Kam’s Capsules

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 Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Unrated). Ron Howard directed this retrospective featuring found footage from interviews and concert performances by the Fab Four recorded between 1963 and 1966. Including commentary by Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, and Elvis Costello.

Blair Witch (R for profanity, terror, and disturbing images). Horror sequel about a college student (James Allen McCune) who leads a group of classmates deep into a Maryland forest in search of the long-lost sister who disappeared during a similar expedition. Ensemble cast includes Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, and Valorie Curry.

Bridget Jones’ Baby (R for nudity, profanity, and sexual references). Renée Zellweger reprises the title role in this dramatic comedy where the British bachelorette is pregnant but uncertain as to whether the father is her ex (Colin Firth) or her new lover (Patrick Dempsey). With Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, and Sally Phillips.

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

Don’t Breathe (R for terror, violence, profanity, sexual references, and disturbing content). Suspense thriller about members of a gang (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto) who get more than they bargained for after burglarizing the home of a rich blind man (Stephen Lang) whom they thought would be an easy target. With Emma Bercovici, Franciska Torocsik, and Christian Zagia.

Don’t Think Twice (R for profanity and drug use). Dramatic comedy about the emotional fallout that occurs to a fledgling, improv comedy troupe when one of its members (Keegan Michael-Key) gets a big break on a Saturday Night Live-type TV show. Cast members include Gllian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, and the film’s writer/director Mike Birbiglia.

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13 for brief suggestive material). Meryl Streep has the title role in this biopic about a New York City socialite tone deaf opera star who, despite singing off key, accumulated a loyal following. Cast includes Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, and Christian McKay.

Hell or High Water (R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity, and brief sexuality). Modern Western about two sibling bank robbers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who are pursued by an aging Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) and his half-breed partner (Gil Birmingham). Featuring Kevin Rankin, Katy Mixon and Dale Dickey.

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (PG for mature themes). A documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of Hillsong United, the Christian rock band from Australia whose hymns are sung in churches every Sunday by over 50 million people around the world.

The Hollars (PG-13 for brief profanity and mature themes). John Krasinski directed and stars in this dramatic comedy as a struggling, New York City artist who moves back home to the midwest with his pregnant girlfriend (Anna Kendrick) to help care for his ailing mother (Margo Martindale). With Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Randall Park, and Josh Groban.

Indignation (R for sexuality and profanity). Adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel, set in 1951, about a Jewish boy (Logan Lerman) from Newark, New Jersey’s adjustment to life on the campus of a conservative college in Ohio. With Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, and Ben Rosenfield.

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG for action, mature themes, scary images, and peril). Animated fantasy, set in ancient Japan, about a young boy (Art Parkinson) who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his fallen samurai father in order to defeat a revived vengeful evil spirit. Voice cast includes Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, and George Takei.

The Light Between Oceans (PG-13 for mature themes and sexuality). Romance drama, set off the coast of Australia in the wake of World War I, about a lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) who decide to adopt a baby (Florence Clery) they rescue from a rowboat adrift at sea. Cast includes Rachel Weisz, Leon Ford, and Jack Thompson.

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13 for intense violence, smoking, profanity, and suggestive material). Remake of the 1960 classic Western about a team of gunslingers recruited by a desperate widow (Haley Bennett) to defend her tiny frontier town from a ruthless gang of outlaws. Co-starring Denzel Washington, Peter Sarsgaard, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

Pete’s Dragon (PG for action, peril, and brief mild epithets). Oakes Fegley plays the title character in this remake of the 1977 Disney fantasy about the adventures of an orphan befriended by a dragon (John Kassir). With Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley.

Sausage Party (R for ethnic humor, graphic sexuality, drug abuse, and profanity). Animated comedy, set in a supermarket, about the struggle of a sausage (Seth Rogen) and some fellow groceries to learn the truth about what awaits them after being purchased. Voice cast includes James Franco, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, and Danny McBride.

Snowden (R for profanity, sexuality, and nudity). Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Edward Snowden in this cloak-and-dagger thriller directed by Oliver Stone. With Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson, and Rhys Ifans.

Storks (PG for mild action and mature themes). Animated comedy about a flock of storks that abandons its traditional mission to deliver packages for a global corporate giant. Plot thickens when a rising star (Andy Samberg) risks a promotion promised by his boss (Kelsey Grammer) by attempting to make his first ever baby drop after accidentally manufacturing an adorable, little bundle of joy. Voice cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael key, Jordan Peele, and Danny Trejo.

Suicide Squad (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, disturbing behavior, and pervasive action and violence). Adaptation of the DC Comics superhero series about a team of convicts recruited by the government to conduct dangerous missions in exchange for clemency. Ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, and Common.

Sully (PG-13 for peril and brief profanity). Tom Hanks portrays Sully Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s re-enactment of the US Airways pilot’s heroic crash landing of his crippled plane on the Hudson River in January of 2009. Cast includes Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart and Anna Gunn.

The Wild Life (PG for peril, mild action, and rude humor). Animated adventure told from the perspective of the peaceful creatures living on a tropical island whose tranquility is disrupted by the arrival of Robinson Crusoe (Matthias Schweighofer). Voice cast includes Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin and Aylin Tezel.

When the Bough Breaks (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, mature themes, profanity, disturbing images, and partial nudity). Thriller about a couple (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) who are forced to resort to desperate measures when the surrogate mother (Jaz Sinclair), who was hired to bear their baby, develops feelings for the father. With Theo Rossi, Justin Lebrun, and Sue-Lynn Ansari.


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