New this week
Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters: In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language. (GT9)
Movie 43: A series of interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world. Rated R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language, some violence and drug use. (GT9)
A Haunted House: Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm — determined to keep his sex life on track — turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help. Rated R, crude and sexual content, language and some drug use. (HOR)
Broken City: In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. Rated R, pervasive language, some sexual content and violence. (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)
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)
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, suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. (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. (SB, GAR)
Mama: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years ... but how alone were they? Rated PG-13, violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements. (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, some rude humor. (GT9)
Silver Linings Playbook: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Rated R, language and some sexual content/nudity. (ST, 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. (ER, HOR)
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, GT9)
The Last Stand: The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. Rated R, strong bloody violence throughout, and language. (GT9)
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. (GT9)
Wreck it Ralph: Ralph decides he's tired of playing the bad guy and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade. Rated PG, some rude humor, mild action violence. (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)
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
Erotic novel gets musical treatment
It’s raucous, sexy and naughty — everything a musical parody of the runaway bestselling erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” should be.Continued ...
National Geographic exhibit comes to Dennos
What gives at the Dennos Museum Center? “Dancing. Feathers, Shameless Exhibition,” says one flyer for its newest exhibition that opens Sunday and runs through Sept. 22.Continued ...
Actor John C. Reilly stages benefit for Vogue
An unexpected call from well-known actor John C. Reilly was a welcome surprise to supporters of Manistee’s Vogue Theatre.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 06/14/2013
Mushroom hunt; Consignment sale; Crafts and cars. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 06/14/2013
Movie Capsules: 06/14/2013
New this week — Before Midnight, This is the End, and Man of Steel:Continued ...
- Friday, June 7, 2013
Traverse City Opera House presents ... opera
The City Opera House is both aesthetically and acoustically the perfect place to stage an opera.Continued ...
Artists gear up for fair season
Ceramic tile artist Leif Sporck has spent many summer weekends in the last 10 years peddling his one-of-a-kind tiles at northern Michigan art shows.Continued ...
Albom previews heaven on NWS Cherry Fest program
Mitch Albom gets around. His books have sold more than 33 million copies in 42 countries and 41 territories since his first non-fiction best-seller, “Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson,” came out in 1997.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 06/07/2013
Farmer’s Market; Classical voice; Family science. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 06/07/2013
Movie Capsules: 06/07/2013
New this week — The Internship: Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.Continued ...
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Leland filmmakers create story about people's stories
If you ask Rebecca Reynolds to name the three biggest challenges of filming “Girl on the Train,” she answers in three words.Continued ...
Barbershoppers tune up for anniversary show
Jeff Belanger never dreamed he would leave as the latest member of the Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus when he went to pick up his teenage son from choir practice.Continued ...
National Book Award winner, O books editor make TC stop
Leigh Haber had already decided to spotlight Colum McCann’s latest book in O magazine when Doug Stanton approached her about interviewing McCann on the National Writers Series stage.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/31/2013
Boat auction; Family art night; Bass Festival run. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 05/31/2013
Movie Capsules: 05/31/2013
New this week — After Earth: A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape.Continued ...
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches 10th year
The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches its 10th Anniversary season Saturday with a "gala" fundraiser at the Oliver Art Center.Continued ...
Country artist Niemann sings 'good stories'
Country music fan Rachael Warren knows the words to most every Jerrod Niemann tune that hits the airwaves. So the Traverse City woman plans to be front and center when Niemann appears at Ground Zero on Saturday, June 1.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/24/2013
New this week — Epic: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. Rated PG. (GT9)Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/24/2013
What's happening after dark across northern Michigan:Continued ...
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
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 ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
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 ...
- Erotic novel gets musical treatment