Is it Presidential Elect, Dallas or Neighbours

Reading the latest news about the Presidential Election reminds me of an episode of Dallas or even an episode of Neighbours. Only in  America can they elect a Trump and then spend hundreds of pages of news and TV coverage attacking the man they voted into office. It makes you proud to see democracy at work. … [Read the full story]

The Oscars are nearly upon us – a quick preview

I know I am a little early for the big show…but who cares. This has been one of the best years for movies since Ben Hur, or even Robin Hood (with Errol Flynn). The American film industry and the big studios, who put in mega bucks to make films, will expect to gain some reward … [Read the full story]

James Bond is up for an Oscar with Skyfall

It doesn’t matter what I think but The James Bond movie Skyfall has received a massive boost to its chances of becoming the first 007 picture to receive a best film Oscar. Skyfall was named as one of the ten movies by the Producers Guild of America in its line up of best film nominees. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1865

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” When the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln’s professed goal was the restoration of the … [Read the full story]

Speilberg is set for Golden Globe with Lincoln

Steven Spielberg is the frontrunner for next year’s Golden Globes Awards after receiving seven nominations for Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are shortlisted for acting prizes for their performances as President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, while Spielberg is up for Best Director and the film itself is nominated for … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1963

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown … [Read the full story]