Kam's Kapsules by Kam Williams
Broken Flowers (R for profanity, drug use, and nudity). Bill Murray stars as an aging Don Juan who embarks on a cross-country trip tracking down his ex-lovers after he receives an anonymous letter informing him that he has a son. Cast includes Sharon Stone, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Julie Delpy, Chloe Sevigny, and Jeffrey Wright.
The Brothers Grimm (PG-13 for violence, scary images, and suggestive material). Matt Damon and Heath Ledger share the title role in this bio-pic very loosely based on the lives of the literary siblings who wrote the classic fairytales. Monty Python's Terry Gilliam directs, imbuing the adventure with elements of both horror and comedy.
The Cave (PG-13 for intense violence). High body-count horror film about monsters which attack spelunkers exploring the world's largest cave, as well as the rescue team sent to save the day. With Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, and Piper Perabo.
The Constant Gardener (R for sex, expletives, nudity, and violent images). Adaptation of the John le Carre best seller of the same name stars Ralph Fiennes as a British diplomat determined to solve the mysterious murder of his wife (Rachel Weisz), an activist attorney whose body was found in a remote region of Kenya.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing images, and intensely scary sequences). Flashback fright film revisits the events of a real-life 1976 case of a 19 year-old epileptic misdiagnosed as possessed by the devil. Laura Linney stars as the lawyer representing the priest (Tom Wilkinson) on trial for negligent homicide.
The 40 Year-Old Virgin (R for profanity, drug use, and pervasive sexual content). Comedian Steve Carrell enjoys his first title role as a nerdy nice guy egged on by a Greek chorus of co-workers determined to find a female willing to seduce him. With Catherine Keener as the ultimate object of his affection.
Four Brothers (R for sex, pervasive profanity, and graphic violence). John Singleton directs this remake of The Sons of Katie Elder, a classic Western starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Updated as a vigilante justice adventure set in present-day Detroit, this bloody urban saga revolves around a quartet of adopted brothers, two black (Andre Benjamin and Tyrese), and two white (Mark Wahlberg and Garrett Hedlund), who reunite to avenge the murder of their mother.
Grizzly Man (R for profanity). Nature documentary revisits the ill-fated attempt of animal advocates Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard to prove that Alaskan grizzly bears are people, too.
Junebug (R for sex and expletives). Cross-cultural, dysfunctional family drama about an Outsider Art dealer (Embetrh Davidtz) from Chicago who challenges the status quo while visiting her in-laws in North Carolina.
The Man (PG-13 for profanity, crude language, and violence). Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy are in this comic crime caper about a federal agent who tries to find his partner's murderer with the assistance of a nerdy salesman who talks too much.
March of the Penguins (G). Ornithological documentary follows a flock of penguins for a year, focusing intently on one pair of lovebirds in particular, during their annual migration across the Antarctic.
Red Eye (PG-13 for profanity, and intense violence). Wes Craven directs this nightmarish thriller about a woman (Rachel McAdams) with a fear of flying who finds herself held hostage at 30,000 feet by a fellow passenger (Cillian Murphy) on board a jet to Miami. Either she agrees to cooperate in a plot to assassinate the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, or her father (Brian Cox) gets a visit from a hit man.
The Skeleton Key (PG-13 for partial nudity, disturbing images, violence, and matures themes). Kate Hudson stars in this horror film, set in New Orleans, as a hospice nurse who discovers that the creepy mansion where she works happens to be haunted by the ghosts of previous owners who were lynched long ago for practicing voodoo. With John Hurt and Gena Rowlands.
2046 (R for graphic sexuality). Sci-fi sequel to In the Mood for Love, this impressionistic flashback film revisits a serial womanizer's (Tony Leung) steamy romantic liaisons with a half-dozen of his conquests. Title refers to the hotel room in which he conducted an affair in the first film. In Cantonese, Japanese, and Mandarin with subtitles.
Transporter 2 (PG-13 for sex, expletives, partial nudity, and intense action sequences). Jason Statham reprises the title role as a retired special forces operative for hire. Here, the mercenary's task is to rescue two young brothers from a prominent Miami family who have been kidnapped and injected with a potentially-deadly virus.
Underclassman (PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug use, and underage alcohol consumption). Nick Cannon stars in this crime comedy as a detective who goes undercover at an elite prep school to infiltrate an auto theft ring.
Undiscovered (PG-13 for sex, expletives, partial nudity, and drug use). Bi-coastal romantic comedy about an aspiring model (Pell James) and a struggling musician (Steven Strait) whose paths first cross in New York City and then in Los Angeles where sparks fly in spite of career developments. Cast includes Ashlee Simpson and Carrie Fisher.
An Unfinished Life (PG-13 for profanity and domestic violence). Jennifer Lopez stars as a desperate mother who, daughter in tow, seeks refuge from an abusive boyfriend (Damian Lewis) at the Wyoming ranch of her estranged former father-in-law (Robert Redford). With Morgan Freeman in a familiar role as the wise, old sidekick.
Wedding Crashers (R for sex, expletives, and nudity). Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in this over the top comedy as divorce mediators who devote their weekends to attending weddings in search of women. Tension arises when one of them falls for the daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an eccentric politician (Christopher Walken). Cast includes Will Ferrell and Jane Seymour.