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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Nightcrawler’ Edges Out the Competition

Although 'Nightcrawler,' the only new wide release of the week, did end up taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, it did so in one of the tightest races we've ever seen. The top six films all came within $3 million of each other and the order could have radically changed by a stiff breeze for all we know. Heck, some titles may get swapped around by tomorrow when the studios release some more official numbers.

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2014 Michigan General Election Primer

President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have all campaigned this fall in Michigan, but not in their election bids.

They were supporting Michigan candidates for governor and U.S. Senate.

Michigan's general election is Tuesday.

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10 Fictional Bars You Can Visit

If you’re a TV and cinema buff, as well as a barfly, you just might be able to combine your passions together. The characters inhabiting our film and television fantasy worlds need places to hang out, just like we do.

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Category: Lists, Movies, Photos
Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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It’s Time to Rethink Some Breast Cancer Myths

Too many myths exist about the risk, contraction and treatment of breast cancer. It's time to put five of them to rest.

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Category: Country, Health, Lists, News, Rhythmic
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New Movies This Week: ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ and ‘Saw 10th Anniversary’ [Video]

You'll have plenty of options for some good old spine-tingling Halloween fun once the latest batch of thrillers (and one re-release) hits theaters this weekend.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ouija’ Scares Up Top Spot Over ‘John Wick’

It feels like common sense: of course the horror movie released a week before Halloween is going to win the weekend war at the box office over the action movie. And yet, most horror movies continue to get released as far away from the season of the witch as possible. Can the recent success of 'Annabelle' and this weekend's 'Ouija' change that?

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MHSAA Announces Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings were announced Sunday for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

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Sunday Morning: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steven Spielberg

If someone asked you to name the first film director that jumped into your mind, Steven Spielberg would likely be the one. Movies like ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Jaws’ have become required viewing for every self-respecting film buff.

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The Best Nostalgic Halloween Songs

We're really getting into the Halloween spirit here at TheFW. It's nothing new -- it's always been one of our favorite holidays (right after Arbor Day). So, while we enjoying settling down with a good (bad) scary movie, sometimes we wax a little nostalgic. These are the songs from our childhood that really get us in the mood for trick or treating, which we're apparently too "old" to do anymore, unless our plan to dress up like a scary six-year-old finally works. Check them out, and let us know if we missed one of your favorites.

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Category: Humor, Lists, Movies, Music
Steven Depolo
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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For West Michigan

Trying to figure out when trick-or-treating is happening in your area? We've found a comprehensive list that you can reference!

It seems that all communities here in West Michigan will be doing their trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween night. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’ [Video]

The Halloween slate of scary movies continues this week, plus we see Keanu Reeves get back into hard-boiled action on the big screen once again.

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