Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Happy New Year

Auld Lang Syne Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne ? ( CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear,  for auld lang syne,  we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,  for auld lang syne.) And surely you’ll buy your pint cup ! and surely I’ll buy …

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New Years Honours List 2012

Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who won plaudits for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list . For services to Drama. Ronnie Corbett, the comedian and Entertainer who is also awarded a CBE For services to Entertainment and to Charity Clive James, …

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More film highlights for 2012

If like me, you are getting a bit fed up with all these reality TV shows (Apparently Celebrity Big Brother starts again on January 5th on Channel 5- Oh Joy!) You might like Director Gary Ross’s  The Hunger Games which is out on March 23rd, and is based  on Suzanne Collins’s novels, where 24 young …

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Films to look forward to in 2012

Steven Spielberg’s latest film is the unashamedly sentimental War Horse, and is out on January 13, it is described as a classic family film that will wow audiences, but may not garner much acclaim from critics. Clint Eastwood, directs the film J. Edgar, which is out on January 20th, and is a biopic of the …

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Bo Diddley – The Rock that Roll was built on

Often referred to as “The Originator” because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock & roll, The late great Ellas Otha Bates A.K.A American Rhythm & Blues Legend Bo Diddley was born on this day 30 December, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi. He lived in Mississippi Until 1934, when he and his …

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Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer

Today both Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones from 60’s pop group “The Monkess both celebrate their birthdays. Michael was born 30th December 1942 and Davy was born on 30 December, 1945. So to mark the occasion here are two classic Monkees tunes courtesy of YouTube. Daydream Believer I’m a Believer

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Marvel Superhero Graphic Novel Collection

Described as THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION FOR ANY MARVEL FAN. Hachette have published a fortnightly collection of the definitive collector’s series of graphic novels, featuring Many of Marvel’s greatest superheroes and favourite characters including Wolverine, Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Avengers, The Ultimates and The Uncanny X-Men. Each book has been specially selected by …

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Jack the Giant Killer – Something angry this way stomps

Director Bryan Singer’s latest film, Jack The Giant Killer is stomping its way towards our cinemas in June 2012. It stars Nicholas Hoult as Jack,  a humble farm lad, who comes into possession of some potent magic beans. Despite a Gremlins-style admonition to never let them get wet, that’s exactly what happens and soon a …

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Recently some official stills from the forthcoming Spider-Man movie, “The Amazing Spiderman” were released. The Film hits the big screens next summer and stars Andrew Garfield  as the friendly neighbourhood superhero as well as his alter-ego Peter Parker who took over the role from Tobey Maguire. The film also stars rising star Emma Stone, who …

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Happy Birthday Stan Lee

The American comic book writer editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and Founder of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee was born on this day 28th December in 1922 in New York City. As a child Lee was influenced by books and movies, particularly those with Errol Flynn playing heroic roles. He was A voracious reader who …

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