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Kam’s Capsules

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (PG for crude humor, reckless behavior, and mild epithets). Disney adaptation of the children’s book of the same name about a calamitous day in the life of an overwhelmed 11-year-old (Ed Oxenbould). With Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Dylan Minnette.

Beyond the Lights (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, sexuality, and partial nudity). Romance drama about a suicidal superstar (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who falls in love when her bodyguard (Nate Parker) stops her from leaping off a ledge. With Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Big Hero 6 (PG for action, peril, crude humor, and mature themes). Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14-year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans, Jr., Maya Rudolph, and James Crowell.

Birdman (R for sexuality, brief violence, and pervasive profanity). Drama/comedy about a washed-up matinee idol’s (Michael Keaton) attempt to stage a comeback on the Broadway stage. With Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, and Zach Galifianakis.

The Book of Life (PG for mild action, rude humor, mature themes, and scary images). Animated adventure about a young man (Diego Luna) who finds himself torn between fulfilling his family’s expectations and following his heart. Voice cast features Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, and Cheech.

Dumb and Dumber To (PG-13 for crude humor, profanity, sexuality, partial nudity, and drug references). Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their iconic roles as dimwitted friends to embark on another eventful road trip rife with lowbrow hijinks. Featuring Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, and Laurie Holden.

Force Majeure (R for profanity and brief nudity). Drama about a Swedish couple (Johannes Kuhnke and Lisa Loven Kongsli) whose marriage hangs in the balance after the cowardly husband just saves himself, ignoring his wife and kids (Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren), when an avalanche hits during their vacation in the Swiss alps. With Brady Corbet, Jakob Granqvist, and Kristofer Hivju.

Foxcatcher (R for brief violence and drug use). Biopic recounting the real-life murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schulz (Mark Ruffalo) by John du Pont (Steve Carell), his paranoid-schizophrenic coach and multimillionaire benefactor. Co-starring Channing Tatum, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller.

Fury (R for sexuality, graphic violence, grisly images, and profanity). Brad Pitt stars in this World War II film, set in Germany in April 1945, as the hard-nosed commander of a Sherman tank leading an urgent rescue mission behind enemy lines. With Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, and Scott Eastwood. In English and German with subtitles.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 (PG-13 for intense violence, disturbing images, and mature themes). Third movie in the science-fiction series, based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series of young adult novels, finds intrepid heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly serving as a symbol of courage and hope for a nation in revolt. Cast includes Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Jeffrey Wright, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.