Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Ant-Man (PG-13 for violence). 12th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series stars Paul Rudd in the title role as an incredible shrinking super-hero whose strength is inversely proportionate to his size. Plot involves his planning a heist with the help of his mentor (Michael Douglas) in order to save the world. Cast includes Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, T.I., Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, and Wood Harris.

The Gallows (Unrated). Horror film about a haunted high school’s decision to mount a production of the same play that cost a student his life onstage a generation earlier. Ensemble cast includes Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Alexis Schneider, and Price T. Morgan.

I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13 for sexuality, drug use and brief profanity). Romantic drama/comedy about a retired widow in her 70s (Blythe Danner) who gets another shot at love when she meets a velvet-voiced gentleman (Sam Elliott) at a speed-dating event. Support cast includes Martin Starr, Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, Malin Akerman, and Mary Kay Place.

Infinitely Polar Bear (R for profanity). Drama/comedy about a bipolar manic-depressive’s (Mark Ruffalo) attempt to win back his wife’s (Zoe Saldana) trust after a nervous breakdown by raising their two daughters (Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderhelde) as a stay-at-home dad while she goes back to school. With Keir Dullea, Beth Dixon, and Muriel Gold.

Inside Out (PG for action and mature themes). Animated adventure about an uprooted 11-year-old’s (Kaitlyn Dias) attempt to adjust to a new life in San Francisco with the help of her emotions after being forced to relocate from the Midwest to the Bay Area for the sake of her father’s (Kyle MacLachlan) employment. Voice cast includes Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Bobby Moynihan, and Diane Lane.

Jimmy’s Hall (PG-13 for profanity and a scene of violence). Barry Ward plays the title character in this historical drama about the return to Ireland in 1932 of Jimmy Gralton, a Communist organizer deported to the U.S. a decade earlier during the “Red Scare.” With Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, and Simone Kirby.

Jurassic World (PG-13 for peril and intense violence). Fourth movie in the science fiction series, set on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, about test tube dinosaurs that run amok during the grand opening of a dino-themed amusement park. Cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, and Omar Sy.

A Little Chaos (R for sexuality and brief nudity). Romance drama, set in France during the reign of Louis XIV, where a couple of gifted landscape artists (Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts) fall in love while sculpting the royal garden at the Palace of Versailles. Directed by Alan Rickman who plays the king, and co-stars Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, and Helen McCrory.

Love & Mercy (PG-13 for mature themes, drug use, and profanity). Musical biopic chronicling The Beach Boys’ singer/songwriter Brian Wilson’s (John Cusack) battle against mental illness with the help of a shady psychotherapist (Paul Giamatti). Featuring Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Jake Abel Dee Wallace, and Kenny Wormald.

Magic Mike XXL (R for nudity, drug use, graphic sexuality, and pervasive profanity). Channing Tatum reprises the title role in this sequel which finds the Kings of Tampa reuniting to perform at the annual strippers convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ensemble cast includes Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Michael Strahan, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Max (PG for action, peril, violence, mild epithets, and mature themes). Story about the brother (Josh Wiggins) of an Afghan War veteran (Robbie Amell) who adopts the dog that served alongside him on the frontlines. Featuring Thomas Haden Church, Jay Hernandez, and Lauren Graham.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, drug use, and mature themes). Drama based on the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name about a couple of amateur filmmakers (Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler) who decide to make a movie for a high school classmate who has been diagnosed with leukemia (Olivia Cooke). With Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Bobb’e J. Thompson, and Chelsea Zhang.

Minions (PG for action and rude humor). Animated spin-off of the Despicable Me series chronicles the evolution of the tiny title characters from single-celled organisms into selfless yellow creatures capable of undying devotion to a master. This adventure finds them under the thumb of a female super-villain (Sandra Bullock) who is not only bent on world domination but on the total annihilation of Minionkind. Voice cast includes John Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Carell, and Geoffrey Rush.

Mr. Holmes (PG for mature themes, disturbing images, and smoking). Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes in this murder mystery, set in 1957, which finds the aging sleuth attempting to solve an unsolved case with the help of his housekeeper’s (Laura Linney) precocious young son (Milo Parker). With Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, and Colin Starkey as Dr. Watson. In English and Japanese with subtitles.

Paper Towns (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, underage drinking, and partial nudity). Adaptation of John Green’s novel, set in Orlando, about a teenager (Nat Wolff) who enlists the help of his friends to solve the mysterious disappearance of the next-door neighbor (Cara Delevingne). Cast includes Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Jaz Sinclair, and Justice Smith.

Pixels (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive content) Science-fiction comedy about three retro-gamers (Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad) recruited by the president of the United States (Kevin James) to save the day when the planet is attacked by aliens who fight like the monsters in classic arcade games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong. With Michelle Monaghan, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, and Affion Crockett.

Self/Less (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, and violence). Science fiction thriller about a terminally-ill cancer patient (Ben Kingsley) who gets a new lease on life by way of an experimental operation in which his brain is transplanted into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). With Derek Luke, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, and Victor Garber.

Southpaw (R for violence and profanity). Jake Gyllenhaal plays the title character in this bittersweet tale of redemption about a disgraced boxer who attempts to win back his championship belt with the help of a crafty veteran trainer (Forest Whitaker). Support cast includes Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, and Oona Laurence.

Spy (R for sexuality, brief nudity, violence, and profanity). Comedy about a CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) who volunteers for active duty to avert a global crisis after her colleague (Jude Law) goes missing overseas. With Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, 50 Cent, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, and Miranda Hart. In English, French, and Italian with subtitles.

Ted 2 (R for sexuality, crude humor, pervasive profanity, and drug use). Writer/director/producer Seth MacFarlane reprises the title role in this sequel which finds the anthropomorphic Teddy bear marrying his girlfriend (Jessica Barth) with plans for starting a family. Ensemble cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton.

Terminator Genisys (PG-13 for intense violence, partial nudity, and brief profanity). The science fiction series, set in 2029, finds John Connor (Jason Clarke) leading the resistance in humanity’s war with the cyborgs. Cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, JK Simmons, Emilia Clarke, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, and Jai Courtney.

Testament of Youth (PG-13 for mature themes and disturbing images). Adaptation of Vera Brittain’s (Alicia Vikander) memoir recounting her service as a nurse in London during World War I while awaiting word about the fate of her brother (Taron Egerton) and fiancé (Kit Harington) fighting on the front lines. With Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, and Hayley Atwell.

Trainwreck (R for nudity, profanity, drug use, and graphic sexuality). Romantic comedy about a reporter (Amy Schumer) who reconsiders her reluctance to commit to a relationship when she finds herself falling for the charming doctor (Bill Hader) she’s been assigned to write an article about. Cast includes Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, LeBron James, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Method Man, Amar’e Stoudemire, Matthew Broderick, Marv Albert, and Vanessa Bayer.

The Wolfpack (R for profanity). Documentary about seven home-schooled siblings, aged 11 to 18, screwed up by parents who raised them on welfare in a modest apartment in lower Manhattan where they were denied any contact with the outside world.

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