Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 1, 2013

Movie Capsules: 03/01/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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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)

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)

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)

Phantom: The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery. Rated R for violence. (HOR)

Rust and Bone:@Movie Body: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Rated R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language. (SB)

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)

Showing locally

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)

Argo: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Rated R for language and some violent images. (ST)

Beautiful Creatures: Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material. (GT9)

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)

Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters: In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. Rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language. (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, GAR)

Mama: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years. Rated PG-13, violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements. (HOR)

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 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. 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 Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey: A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images. (ER)

Warm Bodies: After R (a 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)

Zero Dark Thirty: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language. (SB)

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)