Traverse City Record-Eagle

Arts & Entertainment

November 16, 2012

Movie Capsules: 11/16/2012

New this week

The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn Part 2: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect their child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity. (HOR, GT9)

Lincoln: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language. (HOR)

London River: Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London. Not Rated. (ST)

Samsara: Filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents, Samsara transports audiences to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images. (ST)

Showing locally

Argo: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA exfiltration specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Rated R for language and some violent images. (HOR, GAR)

Cloud Atlas: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use. (HOR)

Flight: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling. Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence. (HOR)

Hotel Transylvania: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenage daughter. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images. (GT9)

Margaret: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images. (ST)

Pitch Perfect: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references. (GT9)

Seven Psychopaths: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use. (HOR)

Skyfall: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking. (HOR)

Taken 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality. (HOR, ER)

Wreck-It Ralph: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence. (GT9)

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

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