Kam's Kapsules by Kam Williams
Bon Voyage (PG-13 for violence). Gerard Depardieu headlines this World War II melodrama about the plight of four French citizens just prior to the fall of Paris. In French with subtitles.
Breakin' All the Rules (PG-13 for sexual material, off-color humor, and profanity). Jamie Foxx stars in this revenge-oriented comedy as a guy just dumped by his fianceé who proceeds to write a "how-to" best seller suggesting that men break up with their girlfriends first. With Morris Chestnutt and Gabrielle Union.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (R for sex, expletives, and drug use). Romantic comedy with Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey as a couple who try to save their struggling relationship by undergoing a procedure which is supposed to erase only their bad memories of each other. With Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood.
Gloomy Sunday (Unrated). Romance drama, set in the 30s, about the sticky love quadrangle which unfolds at a Budapest nightclub when the half-Jewish owner, his piano bar keyboardist, and an occupying Nazi customer all fall in love with the same waitress. In German with subtitles.
Godsend (PG-13 for adult themes, violence, frightening images, and one sex scene). Sci-fi horror flick with Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Greg Kinnear as a grieving couple who approach a stem cell researcher (Robert De Niro) to bring their dead son back to life via an illegal experimental cloning process.
I'm Not Scared (R for profanity and disturbing images). Crime caper, set in the 70s, about a 9-year-old Sicilian boy who discovers that his parents are part of a kidnap for ransom conspiracy which has another little child held in a hole under an abandoned house. In Italian with subtitles.
Laws of Attraction (PG-13 for sex and expletives). This battle of the sexes romantic romp is reminiscent of Adam's Rib (1949), the Hepburn-Tracy classic. Update has Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan as lovers squaring-off in court as attorneys on opposite sides of a high profile divorce case.
Man on Fire (R for profanity and graphic violence). Remake of the 1987 thriller based on the A.J. Quinnell novel of the same name. Action film features Denzel Washington as an ex Marine turned bodyguard bent on revenge after the kidnap and murder of the 10 year-old girl from the wealthy family he'd been hired to protect.
Mean Girls (PG-13 for sex, profanity, and underage partying). Lindsay Lohan stars in this revenge comedy created by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey about a new teen in town who gets blacklisted after she crosses a clique of vindictive witches at her new high school.
Monseiur Ibrahim (R for sexual content). Adapted from the historical novel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, this morality play, set in Paris in the 1960s, revolves around the heartwarming relationship between an elderly Arab deli owner and a 13-year old Jewish kid called Momo. In French with subtitles.
New York Minute (PG for adult themes and some sensuality). This day-in-the-life film features Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as identical twins who cut class for a madcap misadventure around New York City which takes them from Chinatown to Times Square to Harlem as they elude assassins, politicians, and their truant officer (Eugene Levy).
Shrek 2 (PG for crude and sexually suggestive humor, and a drug reference). Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, and Conrad Vernon lend their voices to another animated adventure about the ornery ogre with a donkey (Murphy). The sequel has Princess Fiona (Diaz) taking her new hubby (Myers) home to meet her disappointed parents (Julie Andrews and John Cleese).
Super Size Me (Unrated). Muckraking documentary written by, directed by, and starring New York University film school graduate Morgan Spurlock, in which he exposes the unhealthy side of junk food by eating only at McDonald's for a month.
13 Going on 30 (PG-13 for slight sexual content and drug references). Jennifer Garner stars in this romantic fantasy about an awkward pre-teen who makes a wish for her 13th birthday while locked in a closet by cruel kids. The ugly duckling emerges as a sexy, successful, 29 year-old magazine editor with a live-in beau she doesn't even know.
Troy (R for sexuality, nudity, and graphic violence). Homer gets the Hollywood treatment in this 165-minute adaptation of the Iliad with Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as Hector, Diane Kruger as Helen, Brian Cox as Agamemnon and Peter O'Toole as Priam.
Van Helsing (PG-13 for sensuality and non-stop violence with frightening images). $150 million production based on the Bram Stoker character. Set in the 19th Century, Hugh Jackman stars in the title role as a vampire hunter who heads to Eastern Europe to take on Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein with the help of a fair maiden (Kate Beckinsale).
Young Adam (Unrated). Erotic crime thriller set in Scotland and adapted from the Alexander Trocchi novel of the same name, about the awkward relationship between a drifter and a married couple who are barge operators. Their lives become complicated after they find a female corpse floating in the river.