Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 18, 2013

Movie Capsules: 10/18/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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20 Feet From Stardom: Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. Rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material. (BAY)

Carrie: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. (GT9)

Enough Said: A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity. (ST)

Escape Plan: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Rated R for violence and language throughout. (HOR)

Instructions Not Included: A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language. (ER, GAR)

The Fifth Estate: A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. Rated R for language and some violence. (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)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Rated PG for mild rude humor. (GT9)

Despicable Me 2: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG for rude humor and mild action. (GT9)

Gravity: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. (HOR)

Insidious - Chapter 2: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements. (HOR)

Machete Kills: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. Rated R For strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content. (HOR)

Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters:In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language. (GT9)

Prisoners: When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. (HOR)

Runner Runner: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur. Rated R for language and some sexual content. (HOR)

Rush: A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use. (HOR)

The Family: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality. (GT9)

We’re the Millers: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. (HOR)

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) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).