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Today in the World Countries
- Autumn Equinox Day is being celebrated in Japan
- Blessed Rainy Day is being celebrated in Bhutan
- National Day is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Meagan Morrison, Illustrator, born in Canada.
On this day in 2022
- British PM Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng release "the mini-budget that broke Britain" containing largest tax cuts. Leads to an economic crisis and the downfall of both..
- St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits 2 home runs with 5 RBI in 11-0 win over Dodgers in LA; becomes fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 career HRs.
- Tennis great Roger Federer plays his final professional match during Laver Cup in London; teams with friend and rival Rafael Nadal but loses 6–4,6–7 [9–11] to Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
- US President Joe Biden awards British singer Elton John with National Humanities Medal.
- Weather Alive was released by Beth Orton.
The first full-length release in six years for singer-songwriter Beth Orton was self-produced.
- Typical Music was released by Tim Burgess.
The sixth full-length solo release for The Charlatans' Tim Burgess features a guest appearance by Pearl Charles.
- Denim & Diamonds was released by Nikki Lane.
The first full-length release in five years for country artist Nikki Lane was produced by Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme.
- Ali was released by Vieux Farka Touré.
The collaboration between Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin is said to be an homage to the music of the late Ali Farka Touré (Vieux's father).
- MOSS was released by Maya Hawke.
The second full-length release for actress/singer-songwriter Maya Hawke features a guest appearance from Will Graefe.
- God Save the Animals was released by (Sandy) Alex G.
After several years of going by the name (Sandy) Alex G, the Philadelphia-based artist returns to his original stage name Alex G for his ninth full-length studio release.
- Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam was released by The Comet Is Coming.
The London-based trio recorded improvisations over four days for its third full-length release.
- In These Times was released by Makaya McCraven.
The latest full-length release for Chicago-based jazz composer/producer Makaya McCraven features contributions from Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Joel Ross, and Brandee Younger.
- My Imaginary Country - Not Rated is released.
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and inspired, My Imaginary Country features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activist leaders and powerfully connects Chile's complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a new president. [Icarus Films]
- Lou - R is released.
Thinking she’d put her dangerous past behind her, Lou (Allison Janney) finds her quiet life interrupted when a desperate mother (Jurnee Smollett) begs her to save her kidnapped daughter. As a massive storm rages, the two women risk their lives on a rescue mission that will test their limits and expose dark and shocking secrets from their pasts.
- Bandit - R is released.
After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a police task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit.
- Don't Worry Darling - R is released.
Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Chris Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia. While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials, ” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Gemma Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
- Catherine Called Birdy - PG-13 is released.
The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter. [Amazon]
- The Enforcer - R is released.
Miami’s top mob enforcer Cuda (Antonio Banderas) sacrifices it all to tear down the criminal organization he's spent his whole life building up when he discovers his boss Estelle (Kate Bosworth) is putting a young runaway’s life in grave danger. Now he has one last chance to make up for his past and find redemption - both for himself and his family - before the mob hunts him down for his betrayal.
- The Greatest Beer Run Ever - R is released.
To show support for his neighborhood friends serving in Vietnam, Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) decides to do something totally outrageous: travel to the frontline by himself to bring the soldiers a little piece of home — their favorite can of American beer. However, what started as a well-meaning journey quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime as Chickie confronts the reality of this controversial war and his reunions with his childhood buddies thrust him into the complexities and responsibilities of adulthood. Based on an incredible true story, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale about friendship, loyalty and sacrifice. [Apple]
- The Justice of Bunny King - Not Rated is released.
Bunny King (Essie Davis), a headstrong mother of two with a sketchy past, earns her keep by washing windows at traffic lights. Using her razor-sharp wit to charm money from gridlocked motorists, she saves every cent to get back the custody of her kids. After promising her daughter a birthday party, Bunny must fight the social services and break the rules to keep her word, but in doing so risks losing her children altogether. Accompanied by her niece Tonya (Thomasin McKenzie), a fierce teenager running away from home, Bunny is in a race against the clock and headed towards an epic showdown with the authorities.
- Sidney - Not Rated is released.
From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, in close collaboration with the Poitier family. [Apple]
- Nothing Compares - Not Rated is released.
The story of one singer's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer, through a contemporary lens.
- On the Come Up - PG-13 is released.
Bri (Jamila C. Gray), a young black girl, attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to do right by the legacy of her father—a rapper whose career was cut short by gang violence—and to help her family climb out of poverty. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false gangsta role that the industry wants to impose upon her.
- Petrov's Flu - Not Rated is released.
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
- Railway Children - PG is released.
Set in rural England against the backdrop of WW2 when children are flooding into the countryside to escape the bombing of industrial cities. With the help of Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter), a group of young evacuees are taken into her rural home and begin to settle into their new life. But when the children encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home, a true adventure ensues.
On this day in 2021
- Biden administration and EPA introduce first regulation against greenhouse gases, reduction of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% in 15 years.
- Fossilized footprints 23,000-21,000 years old from White Sands, New Mexico indicate settlement by humans of North and South America earlier than previous thought.
- (Alfred) "Pee Wee" Ellis, American jazz, funk, and rock saxophonist, arranger (James Brown; Van Morrison; Maceo Parker), and songwriter (" The Chicken" ; "Cold Sweat"), who died of heart failure at 80.
- Nino Vaccarella, Italian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1964; 12 Hours of Sebring 1970), who died at 88.
- Nino Vaccarella, Race Car Driver.
- Sue Thompson [Eva Sue McKee], American pop and country music singer (" Sad Movies (Make Me Cry")), who died at 96.
- Oasis Knebworth 1996 - Not Rated is released.
On 10th & 11th August 1996,250,000 young music fans converged on Knebworth Park to see Oasis play two record breaking, era defining shows. The landmark concerts sold out in under a day with over 2% of the UK population attempting to buy tickets. This was a time when the UK was slowly recovering from a decade of recession. A surging confidence in arts and culture ushered in Cool Britannia and Oasis meteoric rise reflected the country's new found conviction and swagger. Featuring a setlist packed from beginning to end with stone cold classics, including Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger, the Knebworth concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the story of that weekend and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made it possible. It is told through the eyes of the fans who were there, with additional interviews with the band and concert organisers.
On this day in 2020
- President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference.
- Aleksandr Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term as President of Belarus in a secret ceremony, amid continued widespread protests against his re-election.
- Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term as President of Belarus in a secret ceremony, amid continued widespread protests against his re-election.
- Kentucky grand jury indicts only one of three officers for wanton engagement for shooting unarmed Breonna Taylor in Louisville.
- Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, who died at 93.
- Juliette Greco, Movie Actress.
- Gale Sayers, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback,4X Pro Bowl,2X NFL rushing leader (Chicago Bears), and source for the TV movie "Brian's Song", who died from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at 77.
- Gale Sayers, American College / Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (4 x Pro Bowl; 5 x 1st Team All Pro; Chicago Bears), who died from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at 77.
- Bobby Wilson, English tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1960 runner-up), who died at 84.
- Ray Batten, English rugby league back-rower (Great Britain 3, England 3 Tests; Leeds 434 games) and coach (Wakefield Trinity), who died at 75.
- W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), who died at 85.
- Oliver Sacks: His Own Life - Not Rated is released.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.
- Enola Holmes - PG-13 is released.
England,1884 – a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history.
- TV SERIES
- Agents of Chaos: Season 1 is released.
The two-part documentary directed by Alex Gibney and Javier Alberto Botero delves into Russia's interference with the 2016 U.S. election with videos of troll farms and interviews with the lead prosecutor for the Mueller Investigation Andrew Weissmann, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCab, former CIA Director John Brennan, and Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
On this day in 2019
- Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders "How Dare You" for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
- Haitian Senator Jean-Marie Ralph Féthière opens fire hitting a journalist leaving parliament in Port-au-Prince.
- Renewed violence in West Papua region, Indonesia, leaves 27 dead in capital Wamena after protesters set fire to buildings over racism claims.
- Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist died age 78. He provided the Grateful Dead with many of their vivid and enduring lyrics for some of the band’s signature songs, including 'Uncle John’s Band', 'Scarlet Begonias' and 'Dark Star.'.
- 178 year old British travel company Thomas Cook goes into liquidation, stranding 600,000 travellers worldwide, prompting largest postwar repatriation effort by UK government.
- US police officer fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanour battery in Florida.
- Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), who died at 78.
- TV SERIES
- Prodigal Son: Season 1 is released.
Criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) helps solves murders with the NYPD while dealing with his father Martin (Michael Sheen), who was a serial killer and still wants a relationship with his son in this crime drama from Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver.
- Bluff City Law: Season 1 is released.
After years of estrangement, Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) returns to the civil rights law firm her father (Jimmy Smits) runs after the death of her mother in this legal drama set in Memphis.
- Bob Hearts Abishola: Season 1 is released.
Bob (Billy Gardell) a middle-aged sock businessman falls in love with his Nigerian cardiac nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) in this Chuck Lorre comedy.
- All Rise: Season 1 is released.
Former deputy district attorney Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) begins her first year as a judge under the guidance of Supervising Judge Judith Benner (Marg Helgenberger). Across the bench are Lola's best friend Deputy District Attorney Mark Callan (Wilson Bethel) and public defender Emily Lopez (Jessica Camacho) in this legal drama from Greg Spottiswood.
On this day in 2018
- Alexander Zverev beats Kevin Anderson 6-7,7-5,10-7 in Chicago to complete a 13-8 win for Team Europe over Team World in the 2nd Laver Cup tennis tournament.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program.
- Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Chicago: Alexander Zverev beats Kevin Anderson 6-7,7-5,10-7 to complete a 13-8 win for Team Europe over Team World.
- Japan's space agency is the first to place two robotic explorers on an asteroid - Ryugu, from its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft.
- Mud volcano, the Otman-Bozdag, erupts 300m (980ft) high, near Baku, Azerbaijan.
- Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Tiger Woods wins by 2 strokes from Billy Horschel; Woods'80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus.
- 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37.
- Charles Kao, Engineer.
On this day in 2017
- Women are allowed in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time during Saudi Arabia's 87th anniversary celebrations.
- US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend.
- Tsisana Tatishvili, Georgian lyric-dramatic soprano, who died at 79.
- Charles Bradley, American R& B and funk singer, known as 'The Screaming Eagle of Soul', who died of stomach cancer at 68.
On this day in 2016
- According to the Music Business Association, playlists were now a more popular way to listen to music than albums. The report saidplaylists accounted for 31% of listening time across all demographics, while albums lagged behind on 22%. But single tracks remained the dominant format, according to the study, accounting for 46% of music played..
- Shawn Mendes releases his album "Illuminate", debuts at No. 1 US Billboard 200.
- Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad was released by Billy Bragg.
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry recorded the 13 train-themed tracks at several stops along their journey from Chicago to Los Angeles by train.
- Return to Love was released by LVL UP.
The third full-length release for the New York alternative rock band was produced by Mike Ditrio.
- Physicalist was released by Forma.
The third full-length release for the Brooklyn synth trio is its first with John Also Bennett and features acoustic instruments.
- The Healing Component was released by Mick Jenkins.
The debut full-length studio release for the Chicago-based rapper features guest appearances from Michael Anthony, BADBADNOTGOOD, J-Stock, Ravyn Lenae, Noname, Xavier Omär, and theMIND.
- Writing of Blues & Yellows was released by Billie Marten.
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rich Cooper and Cam Blackwood.
- A Corpse Wired for Sound was released by Merchandise.
The Tampa band is back to a trio (Carson Cox, Dave Vassalotti, and Pat Brady) for its second full-length on the 4AD label and was for the first time recorded partly in a studio.
- A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings was released by Beach Slang.
The second full-length studio release for the Philadelphia pop-punk band led by James Alex was produced by Dave Downham.
- Ape In Pink Marble was released by Devendra Banhart.
The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was written, produced, arranged, and recorded with Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick.
- Care was released by How to Dress Well.
The fourth full-length release for Tom Krell features production from the Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, CFCF, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Dre Skull.
- Departed Glories was released by Biosphere.
The 12th full-length release for the Norwegian ambient Geir Jenssen is his first in five years.
- If You See Me, Say Yes was released by Flock of Dimes.
The debut full-length release for the Jenn Wasner solo project was self-produced and mixed by mixing John Congleton.
- I Had a Dream That You Were Mine was released by Hamilton Leithauser.
This is the debut full-length release from the collaboration between the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser and ex-Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij.
- Fires Within Fires was released by Neurosis.
The 11t full-length release for the Oakland-based post-metal was recorded by producer Steve Albini.
- Heads Up was released by Warpaint.
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles indie rock/pop band was produced by Jacob Bercovici.
- Girl Asleep - Not Rated is released.
Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school! Perfectly content being a wallflower, suddenly Greta's flung far from her comfort zone into a distant, parallel place—a strange world that’s a little frightening and a lot weird, but only there can she find herself. [Oscilloscope]
- Goat - R is released.
Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer,19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
- I.T. - September 23,2016 is released.
Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.
- My Blind Brother - R is released.
Bill (Nick Kroll) has always lived in the shadow of his overachieving brother Robbie (Adam Scott), an arrogant athlete and local celebrity who happens to be blind. After years of thanklessly helping Robbie achieve one goal after another, Bill finally catches a break when he finds a connection with the charming Rose (Jenny Slate), who is dealing with her own crisis. But when Rose starts dating Robbie, Bill must decide if he can finally put his own happiness over his brother’s and compete for the ultimate prize.
- Closet Monster - Not Rated is released.
A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar (Connor Jessup) hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town. After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy (Isabella Rossellini) and faces his demons to find the life he wants. [Strand Releasing]
- Chronic - R is released.
David (Tim Roth) is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.
- Audrie & Daisy - TV-14 is released.
Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at the issues faced by America's teenagers who are coming of age in the new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
- Beauty and the Beast - PG-13 is released.
1810. After losing his fortune at sea, a ruined merchant is forced to retire to the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, who is full of joy and grace. On an arduous journey, the Merchant discovers the magical realm of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Belle, who blames herself for her family’s terrible misfortune, decides to sacrifice her life in place of her father’s. However, it isn’t death that awaits Belle in the Beast’s castle, but rather a peculiar life of magic, joy and melancholy.
- The Lovers and the Despot - Unrated is released.
The romance between the debonair film director Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee took them to the heights of South Korean society. Fame took a toll on their love, but it also attracted unbelievable twists of fate. The two find themselves kidnapped by the North Korean regime, and they are forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project led by superfan cinephile Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture, imprisonment, and surveillance, their romance is rekindled, and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking—but the smallest mistake in their plans could cost them their lives. [Magnolia Pictures]
- The Magnificent Seven - PG-13 is released.
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
- The Free World - R is released.
Following his release from a brutal stretch in prison for crimes he didn't commit, Mo (Boyd Holbrook) is struggling to adapt to life on the outside. When his world collides with Doris (Elizabeth Moss), a mysterious married woman with a violent past, he decides to risk his newfound freedom to keep her in his life.
- Queen of Katwe - PG is released.
A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.
- The Dressmaker - R is released.
After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis). She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
- The Age of Shadows - Not Rated is released.
The 1920s. Korea has fallen under Japanese rule. Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho), a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo), a leader of the resistance. These two men who stand on opposite sides of their historical era, each knowing the identity and intentions of the other, become close without revealing their inner thoughts. Meanwhile intel is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are. Members of the resistance meet in Shanghai to obtain explosives that will be used to destroy facilities of the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul, while the Japanese police follow them and gather in Shanghai. The pursued and the pursuers are locked in an operation where each side uses the other. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border and heads towards Seoul. [CJ Entertainment]
- Storks - PG is released.
Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world. [Warner Bros.]
- TV SERIES
- Transparent: Season 3 is released.
Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) considers gender-confirmation surgery in the third season of the dark comedy.
- The Exorcist (2016): Season 1 is released.
The adaptation of William Blatty’s 1971 book focuses on Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and Father Marcus Lang (Ben Daniels) as they face a case of demonic possession in Angela Rance's (Geena Davis) family.
- MacGyver (2016): Season 1 is released.
20-something Angus "Mac"MacGyver (Lucas Till) and former CIA agent Jack (George Eads) deal with dangerous missions around the world as part of the Department of External Services in this reboot of the 1985 series.
On this day in 2015
- TV SERIES
- Empire (2015): Season 2 is released.
Cookie seeks control of Empire in the second season of the drama that will feature guest appearances from Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Chris Rock, Adam Rodriguez and Marisa Tomei.
- Rosewood: Season 1 is released.
Miami private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut) teams up with Miami police detective Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) to solve crimes in this drama from Todd Harthan.
On this day in 2014
- Marcel Adams, Gospel Singer.
- Night Surfer was released by Chuck Prophet.
The 13th full-length release for the San Francisco singer-songwriter features contributions from Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin.
- Plain Spoken was released by John Mellencamp.
The 22nd studio album for the singer-songwriter was self-produced (T Bone Burnett was credited as executive producer) and is his first release on the Republic Records label.
- Please was released by Sondre Lerche.
The seventh full-length release for the Norwegian pop singer-songwriter was written after his divorce from Mona Fastvold.
- Popular Problems was released by Leonard Cohen.
The 13th studio release for the Hall of Fame singer-songwriter was co-written with Patrick Leonard, who also produced the album.
- Singer's Grave/A Sea of Tongues was released by Bonnie "Prince"Billy.
The 11th full-length release from Will Oldham contains reworked versions of songs from 2011's Wolfroy Goes to Town.
- Something Shines was released by Laetitia Sadier.
This is the third solo release for the former Stereolab singer.
- Sukierae was released by Tweedy.
The debut release for the side project from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer features contributions from Scott McCaughey of the Baseball Project, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.
- Syro was released by Aphex Twin.
This is the first full-length studio release from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin in over 13 years.
- The Fact Facer was released by Holy Sons.
This is the latest full-length release for Emil Amos' solo project Holy Sons.
- The Way I'm Livin' was released by Lee Ann Womack.
The seventh studio release for the award-winning country singer was produced by her husband, Frank Liddell.
- Too Bright was released by Perfume Genius.
The third full-length release from Seattle singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas as Perfume Genius was co-produced with Adrian Utley and John Parish.
- Tribal was released by Imelda May.
The fourth studio release for the Irish rockabilly singer was produced by Mike Crossey.
- Tyranny was released by Julian Casablancas & the Voidz.
The debut release for the rock band led by The Strokes frontman with Jake Bercovici, Alex Carapetis, Jeramy Gritter, Jeff Kite, and Amir Yaghmai was produced by Shawn Everett.
- Unflesh was released by Gazelle Twin.
The second full-length release for Elizabeth Bernholz as Gazelle Twin includes production from Benge.
- Weirdon was released by Purling Hiss.
The seventh full-length release from the Philadelphia psych-punk trio includes influences from pop and indie rock music.
- Encyclopedia was released by The Drums.
The third full-length release from the Brooklyn-based indie rock band that is now a duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham after Connor Hanwick left in late 2012.
- Commune was released by Goat.
This is the second full-length release from the Swedish psychedelic rock collective.
- Cheek to Cheek was released by Lady Gaga.
The jazz standards release from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga followed their collaboration on a track off Bennett's 2011 album, Duets II.
- Chinese Fountain was released by The Growlers.
This is the fifth full-length release from the self-described "beach goth"California band.
- Black Moon Spell was released by King Tuff.
The third full-length release for the Kyle Thomas' psychedelic rock project includes contributions from Ty Segall.
- Mr Twin Sister was released by Mr Twin Sister.
The second full-length release for the New York indie pop band previously known as Twin Sister was produced by Jonathan Low.
- TV SERIES
- NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1 is released.
The New Orleans NCIS field office is led by Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team that includes Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan), and coroner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder).
On this day in 2013
- Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street. The show followed his appearance on TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live show..
- 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China.
- Mandy Corrente, Instagram Star, born in Miami, FL.
- Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea), who died at 84.
- Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, who died at 105.
- Fire Within was released by Birdy.
The second release for British singer-songwriter Jasmine van der Bogaerde is her first with original material.
- Man and Myth was released by Roy Harper.
The first new studio release in over 13 years for the British folk singer-songwriter includes a guest appearance by Pete Townsend on guitar.
- Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came was released by Jesu.
The fourth full-length studio release for the British post-rock project led by Justin Broadrick features a 17-minute track.
- TV SERIES
- Mom: Season 1 is released.
The latest sitcom from Chuck Lorre stars Anna Faris as a newly sober single mother who works as a waitress in Napa Valley but whose life is complicated further by the return of her estranged mother (Allison Janney), herself a recovering alcoholic.
- Hostages: Season 1 is released.
A surgeon (Toni Collette) is forced to agree to assassinate the president (James Naughton) during an operation after a rogue FBI agent (Dylan McDermott) takes her family hostage. This Jerry Bruckheimer-produced conspiracy thriller is based on an Israeli series.
- The Blacklist: Season 1 is released.
One of the FBI's most wanted criminals, Raymond "Red"Reddington (James Spader), offers to turns himself in to help catch a presumed-dead terrorist, but only if he is partnered with newly graduated profiler, Liz Keen (Megan Boone).