Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Bad Moms (R for nudity, profanity, and drug and alcohol use). Comedy about three overstressed burnt-out supermoms (Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell) in need of fun and freedom who embark on a binge of hedonistic partying. Cast includes Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Hernandez, and Kesha.

Ben-Hur (PG-13 for violence and disturbing images). Remake of Oscar-winning classic, a story of revenge about a prince (Jack Huston) who is forced into slavery after being falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. With Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, and Nazanin Boniadi.

Blood Father (R for violence, profanity, and brief drug use). Mel Gibson stars in this thriller about an ex-con’s attempt to protect his estranged, 16-year-old daughter (Erin Moriarty) from the drug cartel that wants her dead. With William H. Macy, Diego Luna, and Michael Parks.

Cafe Society (PG-13 for violence, suggestive material, smoking, and a drug reference). Woody Allen romantic dramatic comedy, set in the 1930s, about a New Yorker (Jesse Eisenberg) who relocates to Los Angeles hoping to work for his uncle (Steve Carell), only to fall in love with the powerful Hollywood agent’s secretary (Kristen Stewart). With Sheryl Lee, Jeannie Berlin, and Richard Portnow.

Captain Fantastic (R for profanity and brief nudity). Viggo Mortensen stars in the title role of this story as a widower raising six kids, off the grid, in the forest of the Pacific Northwest until they are forced by circumstances to rejoin mainstream civilization. With George MacKay, Samantha Isler, and Annalise Basso.

Collide (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality, and drug use). Action thriller about two American tourists (Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones) who are backpacking across Europe and end up on the run from drug smugglers in Germany. With Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, and Nadia Hilker.

Don’t Breathe (R for terror, violence, profanity, sexual references, and disturbing content). Suspense thriller about a gang (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) that gets more than they bargained for after burglarizing the home of a rich blind man (Stephen Lang) that they thought would be an easy target. With Emma Bercovici, Franciska Torocsik, and Christian Zagia.

Don’t Think Twice (R for profanity and drug use). Dramatic comedy about the emotional fallout that occurs to a fledgling, improv comedy troupe when one of its members (Keegan Michael-Key) gets a big break on a Saturday Night Live-type TV show. Cast members include Gllian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, and the film’s writer/director Mike Birbiglia.

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13 for brief suggestive material). Meryl Streep has the title role in this biopic about a New York City socialite tone deaf opera star who, despite singing off key, accumulated a loyal following. Cast includes Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, and Christian McKay.

Hands of Stone (R for sexuality, nudity, and profanity). Biopic about the life and career of welterweight boxer Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez). Ensemble cast includes Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro, Ruben Blades, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Usher Raymond.

Hell or High Water (R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity, and brief sexuality). Modern Western about two sibling bank robbers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who are pursued by an aging Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) and his half-breed partner (Gil Birmingham). Featuring Kevin Rankin, Katy Mixon and Dale Dickey.

Indignation (R for sexuality and profanity). Adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel, set in 1951, about a Jewish boy (Logan Lerman) from Newark, New Jersey’s adjustment to life on the campus of a conservative college in Ohio. With Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, and Ben Rosenfield.

Jason Bourne (PG-13 for brief profanity and intense action and violence). Fifth film in the Robert Ludlum espionage series finds the amnesia plagued protagonist (Matt Damon) uncovering truths about his past at a time when the planet is plunged into political instability. With Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, and Ato Essandoh.

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG for action, mature themes, scary images, and peril). Animated fantasy, set in ancient Japan, about a young boy (Art Parkinson) who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his fallen samurai father in order to defeat a revived, vengeful evil spirit. Voice cast includes Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, and George Takei.

Lights Out (PG-13 for violence, mature themes, disturbing images, incessant terror, and brief drug use). Horror movie about a family that finds itself preyed upon by a malevolent ghost (Alicia Vela-Bailey) who only strikes in the dark. With Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, and Billy Burke.

Mechanic: Resurrection (R for profanity and violence). Jason Statham reprises the title role in this sequel in which the retired hit man is blackmailed into performing a trio of dangerous hits by the kidnapper who’s abducted the love of his life (Jessica Alba). With Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Sam Hazeldine.

Nine Lives (PG for profanity, rude humor and mature themes). Comedy about a narcissistic, real estate tycoon (Kevin Spacey) who mysteriously finds himself trapped in the body of the cat he’s just bought as a birthday present for his 11-year-old daughter (Malina Weissman). With Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, and Robbie Amell.

Pete’s Dragon (PG for action, peril, and brief mild epithets). Oakes Fegley plays the title character in this remake of the 1977 Disney fantasy about the adventures of an orphan befriended by a dragon (John Kassir). With Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley.

Sausage Party (R for ethnic humor, graphic sexuality, drug abuse, and profanity). Animated comedy, set in a supermarket, about the struggle of a sausage (Seth Rogen) and some fellow groceries to learn the truth about what awaits them after being purchased. Voice cast includes James Franco, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, and Danny McBride.

The Secret Life of Pets (PG for action and some rude humor). Animated comedy about a pampered terrier (Louis C.K.) whose life is turned upside down when his owner (Ellie Kemper) brings home a big mongrel (Eric Songstreet) found at the dog pound. Voice cast includes Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, and Bobby Moynihan.

Southside with You (PG-13 for smoking, a violent image, profanity, and a drug reference). A retrospective film that revisits the summer day in Chicago in 1989 when Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama (Tika Sumpter) went on their first date. Supporting cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Donald Paul, and Deborah Geffner.

Star Trek Beyond (PG-13 for action and violence). The 13th episode in the science-fiction series finds Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the USS Enterprise stranded on an uncharted planet after being forced to abandon ship following an alien attack. With Idris Elba as the new nemesis, Zachary Quinto as Dr. Spock, John Cho as Lt. Sulu, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhuru, Karl Urban as Bones, and the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov.

Suicide Squad (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, disturbing behavior, and pervasive action and violence). Adaptation of the DC Comics superhero series about a team of convicts recruited by the government to conduct dangerous missions in exchange for clemency. Ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, and Common.

War Dogs (R for drug use, sexual references, and pervasive profanity). Fact-based story about two young businessmen (Miles Teller and Jonah Hill) who get more than they bargained for after landing a $300 million contract to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. With Ana de Armas, Barry Livingston, and Bradley Cooper.

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