Things to See: Star Wars Identities at the 02

Star Wars is a phenomenon that shows no sign of abating. Ever since its introduction with A New Hope in 1977 it has blown audiences away with its fantasy charm, good v evil battles, memorable heroes, sinister villains and, in the lightsabre, the best weapon ever. Even its recent spin-off was a huge smash. So when I saw there was an exhibition  entitled Star Wars Identities at the 02 featuring over 200 props, models, costumes and artwork, I just had to go. Tosha Michelle who was in town, came along for the ride.

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Film Quizzes: Airports

It’s a tradition here that whenever I meet up with any of my blog readers I dedicate a quiz to them, like I have with Film Grimoire and Archaeology and Abbi Obiston with South Africa. I can now add to that list a new theme with the super wonderful and super friendly Tosha. You won’t find anyone nicer. And it will be hard to find a sweeter voice too. The theme is due to watching one of the films below together and seeing her off at the airport. How many of them can you get?

film-quiz-airports-film-1 1. (1930s)

Airplane film shirley 2. (1980s)

film-quiz-airports-film-8 3. (1980s)

film-quiz-airports-film-9 4. (1980s)

film-quiz-airports-film-3 5. (1990s)

film-quiz-airports-film-11 6. (1990s)

film-quiz-entry 7. (2000s)

film-quiz-airports-film-5 8. (2000s)

film-quiz-airports-film-12 9. (2000s)

film-quiz-airports-film-10 10. (2000s)

film-quiz-airports-film-2 11. (2000s)

Shes Out Of My League movie image 12. (2010+)

Answers below

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Line(s) of the Day #AndyRoddick

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People say, “You retired too young.” And I counter that by saying “I got a head start on the rest of my life.”

Andy Roddick, who along with four-time slam winner Kim Clijsters and four-time Paralympic tennis wheelchair medallist Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. During his highly-consistent career Roddick was an ATP World Number One, won the Davis Cup, was in the top 5 for 187 weeks and memorably won the US Open. Since his retirement the 34-year old Texan native has concentrated on his family, broadcasting career, commercial real estate companies and the Andy Roddick Foundation.