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Scary, Creepy, Abandoned IL.

Illinois is a state steeped in history. Some good, some not so good and some downright scary. Over the years we have seen our share of things come and go...

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McCartney Coming Back to IA?

There is a lot of teasing going on today online and in social media that seems to indicate that Sir Paul McCartney is coming back to Iowa. The Des Moines Register is reporting that the Iowa Events Center is planning an announcement for tomorrow morning, 10 am, regarding an upcoming summer concert...

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Birthday Parties For Pets?

I have decided to put this debate out to you the good listeners of KIIK 104-9. As I have mentioned so many times both on air and here in my blog, I am an animal lover...

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Davenport Getting A Costco?

Potential big news for Quad Cities shoppers. The City of Davenport has scheduled a public meeting for discussion of a proposed Costco store in Northeast Davenport...

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Luke Skywalker’s Rumored Bling in ‘The Last Jedi’ Could Be Very Important

When we last saw Luke Skywalker, he had just flipped the gray hood of his grayer robes off of his head with a flourish to reveal his extremely gray wise man beard and to fix Rey with his piercing gray eyes. Word on the street is he’ll definitely have more lines in The Last Jedi, and probably at least one more outfit. A new rumor also suggests he has some new jewelry that might have something to do with his past and Darth Vader. [Be advised: this gets into some kindaaa spoilery territory, so if you want to go into The Last Jedi blind, run away!]

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Knocked ‘Star Wars’ Out of the All-Time Domestic Box Office Top 10

This past weekend, a seismic shift in box-office history took place and went largely unnoticed. The writing was on the wall for Star Wars’ legacy in the all-time top 10 highest-earning films, as noted on Reddit prior to the start of this past weekend. Box-office behemoth Beauty and the Beast continued to generate healthy grosses in its fifth weekend of release, ending the weekend with a princely (or should I say, princessly!) sum of $471.1 million. This gave the film a slight edge of the next-most-lucrative film on the list, which just so happened to be George Lucas’ original space opus. Star Wars and its lifetime gross of $461 million have now slid down to the #11 spot.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins a Turbulent Weekend

In a week devoid of any major releases, we still saw some major changes at the box office, with familiar faces like Kong: Skull Island, Power Rangers, and Get Out (RIP) all falling from the Top 10 in favor of new releases or aggressively expanding art films. Of course, not everything was different; if you read these box office reports every weekend, I’ll bet you can name the top three movies (in order) with minimal effort. Here’s the weekend box office projections as of Sunday afternoon:

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Because We’re in the Future Now, A.I. Is Starting to Choose Our Movies for Us

Growing up means realizing that we don’t live in the Jetsons’ version of the future, with instant meals and flying cars, but one that’s run by data and analytics. Hollywood has been inching into the data game, as companies develop software that has the ability to use information from a screenplay or a trailer to predict box office ticket sales. In the future, robots might be choosing our movies for us. It’s already happening now.

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