Category: TV Movie

Darths Maul and Vader face off in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 January     Lego patents its brick design, 1958 On this day in 1958 the Lego company patented the brick design it had been working on for five years. Originally a company created by

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Kenneth Branagh as Reinhard Heydrich and Stanley Tucci as Adolf Eichmann in Conspiracy

Conspiracy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 January     The Wannsee Conference, 1942 On this day in 1942 a short meeting was held at 56-58 Am Großen Wannsee, in the suburbs of Berlin. It was called by Reinhard Heydrich, boss

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William H Macy in A Slight Case of Murder

A Slight Case of Murder

  One of those feelgood made-for-TV films that’s somehow managed to net a great cast as they were commuting between better paying jobs. I suspect that that’s because William H Macy is involved, David Mamet’s favourite actor being the star and the adapter of Donald Westlake’s novel about a film

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Judi Dench and Ian Holm

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

    Fans of Eighties cult 1980s UK TV series The Beiderbecke Affair will know immediately what’s going on here. This ostensible “let’s put the band back together” drama is really just another opportunity for Alan Plater to resurrect the male/female comedy double act he brought to perfection back then

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