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Secret Lives Of Pets opens in theaters

Jul 8, 2016
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The latest animated family movie opens today in theaters.  The Secret Life Of Pets opens, along with adult comedy Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates...WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about these movies, plus what's opening next week.

THE BFG brings Steven Spielberg back to the big screen

Jul 1, 2016

Four new movies opening in theaters this holiday weekend, including The Legend of Tarzan, The Purge: Election Year, Swiss Army Knife and the latest from director Steven Spielberg The BFG...WGVU breaks is all down with Ron Van Timmeran and Eric Kuiper from Celebration Cinema in our weekly movie talk.

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

The justices voted 5-3 Monday in favor of Texas clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.

Justice Stephen Breyer's majority opinion for the court held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman's right to an abortion.

Movie Talk

Jun 24, 2016

Ron VanTimmeren from Celebration Cinema previews Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows, Free State of Jones and The Neon Demon.


Hawaii-based singer and songwriter Maggie Herron has released her third album, Between the Music and the Moon.    

The discovery of the antibiotic resistant “superbug” discovered a couple of weeks ago has the medical community on edge. What are scientists doing to produce new last resort antibiotics?

WGVU’s Patrick Center spoke with Dr. Rachel Powers, a chemistry professor at Grand Valley State University who’s researching solutions. Is the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria something scientists sensed was coming?

Finding Dory and Central Intelligence in theaters now

Jun 18, 2016
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Thirteen years after Finding Nemo hit movie screens, the Pixar sequel Finding Dory opens this weekend, plus the buddy action comedy Central Intelligence, with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration  Cinema, and presents a preview of Finding Dory.

The terror attack on an Orlando, Florida nightclub was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooter left 49 club-goers dead. The gunman killed by police was 29-year-old Omar Mateen. He was an American citizen who worked as a security guard and had a firearms license. FBI Director James Comey says he espoused support for a number of often conflicting Islamic organizations. To help make sense of the mass shooting, Professor Jonathan White, a terrorism expert and executive director of the Homeland Defense Initiative at Grand Valley State University held a news conference.

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  As economic expansion continues, labor remains a key concern for Michigan employers. Insurers embrace telemedicine for convenience and cost savings. Also, a new tax study finds companies pay their fair share.   

Warcraft and The Conjuring 2 lead new movies in theaters

Jun 11, 2016
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This week in movies includes the cinematic adaptation of the video game Warcraft, two sequels with Now You See Me 2 and The Conjuring 2, a comedy Puerto Ricans in Paris, plus the comedy drama Maggie's Plan. 

WGVU talks with Jenny Garone from Celebration Cinema. First, a clip from Maggie's Plan.