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Pet Sematary Review

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Rating: 7/10

Overview: Doctor Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) wants the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and children. He decides to relocate out of the busy city and into a rural house on a large plot of forest land. Contained in this forest is a pet cemetery that sits on an old Indian burial ground. This burial ground contains many mysterious secrets that seem destined to be explored by Dr. Creed.

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Walt Disney's 2019 "Dumbo" Brings warm message with new twists

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Rating: 8/10

Overview: The once famous Medici Circus has fallen on tough times in the early 1900’s. The United States is suffering from World War I and the Circus is struggling to provide fresh entertainment to customers. However, owner Max Medici (Danny Devito) may have found a way to solve his issues. One of his elephants gives birth to a baby with extremely large ears and other hidden gifts. Medici must try to use baby Dumbo to enliven interest from his customers and save his business.

Dumbo is rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements and brief mild language

What Worked: There were many aspects of the 2019 remake of Dumbo that were executed very well. To begin, I thought that the acting was very solid. The two main actors carrying the movie were Max Medici...

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Jordan Peele's 'Us' proves he's a master of the horror genre

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Rating: 8/10

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Marvel's new leading lady doesn’t disappoint

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Overview: Vers (Brie Larson), a member of an alien race known as the Kree is having nightmares involving an older human woman from her past. It seems as if Vers has lived multiple lives across different timelines and is having issues knowing what is real. In order to compose her mind and abilities, Ver’s mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) willingly trains her to become a powerful warrior for Starforce. Unexpectedly, an accidental bypass to planet Earth places Vers in an intergalactic battle between the Kree, and a shapeshifting alien race know as the Skrulls. Vers must now harness her abilities to bring stability to the galaxy.

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Movie Review: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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Rating: 7/10

This animated sequel picks up five years after the story of the original Lego Movie, where everything is no longer “awesome.” The main character, Emmet Brickowski, played by Chris Pratt, always finds a way to enjoy his Lego life. That is, until his friends are abducted from their planet and taken to outer space! Emmet makes it his mission to rescue his friends and bring the “awesome” back home.

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MegaBeatles Sing the Classics of Abbey Road to Kick Off 2019 Season at Memorial Opera House

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Let It Be. Hey Jude. Yesterday. These songs, and many more like them, are the soundtrack of our lives. Just mentioning them conjures memories, takes us back to a different time, and we can’t help but sing along.

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The City Of Whiting Celebrates History and Collaboration with Volo House of Cars and the History Channel ™

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The City of Whiting, alongside many citizens in Northwest Indiana, have been psyched for the long-anticipated TV show, “Volo House of Cars” since this past summer. The show, airing on the History Channel™, offers an inside look into the hunt for rare vehicles and the story behind those rare finds.

The Volo Auto Museum, located in Volo, Illinois was established in 1960 by the Grams family. The show features Museum Director Brian Grams and his father, Greg Grams, the founder of the museum. Alongside them is Brian’s brother Jay Grams, who oversees the sales side of the business. The Volo Auto Museum is nationally known as a one of the most successful collector car dealerships, where famous Hollywood cars and unique finds are featured and sold. The museum features roughly 400 classic, muscle, Hollywood cars and much...

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The Into the Spider-Verse Movie Finishes off Marvel's Year of Spectacular Films

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Rating: 9/10

Overview:

In our current reality, Peter Parker is still our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Still shooting webs, swinging from buildings and protecting us from evil villains. At the same time, however, the villain Kingpin has acquired a machine that can combine parallel universes with our own. This results in a new Spider-Man emerging in the form of young high schooler named Miles Morales. Although different, Spider-Men from numerous “Spider-Verses” must now join together to defeat Kingpin and get back to their respective dimensions.

What Worked:

To begin, Into the Spider-Verse may be the best visually appealing animated movie I have ever seen. The movie’s style is a combination of realism and video game...

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Movie Review: Green Book is A Must See

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Overview

1962 was a time of great divide in our countries history. Racism was still very existent and because of that, many areas in the country were not safe for people of color. Green Book is a true story based on two men from completely different racial backgrounds that suddenly have their lives intertwined during this time. Italian Nightclub Bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) becomes unemployed and must find a way to support his family and pay the bills. At this same time, an African-American classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), is looking for an experienced driver and body guard to guide him through the Deep South. Lip is tasked with the job of making sure that Shirley gets to every stop on his tour safe and sound, using a 'Green Book' in order to find Shirley hotels where...

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Zao Island's Greenhouse Welcomes The MegaBeatles to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club

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On Saturday, Beatles fans from across the Region gathered under the stars in Zao Island’s newest venue, the Greenhouse. They enjoyed a performance by one of our region’s premiere supergroups - the MegaBeatles, a Beatles tribute band composed of members from the CrawPuppies, the Chris and Lou Band, and Ed Reinhold.

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Come Together for MegaBeatles at the GreenHouse at Zao Island

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Hey Jude! Just because the weather’s turning a little nippier doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to music festival fun! In fact, this Saturday, you can experience all the enchantment of an outdoor concert while staying warm and dry indoors. Come Together at the GreenHouse at Zao Island for one of the most singular concert experiences of the season.

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