Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 9, 2013

Movie Capsules: 08/09/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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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 for strong bloody violence and language throughout. (HOR)

Fruitvale Station: The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use. (ST)

Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language. (GT9)

Planes: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. (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)

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. 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. (HOR)

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)

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)

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)

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, GAR)

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 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. (GT9)

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)

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)

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).