Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Kam's Kapsules:
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening February 1, 2008


The Eye (PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing content) Jessica Alba stars in this remake of the 2002 horror flick from Hong Kong about a blind violinist haunted by frightening visions after her sight is restored by a double corneal transplant operation. With Parker Posey, Francois Chau and Chloe Moretz.

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus (G) 3-D concert flick features performances by the phenomenally-popular, 14 year-old, Disney singing sensation, shot in Utah during last year’s, 54-city, Best of Both Worlds Tour.

Over Her Dead Body (PG-13 for sexuality and profanity) Supernatural romantic comedy about a bride (Eva Longoria) who dies on her wedding day only to come back as a ghost to sabotage the budding relationship between her devastated fiancé (Paul Rudd) and the psychic (Lake Bell) he consults at the suggestion of his sister (Lindsay Sloane). Supporting cast includes Stephen Root, Sam Pancake and Jason Biggs.

Strange Wilderness (R for crude humor, sexuality, drug use and non-stop profanity) Steve Zahn and Allen Covert co-star in this over-the-top comedy as the co-hosts of an animal wildlife TV-series who try to prop up the show‘s sagging ratings by mounting an ill-advised expedition to Ecuador in search of the legendary Bigfoot.


Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness (Unrated) Musical mockumentary, shot in black and white, follows a young man (Magnus Aronson) on a moped around the rugged Scottish Highlands as he tries to sell his idea of bringing a mobile disco to the region as a means of eradicating loneliness.

Caramel (PG for mature themes involving sexuality, profanity and smoking) Female empowerment flick explores a variety of concerns of a quintet of Lebanese women employed at a Beirut beauty salon, including religion, infidelity, virginity and sexual orientation. (In Arabic and French with subtitles)

Live and Become (Unrated) Historical drama, set in the Middle East in 1985, examines the adjustment to his new homeland made by a black Christian boy (Moshe Agazai) brought to Israel as part of Operation Moses, an airlift of about 8,000 Ethiopian Jews fleeing religious persecution. (In Amharic, Hebrew and French with subtitles)

Praying with Lior (Unrated) Documentary presents an uplifting portrait of the son of a rabbi about to be bar mitzvahed who was born with Down Syndrome yet has come to be considered a spiritual genius in his tight-knit community.

The Silence before Bach (Unrated) Experimental musical collage, shot across Europe, comprised of a cornucopia of visual images designed to underscore the cultural significance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. (In German, Spanish and Italian with subtitles)

The Witnesses (Unrated) HIV+ drama, set at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, examines the initial outbreak of a mysterious new disease among a motley crew of group of friends in Paris in the early Eighties. (In French with subtitles)

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