Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 12, 2013

Movie Capsules: 04/12/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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42: The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. (HOR)

Scary Movie 5: A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore. (GT-9)

Showing locally

Admission: A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. (GT9)

Barbara: A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. Rated PG-13 for some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking. (SB-The Bay Film Series)

Django Unchained: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. (ST)

Evil Dead: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. (HOR)

GI Joe Retaliation: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. (HOR)

Identity Thief: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. Rated R for sexual content and language. (GT9)

Jurassic Park 3D: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror. (GT9)

Life of Pi: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. (ST)

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout. (HOR, GAR)

Oz the Great and Powerful: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. (GT9, ER)

Promised Land: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. Rated R for language. (SB)

Silver Linings Playbook: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Rated R, language and some sexual content/nudity. (HOR)

The Call: When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language. (HOR)

The Croods: The world’s very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Rated PG. (ER, GT9)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language. (HOR)

The Host: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. (GT-9)

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)