Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 1, 2013

Movie Capsules: 11/01/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Enders Game: The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. (HOR)

Free Birds: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor. (GT9)

Haute Cuisine: The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. (ST)

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)

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, 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 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)

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)

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, ER, GAR)

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)

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. 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. Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. (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 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)

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).