New this week
Rock of Ages: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language. (HOR)
That's My Boy: While still a teen himself, Donny fathered a son,Todd, and raised him as a single parent. On Todd's 18th birthday, Donny cut the youth loose. After years of estrangement,the older man shows up unexpectedly on the eve of his son's wedding day, sending the young man's life into a tailspin. Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use. (HOR)
Hide Away: Helmed by critically acclaimed Native American director Chris Eyre the story focuses on a troubled man attempting to rebuild his life by restoring a boat in an idyllic harbor in northern Michigan. He is watched over by three harbor residents: a waitress, a veteran mariner, and a newly single father. Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality, brief strong language and thematic material. (ST)
The Avengers: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference. (GT9, HOR)
Bernie: In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder. (GT9)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. (ST, BAY)
Chernobyl Diaries: Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language. (HOR)
For Greater Glory: In late 1920s Mexico, retired Gen. Gorostieta and his wife watch their country degenerate into violent civil war. The general transforms a ragtag band of rebels into a formidable fighting force. (HOR)
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, HOR, ER)
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, GAR)
Prometheus: A team of explorers chase after the origins of mankind in the far reaches of space where they fight to save the future of their race. Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images and brief language. (HOR)
Snow White and the Huntsman: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality. (HOR)
What to Expect When You're Expecting: A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, 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).
New this week
High school sports scoreboard: 12/06/2013
A roundup of prep sports results from across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Video: Community Tree Lighting
Watch Santa Claus arrive in Traverse City and help locals light the downtown tree tonight.Continued ...
Major snowmobile trail open after roadblock
A major snowmobile trail connecting Gaylord to westward northern Michigan trails will remain open, a shift of gears from state officials' prior closure announcement.Continued ...
How Grinchy Met The Who
Imagine “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” meets “Tommy,” sung and spoken entirely in rhyme.Continued ...
Contribute: Best Christmas light displays
We’re searching for the area’s best neighborhood Christmas light displays for an upcoming Northern Living story.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 ...
- Poll: Are you happy with results of Clinch Park makeover?
U-M to fix teen's broken heart
The University of Michigan stepped forward with a gift of open heart surgery for Nguyen Duyen, a Vietnamese exchange student who has lived under a cloud of uncertainty and stress for months.Continued ...
Editorial: TC obligated to recognize Indian villages at Clinch
The issue: Historic markers at Clinch ignore Anishinaabek people. Our view: Get it right.Continued ...
TCSF student gets equestrian scholarship from UT-Martin
Reiley Wilson is not unlike most high school athletes who aim to continue competing at the collegiate level.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/06/2013
Doesn’t make sense; Victims were helpless.Continued ...
Building Permits: 12/06/2013
Building permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
Grand Traverse area lands state acquisition grants
Michigan natural resources officials recently decided it’s well worth $2.5 million to preserve about 8 acres on Old Mission Peninsula with beach access, an effort to keep the area from being turned into 10 lavish homes.Continued ...
The Record: 12/06/2013
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
GT 911 downed by glitch
It wasn’t an emergency that rang Grand Traverse County’s 911 phone lines off the hook.Continued ...
Area receives state dollars for increased recreation
Local recreational areas will receive makeovers, courtesy of the state Department of Natural Resources.Continued ...
Top county official evaluated by board
Grand Traverse County commissioners saved some of their most critical words for each other during an annual evaluation of the county’s top employee.Continued ...
Girls Basketball Roundup: Titans drop opener
It wasn’t the best of starts for Traverse City West in Thursday’s girls basketball season opener against Grand Haven, but the Titans played the Buccaneers even the rest of the way in a 43-31 loss. (Plus more)Continued ...
Munson pharmacist awarded for pain management expertise
A professional state association recently honored a Munson Medical Center pharmacist for his expertise in pain management.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 ...
Community in Brief: 12/06/2013
Torch Lake Association party; ISEA Great Lakes Seminar; and more.Continued ...
Clearing the Record: 12/06/2013
Because of a reporter’s error, Coldwell Banker was misspelled in a Thursday photo caption.Continued ...
- High school sports scoreboard: 12/06/2013