Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Beauty and the Beast (PG for action, peril, violence, and frightening images). Emma Watson and Dan Stevens co-star as the title characters in this musical adaptation of the French fairy tale about a young woman taken prisoner by a monstrous, young prince. Supporting cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Aundra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson.

Born in China (G). Documentary, narrated by Jon Krasinski, depicting an epic expedition deep into the wilds of China to monitor the daily lives of three elusive species: pandas, golden monkeys, and snow leopards. In English and Mandarin with subtitles.

The Boss Baby (PG for some mildly rude humor). Animated comedy about a precocious infant (Alec Baldwin) who teams up with his 7-year-old brother (Miles Christopher Bakshi) to foil the plan of a diabolical CEO (Steve Buscemi) who is determined to destabilize feelings of love around the world. Voice cast includes Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, ViviAnn Yee, and Eric Bell, Jr.

The Case for Christ (PG for mature themes, incidental smoking, and medical descriptions of crucifixion). Documentary drama based on investigative journalist Lee Strobel’s (Mike Vogel) bestseller of the same name describing his conversion from a skeptical atheist to a devout believer after two years of trying to convince his born again wife (Erika Christensen) that God doesn’t exist. With Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster, and Frankie Faison.

Cezanne et Moi (R for profanity, nudity, and sexual references). Biopic about the lifelong friendship of novelist/philosopher Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) and Paul Cezanne (Guillaume Gallienne). With Alice Pol, Deborah Francois, and Pierre Yvon. In French with subtitles.

The Eagle Huntress (G). Biopic about the epic quest of 13-year-old Aisholpan, who belongs to a tribe of Mongolian nomads, to become the first female in her family in a dozen generations to earn the esteemed status of Eagle Hunter. In Kazakh with subtitles.

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, and violence and destruction). Eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) settling down after their honeymoon when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces him into a criminal betrayal of those closest to him. Ensemble cast includes Helen Mirren, Tyrese, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Scott Eastwood.

Frantz (PG-13 for mature themes and brief violence). Bittersweet drama, set in the wake of World War I, about the grief-stricken fiancée (Paula Beer) of a late German soldier (Anton von Lucke) who forges a friendship with the mysterious Frenchman (Pierre Niney) whom she finds placing flowers on his grave. Cast includes Marie Gruber, Johann von Bulow, and Ernst Stotzner. In French and German with subtitles.

Free Fire (R for sexual references, drug use, graphic violence, and pervasive profanity). Comedy, set in 1978, about a bloody shootout between Boston mobsters and members of the Irish Republican Army after an arms deal had gone bad. Ensemble cast includes Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, and Noah Taylor.

Get Out (R for violence, profanity, bloody images, and sexual references). Thriller about a black college student (Daniel Kaluuya) who goes home with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) and uncovers the suburban town’s sordid history of a series of disappearances of African-American males. Supporting cast includes Lakeith Stanfield, Caleb Landry Jones, and Erika Alexander.

Ghost in the Shell (PG-13) Science fiction movie based on the Japanese comic book series of the same name about a cyborg counter-terrorist commander (Scarlett Johansson) who is deployed to prevent computer hackers from purloining powerful, mind control technology. With Pilou Asbaek, Juliette Binoche, and Takeshi Kitano.

Gifted (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, and suggestive material). Adventure set in a Central Florida coastal town when a 7-year-old orphan (Mckenna Grace), raised by her uncle (Chris Evans) after her mother’s suicide, becomes the subject of a custody battle when her grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) learns she’s a promising math prodigy. With Octavia Spencer, Jona Xiao, and Jenny Slate.

God Knows Where I Am (Unrated). Poignant movie showing the events leading to the death by a starvation of Linda Bishop, a homeless woman who tried to survive a harsh New Hampshire winter in an abandoned farmhouse with only apples and rain water for food.

Going in Style (PG-13 for profanity, drug use, and suggestive material). Remake of the classic crime comedy about three retirees (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin) who conspire to rob the bank that bankrupted their pension fund. Supporting cast includes Joey King, Ann-Margaret, Matt Dillon, Kenan Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd.

Kong: Skull Island (PG-13 for action, intense violence, and brief profanity). Remake of the King Kong series, set in 1971, about an ill-fated expedition to an uncharted Polynesian island inhabited by a horde of monsters led by a giant ape. Ensemble cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, and Tom Hiddleston.

Logan (R for graphic violence, profanity, and brief nudity). Hugh Jackman is the Marvel Comics superhero who is a weary Wolverine withdrawn from the world and caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) until he is recruited by a mysterious stranger (Elizabeth Rodriguez) to come to the assistance of a young mutant (Dafne Keen) on the run from dark forces. With Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Eriq La Salle, and Stephen Merchant.

Power Rangers (PG-13 for violence, action, destruction, profanity, and crude humor). Remake of the series finds five teens imbued with unique superpowers — Naomi Scott, R.J. Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, and Becky G — joining forces to save the planet from an evil witch (Elizabeth Banks) who has an army of militant minions. With Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, and Sarah Grey.

Phoenix Forgotten (PG-13 for terror, peril, and profanity). Horror film, set in Arizona on March 13, 1997, about three teens (Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, and Luke Spencer Roberts) who mysteriously disappeared while investigating the sighting of a UFO hovering over the desert. With Florence Hartigan, Clint Jordan, and Ana Dela Cruz.

The Promise (PG-13 for mature themes, sexuality, violence, disturbing images, and war atrocities). Drama, set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, about an Armenian woman (Charlotte Le Bon), who was raised in Europe, who becomes part of a love triangle with a medical student (Oscar Isaac) and an American photojournalist (Christian Bale) when she returns to Constantinople from Paris. Cast includes James Cromwell, Jean Reno, and Shohreh Aghdashloo. In English, German, and French with subtitles.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG for mild action and rude humor). Reboot of the animated series finds Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Hefty (Joe Manganiello), and Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) racing through a forbidden forest filled with magical creatures to find a lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) finds it. Voice cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Meghan Trainor, and Gordon Ramsay.

Spark: A Space Tail (PG for action and rude humor). Animated adventure about a teenage monkey (Jace Norman) that embarks with his fellow monkeys (Jessica Biel and Rob deLeeuw) on a dangerous mission to reconstruct a planet ripped to pieces by an evil overlord (A.C. Peterson). Voice cast includes Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, and Patrick Stewart).

T2: Trainspotting (R for violence, drug use, graphic sexuality, nudity, and profanity). Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) reassembled his principal cast for this sequel, set in Edinburgh 20 years later, that finds the gang resuming their shocking, anti-social antics. Co-starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald.

Tommy’s Honour (PG for mature themes, suggestive material, smoking, and mild epithets). A retrospective film describing the contributions of Tommy (Peter Mullan) and young Tom Morris (Jack Lowden), the father-son team who are credited with modernizing the game of golf. Cast includes Sam Neill, Max Deacon, and Ophelia Lovibond.

Unforgettable (R for sexuality, violence, profanity, and brief nudity). Thriller about a jealous, jilted divorcée (Katherine Heigl) who becomes unhinged when her ex-husband (Geoff Stults) lets his new fiancee (Rosario Dawson) move into the house they once shared. With Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cummings, and Isabella Rice.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, mature themes, smoking, sexuality, and brief nudity). Jessica Chastain has the title character in this true tale, set in Poland during World War II, about how a fearless woman hid hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust on the grounds of the Warsaw Zoo. Cast includes Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, and Timothy Radford.