Jul 232018
 

On This Day

23 July 2018


Births



1961

Woody Harrelson

Age 57
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson is an American actor. His breakout role came in 1985 in the television sitcom Cheers. In film, he is best known for his portrayals of basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992), serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009), Capt. Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009), Dave Brown in Rampart (2011), Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), magician/mentalist Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me film series (2013–2019), the Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and Sheriff Bill Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(2017).
1967

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Died: 02 Feb 2014)

Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.
1970

Charisma Carpenter

Age 48
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–1999) and its spin-off series Angel (1999–2004). She has also starred as Kyra on Charmed (2004), Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Rebecca Sewell on The Lying Game (2012–2013) and Lacy in The Expendables film series (2010–2012).
1980

Sandeep Parikh

Age 38
Sandeep Parikh is an American writer, director, actor and producer of comedy currently residing in Silverlake in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his co-starring role as Zaboo on the award-winning web series The Guild. He is the founder of Effinfunny.com, a comedy video site focusing on alternative stand up comedy and the creation of original web series like The Legend of Neil (for Comedy Central and AtomFilms), which are currently available online.


On This Day

Feb 022018
 

On This Day


Births



1949

Brent Spiner

Age 69
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, a role he reprised in Independence Day: Resurgence.
1956

Philip Franks

Age 62
Philip Franks is an English actor and theatre director, known to the public chiefly for his roles in British television series, such as The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat.
1977

Shakira

Age 41
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
1986

Gemma Arterton

Age 32
Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She was the title star of the film The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009). She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013), and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). She played Joan in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, December 2016. She plays the lead role in the film Their Finest (2017).
1994

Michael Drennan

Age 24
Michael Joseph 'Mikey' Drennan is an Irish footballer who last played professionally as a striker for Shamrock Rovers. Drennan has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and won the Football Association of Ireland's Under-16 International Player of the Year in 2010. Drennan was scouted by then Premier League side Aston Villa and spent five years in their youth and reserve sides where he was loaned out to English Football League sides Carlisle United and Portsmouth.

Drennan played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014
1997

Ellie Bamber

Age 21
Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Bamber is an English actress.


Deaths



2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Born: 23 Jul 1967)

Died Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.


On This Day

Mar 262016
 

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2

Rated

    

2015


Movie Review


Synopsis

After Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, accepted the role of the Mockingjay, the symbol of rebellion against the autocratic Capitol, she and the rebels of District 13 poises an all out war against them. However, this time Katniss has a personal agenda: assassinating President Snow herself to gain revenge not only for Panem’s sake, but for her own as well


Review

I really enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy(!), both the films and the books but do feel the last two instalments would of been better off as one film. There is a lot of talking and slow moments that appear there just to fill time. Still a worthy watch though


IMDb

Rating :6.5 / 10


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