Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 11, 2013

Movie Capsules: 10/11/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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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)

Inequality for All: A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and smoking images. (ST)

Machete Kills: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. Rated R For strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content. (HOR)

The Triumph: A documentary film about a woman from a tiny village in Bosnia-Herzegovina with a warning to the world and a message of hope. Not rated. (ER)

Showing locally

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. (GAR, 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)

Grace Unplugged: Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the “real world” - her faith is put to the test. Rated PG for thematic elements and brief teen drinking. (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)

Insidious - Chapter 2: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements. (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. (HOR, ER)

Metallica Through the Never: Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band’s show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure. Rated R for some violent content and language. (GT9)

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)

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. (BAY, 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 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)

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).