aged 71

1964 – Patrick Marber

Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, puppeteer, actor, and screenwriter.

Age 53

1987 – Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).

She came to wider attention as a cast member alongside James Woods in the CBS legal drama series Shark (2006–08) and is also noted as a scream queen, having starred in the psychological thriller Mr. Brooks (2007) and the horror films Friday the 13th (2009), The Crazies (2010), John Carpenter’s The Ward (2010), and Piranha 3DD (2012).

After recurring roles on the drama series Necessary Roughness (2011–13), the crime series Bones (2012–13) and the crime drama Justified (2014), Panabaker has guest-starred as Dr. Caitlin Snow on The CW television series Arrow since April 2014. She is currently reprising the role of Caitlin Snow as a main character in the spin-off series The Flash, which premiered in October 2014.

Age 30

1988 – Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). She also appeared in films such as Sex Drive, Piranha 3DD, and Scary Movie 5.

Age 29

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