Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 10, 2014

Movie Capsules: 01/10/2014


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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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)

Her: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity. (HOR)

Lone Survivor: Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. (HOR)

Nebraska: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Rated R for some language. (HOR, GAR)

The Legend of Hercules: The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality. (HOR)

Wadjda: An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.Rated PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking. (BAY)

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, BAY)

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, BIJ)

Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor. (GT9, ER)

Grudge Match: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match. Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language. (HOR)

Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones: After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him. Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity and some drug use. (HOR)

Saving Mr. Banks: Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images. (HOR, ST)

The Book Thief: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. (ER)

The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. (GT9)

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. (HOR)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence. (GT9)

The Wolf of Wall Street: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence. (HOR)

Walking with Dinosaurs: See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor. (GT9)

Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), the State Theatre (ST), Bijou by the Bay (BIJ), the Garden Theatre in Frankfort (GAR), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).