Milestone Monday: Production on ‘The Equalizer 2’ is set for September 2017

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In the past two years, Denzel Washington made sure that justice was coming onto the big screen: first as “The Equalizer”, and then as the leader of “The Magnificent Seven”.  Both films were under the direction by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed Denzel for his Oscar-winning role as a bad cop in Training Day alongside Oscar-nominated co-star Ethan Hawke, who’s also saddling with Denzel in #Mag7. Now, justice will be coming once more with Denzel and Antoine reteaming for “The Equalizer 2”.  According to Collider, filming for the sequel is set to begin around nextRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Vibe Credit Union’s Pumpkinfest of the South Lyon Area

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AmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2016 Vibe Credit Union’s Pumpkinfest of the South Lyon Area. Pumpkinfest kicks off Friday, September 23rd at 6:00p.m. The Biergarten/Main Stage on Wells St. will open at 6:00 PM, for further details visit the Biergarten Page under the Food and Drink tab. Saturday, the Festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the annual Pumpkinfest Parade.  This year’s Parade theme is Halloween Heroes!  Information can be found under festival forms tab, here on our website.  After the parade, stop by the Craft Show at Millennium Middle School and then join us downtown for food, music,Read More

Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 9/30

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Look for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, September 30, 2016: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. Adventure, Fantasy. -Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench; Director: Tim Burton “Deepwater Horizon” Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Action, Drama, Thriller -Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont; Director: Peter Berg “Masterminds” Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Action, Comedy, Crime. -Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson; Director: Jared Hess “American Honey” Rated R. 163 minutes. Drama. -Sasha Lane, Shia Labeouf,Read More

Superhero Sunday: Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble’ with Black Panther on Disney XD!

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On Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble: Ultron Revolution”, the Avengers will see “Panther’s Rage” when ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ must put aside their differences in helping the Black Panther save the African nation of Wakanda from the evil plans of Klaue, whose purpose is to obtain the metal responsible for the shield of the real red-white-blue shield known as Captain America: Vibranium.  After all, Cap is the world’s first super-soldier, the world’s first Avenger, the kid from Brooklyn who doesn’t like bullies – no matter where they come from. Still, the king of WakandaRead More

EXCLUSIVE: Win a Copy of Abby Wambach’s new memoir “Forward”

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AmericaJR has teamed up with Dey Street Books to give you the chance to win a copy of Abby Wambach’s new memoir, “Forward.” Abby Wambach is an American soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, and the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach has been a regular on the U.S. women’s national soccer team since 2003, earning her first cap in 2001. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and oftenRead More

Batman Day 2016: J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon in Zach Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

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Zach Snyder gave fans more than just the Bat-signal for Batman Day 2016.  Last Saturday, he tweeted the first photo of Oscar winner J.K. Simmons as Gotham City police commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon for the upcoming “Justice League”. Simmons joins Gary Oldman, Pat Hingle, and Neil Hamilton in the list of the actors who’ve played the role of the veteran lawman who’s willing to outside the law to help his masked and brooding friend bring justice in Gotham against the criminals and the corrupt: the monsters that continues to run wildRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Old Car Festival @ Greenfield Village — Part Three

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The AmericaJR Web Team was LIVE at Greenfield Village in Dearborn for the 2016 Old Car Festival. For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in justRead More

Flashback Friday: Denzel Washington as ‘The Equalizer’

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This weekend, Denzel Washington rides for justice once more as the leader of “The Magnificent Seven”: reuniting the Oscar winner with director Antoine Fuqua and his “Training Day” Oscar-nominated co-star Ethan Hawke.  A remake of the classic 1960 Western, Denzel leads Ethan, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, and others on the impossible as hired guns protecting a widow and her oppressed town from a ruthless industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard).   But back in the fall of 2014, Denzel Washington went from being a corrupt cop in 2001’s “Training Day” to fighting one when he collaboratedRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 SAE Convergence @ Suburban Collection Showplace (Novi, MI)

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi for the 2016 SAE Convergence. SAE 2016 Convergence® explores the technology space that enables such smart mobility – electronics, embedded and off-board software, connectivity, autonomy, alternative propulsion, and modes of transport. The innovation around these technology spaces is the foundation of personal mobility. Convergence® explores these and other questions. How will automotive electronics and on-board and off-board software play a role in that? What are the new paradigms? What are the possibilities? What has to change to enableRead More

Detroit’s #1 Concert Listing for 9/23-9/30

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9/23: Celtic Thunder @ Fox Theatre (Detroit), Young the Giant w/ Ra Ra Riot @ The Fillmore (Detroit), The Smithereens @ Magic Bag (Ferndale), Seth Bogart @ UFO Factory (Detroit), Jim Jefferies @ Masonic Temple (Detroit), Buzzcocks w/ Residuels @ Magic Stick (Detroit), The Dear Hunter w/ Eisley and Gavin Castletown @ The Loving Touch (Ferndale) 9/24: Brantley Gilbert w/ Justin Moore and Colt Ford @ DTE Energy Music Theatre (Clarkson), Dark Star Orchestra @ Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor), Dennis Tufano w/ The Happenings @ Ford Community & Performing ArtsRead More