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This week’s releases include one of the year’s best films; an bloody twist on the time-loop narrative; an entertaining new crime-solving TV series; and a new ‘Star Wars’ tale to whet your appetite.

Op-Ed: Why Mr. Robot is the best TV series of 2015

When a show like Mr. Robot comes along, the world takes notice. As the debut season wrapped up last night, the passionate fandom over this series is well-deserved: the writing is sharp, the cinematography is stunning, and the big reveals drop jaws.

Interview with Eugene Burger: Master magician and lecturer Special

Eugene Burger, the king of close-up magic, chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious career and proudest moments.

Doctor Who: River Song makes surprise return at Christmas

Professor River Song, the former wife of the Doctor in the BBC's long-running television sci-fi drama, is to return to the show after a two-year gap, it has been announced.

Op-Ed: Harry Potter’s son arrives at Hogwarts! JK Rowling’s surprise

Well, where else but on Twitter would you hear about James S Potter’s first day at Hogwarts? Seems he was also sorted to Gryfindor, “to no-one’s surprise.” A reincarnation of one of the least boring media products of all time?

Review: Margaret Cho captivates Gramercy Theatre, films Showtime special Special

Comedian Margaret Cho performed her stand-up comedy show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City, for an excellent turnout.

Academy names 2016 Oscar producers

The Oscars will get two new producers as it was today (Sept. 1) announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Review: ‘The End of the Tour’ is a compelling journey Special

'The End of the Tour’ effectively recounts a few brutally honest days spent between a magazine writer and a reclusive author thrust into the spotlight.

Big Kenny from Big & Rich talks new show 'Big Kenny & Family' Special

Big Kenny from the country duo Big & Rich chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming one-hour family special, "Big Kenny & Family," which premieres on September 2 on TLC.

Magician Adrian Vega talks 'The Supernaturalists,' new shows Special

Spanish street magician Adrian Vega chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of "The Supernaturalists" and their future shows.

Stefan Vanel talks upcoming shows with 'The Supernaturalists' Special

The "Grandmaster" of card manipulation, Stefan Vanel, chatted with Digital Journal about his experience on the ensemble magic show "The Supernaturalists."

Director Wes Craven dies at 76

Wes Craven, a legendary film director, has passed away at 76 years old. He died on Sunday afternoon, after battling brain cancer.

Op-Ed: 5 American magicians that everybody needs to know

Magic is becoming more popular these days, thanks to its presence in reality competitions and pop culture, and Digital Journal lists five young American magicians that everybody should know.

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 'Les Mis' actor who made history, dies at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the youngest person and first African-American to play Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway, passed away after falling from a fire escape, according to one of the show's spokesmen. Jean-Baptiste was 21-years-old.

WWE superstar Dean Ambrose was almost attacked by a fan

WWE superstar Dean Ambrose was almost attacked by some guy who decided to jump over the barricade. It happened during a taping of Smackdown.

'War Room' puts up a fight but falls to 'Compton'

"Straight Outta Compton" may have won the box office crown again this weekend, but it was "War Room" that gets the glory.

Review: Five Star Swing 'jive up' St. Albans Special

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.
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