Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 5, 2012

Movie Capsules: 10/05/2012


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Frankenweenie: Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.

Pitch Perfect: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references.

Taken 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality.

Showing locally

Arbitrage: A New York hedge fund magnate in over his head tries to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use. (ST, GAR)

The Bourne Legacy: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences. (HOR)

The Campaign: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity. (GT9)

End of Watch: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use. (HOR)

Dredd: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content. (HOR)

Finding Nemo 3D: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Rated G. (GT9)

Hope Springs: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. (ER, GT9)

Hotel Transylvania: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images. (GT9)

House at the End of the Street: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material. (HOR)

Lawless: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. (HOR)

Looper: A mob target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content. (HOR)

2016 Obama's America: A journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images. (HOR)

The Possession: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences. (HOR)

Resident Evil Retribution: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. Rated R for sequences of strong violence throughout. (GT9)

Trouble with the Curve: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking. (GT9)

Won't Back Down: Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Rated PG for thematic elements and language. (GT9)

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)