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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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Valparaiso University TV launches new show “Watchya Reading?”

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It has been said that some of the best ideas seem to come out of the blue, when you least expect it. This was just the case when close friends Mark Chamberlain and Steve Zelechoski sat down for their monthly breakfast outing and pondered Valparaiso University TV’s newest monthly broadcasted show “Watchya Reading?” The idea took flight after Zelechoski introduced to Ron Blatz, VUTV advisor and studio manager, and Katie Nickolaou, a senior co-producer and director.

“We invite interesting people who bring something new to every episode. As we continue to film, we are hoping to bring a combination of leaders, thought, academia, nonprofit organizations, VU professors and more,” Zelechoski said. “We have so many unbelievable people in this region and yet most of the time, others see them as unapproachable because they don’t personally know them. This show...

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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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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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