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 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.
Corpse Bride (PG for scary images and mild epithets). Tim Burton directs this stop-action, animated adventure, set in the 19th century, about a young man (Johnny Depp) who ends up married to a zombie (Helena Bonham Carter) instead of his fiancée (Emily Watson) after playfully slipping a wedding ring onto a rotted finger he finds in the forest.
Cry Wolf (PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, sex, expletives, and a drug reference). Horror film about a group of students at a prestigious prep school whose make believe game about a serial killer being on the loose turns terrifyingly real. Cast includes Jon Bon Jovi and Anna Deavere Smith.
Daltry Calhoun (PG-13 for sex, expletives, and drug use). Johnny Knoxville stars in the dysfunctional family comedy about a struggling Tennessee businessman whose priorities have to change when his terminally ill ex-wife (Elizabeth Banks) dumps his estranged 14 year-old daughter (Sophie Traub) on his doorstep.
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.
Flight Plan (PG-13 for violence and intense tension). Jodie Foster stars in this claustrophobic thriller about a grieving widow whose daughter (Marlene Lawston) mysteriously disappears at 30,000 feet in the air during their flight from Germany back to the United States.
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.
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.
A History of Violence (R for brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, profanity, and drug use). David Cronenberg directs this crime thriller about a happily-married pillar of a small Midwestern community (Viggo Mortensen) who lands the unwelcome attention of some out-of-town mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) after he single-handedly thwarts a robbery of his diner by slaying a couple of cold-blooded killers.
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.
Just Like Heaven (PG-13 for sexual content). Romantic comedy, set in San Francisco, based on the Marc Levy novel If Only It Were True. Mark Ruffalo stars as a lonely architect who finds himself falling for the ghost of the doctor (Reese Witherspoon) who last lived in his apartment. With Donal Logue and Ben Shenkman.
Lord of War (R for sex, expletives, drug use, and graphic violence). Nicolas Cage handles the title role, here, as a gunrunner at the top of his game who entertains second thoughts about his line of work while being chased by an Interpol Agent (Ethan Hawke). Supporting cast includes Bridget Moynahan and Jared Leto.
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.
Proof (PG-13 for sex, expletives, and a drug reference). Gwyneth Paltrow stars in the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name as the daughter of a brilliant but mentally-ill mathematician (Anthony Hopkins). With the help of one of her father's students (Jake Gyllenhaal), she tries to deal with the possibility that she might have inherited his insanity.
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.
Roll Bounce (PG-13 for profanity and crude humor). Rapper Bow Wow stars in this retro comedy, set in the Seventies, about a posse of roller skating enthusiasts who venture into another neighborhood to pursue their favorite form of recreation after the closing of the local rink. With Mike Epps and Chi McBride.
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.
The Thing about My Folks (PG-13 for profanity and some sexual references). Paul Reiser and Peter Falk star in this bittersweet comedy about a father and son who make the most of the male bonding opportunity which arises after dad’s wife (Olympia Dukakis) of almost 50 years disappears, leaving behind only a vague note posted on the refrigerator.
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.
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.