Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG-13 for profanity and sexuality). Third film in the comedy series finds Calvin (Ice Cube) and company caught up in a lighthearted battle-of-the-sexes when not fretting over the gang violence claiming so many lives on Chicago’s South Side. Ensemble cast includes Regina Hall, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Common, J.B. Smoove, Anthony Anderson, Nicki Minaj, and Deon Cole.

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.

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.

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action, and mayhem). Thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series finds the Avengers split into two adversarial factions: freedom lovers led by Captain America (Chris Evans), and a pro-government camp led by Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.). With Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd.

Criminal (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity). Suspense thriller about a recently-deceased CIA agent (Gal Gadot) whose memory and skills are implanted into the brain of a dangerous convict (Kevin Costner) in a desperate attempt to foil a terrorist plot. With Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, Alice Eve, and Gary Oldman.

The Darkness (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, disturbing violence, and brief sensuality). Horror film about a family that unwittingly brings back a demonic force from their Grand Canyon vacation. Co-starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Lucy Fry.

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.

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.

A Hologram for the King (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity, and brief drug use). Adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel about a broke American businessman (Tom Hanks) who tries to recover by making a sales pitch to Saudi Arabia’s monarch. With Ben Whishaw, Sarita Choudhury, and Tom Skerritt. In English and Arabic with subtitles.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG-13 for action, violence, and some sensuality). Chris Hemsworth reprises the title role in this Snow White sequel which finds the Huntsman and his warrior wife (Jessica Chastain) defending the Enchanted Forest from the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) and her sorceress sister (Charlize Theron). With Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, and Sophie Cookson.

The Jungle Book (PG for scenes of peril and scary action). Live-action/CGI remake of the Disney animated classic about an orphan (Neel Sethi) raised in the forest by a panther (Ben Kingsley), a bear (Bill Murray), and two wolves (Lupita Nyong’o and Giancarlo Esposito). Cast includes Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and the late Garry Shandling.

Keanu (R for violence, sexuality, nudity, drug use, and profanity). Comedy about two bourgie cousins (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) who pose as drug dealing gangstas in order to rescue a beloved pet from the ghetto. With Nia Long, Will Forte, and Method Man.

Money Monster (R for brief violence, some sexuality, and pervasive profanity). Thriller about a bombastic host (George Clooney) of an investment advice TV show who, along with his crew and producer (Julia Roberts), is taken hostage by an irate viewer (Jack O’Connell) after a stock he’d promoted mysteriously tanks. With Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito and Caitriona Balfe.

Mother’s Day (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive material). Comedy about a cornucopia of characters whose lives serendipitously intersect over the course of a very eventful week leading up to Mother’s Day. Cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Loni Love, Hector Elizondo, and Jon Lovitz.

My Golden Days (R for profanity, graphic sexuality, and nudity). Film about an anthropologist’s (Quentin Dolmaire) reflections upon his adolescence while preparing to return to Paris from Tajikistan. With Mathieu Amalric, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, and Dinara Drukarova. In French, Russian, and Hebrew with subtitles.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity, and some violence). Biopic, set in Havana, portraying the friendship between Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks) and a reporter from Miami (Giovanni Ribisi) during the Cuban revolution. With Minka Kelly, Mariel Hemingway, James Remar, and Joely Richardson.

Ratchet & Clank (PG for action and rude humor). Animated adaptation of the science fiction video game about a mechanic (James Arnold Taylor) who joins forces with a renegade robot (David Kaye) to prevent an evil alien (Paul Giamatti) from destroying every planet in the galaxy. Voice cast includes Sly Stallone, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, and Jim Ward.

Sing Street (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, bullying, drug use, teen smoking, and a suggestive image). Movie, set in Dublin in the 80s, about a troubled 14-year-old (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who runs away from home to start a rock band in London. With Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

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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