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Five Star Swing, the Jazz, swing and blues outfit led by pianist and trumpeter Chris Smith Jnr., played a superb gig at Butterfly World in St. Albans over the last weekend in August.

Crossing borders, Netflix recreates Pablo Escobar's world

It's a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world's seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade.

Michelle Pfeiffer joins De Niro in Bernie Madoff film

Bernie Madoff pulled off a billion dollar ponzi scheme. It is said that Madoff, a former Wall Street financial expert, raked in more than $60 billion from investors.

Review: Planet of the Apes brought to life with live orchestra Special

As part of London's Meltdown Festival a restored version of the first Planet of the Apes films was shown accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Review: New on DVD for August 25 Special

This week’s releases include a few crime-solving TV series; a young hero with a daunting task; a fantastic musical noir; and the original horror spoof.

MythBusters proves the 'Breaking Bad' gun can really work

Fans of the Breaking Bad have debated whether Walter White's booby trap car trunk machine gun could actually work, and now there is a definite answers, thanks to MythBusters.

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds get Oscar honors

He once won a Student Academy Award and now he will receive an honorary Oscar. Spike Lee to be honored with an honorary award, along with Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds.

Chatting with Nicholas Coolridge from 'American Ninja Warrior' Special

Professional athlete Nicholas Coolridge from "American Ninja Warrior" took some time from his busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal.

Actor Bryan James talks 'Youthful Daze,' future plans and fans Special

Actor, writer and producer Bryan James chatted with Digital Journal about his hit docu-soap series "Youthful Daze," and his future plans

Review: ‘No Escape’ ensnares audiences with a gripping tale of fear Special

‘No Escape’ is an unnerving thriller about an American family trapped at the centre of a violent revolution in a foreign country.

Banachek discusses fall tour dates with 'The Supernaturalists' Special

World renowned mentalist Banachek of "The Supernaturalists" chatted with Digital Journal about their upcoming tour, which kicks off on September 18.

Morrissey to release debut novel in September

Morrissey, better known as a solo singer, animal rights campaigner and lead front man of The Smiths, is to release his debut novel in September.

Review: ‘Steve Jobs—The Man in the Machine’ penetrates below the surface Special

Director Alex Gibney’s ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ removes the rose-coloured glasses to look at the rise of the Apple co-founder.

One Tree Hill cast reunites in Canada

The cast of One Tree Hill, an American drama series that was on the air between 2003-2012, reunited in Canada over this past weekend.

Box office slowdown is typical now

"Straight Outta Compton" wins another weekend at the top of the box office as the newcomers fizzled. A box office slowdown is quite normal this time of year.

Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift on stage

NBA star Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers surprised Taylor Swift at her Staples Center performance by joining her on stage last night, Aug. 21.

Magician Jeff McBride talks Magic and Mystery School and future Special

Magician Jeff McBride chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for the future, as well as his Magic and Mystery School.

Gene Simmons home raided for child porn — Simmons not a suspect

Gene Simmons is best known as bass guitarist from the legendary rock group, KISS. Last Thursday, the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force searched the star's home for child pornography. Detectives insist rocker and his family are not suspects.

Review: ‘Mistress America’ wears its crown proudly Special

‘Mistress America’ is Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s latest collaboration, which achieves exceptional levels of witty discourse and complex relationships.

Review: ‘Fort Tilden’ is shameless in its humorous portrayal of ignorance Special

‘Fort Tilden’s unsympathetic portrayal of its protagonists produces an unfiltered and entertaining film about being directionless in New York.

Magician Jamie Raven performs for young cancer patients in London

Magician Jamie Raven, the runner-up from "Britain's Got Talent," has always proven that he has a big heart. He has spent his time performing for a children's hospital.

Essential late-summer Blu-ray/DVD must-own discs Special

As the summer of 2015 winds to an end, there are several newly-released titles you'll want to add to your disc library: from the animated 'Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem' to the past seasons of 'Mike & Molly' and 'Rookie Blue' and 'NCIS: New Orleans.'

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses

"Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence has obtained the title of world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, after earning $52 million over 12 months.

Review: 'Digging For Fire' is an organic take on marriage and parenthood Special

A depiction of marriage’s sacrificial nature, Joe Swanberg’s latest film, "Digging For Fire," stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Jake Johnson as a young couple struggling with the difficult aspects of marriage and child-rearing.

Magician Shin Lim talks magic career, achievements, future plans Special

Acclaimed magician Shin Lim took some time from his schedule to chat with Digital Journal about his accomplishments and his viral magic video from Penn & Teller's "Fool Us" show.

Review: Genius and curiosity go unrewarded in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include Disney’s version of instant gratification; a new TV series from an Oscar-winning director; a couple of clandestine, small screen operations that risk exposure; and an inventive horror picture.

For 'Somebody' like Natalie La Rose, platinum dreams do come true Special

While traveling throughout America on her very own tour bus, the talented and enchanting Dutch chanteuse (behind the hit single “Somebody"), is quickly discovering that U.S. audiences love Natalie La Rose's music as much as she does performing for them.

Review: Criss Angel's 'Mindfreak' season 1 DVD turns 10; still a classic Special

The first season of magician Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" television series on A&E has turned 10 years old, and it is still a classic. Digital Journal has the review.

NJ Comedy Hall of Famer Mike Marino talks 'The Presidential Tour' Special

Acclaimed comedian Mike Marino sat down and chatted with Digital Journal backstage prior to his stand-up comedy show at The Paramount on Long Island.

Baltimore batman dead at 51

A Baltimore man who was well-known for impersonating batman has died at the age of 51. He was known as the Baltimore batman.

Review: ‘Final Girl’ values visual style over character development Special

‘Final Girl’ centres on a complete reversal of circumstances when a group of serial killers set their sights on the wrong victim.

'Straight Outta Compton' plays well to all demographics

UPDATE: With the actual figures coming in Monday (Aug. 17) for the box office, it looks like "Straight Outta Compton" made $60.2 million.

Review: Mike Marino outstanding at The Paramount on The Presidential Tour Special

On August 14, veteran comedian Mike Marino performed at The Paramount in Huntington, as part of "The Presidential Tour."

Will Smith to revive The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

One of the most popular 90s TV shows is all set to be rebooted by the man himself. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is looking at a new lease on life.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out grants

At times it seems that groups in Hollywood only hand out awards to themselves. However, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) gathered last night (Aug. 14) and handed out grants.

Magician Michael John talks 'America's Got Talent' and future Special

Magician Michael John chatted with Digital Journal about his experiences on "America's Got Talent" and he opened up about his future goals.

George R.R. Martin promises a 'bittersweet' end for book series

Perhaps the shortest and most common summary of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series and its TV adaptation, 'Game of Thrones,' is just two words "Everybody dies."

Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ isn’t as controversial as the group was Special

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is an acceptable biopic chronicling the rise and fall of ‘80s rap group N.W.A., though it doesn’t delve too far beneath the surface.

Review: Robin Williams moves and inspires in his last role in ‘Boulevard’ Special

In Robin Williams’ last dramatic role, he portrays a closeted gay man who imprudently pursues a relationship with a younger prostitute in ‘Boulevard.’

Op-Ed: Trevor Noah faces steep task in replacing Jon Stewart

Trevor Noah will be taking over the Daily Show September 28th following the departure of long tenured Jon Stewart. So who's the new host and does he have the skills to maintain the Daily Show's prominence?

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Cable and Primetime TV Favorites

With the fall television season approaching, it is now time to catch up on your favorite network and cable series. If you are a fan of drama ('The Knick') or suspense-filled crime stories ('Person of Interest') there is a new BD/DVD collection for you.
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