Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13 for profanity, crude references, intense action, and pervasive violence). Nineteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series and the third in the Avengers series has the team of superheroes joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to thwart the attempt of a despot (Josh Brolin) to destroy the universe. Cast includes Robert Downey, Jr, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Zoe Saldana. 

Bad Samaritan (R for violence, drug use, pervasive profanity, and brief nudity). A suspense thriller about a car valet moonlighting as a burglar (Robert Sheehan) who breaks into the home of one of the restaurant’s rich customers (David Tennant) and finds a kidnapped woman (Kerry Condon) tied up there. With Carlito Olivero, Jacqueline Byers, and Lisa Brenner.

Beirut (R for profanity, violence, and a nude image). Thriller, set in the 80s during Lebanon’s civil war, about a retired U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) coaxed back into service by a CIA agent (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate the release of a kidnapped colleague (Mark Pelligrino). With Dean Norris, Shea Whigham, and Douglas Hodge.

Black Panther (PG-13 for pervasive violent action sequences and a rude gesture). Chadwick Boseman has the title role in this Marvel Comics story that finds the superhero serving as king of an African country that teams up with a CIA agent (Martin Freeman) and a female special forces unit, to avert world war. With Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis.

Blockers (R for crude humor, pervasive profanity, graphic sexuality, drug use, partying, and nudity). Comedy about three parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz) who join forces to thwart their daughters’ (Geraldine Viswanathan, Kathryn Newton, and Gideon Adlon) plan to lose their virginity. With Ramona Young, Miles Robbins, and Graham Phillips.

Breaking In (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, menacing, sexual references, and brief profanity). Thriller about a single mom’s (Gabrielle Union) efforts to rescue her kids (Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) who are being held hostage by a gang of burglars barricaded inside her recently-deceased father’s Malibu mansion. With Billy Burke, Christa Miller, Richard Cabral, and Jason George.

The Death of Stalin (R for violence, sexual references, and pervasive profanity). Adrian McLoughlin portrays Joseph Stalin in this biopic, set in Moscow in 1953, depicting the Russian dictator’s final days as well as the civil strife which erupted in the country in the wake of his death. Cast includes Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Michael Palin. 

Finding Your Feet (PG-13 for suggestive material, profanity, and brief drug use). Dramatic comedy about a straitlaced senior citizen (Imelda Staunton) who moves in with her big sister (Cela Imrie) after she catches her husband of 40 years (John Sessions) in bed with her best friend (Josie Lawrence). With Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Paul Chan, and David Hayman.

I Feel Pretty (PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, and partial nudity). Comedy about an insecure woman (Amy Schumer) who suddenly becomes convinced she’s the prettiest woman on the planet after falling and hitting her head. With Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Lauren Hutton, and Naomi Campbell.

Isle of Dogs (PG-13 for mature themes and violent images). Stop-motion animated adventure, directed by Wes Anderson and set in Japan, about a boy (Koyu Rankin) who runs away from home and steals a plane in order to find a beloved dog quarantined on a remote island. Voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

Lean on Pete (R for profanity and brief violence). Drama, set in Portland, Oregon, about the bond forged between a 15-year-old stable boy (Charlie Plummer) and a retired racehorse slated for slaughter. With Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, Travis Fimmel, and Chloe Sevigny.

Life of the Party (PG-13 for sexuality, partying, and drug use). Comedy about a just-dumped housewife (Melissa McCarthy) who decides to go back to college to complete her degree at the same school as her daughter (Molly Gordon). Featuring Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, and Stephen Root, with a cameo appearance by Christina Aguilera.

Overboard (PG-13 for suggestive material, profanity, and partial nudity). Romantic comedy, loosely based on the 1987 classic of the same name, changes the script to be about a spoiled, rich playboy (Eugenio Derbez)  who is duped by his maid (Anna Faris) into believing they’re married, when he develops amnesia after falling off his yacht. With Eva Longoria, John Hannah, and Swoosie Kurtz.   

A Quiet Place (PG-13 for terror and bloody images). Horror film about a family that finds itself hunted by mysterious creatures who use sound to locate their prey. Cast includes Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.

Rampage (PG-13 for violence, mass destruction, brief profanity, and obscene gestures). Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris co-star in this comedy as scientists who save the day when three animals that mutated into monsters decimate the Windy City in the wake of a genetic experiment gone terribly awry. With Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, and Joe Manganiello.

Ready Player One (PG-13 for action, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, partial nudity, and profanity). Adaptation of Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel, set in 2045, about a teenager’s (Tye Sheridan) participation, with the help of his friends, in a virtual reality Easter egg hunt where the winner will inherit an immense fortune from the contest’s late creator (Mark Rylance). Ensemble cast includes Olivia Cooke, Mckenna Grace, Lena Waithe, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Letitia Wright.

Super Troopers 2 (R for crude humor, pervasive profanity, coarse sexuality, drug use, and graphic nudity). Sequel to the 2001 comedy finds the Broken Lizard comedy troupe reprising their roles as inept Vermont state troopers in a madcap adventure about a border war between the U.S. and Canada. Co-starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, and Kevin Heffernan, with a cameo appearance by Fred Savage as himself.

Traffik (R for violence, sexuality, drug use, disturbing images, and pervasive profanity). Thriller about two couples (Paula Patton and Omar Epps, and Roselyn Sanchez and Laz Alonso) whose getaway weekend at an isolated location in the mountains is interrupted by a violent biker gang. With Luke Goss, Missi Pyle, and William Fitchner.

Truth or Dare (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, alcohol abuse, profanity, mature themes, and disturbing content). Horror film about a teen party game that turns deadly when prevaricating players get picked off one-by-one. Ensemble cast includes Lucy Hale, Tom Choi, Aurora Perrineau, Tyler Posey, and Sophia Ali.

Tully (R for profanity, sexuality, and nudity). Mackenzie Davis handles the title role in this New York City dramatic comedy about a nanny who forges an unlikely friendship with the mother (Charlize Theron) of the three kids she’s caring for. With Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, and Elaine Tan.