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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Nicki Minaj's single "Super Freaky Girl" debuts at #1; first female rapper to do so since Lauren Hill in 1998 with "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
    • DEATHS
    • Carlos Duarte, Portuguese soccer forward (7 caps; FC Porto, Leixões SC), who died at 89.
    • The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe: Season 1 is released. The four-part British series created by Chris Lang is based on the true story of John Darwin (Eddie Marsan) and his wife Anne (Monica Dolan) faked his death to claim his life insurance in 2002.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITV on 17 Apr 2022 and in the US on BritBox on 23 August 2022]
    • Midnight Fight Express for PlayStation 4 is released. A former member of the criminal underworld is lured back into “the life” by a mysterious drone claiming they have until sunrise to prevent a citywide criminal takeover together.
    • Saints Row for PlayStation 5 is released. Developed by Deep Silver Volition, Saints Row is a complete reboot and features a brand new setting, brand new characters and a brand new tone, all refreshed for today’s gamer. Saints Row is set in Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the American Southwest and one of the most varied and diverse city locations ever built for a Saints Row game. Three friends join you on your incredible journey to become self made. Neenah, the driver and mechanic with Los Panteros, Kevin who is a DJ and a member of The Idols, and Eli who came to Santo Ileso to make his fortune as an entrepreneur. You play as The Boss and get to decide who you want to be, while building your very own criminal empire. Along the way you must take on three brutal enemy factions who currently control Santo Ileso: Los Panteros are the muscle and the power, The Idols are motivated by fame and notoriety, and Marshall Defense Technologies are a private military conglomerate. Players will be able to enjoy seamless and untethered two-player co-op together, whether they’re playing on the PS4 or PS5. In terms of PS5 specifics, we’re implementing features for next-generation consoles and can’t wait to divulge details closer to the launch of the game.
    • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak begins a 12-year prison sentence for money laundering, after the High Court rejects his final appeal.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • US Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pandemic vaccine for people 16 and over. First vaccine to move past emergency-use status in the US..
    • Video evidence of a Seychelles giant tortoise hunting and eating a bird revealed for the first time, tortoises previously thought to be herbivores.
    • DEATHS
    • Harry Jefferson, Race Car Driver.
    • Jimmy Hayes, Hockey Player.
    • José Yudica, Argentine soccer forward (4 caps; Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors) and manager (Newell's Old Boys, Quilmes), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Indianapolis 500: 2017 champion Takuma Sato of Japan wins his 2nd title under yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining.
    • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sophia Popov of Germany claims her first Tour title by 2 strokes from Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura; at #304, lowest ranked player to win a major.
    • UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Kingsley Coman heads German giants Bayern Munich to the club's 6th crown in a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain.
    • US black man Jacob Blake shot and injured by police in front of his children in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompting violent protests.
    • DEATHS
    • Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), who died at 91.
    • Greg Montgomery, American NFL punter (Baltimore Ravens), who died at 55.
    • The Vow (2020): Season 1 is released. The documentary series directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer looks into the NXIVM self-help program where Smallville actress Allison Mack recruited women to eventually join a secret society that allegedly included sexual slavery to co-founder Keith Raniere.
    • US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a presidential second term.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album Lover, her first album after parting ways with her former label, Big Machine Records. All of the album's 18 tracks charted on the Hot 100, breaking the all-time female record for the most simultaneous entries. Lover topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and several others. It was Swift's sixth No.1 album on the US Billboard chart..
    • Russia launches the 1st floating nuclear power station the Akademik Lomonosov from port of Murmansk.
    • DEATHS
    • Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), who died at 85.
    • Amath Dansokho, Politician.
    • Sheila Steafel, South African British actress (The Frost Report), who died at 84.
    • MOVIES: AUGUST 23 2019
    • Genèse (Genesis) is released. Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free. [Film Movement]
    • Give Me Liberty is released. Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment. [Music Box Films]
    • Jawline is released. Jawline follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
    • Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool is released. Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles Davis was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of his life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music.
    • Tigers Are Not Afraid is released. A group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes run from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Vita & Virginia is released. Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is released. The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition"was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Brittany Runs A Marathon is released. Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell) is everybody’s best friend ? except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.
    • Angel Has Fallen is released. When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
    • Jacob's Ladder is released. After the death of his brother in Afghanistan, Jacob Singer is finally getting his life back together. He has a beautiful wife, a new born child and a successful career as surgeon in a VA hospital. When a stranger approaches him and tells him that his brother is actually alive and living in an underground shelter with other homeless vets, Jacob’s life starts to unravel. He begins hallucinating, believes he is being followed by violent attackers and becomes paranoid about the truth of what really happened to his brother. When he discovers that his brother is alive and addicted to an experimental drug, he uncovers a secret he never could have been prepared for.
    • ALBUMS
    • Jimmy Lee was released by Raphael Saadiq. The first full-length release of new material from the R&B artist/producer was inspired by his late brother's struggle with drug addiction and features guest appearances from Rob Bacon, Reverend E. Baker, Ernest Turner, and Daniel J. Watts.
    • Guild of the Asbestos Weaver was released by Alexander Tucker. The eighth full-length solo studio release for the British experimental singer-songwriter features influences from drone music, science fiction and cosmic horror comics.
    • How to Live was released by Modern Nature. The debut full-length release for the music project from Mazes/ex-Ultimate Painting member Jack Cooper and Beak>'s Will Young features contributions from Rupert Gillett, Woods' Aaron Nevue and Sunwatchers' Jeff Tobias.
    • In the Spirit World Now was released by Ceremony. The sixth full-length release for the Northern California punk band is its first on the Relapse label.
    • Lover was released by Taylor Swift. The seventh full-length studio release for the country pop artist features a guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
    • August was released by Shannon Lay. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was produced with Ty Segall and features contributions from Mikal Cronin, Nick Murray and Segall.
    • Anak Ko was released by Jay Som. The third full-length release for Melina Duterte as Jay Som was written after her move to Los Angeles.
    • A Distant Call was released by Sheer Mag. The second full-length release for the Philadelphia punk quartet was recorded by by the band's bassist Hart Seely.
    • Ginger was released by BROCKHAMPTON. The hip hop collective follow their first #1 album,2018's Iridescence, with this self-produced 12-song set.
    • Braindrops was released by Tropical Fuck Storm. The second full-length release for the Australian band led by ex-The Drones members Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin was recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes.
    • Eve was released by Rapsody. The third full-length studio release for the North Carolina rapper features guest appearances from J. Cole, D'Angelo, GZA, JID, Leikeli47, Mereba], PJ Morton, Queen Latifah, K.Roosevelt, SiR, and Elle Varner.
    • While I'm Livin' was released by Tanya Tucker. The first full-length album of new material in 17 years from the country legend was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Telling Lies for PC is released. Four private lives. One big lie. Search through secretly recorded video conversations to discover the truth. The successor to the acclaimed Her Story.
    • Mable & The Wood for PC is released. Hunt down massive beasts and, upon destroying them, shapeshift into their forms in order to use their powers to save or destroy the world. Players with less violent intent can find secret paths to complete Mable without killing anything, including bosses.
    • Snooker 19 for Switch is released. Play in every officially licensed tournament as any of the top 128 players in the world including: Mark Selby, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui and legends of the sport like Ken Doherty and Jimmy White.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria.
    • DEATHS
    • Dieter Thomas Heck, TV Show Host.
    • George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), who died at 96.
    • GAMING: PC
    • F1 2018 for PC is released. MAKE HEADLINES in F1® 2018. F1 2018 is the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The new game immerses players into the world of Formula 1® more than ever before.
    • HYPERGUN for PC is released. Fight through waves of alien interlopers and save the world as Dewey Owens in HYPERGUN, a fast-paced roguelite shooter centering around a procedural weapon of questionable effectiveness. Enter the simulation. Build the HYPERGUN!
    • The King's Bird for PC is released. The King's Bird is a momentum-based precision-platformer that seamlessly combines parkour with aerial movement.
    • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr for PlayStation 4 is released. Enter the Chaos-infested Caligari Sector and purge the unclean with the most powerful agents of the Imperium of Man. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr is a grim Action-RPG featuring multiple classes of the Inquisition who will carry out the will of the Emperor even in the darkest reaches of the Imperium. THE NEXT MILESTONE IN THE EVOLUTION OF ARPGS. The first Action-RPG set in the grim future of the 41st Millennium takes the genre to its next level: an open-world sandbox game with a persistent universe with a huge variety of missions, tactical, brutal combat encounters in destructible environments and a storyline influenced by the community of players. Use the cover system for tactical advantage, shoot off limbs and perform executions in epic boss battles and become a Protector of any solar systems with your glorious actions!INQUISITORS: SECRET AGENTS AND SPECIALISTSForge your own playstyle with different character classes and specializations: hold your ground with the Crusader Inquisitor while enemies close in on you, bring in your finesse and cunning with the Death Cult Assassin background, or use the unspeakable powers of the Warp with the Primaris Psyker background. Choose from three specializations for each classes that fit your playstyle.TRAVERSE A WHOLE GALACTIC SECTORExplore the Star Map of the vast Caligari Sector, travel in different subsectors and explore an immense amount of solar systems, visit a growing number of unique points of interests: investigate on different planets with distinctive terrain conditions, fight your way through corridors of infested Void Stations, abandoned Star Forts and other diverse environments!FIGHT THE CORRUPTION TOGETHERYou can go solo as a lonely Inquisitor, but you can also assemble a team of your friends! Play missions in co-operative mode with up to 4 team members, blast away your foes together claiming great rewards, and form Cabals to gather your close allies! Inquisitorial Cabals are groups of Inquisitors working together. Cabals can progress just like characters do, and being a member can often grant special missions. The Inquisition has a lot of different factions with different agendas, and Cabals sometimes clash with each other in the shadows.IMPROVE YOUR WEAPONS, CRAFT MISSIONS AND TWEAK YOUR SKILLSLooking for a specific loot or reward? Use Uther's Tarot to set the conditions of your next mission, collect Blueprints and use Crafting to improve your equipment, and use the Inoculator to fine-tune your different skills. Choose your loadout to your advantage for each mission!A LIVING, EXPANDING WORLDWarhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr is an ever-growing, long-lasting experience. Expansions and regular free updates will introduce new enemy factions, new terrain settings, new missions and mission types, new story-driven investigations and new gameplay features. Seasons are big, free updates that will introduce longer story arcs in which players can shape the persistent world of the Caligari sector with their actions. Daily Quests, Tiers and Power Levels ensure new challenges there's always something new to explore or to collect!
    • The Low Road for Switch is released. Lie, blackmail, and steal your way down The Low Road. The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure game in which rookie agent Noomi Kovacs must navigate her way through the world of corporate espionage in this dark spy comedy set in the 1970s. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating rock and roll score, "The Low Road"will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.
    • Flood of Light for Switch is released. You control a mysterious girl who arrives at a city that is completely flooded with water. Only she possesses the ability to control light.By using the girl's supernatural power, you can solve various puzzles to gradually make the water recede and ultimately save the city.However, by doing so, the true purpose of this mysterious girl will also be slowly revealed to you.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead.
    • India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year,22,186 cases reported.
    • Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances".
    • World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall.
    • US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters.
    • DEATHS
    • Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), who died at 71.
    • [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, who died of pancreatic cancer at 82.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), who died at 85.
    • Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), who died at 94.
    • Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 is released. Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé) move their company from Texas to the Silicon Valley in 1986 in the third season.
    • Better Late Than Never: Season 1 is released. Terry Bradshaw, Jeff Dye, George Foreman, William Shatner, and Henry Winkler travel across Asia without assistants in this remake of the South Korean series "Grandpa Over Flowers."
    • Armikrog for PlayStation 4 is released. A stop-motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive through exploration and puzzle solving. []
    • Alone With You for PlayStation 4 is released. Assume the role of the last survivor of a doomed space colony, trying to repair your ship and escape a planet before it implodes around you. Spend your days searching for clues and parts you need with your troubled AI companion, and your nights in the colony’s holo-sim chamber, experiencing some surprising, story-defining relationships. []
    • INSIDE for PlayStation 4 is released. Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. The second game from Limbo developer Playdead.
    • Madden NFL 17 for PlayStation 4 is released. Madden NFL 17 Franchise = Take your team all the way and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Added features include the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps you updated with scores from around the league. Know your opponents’ tendencies every week, then pick the right drills to attack and counter those tendencies in game. This new level of strategy promises to deliver more variety and more fun when preparing for your next opponent, whether it’s a user or a computer simulated player. [Electronic Arts]
    • Metrico+ for PlayStation 4 is released. Metrico+ is an input-driven game in a world of infographics. All the bar charts, line diagrams, and pie charts react to what you are doing. You have to rethink all you know in order to solve all the puzzles and explore every part of the world that is Metrico. []
    • The King of Fighters XIV for PlayStation 4 is released. King of Fighters returns with a roster of 50 characters. Besides the returning fan favorites, numerous new combatants join the roster. Nakoruru, one of the heroines from the Samurai Shodown series, joins the fight along with her fellow hawk companion Mamahaha. Shun’ei is a new character who plays an important role in the game’s story.Plus, numerous emblematic and original characters prepare to duke it out in the KOF tournament.
    • Worms W.M.D for Xbox One is released. With a hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is back.
    • Valley for Xbox One is released. Explore the vast and beautiful game world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. SUIT: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Xbox One is released. The action of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, a couple of years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the deaths of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has caused a massive divide between those who have augmentations and those who don't. Amidst this emotional turmoil are various factions aiming to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to advance their own agenda and hide the truth of what really occurred.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials.
    • English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
    • Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event.
    • 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan.
    • BIRTHS
    • Mila Bouquet, Family Member, born in Argentina.
    • Lincoln Hoellein, YouTube Star, born in Logan, UT.
    • Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan at the age of 46 weds model Megan Wollover at the age of 28 in NYC.
    • DEATHS
    • Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, who died at 86.
    • Guy Ligier, Race Car Driver.
    • Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 is released. The Walking Dead spin-off is set in Los Angeles where a divorced teacher named Travis (Cliff Curtis), his fiance Madison (Kim Dickens), and her two children (Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey) face the coming zombie apocalypse.

    On this day in 2014

    • BIRTHS
    • Madison Cummings, YouTube Star, born in Idaho.
    • Actress Angelina Jolie at the age of 39 weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt at the age of 50 in Correns, France.
    • DEATHS
    • Albert Ebosse, Soccer Player.
    • Doctor Who: Season 8 is released. The Thick of It's Peter Capaldi takes over as the 12th Doctor as he continues his adventures with Clara (Jenna Coleman).
    • Intruders: Season 1 is released. Produced and written by Glen Morgan, the adaptation of Michael Marshall Smith's 2007 novel, The Intruders, the quiet life in rural Washington of former LAPD cop Jack Whelan (John Simm) is changed when his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino), disappears and is subsequently drawn into a murder case by his high school friend, Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles), that may be related to a secret society seeking immortality.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.
    • A man found in the pool house at Jennifer Lopez's mansion in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York was charged with stalking. According to police, the singer had a restraining order against John Dubis, who was a retired firefighter, was also charged with burglary, criminal contempt and possessing burglary tools..
    • BIRTHS
    • James Tucker, YouTube Star, born in New Orleans, LA.
    • DEATHS
    • David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (" Dear Mrs. Applebee"), who died at 67.
    • William Glasser, American psychiatrist, who died from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88.
    • Una Noche is released. Trapped in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. Elioâ
    • Thérèse is released. This adaptation of François Mauriac's 1927 novel tells the story of an unhappily married woman struggling to break free from social norms.
    • The Trials of Muhammad Ali is released. The Trials Of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war. [Kino Lorber]
    • Paradise: Faith is released. Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Grandmaster is released. The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of legendary martial-arts master Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of Chinaâ
    • Savannah is released. Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Scenic Route is released. The relationship between two life-long friends is tested when they are stranded in the desert.
    • Short Term 12 is released. Grace (Brie Larson), a young supervising staff member of a foster care facility, looks after troubled teens and reckons with her own past alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.).
    • The Frozen Ground is released. Based on a true story, an Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice.
    • The World's End is released. 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.
    • You're Next is released. When the Davison family comes under attack during their reunion getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learn that one guest at the party has a hidden talent for fighting back.
    • Drinking Buddies is released. Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years. Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends"and "more than friends"really blurry? Beer.
    • Devil's Pass is released. The Dyatlove Pass Incident follows a group of students on a trek to investigate the true life mystery of nine Russian skiers who befell an unexplained death while skiing in the Russian mountains in 1959. To this day, their deaths have been one of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.
    • UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre.


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