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Grand Haven Cross that Drew Criticism Will Become an Anchor

Grand Haven city officials have approved plans to convert a 48-foot-tall cross on city-owned property overlooking the Grand River into an anchor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Grand Haven City Council approved a resolution Monday on a 3-2 vote to limit access to the Dewey Hill property as well as change the cross, which had faced criticism from local residents and a religious organization.

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Good Grief; Here’s Another ‘Peanuts Movie’ Trailer [Video]

Dig this, blockheads: The ‘Peanuts’ gang, originally created by cartoonist Charles Schulz, have appeared in so many incarnations in their 65-year history. They’ve been a comic strip, a series of much-beloved television specials, a Broadway musical, greeting card staples, and even the successful pitchmen for life insurance. Now, for the first time, they’re becoming a 3D feature film, with this year’s ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

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‘Kick-Ass’ Director Matthew Vaughn Says Audiences “Have Had Enough” of Dark Superhero Movies

As ‘Batman’ goes, so goes comic-book movies. When Tim Burton turned the Dark Knight into a retro-gothic hero, Hollywood followed suit with a slew of heavily stylized pulp throwbacks. (See: ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘The Phantom,’ ‘The Shadow,’ etc.) And when Christopher Nolan turned the Dark Knight into, well, ‘The Dark Knight,’ it sparked a wave of “grim and gritty” movies, with serious superheroes doing and saying serious things in outrageous spandex costumes that had been reimagined as biker gear or body armor. (See: ‘Man of Steel’ [Or maybe don’t.]) There’s been some pushback, but we’re really only now coming out of the trend toward ultra-serious, uber-dark comic-book movies.

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star in the American ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake

Back in October, it was reported that ‘Lucy’ and ‘Avengers 2’ star Scarlett Johansson had been offered $10 million to anchor the new, American (and live-action) version of the classic Japanese anime ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ It took a while for Johansson to decide (“Hm, do I really want $10 million? This is a tough one!”), but Variety now says she’s made up her mind: Johansson will star in the new ‘Ghost’ for director Rupert Sanders.

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Grand Rapids FC (Minor League Soccer) Set To Play At Houseman Field This Summer

The newly formed Grand Rapids Football Club is set to kick off this summer. A statement made by the team on Reddit, says that the team is attempting to form a league of Great Lakes area clubs, and in lieu of that, will play an independent schedule against teams from other leagues.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Woman in Black’ Can’t Stop ‘The Hobbit’

After the jam-packed month of December, with its huge family-friendly blockbusters and awards season Oscar bait, we have arrived in the month of January. Formerly a dumping ground for mediocre films, the month has taken on a new identity in the past few years as a testing ground for unique genre films (think ‘Cloverfield’) and a solid place to release a horror movie, which seems to do quite well right around New Year’s for whatever reason. This year, we have ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ which had a fairly solid opening. Not solid enough to topple the Christmas Week champions, but no one is complaining too much.

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Emotional Ndamukong Suh Leaves Detroit Postgame News Conference In Tears

The Cowboys came back to stun the Lions and end their season, and perhaps Suh's time in Detroit with it.

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Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Is Mother Nature Working Wonders

As if the Grand Canyon isn't majestic enough.

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How Is THIS Possible? We Have The Lowest Gas Prices!

Michigan is usually nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to low gas prices, but for some reason, we have the lowest average gas prices in the country, right here in Grand Rapids!

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5 Simple Hot Cocoa Hacks

Nothing says winter like curling up on the couch with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Well, prepare to take yourself to the next level of hot cocoa nirvana.

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Everything You Need to Know About NFL’s Wild Card Weekend

The 2014-15 NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with four wild card round games. Here’s a preview of all the contests:

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Why Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is Nearly Impossible

You know the drill -- new year, new year resolutions. Sure, they're easy to say, but keeping them? Well, that's something else entirely.

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