Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 20, 2013

Movie Capsules: 09/20/2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Battle of the Year: Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started. Rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior. (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)

The Spectacular Now: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." Rated R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens. (ST)

Showing locally

2 Guns: A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity. (HOR)

Blue Jasmine: A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content. (GAR, SB)

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)

Elysium: Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. (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)

Lee Daniels' The Butler: An African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking. (HOR)

Monsters University: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. Rated G. (GT9)

One Direction - This is Us: A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Rated PG for mild language. (GT9)

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)

Planes: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. (GT9)

Riddick: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity. (HOR)

The Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror. (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)

The Heat: Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend for that matter. Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence. (GT9)

The Way Way Back: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material. (ER)

The Wolverine: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language. (HOR)

This Is the End: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence. (HOR)

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).