Mar 192018
 

Puppylove


2013

    


Plot Summary

At 14, Diane is an enigmatic teenager and a loner. She is busy bringing up her little brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance of Julia, a young charismatic and emancipated English girl, in her neighbourhood turns Diane’s everyday life upside down. Diane, who wants to break the bounds of childhood at any price, goes through the most dramatic experiences of her life in the space of six months. The closer she is to Julia, the more she turns her back on morality, paying no attention to the consequences or the limits of her desires

Review

A typical arty French film that makes you wonder why it was made. It’s an okay watch with a bonus of two very pretty leads and a fair amount of nudity.

IMDb

Rating : 5.7 / 10


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Mar 192018
 

Paper Towns


2015

    


Plot Summary

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love.

Review

This is adapted from one of my favourite books and a very faithful adaptation at that, including the slightly disappointing ending.

IMDb

Rating : 6.3 / 10


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Mar 182018
 

Melissa Benoist


     


Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–present).

Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014), and has appeared in films such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders(2016), and Juvenile (2017).


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Mar 182018
 

Vanessa Marano



Family Equality Council’s Annual Impact Awards in Universal City

17 March 2018


Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992) is an American actress. She has starred in television movies and had recurring roles in such series as Without a TraceGilmore GirlsGhost WhispererScoundrelsGrey’s Anatomy and The Young and the Restless. From 2011-2017, she starred as Bay Kennish on the Freeform television series Switched at Birth.


Celebrity Pictures   .   Top Rated Pictures   .   Vanessa Marano

Mar 182018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1975 – Sutton Foster

    

Sutton Lenore Foster is an American actress, singer and dancer.  Foster played the lead role in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. Since March 2015, she has starred in the TV Land comedy-drama Younger.

Age 43


1979 – Danneel Ackles

Danneel Harris (née Elta Danneel Graul), credited professionally since 2012 by her married name Danneel Ackles, is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Shannon McBain on the American daytime soap opera One Life to Live and as Rachel Gatina on the WB/CW television drama series One Tree Hill.

Age 39


1980 – Sophia Myles

Sophia Jane Myles is an English actress, best known as Madame de Pompadour in the Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” and Beth Turner in Moonlight.

Age 38


1984 – Gary Roberts

Gareth Michael “Gary” Roberts is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as an attacking Midfielder. Roberts has played in both the English football league system (playing in the Football League and Conference) as well as playing in the Welsh league, and has played in all three divisions of the Football League. Roberts was capped four times for England C when playing at semi-professional level.

Roberts played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2015 – 2017

Age 34


1989 – Lily Collins

    

Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress, model, and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins, and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Her first screen role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains.

Age 29


2001 – Jada Facer

Jada Mae Facer is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Joe’s daughter, Dani, on the sitcom Melissa & Joey from 2014 to 2015.

Age 17


On This Day   .   Sutton Foster   .   Lily Collins

Mar 172018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Oldham Athletic    0

 


 

Portsmouth    2

 


Brett Pitman bagged a brace on his comeback, as Pompey returned to winning ways at Oldham.

The striker headed home the opener before taking advantage of some comical goalkeeping from Johny Placide to double the advantage.

With snow falling throughout the game, there were fears that it might be abandoned when play was stopped during the second half.

But it started up again and the Blues saw out the closing stages with relative ease, claiming a clean sheet to complement their three-point haul.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side beaten at home by Gillingham the previous week.

Pitman returned from a three-game injury absence to skipper the side, while Brandon Haunstrup also started, as Christian Burgess and Sylvain Deslandes dropped to the bench.

The snow had been falling heavily before kick-off, but bright sunshine had taken over as the sides emerged from the tunnel.

It would not be the end of the white stuff, however, with plenty more flurries following throughout the afternoon.

There were not an abundance of chances in the opening stages, although both sides looked to get forward whenever possible.

Anton Walkes’ failure to deal with a Cameron Dummigan delivery caused a few butterflies, but the right-back recovered well to clear the danger.

Placide was also giving the home support reason to be nervous, with the keeper dallying in possession on several occasions.

One instance saw Connor Ronan tackle him, only for the ball to land clear and let the maverick stopper off the hook.

A quick break presented Oldham with their best chance of the half, only for former Fratton loanee Eoin Doyle to stab his shot straight at Luke McGee.

Jamal Lowe soon had an opportunity at the other end, bursting between two defenders and seeing an effort deflected wide.

And they went even closer soon after, with Matt Clarke sending Dion Donohue’s corner into the mixer, where Jack Whatmough’s header was cleared from the line by Wilfried Moimbe.

But the deadlock was broken on 29 minutes, as PITMAN rose to meet Ronan’s cross and send a deft header past Placide and into the net.

Pompey’s skipper was also proving useful at the other end of the pitch, getting back to nod clear a corner.

The hardy travelling support were then given more reason to cheer when the Blues doubled their advantage before the break.

Placide had failed to learn the error of his ways, with PITMAN stealing the ball from his feet and slotting home from an acute angle.


Half Time

Oldham Athletic 0

Portsmouth 2


The Latics were given an opportunity to get back into the contest straight after the restart, when Clarke was booked for a foul on Craig Davies.

Kean Bryan took the free-kick from just outside the Blues box and although his effort went through the wall, it was straight into the arms of McGee.

It was becoming to difficult to spot Pompey’s white-shirted players, as the snow fell more heavily – and began to lay.

There would have been a few worried fans in the Zen Office Stand when referee Sebastian Stockbridge called a halt to proceedings.

“Off, off, off,” cried the Oldham supporters, perhaps in hope more than expectation and – following an eight-minute delay while the lines were cleared – the action resumed.

Doyle then had a couple of shots saved by McGee as the hosts tried to find a route back into the contest.

The second was closest to finding the net, with Pompey’s keeper just about getting his fingertips to it and diverting the ball over.

And McGee also dealt with a low drive from substitute Duckens Nazon, as time started to run out for Oldham.

But the Blues almost wrapped things up on 85 minutes when Pitman teed-up Kal Naismith, only for Placide to put the forward off, with Dummigan hacking the ball clear.

The earlier delay meant 11 minutes of stoppage-time were displayed by fourth official Ken Haycock, giving hope to the home support.

But it was Pompey who almost added to the scoring when Lowe cut inside from the right and drilled a low shot against the inside of the post.

Oldham (4-4-2): Placide; Dummigan, Wilson, Bryan, Moimbe (Nazon 80); Byrne, Fane, Gardner, McLaughlin (McEleney 55); Davies (c) (Amadi-Holloway 59), Doyle
Subs not used: de la Paz, Hunt, Edmundson, Pringle

Pompey (4-1-4-1): McGee; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Haunstrup; Close; Lowe, Donohue, Ronan, Naismith; Pitman (c)
Goals: Pitman 29, 42
Booked: Clarke, Pitman, Donohue
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Deslandes, Widdrington, May, Kennedy, Chaplin

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Attendance: 4,306 (767 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Mar 172018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1958 – Christian Clemenson

Christian Dayton Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry “Hands” Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards and winning the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Age 60


1962 – Clare Grogan

Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 film Gregory’s Girl and the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf as the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski.

Age 56


1979 – Andy Griffin

Andrew Griffin is an English former footballer. He began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender. His impressive performances for Stoke led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004. He was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at Portsmouth and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season.

Griffin played 48 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006

Age 39


1986 – Olesya Rulin

    

Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian-American actress. She is known for co-starring in all of the three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), and Family Weekend (2013).

Age 32


1992 – Eliza Bennett

    

Eliza Hope Bennett is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles have been those of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville. Bennett starred on the MTV black comedy series Sweet/Vicious as Jules Thomas.

Age 26


On This Day   .   Olesya Rulin

Mar 162018
 

On This Day


Births


        


1963 – Kevin Smith

Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.

Died: 15 February 2002

Aged 38


1971 – Alan Tudyk

Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Wat in A Knight’s Tale.

Age 47


1986 – Alexandra Daddario

    

Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch.

Age 32


On This Day   .   Alexandra Daddario

Mar 152018
 

On This Day


Births


    


1969 – Gianluca Festa

Gianluca Festa is an Italian football coach and former player. He was most recently head coach of Como in Serie B. Festa played as a defender for clubs such as Internazionale and Roma, but is best known for his spells at Middlesbrough and Cagliari.

Festa played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2002 – 2003

Age 49


1985 – Eva Amurri Martino

    

Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino, known professionally as Eva Amurri Martino, is an American film and television actress.

Age 33


On This Day   .   Eva Amurri Martino