New this week
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)
New this week
Community in Brief: 07/24/2014
40 Years a Ranger; German Club meeting; Grief workshops. (Plus more)Continued ...
From the Farm: Nothing beats summer beets
Someday I will achieve full kitchen domination. There will always be a sweet and a savory compound butter in the freezer (just in case a friend drops in and craves a crepe), always a balanced three course meal partially prepared and ready to be whipped up.Continued ...
Rowe Inn's wine list tops in region
The Rowe Inn was ranked “Best of Award of Excellence” in Wine Spectator’s 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards — the only restaurant in northern Michigan to earn the award.Continued ...
Chef/caterer feeds masses at equine festival
Matt Friess doesn’t know much about the horse show world. But he knows that the way to many an equestrian’s heart is through a sweet-and-tangy cherry chicken wrap.Continued ...
Historical Photo of the Week: 07/21/2014
Can any readers identify the young women in this photo?Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 07/21/2014
Dr. and Mrs. J.D. Munson, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Always and Mrs. and Mrs. G.B. Pike will attend the meeting of the joint board of Michigan State Hospitals at Newberry this week.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Volunteers make homes safer
David Abeel, director of development for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, wrote to say that the third annual STAMP volunteer program to make homes safer, warmer and drier ran “on all pistons” this year.Continued ...
Community Newsmakers: 07/21/2014
The Traverse Area Association of Realtors board established the Judith Lindenau Leadership Grand Traverse Scholarship to honor its former long-time executive vice president, who died in May.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 07/21/2014
Plant it Wild program; Kingsley Lions.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 20, 2014
The wind kicked a hole in the Irish barn; a gaping chomp that welcomed the elements. No panic — there wasn’t much left inside, just old farm equipment and storage boxes.Continued ...
Down home weddings
Barn weddings are all the rage. Throw “rustic” or “simplicity weddings” into a Google search and the monitor explodes with burlap party favors and Mason-jar cocktails.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: TC Film Festival rituals
July was only one week old and there I was, sitting at my dining room table engrossed in a now 10-year-old summer ritual.Continued ...
Lifelines: Miles on the mower mark important anniversaries
July contains two big family anniversaries. The first one, I forget the actual day, marks the time I mowed over Great-Grandma’s flowers by accident.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 07/20/2014
Book signings; Ice Caves author.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 07/20/2014
Best-selling books across northwest Michigan and the nation:Continued ...
- Friday, July 18, 2014
You're Needed: 07/19/2014
Volunteers are needed for Harbor Days in Elk Rapids.Continued ...
Blood Drive Calendar: 07/19/2014
Area Blood Drives: American Red Cross —Ellsworth, noon-5:45 p.m., July 22, Ellsworth Community Building, 6520 Center St.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 07/19/2014
Museum garage sale; DAR anniversary; Auditions set. (Plus more)Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 07/19/2014
Ride for Father Fred; Arcadia Daze luncheon; Autism awareness. (Plus more)Continued ...
Education Newsmakers: 07/19/2014
The following local seniors were named Kiwanis Club of Traverse City Students of the Month:Continued ...
Mental Wellness: How the world sees you
I recently took an assessment that focuses on how the world sees me. This gave a unique perspective, unlike other assessments that teach us more about how we see the world.Continued ...
Church thrift shop closes doors
Betty Hammond trolled for treasures in First Congregational Church Thrift Shop first as a daughter. She returned as mother to young, fast-growing kids — the thrift store kept clothes on their backs without breaking the bank, Hammond said.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Night Life Calendar: 07/18/2014
What's happening after dark in northern Michigan:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/18/2014
New this week — Begin Again: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. Rated R for language. (HOR)Continued ...
Community in Brief: 07/18/2014
Sleeping Bear tours; Garden club open house.Continued ...
- Community in Brief: 07/24/2014