New this week
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)
Atlas Shrugged Part 2: With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the World from being stopped for good. Rated PG-13 for brief language. (HOR)
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting icecaps 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. (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 extracurricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language. (GT9)
The Master: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language. (BAY)
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)
End of Watch: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop. Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references and some drug use. (HOR)
Finding Nemo 3D: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Rated G. (GT9)
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)
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)
House at the End of the Street: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material. (HOR)
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, GAR)
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.
The Possession: 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)
Resident Evil Retribution: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. Rated R for sequences of strong violence throughout. (GT9)
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)
Won't Back Down: Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Rated PG for 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
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