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Walk Among Tombstones
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New Movies This Week: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and ‘Tusk’

What had been a pretty slow month of September, movie-wise, is about to get a major jolt, with four new films hitting theaters this week. Here's a look at your suddenly bountiful choices:

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Grand Valley State University Launches New Graduate Psychology Program

Grand Valley State University’s Psychology department is launching a new graduate program to help fill a growing need for school psychologists with an open house on September 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alumni House and Visitor Center on the Allendale Campus.

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‘Star Wars’ Spinoff to Follow Obi-Wan Kenobi?

So far, we have heard rumors that two of the three planned 'Star Wars' spinoffs were to follow Boba Fett and Han Solo. Then there was the mysterious third spinoff, which we haven't much concrete information on. Until now. A recent report suggests that despite earlier reports that the spinoffs wouldn't follow any Jedi or Sith characters, Lucasfilm is currently working with artists and a writer to develop an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

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Dog Day In The Park Is This Saturday At Riverside Park In Grand Rapids

This weekend dogs will fill Riverside Park in Grand Rapids for the annual Dog Day in the Park event, which works to promote responsible dog ownership.

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Grand Rapids Drive To Hold Open Tryouts In Grand Rapids & Detroit

The Grand Rapids Drive needs players, and it's possible it could be you!

The Pistons’ NBDL affiliate has announced two open tryouts in October in preparation for its inaugural season.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: First Official Footage of the Millennium Falcon Has Landed

It's here, folks! After weeks of seeing leaked images of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set pieces and cast and crew members, the first official footage of the Millennium Falcon has landed. Better still, it's a continuation of J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder's ongoing 'Star Wars'-'Batman' crossovers.

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‘SNL’ Season 40: Darrell Hammond to Replace Don Pardo as Announcer

Of the many changes in store for the 40th season of 'SNL,' none would prove so heartbreaking as the loss of beloved announcer Don Pardo, who passed away earlier this year. No one could ever replace Pardo's distinct intonation announcing every 'SNL' installment, though the new voice of the sketch comedy series will at least be a familiar one, as distinguished alum Darrell Hammond takes the mic.

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Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Movie ‘Worst Christmas Ever’

In what could be the most perfect and appropriate casting of all time, Aubrey Plaza, known for playing constantly "over it" April Ludgate on 'Parks and Recreation,' is set to voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's Grumpy Cat movie! That's why we're so lively and colorful right now.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ Trailer: The Price of Living in a Digital World

We got a first look at Jason Reitman's latest effort before TIFF 2014 with a non-speaking 'Men, Women & Children' trailer, but since it screened at the film festival to mixed reviews, a new one has, appropriately, debuted online.

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‘SNL’ Season 40 Returns Bill Hader as October Host with Musical Guest Hozier

Early reports on 'SNL' season 40's inaugural three hosts pegged 'Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt and comedian Sarah Silverman, though it seems reports of series alum Bill Murray were only half-right. 'SNL' has indeed tapped a legendary departed cast member for its third season 40 host, that of more recent alumni Bill Hader!

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Grand Rapids Included in Allstate’s “Life Can Surprise You” Campaign

Allstate, the insurance folks, announced the launch of its "Life Can Surprise You" campaign focusing on the unique needs of families and individuals experiencing "firsts."

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‘Paranormal Activity 5′ Titled ‘The Ghost Dimension,’ Set for March 2015

If you're still interested in the idea of a 'Paranormal Activity 5,' you may not be after you hear its new title. Paramount Pictures not only announced the fifth installment's release date for 2015, but also that we'll apparently be entering 'The Ghost Dimension.'

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