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  • ‘Shining’ sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ lacks the thrill of the original
    by George Elkind on December 7, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    “See more magic” is the command leveled at an early victim in Mike Flanagan’s new Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, one which could as easily be directed to its viewers. “Magic” and sometimes “tricks” are the words used to describe “shining” and the other more violent powers that appear in Doctor Sleep’s expanded world, which unspools over a wide range of American locales, few of which feel aesthetically specific or remotely personalized.…

  • Don’t forget the block
    by John Sims on December 6, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    As we move through the holiday season into the new year, there is much to enjoy and think about: family, friends and fellowship. This is the time to share stories, laughter, food, gifts and to entertain the children and indulge the elders, visit loved ones, and remember the ones who have passed.…

  • ‘Marriage Story’ is a surprisingly realistic divorce drama
    by George Elkind on December 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Anyone reading will know that relationships are inherently messy, reflecting the chaos inherent in life. They’re unequal and riddled with compromise, unpredictable even when things are planned, and leave countless things unsaid and unrecorded since we don’t live long enough to speak each feeling; even the closest possible people can’t read each other’s minds.…

  • East Grand Rapids kindergartner’s adoption cheered on by classmates
    by Miriam Francisco on December 6, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    During Kent County court’s annual Adoption Day, one kindergartner was accompanied by his classmates and teacher as he was formally adopted.…

  • Virginia’s Turnover enlists Montreal trio Men I Trust for bedroom pop-heavy evening at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre
    by Jerilyn Jordan on December 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    The transition from pop-punk to dream pop may seem like an unlikely evolution, but for Virginia outfit Turnover it’s been pretty natural, as illustrated by the band’s fourth record, 2019’s Altogether. The record could fare well as a hazy background mix for a party in which people are actively abstaining from sex and vaping CBD exclusively, whereas the bedroom pop sounds of Montreal trio Men I Trust could set a scene for the party-goers looking to hit some organic blunts and get down with some totally chill heavy petting.…

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