Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Absolutely Fabulous (R for profanity, sexuality, and drug use). Adaptation of the British TV sitcom about two flamboyant aging fashionistas (Jennnifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) who flee London for the French Riviera after creating a media storm by accidentally knocking now-missing supermodel Kate Moss off a balcony and into the Thames river. With Rebel Wilson, Joanna Lumley, John Hamm, and Alexa Chung, with cameos by Jerry Hall and Joan Collins.

Bad Moms (R for nudity, profanity, and drug and alcohol use). Comedy about three overstressed burnt-out supermoms (Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell) in need of fun and freedom who embark on a binge of hedonistic partying. Cast includes Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Hernandez, and Kesha.

The BFG (PG for action, peril, scary images, and rude humor). Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about the friendship forged between a little girl (Ruby Barnhill) and a member of a hostile race of invading giants (Mark Rylance) who won’t eat children. With Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, and Rafe Spall.

Captain Fantastic (R for profanity and brief nudity). Viggo Mortensen stars in the title role of this story as a widower raising six kids, off the grid, in the forest of the Pacific Northwest until they are forced by circumstances to rejoin mainstream civilization. With George MacKay, Samantha Isler, and Annalise Basso.

Central Intelligence (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, nudity, crude humor, and brief profanity). Comedy about an accountant (Kevin Hart) who is lured into the world of international espionage by a childhood friend-turned-crack CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson). With Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, and Aaron Paul.

Finding Dory (PG for mild mature themes). Ellen DeGeneres plays the title role in this animated sequel to Finding Nemo when the forgetful fish embarks on an epic journey to find her long-lost family. Voice cast includes Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, Kate McKinnon, Albert Brooks, Bill Hader, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton.

Ghostbusters (PG-13 for action and crude humor). Remake of the classic comedy about a scientist (Melissa McCarthy), a professor (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon), and a subway token booth clerk (Leslie Jones) who join forces to save Manhattan from a demonic disembodied spirit (Neil Casey). Ensemble cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia, and Michael Kenneth Williams, with cameo appearances by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Ernie Hudson.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (PG-13 for violence, profanity, and mature themes). Comedy, set in New Zealand about a national manhunt for a rebellious city boy (Julian Dennison) who is missing in the bush with his foster uncle (Sam Neill). Cast includes Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, and Stan Walker.

Ice Age: Collision Course (PG for mild rude humor, action, and scenes of peril). Fifth movie in the prehistoric fantasy series finds woolly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), ground sloth Sid (John Leguizamo), smilodon Diego (Denis Leary) and company on an epic trek to prevent impending asteroid strikes inadvertently triggered by saber-toothed squirrel Scrat’s (Chris Wedge) pursuit of that ever-elusive acorn. Voice cast includes Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, Michael Strahan, Keke Palmer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Offerman, and Adam DeVine.

Independence Day: Resurgence (PG-13 for action, violence, destruction, and profanity). Science fiction sequel, set two decades after the events of the original, finds humanity bracing for an invasion by a fleet of hostile alien forces. Ensemble cast includes Maika Monroe, Joey King, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Vivica A. Fox, and Bill Pullman.

The Infiltrator (R for profanity, graphic violence, drug use, and some sexuality). Bryan Cranston plays the title character in this fact based drama, set in 1985, about a U.S. Customs agent who posed as a money-launderer in order to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s Colombian drug cartel. With Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, and Amy Ryan.

The Innocents (PG-13 for disturbing mature themes, sexual assault, bloody images, and brief suggestive content). Post-World War II story, set in Poland in 1945, about a Red Cross intern (Lou de Laage) who discovers a convent containing a number of liberated Benedictine nuns who were impregnated while imprisoned in a concentration camp. With Agata Buzek, Jaonna Kulig, and Anna Prochniak. In French, Polish, and Russian with subtitles.

Jason Bourne (PG-13 for brief profanity and intense action and violence). Fifth film in the Robert Ludlum espionage series finds the amnesia plagued protagonist (Matt Damon) uncovering truths about his past at a time when the planet is plunged into political instability. With Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, and Ato Essandoh.

The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13 for action, violence, sensuality, and brief crude dialogue). Alexander Skarsgard has the title role in this adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure about a British boy born an aristocrat but raised in the Congo by apes. Ensemble cast includes Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Jim Broadbent, and Djimon Hounsou. In English and Bantu with subtitles.

Lights Out (PG-13 for violence, mature themes, disturbing images, incessant terror, and brief drug use). Horror movie about a family that finds itself preyed upon by a malevolent ghost (Alicia Vela-Bailey) who only strikes in the dark. With Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, and Billy Burke.

Love & Friendship (PG for mature themes). Adaptation of Lady Susan, the Jane Austen novella about a beautiful widow’s (Kate Beckinsale) search for husbands for herself and her daughter (Morfydd Clark) while living on the estate of her in-laws. With Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (R for crude sexuality, nudity, drug use, and profanity). Romantic comedy about siblings (Zac Efron and Adam Devine) who find a couple of women (Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza) to take to their sister’s (Sugar Lyn Beard) wedding in Hawaii after advertising for dates. With Wendy Williams, Stephen Root and Chloe Bridges.

The Music of Strangers (PG-13 for brief profanity). Documentary in which renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble perform and expound upon their musical philosophy.

Our Kind of Traitor (R for violence, sexuality, nudity, brief drug use, and profanity). Adaptation of the John le Carré thriller of the same name about a naive British couple (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) who are duped into helping a powerful Russian mobster (Stellan Skarsgard) while vacationing in Morocco. With Damian Lewis, Alicia von Rittberg, and Mark Stanley.

Our Little Sister (PG for mature themes and brief mild epithets). Dramatic comedy about three sisters (Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho) living in their late grandmother’s home who invite a half-sibling (Suzu Hirose) whom they met at their father’s funeral to move in with them. Cast includes Ryo Kase, Ryohei Suzuki, and Takafumi Ikeda. In Japanese with subtitles.

The Purge: Election Year (R for profanity and disturbing, graphic violence). Third episode in the horror movie series has a U.S. presidential candidate (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her bodyguard (Frank Grillo) running from government operatives during The Purge because of her campaign promise to discontinue the gruesome annual ritual. Cast includes Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, and Mykelti Williamson.

The Secret Life of Pets (PG for action and some rude humor). Animated comedy about a pampered terrier (Louis C.K.) whose life is turned upside down when his owner (Ellie Kemper) brings home a big mongrel (Eric Songstreet) found at the dog pound. Voice cast includes Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, and Bobby Moynihan.

Star Trek Beyond (PG-13 for action and violence). The 13th episode in the science-fiction series finds Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the USS Enterprise stranded on an uncharted planet after being forced to abandon ship following an alien attack. With Idris Elba as the new nemesis, Zachary Quinto as Dr. Spock, John Cho as Lt. Sulu, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhuru, Karl Urban as Bones, and the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov.

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