Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13 for action, violence, and brief profanity). Rosa Salazar tackles the title role in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi as a cyborg with amnesia recruited by a compassionate scientist (Christoph Waltz) to break the world’s cycle of death and destruction. Cast includes Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Apollo 11 (Unrated). IMAX documentary revisiting NASA’s historic 1969 mission, the first spaceflight to land on the moon. Featuring archival footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

Captain Marvel (PG-13 for action, violence, and brief suggestive language). Twenty-first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Brie Larson in the title role as a former fighter pilot turned superhero who finds herself at the center of the maelstrom when a galactic conflict erupts on Earth between two alien races. Cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, and Djimon Hounson.

Captive State (PG-13 for action, violence, sexuality, brief profanity, and drug use). Sci-fi thriller unfolding in a Chicago neighborhood about a decade after it was occupied by an extraterrestrial force. Co-starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, KiKi Layne, Alan Ruck, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Everybody Knows (R for profanity). Introspective drama about a married woman (Penelope Cruz) who rendezvous with an ex-boyfriend (Javier Bardem) to reminisce about what might have been when she returns to her tiny hometown without her husband (Ricardo Darin) for her younger sister’s (Inma Cuesta) wedding. With Eduard Fernandez, Barbara Lennie, and Elvira Minguez. (In Spanish, English and Catalan with subtitles.)

Fighting with My Family (PG-13 for sexuality, violence, crude humor, drug use, and pervasive profanity). Fact-based comedy about a couple of retired pro wrestlers (Nick Frost and Lena Headey) whose children (Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden) dream of following in their parents’ footsteps. With Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn, and Stephen Merchant.

Five Feet Apart (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, and suggestive material). Romance drama about a couple of teenagers with cystic fibrosis (Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse) who fall in love while been treated in a hospital. With Moises Arias, Parminder Nagra, and Claire Forlani.

Green Book (PG-13 for violence, mature themes, profanity, racial slurs, smoking, and suggestive material). Best Picture winner, set in the sixties, about the friendship forged between a black classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) and his white chauffeur (Viggo Mortensen) driving around the Deep South during Jim Crow segregation. With Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, and P.J. Byrne.

Greta (R for violence and disturbing images). Suspense thriller, set in NYC, about a naive young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) who unwittingly befriends a widow with an evil agenda (Isabelle Huppert) whose pocketbook she found on the subway. With Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG for action and mild rude humor). Final installment in the animated fantasy trilogy finds Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless embarking on an epic journey to protect their peaceful village from the darkest threat it has ever faced. Voice cast includes America Ferrara, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson.

Isn’t It Romantic (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, and a drug reference). Satirical fantasy, set in NYC, about an Australian architect (Rebel Wilson) who wakes up trapped in a romantic comedy after being knocked unconscious by a mugger on a subway platform. Supporting cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (PG for crude humor). Animated musical adventure finds the citizens of Bricksburg facing a new threat, namely, invaders from outer space. Voice cast includes Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, and Elizabeth Banks.

A Madea Family Funeral (PG-13 for profanity, crude sexuality, and pervasive drug use). Tyler Perry’s back in drag as a sassy granny for this raucous comedy set in rural Georgia where a joyous family reunion is unexpectedly marred by tragedy. Co-starring Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Mike Tyson.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG for peril, mild epithets, mature themes, and suggestive material). Sophia Lillis stars in the title role in this adaptation of the second novel in Carolyn Keene’s classic mystery series which finds the teen sleuth teaming with her friends (Zoe Renee and Mackenzie Graham) to solve a case of paranormal activity in a haunted house. Supporting cast includes Linda Lavin, Laura Wiggins, Andrea Anders, and Sam Trammell.

They Shall Not Grow Old (R for graphic images). World War I documentary commemorating the centennial of the conflict and featuring previously unseen footage. Directed by Peter Jackson.

Transit (Unrated). Adaptation of Anna Segher’s novel of the same name, set in Marseilles, about a German refugee (Franz Rogowski) who falls in love with the widow (Paula Beer) of the recently-deceased writer whose identity he’s assumed. Cast includes Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, and Maryam Zaree. (In German, French, and sign language.)

Us (R for violence, terror, and profanity). Jordan Peele wrote and directed this suspense thriller, set in Santa Cruz, about a vacationing family that finds itself haunted by identical strangers. Co-starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Anna Diop.

The Wedding Guest (R for profanity, violence, and brief nudity). Dev Patel plays the title character in this suspense thriller about a shadowy figure who travels from England to Pakistan to kidnap a Muslim bride-to-be (Radhike Apte). With Jim Sarbh, Harish Khanna, and Nish Nathwani.

Wonder Park (PG for action and mature themes). Animated fantasy about a motherless 10-year-old (Brianna Denski) who discovers that the magical amusement park she’s been imagining really exists in the forest outside of her math camp. Voice cast includes Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, and Dr. Ken Jeong.