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Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 May   Standard Oil declared a monopoly, 1911 On this day in 1911, the American oil company Standard Oil was ruled to be a monopoly by the US Supreme Court. Set up only in

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Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 December     Jeff Lynne born, 1947 On this day in 1947, Jeffrey Lynne was born in Birmingham, UK. Jeff was an early starter and by the age of 16 had formed a band

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Tom Cruise in Magnolia


    Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to Boogie Nights disappointed those who were hoping for more Dirk Diggler and his prosthetic schlong. At 182 minutes it also caught out those who were watching at the cinema with a beer or two inside them – knotted legs don’t make for maximum

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