On this day 5th October

I wrote the following blog post…

  • The Goonies - A Classic

    Today I received a childhood classic movie on DVD for the first time here in the UK: Steven Spielberg's "The Goonies". The was some debate on the rating on the UK DVD release of this film, as it was quoted and even confirmed as PG and 15 on different…

I watched the following movies…

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Watched on

    6

    A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

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  • Youth

    Watched on

    6

    A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

  • October Sky

    Watched on

    7

    The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

  • Extreme Prejudice

    Watched on

    6

    When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda.

  • Trainspotting

    Watched on

    9

    A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...

  • Burn After Reading

    Watched on

    7

    A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

  • Charlie Wilson's War

    Watched on

    7

    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

  • Across the Universe

    Watched on

    7

    The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

  • The Life of David Gale

    Watched on

    8

    A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

  • Ali

    Watched on

    8

    A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

  • The Fisher King

    Watched on

    3

    A radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a horrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was a victim of it.

I did the following activities…