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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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Free Movie at Memorial Opera House!

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"The Soloist," a moving story of music, friendship and confronting homelessness and mental illness, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.

Starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr, "The Soloist" tells the true story of a disenchanted journalist’s transformative odyssey through the hidden streets of Los Angeles, where he discovers and builds a most unlikely friendship with a man from those same streets, bonding through the redemptive power of music.

The free showing is sponsored by Valparaiso Reads a Book and includes an invitation to coffee and discussion afterwards!

 

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First Man Gives Viewers a Journey Through History

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The true story about Astronaut Neil Armstrong. The man who overcame odds and the tragedies of his life to become the first man to ever step foot on the Moon.

First Man is rated PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril and brief strong language.

Rating: 8/10

What Worked:

Director Damien Chazelle practically hit on all cylinders with the release of the early fall hit, First Man. One thing apparent early on in the movie is the interesting cinematography Chazelle chose to depict not only intense space flight, but also the 60’s era. The film is primarily filmed by hand with a lot of shaky cam scenes. This fit the rugged nature of the movie. I also enjoyed the first-person camera angles throughout. When dealing with something as intense as flying in a rocket ship to the moon, this...

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City of Hammond and The PAV Welcome Steve Miller Band to a Night of Music, Food, and Community Fun

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The Pavilion at Wolf Lake (PAV) welcomed Steve Miller Band for a beautiful Saturday night of live music featuring opening performances by Jamrose and Davy Knowles. With three tiers of admission, food vendors serving up summertime favorites like sweet corn and elephant ears, and bars in each section pouring domestic drafts and craft brews, the venue offered something for everyone, starting with the sunset over Wolf Lake and ending with Steve Miller Band.

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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Lands on “Official Best Of” Series!

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Tune in to your televisions on October 20 at 12:30pm, because one of the best restaurants in Northwest Indiana, Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, is going to be on TV! Travel television series “The Official Best Of” flagged the restaurant as the official best industrial-themed restaurant in the country!

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A Scary Good Time: Here Come the Mummies to Perform at Blue Chip October 5, 2018

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Here Come the Mummies, an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian mummies, comes to Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana on Friday, October 5 at 8 pm in the Stardust Event Center.

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Residences at Coffee Creek Presents "Coffee and A Concert"

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The newly established senior living community, Residences at Coffee Creek, is known for engaging with its community. Both Coffee Creek and its sister facility, Residences at Deer Creek, in Schererville, are locally owned and operated, which cultivates a strong sense of community and serves the tastes of their patrons.

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Behind the Scenes of a Blockbuster Year with Portage 16 IMAX + GDX

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The season of summer blockbusters is just about wrapped up, and it was a huge one this year. The massive Avengers: Infinity War proved such a success that it has a Wikipedia page dedicated to the box office records it broke, while other films such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Deadpool 2 also made waves.

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