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‘The Hobbit’ Cast Brings ‘Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’ [Video]

Back in 2012, some of the cast members from the 'Hobbit' films appeared in an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand titled "An Unexpected Safety Briefing," and to coincide with the upcoming sequel 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' they've made a different kind of sequel: "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made." It is very epic indeed.

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New IKEA Commercial Parodies Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ [Video]

We live in a world where commercial directors speak (and breathe and live) the same pop culture language as the people they've been hired to peddle all kinds of products to. The result: television advertisements have gotten more clever, more specific, and most importantly, more ready to become instant viral sensations on the internet. A new IKEA commercial, whose release in the chilly weeks of October is no coincidence, cleverly parodies one of the most famous horror movies of all time and it's pretty cool.

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Category: Halloween
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Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 to Perform on ‘A Very Grammy Christmas Special’ on CBS

For the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special revealing the Grammy Awards' nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.

This year, however, the network is changing things up with a Christmas special featuring Grammy artists and nominations instead.

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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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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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