Kam’s Capsules

Black Mass (R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity, sexual references, and brief drug use). A gangster movie recounting the exploits of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the infamous Boston mobster-turned-FBI informant. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Kevin Bacon.

Captive (PG-13 for mature themes involving violence and substance abuse). Crime thriller recounting the real life ordeal of a drug-addicted single-mom (Kate Mara) taken hostage in her home by a fugitive from justice (David Oyelowo) who had just murdered the judge presiding over his rape trial. Supporting cast includes Michael Kenneth Williams, Mimi Rogers, Melissa Eastwood, and Jessica Oyelowo.

Everest (PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images). Fact-based docudrama recreating the 1996 assault of Mount Everest which claimed the lives of eight climbers caught in a blizzard. Cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Robin Wright, and John Hawkes.

Grandma (R for profanity and drug use). Lily Tomlin has the title role in this comedy about a heartbroken lesbian who drives around town to help her granddaughter (Julia Garner) come up with some urgently-needed cash before sundown. With Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, John Cho, Sam Elliott, and Elizabeth Pena.

The Green Inferno (R for torture, sexuality, profanity, disturbing images, aberrant behavior, graphic violence, drug use, and nudity). Grisly horror film about a group of American environmental activists who travel to Peru to save the rain forest and end up running from a tribe of cannibals. Ensemble cast includes Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Daryl Sabara.

He Named Me Malala (PG-13 for threats, mature themes, and disturbing images). Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim directed this inspirational biopic about Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani teenager shot in the face by the Taliban for being an outspoken advocate of education and equal rights for girls.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG for action, rude humor, and scary images). Spooky animated sequel finds Dracula (Adam Sandler) relaxing his haunted inn’s monster-only policy while enlisting the assistance of his ghoulish pals in putting his half-human/half-vampire grandson (Asher Blinkoff) through monster boot camp. Voice cast includes Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, and Nick Offerman.

The Intern (PG-13 for suggestive content and brief profanity). Workplace comedy about the tensions which arise when a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement to take a position interning at an online fashion website. With Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, and Drena De Niro.

Learning to Drive (R for profanity and sexuality). Dramatic comedy, set in Manhattan, about the unlikely friendship which blossoms between an acerbic book critic (Patricia Clarkson), just dumped by her husband (Jake Weber), and the patient cabbie (Ben Kingsley) she hires to teach her to drive. With Grace Gummer, Sarita Choudhury, and Samantha Bee.

Legend (R for pervasive profanity, graphic violence, sexuality, and drug use). A film about Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy), infamous identical twins who ran a powerful crime syndicate in London in the 60s. Supporting cast includes Emily Browning, Paul Bettany, and Chazz Palminteri.

The Martian (PG-13 for profanity, injury images, and brief profanity). Adaptation of Andy Weir’s science fiction thriller of the same name about an astronaut’s (Matt Damon) struggle to survive on Mars after being presumed dead and left behind by fellow crew members. Ensemble cast includes Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, along with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, and Donald Glover.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (PG-13 for profanity, protracted violence, action sequences, substance abuse, and mature themes). Second movie of the science fiction series finds Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers facing a new set of challenges in a desolate landscape dotted with a number of unimaginable obstacles. With Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, and Nathalie Emmanuel.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (PG-13 for action, violence, and brief partial nudity). Fifth movie of the espionage series finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) reassembling his crack team of spies to take out the international syndicate of deadly assassins targeting IMF agents. Cast includes Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Mr. Holmes (PG for mature themes, disturbing images, and smoking). Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes in this murder mystery, set in 1957, which finds the aging sleuth attempting to solve an unsolved case with the help of his housekeeper’s (Laura Linney) precocious young son (Milo Parker). With Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, and Colin Starkey as Dr. Watson. In English and Japanese with subtitles.

Pawn Sacrifice (PG-13 for sexuality, smoking, and brief profanity). Cold War movie about the historic, U.S.A. vs. Russia chess match, staged in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1972, between challenger Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and defending champ Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). With Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

The Perfect Guy (PG-13 for violence, menacing, sexuality, and brief profanity). Psychological thriller about a lobbyist (Sanaa Lathan) torn between her ex (Morris Chestnut) and a charming new suitor (Michael Ealy) in the wake of a terrifying revelation. With Charles S. Dutton, Tess Harper, and Rutina Wesley.

Phoenix (PG-13 for mature themes and suggestive material). Post World War II story, set in Berlin, about a disfigured concentration camp survivor’s (Nina Hoss) search for her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who had turned her over to the Nazis. With Kirsten Block, Uwe Preuss, Imogen Kogge, and Nina Kunzendorf. In German and English with subtitles.

Stonewall (R for sexuality, violence, drug use, and pervasive profanity). Historical drama, set in New York City, about the 1969 riot at a Manhattan bar which started the Gay Rights movement. With Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joey King, and Caleb Landry Jones.

Straight Outta Compton (R for violence, drug use, pervasive profanity, graphic sexuality, and nudity). Historical biopic revisiting the rise of the rap group N.W.A. in Los Angeles in 1987. Starring O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, Aldis Hodge as MC Ren, and Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella. Support cast includes Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg, R. Marcus Taylor as Suge Knight, and Marcc Rose as Tupac.

Time Out of Mind (Unrated). Drama, set in Manhattan, about a mental patient (Richard Gere) who is inspired to reconcile with his long-estranged daughter (Jena Malone) by a homeless jazz musician (Ben Vereen) he befriends at Bellevue hospital. Featuring Kyra Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi, and Colman Domingo.

The Visit (PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing material, terror, violence, nudity, and brief profanity). M. Night Shyamalan directed this horror comedy, set in Pennsylvania, about a young brother (Ed Oxenbould) and sister (Olivia DeJonge) forced to survive by their wits after discovering something sinister while spending a week on their grandparents’ (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) farm. Support cast includes Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Patch Darragh.

The Walk (PG for mature themes, peril, brief nudity, drug references, smoking, and mild epithets). Historical drama, set in Manhattan in 1974, recreating daredevil Philippe Petit’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. With Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz, and James Badge Dale.

A Walk in the Woods (R for profanity and sexual references). Dramatic comedy about a retiring travel writer (Robert Redford) who is joined by a long-lost friend (Nick Nolte) on a 2,200 mile trek along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Supporting cast includes Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Susan McPhail.

War Room (PG for mature themes). Morality play about a Christian couple (Priscilla Shirer and T.C. Stallings) whose marriage is tested by the husband’s emotional abuse, infidelity, and crooked financial dealings. Cast includes Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore, and Jadin Harris.

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