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Frankenweenie: Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.
Pitch Perfect: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references.
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.
Arbitrage: A New York hedge fund magnate in over his head tries to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use. (ST, GAR)
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)
End of Watch: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use. (HOR)
Dredd: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content. (HOR)
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)
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. (ER, GT9)
Hotel Transylvania: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images. (GT9)
House at the End of the Street: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material. (HOR)
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)
Looper: A mob target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content. (HOR)
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 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)
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)
Trouble with the Curve: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking. (GT9)
Won't Back Down: Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Rated PG for thematic elements and language. (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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Movie Capsules: 12/06/2013
New this week — All Is Lost: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. (GAR)Continued ...
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 ...
- Friday, November 22, 2013
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
Entertainment in the region:Continued ...
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
What's happening after dark in northern Michigan:Continued ...
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Night Life 11/01/2013
Entertainment in the region.Continued ...
- Movie Capsules: 12/06/2013