Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 2, 2013

Movie Capsules: 08/02/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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2 Guns: A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.

Grown Ups 2: After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity. (GT9)

The Smurfs 2: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. Rated PG for some rude humor and action.

Showing locally

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, GAR)

Monsters University: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. Rated G. (ER, GT9)

Pacific Rim: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language. (HOR)

Red 2: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material. (HOR)

R.I.P.D.: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references. (GT9)

The Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror. (HOR)

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)

The Lone Ranger: Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Rated PG-13 For sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material. (HOR)

The Way Way Back: 14-year-old Duncan’s summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material. (BAY, HOR)

The Wolverine: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language. (HOR)

Turbo: A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements. (GT9)

World War Z: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images. (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), the Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).