July 1 2010
It’s not just the presence of titles like “The Karate Kid” and “The A-Team”: If you’re heading to the movies this summer, it really is 1983 all over again. That was...
July 1 2010
For Kate (Catherine Keener), charity does not begin at home but guilt begins in the workplace. She and her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt), own an upscale used-furniture store in Manhattan, one of those shops...
June 30 2010
It’s a scene we’ve all witnessed a thousand times before: “Marry me,” the hero asks his beloved. And she responds… “Change me.”Excuse me? Anyhow, that’s...
June 30 2010
Sometimes, it takes a tag team to promote a movie properly. So Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz have been hitting the road together to promote “The Last Airbender,” director M. Night Shyamalan’s...
June 24 2010
In 2001, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz played friends with benefits in director Cameron Crowe’s surrealistic psychodrama “Vanilla Sky.” At the time, both stars were riding high: Cruise...
June 23 2010
Every year on his birthday, Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger receives a package containing framed flowers. The gifts come from all over the world, but Vanger isn’t delighted: He suspects they...
June 18 2010
The fear of becoming obsolete. Abandonment issues. The threat of Death By Monkeys.They’re all part of the psychological backdrop of “Toy Story 3,” a first-rate — and long-overdue...
June 16 2010
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of...
June 9 2010
Chely Wright’s memoir, “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer,” begins with what could easily have been the end of her story: It’s January 2006, and a tormented and...
June 9 2010
There are plenty of reasons to go to the lakeshore in June, but every year around this time Saugatuck provides us with one more: the Waterfront Film Festival. Since 1999, this four-day event has brought...
June 9 2010
So does a chance meeting with a couple of guys, both of whom have been doing some celebrating of their own. The various connections between the out-of-towners linger long after last call and well into...
June 3 2010
When it began in 1985, Silver Bells in the City was a modest holiday celebration; now, it features fireworks, an electric light parade and the illumination festivities of Michigan's official Christmas...
June 2 2010
To pave the way and raise some money Stormfield has been presenting a series of staged readings at various locations. “The Value of Names,” playing June 4 to 6 at Red Cedar Friends Meeting...
May 27 2010
In Greek mythology, the ambitious Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings of wax. The theater company Icarus Falling, which took its name from the ill-fated aviator, has come to its end as...
May 26 2010
Wright will be grand marshal of the Pride March June 12 in downtown Lansing; it’s part of the Michigan Pride Diversity Festival. The march begins at noon at Grand Avenue along Riverfront Park and...
May 26 2010
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” made its debut in London’s West End and the show has remained a money-spinner...
May 26 2010
Once upon a time way back in 1998 there was a fresh new HBO series about four single women slashing and sashaying their way through the Big Apple dating scene. It was called “Sex and the City,”...
May 25 2010
Talk about a rock 'n roll survivor: So far this year, Bret Michaels has suffered an appendicitis attack, heart problems and a massive brain hemmorhage.Then he turned around and won "Celebrity Apprentice"...
May 24 2010
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” made its debut in London’s West End and the show has remained a money-spinner...
May 23 2010
Over the course of the past year, judges Erin Buitendorp, Mary Cusack, Tom and Kathy Helma, Paul Wozniak and Ute Von Der Heyden have surveyed the local theater landscape to find the very best of the best....

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