New this week
Finding Nemo 3D: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Rated G. (GT9)
Last Ounce of Courage: This heartwarming movie tells the story of a local war hero whose son goes off to war. Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking. (HOR)
Resident Evil Retribution: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. Rated R for sequences of strong violence throughout. (GT9)
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, 6-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality. (BAY)
The Bourne Legacy: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences. (HOR)
The Campaign: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity. (GT9)
The Cold Light of Day: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. (HOR)
The Dark Knight Rises: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. (ER, GT9, HOR)
The Expendables 2: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout. (HOR)
Hit and Run: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content. (HOR)
Hope Springs: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. (GT9, GAR)
Lawless: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. (HOR)
Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking. (ST)
2016 Obama's America: A journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images. (HOR)
The Odd Life of Timothy Green: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language. (GT9)
ParaNorman: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language. (GT9)
The Possession: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences. (HOR)
Premium Rush: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language. (HOR)
The Words: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. (GT9)
Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), the State Theatre (ST), the Garden Theatre in Frankfort, (GAR) the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)
New this week
TC native joins Team Blake on TV's 'The Voice'
Ryan Whyte Maloney finally can spill the beans: he’s a bona fide contestant on “The Voice.”Continued ...
OTP revives 'Sound of Music' after 20 years
Kathy Verstraete unearthed some familiar artifacts while she packed her mother’s home two years ago.Continued ...
And the Oscar (contest) goes to ...
Holly MacAulay did her homework and it showed when she her Oscar contest entry landed among four with perfect scores.Continued ...
Former TC student teacher returns as singer-songwriter
Josh Rose found musical inspiration in some unusual places growing up on a sheep farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 03/07/2014
"Pure A Cappella" showcase; Mel Larimer concert series continues; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 03/07/2014
What's going on after dark:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 03/07/2014
New this week — 300: Rise of an Empire — Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.Continued ...
Martin, Brickell partnership still thriving
Steve Martin has found a lot of inspiration from very talented people over the years: actors such as Diane Keaton and Martin Short, and writers like David Mamet and Dennis Potter, for instance.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
TC native joins Team Blake on TV's 'The Voice'
Traverse City native son Ryan Whyte Maloney finally can spill the beans: He’s a bona fide contestant on “The Voice.”Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry's long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner "Gone With the Wind."Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
'Blusion' is headed for TC
She calls it “blusion” — fusion of blues, jazz, boogie-woogie and country — and Deanna Bogart is bringing it to the Milliken Auditorium.Continued ...
Traverse City native flexes hip-hop rhyme
No, you can’t get street cred in the hip-hop world if you come from Traverse City. So Blake Selby doesn’t try.Continued ...
Kate Milewski: Oscars are about much more than movies
Every year, my mother and I have a tradition. It usually starts somewhere around Thanksgiving and the best part happens about the end of February, sometimes early March — we watch movies.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 02/28/2014
Deanna Bogart Band at the Dennos; NMC Concert Band performs; Central Lake "Chilly Fest"; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 02/28/2014
Entertainment in the region:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 02/28/2014
New this week — Non-Stop: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.Continued ...
Green light often highest hurdle on road to Oscars
This year’s Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin.Continued ...
Harold Ramis' career was still thriving
Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996.Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
'The Met: Live in HD' brings new season to State
Five performances remain in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013-14 “The Met: Live in HD” season at the State Theatre. But already it’s time to think about the next season.Continued ...
Mich. natives Pop Evil rock Saturday
Pop Evil had six top-40 mainstream rock hits prior to the release of 2013’s Onyx album. But it’s been Onyx’s performance which lead singer Leigh Kakaty thinks has really propelled the band into the limelight.Continued ...
Hot Dogs or Beignets? TC decides on 'Food Court Wars' premiere
Hot dogs or beignets: which would Traverse City residents rather tuck into at the Grand Traverse Mall?Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 02/21/2014
Choir concert; Crispin Campbell Quartet performs; TART Trail activities; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 02/21/2014
Entertainment in the region:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 02/21/2014
New this week — 3 Days to Kill: A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. (GT9)Continued ...
Producer's job is to create moments
At 3:30 a.m. on the day before the Olympics started, Brian Gilmore was glancing at the giant television screen that dominates a workroom at NBC Sports Group’s headquarters when something caught his eye.Continued ...
- TC native joins Team Blake on TV's 'The Voice'