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Broken City: In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. Rated R, pervasive language, some sexual content and violence. (HOR)
Gangster Squad: A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s. Rated R, strong violence, language. (GT9)
Mama: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years ... but how alone were they? Rated PG-13, violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements. (HOR)
A Haunted House: Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm — determined to keep his sex life on track — turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help. Rated R, crude and sexual content, language and some drug use. (HOR)
The Last Stand: The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. Rated R, strong bloody violence throughout, and language. (GT9)
Anna Karenina: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Rated R, some sexuality and violence. (ER)
Django Unchained: With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. (HOR)
Jack Reacher: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material. (HOR)
Les Miserables: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Rated PG-13, suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. (HOR, ER, BAY)
Life of Pi: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. Rated PG, emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. (GT9)
Lincoln: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language. (ST)
Monsters, Inc.: Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G. (GT-9)
Parental Guidance: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods. Rated PG, some rude humor. (GT9)
Promised Land: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. Rated R, language. (GT9)
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. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Rated R, language and some sexual content/nudity. (HOR)
Skyfall: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking. (HOR)
Texas Chainsaw 3D: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout. (HOR)
The Guilt Trip: As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material. (GT9)
The Impossible: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. Rated PG-13, intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity. (HOR)
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. (HOR, GT9)
This is 40: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material. (GT9)
Wreck it Ralph: Ralph decides he's tired of playing the bad guy and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade. Rated PG, some rude humor, mild action violence. (GT9)
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, strong violence including brutal disturbing images, language. (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), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)
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Weekend in Brief: 11/29/2013
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Community in Brief: 11/29/2013
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Letters to the Editor: 11/29/2013
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Editorial: Address snow on downtown sidewalks
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Goodwill hopes for holiday gifts and donations
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Dotterrer wins Turkey Trot race in Traverse City
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Building Permits: 11/29/2013
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Turkey Trot 5K results Traverse City 2013
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Community in Brief 11/29/2013
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The Record: 11/29/2013
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ORV trail on wetlands: Hunter faces 14 criminal counts
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Shooting suspect on suicide watch
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Video: Bijou by the Bay marquee lighting ceremony
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