New this week
Ice Age Continental Drift: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril. (HOR)
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality. (HOR)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. (GT9, HOR, BAY, CB)
Brave: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. (GT9, CB)
Katy Perry Part of Me: A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry's life on- and off-stage. Rated PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking. (GT9)
Madagascar 3: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to New York. This time the journey will take them to a traveling circus in Europe. (GT9)
Madea's Witness Protection: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home. Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references. (HOR)
Magic Mike: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women and make easy money. Rated R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use. (GT9)
Men in Black III: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content. (GT9, ER)
Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (HOR)
People Like Us: While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about. Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality. (HOR)
Rock of Ages: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language. (GAR)
To Rome With Love: The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. Rated R for some sexual references. (ST)
Savages: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. Rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout. (HOR)
Ted: As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. (GT9, HOR)
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