Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 26, 2013

Movie Capsules: 04/26/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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The Big Wedding: A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity. (GT9)

The Company You Keep: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity. Rated R for language. (HOR)

Showing locally

42: The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. (HOR)

Admission: A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. (GT9)

Evil Dead: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore. (HOR)

GI Joe Retaliation: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief language. (HOR, ER)

Hyde Park on the Hudson: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. Rated R for brief sexuality. (GAR)

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)

Jurassic Park 3D: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror. (GT9)

Oblivion: A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity. (HOR)

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout. (HOR)

Oz the Great and Powerful: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. (GT9)

Quartet: At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor. (ST)

Scary Movie 5: A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance camera, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore. (GT-9)

The Call: When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language. (HOR)

The Croods: The world’s very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip. Rated PG. (GT9)

The Host: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. (GT-9)

The Place Beyond the Pines: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop. Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference. (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).