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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Film by National Board of Review

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Film by National Board of Review:

This was unexpected..

This is how VARIETY sums up the surprise today:
It was an unexpected victory for the summer tentpole starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, which received favorable reviews when it opened in May, but is seen as an awards season longshot. So far, most of the advanced buzz in this year’s Oscars race has focused on such indies as “Spotlight,” “Brooklyn” and “Carol” versus the box office goliath “The Martian.”

The MARTIAN was good. But not as good as I expected–even with the ABBA music..

Here is a list of the winners:

Best Film: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Director: Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Best Actor: Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Best Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard, “The Martian”
Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
Breakthrough Performance: Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation” and Jacob Tremblay, “Room”
Best Directorial Debut: Jonas Carpignano, “Mediterranea”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”
Best Documentary: “Amy”
William K. Everson Film History Award: Cecilia De Mille Presley
Best Ensemble: “The Big Short”
Spotlight Award: “Sicario” for outstanding collaborative vision
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Beasts of No Nation” and “Mustang”

 

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IT continues to make some box office history

IT easily beat mother! this weekend .. It wasn't great competition, but it's a good victory nonetheless.


And some facts: In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. 
It is already the top-grossing September release in history. 
IT will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.

Overseas: IT is grossing $60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of $152.6 million and a stunning $371.3 million worldwide against a $35 million budget. 
Highlights included a record-breaking horror opening of $13.8 million in Mexico.
A perfect horror movie for the age of TRUMP.

The Great Mexico City Earthquake anniversary Earthquake

Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday..



Again.. 32 years later. To the day..
Today across Mexico City, as people were prepping for earthquake drills and remembrances of what occurred then... and now today, what occurred in real time.
Videos of ground shaking.. buildings literally falling down.. NPR has this: "We don't have an estimate yet from authorities of how many buildings — but just photos and videos from people in the street show there are many buildings collapsed so far," reporter James Fredrick told NPR. "The civil protection agency of Mexico City has confirmed that they're beginning excavation work for people trapped inside collapsed buildings."
Another problem loosed by the quake: Gas leaks have been reported across the city, some of which have already resulted in fires, according to Fredrick.
"God bless the people of Mexico City,&qu…