Traverse City Record-Eagle

Arts & Entertainment

December 13, 2013

Movie Capsules: 12/13/2013

New this week

The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. (HOR, GT9)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language. (HOR)

Showing locally

All Is Lost: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. (SB, GAR)

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)

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)

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)

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