On This Day — October 23rd

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October 23rd is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention, presided over by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis, was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

1942 – World War II: Japanese forces began their ill-fated attempt to recapture Henderson Field from the Americans.

1956 – The Hungarian Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.

1973 – The Watergate scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.

2002 – Chechen separatists seized a crowded theater in Moscow, taking approximately 700 patrons and performers hostage.

Celebrity Birthdays

Film Director Ang Lee turns 63

TV Host Nancy Grace turns 58

Actor Ryan Reynolds turns 41

So You Think You Can Dance Cat Deeley turns 41

The View Co-Host Meghan McCain turns 33

Model Ireland Baldwin turns 22

Happy Birthday to all October 23rd babies!

 

 

 

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Box Office Analysis (01/09/17)

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Summer is coming to an end and the box office has been disappointing and deplorable according to most film analysers like myself. Studios have also expressed dismay at the numbers and the overall box office is reported to be down a terrible 10% from last year.

The Hollywood Reporter are calling the box office performance a historic low and The DailyWire blamed ‘failing franchises’ and ‘dirty comedies’ for the unimpressive period.

Sony’s Baby Driver may be the only unexpected beam of light in the pathetic season with the R Rated Comedy (The House, Rough Night) genre really suffering, as well as the big budget franchise hopefuls like Valerian and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword.

The final weekend of the summer is ending with a whimper than a bang with Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson team-up, the Hitman’s Bodyguard reigning supreme with just over $7 million.

Our friends at Box Office Mojo have compiled a top 10 list:

WEEKEND FORECAST

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (3,370 theatres) – $7.1 M
Annabelle: Creation (3,358 theatres) – $5.1 M
Wind River (2,602 theatres) – $4.0 M
Leap! (2,705 theatres) – $4.0 M
Dunkirk (2,752 theatres) – $4.0 M
Logan Lucky (2,975 theatres) – $3.3 M
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2,036 theatres) – $2.7 M
Hazlo Como Hombre (382 theatres) – $2.7 M
The Emoji Movie (2,108 theatres) – $2.3 M
Birth of the Dragon (1,633 theatres) – $2.3 M

Picture of the Day — Ryan Reynolds in Rhode Island

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With his beautiful wife Blake Lively and surrounded by couples in love on the 4th of July, only Ryan Reynolds could look so suicidal and depressed. Reynolds, 39, seems to be taking inspiration from his brutally honest Deadpool character, failing to feign happiness with the rest of them.

The image has gone viral on social media with many making jokes and editing the picture to include captions like ‘Help me!’ and ‘There has to be more to life than this.’

Ultimately, I can’t blame him; I feel as if we’d all have the same reaction if we had to sit near Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, so that’s why Ryan Reynolds is awarded our picture of the week.

Deadpool Trailer Released

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7 years on from X-Men Origin: Wolverines and a long development, the Marvel superhero Deadpool is finally getting his own movie with Ryan Reynolds caping up as the antihero.

The ultra violent trailer debuted on The Conan O’Brien Show and showcases the comedic superhero breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the audience, a first for the genre.

Deadpool will be released on February 12th 2016. Watch the trailer here.