Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 25, 2013

Movie Capsules: 10/25/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. (HOR)

The Counselor: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language. (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. (GT9, 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)

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. (GT9, ER)

Despicable Me 2: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG. (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. (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)

Gravity: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Rated PG-13. (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. (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)

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)

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).