Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 8, 2013

Movie Capsules: 11/08/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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12 Years a Slave: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality. (ST)

About Time: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Rated R for language and some sexual content.

Stories We Tell: A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sexuality, brief strong language and smoking. (BAY)

Thor-The Dark World: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content. (GT9, HOR)

Showing locally

Captain Phillips: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use. (GT9, BAY)

Carrie: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. (GT9)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Rated PG for mild rude humor. (GT9)

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)

Enders Game: The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. (HOR)

Escape Plan: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Rated R for violence and language throughout. (HOR)

Free Birds: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor. (GT9)

Gravity: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. (HOR, ER, GAR)

Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. (HOR)

Last Vegas: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language. (GT9)

We’re the Millers: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. (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) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).