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MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK 4-30-15

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (Action)

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Earth’s mightiest heroes are put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron.

WHO’S IN IT?  Robert Downey Junior, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, James Spader (voice), Samuel L. Jackson

TRIVIA:

  • Scarlett Johansson, who was pregnant during shooting, needed three stunt doubles to hide her baby bump.
  • The first trailer was viewed 34 million times on YouTube in the first 24 hours, breaking the record set by Iron Man 3.
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Quickilver, the same character portrayed by Evan Peters in last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Aaron was reportedly asked to lose weight to play Quicksilver because he was too muscular.
  • Ultron will be followed by Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019.
  • Ultron is expected to break the opening weekend record at the box office, which was set by the first Avengers movie in 2012 with $207 million.

Robert Downey Junior on his pal James Spader being cast in Avenger: Age of Ultron. OC: …over the years. :33

Scarlett Johansson on the exciting part of doing Avenger: Age of Ultron. OC: …these characters. :16

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) challenges Tony (Robert Downey Junior) to lift his mighty hammer. OC: …yes of course. :34

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Junior) reminds the Avengers how he saved the day during their last mission. OC: …below it. :12

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Iron Man (Robert Downey Junior) goes toe to toe with a rampaging Hulk. OC: …puny Banner. :20

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Today Friday April, 10th 2015 is… International Safety Pin Day!

Celebrate simplicity and practicality this Safety Pin Day. Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.

Strong and sharp, yet safe enough to be used on clothing, safety pins are a simple yet ingenious invention, which practically everyone has used at some point. Why not take inspiration from Walter Hunt this Safety Pin Day and try to come up with your own clever invention? It’s a great challenge for children, too, who love to come up with new ideas. Perhaps give a prize for the best new invention and watch their little minds tick away.

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Today Thursday April, 9th 2015 is…Winston Churchill Day!

On April 9th in 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, although this was the first time Congress had resolved that it was to be bestowed by the President of the United States, on a foreign national – he was granted citizenship of eight individual states as a prelude :- Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Winston Churchill Day commemorates this event.

This honour was bestowed upon him by the 35th President of the United States – John F Kennedy, although Churchill was not present himself at the ceremony, his son and grandson were there for him. It had been hoped Churchill would not only witness the event on television – which he did with his wife – but would be able to respond. Problems with a relay station in Cornwall prevented this.

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