Kam’s Capsules

The 33 (PG-13 for profanity and a disaster sequence). Documentary drama recounting the 2010 collapse of a Chilean mine which left 33 men trapped underground for 69 days. Ensemble cast includes Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, and Gabriel Byrne. In English and Spanish with subtitles.

Bridge of Spies (PG-13 for violence and brief profanity). Cold War thriller about a lawyer (Tom Hanks) recruited by the CIA to represent an American spy (Austin Stowell) whose surveillance plane was shot down behind the Iron Curtain in 1960. With Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, and Eve Hewson.

Brooklyn (PG-13 for a sex scene and brief profanity). Romance drama, set in the 50s, about a homesick immigrant to the U.S. (Saoirse Ronan) who finds herself torn between a suitor (Emory Cohen) she meets in New York and another (Domnhall Gleason) she left behind in Ireland. With Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Michael Zegen.

Carol (R sexuality, nudity, and brief profanity). Cate Blanchett plays the title character in this romance drama, set in New York City in the 50s, as a woman in the midst of a bitter divorce who becomes smitten with a department store clerk (Rooney Mara) she meets while buying a Christmas present for her daughter (Kk Heim). With Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, and Jake Lacy.

Creed (PG-13 for violence, profanity, and sensuality). Seventh movie in the Rocky series revives the series with this spin-off which finds Apollo Creed’s son (Michael B. Jordan) being trained for a title fight by his late father’s legendary adversary (Sly Stallone). With Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Wood Harris.

The Good Dinosaur (PG for peril, action, and mature themes). Animated adventure about an anthropomorphic apatosaurus (Raymond Ochoa) that is befriended by a caveboy (Jack Bright) after falling into a river and being swept far away from home. Voice cast includes Sam Elliott, Jeffrey Wright, Anna Paquin, and Frances McDormand.

Goosebumps (PG for scary images, intense action, and rude humor). Horror film adapted from the R.L. Stine children’s book series about a couple of teenagers (Dylan Minnette and Ryan Lee) who unwittingly unleash monsters which were the product of Stine’s (Jack Black) fertile imagination. With Amy Ryan, Halston Sage, and Odeya Rush.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG for action, rude humor, and scary images). Spooky animated sequel finds Dracula (Adam Sandler) relaxing his haunted inn’s monster-only policy while enlisting the assistance of his ghoulish pals in putting his half-human/half-vampire grandson (Asher Blinkoff) through monster boot camp. Voice cast includes Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, and Nick Offerman.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2 (PG-13 for action, intense violence, and mature themes). The series finale finds rebel Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leading a team of trusted close friends (Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Natalie Dormer) on a mission to assassinate the President (Donald Sutherland) and to free the citizens of Panem. Ensemble cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Intern (PG-13 for suggestive content and brief profanity). Comedy about the intergenerational tensions which arise when a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement to take a position interning at an online fashion website. With Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, and Drena De Niro.

The Last Witch Hunter (PG-13 for violence and frightening images). Action fantasy about a valiant warrior (Vin Diesel) representing the last hope for humanity in an epic showdown with a reincarnated demon (Julie Engelbrecht). Supporting cast includes Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and Michael Caine.

Love the Coopers (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, and mature themes). Holiday comedy, set in Pittsburgh, about the hijinks which unfold when several generations of a dysfunctional family convene for their annual Christmas gathering. Co-starring Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Anthony Mackie, Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Marisa Tomei.

The Martian (PG-13 for profanity, injury images, and brief profanity). Adaptation of Andy Weir’s science fiction thriller of the same name about an astronaut’s (Matt Damon) struggle to survive on Mars after being presumed dead and left behind by fellow crew members. Ensemble cast includes Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, along with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, and Donald Glover.

My All American (PG for mature themes, mild epithets, and brief partial nudity). Biopic about Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), the college football great diagnosed with cancer a couple days after leading the University of Texas to the 1969 NCAA National Championship. With Aaron Eckhart, Sarah Bolger, and Robin Tunney.

The Night Before (R for pervasive profanity, incessant substance abuse, nudity, and graphic sexuality). Holiday comedy about a trio of friends’ (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie) wild night of drugs and debauchery during their annual Christmas Eve reunion. Cast includes James Franco, Miley Cyrus, Tracy Morgan, Mindy Kaling, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, and Jillian Bell.

The Peanuts Movie (G). Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), Lucy (Hadley Belle Miller), Linus (Alexander Garfin), and company appear in this adaptation of the Charles Schulz classic comic strip. Charlie is pining for the object of his affection (Francesca Capaldi) while Snoopy (Bill Melendez) takes to the skies in a biplane for a dogfight with his nemesis the Red Baron. Voice cast includes Rebecca Bloom, Mar Mar, and Venus Schultheis.

Room (R for profanity) Adaptation of the Emma Donoghue best seller of the same name about the harrowing ordeal of a young woman (Brie Larson) and the son (Jacob Tremblay) she bore while imprisoned as a sex slave in her kidnapper’s (Sean Bridgers) backyard shed. Support cast includes William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Amanda Brugel.

Spectre (PG-13 for violence, sensuality, profanity, intense action, and disturbing images). Daniel Craig is back as James Bond for another adventure which finds 007 going rogue to infiltrate a sinister organization. With Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris.

Spotlight (R for profanity, sexual references, and mature themes). Screen adaptation of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child molestation by clergy members. Ensemble cast includes Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, and Stanley Tucci.

Suffragette (PG-13 for intense violence, mature themes, brief profanity, and partial nudity). Historical drama, set in England, about the fight for women’s equality staged by feminists at the dawn of the 20th century. Co-starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep.

Trumbo (R for profanity and sexual references). Historical drama, set in the late 40s, about the blacklisting of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and some colleagues after being branded as Communists because of their political views. With Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, and Helen Mirren.

Truth (R for profanity and a nude photo). Broadcast ethics is the theme of this film about the news story which cost CBS’s Dan Rather (Robert Redford) his career. With Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, and Bruce Greenwood.

Victor Frankenstein (PG-13 for violence, macabre images, and a scene of destruction). James McAvoy plays the title character in this version of Mary Shelley’s classic tale about a mad scientist whose experiment in reviving the dead goes horribly wrong. Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay and Bronson Webb.

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