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REVIEW: ‘We’re the Millers’ is the vanilla ice cream of the summer cinema

Besides the National Lampoon films from the ’80s and ’90s, family vacation movies are typically horrible, 90-minute snore fests. Fortunately for the new movie “We’re the Millers,” it’s not really a family vacation movie, but a fake family vacation movie […]
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REVIEW: ‘Wolverine’ another fanboy feeding frenzy

Hacking and slashing his way through Japan this summer, Hugh Jackman is back as the clawed antihero to obviously deal several stabbings and beatings to his naughty foes. The latest in the “X-Men” saga of silver screen sensationalism, “The Wolverine” […]
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REVIEW: ‘The Conjuring’ re-inserts the brains of horror

When the floorboards began to creek and doors were mysteriously thrust open, a hapless family cryptically began to regret their move to a remote Rhode Island farmhouse. The home stinks of evil from the very beginning, and director James Wan […]
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REVIEW: ‘Pacific Rim’ smashes scriptwriting, indulges sci-fi silliness

Piloting enormous robots, humanity looked to deal a knock-out punch to mysterious water-dwelling behemoths. But as the war waged, the people began to accept that the apocalypse was imminent. It’s 2030, and the future of war couldn’t be more of […]
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Set in western Texas, "The Lone Ranger" stars Armie Hammer, right, as the masked crusader and Johnny Depp as his comanche sidekick, Tonto. The film contains little commentary on the Western Expansion but remains a fun western film for the summer. (Photo Courtesy of alphacoders.com)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lone Ranger’ reprises a classic without letting its brain get in the way

Amid the canyons and sandy mountain peaks of the arid Texas wilderness, calm has set in. But just as easily, that native serenity is swiftly dashed by the cries of gunshots and terrified villagers that populate the setting in Jerry […]
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The Watching Eyes combine RHCP, Michael Jackson, light rock influences on debut album

The Watching Eyes combine RHCP, Michael Jackson, light rock influences on debut album

Light rock tendencies abound in Mount Pleasant’s The Watching Eyes’ recently released debut album, “The Adventures of Captain Rubber Pony.” Singer and guitarist Nick Hoke’s acoustic guitar playing combines funk elements (à la the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex […]
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‘Evil Dead’ remake amps up the gore

The remake of the hit classic “Evil Dead,” which topped the charts last weekend, is a flawed but enjoyable movie that is heavy on gore. Sam Raimi, director of the original “Evil Dead,” and original producers Rob Tapert and Bruce […]
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Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts new EP shows punk influence, new lyrical direction

Kalamazoo band Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts, waving the flag of Springsteen influences with flourishes of punk and soul, will release a new EP Saturday in Lansing at Mac’s Bar. Simmons and the Little Ghosts bring a ton of […]
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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ brings out patriotic side in viewers

“Olympus Has Fallen” has brought out the patriotism in its viewers since its debut. The film opened in theaters March 22, bringing in more than $30 million in box office sales over that weekend. The film is a perfect combination […]
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TV REVIEW: ‘Nathan for You’

The concept of one of Comedy Central’s latest shows, “Nathan for You,”  is simple. The host, Nathan Fielder, travels around the country offering his own brand of assistance to struggling businesses. Following suit in shows like “Hotel Impossible,” where host and […]
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James Franco as the “flawed” but self-discovering Oz in Oz the Great and Powerful. (Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

MOVIE REVIEW: “Oz The Great and Powerful” appeals to all ages

“Oz The Great and Powerful,” a prequel to the classic “The Wizard of Oz,” came out on top when it premiered March 8, bringing in a total of $79.1 million in box office sales opening weekend. After more than one […]
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ALBUM REVIEW: Small Houses exactly where he wants to be on new album

ALBUM REVIEW: Small Houses exactly where he wants to be on new album

After touring the U.S., Jeremy Quentin finally has a place to rest. Now residing in Philadelphia, Michigan native Quentin’s experiences traveling and picking a home seeps into his newest album, “Exactly Where You Wanted to Be,” released on Yer Bird […]


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