Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

47 Meters Down (PG-13 for bloody images, intense peril, and brief profanity). Harrowing tale of survival about two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) vacationing in Mexico whose scuba diving adventure turns into a desperate fight for their lives when their cage drops to the ocean floor, leaving them surrounded by great white sharks and with less than an hour of oxygen. Featuring Matthew Modine, Yani Gellman, and Santiago Segura.

Alien: Covenant (R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity, and bloody images). The sixth movie in the science fiction series is about a spaceship crew that finds more than it bargained for when it lands on an uncharted planet from which it received radio signals. Ensemble cast includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, and Danny McBride.

All Eyez on Me (R for violence, nudity, sexuality pervasive profanity, and frequent drug use). Biopic that tells the untold story of Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp, Jr.), the talented hip-hop artist, actor, and political activist who became a victim of the East Coast-West Coast rap wars when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting at the age of 25. Co-starring Kat Graham, Danai Gurira, and Jamal Woolard.

The Beguiled (R for sexuality). Sofia Coppola won best director at Cannes for this movie, a remake of Clint Eastwood’s Civil War film about Southern belles competing for the affections of a Union soldier (Colin Farrell) who was wounded and abandoned by his unit. Ensemble cast includes Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Kirsten Dunst.

The Book of Henry (PG-13 for mature themes and brief profanity). Jaeden Lieberher plays the title character in this film about a precocious 11-year-old who, with the help of his mother (Naomi Watts), comes to the assistance of the abused next-door neighbor (Maddie Ziegler). Featuring Dean Norris, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Tonya Pinkins, and Bobby Moynihan.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG for pervasive, mildly rude humor). Ed Helms is the voice of the title character in this screen version of the animated TV series about two fourth grade pranksters (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) who hypnotize their principal into believing he’s the tighty-whities wearing hero of the comic book they’ve created. With Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, and Sugar Lyn Beard.

Cars 3 (G) Third movie in the animated auto series has Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) relying on the skills of a talented young mechanic (Cristela Alonzo) to compete against a new generation of blazing-fast racers. Voice cast includes Kerry Washington, Chris Cooper, Bob Costas, Tony Shalhoub, Nathan Fillion, and Larry the Cable Guy.

Churchill (PG for mature themes, brief battle scene images, pervasive smoking, and some mild epithets). Brian Cox plays the legendary British prime minister in this World War II film showing the 96 hours leading up to the D-Day assault on Normandy. With John Slattery as General Dwight Eisenhower, James Purefoy as King George VI, and Julian Wadham as General Bernard Montgomery.

Dean (PG-13 for profanity and some suggestive material). Demetri Martin wrote, directed, and stars in this dramatic comedy in which a commercial artist, grieving the loss of his mother, falls in love with a woman (Gillian Jacobs) whom he meets when he travels from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to negotiate a contract with an advertising agency. With Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, and Asif Ali.

Everything, Everything (PG-13 for mature themes and brief sensuality). An enchanting, bittersweet, romance about the love that blossoms between a sickly girl (Amandla Stenburg) who is growing up in an antiseptic bubble and the chivalrous Prince Charming (Nick Robinson) who moves in next door. With Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, and Taylor Hickson.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and suggestive content). The sequel finds the Marvel Comics superheroes embarking on another intergalactic adventure to the outer reaches of the cosmos. Ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Sly Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

I, Daniel Blake (Unrated). Ken Loach directed this drama about a 59-year-old heart attack victim (Dave Johns) who joins forces with a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) to battle Britain’s welfare and healthcare bureaucracies. Cast includes Briana Shann, Sharon Percy, and Dylan McKiernan.

It Comes at Night (R for profanity, violence, and disturbing images). Suspense thriller about a couple (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo) with a son (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) who successfully evade the deadly plague terrorizing the planet until, against their better judgment, they decide to share their cabin in the woods with a desperate family seeking refuge from the scourge. With Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, and Griffin Robert Faulkner.

Megan Leavey (PG-13 for violence, profanity, mature themes, and suggestive material). Kate Mara portrays the title character in this Iraq War dramatic documentary about the real-life exploits of a Marine corporal who successfully conducted over 100 missions with the help of a combat dog until an IED injures them both. Supporting cast includes Common, Edie Falco, Will Patton, and Bradley Whitford.

The Mummy (PG-13 for action, violence, partial nudity, scary images, and suggestive content). Sofia Boutella has the title role in this remake of the horror series about an ancient princess entombed for millennia in a crypt buried deep in the desert who is suddenly revived and is a terrifying malevolent force. Co-starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Courtney B. Vance, and Annabelle Wallis.

My Cousin Rachel (PG-13 for sexuality and brief profanity). Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel about an Englishman (Sam Claflin) who finds himself falling in love with his cousin (Rachel Weisz) whom he suspects murdered his guardian (Iain Glen). With Holliday Grainger, Andrew Knott, and Poppy Lee Friar.

Paris Can Wait (PG for smoking, mature themes, and mild epithets). Eleanor Coppola makes her directorial debut with this romantic comedy about a housewife (Diane Lane) in a miserable marriage who gets a new lease on life when she embarks on a carefree jaunt from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s (Alec Baldwin) business partner (Arnaud Viand). With Cedric Monnet, Elise Tielrooy, Elodie Navarre, and Pierre Cuq.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13 for violence and suggestive content). Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in a swashbuckling adventure in which the Black Pearl is pursued by a ghost ship with a zombie crew under the command of an old nemesis (Javier Bardem). With Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Kaya Scodelario.

Rough Night (R for crude sexuality, drug use, coarse humor, brief bloody images, and pervasive profanity). Comedy about five friends (Kate McKinnon, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer) whose wild party in Miami is ruined when they accidentally kill the male stripper hired to entertain them. With cameos by Demi Moore, Ty Burrell, and Bob the Drag Queen.

Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and sexual innuendo). Fifth movie in the science fiction series in which Cade (Mark Wahlberg) leads the defense of the planet in humanity’s showdown with an army of alien autobots. With Gemma Chan, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, and John Goodman.

The Women’s Balcony (Unrated). Tale of female empowerment, set in Jerusalem, about the women of an Orthodox congregation’s attempt to derail their new rabbi’s (Avraham Aviv Alush) plan to implement traditional gender roles at the synagogue. With Oma Banai, Yafit Asulin, and Sharon Elimelech. In Hebrew with subtitles.

Wonder Woman (PG-13 for action, violence, and suggestive content). Latest version of the DC Comics superheroine. Set during World War I, the Amazon warrior princess (Gal Gadot) is rescuing a downed American pilot (Chris Pine) and accompanies him to London where she joins the fight on the side of the Allies. Cast include Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis.