Cinema

Kam’s Capsules

Alien: Covenant (R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity, and bloody images). The sixth movie in the science fiction series is about a spaceship crew that finds more than it bargained for when it lands on an uncharted planet from which it received radio signals. Ensemble cast includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, and Danny McBride.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Unrated). Historical fantasy in which the hero Shivudu (Prabhas) comes to terms with the responsibility his royal legacy has placed on his shoulders. Cast includes Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamanna Bhatia. In Telegu and Tamil with subtitles.

Baywatch (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, nudity, and pervasive profanity). This adaptation of the TV series (1989-2001) is an action comedy about a veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and a rebellious recruit (Zac Efron) who are forced to put aside their differences in order to take on a drug ring in the area. With Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and Kelly Rohrbach, and featuring cameos by original cast members David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.

Beauty and the Beast (PG for action, peril, violence, and frightening images). Emma Watson and Dan Stevens co-star as the title characters in this musical adaptation of the French fairy tale about a young woman taken prisoner by a monstrous young prince. Supporting cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson.

The Boss Baby (PG for some mildly rude humor). Animated comedy about a precocious infant (Alec Baldwin) who teams up with his 7-year-old brother (Miles Christopher Bakshi) to foil the plan of a diabolical CEO (Steve Buscemi) who is determined to destabilize feelings of love around the world. Voice cast includes Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, ViviAnn Yee, and Eric Bell, Jr.

Chuck (R for sexuality, nudity, drug use, bloody images, and pervasive profanity). A biopic about the boxing career of Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber), aka “The Bayonne Bleeder,” the heavyweight contender best remembered for lasting almost 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali (Pooch Hall). Cast includes Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, and Jim Gaffigan.

The Circle (PG-13 for mature themes, drug use, a sexual situation, and brief profanity). Thriller about an ambitious executive (Emma Watson) at an unethical, social media company who finds herself increasingly pressured by its CEO (Tom Hanks) to violate subscribers’ privacy. With John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and the late Bill Paxton.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG for rude humor). The fourth movie in the series inspired by Jeff Kinney’s children’s book series features a new cast and finds the Heffley family embarking on an eventful road trip to visit grandma on her 90th birthday. Co-starring Jason Drucker, Charlie Wright, Alicia Silverstone, and Tom Everett Scott.

The Dinner (R for pervasive profanity and disturbing violence). Adaptation of the Herman Koch novel of the same name about a candidate for governor (Richard Gere) who conspires with his brother (Steve Coogan) and both of their wives (Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall) to cover up a vicious crime committed by their sons (Charlie Plummer, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, and Miles J. Harvey). With Chloe Sevigny, Anika Day, and Adepero Oduye.

Everything, Everything (PG-13 for mature themes and brief sensuality). An enchanting, bittersweet, romance about the love that blossoms between a sickly girl (Amandla Stenburg) who is growing up in an antiseptic bubble and the chivalrous Prince Charming (Nick Robinson) who moves in next-door. With Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, and Taylor Hickson.

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, and violence and destruction). Eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) settling down after their honeymoon when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces him into a criminal betrayal of those closest to him. Ensemble cast includes Helen Mirren, Tyrese, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Scott Eastwood.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and suggestive content). The sequel finds the Marvel Comics superheroes embarking on another intergalactic adventure to the outer reaches of the cosmos. Ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Sly Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

How to Be a Latin Lover (PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual references, crude gestures, and nudity). Comedy about a jilted gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) who moves in with his sister (Salma Hayek) after getting kicked out of the mansion by his elderly wife (Renee Taylor) of 25 years to make room for a younger man. Ensemble cast includes Rob Lowe, Linda Lavin, Raquel Welch, Mckenna Grace, Kristen Bell, Michael Cera, and Rob Corddry. In English and Spanish with subtitles.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13 for violence, action, suggestive content, and brief profanity). Charlie Hunnam plays the title character in this reimagining of the medieval tale where the the mythical monarch reclaims his crown after being robbed of his birthright by a power-hungry uncle (Jude Law). With Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Astrid Berges-Frisbey. and Aidan Gillen.

The Lovers (R for sexuality and profanity). Comedy about a couple (Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) on the brink of divorce who decide to take one last shot at reconciliation before officially calling it quits. With Jessica Sula, Aidan Gillen, Lesley Fera, and Melora Walters.

Lowriders (PG-13 for sensuality, profanity, violence, mature themes, and brief drug use). Drama, set in East Los Angeles, about a teenage street artist (Gabriel Chavarria) who is torn between his need for self-expression and his father (Demian Bichir) and ex-con brother’s (Theo Rossi) obsession with cruising around in a custom car that bounces. Featuring Eva Longoria, Melissa Benoist, and Cress Williams.

Norman (R for profanity). Richard Gere has the title role as a wheeler-dealer whose stature in New York’s Jewish community rises after he helps an ambitious politician (Lior Ashkenazi) become prime minister of Israel. With Steve Buscemi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Hank Azaria. In English and Hebrew with subtitles.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13 for violence and suggestive content). Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in a swashbuckling adventure in which the Black Pearl is pursued by a ghost ship with a zombie crew under the command of an old nemesis (Javier Bardem). With Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Kaya Scodelario.

A Quiet Passion (PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing images, and suggestive material). Cynthia Nixon plays poet Emily Dickinson in this biopic about the life and times of the posthumously-appreciated reclusive poet. With Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, and Keith Carradine.

Snatched (R for sexuality, brief nudity, pervasive profanity, and crude humor). Comedy about an uptight mother (Goldie Hawn) who joins her recently dumped daughter (Amy Schumer) for a getaway to a supposed paradise, only to have their exotic vacation turn into a nightmare. Cast includes Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, and Christopher Meloni.

Their Finest (R for profanity and sexuality). Dramatic comedy, set in London during World War II, about a young woman (Gemma Arterton) who is enlisted to write scripts for British propaganda films and who finds herself falling for the movies’ handsome producer (Sam Claflin). With Bill Nighy, Jake Lacy, and Eddie Marsan.

The Wedding Plan (PG for mature themes). Romantic comedy about a jilted Jewish bride-to-be (Noa Koler) who, instead of cancelling the wedding, enlists the assistance of matchmakers in a desperate attempt to find a husband in a month. With Dafi Alferon, Oded Leopold, Udi Persi, and Ronny Merhavi. In Hebrew with subtitles.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, mature themes, smoking, sexuality, and brief nudity). Jessica Chastain has the title character in this true tale, set in Poland during World War II, about how a fearless woman hid hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust on the grounds of the Warsaw Zoo. Cast includes Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, and Timothy Radford.