Kam’s Capsules

Aladdin (PG for some action/peril). Mena Massoud stars as the title character in this classic fairytale about a street urchin vying with a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp. Cast includes Naomi Scott, Will Smith, and Billy Magnussen.

Avengers: Endgame (PG-13 for action, violence, and profanity). 22nd and final installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series finds the surviving Avengers joining forces with their superhero allies to mount one last stand in defense of the planet. Co-starring Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Booksmart (R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use, and drinking, all involving teens). Buddy comedy about a couple of straight-laced, straight-A student BFFs (Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein) who decide to cram four years of fun into one night on the eve of their high school graduation. Directed by Olivia Wilde, with Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis.

Brightburn (R for horror violence/bloody images, and language). Sinister thriller about an alien child (Jackson Dunn) who crash lands on Earth only to wreak havoc rather than help humanity. Cast includes Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Matt Jones.

A Dog’s Journey (PG for peril, rude humor, and mature themes). Heartwarming family tale about a stray dog that touches the lives of all the strangers it meets. Staring Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, and Josh Gad.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13 for profanity, action, violence, and destruction). Latest installment of the big lizard franchise finds members of the cryptozoological agency Monarch facing-off against a battery of monsters, including the mighty Godzilla. Cast includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Ken Watanabe.

The Hustle (PG-13 for profanity and crude sexuality). Unlikely-partners crime comedy ostensibly based on Bedtime Story (1964) and revolving around low-brow (Rebel Wilson) and high-class (Anne Hathaway) con artists who join forces to fleece a naïve young billionaire (Alex Sharp) of his fortune. With Tim Blake Nelson, Meena Rayann, and Ingrid Oliver.

The Intruder (PG-13 for violence, terror, sexuality, profanity, and mature themes). Suspense thriller about a young married couple (Megan Good and Michael Ealy) who buy their dream home only to discover that the deranged seller (Dennis Quaid) won’t leave the property. Supporting cast includes Alvin August, Lili Sepe, and Joseph Sikora.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (R for profanity and pervasive violence). Third installment of the action-fueled franchise finds Keanu Reeves returning as assassin with a $14 million bounty on his head and on the run from a gang of blood-thirsty hitmen. With Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry, and Ian McShane.

Long Shot (R for graphic sexuality, racist profanity, and drug use). Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen co-star in this romantic comedy about a free-spirited journalist who falls for one of the most powerful women in the world. With O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, and Ravi Patel.

Ma (R for violent and disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use). Harrowing horror film revolving around a lonely woman with a secret agenda (Octavia Spencer) who lets an unsuspecting group of teens party at her house. Featuring Allison Janney, Juliette Lewis, and Luke Evans.

The Mustang (R for profanity, violence, and drug use). Rehabilitation drama about a convicted felon (Matthias Schoenaerts) who is given a shot at redemption when he is placed in a horse training program run by a no-nonsense vet (Bruce Dern). With Jason Mitchell, Connie Britton, and Josh Stewart.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG for action, peril, rude and suggestive humor, and mature themes). Kid-friendly whodunit finds a wisecracking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) teaming with the 21-year-old son (Justice Smith) of his partner in order to solve the veteran detective’s mysterious disappearance. Voice cast includes Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, and Ken Watanabe.

Poms (PG-13 for profanity and sexual references). Female empowerment comedy about a resident of a retirement community (Diane Keaton) who recruits a few fellow geriatrics to form a cheer leading squad. Co-starring Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, and Rhea Perlman.

Red Joan (R for brief sexuality and nudity). Political biopic about Joan Stanley (Judi Dench), a British bureaucrat recruited by the KGB in the thirties to steal nuclear bomb secrets for the Soviet Union. With Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, and Laurence Spellman.

Rocketman (R for sexuality, drug use, and pervasive profanity). Taron Egerton portays Elton John in this warts-and-all biopic of the flamboyant rock star. Co-starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Tolkien (PG-13 for war violence). Nicholas Hoult portrays J.R.R. Tolkien in this biopic chronicling the fellowship the legendary fantasy writer forged with prep school classmates during his formative years. With Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Patrick Gibson, and Anthony Boyle.

The Tomorrow Man (PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material). John Lithgow stars in the title role as a doomsday prophet preparing for disaster with a girlfriend who is a hoarder (Blythe Danner). With Derek Cecil, Eve Harlow, and Katie Aselton.

UglyDolls (PG for action and mature themes). Animated musical comedy, based on the plush toys of the same name, finds the ostracized underdogs embarking on an epic journey during which they discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing or loved. Voice cast includes Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, and Pitbull.

The White Crow (R for profanity, sexuality, and graphic nudity). Political biopic recounting legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s (Oleg Ivenko) defection to the West. With Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hoffmann, and Zach Avery. (In Russian, French, and English with subtitles).

Wild Nights with Emily (PG-13 for sexuality). Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) in this biopic exploring her longtime relationship with her sister-in-law (Susan Ziegler). With Amy Seimetz, Brett Gellman, and Jackie Monahan.