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Today in the World Countries

  • Qurbon Hayit is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
  • Restoration Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Aydin Yelken, Turkish soccer forward (9 caps; Karagümrük, Fenerbahçe, Altay, Izmirspor), who died at 83.
  • Viktor Zozulin, Movie Actor.
  • Leonardo: Season 1 is released. In 1506, Leonardo da Vinci (Aidan Turner) recounts his life and career under questioning by Stefano Giraldi (Freddie Highmore) in this drama created by Frank Spotnitz and Steve Thompson.[Premiered originally in Italy on RAI on 23 Mar 2022, in the UK on Prime Video on 16 Apr 2022, and the US on The CW on 16 Aug 2022]
  • Madden NFL 23 for PlayStation 5 is released. FRANCHISE - Call the shots from the front office as you lead your Madden NFL 23 Franchise to the top. New athlete motivations like salary demands factor into contract negotiations and add to the drama of NFL free agency. FACE OF THE FRANCHISE - Play your way into the history books in Madden NFL 23. The League drops you into your fifth NFL season, and you're seeking a fresh start as you negotiate a one-year deal with a new team and strive for a legendary career. ULTIMATE TEAM - Develop your dream fantasy roster of current NFL superstars, Hall of Fame legends, and more. Keep improving your Madden 23 Ultimate Team roster all season through simplified team-building and convenient competition. [Electronic Arts]
  • Way of the Hunter for PlayStation 5 is released. Become the new owner of a hunting lodge nestled among gorgeous habitats and rich animal populations. Explore vast open world environments across the USA and Europe. Hunt with a premium selection of firearms and equipment. Enjoy the perfect hunt on your own or with a friend in multiplayer coop.This authentic hunting experience lets you explore and hunt in large open-world environments in the USA and Europe. Discover true to life animals in beautiful natural habitats and handle various detailed and highly realistic weapons.Face the challenges of ethical hunting, supported by a compelling story, or simply enjoy hunting the rich environments freely.
  • Rollerdrome for PlayStation 5 is released. The year is 2030, and you are a competitor in a brutal new bloodsport – Rollerdrome. Combine stylish skate tricks with devastating slow-mo kills, picking your weapons with care to land the killing blow and make it to the end of the round… and maybe, with enough skill and hard work, to the end of the Championship. [Roll7]
  • Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince for Switch is released. The Minotaur King has returned...and it's all your fault! Lily's back for a new "classic"action-adventure set hundreds of years after The Sleeping King! Grandpa's latest tale takes you on a journey through haunted forests, pirate shores, and other mysterious lands across a vast open-world! Charming towns, terrible enemies, tricky puzzles, and powerful weapons await you. Enjoy a "story within a story"as Grandpa narrates exciting moments throughout Lily's incredible adventure.Will you help Lily defeat the Minotaur King and save her brother?
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reveals former PM Scott Morrison secretly appointed himself to five ministerial portfolios between March 2020 and May 2021.

On this day in 2021

  • First Marvel film with an Asian superhero "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" starring Simu Liu premieres in Los Angeles.
  • First official water shortage declared at Lake Mead, major reservoir on Colorado river supplying 40 million people, with cuts mandated mainly for Arizona.
  • Poppy Wren Xavier, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Sean Lock, Comedian.
  • Road 96 for Switch is released. Hitchhike your way to freedom in this crazy procedurally generated road trip made by renowned indie creators. No one's road is the same!Summer 1996, Today is the day!You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive.On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure.But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria.Which one will you take?
  • Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his cabinet resign after losing their majority amid political turmoil.

On this day in 2020

  • Japan's economy, the world's third largest, posts its worst-ever decline, falling 7.8% (April-June quarter).
  • Largest-ever demonstration in Belarus as 100,000 people gather in Minsk to protest against controversial election results and regime of Alexander Lukashenko.
  • At least 17 people killed in attack on beach resort in Mogadishu, Somalia, by al-Shabab group.
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his 6th world title with an 18-8 win over countryman Kyren Wilson.
  • Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), who died at 77.
  • Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 73.
  • Emman Nimedez, Director.
  • Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), who died from heart attack complications at 74.
  • Lovecraft Country: Season 1 is released. The adaptation of Matt Ruff book follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) as he goes on a roadtrip through segregated 1950s America with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to find his missing father (Michael K. Williams).
  • Biggest protests in Thailand in six years as 10,000 people demonstrate in Bangkok for reforms of the government and the monarchy.

On this day in 2019

  • A bandstand where David Bowie played soon after the release of his first hit single 'Space Oddity' was given a Grade II listing. The singer performed from the stand to a small audience in Croydon Road Recreation Ground on 16 August 1969. The bandstand was the centrepiece of a one-day festival, which Bowie helped to organise and later inspired him to write the seven-minute song, ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’..
  • Huge fire in Chalantika slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, destroys 1,200 houses and leaves up to 10,000 homeless.
  • Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967,69,76; Vuelta a España 1968), who died of heart attack at 76.
  • Jose Napoles, Boxer.
  • Jim Hardy, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams; Pro Bowl 1950), who died at 96.
  • Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), who died at 86.
  • Richard Williams, Cartoonist.
  • Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), who died at 79.
  • The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is released. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary begins as a seemingly ordinary profile following the final tour of a dying magician, but becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as filmmaker Ben Berman struggles to separate truth from illusion.
  • What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is released. What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait into the lives of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival in a country not on their side.
  • Blinded by the Light is released. Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll, Blinded by the Light tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
  • End of the Century is released. When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories—and maybe even their destinies?
  • Cold Case Hammarskjöld is released. Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles is released. Paris,1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L'Age d'Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel's good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel's next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects—and his own.
  • Aquarela is released. Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. The film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela's main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette is released. Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is released. Four teenage girls (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse, and Brianne Tju) explore a submerged Mayan City. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly Great White Sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.
  • Driven is released. Set in early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of the golden boy of the automotive industry, John DeLorean (Lee Pace) and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through the eyes of his friendship with charming, ex-con pilot turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). DeLorean turned to unsavory activities to save his financially troubled DeLorean Motor Company, and it was Hoffman who was all too willing to lure the car designer/engineer into a cocaine trafficking ring set up by the FBI.
  • Good Boys is released. After being invited to his first kissing party,12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max's dad's drone - which Max is forbidden to touch - to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon and Midori Francis).
  • Mindhunter: Season 2 is released. FBI agents Holden? ?Ford (Jonathan? ?Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt? ?McCallany) as well as Professor Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) are looking into the Atlanta Child Murders in the second season. Charles Manson (Damon Herriman, who also played Manson in Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and David Berkowitz - aka Son of Sam are also expected to appear.
  • No Man's Land was released by Frank Turner. The eighth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features an all-female band for songs about 13 women from history (including his mother) and was produced by Catherine Marks.
  • The Center Won't Hold was released by Sleater-Kinney. The ninth full-length studio release for the rock trio was produced by St. Vincent and is the final one with drummer Janet Weiss, who announced her departure from the band in July 2019.
  • So Much Fun was released by Young Thug. The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, J. Cole, Doe Boy, Future, Gunna, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Lil Duke, Lil Keed, Lil Uzi Vert, Machine Gun Kelly, NAV, Quavo, and Travis Scott.
  • - Ugh, those feels again was released by Snoh Aalegra. The second full-length release for the Swedish Iranian R&B artist was executive produced by No I.D.
  • This Is Not a Safe Place was released by Ride. The sixth full-length studio release for the British shoegaze band was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by Alan Moulder with Caesar Edmunds.
  • Thrashing thru the Passion was released by The Hold Steady. The first full-length studio release for the Brooklyn-based rock band in five years was produced by Josh Kaufman.
  • When I Have Fears was released by The Murder Capital. The debut full-length release for the Irish post-punk band was produced by Flood.
  • Forevher was released by Shura. The second full-length release for the British pop artist was inspired by her own long-distance relationship.
  • Infest the Rats' Nest was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The 15th full-length studio release for the Australian psychedelic rock band features heavy metal influences.
  • Inflorescent was released by Friendly Fires. The third full-length release for the British dance-rock trio is its first in eight years.
  • Equivalents was released by Loscil. The 12th full-length release for Scott Morgan as Loscil was inspired by Alfred Stieglitz's photographs of clouds from the '20s and '30s.
  • Face Stabber was released by Oh Sees. The latest full-length studio release for the Oh Sees features a 14-minutes and a 21-minutes long tracks.
  • Cala was released by Fionn Regan. The sixth full-length solo release for the Irish folk singer-songwriter was made in his hometwon of Bray.
  • Animated Violence Mild was released by Blanck Mass. This is the fourth full-length studio release for the electronic solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power.
  • Here Be Dragons for PC is released. Here Be Dragons is a satirical turn-based strategy game featuring unique "living map"graphics, where you lead a group of crazed captains and eradicate legendary monsters in order to allow Christopher Columbus the discovery of the New World.
  • Grandia HD Collection for Switch is released. Grandia and Grandia 2, a pair of games originally released on Sega's Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, respectively, are coming to Nintendo Switch. Both games feature newly retouched details for the user interface, sprites, and textures, enhanced cinematics, Japanese and English audio tracks, and Japanese and English language support along with new French and German translations.

On this day in 2018

  • International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending,18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019.
  • Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people.
  • World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots.
  • Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless.
  • Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes.
  • Pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania.
  • Sutton Nguyen, YouTube Star, born in Orlando, FL.
  • Bay Bieber, Family Member, born in Canada.
  • Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), who died of pancreatic cancer at 76.
  • Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), who died of pneumonia at 49.
  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark for PC is released. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a focus on storytelling and strategic battles. Unfold a mature story as you progress through hand-crafted scenarios, controlling your own group of Arbiters, with each character customizable from a wide selection of classes and abilities.
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes for Switch is released. In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast. Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.
  • Manual Samuel for Switch is released. Meet Samuel, he’s handsome, wealthy and most importantly – dead. A deal with Death gives Samuel one last chance to live again if he can survive a whole day doing everything manually. Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. From breathing and blinking to driving and working, all these tasks will fall to you. It won’t be easy, with Death himself tagging along for the ride, you might be in some very deep feces. Now updated to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con features such as motion sensors and split Joy-Con support for 2 player co-op.
  • CastleStorm for Switch is released. CastleStorm features medieval ballista weaponry, allowing players to launch an assortment of explosive weapons including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep to defeat an onslaught of enemies trying to capture your flag and destroy your castle. Deploy a fearsome ground attack of swordsmen, knights, and donkey riders in order to protect your castle games, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician,10th Prime Minister of India (1996,1998-2004), who died at 93.

On this day in 2017

  • Baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence.
  • Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes.
  • Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia.
  • Lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim.
  • Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected.
  • Egoryan Pavlov, TikTok Star, born in Kazakhstan.
  • The Wound is released. The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point. [Kino Lorber]
  • Marlon: Season 1 is released. Marlon (Marlon Wayans) is a father with two children and an ex-wife in this comedy loosely inspired by the comedian's real life.
  • Philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
  • Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park.

On this day in 2016

  • " When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena.
  • Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people.
  • John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, who died at 89.
  • Phantaruk for PC is released. Phantaruk combines survival horror with adventure and stealth mechanics. Expect true shivers down your spine as you fight for your life not only facing the dangers of the Purity-02 spaceship, but most of all - when you try to get rid of toxins continually destroying you from the inside.
  • The Huntsman: Winter's Curse for PlayStation 4 is released. Winter is approaching as Queen Freya’s army marches on relentlessly. Under the shadow of that deadly war, Elisabeth’s life on her family’s farm in Vardhelm comes to an abrupt end. Join her to find her missing brothers as you explore the Huntsman universe and encounter both familiar faces and new dangers, all while discovering the secret Elisabeth herself carries in this wintery adventure. []
  • Hitman - Episode 4: Bangkok for PlayStation 4 is released. While Agent 47 is quite the jet-setter, he rarely chooses to travel for pleasure. 47 is most certainly all work and no play. And so it is that he finds himself traveling to Thailand to bask in the natural beauty of exotic gardens, explore the Himmapan luxury hotel and resort’s exquisite interiors; and most importantly, take care of business. [Square Enix]
  • Grow Up for PlayStation 4 is released. BUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s as challenging as it is beautiful. Welcome to Grow Up!
  • Bound for PlayStation 4 is released. Players use dance moves to traverse vast environments filled with platforming challenges in an introspective story that is revealed through powerful metaphor and imagery. [Plastic]
  • Uno for Xbox One is released. Uno makes its return to consoles and PC with an assortment of exciting features such as added video chat support and an all new theme system which adds more fun to enjoy your Uno game!Match cards either by matching color or value and play action cards to change things up. Race against others to empty your hand before everyone else in either Classic Play or customize your experience with a variety of House Rules and match settings to ensure you and your friends never play the same game twice!Also, get ready to shake things up with new branded themes introducing never-before-seen Theme Cards that really change the way you play the game!
  • João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, who died at 100.
  • Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze sets a world record of 473 total kilograms to win the men's +105kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
  • Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic retains her Olympic title with a distance of 69.21m at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
  • Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina retain their Olympic synchronised swimming duet title at the Rio de Janeiro Games with final score 194.9910.

On this day in 2015

  • One Direction were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Drag Me Down'. It was the band's first single since Zayn Malik's departure earlier in this year The track won the fan-voted 'Best Video Award' at the 2016 Brit Awards..
  • 'Batman'samaritan Lenny B. Robinson is killed in a car accident in Maryland.
  • Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), who died of a heart attack at 68.
  • Show Me a Hero: Season 1 is released. Based on Lisa Belkin's nonfiction book of the same name, in the 1980s, a federal court order forces Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac) to make a decision to build low-income housing in white neighborhoods that could ruin his political career and further divide the city.

On this day in 2013

  • Spark: A Burning Man Story is released. Each year,60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. Spark takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the "default world, "we wonder which dreams can survive.
  • The Happy Sad is released. Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints is released. An outlaw who escapes from prison sets out to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
  • Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is released. Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of artist and illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogy posters.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Austenland is released. Jane Hayes is obsessed with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to a resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect gentleman suddenly become more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
  • Jobs is released. The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout to one of the leading creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler is released. Lee Daniels' The Butler looks at the life of a White House butler who served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986 and had a unique front-row seat during a tumultuous period of American history.
  • Paranoia is released. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar, seduced by unlimited wealth and power, falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. [Relativity Media]
  • You Will Be My Son is released. A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. Paul is a demanding and passionate wine-maker but is a domineering father. He is not happy that his son may one day succeed him. He dreams of a son who is more talented, more charismatic... and more in line with his own aspirations. Things deteriorate as Paul's trusted manager Francois is dying of cancer. When Francois' son Philip, also in the wine business, returns from California to look after his father, Paul sees Philip as his ideal son and turns away from his own flesh and blood.
  • Kick-Ass 2 is released. After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
  • Cutie and the Boxer is released. For years, Ushio Shinohara has been one of the leading, and most underappreciated, alternative artists in Japan and New York City with an wildly esoteric style. For many of those years, his wife, Noriko, has been a faithful companion to this idiosyncratic man, but grew want to be more. This film covers the relationship of these special couple as Ushio struggles for commercial success on his own terms. Meanwhile, we also follow Noriko pursuing her own artistic vision with her semi-autobiographical line art project that reveals much about her own soul as eloquently as her husband's work.


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