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"Green Book" premieres at the TIFF

Green Book is a comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly, starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini. The movie is about a real-life tour of the Deep South in the 1960s by Jamaican-American classical pianist Don Shirley and New York bouncer Tony Lip.

Boundless is released for PS4

Boundless is a massively multiplayer online sandbox game by Wonderstruck Games. Players control a cat-like avatar around procedurally generated planets made up of various types and shapes of blocks.

"The Martian" premieres at the TIFF

The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. It was adapted from a novel of the same name by Andy Weir. The film depicts an astronaut's lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind, and efforts to rescue him and bring him home to Earth.

"Easy A" premieres at the TIFF

"Easy A" is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck, written by Bert V. Royal and starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, and others. The screenplay was partially inspired by the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

"Colin McRae: Dirt" released for PS3

"Colin McRae: Dirt" is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the sixth game in the Colin McRae Rally series and the last of the series to be published before Colin McRae's death. It features new graphics, audio, physics engine, new vehicles and a new game engine.

Three artists release their albums on same day

On this day, three top-chart artists released their new albums. Bob Dylan dropped his 31st studio album, “Love and Theft”, which came out on Columbia Records, Jay-Z launched his sixth album, “The Blueprint” and Mick Jagger delivered his fourth solo album, “Goddess In The Doorway”.

"Fatal Attraction" premieres

Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American psychological erotic thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by James Dearden. It is based on Dearden's 1980 short film Diversion. The film centers on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and becomes obsessed with him.

Chicago start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" is a song written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, and released in 1982, as the lead single from the album Chicago 16. The song reached No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September of that year.

Donny Osmond has the #1 hit on the US pop chart

"Go Away Little Girl" is a popular song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was first recorded by Bobby Vee for Liberty Records in 1962. The lyrics consist of a young man asking a young attractive woman to stay away from him, so that he will not be tempted to betray his steady girlfriend by kissing her.

The Beatles start a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart

Help! is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack from their film Help!. It was released in 1965. Produced by George Martin, it was the fifth UK album release by the band, and contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album.

Silent-film star is arrested for murder

Between 1921 and 1922, Arbuckle was the defendant in three widely publicized trials for the rape and manslaughter of actress Virginia Rappe. Rappe had fallen ill at a party hosted by Arbuckle at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and she died four days later. Arbuckle was accused by Rappe's acquaintance of raping and accidentally killing Rappe.

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