Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

10 Cloverfield Lane (PG-13 for frightening sequences, mature themes, violence, and brief profanity). Thriller about an accident victim (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who comes out of a coma to find herself imprisoned in a subterranean bunker by a survivalist (John Goodman) claiming that the Earth’s surface has been rendered uninhabitable by a chemical catastrophe. With John Gallagher, Jr., Mat Vairo, Cindy Hogan, and Jamie Clay.

Allegiant (PG-13 for intense violence, mature themes, and partial nudity). Third film in the Divergent series finds heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) forced to abandon Chicago for a world where shocking revelations lead to an epic showdown for the salvation of humanity. Ensemble cast includes Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, and Maggie Q.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13 for intense violence, pervasive action, and some sensuality). Adaptation of the DC Comics series finds adversaries Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) reluctantly joining forces to subdue a threat against Metropolis unleashed by the diabolical Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). With Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Cassidy as Jimmy Olsen, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the Butler, and featuring cameo appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anderson Cooper, Brooke Baldwin, Soledad O’Brien, and Dana Bash.

Before I Wake (PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images). Horror movie about a married couple (Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane) who take in an 8-year-old orphan (Jacob Tremblay) who possessed by an evil demon. With Annabeth Gish, Scottie Thompson and Dash Mihok.

The Boss (R for sexuality, profanity and brief drug use). Melissa McCarthy plays the title character in this comedy about a business tycoon convicted of insider trading who attempts to re-brand herself as America’s sweetheart after her release from prison. Cast includes Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, Cecily Strong, and Peter Dinklage.

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

Deadpool (R for sexuality, graphic nudity, graphic violence, and pervasive profanity). Ryan Reynolds plays the Marvel Comics antihero in this movie about a Special Forces mercenary left mutated by a medical experiment that went horribly wrong. With Ed Skrein, Karan Soni, and Michael Benyaer.

Demolition (R for profanity, drug use, disturbing behavior, and some sexual references). Dramatic comedy about a recently-widowed investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds a shoulder to cry on with a customer service rep (Naomi Watts) who works for a company he has a gripe with. Featuring Heather Lind, Judah Lewis, Chris Cooper, and Royce Johnson.

Embrace of the Serpent (Unrated). Amazon adventure, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category, about a two scientists (Jan Bijvoet and Brionne Davis) who join forces with a local shaman (Antonio Bolivar) to search the rainforest for a sacred plant with healing properties. Featuring Yauenku Migue, Nicolas Cancino, and Luigi Sciamanna. In Spanish, Latin, Catalan, German, and Portuguese with subtitles.

Eye in the Sky (R for profanity and violent images) Drama about a military commander (Helen Mirren) based in Great Britain who finds herself facing an ethical question when she is informed by a pilot (Aaron Paul) that a 9-year-old girl (Aisha Takow) has just entered the kill zone of a targeted terrorist cell. Cast includes Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, and Phoebe Fox.

God’s Not Dead 2 (PG for mature themes). Drama about a public high school teacher’s (Melissa Joan Hart) fight for her career and her first amendment rights after being suspended for having a classroom discussion about Jesus. With Jesse Metcalfe, Robin Givens, Ernie Hudson, Pat Boone, and the late Senator Fred Thompson.

Hello, My Name Is Doris (R for profanity). Sally Field stars in this romantic dramatic comedy as a shy spinster inspired by a self-help guru (Peter Gallagher) to pursue the young co-worker (Max Greenfield) whom she has a crush on. With Wendi McLendon-Covey, Stephen Root, and Beth Behrs.

I Saw the Light (R for profanity, sexuality, and brief nudity). Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in this biopic chronicling the legendary country singer/songwriter’s rise to fame and untimely demise at the age of 29. With Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, and Cherry Jones.

London Has Fallen (R for violence and profanity). A sequel, set in England, finds Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joining forces with an MI6 Agent (Charlotte Riley) to foil a plot to assassinate the president of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and other leaders of the free world as they attend the funeral of the British prime minister. Ensemble cast includes Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Jackie Earle Haley, and Robert Forster.

Meet the Blacks (R for sexuality, violence, drug use and pervasive profanity) Horror parody of The Purge revolving around a nouveau riche family which unwittingly moves from the ghetto to Beverly Hills on the annual holiday when crime is legal. Ensemble cast includes Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, DeRay Davis, Charlie Murphy and Perez Hilton and Paul Mooney.

Miracles from Heaven (PG for mature themes). Adaptation of Christy Beam’s (Jennifer Garner) memoir of the same name recounting how her 12-year-old daughter (Kylie Rogers) recovered from an incurable illness following a near-death experience. With Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah, and John Carroll Lynch.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13 for suggestive material). The sequel finds Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) dealing with a stale relationship and a rebellious daughter (Elena Kampouris) prior to reuniting their families for an even bigger, fatter wedding ceremony. Returning cast members include Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, and Joey Fatone.

Remember (R for violence and profanity). Thriller about an Auschwitz survivor’s (Christopher Plummer) attempt to track down the Nazi fugitive (Jurgen Prochnow) who had slaughtered his entire family during the Holocaust. Featuring Martin Landau, Dean Norris, and Bruno Ganz. In English and German with subtitles.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Unrated). Adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle, war correspondent Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) memoir about her relationship with a fellow journalist (Martin Freeman) while covering Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. With Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina.

Zootopia (PG for action, rude humor, and mature themes). Animated adventure about a rookie bunny cop (Ginnifer Goodwin) who partners with a fast-talking fox (Jason Bateman) in order to solve a series of mysterious disappearances in a city populated by anthropomorphic animals. Voice cast includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Shakira, Octavia Spencer, and Tommy Chong.

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