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Life of Pi: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. (GT-9, BAY)
Red Dawn: A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language. (HOR)
Rise of the Guardians: When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. Rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action. (GT-9, ER)
The Sessions: A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. Rated R, strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue. (ST)
Argo: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Rated R for language and some violent images. (HOR)
Cloud Atlas: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use. (HOR)
Flight: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling. Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence. (HOR)
Lincoln: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language. (HOR)
Skyfall: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking. (HOR, GAR)
Taken 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality. (HOR, ER)
The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn Part 2: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity. (HOR, GT9)
Wreck-It Ralph: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence. (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)
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Betty Who inspires community of fans
Betty Who? Soon you won’t have to ask. In just the past two months the rising pop singer-songwriter and Interlochen transplant performed live on VH1, posed for photos for Elle and Cosmopolitan magazines, made Time Magazine’s list of 14 Musical Acts to Watch in 2014 and signed a five-year deal with mega-label RCA Records.Continued ...
A moment in 'Paradise'
Craig Goodrich isn’t a professional photographer with a fancy DSLR camera. But his photo of a dragonfly on Perch Lake beat out images by more seasoned photographers to capture first place in this year’s Art of the Watershed photo contest.Continued ...
Moonlight owl hike, Wings of Wonder combo is a sellout
No matter what happens on the Full Moon Owl Hike at the Boardman River Nature Center next month, participants will see owls.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 11/29/2013
Holiday train display; Benzie Festival of Trees; Holiday Art Fair; and more.Continued ...
Video: Bijou by the Bay marquee lighting ceremony
Traverse City Film Festival Founder and President Michael Moore leads a ceremony unveiling the Bijou by the Bay movie theater marquee in Traverse City tonight.Continued ...
TC photographer sticks to traditional
Greg Seman is a purist. Seman, an accomplished art photographer, often can be spotted on cold winter mornings taking photos along Grand Traverse Bay by observant commuters as they rush past.Continued ...
TC Central presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Traverse City Central High School’s antiquated auditorium was the biggest challenge to making a student production of “Guys and Dolls” look and sound professional, said the show’s music director.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 11/22/2013
Scandinavian Luncheon and Bazaar; holiday country dance; Funk Arts Fest; and more.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 11/22/2013
New this week — Delivery Man: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 11/22/2013
Entertainment in the region:Continued ...
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Art of Recovery: A Human Journey
Carolyn Trnka’s photograph, which hangs high on the wall at the far end of the InsideOut Gallery also is a statement that sums up what the current exhibit is about.Continued ...
SwingShift and the Stars
Dan Brady applies the same strong work ethic to dance that he does to his job.Continued ...
Tuvan throat singers' TC debut
The last time Alash toured in the U.S., customs officials at Boston's Logan Airport confiscated and burned their duyuglar and xapchyk, two traditional Tuvan percussion instruments made from animal parts.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 11/15/2013
"Guys and Dolls' on stage; holiday book sale; WSH original production; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 11/15/2013
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Movie Capsules: 11/15/2013
New this week — The Best Man Holiday: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity. (GT9)Continued ...
Globe-trotting guitars are coming to Motown
Globe-trotting acoustic guitars have been passing through the hands of songwriters from Helsinki to Haiti, Bogota to the Big Apple. Now, Detroit — home to the Motown Sound, modern techno and the Queen of Soul — has its own ax circulating among unsung musicians.Continued ...
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Traverse City library joins statewide system
Traverse City Area Public Library’s launch of a link connecting it to a statewide resource sharing system came just in time for Kaleigh Winchell.Continued ...
7 actors, 57 characters in OTP production
Barbara Goodearl always wanted to be cast in a play in the Old Town Playhouse’s Studio Theatre.Continued ...
TC kickoff for group's tour
Just as Eve to Adam is set to make its Traverse City debut, the melodic rock band also is poised to break through into the top 40.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 11/08/2013
Arts and crafts fair; "Snow White" ballet; Thistle and Thread artisan show; and more.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 11/08/2013
New this week — 12 Years a Slave: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality. (ST)Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 11/08/2013
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- Friday, November 1, 2013
Night Life 11/01/2013
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Movie Capsules: 11/01/2013
New this week Enders Game: The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine theContinued ...
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