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
Leelanau Birding Festival runs May 29-June 2
Robert Parsons has traveled to Texas, Arizona, Florida and even Costa Rica to seek out unusual birds. Now Parsons is adding Michigan to that list.Continued ...
Sand in his veins: Mountz has 38 years at Sleeping Bear
Tom Mountz is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s longest-serving employee. He can’t think of one other place in the world he would rather work.Continued ...
Kathy Gibbons: Time to say goodbye — once again
It’s been three years since I’ve actually lived here full-time in the summer. This year will mark the fourth.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: One poem leads to another — and friendship
I was watching my own kids ride a miniature tilt-a-whirl, when I heard this old man yell, “MIMI SIT DOWN!” I looked around to see who Mimi was, and there was this little carney girl slouched on a plastic chair on a merry-go-round.Continued ...
MILLER — A son, Elijah Thomas, to Tom and Amy (McNeil) Miller of Lake Ann, March 28.Continued ...
Travel in Brief: 05/19/2013
Agritourism listings; New exhibit; Disney at Palace. (Plus more)Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/19/2013
Beekeepers meeting; Korean War story; Swirl in Petoskey; and more.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
Priest uses big rig to make special deliveries
Father Ray Cotter delivers more than sermons. Two weeks ago, the former truck truck driver turned priest drove a semi-tractor-trailer rig to Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., to pick up 1,164 free military computers for use in Michigan Catholic schools in the dioceses of Lansing, Saginaw, Gaylord and Marquette.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Dealing with difficult people
There was a time when I really enjoyed conflict. I don’t mean between people, but I felt like social change almost always happened when people stood up for their beliefs. This also was during a period in my life when my hair was dyed like a leopard.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 05/18/2013
Lupus meeting; cancer survivor picnic; Lyme disease support group; and more.Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 05/18/2013
Find a blood drive in the area:Continued ...
You're Needed: 05/18/2013
Organizers of the Art Rapids! fair to be held in June in Elk Rapids are seeking host families for some of the artists who will be participating in the event.Continued ...
Perspectives: Structuring a balanced life as we age
Whether we realize it or not, we all live within “structure.” Sometimes it becomes too limiting or too confining. This can be physical, emotional and spiritual.Continued ...
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 ...
Health Newsmakers: 05/18/2013
In June, Barbara McIntyre, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPC, will present the paper “Grief Expression and Healing Through Art” at the 44th annual American Art Therapy Conference in Seattle.Continued ...
Community Newsmakers: 05/18/2013
David Barr and Beth Dwaihy-Barr will be honored at the Legacy Gala on Saturday, June 15 at the Novi Civic Center in Novi.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/18/2013
Moyers' interview on climate; Short's kick-off party; chamber music on IPR; and more.Continued ...
Education Newsmakers: 05/18/2013
TC Central High School Freshman, Taylor Weckstein, has been named Distinguished Finalist in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Michigan for the creation of her charitable organization Giving 1 Family at a Time (G.1.F.T).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 ...
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 ...
Community in Brief: 05/17/2013
Travelogue; Kids' Creative Expo; native plant sale; and more.Continued ...
- Leelanau Birding Festival runs May 29-June 2