Kam's Kapsules by Kam Williams
American Wedding (R for sex, profanity and crude humor). American Pie 3. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are ready to marry, but not before a hedonistic bachelor party thrown by pal Stifler (Seann William Scott) and another awkward father-son moment with his sermonizing dad (Eugene Levy).
Dirty Pretty Things (R for sex, profanity and disturbing images) Brit whodunit, set in London, about an illegal immigrant from Africa who, after stumbling upon a grisly crime scene, teams up with a Turkish maid and a Chinese call girl to solve the murder.
Le Divorce (PG-13 for mature themes and sex content) Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts star as step-sisters in this Merchant-Ivory adaptation of the Diane Johnson novel of the same name about the amorous misadventures of a couple of California girls in Paris. In French and English with subtitles.
Freaky Friday (PG for adult themes and mild epithets). Disney remake of 1977 Jodie Foster film about a tomboy and her widowed mom who end up in each others' bodies after getting a couple of cursed fortune cookies from a meddling waitress at a Chinese restaurant. Decent double-duty by both Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, the latter having also handled dual roles as the twins at the center of Parent Trap.
Freddy vs Jason (R for pervasive gore, gruesome images, sex, drug use and profanity) Either A Nightmare on Elm Street No. 8 or the 11th in the Friday the 13th series. Or both. High body-count horror flick pits franchised slashers Jason Vorhees and Freddy Krueger against each other with woe to any pretty coeds who venture between them.
Grind (PG-13 for crude humor, sex content and profanity) Extreme sports road comedy follows the adventures of four skateboard enthusiasts trying to find a sponsor and a share of the limelight.
I Capture the Castle (R for nudity). An adaptation of I Capture the Castle, the 1948 British novel by Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmations. This quirky romantic comedy, set in the 1930s, involves a British couple who try to marry off their teenage daughters to the American brothers who inherited the castle the family has been squatting in.
Marci X (R for sex and expletives). A cross-cultural comedy with Lisa Kudrow in the title role as a Jewish, hip-hop impresario who has her hands full with Damon Wayans as Dr. Snatchcatcher, her label's most controversial gangsta' rapper and a constant source of embarrassment.
The Medallion (PG-13 for slapstick violence and off-color double entendres). Trademark Jackie Chan action vehicle has the rubber-faced, stunt comic playing a Hong Kong detective who dies in the line of duty only to come back as an immortal superhero.
My Boss's Daughter (PG-13 for crude humor, drug references and profanity). Romantic comedy with Demi Moore boy-toy Ashton Kutcher as a schemer who agrees to house-sit for his abusive employer (Terence Stamp) because of the crush he has on the man's daughter (Tara Reid). Sitcom plot has ensemble cast running interference, including characters played by Carmen Electra, Molly Shannon, Jeffrey Tambor and Andy Richter.
Open Range (R for violence) Grazes with cows. Kevin Costner directs and stars in this adaptation of The Open Range Men, the Lauran Paine novel about a quartet of cattle-herding cowboys in the waning days of the Wild Wild West. With Robert Duvall and Annette Bening.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG-13 for action/adventure violence). Disney kiddie fright flick based on its amusement park ride of the same name. Seventeenth Century adventure stars Johnny Depp as a dapper outlaw who teams up with the young daughter of a governor to thwart the plan by a band of zombie buccaneers to undo the curse that has left them lingering in the limbo of the undead.
Seabiscuit (PG-13 for sexual situations and sports-related violence). Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire and Chris Cooper star in an adaptation of the best seller of the same name by Laura Hillenbrand. True tale of the jockey, trainer and owner of the legendary thoroughbred that won Horse of the Year honors in 1938.
The Secret Lives of Dentists (R for cursing and sexuality). Adaptation of Jane Smiley novella The Age of Grief, a drama about a dentist who has to deal with a very dissatisfied patient while worrying about whether his wife is cheating on him.
Spy Kids 3: Game Over (PG for perilous action sequences). 3-D glasses will enhance your enjoyment of this final installment in the tiny spy franchise. Here, our diminutive heroes find themselves pitted against Sly Stallone as the villain and trapped inside a virtual reality game they must play to escape.
S.W.A.T. (PG-13 for profanity, violence and sexual references). Samuel L. Jackson, in the wake of his success as Shaft, revives another 1970s cop, bringing the short-lived LAPD series to the big screen as an action-oriented crime thriller. Premise situates Sam as veteran police officer assigned to thwart any attempts to take up drug kingpin on his offer of $100 million to anyone who can spring him from prison.
Swimming Pool (R for nudity, profanity, violence, and heavy sex content). Erotic thriller with Charlotte Rampling as a British novelist with writer's block who escapes to her publisher's sumptuous summer home in France to find some inspiration for her next murder mystery. She finds more than she bargained for when his reckless daughter arrives.
Whale Rider (PG-13 for profanity and a drug reference). Maori fable, set in New Zealand, based on the Witi Ihimaera novel of the same name about a 12 year-old orphan who wants to be the first female chief of a patrilineal tribe. Spunky, women's libber proves her worth by harnessing a humpback for a heck of a Nantucket sleigh ride.