New this week
Chasing Mavericks: When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. Rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action. (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)
Fun Size: Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing. Rated PG-13 for partying, language and crude and suggestive material. (GT9)
Silent Hill Revelation: When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. Rated R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity. (HOR)
Alex Cross: A detective is told that a member of his family has been murdered. He vows to track down the killer. Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity. (HOR)
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)
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. (GT9, ER)
Here Comes the Boom: A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language. (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 teenage daughter. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images. (GT9)
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, BAY)
Paranormal Activity 4: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. Rated R for language and some violence/terror. (GT9)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight — all involving teens. (GT9)
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. (GT9, GAR)
Searching for Sugar Man: Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references. (ST)
Seven Psychopaths: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use. (HOR)
Sinister: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity. Rated R for disturbing violent images and some terror. (HOR)
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)
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)
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
TC native joins Team Blake on TV's 'The Voice'
Ryan Whyte Maloney finally can spill the beans: he’s a bona fide contestant on “The Voice.”Continued ...
OTP revives 'Sound of Music' after 20 years
Kathy Verstraete unearthed some familiar artifacts while she packed her mother’s home two years ago.Continued ...
And the Oscar (contest) goes to ...
Holly MacAulay did her homework and it showed when she her Oscar contest entry landed among four with perfect scores.Continued ...
Former TC student teacher returns as singer-songwriter
Josh Rose found musical inspiration in some unusual places growing up on a sheep farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 03/07/2014
"Pure A Cappella" showcase; Mel Larimer concert series continues; and more.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 03/07/2014
What's going on after dark:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 03/07/2014
New this week — 300: Rise of an Empire — Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.Continued ...
Martin, Brickell partnership still thriving
Steve Martin has found a lot of inspiration from very talented people over the years: actors such as Diane Keaton and Martin Short, and writers like David Mamet and Dennis Potter, for instance.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 03/07/2014
Mexican Dinner Party benefit; Titan Student Choreographed Dance Concert; Grand Traverse Humanists meet; A Matter of Honor (AMOH) event; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Stella’s Anton chalks up another coveted Beard nomination
There’s no comparison between summer-ripened tomatoes fresh from the garden and those pallid pink pucks labeled “tomato” on February’s supermarket shelves.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Nothing says romance like spaghetti
I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Marriage made in winter kitchen
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
Nickname for roving chef spawns dream
Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris’ most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.Continued ...
A mandoline helps pair potatoes with haddock
This past summer I fell in love with a kitchen gadget that has been relatively slow to catch on in the U.S. — the mandoline.Continued ...
Hummus drives chickpea boom
The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.Continued ...
Maker's Mark expanding
The producers of Maker’s Mark bourbon announced a distillery expansion Thursday to pump up production and keep pace with growing demand for the Kentucky whiskey, known by its distinctive bottles sealed in red wax.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 03/06/2014
Guest musicians join Jazz at the Cambria; benefit pancake breakfast; reservation deadline for senior luncheon; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Community in Brief: 03/05/2014
Take a test drive and help Cherry Knoll School; Red Sky Stage venue hosts concert; Clean Up and Green Up event; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Community in Brief: 03/04/2014
Reservation deadline for Speakers Series; Winter dog walk planned; Benzie Women's History Project shows film; and more.Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
Historical Photo of the Week: 03/03/2014
Can any readers identify the woman in this photo?Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 03/03/2014
MRS. FLORENCE ELLIS, who conducted a restaurant at 203 Union Street for the past fourteen years, has sold her business to Mrs. F. M. Ritter of Angell.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Two go 'overboard' to help Acme resident
People go "overboard" to help Acme resident.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
Quilting with surgical precision
David Lint traded sutures for stitches. The retired orthopaedic surgeon took up quilting in 2002, inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of fabric and thread.Continued ...
Not So Downhill From Here
Barry Cook was certain that a lifetime of hard work, a hip replacement and 25 years away from Michigan’s slopes meant downhill skiing was out of his grasp.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: Following a great-great grandfather
I sit at my dining room table, contemplating my first month of “retirement” and the clutter surrounding my laptop — notebooks, the program from “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman,” a brilliant one-woman play performed last month at the Milliken Auditorium as part of local Black History Month events.Continued ...
- TC native joins Team Blake on TV's 'The Voice'