Traverse City Record-Eagle

Arts & Entertainment

January 24, 2014

Movie Capsules: 01/24/2014

New this week

Gimme Shelter: A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. Rated PG-13 for violence, mature thematic material, language and some drug content. (HOR)

I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action and fantasy violence. (HOR)

Showing locally

American Hustle: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence. (HOR, BIJ)

Anchorman 2-The Legend Continues: With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence. (GT9)

August - Osage County: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material. (GT9)

Dallas Buyers Club: In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can’t wait for the medical establishment to save them. Rated R for nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some strong sexual content. (HOR)

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