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‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Premiered 32 Years Ago [Video]

One of the best “coming of age” films, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, premiered August 13, 1982- 32 years ago today.

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RIP Robin Williams: A Look Back at the Late Actor’s Best Work

Robin Williams' death is shocking and heartbreaking and touches us in a way usually reserved for close friends. Maybe that's because we're of a generation that grew up on Robin Williams. He's been making us laugh and cheering us up since we were kids; like a big-screen father figure. That he died suffering from severe depression, makes the news all the more tragic. As director Garry Marshall, who first cast Williams in 'Happy Days' and later 'Mork and Mindy,' said today, "He could make everybody happy but himself."

He made everyone happy and in that spirit, we'd like to celebrate his work, and we asked a few of our writers to look back at their favorite moments of his career.

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Robin Williams’ Death Shocks Social Media

One didn't have to look far to find out about Robin Williams' death Monday night.

I found out about it as I got home, when I got an email about Williams dying -- with a story posted on WFGR's website.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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WFGR Retrovision: ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer! [Video]

WFGR and Celebration! Cinema North are hosting a "Ghostbusters" 30th anniversary party Aug. 29!

There will fun, food, prizes, contests and, of course, a special screening of "Ghostbusters."

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy:’ ‘Awesome Mix, Vol. 1′ [Video List]

The prize possession of Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, the main character in "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a mix tape of '70s songs his late mother gave him before she died.

He guards the tape with his life, and still has his Sony Walkman to listen to it.

The songs on the tape will be very familiar to WFGR listeners, and so I give to you, the playlist for Peter's "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1"

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Might Feature Women Ghostbusters

As the 30th anniversary of the original "Ghostbusters" movie approaches, there is much speculation about the upcoming reboot of the franchise.

And now, thanks to the advance talk over who the director will be, there is a good chance we will see women Ghostbusters battling the giant StayPuft marshmallow man in the new movie.

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’80s Movies Computer Hacking Supercut Is Simply Terrific

Computers have certainly come a long way in the last way -- almost as much as computers in movies.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Get On Up’ [Videos]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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Creators of ‘The Santa Hat’ Talk to ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio]

We told you about a great event coming up this afternoon at the old Grand Rapids Public Museum, and this morning Theresa and Patrick from Fubble Entertainment joined the Jojo Show to talk more about the event, the movie "The Santa Hat", and how you can help them out.

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‘Forrest Gump’ Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Re-Release [Video]

In addition to being a beer enthusiast and a space nerd, I’m also a movie buff.

There’s nothing I love better than waking up on a Saturday morning and getting sucked into some old movie on TCM.

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