New this week
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)
Cirque du Soleil-Worlds Away: Two young people journey through the dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other. Not rated. (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)
Life of Pi: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. (ER, GT-9)
Lincoln: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield 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)
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)
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)
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, GAR)
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. (SB, 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
Doctors save boy by 'printing' an airway tube
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.Continued ...
How much is too much when it comes to salt?
A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 05/25/2013
Rhubarb Social; Yoga weekend; Alpha class; and more.Continued ...
Health Newsmakers: 05/25/2013
Rachel L. Estabrook has been named executive director of fund development at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee, where she also will serve as executive director of the West Shore Healthcare Foundation and as staff liaison for the hospital’s auxiliary.Continued ...
Area Blood Drives: 05/25/2013
Upcoming blood drives across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Education Newsmakers: 05/25/2013
The following area students were named on the Dean’s List at West Shore Community College for the 2012 fall semester:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/25/2013
Sunday School; pancake breakfast;Memorial Day service; and more.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 ...
Community in Brief: 05/24/2013
DAV serves hot dogs; Bluegrass picnic; composting day; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rediscovering the kitchen — and healthy habits
When Becky Cain’s son Liam and a friend recently headed back to college in Oklahoma, they took a batch of her beloved oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with them.Continued ...
Americans are eating more smoked seafood
There’s no smoke and mirrors about it — Americans are eating a lot more smoked seafood than they used to.Continued ...
A kebab as happy on the grill as under the broiler
The trouble with spring is that we get eager to grill, but we can't always count on the weather to cooperate.Continued ...
Recipe of the Week: Black Bean & Avocado Salad
Whitney Zachritz, formerly of Traverse City and now a pediatric nurse practitioner in Philadelphia, is both a vegan and an avid cook.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 05/23/2013
Berry facts; Cafe in works; Green cuisine.Continued ...
Intentional Minimalist: Local ingredients make fresh recipe
This recipe features local produce from 9 Bean Rows, Spring Hollow Farms, Birch Point Farm and locally produced products from Food for Thought.Continued ...
Summer rolls help squeeze veggies into the picnic
When it comes to packing a picnic basket, sandwiches are almost always the stars of the menu. And why not?Continued ...
Restaurant learns online reviews can make or break
It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/23/2013
Memorial Day service; Center Gallery art; Breezeway sales; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Community in Brief: 05/22/2013
NWS hosts author; Parkinson's support group; film and discussion; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Community in Brief: 05/21/2013
Weather balloon launch; TCAPS Music Boosters concert; library plant sale and more.Continued ...
- Monday, May 20, 2013
Historical Photo of the Week: 05/20/2013
Can any readers identify the people in this photo? (Click the photo at right to view it larger.)Continued ...
Info on May 13 historical photo
Historical photo information, provided by readers, for the May 13 image:Continued ...
- Doctors save boy by 'printing' an airway tube