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The YILLMOOs, or #oscars2016 to you

Submitted by Rick Eyre on February 29, 2016 - 10:44am

Decades of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences being out of step with contemporary values are finally catching up with it.

For the second year running all of the twenty nominees in the acting categories have been from Euro-white background, and while the Academy has made some great choices in recent years, "12 Years A Slave" in 2013 for example, a lot of talented choices have been overlooked for the 2015 awards. Coincidence? The consensus is that it is not.

Youtube do dia: #Justpray

Submitted by Rick Eyre on November 24, 2015 - 2:39pm

The sixty-second rendition of The Lord's Prayer that the Church of England wanted to play in British cinemas before screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Christmas. Digital Cinema Media, the company that handles most cinema advertising in the UK, has refused to accept the video on the basis that it "may offend" some people.

Clive Rice and the game when he was the best of the best

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 30, 2015 - 7:41am

Clive Rice has died at the age of 66 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was one of cricket's greatest all-rounders in an era of truly great all-rounders. But unlike Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee, Rice's achievements register barely a blip on the international cricket radar.

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Buck Rogers in the Seventh Half Century

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 10, 2015 - 8:56am

When Chris Rogers was dismissed for 95 on Day Two of the Cardiff Test he achieved a new world record... the first player in the history of Test cricket for pass 50 in seven consecutive innings without converting for a 100.

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