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Woman tackles a mountain in the moving film ‘Edie’

In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that’s not a word that describes the unusual heroine determined to conquer Suilven in the film “Edie .” Edith Moore — everyone calls her Edie — is no ordinary ...

Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs

LOS ANGELES — Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the cast? How about a supernatural series with Lin-Manuel Miranda or a comedy starring Paul Rudd as a man overshadowed by his clone, or the chance to see ...

Local Scouts to host Join Nights

MARQUETTE — The Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council will hold a series of local events encouraging boys and girls to join scouting. Cub Scout Packs across the Upper Peninsula are welcoming new families to join, by inviting children from kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents ...

Fall film preview edition

Release dates subject to change: SEPTEMBER “It: Chapter 2” (Sept.6) — A sequel to the 2017 horror smash, from Stephen King’s 1986 novel and set 27 years later with the Derry kids returning to their hometown to face off again with Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise. “The Goldfinch” ...

The Fiddle Pickers to perform Thursday

MARQUETTE — The classic country and Cajun music of the Fiddle Pickers comes to the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at the lakefront park, which is at the foot of Broad Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Meadowbrook Arena.

Venice Film Festival to host Oscar hopefuls, controversy

It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant and divisive than ever. Kicking off Wednesday in the normally sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar ...

Superiorland NIGHTLIFE

Today 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Derrell Syria Project at Summer Concert in the Park Series, Bayshore Park, Munising 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Mr. Bc, Pearlz, InTune at Rainbow Bar, Ishpeming Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Hart, Harp and ...

Fall movie preview: Hollywood is going all-in on original films

NEW YORK — When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice. “Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever ...

The local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

Preview: ‘Joker’ gets a prestige makeover

LOS ANGELES — The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there’s no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. But by most accounts, Joaquin Phoenix’s spin on the quintessential Batman villain is unlike anything audiences have ...

Singin’ the blues

MARQUETTE — The 16th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest is happening Labor Day weekend at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Blues Fest features three days of world class blues on the shores of Lake Superior in the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, Friday through ...

New ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ footage debuts at D23

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker” is going to be an incredibly good time. Nearly 7,000 people got a look Saturday at a new poster and some new footage from the film at the Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 ...

In ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon,’ a breakout role for Jillian Bell

Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow. And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of “Brittany Runs a ...

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 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Jeff Tucker Band at Summer Concert in the Park Series, ...

Wil Kilpela and Friends to perform Thursday

L’ANSE — The old-timey and ethnic music of Wil Kilpela and Friends will be presented at the free L’Anse Lakefront Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at Lakefront Park, which is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. In case of inclement weather, Meadowbrook Arena ...

A memorably horrific wedding night portrayed in ‘Ready or Not’

Traditionally, weddings usually lead to some fun and games in the bedroom for the happy and exhausted couple. In the new horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” that’s definitely true — but the games aren’t always fun. Samara Weaving has a breakout performance as a new bride who tries to ...