New this week
Broken City: In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. Rated R, pervasive language, some sexual content and violence. (HOR)
Gangster Squad: A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s. Rated R, strong violence, language. (GT9)
Mama: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years ... but how alone were they? Rated PG-13, violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements. (HOR)
A Haunted House: Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm — determined to keep his sex life on track — turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help. Rated R, crude and sexual content, language and some drug use. (HOR)
The Last Stand: The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. Rated R, strong bloody violence throughout, and language. (GT9)
Anna Karenina: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Rated R, some sexuality and violence. (ER)
Django Unchained: With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. (HOR)
Jack Reacher: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material. (HOR)
Les Miserables: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Rated PG-13, suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. (HOR, ER, BAY)
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, emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. (GT9)
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. (ST)
Monsters, Inc.: Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G. (GT-9)
Parental Guidance: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods. Rated PG, some rude humor. (GT9)
Promised Land: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. Rated R, language. (GT9)
Silver Linings Playbook: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Rated R, language and some sexual content/nudity. (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)
Texas Chainsaw 3D: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout. (HOR)
The Guilt Trip: As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material. (GT9)
The Impossible: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. Rated PG-13, intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity. (HOR)
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey: A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images. (HOR, GT9)
This is 40: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material. (GT9)
Wreck it Ralph: Ralph decides he's tired of playing the bad guy and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade. Rated PG, some rude humor, mild action violence. (GT9)
Zero Dark Thirty: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011. Rated R, strong violence including brutal disturbing images, 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)
New this week
Liberace exhibit a trove of glittery glam
For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town’s founding fathers.Continued ...
How Grinchy Met The Who
Imagine “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” meets “Tommy,” sung and spoken entirely in rhyme.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 12/06/2013
Christmas parody; Kalkaska Library cookie sale; Glass Mosaic Gallery open house; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 12/06/2013
What's happening after dark across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Manistee celebrates season with reopened Vogue, Christmas Weekend
If you’ve never driven the 65 miles southwest to Manistee for the city’s Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend there’s an extra reason to make the trip this year.Continued ...
OTP gets in the spirit with 'Wonderful Life'
Jill Beauchamp has watched the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” every Christmas season since she was young.Continued ...
Mandela film breaks box office records in S. Africa
A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers said Thursday.Continued ...
Museum to blind visitors: Touch!
Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can’t enjoy them.Continued ...
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 ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
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 ...
- Liberace exhibit a trove of glittery glam