Movie of the week: Django Unchained
In 1858, several male slaves are chained and being transported after being purchased by the Speck Brothers. Among the slaves is Django, who has been sold away from his wife, Broomhilda. The Speck brothers encounter Dr. King Schultz, a German immigrant dentist from Düsseldorf and, unbeknownst to them, bounty hunter. Schultz takes Django and kills one of the Speck brothers, leaving the fate of the other Speck brother to the remaining slaves.
Album of the week: Plus by Ed Sheeran
After dropping out of school at the age of 16, Ed Sheeran spent his student grant on rail tickets moving place to place performing at open-mic nights across the United Kingdom where he would sleep on fans’ sofas. This album was his first commercial breakthrough which saw him rise to fame with his singles such as ‘The A Team’ and ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’. Regardless of how successful the album was, some critics still gave negative reviews.
Amazing facts of the week
Until coffee gained popularity, beer was the breakfast beverage of choice in some parts of the United States.
Taco Bell is named for its founder, Glen Bell.
unbeknownst (adj.) = without someone’s knowledge
bounty hunter (noun) = someone who hunts criminals in return for money
grant (noun) = an amount of money given to support something
open-mic night (noun) = where anyone can perform or sing in a pub or club
breakthrough (noun) = the act of overcoming an obstacle to achieve a goal
beverage (noun) = a drink, usually excluding water
founder (noun) = the person who started the company
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