Browsing: November 14

A Brief History On November 14, 2017, we take the opportunity to review the new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that we had the chance to screen last night in a full theater.  Briefly, two things stand out about the movie.  The first thing, is that the audience enthusiastically clapped at the end.  Such applause is always a darn good sign.  The other main takeaway from the movie is that the star, Frances McDormand, is almost certain to get a nomination for the Best Actress Oscar.  The film has already been released on November 10, 2017 in selected US…

A Brief History On November 14, 1889, American female journalist, Nellie Bly, began her trip around the world in a successful attempt to match the fictional story of Phileas Fogg who went Around the World in 80 Days in the 1873 Jules Verne novel.  Not only did Bly become the first known human to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, she actually beat the target by completing the journey in only 72 days, a world record at the time. Digging Deeper Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania in 1864, Bly was incensed in 1880 when she read an…

A Brief History Superhero fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Justice League on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Valley View, Ohio!  Please visit WBTickets.com and enter the code JLadvance1 for the chance to download a pass.  Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase chance of entry. Digging Deeper Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, consisting of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the…

A Brief History On November 14, 1941, British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sunk after being torpedoed by a German U-boat (submarine) the day before. The Aircraft carrier would replace the battleship as the capital ship of each fleet during World War II, but the little submarine, with a crew of only a few dozen compared to the 1500-2500 men on a battleship or aircraft carrier could sink either of those monstrous and monstrously expensive ships. Digging Deeper When we think of World War II submarine warfare, we usually think in terms of German U-boats sweeping the Atlantic…

A Brief History On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France and its northern suburb Saint-Denis.  The attacks consisted of mass shootings, suicide bombings, bombings, and hostage taking, including bombings near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.  The deadliest attack was at the Bataclan theatre where attackers took hostages and engaged in a standoff with police until it was ended on 14 November 2015. Digging Deeper At least 129 people were killed, 89 of them at the Bataclan theatre.  More than 350 people were injured by the attacks, including 99 people described as being…

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