Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 12, 2013

Movie Capsules: 07/12/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Grown Ups 2: After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler), 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)

My Little Pony - Equestria Girls: Via a magic mirror, Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternate universe in order to recover a crown that was stolen from the Crystal Empire. Upon her arrival she is horrified to learn that she has turned into a human. Rated G. (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)

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)

Man of Steel: A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. (HOR, GT9)

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. (GT9, GAR)

Now You See Me: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content. (ER)

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, BAY)

This is the End: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence. (HOR)

White House Down: A Capitol policeman on a tour of the White House with his daughter springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. Rated PG-13 For prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image. (HOR)

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).