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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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Five Out-Of-The-Way, Inexpensive Grand Rapids Restaurants

Okay, I admit it. I am a cheap bastard. I don't like paying a lot for food when I go out. This skill has allowed me to find some pretty darn good dining spots for those on a budget.

Here are five of my favorites.

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Watch the ‘Independence Day 2’ Super Bowl Trailer

About 20 years ago, the original Independence Day had one of the most memorable Super Bowl trailers of all-time. Today, Independence Day returned to the Super Bowl with a commercial for the upcoming sequel (subtitled Resurgence), but could it hold a candle to the original?

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Super Bowl Trailer Reveals Krang

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Super Bowl trailer had to do something to stand out among some of the other movies with Super Bowl commercials (like Captain America: Civil War, Jason Bourne, The Jungle Book and 10 Cloverfield Lane), so they pulled out all the stops and revealed our first look at the classic Ninja Turtles villain Krang.

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‘Jason Bourne’ Super Bowl Trailer Reveals First Footage, New Title

This year’s Super Bowl brought with us not only our first look at footage from the upcoming Jason Bourne movie (which reunites star Matt Damon with his previous director Paul Greengrass), but also an official reveal of the film’s title.

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The Best + Worst Super Bowl Commercials of 2016

The good, the bad, and the downright forgettable—these are the Super Bowl commercials of 2016.

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Watch the ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Super Bowl Commercial

The Super Bowl commercials weren’t without some early surprises and who better to keep and deliver a secret than J.J. Abrams. Though it was widely reported that Paramount would use their Super Bowl ad time on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer, it turns out that might’ve been a clever bit of misdirection. Right before kickoff, Paramount instead debuted a revealing new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer, which gives some serious hints at its connection to the original Cloverfield.

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‘Deadpool’ Promos Promise Something for Everyone on Valentine’s Day

Deadpool hits theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend, offering some wildly violent and profane counter-programming to your typical romantic offerings, though the people at Fox have been doing their best to promote the love story aspect of the film. Two new promos have arrived online, offering a little something for everyone on this special holiday.

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‘Gremlins 3’ Rejected Pitch Answers a Very Important Question About Mogwais

A new Gremlins film has been in development for several years, with a handful of different writers attached at various points. Last we heard, the new installment in the franchise will take a Jurassic World-style approach, essentially operating as a legacyquel that takes place 30 years later and maintains the canon from the previous films while introducing new characters. While we wait for more updates on Gremlins 3, two of the writers who previously developed ideas for the sequel have shared their rejected pitch, which basically sounds like Mogwais on a Plane.

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Michigan’s Most Popular Super Bowl Snack, According to Google [Video]

Snacks are perhaps my second favorite thing about Super Bowl Sunday (the first being drinks, of course. If you're wondering where watching actual football falls on the list... yeah no, that's not there.)

So what do Michiganders dig into on game day?

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Yes, That ‘MacGyver’ Movie Is Also Still in Development

This week CBS announced plans for a MacGyver reboot TV show, featuring a younger version of the character portrayed by Richard Dean Anderson on the classic series. James Wan — who was previously attached to direct a MacGyver film — will direct the pilot, but just in case that doesn’t work out, Lionsgate has announced that they’re (still) developing a MacGyver movie.

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Madcap Named Among Best Coffee Roasters in the U.S.

In addition to craft beer, Grand Rapids is getting recognized for another awesome beverage: coffee.

Thrillist, a food and travel website, has named Madcap Coffee in downtown Grand Rapids one of The 21 Best Coffee Roasters in the Country!

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