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New Star Wars movie premieres in Cannes

Solo is a space Western film from Star Wars franchise. The story is centered on Han Solo, owner of Millenium Falcon who played an important role in several Star Wars movies. The 4th post-George Lucas period installment in the franchise premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, earning a lot of early reactions.

Final episode of "New Girl" airs

New Girl is an American sitcom TV series, released by Fox. The series follows the interactions between a group of friends and their romantic relationships. The Last 2 episodes of the final 7th season, "The Curse of the Pirate Bride“ and "Engram Pattersky“, aired together on Fox. These conclude the series which consisted of 146 episodes.

Video game Diablo III is released

Diablo III is RPG video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game set a new record for the fastest-selling PC game, tallying over 3.5 million copies sold in the first 24 hours after its release. It was unsurprisingly the best selling game of 2012, having sold over 12 million copies by year's end.

"Kung Fu Panda" premieres at Cannes Film Festival

The worldwide premiere of Kung Fu Panda was held at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. DreamWorks used it as a launch point for the movie, in order to catch dozens of reporters and photographers. It received massive applause at the end of the screening. Overall, the movie scored high with reviews and won several awards.

New Super Mario Bros. video game is released

New Super Mario Bros. was released by Nintendo for their console Nintendo DS in North America. Releases for other markets were delayed by several days. The game itself received very positive reviews, scoring roughly 9/10 on most of the reviews. Since then, the game has sold nearly 31 million copies worldwide.

"Revenge of the Sith" official premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Revenge of the Sith is an American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the sixth entry of the Star Wars film series and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson and others. A sequel to The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, the film is the third and final installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Istanbul hosts the 49th Eurovision Song Contest

The 49th Eurovision Song Contest took place in Istanbul, Turkey. It followed Sertab Erener’s win the previous year in Riga. The event was staged at the Abdi İpekçi Arena. Ukraine won the contest in its second year of participation thanks to singer Ruslana, who performed the song „Wild Dances”. It was also the 3rd year in a row that woman won the contest.

"Shrek 2" premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Shrek 2 is a sequel to the animated fantasy movie Shrek. Its premiere was held at the Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d’Or. Following the premiere, the movie was released earlier due to fan demand. It earned positive reviews and scored 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"The Matrix: Reloaded" opens in theaters across the world

Following its premiere in LA earlier that month, the new Matrix movie opened in theaters. "Reloaded" grossed roughly $37.5 million during its opening day in North America. It brought in the 2nd highest earnings for an opening, right after Spider-Man. The movie received generally favorable reviews, despite negative comments about the plot.

Millstreet hosts the 38th Eurovision Song Contest

The 38th Eurovision Song Contest was held at Green Glen Arena in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The event was presented by Fionnuala Sweeney. Ireland won the competition with the song "In Your Eyes“, performed by Niamh Kavanagh. It was the 5th victory for the country. The UK placed second, same as previous year.

"Gigi" premieres in New York

An American musical-romance movie, Gigi premiered at the Royale Theatre in NYC. The film took in a profit of roughly $1,938 million during its initial theatrical release and it won 9 Academy Awards at the Oscars ceremony. Though this was record-breaking number of awards, it was beaten the following year by Ben-Hur which earned 11 Oscars.

Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon

Plane Crazy is an animated short film directed by Walt Disney. The cartoon, released in 1929 by Walt Disney Studios, was the first creation of the Mickey Mouse character. Initially released as a silent movie, it came out as a sound cartoon on March 17, 1929 with Mickey Mouse dubbed by Walt Disney himself.

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