On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31


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By Savannah Burguron, Intern

    1. The latest and last installment of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise came out on Dec. 22. The movie follows the Barden Bella girls on their final journey to prove to the world that they aren’t just a college club. “Pitch Perfect 3” earned a 31 percent critic rating and 52 percent user rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Click here to buy tickets.  Photo credit: wikipedia  
    2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi” came out on Dec. 14 and had the fifth biggest film opening since 2002 with a total box office of over $1 billion, IMDb said. The movie earned a 7.6 out of 10 rating and 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Click here to buy tickets to the movie. 
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  1. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the $554 million taken from Michigan teachers’ salaries for retirement benefits would be refunded, Mlive.com reported. Michigan teachers have been fighting for refunds since 2013. The state still has to determine when and how quickly the Office of Retirement Services  will refund the money. Photo credit: SBM blog 

  1. The highly anticipated movie “The Greatest Showman” hit theaters on Dec. 20 and was a box office success. The movie is about how show business came to be. Although it got a 54 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, 90 percent of users liked it. Click here to buy tickets to the movie. Photo credit: Youtube

       5.  Dec. 21, a refugee from Afghanistan ran his car into a large crowd of people, injuring 18, CNN reported. Many of the people hurt were children. The police arrested the suspect and found that he is on medication for mental health issues.

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