As someone remarks in Centurion, “Even the land wants us dead.” And in The Eagle of the Ninth we read that the Caledonians “loosed their arrows into us from behind every tuft of sodden heather, and disappeared into the mist before we could come to grips with them.
And the parties sent out after them never came back.” The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
51 - City Bowl, Cape Town There are some wars a man should never be afraid to lose. There were a few dates but I found a woman that took my heart from my body and claimed it. This year, no fewer than two films are tackling the story: one, Centurion, directed by Neil Marshall, trades in the fearsome reputation of the Picts, the painted warriors who used guerrilla tactics against the Romans for centuries.Another, The Eagle of the Ninth, directed by Kevin Macdonald, is based on the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, and is due to be released in a few months.continue reading Saint Veronica is known as the woman who offered a cloth to Jesus so He could wipe His face on the way to His crucifixion. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. continue reading More Saint of the Day Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament was born as Helena Kowalska, in Glogowiec, Leczyca County, north-west of Lódz in Poland on August 25, 1905.The cloth is believed to exist today in the Vatican and is ... Francis de Sales was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567. She was the third of 10 children to a poor and religious family. continue reading More Female Saints Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. Angels with Names Guardian Angels Man lower than Angels?