Kam’s Capsules

The Accountant (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity). Ben Affleck plays the title character in this film about a CPA with Aspberger’s Syndrome who morphs into a bloodthirsty assassin after being double-crossed by mobster clients. Ensemble cast includes Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, and Jeffrey Tambor.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Unrated). Ron Howard directed this retrospective featuring found footage from interviews and concert performances by the Fab Four recorded between 1963 and 1966. Including commentary by Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, and Elvis Costello.

Bridget Jones’ Baby (R for nudity, profanity, and sexual references). Renée Zellweger reprises the title role in this dramatic comedy where the British bachelorette is pregnant but uncertain as to whether the father is her ex (Colin Firth) or her new lover (Patrick Dempsey). With Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, and Sally Phillips.

Deepwater Horizon (PG-13 for intense action sequences, disturbing images, and brief profanity). A movie recreating the real-life events surrounding the 2010 explosion of the offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico which claimed the lives of 11 crewmen and led to the worst crude oil spill in U.S. history. Co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich.

The Dressmaker (R for brief profanity and a scene of violence). Kate Winslet handles the title role in this drama, set in 1926, as a fashion designer who falls in love with a local man with a heart of gold (Liam Hemsworth) and transforms her hometown upon returning to Australia to care for her ailing, long-estranged mother (Judy Davis). Cast includes Hugo Weaving, Kerry Fox, and Sarah Snook.

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.

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.

Kevin Hart: What Now? (R for pervasive profanity and some sexual references). Movie in which the stand-up comic brings his humor to Philadelphia where he performs at Lincoln Financial Field in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,000.

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13 for intense violence, smoking, profanity, and suggestive material). Remake of the 1960 classic Western about a team of gunslingers recruited by a desperate widow (Haley Bennett) to defend her tiny frontier town from a ruthless gang of outlaws. Co-starring Denzel Washington, Peter Sarsgaard, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

A Man Called Ove (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, and disturbing images). Dramatic comedy, set in Sweden, about a 59-year-old curmudgeon (Rolf Lassgard) who finds himself forging a friendship with a pregnant new neighbor (Bahar Pars) and her family. With Zozan Akgun, Tobias Almborg, and Filip Berg. In Swedish and Persian with subtitles.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (PG for mature themes, mild epithets, and rude humor). Comedy based on the James Patterson novel of the same name about a teen (Griffin Gluck) who, with the help of his best friend (Thomas Barbusca), tries to break every rule in his new school’s code of conduct. Support cast includes Rob Riggle, Lauren Graham, and Isabela Moner.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13 for intense violence, peril, and action sequences). Tim Burton directed this adaptation of Ransom Riggs’s best-selling children’s novel about a 16-year-old orphan (Asa Butterfield) who uncovers a terrifying reality when he travels to a Welsh orphanage located on a mysterious island. Cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Chris O’Dowd, Dame Judi Dench, Allison Janney, and Terence Stamp.

Queen of Katwe (PG for an accident scene, mature themes, and suggestive material). Madina Malwanga portrays the title character of this biopic, Phionsa Mutesi, the Ugandan chess prodigy who overcomes poverty and misogyny to become a grandmaster with the help of a volunteer (David Oyelowo) who organizes a chess club in her humble village. With Lupita N’yongo, Martin Kabanza, and Taryn Kyaze.

Snowden (R for profanity, sexuality, and nudity). Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Edward Snowden in this cloak-and-dagger thriller directed by Oliver Stone. With Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson, and Rhys Ifans.

Sully (PG-13 for peril and brief profanity). Tom Hanks portrays Sully Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s re-enactment of the US Airways pilot’s heroic crash landing of his crippled plane on the Hudson River in January of 2009. Cast includes Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart and Anna Gunn.

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