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The Descendants

Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Amara Miller and Nick Krause

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 August   Hawaii becomes 50th US state, 1959 Today marks the day when, in 1959, Hawaii became a part of the United States. It came about as a result of revolution which unseated the local Republican party, which had …

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Election

Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in Election

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 July   Monica Lewinsky born, 1973 Today in 1973, Monica Samille Lewinsky was born, in San Francisco, USA. Best known for giving a US president a blow job, which the US president bizarrely later claimed did not equate to …

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Nebraska

Bruce Dern in Nebraska

  Staggering along under a weight of folksiness, much like its old-guy hero is staggering along on his beat up legs, Alexander Payne’s latest movie is sweet and wry but let’s not all get too excited. The film certainly doesn’t. Bruce Dern is the old guy, an amnesiac oldster with a “beer isn’t drinking” drink …

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