Browsing: May 15

A Brief History On May 15, 2020, a “new” science fiction drama makes its debut, a film about the late 1950’s that is filmed to be in the retro style of that era.  It works, and audiences might not get to see it in the theaters but will instead have access to the film via Amazon Studios.  The movie, The Vast of Night, will be available on Prime Video on May 29, 2020. Digging Deeper The movie takes on the UFO craze of the 1950’s sci-fi era, and starts out with a Twilight Zone style opening, beginning in black and…

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A Brief History Science fiction film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Ohio to see The Vast of Night on Friday, May 15th or Saturday, May 16th, 2020 in Cleveland (Mayfield Road Drive-In Theatre) or Ravenna (Midway Drive-In Theater)!  Showtimes are for a double feature as follows: Vast of Night at 9 PM and then Super 8 at 10:40 PM.  For your chance to get a free pass, please send an email message to admin@historyandheadlines.com.  Please include the following information in your message: your first and last name, your email address, which theater and showtime/date you would like…

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A Brief History On May 15, 1848, Serfdom was abolished in the Habsburg Austrian region of Galicia, ending the slavery of peasants in an area now occupied by Poland and the Ukraine.  The freedom of the Serfs came about as a result of the Revolutions of 1848, a widespread revolt across Feudal Europe, a so called “Bourgeois revolution” against the monarchies that controlled lands not native to the rulers.  The upheaval was part of what Karl Marx was referring to when he predicted the people would rise up to overthrow the elites.  Serfdom was a form of slavery practiced in…

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A Brief History On May 15, 2018, we are finally allowed to tell you about the exciting and absolutely hilarious new blockbuster action hero movie, Deadpool 2, which premiers on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the United States. The sequel to Deadpool, the 2016 blockbuster that made over a quarter of a billion dollars at the box office (a dozen times its budget), Deadpool 2 again stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role of a disgraced Special Forces soldier that has turned mercenary. When the Reynolds character gets terminal cancer, an experimental treatment turns him into a disfigured superhuman that…

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A Brief History On May 15, 1941, the Gloster E.28/39 jet powered fighter prototype made its first flight. This first of the Allied jet powered aircraft would be further developed into the first operational Allied jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor. The test aircraft could only make 338 mph, much slower than piston engine propeller driven fighters, but the Meteor was superb for its day when it was introduced in July of 1944, later variants capable of 600 mph. Although with limited combat experience, including no air to air combat (except against V-1 cruise missiles) the Meteor joined the War too…

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