Thursday, January 31, 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 8, 2008


Fool’s Gold (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey co-star in this action comedy about a just-divorced couple who rekindle their romance after reuniting to search for a sunken treasure buried aboard a Spanish sailing ship lost at sea in 1715. Supporting cast includes Donald Sutherland, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Brian Hooks.

In Bruges (R for pervasive profanity, graphic violence and drug use) Mob comedy about a couple of hit men (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) sent by their boss (Ralph Fiennes) to unwind in Belgium for a couple of weeks after an assignment in London goes horribly wrong.

Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show (R for sexual humor and pervasive profanity) Concert flick chronicles emcee Vince Vaughn presenting four of his favorite comedians, Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst and Sebastian Maniscalco, as they crisscross the country, performing in 30 cities in 30 days.

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (PG-13 for profanity, crude humor, sexual content and drug references) Martin Lawrence plays the title role in this ensemble comedy about a popular, Hollywood talk-show host who finds himself cut down to size during a family reunion after he travels back to his Georgia roots for his parents’ 50th anniversary. Cast includes Michael Clarke Duncan, Mo’Nique, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, Nicole Ari Parker and Joy Bryant.


Bab’Aziz (Unrated) Intergenerational drama about a blind mustic (Parviz Shahinkhou) who ventures into the desert with his free-spirited granddaughter (Maryam Hamid) in search of a sacred convocation of whirling dervishes said to reoccur once every 30 years. (In Arabic with subtitles)

The Band’s Visit (PG-13 for brief profanity) Cross-cultural comedy about the hijinks which ensue when an Egyptian police orchestra gets lost on its way to a concert in Israel and ends up stranded in a tiny town where everybody learns a touching lesson in tolerance. (In Arabic, Hebrew and English with subtitles)

The Hottie and the Nottie (PG-13 for sexuality and crude humor) Romantic comedy about a single guy (Joel David Moore) whose only hope of dating the gorgeous girl (Paris Hilton) of his dreams rests with somehow separating her from her ever-present, ugly duckling best friend (Christine Lakin).

How to Rob a Bank (Unrated) Crime comedy about a bank employee (Erika Christensen) and a customer (Nick Stahl) who find themselves locked in a vault and having to handle the hostage negotiations between the cops and a gang of robbers. Cast includes Terry Crews, David Carradine and Leo Fitzpatrick.

London to Brighton (Unrated) Taut crime thriller, set in London, revolving around a couple of young prostitutes (Georgia Groome and Lorraine Stanley) on the run from their pimp (John Harris) and a ruthless mobster (Alexander Morton) with a thing for underage girls.

A Walk to Beautiful (Unrated) Post-partum documentary traces the road to recovery of a quintet of Ethiopian women each of whom experienced ostracism and a loss of dignity after suffering a devastating injury during childbirth. (In Amharic and English)

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