Nov 222018
 

On This Day

22 November 2018

Births


1940

Terry Gilliam

Age 78
Terrence Vance Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam has directed 12 feature films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Tideland (2005), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).
1972

Russell Hoult

Age 46
Russell Hoult is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He notably spent time playing in the Premier League and played for Leicester CityDerby County and West Bromwich Albion. He also played in the Football League for Lincoln CityBlackpoolBolton WanderersPortsmouthNottingham ForestStoke CityNotts County and Darlington.

Hoult played 44 times for Portsmouth in 2000
1982

Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Age 36
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, known as Yakubu, is a Nigerian former professional footballer who last played as a striker for Coventry City. His nickname is "The Yak". His performances in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League for Maccabi Haifa earned a loan move to English club Portsmouth which became permanent as they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003. He has since appeared in over 250 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, MiddlesbroughEverton, and Blackburn Rovers, and is the second highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 96 goals.

Yakubu 92 played times for Portsmouth scoring 43 goals between 2003 – 2005
1984

Scarlett
Johansson


Age 34
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. She was among the world's highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, has made multiple appearances in the ForbesCelebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, she aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo (1996). She gained further recognition for her work in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001).
1995

Katherine
McNamara


Age 23
Katherine Grace McNamara is an American actress. She is known for her role as Harper Munroe on the MTV comedy series Happyland, and for her lead role as Clary Fray on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters.
1996

Madison
Davenport


Age 22
Madison Danielle Davenport is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Kate Fuller in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. Davenport has also starred in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as Kit's best friend Ruthie Smithens.


On This Day Russell Hoult Yakubu

Sep 202018
 

Captain America: Civil War

2016

   


Plot

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Summary

How is this a Captain America film and not an Avengers film as they are all in it? Very good.


IMDb7.8


Film IMDb Elizabeth Olsen

Sep 092018
 

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

   


Plot

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain

Summary

There is just so much going on in this film! Not up to the standard of the first film but still very good.


IMDb8.6


Film IMDb Elizabeth Olsen

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?




7.0

IMDb

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.




7.8

IMDb   .   Elizabeth Olsen

Dec 062017
 

We Bought A Zoo

2011

    


Plot

Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.

Summary

I love this film. A true feel good story based on the real events of Benjamin Mee and Dartmoor Wildlife Park.


IMDb7.1


Film IMDb Elle Fanning