Euro 2012 goal: Balotelli strikes late for Italy

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Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli comes off the bench to double Italy’s lead and secure a 2-0 win over Republic of Ireland to ensure the Azzurri progress to the quarter-finals while Republic of Ireland are eliminated. Ireland started with purpose but went behind when Antonio Cassano headed in a near post Andrea Pirlo corner after [...]

Euro 2012: Finally, a Cristiano Ronaldo special

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Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo proved against the Netherlands why many regard him as the best current European footballer. The Real Madrid forward’s two goals gave Portugal a 2-1 victory over the Dutch in Group B to set-up a quarter-final clash against Czech Republic. But Ronaldo’s contribution to Portugal was much more than his two strikes. [...]

Euro 2012: Greece, Czech overcome odds and qualify for quarters

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Greece may be bust and the basket case of the European economy but last night their football credit rating soared sky-high. On a night when the European Championship’s Group A was turned on its head, Greece advanced to the knockout stages of Euro 2012 after beating mighty Russia 1-0 in Warsaw thanks to a goal [...]

Take This Waltz

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Limited Release Date: 29 June, 2012 Length: 106 Minutes Genre: Drama (With Luke Kirby, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman & Michelle Williams) Distributor: Magnolia Pictures   Michelle Williams has become Hollywood’s favorite unfulfilled pretty housewife. InBrokeback Mountain, she played the wife of Heath Ledger’s closeted gay cowboy; in Shutter Island, she played the ghost of a woman who’d given up on [...]

Brave

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Release Date: 22 June, 2012 Genre: Animation (With Billy Connolly, Kelly Macdonald & Emma Thompson) Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures   For all Pixar’s success — a dozen straight hits earning a total of $7.2 billion worldwide and 40 Oscar nominations — there remains one thing the animation giant has yet to produce: a feature with a female lead. [...]

Quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes 72 miles off Japan

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Reuters) – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. USGS put the quake 115 km (72 miles) southeast of Morioka on Japan’s Pacific coast, and 31 km deep. The Japan Meteorological Agency put it at magnitude 6.1, and [...]

Euro 2012: Germany keeps 100% record

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Lars Bender (photo) scored the winner 10 minutes from time as Germany took their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 as convincing winners of Group B. The 23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen player poked in late on to end Denmark’s dream of repeating their heroics of 1992. Germany had taken a 19th-minute lead through Lukas Podolski, [...]

Magic Mike

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Limited Release Date: 29 June, 2012 Genre: Drama (With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn) Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures   When Channing Tatum brought up the idea of making a movie about his pre-Hollywood stint as a stripper, director Steven Soderbergh decided his long-planned retirement might have to [...]

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Release Date: 22 June, 2012 Genre: Action/Adventure (With Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell & Benjamin Walker) Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation   Woe to the gullible student who turns toAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter before a history test. The film weaves together real-life incidents from the life of the 16th U.S. president and a fantastical backstory about [...]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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Release Date: 22 June, 2012 Rated: R Genre: Comedy (With Steve Carell & Keira Knightley) Distributor: Focus Features   While penning Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, writer-director Lorene Scafaria was dealing with a recent death in the family, a breakup, and a new relationship. ”I was obsessed with love and death,” she says, ”and I was [...]
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