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‘The Aeronauts’ doesn’t exactly soar, but Jones does

Would you like to ride in Eddie Redmayne’s beautiful balloon? Tom Harper’s “The Aeronauts,” starring Felicity Jones and Redmayne, is loosely based on a record-setting 19th century balloon expedition into the atmosphere. On Sept. 5, 1862, James Glaisher (Redmayne) took off from London ...

Cavill: Door ‘hasn’t closed’ on Superman, but 1st, ‘Witcher’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher,” but he says the “door hasn’t closed”on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. Cavill last played the superhero in 2017’s “Justice League” and it’s unclear whether any ...

U.P. apple culture explored in book

MARQUETTE — Apple pie is a popular dessert served at many holiday celebrations. The regional cultivation history of the fruit, from native crab apples to modern hobby orchards, is the subject of a book co-authored by NMU professor of history emeritus Russ Magnaghi and alumnus David Smith ...

Forbidden passion smolders in vivid picture ‘Lady on Fire’

“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” asks Heloise, a young woman experiencing romantic passion for the first time. It’s a beautiful line, but it’s also emblematic of the spirit of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a film in which everything feels stunningly fresh, raw and ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Hart, Harp and Bones at Lagniappe, Marquette Thursday 6 ...

‘Irishman’ named best picture by National Board of Review

NEW YORK — Martin Scorsese’s sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood’s quickening awards season. On Monday ...

’Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

NEW YORK — Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles. The Spirit Awards, ...

In ‘The Two Popes,’ a buddy movie in vestments

Believers of all religions can agree on one thing: the Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. The novelty of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes” is right there in its title. There has only been one leader of the Roman Catholic Church going back centuries except in trying times of, ...

‘A Christmas Story’ performed at NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “A Christmas Story,” based on the popular 1983 film. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-14, with an additional 4 p.m. matinee on Dec. 14, at Forest Roberts Theatre. A “Theatre for All” ...

After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour before Thursday’s start time that the balloons ...

‘Queen & Slim’ is romantic, urgent and quite beautiful

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. The remarkable “Queen & Slim” is a romance and a road movie, a film about outlaws on the run, two journeys of self-discovery and a ...

Laurel Premo Trio set to perform

AMASA — On Sunday, the Crystal Theatre and Second Sunday Folk Dance series collectively present the Laurel Premo Trio in concert at the Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls. The event starts at 4 p.m. CT and will begin with an opening set by White Water (including fiddler/step-dancer Carrie ...

‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a sober and ominous docudrama. On its surface, it’s an unspectacular one. Its lead ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Fiddle Pickers at Lagniappe, Marquette Thursday 6 p.m. ...

In ‘Knives Out,’ a whodunit for the Trump era

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately, devilishly woven together something new and exceedingly delightful. For all the detective tales that dot television ...

Third annual Marquette Area Music Hall of Fame to honor 2019 inductees

MARQUETTE — Music, Greek philosopher Plato once said, “gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Local musicians as well as those who write about them and give them a place to play will be honored during the Marquette Area Music ...