New this week
A Royal Affair: A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician. Together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. Rated R, sexual content, some violent images. (BAY Film Series, Jan. 13-15)
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)
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)
Argo: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Rated R, language, some violent images. (BAY)
Cirque du Soleil — Worlds Away: Two young people journey through the dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other. Not rated. (HOR)
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 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. (HOR, ER, GAR)
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, HOR)
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)
Not Fade Away: Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big. Rated R for pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content. (HOR)
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 for some rude humor. (GT-9)
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 for language. (GT-9)
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)
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. (GT-9)
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, GT-9)
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. (GT-9)
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
Claudia Schmidt comes home to Sleder's
Claudia Schmidt will perform in an “On the Porch” concert at Sleder’s Family Tavern on Sunday, May 19.Continued ...
Couple's film focuses on Latin American coffee farmers
Have you ever taken a moment to consider where your morning cup of java comes from?Continued ...
Papa Roach is still swingin'
Papa Roach is still producing hit songs. It’s just getting harder and harder to get radio stations to play them.Continued ...
One-woman show helps gardens
Emily Dickinson, one of America’s earliest poets, died in 1886. She comes to life this weekend in the acclaimed one-woman play, “Belle of Amherst,” performed by professional actress Sinda Nichols.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/17/2013
Do the BBQ; Benzie Players; Garage sale. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/17/2013
New this week — Star Trek Into Darkness: After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/17/2013
What's going on after the sun goes down:Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Grammy-nominated Goulding joins Traverse Orchestra
Grammy-nominated violin soloist Caroline Goulding, hailed by critics as a “precociously gifted virtuoso,” will play two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s greatest works this May 11 and 12 with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.Continued ...
City Opera House lineup announced
The City Opera House has a new season and a new five-year agreement with the Wharton Center for Performing Arts to go with it.Continued ...
Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered channels folk trio
Donna Wilson Probes was in high school when folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were in their heyday.Continued ...
Beekeeper's wife keeps farm going after husband dies
Mandy Jelinek is committed to keeping her husband’s dream alive. Jelinek’s husband, Jeremy, died in an October vehicle crash in Blair Township.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/10/013
Dance concerts; Show in Leland; Celebrate morels. (Plus more)Continued ...
Family Reunion plays at Sleder’s Tavern
It’s a Family Reunion at Sleder’s Family Tavern on Sunday. The group, featuring mother-daughter duo Mary Anne and Elizabeth Rivers with old friends Pat Niemisto and Norm Wheeler, will appear in a special Mother’s Day concert on the porch starting at 4 p.m.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/10/2013
New this week — Don’t Stop Believin’ Everyman’s Journey: A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock and roll band, Journey.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/10/2013
What's going on after dark:Continued ...
Two new exhibits at History Center
The History Center of Traverse City has opened two new exhibits, “Traverse History From Above” featuring aerial photos from the 1920’s through the 1970s and "The Grand Traverse Region: Vibrant Reinvention" offering a sweeping review of the area's history.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Dixieland Jam today at TC Elks Lodge
The Cherryland Jazz Society presents “Dixieland Jam” today at the Traverse City Elks Lodge.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Fortuna tours with cast of ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Dominic Fortuna has been waiting all of his life to play a role like Frank Abagnale, Sr.Continued ...
Interlochen closes theater season with 'Miss Saigon'
Longtime Interlochen Arts Academy theater instructor and director Robin Ellis likes challenges for herself and her students.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/03/2013
Small Works sale; Downtown Art Walk; Sweet Adelines. (Plus more)Continued ...
Rotary show lampoons hot-button issues
Audiences never quite know what to expect at Traverse City’s annual Rotary Show — and neither do its producers.Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/03/2013
Exhibit opens; Chocolate fest; Meet the author. (Plus more)Continued ...
Jack Williams coming to Sleder's
Sleder’s Family Tavern presents Jack Williams in concert Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/03/2013
New this week — 5 Broken Cameras: A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. Not rated. (ST)Continued ...
Folk band Paper Bird lands at Good Work Collective
Paper Bird has taken wing since its formation six years ago. The Denver-based indie folk band — a household name across Colorado — is starting to catch on nationally thanks to relentless touring, a segment on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a sound that is alternately described as joyful and haunting, vintage and timeless.Continued ...
- Claudia Schmidt comes home to Sleder's