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  • Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba) is being celebrated in Dr Congo
  • People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Italy's most wanted mobster Matteo Messina Denaro arrested at a private clinic in Palermo after being on the run for 30 years.
  • Cherri, TikTok Star, born in South Korea.
  • Will Njobvu, Radio Host, born in London, England.
  • Yvonne Di Lauro, Blogger, born in Germany.
  • Violet Flowergarden, YouTube Star.
  • Lucile Randon, Supercentenarian.
  • There's Something Wrong with the Children is released. When Margaret (Alisha Wainwright) and Ben (Zach Gilford) take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie (Amanda Crew) and Thomas (Carlos Santos) and their two young children (Briella Guiza and David Mattle), Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.
  • Stonehouse: Season 1 is released. In November 1974, British politician John Stonehouse (Matthew Macfadyen) faked his death in Miami to start a new life with his mistress in Australia in this three-part drama based on a true story.[Premiered originally in the Uk on ITV on 2 Jan 2023 and in the US on BritBox on 17 Jan 2023]
  • Night Court (2023): Season 1 is released. Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, takes over the night shift at a New York City court full of eccentrics and skeptics including former prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) in the sequel to the 1980s legal comedy series of the same name.
  • 12 was released by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The latest full-length release for Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was written and recorded in Tokyo while he was recovering from cancer treatment.
  • Chris Ford, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1971 Detroit Pistons; Boston Celtics) and coach (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers), who died from a heart attack at 74.

On this day in 2022

  • Kevin Flynn, Irish rugby union centre (22 caps; Leinster RFC), who died at 82.
  • Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), who died at 80.

On this day in 2021

  • Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is arrested immediately on his return to Russia after recovering from nerve-agent poisoning.
  • (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), who died at 92.
  • Julian "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), who died of a brain hemorrhage after a fall at 92.
  • Harry Brant, Family Member.

On this day in 2020

  • John Hine, Race Car Driver.
  • Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), who died from motor neurone disease at 71.
  • Jezebel is released. In the last days of her mother's life,19 year old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her older sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Tiffany becomes popular as the only "live black model"at the new adult site and soon becomes too close to one of her frequent callers. Dynamics shift in the sister relationship as each woman explores and exploits their sexuality, using their created fantasy worlds as an escape from the realities of their challenging real life circumstances.
  • A Fall from Grace is released. Grace Waters (Crystal Fox), a longtime pillar of her Virginia community, stays composed when her ex weds his mistress and her son moves away. With convincing from her best friend Sarah (Phylicia Rashad), she tries putting herself first, and a handsome stranger (Mehcad Brooks) becomes her surprise second love. Yet any woman can snap, and Grace's new husband soon ravages her life, her work and - many say - her sanity. Shuttered in a cell awaiting trial for his murder, Grace's only hope for vindication lies with Jasmine Bryant (Bresha Webb), a public defender who has never tried a case. [Netflix]
  • Dolittle is released. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena) and a headstrong parrot (Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
  • Troop Zero is released. In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a motherless girl dreams of life beyond the confines of her trailer-park home. When her quest for connection leads her to reach for the stars in a competition to be included on NASA's landmark Golden Record, it becomes clear she will have to depend on some new friends to take her the last mile.
  • The Wave is released. Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he's in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself - and his wallet.
  • Bad Boys for Life is released. The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride.
  • Little America: Season 1 is released. The immigrant comedy anthology series includes stories inspired by real experiences written about in Epic Magazine.
  • Sex Education: Season 2 is released. There's a rise in Chlamydia at Moordale Secondary, as Otis juggles his growing relationship with girlfriend Ola (Patricia Allison) and his now awkward one with Maeve.
  • R.Y.C. was released by Mura Masa. The second full-length release for the electronic producer features guest appearances from Clairo, Georgia, Ned Green, Ellie Rowsell, slowthai, Tirzah, and Wolf Alice.
  • Nijimusi was released by OOIOO. The eighth full-length release for the Japanese experimental rock band is its first with new drummer, Mishina.
  • Music To Be Murdered By was released by Eminem. The surprise release from the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Anderson.Paak, the late rapper Juice WRLD, Q Tip, and Ed Sheeran.
  • There Is No Year was released by Algiers. The third full-length release for Atlanta-based quartet was produced by Randall Dunn and Ben Greenberg.
  • Ur Fun was released by Of Montreal. The 16th full-length studio release for the indie pop band led by Kevin Barnes features a guest appearance from Locate S,1.
  • X: The Godless Void and Other Stories was released by...And You Will Know Us the Trail of Dead. The 10th full-length release for the Austin-based alternative rock band was produced by the band's own Conrad Keely and Charles Godfrey.
  • Modus Vivendi was released by 070 Shake. The debut full-length studio release for the rapper from New Jersey features The Ebonys on one track.
  • Manic was released by Halsey. The third full-length release for the alternative pop artist features guest appearances Dominic Fike, Alanis Morissette and BTS' Suga.
  • Marigold was released by Pinegrove. The fourth full-length release for the New Jersey indie rock band was recorded in upstate New York.
  • Land of No Junction was released by Aoife Nessa Frances. The debut full-length release for the Irish singer-songwriter was produced with Cian Nugent.
  • Circles was released by Mac Miller. The sixth and final studio release for the rapper was completed with the help of Jon Brion.
  • Countless Branches was released by Bill Fay. The latest full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Joshua Henry.
  • Dream On was released by Alice Boman. The debut full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter was produced by Patrik Berger.
  • Deleter was released by Holy Fuck. The fifth full-length release for the Canadian electronic band features guest appearances from Nicholas Allbrook, Angus Andrew and Alexis Taylor.
  • El Dorado was released by Marcus King. The debut full-length solo release for the guitarist from South Carolina was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
  • Everything Else Has Gone Wrong was released by Bombay Bicycle Club. The first full-length studio release in five years for the British indie rock band was produced with John Congleton.
  • Football Money was released by Kiwi Jr.. The debut full-length release for the Canadian indie rock band was produced by Aaron Goldstein and mixed by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot for PlayStation 4 is released. Relive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe. Experience the StoryExperience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time!Iconic DRAGON BALL ZPlay through iconic DRAGON BALL Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Increase your power level and rise to the challenge! Don't Just Fight As GokuLive as Goku. Fish, fly, eat, train, and battle your way through the DRAGON BALL Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of DRAGON BALL characters.
  • Lydia for Switch is released. Lydia is a story-driven indie adventure game about substance abuse from a perspective of a small child. The story focuses on how a child processes adult’s problems through her imagination.
  • Vitamin Connection for Switch is released. By blasting subatomic foes with your Vitamin Beam, utilizing a special claw tool, and navigating maze-like stages, you'll save the members of the Sable family - including the dog! - from a variety of hazardous and increasingly wacky predicaments. Each level also includes sub-games featuring rhythm challenges, Pong-like reflex tests, and more.
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore for Switch is released. The worlds of the Fire Emblem series and Atlus games have crossed paths again and the result is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. An interdimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical barrage of music, style, and yes, danger. So, fight back! Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively decimate your foesbefore all hope fades to black. You and the rising stars you call friends will need to call on your own creative powermanifested as iconic Fire Emblem characters -- to wage a secret war on rogue spirits that feed on creativity. Each encounter will immerse you in deep, turn-based battles that blend the combat of the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series into one brutal harmony. Fuse items to craft weaponry; then play to your strengths and crush your foes. Around every corner you'll find fun nods to multiple fandoms, including Fire Emblem references, dungeons themed to the entertainment industry, and stunning musical performances.
  • Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), who died at 82.
  • Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests; top score 122; 88 wickets), who died at 86.
  • Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67,73,79; Chunichi Dragons), who died at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect.
  • China executes Cai Dongjia, the country's "godfather of crystal meth" from Boshe, Guangdong.
  • Car bomb in Bogota, Colombia, outside the National Police Academy kills at least 8 and injures 41.
  • Hailie Masson, TikTok Star.
  • Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer (Otoño (Autumn)), and educator, who died at 83.
  • T.A. Toomes, Race Car Driver.
  • Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), who died at 88.
  • Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), who died of heart failure at 82.
  • All These Small Moments is released. A teenage boy's infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus further complicates his already tumultuous adolescence.
  • Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 is released. The second season of the sci-fi series introduces Spock (Ethan Peck) and sees Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) taking over command of the U.S.S. Discovery.
  • Feudal Alloy for PC is released.
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG for PlayStation 4 is released. On the afternoon of April 4th 1999 Sammy Pak went missing. That night, a video of her last known moments was uploaded online. All of your friends excitedly watched as she is pulled from an elevator by something. otherworldly. This is a story about what happens when you look for someone who cant be found and the strange things you invite into your life when you go to forbidden places.
  • Octahedron: Transfixed Edition for Switch is released. Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ hand crafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat.Fry enemies with laser beams, crumble walls, and solve puzzles, while obstacles & enemies move along with the beat. Ascend through the subterranean world of Veetragoul as you lose yourself to a pulse-pounding soundtrack from Chipzel, Andre Sobota, Derek Howell and Monomirror.Enjoy brand new features & content exclusive to the Transfixed Edition: New time trial medals, dozens of new special challenges and new post-game unlockables
  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for Switch is released. Long ago, a war was waged between the Vile God and the Goddess. The battle was fierce; the two were equally matched. Finally, both sides unleashed special weapons that contained fairies imbued with their power. Using this power, each god sealed away the other within another world.And so, time passed...The weapons that the Goddess and the Vile God left were called Furies, and the warriors who used them were called Fencers. Rumors arose that the Furies were so powerful, whoever collected them all would be granted one wish. As a result, Fencers fought each other endlessly to obtain them. By chance, a young man named Fang happened to unwittingly become a Fencer, and saved a girl named Tiara. And she, too, was a Fencer.From that day forward, Fang found himself an important part of the battle between the Goddess and the Vile God.

On this day in 2018

  • Augusto Polo Campos, Composer.
  • Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, who died at 29, three days after a car crash which also killed both her parents.
  • Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), who died of hypothermia at 52.
  • Beuys is released. Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world. [Kino Lorber]
  • Corporate: Season 1 is released. Junior-executives-in-training Matt and Jake (Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman) deal with the pains of working for Hampton Deville CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top executives, John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek) with only the support of Human Resources rep Grace (Aparna Nancherla).
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Season 1 is released. The second installment of Ryan Murphy's anthology focuses on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Penelope Cruz stars as Donatella Versace with Ricky Martin as Gianni's partner, Antonio D'Amico.
  • Full Metal Furies for Xbox One is released. From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes a "true-cooperative"action RPG. FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Play on the couch, alone or with friends, or make it an online party for up to four players.

On this day in 2017

  • Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off.
  • Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state.
  • Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, who died at 81.
  • She Remembered Caterpillars for PC is released. A fungipunk fantasy about love, loss, and holding on, told in the format of a color-based puzzle game. A tale as the bond between parent and child, this lush and bewildering title promises to have players testing their wits against a variety of challenges, all beautiful and very strange.
  • 2064: Read Only Memories for PlayStation 4 is released. Neo-San Francisco,2064 AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient machine, a ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) named Turing. Together, you and the quirky robot will encounter a colorful cast of locals and overcome challenges as you uncover the city’s secrets behind the overlapping futures of technology and humanity. Can you survive in Neo-SF? Or will the mystery go unsolved?
  • The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle for PlayStation 4 is released. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle provides a creative and modern re-imaging of the classic multiplayer beat-em-up genre. Level up your rangers, team up with friends, summon the Megazord, and fight your way through levels stylized after classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episodes!
  • Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star for PlayStation 4 is released. The Moon Cell Automaton is a spiritron computer, which exists on the moon and has the power to grant any wish. Throughout the spiritron-constructed virtual world, SE.RA.PH., Servants and the Masters who control them fight for the right to be the Moon Cell Automaton's sole owner in a ceremonial conflict known as the Holy Grail War. Now, the Servant Nero Claudius and her Master have won the Holy Grail War and have obtained the universal wishing mechanism, the Holy Grail. They also obtained the Regalia, a ring that proves their kingship. With it, they rule over their once-enemy Servants and start a new beginning on the moon's new world. But a new enemy has appeared before them. And this enemy has something that shouldn't exist: another Regalia.
  • Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea for PlayStation Vita is released. Choose to play as either the reserved, mission-focused Shallistera or as ambitious, energetic Shallotte. While their personalities and appearance are drastically different, both girls share the nickname "Shallie." Shallistera is the daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on a voyage to find a solution to the crisis affecting her homeland. Shallotte, on the other hand, has been struggling to bring success to the alchemy workshop since the passing of her father. Uncover each of their journeys using the dual main character system, which has been improved with multiple separate stories and endings for Shallistera and Shallotte.
  • Siegecraft Commander for Xbox One is released. Siegecraft Commander is the latest installment in the popular Siegecraft franchise. With a combination of twitch mechanics and positional tactics, the objective is to build a fortress in a branching structure with specialised towers connected with lofty indestructible walls. Almost everything is performed by adjusting the angle and trajectory of projectiles. Fans of cult classic Moonbase Commander will appreciate the fresh look and overall improvements.
  • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse for Xbox One is released. Get ready for intense combat action as you battle Grimm across familiar locations of Remnant including new areas never before seen in the show. Play as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang in this character-driven adventure that explores new storylines, new Grimm types, and a new villain!The gameplay takes inspiration from Dynasty Warriors and Left 4 Dead offering over-the-top combat along with engaging missions and storytelling.
  • US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years.

On this day in 2016

  • English drummer Dale Griffin died aged 67. He was a founder member of Mott the Hoople best known for classic tracks 'Roll Away The Stone' and 'All The Young Dudes'. The band who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill to take part. Griffin also produced numerous BBC Radio 1 John Peel sessions from 1981 to 1994 including the first professional recording session for Pulp in 1981..
  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), and producer (BBC's John Peel sessions), who died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 67.
  • Mike Sharpe, Wrestler.
  • Mic Gillette, American brass player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), who died of a heart attack at 64.
  • Mercy Street: Season 1 is released. Produced by Ridley Scott, the drama follows the lives of two Civil War nurses: Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a New England widow and Emma Green (Hannah James), a young southern belle, whose family's luxury Alexandria hotel has been turned into a Union Army hospital they both volunteer at.
  • Billions: Season 1 is released. Hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Damian Lewis) comes under investigation by U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
  • Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina.

On this day in 2015

  • Eden Recipon, Model, born in South Korea.
  • English actor and comedian Stephen Fry at the age of 57 weds English stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in Dereham, Norfolk, England.
  • Actor/comedian Stephen Fry at the age of 57 weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham.
  • Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, who died when hit by a train at 37.
  • Whitney (2015) is released. The Lifetime movie about Whitney Houston's (Yaya DaCosta) rise to the top of the charts as well as her relationship with Bobby Brown (Arlen Escarpeta) was directed by Angela Bassett.

On this day in 2014

  • Madonna apologised for using a racial slur to refer to her son on an Instagram post, after she uploaded a snapshot of 13-year-old Rocco Ritchie boxing with the offensive epithet used in a hashtag accompanying the photo. Madonna's comment was swiftly deleted from her Instagram account after some of her 1.1 million followers berated her for using the hashtag "#disnigga".
  • Mia Grace Tindall, Family Member, born in Gloucester, England.
  • Maidentrip is released. 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. [First Run Features]
  • Like Father, Like Son is released. The "switched at birth"urban legend and the Nature vs. Nurture debate provide Hirokazu Kore-eda with a fresh opportunity to revisit his ongoing preoccupation with family dynamics and parent-child relationships in contemporary Japan. The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama)—one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori (Ono Machiko) and son Keita (Keita Ninomiya)—is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a mistake made by a negligent nurse, his "true"son has been raised in the dishevelled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai (Lily Franky) and his wife (Yôko Maki). The different approaches of both couples to their excruciating dilemma and the gradual emotional awakening of the all-too-rational Ryota are at the core of this sensitive drama of family feeling, which showcases Kore-eda’s rich sense of humanity. [IFC Films]
  • Big Bad Wolves is released. A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.
  • The Nut Job is released. Surly, a curmudgeonly squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.
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  • Ride Along is released. Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop soon-to-be brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is released. Jack Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper, his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy and a brilliant Russian oligarch, Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him. [Paramount Pictures]
  • Life of a King is released. Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had — a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and re-entry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to a group of unruly high school students in detention to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame. [Millennium Entertainment]
  • G.B.F. is released. Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore), Mormon princess ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen) and blonde fashionista Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse). When unassuming Tanner (Michael J. Willet) is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends — including his own B.F.F. Brent (Paul Iacono) — that he's leaving behind.
  • Devil's Due is released. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
  • Divinity: Original Sin for PC is released. Gather your party and get ready for a new, back-to-the-roots RPG adventure. Discuss your decisions with companions; fight foes in turn-based combat; explore an open world and interact with everything and everyone you see. Join up with a friend to play online in co-op and make your own adventures with the powerful RPG toolkit.
  • Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), who died of cancer at 73.


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