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A Brief History On January 4, 2019, the new thriller/horror movie, Escape Room, made its US debut.  We had the opportunity to screen the movie several weeks ago and would like to give you our impression.  Right off the bat we have to warn real horror fans that the movie is rated PG which means the gore is kept to a “safe” level.  The tension and terror the movie creates is still there, so we expect most people would like the film, as we did.  Capably directed by Adam Robitel (he of Insidious: The Last Key, 2018), the movie moves…

A Brief History On January 10, 1927, Austrian/German filmmaking legend Fritz Lang released his movie based on a story by Thea von Harbou called Metropolis, a dystopian view of the future in which enormous differences exist between social classes.  Despite lukewarm initial critical reaction, the film has gone on to achieve status as one of the greatest silent era films of all time and is considered a groundbreaking film in the genre of Science Fiction.  Today we use the occasion of the release of Metropolis to list our “10 Greatest Films About the Future,” a subjective list we admit, and…

A Brief History On December 30, 2018, we at History and Headlines take a moment to remember some of the notable people that died this year.  (Yes, we know there is an entire day left in the year, so we will update the article to include any last minute deaths of note.)  As always, we invite you, the reader, to nominate any other worthy people that died in 2018 that we neglected to mention, especially as we are not trying to name every single person of minimal celebrity that died.  If you choose to mention a person that died, please…

A Brief History On December 26, 1871, the famous opera writing duo of Gilbert and Sullivan collaborated on Thespis, the first of many operas the much beloved pair worked together on.  Today we use this occasion to list some of the greatest musical collaboration teams in the history of musical entertainment.  Feel free to nominate other musical collaborators that you think should belong on this list, or to denounce any of our picks.  Honorable mention: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the 2 Swedes that wrote most of ABBA’s hit songs, some of the biggest hits of their time (including “Dancing…

A Brief History On December 20, 2018, we take a look back at the 30 some movies we saw at the theaters, almost all of which were reviewed on this site.  (Avengers: Infinity War was not reviewed, but was discussed in our article “May 6, 2018: Marvel’s Infinity War; What if Thanos’s Plan Came to Pass?”)  Rather than list every movie we reviewed, we will list our 5 favorites of the bunch in the order of preference.  We will limit ourselves to only 5 movies, because in all honesty, that is hard enough!  Please feel free to comment on our…

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