Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 30, 2013

Movie Capsules: 08/30/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Getaway: Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman’s car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time. Rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language. (HOR)

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)

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. (ST)

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)

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. (GAR, HOR, BAY)

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)

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 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 Mortal Instruments - City of Bones: When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content. (GT9)

The Smurfs 2: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation — creatures called the Naughties — into real Smurfs. Rated PG for some rude humor and action. (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. (GT9)

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)

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)

You’re Next: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/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), the Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).