Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 29, 2013

Movie Capsules: 03/29/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Tyler Perry’s Temptation: An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content. (HOR)

The Host: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. (GT-9)

Showing locally

21 and Over: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking. (HOR)

Admission: A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. (GT9)

A Good Day to Die Hard: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. Rated R for language and violence. (HOR)

Django Unchained: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. (ST)

GI Joe Retaliation: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. (HOR)

Identity Thief: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. Rated R for sexual content and language. (GT9)

Jack and the Giant Slayer: A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors. Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action, some frightening images and brief language. (GT9)

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout. (HOR)

Oz the Great and Powerful: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. (GT9, SB, GAR)

Safe Haven: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language, violence. (GT9)

Silver Linings Playbook: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Rated R, language and some sexual content/nudity. (HOR)

The Call: When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language. (HOR)

The Croods: The world’s very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Rated PG. (ER, GT9)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language. (HOR)

The Last Exorcism Part II: As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan. Rated PG-13 for horror violence, terror and brief language. (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), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)