Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 23, 2013

Movie Capsules: 08/23/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Blue Jasmine: A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister. Rated PG-13. (ST)

The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones: When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. Rated PG-13. (GT9)

The World’s End: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. Rated R.(GT9)

You’re Next: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. Rated R. (HOR)

Showing locally

2 Guns: A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. Rated R. (HOR)

Despicable Me 2: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG. (GT9, ER)

Elysium: Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. Rated R. (HOR)

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. (GT9)

Jobs: The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Rated PG-13. (HOR)

Kick-Ass 2: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Rated R. (HOR)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler: An African-American’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Rated PG-13. (HOR, BAY)

Paranoia: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price. Rated PG-13. (GT9)

Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters:In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest. Rated PG. (GT9)

Planes: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. Rated PGr. (GT9)

The Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family. 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. (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. (GT9)

The Way Way Back: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Rated PG-13. (GAR)

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. (HOR)

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. (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).