New this week
The Cold Light of Day: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. (HOR)
The Words: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. (GT9)
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. (HOR)
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, 6-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality. (BAY)
Brave: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. (GT9)
The Bourne Legacy: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences. (HOR)
The Campaign: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity. (GT9)
The Dark Knight Rises: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. (ER, GT9, HOR)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days: School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer? Rated PG for some rude humor. (GT9)
The Expendables 2: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout. (HOR)
Hit and Run: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content. (HOR)
Hope Springs: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. (GT9, GAR)
The Intouchables: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Rated R for language and some drug use. (GT9)
Lawless: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. (HOR)
Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking. (ST)
2016 Obama's America: A journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images. (HOR)
The Odd Life of Timothy Green: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language. (GT9)
ParaNorman: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language. (GT9)
The Possesion: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences. (HOR)
Premium Rush: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language. (HOR)
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) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)
New this week
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 ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/03/2013
What's happening across northern Michigan:Continued ...
- Couple's film focuses on Latin American coffee farmers