| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Arthur Christmas" (PG) is the animated feature film for the whole family, Friday, July 12 at dusk, around 8 p.m., at the Granville Gude Park stage, 8300 Mulberry St.
The movie is the story of a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:56 AM
"The Lone Ranger" will have to crack its whip to reach the front of the box office pack this holiday weekend.
The big-budget western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer hit theaters at 7 p.m. Tuesday opposite "Despicable Me 2," but the animated 3-D...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:38 PM
I wasn't the biggest fan of 2010's “Despicable Me.” It was this film that inspired me to begin using the term “junk food” to describe many kids' movies. By this, I mean that the film was a collection of dumb (usually annoying)...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Start the weekend off with a Movie in the Park, "Rise of the Guardians" (PG), Fri., June 28, at dusk (around 8 p.m.), at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St.
Bring the whole family, a blanket, picnic or chair and enjoy the entertainment....
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Youth theater — Northland Players' Summer
Youth Theater presents "Home on the Radio, a musical comedy by local youth, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Cheboygan Opera House. Tickets cost $6 adult and $3 children; (231) 627-5841.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:37 AM
"L'imitation of Life"
For the last decade or so, Hell in a Handbag Productions has specialized in high camp and low humor — and every drunken, shameless instinct in between, pancake makeup and off-color jokes at the ready. When it comes to drag,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's "Ice Age" with humans and less ice. "The Croods" began life nearly a decade ago as "Crood Awakening," a collaboration of DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Studios, with a script co-written by John Cleese. Then Aardman, creators of the great Wallace...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Longtime readers know that I have a soft spot for animated movies. Sometimes when I go on a streak of bad reviews, people will ask me if I ever praise anything. I'll point to some delightful animated films and then those people will roll their eyes and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:00 PM
I was talking with my mom the other day and we agreed that 1939's "The Wizard of Oz" was my first favorite movie.
When I was a toddler I would make her impersonate the characters for hours on end, I owned toy models of all the characters, my first...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Paranorman" (PG) is the Movie in the Park on Friday, June 21, at dusk, approximately 8 p.m., at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St.
When a small town comes under siege by zombies, a misunderstood local boy named Norman comes to its...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to avoid a disappearing act at the box office.
Despite its bigger budget and higher-profile cast, the magic comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will have to...