Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 29, 2013

MOVIE CAPSULES not updated please duplicate

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Black Nativity: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.(HOR)

Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor. (GT9)

Homefront: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality. (HOR)

Philomena: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. (ST)

The Book Thief: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. (HOR)

The Christmas Candle: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Rated PG for mild thematic elements. (HOR)

Showing locally

Captain Phillips: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use. (GT9, ER)

Delivery Man: An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language. (HOR)

Enders Game: The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. (HOR)

Free Birds: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor. (GT9)

Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. (HOR)

Last Vegas: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language. (GT9)

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. (GT9, HOR, SB, BIJ)

Thor - The Dark World: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content. (GT9, HOR, GAR)

Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), the State Theatre (ST), Bijou by the Bay (BIJ), the Garden Theatre in Frankfort (GAR), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).