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Kam’s Capsules

Aloha (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive comments). Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) wrote and directed this romantic comedy about a disgraced astronaut turned defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who divides his time between a feisty Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) and a long-lost ex-girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) while on assignment in Hawaii. Supporting cast includes Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13 for suggestive comments, intense violence, and scenes of destruction). Eleventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series finds Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) joining forces to prevent a villain with a God complex (James Spader) from wiping humanity off the face of the planet. With Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, and Linda Cardellini.

Dope (R for profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use, and violence). The movie is set in the ‘hood in Los Angeles where a high school senior (Shameik Moore) with a bright future jeopardizes his Ivy League dreams when he succumbs to the influence of some unsavory characters. Ensemble cast includes Zoe Kravitz, Rick Fox, and Kimberly Elise.

Entourage (R for nudity, drug use, graphic sexuality, and profanity). Screen adaptation of the HBO series reunites the original cast for a movie about the misadventures of a Hollywood movie star (Adrian Grenier) and his pals as they navigate the cutthroat world of show business. Ensemble cast includes Jeremy Piven, Scott Caan, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Haley Joel Osment, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Kevin Connolly.

Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13 for violence and some sexuality). Third adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, set in Victorian England, about a trio of suitors, a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sergeant (Tom Sturridge), and a wealthy bachelor (Michael Sheen), vying for the affections of a beautiful headstrong farmer (Carey Mulligan). With Juno Temple, Jessica Barden, and Eloise Oliver.

I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13 for sexuality, drug use and brief profanity). Romantic dramatic 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.

In the Name of My Daughter (R for sexuality, nudity, and profanity). Crime drama, set in Nice in 1976, starring Catherine Deneuve as a casino owner who suspects her backstabbing business adviser (Guillaume Canet) is involved in the mysterious disappearance of her estranged daughter (Adele Haenel). Cast includes Judith Chemia, Mauro Conte, and Jean Corso. In French with subtitles.

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.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (PG-13 for violence, profanity, frightening images, and mature themes). Haunted house prequel finds Lin Shaye reprising her role as a clairvoyant who reluctantly employs her psychic powers to help a teen (Stefanie Scott) who is being terrorized by a powerful paranormal entity. Featuring Leigh Whannell, Dermot Mulroney, and Dylan McDermott.

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.

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.

Mad Max: Fury Road (R for disturbing images and intense violence). Tom Hardy plays the title character in this remake of the apocalyptic science fiction series as a warrior haunted by his turbulent past who joins forces with a group fleeing across the barren desert to escape a despicable tyrant (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Co-starring Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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.

Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13 for profanity and sexual innuendo). This sequel finds the humiliated a cappella group, The Bellas, reuniting to restore their dignity in the World Championship competition. Cast includes Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Katey Sagal.

Poltergeist (PG-13 for intense horror, mild profanity, and suggestive material). Remake of the 1982, horror classic about the abduction of a little girl (Kennedi Clements) whose family is being terrorized by malevolent spirits. Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jarred Harris.

San Andreas (PG-13 for action, mayhem, and brief profanity). 3-D disaster movie, unfolding in the wake of a devastating earthquake, about a helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who flies with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their missing daughter (Alexandra Daddario). With Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, and Will Yun Lee.

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

Tomorrowland (PG for brief profanity, mature themes, action, violence, and scenes of peril). Science fiction adventure about a precocious teen (Britt Robertson) and a jaded genius (George Clooney) who embark on a dangerous mission to a faraway place in another dimension. With Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Tim McGraw.

Woman in Gold (PG-13 for mature themes and brief profanity). Helen Mirren plays the title character in this courtroom drama recounting an elderly Holocaust survivor’s attempt to recover a priceless family heirloom stolen by the Nazis during World War II. With Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Elizabeth McGovern, and Frances Fisher.