Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 22, 2013

Movie Capsules: 03/22/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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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)

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. (HOR)

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)

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

Showing locally

21 and Over: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking. (HOR)

A Good Day to Die Hard: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. Rated R for language and violence. (HOR)

Amour: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language. (GAR)

Dark Skies: As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens. (HOR)

Dead Man Down: In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a woman seeking retribution. Rated R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality. (HOR)

Escape from Planet Earth: Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet. Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor. (GT9)

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)

Jack and the Giant Slayer: A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors. Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action, some frightening images and brief language. (GT9)

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, SB)

Safe Haven: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language, violence. (GT9)

Side Effects: Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist - intended to treat anxiety - has unexpected side effects. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language. (HOR)

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)

Snitch: A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal. Rated PG-13 for drug content and sequences of violence. (GT9)

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 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 Last Exorcism Part II: As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan. Rated PG-13 for horror violence, terror and brief language. (HOR)

Warm Bodies: After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world. Rated PG-13 for sex, nudity, strong violence, language and intense scenes. (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), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)