Tuesday, December 30, 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 January 9, 2009


Bride Wars (PG for crude humor, suggestive content and mild epithets) Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway co-star in this romantic comedy about a couple of lifelong best friends who become bitter rivals after a clerical error leaves both of their weddings scheduled for the same day. Cast includes Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg and Chris Platt.

Not Easily Broken (PG-13 for mature themes and sexual references) Bill Duke directs this adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ novel about an emotionally-estranged couple (Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson) whose marriage ends up in crisis when she is seriously injured in a car accident and he finds himself falling for her physical therapist (Maeve Quinlan). Supporting cast includes Kevin Hart, Jenifer Lewis and Niecy Nash.

The Unborn (PG-13 for profanity, disturbing images, sexual references, mature themes, terror and intense violence) Horror flick about an orphaned young woman (Odette Yustman) haunted by a ghost who enlists the assistance of a rabbi (Gary Oldman) to uncover the source of a family curse that can be traced back to Nazi Germany. With Jane Alexander, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Idris Elba and Carla Gugino.


Che (Unrated) Steven Soderbergh directs this four-hour bio-pic chronicling the political exploits of Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), the daring Argentine Marxist who led the Cuban revolution with Castro (Demian Bichir) before inciting guerilla warfare around the rest of Latin America until his assassination by the CIA in 1967. (In Spanish and English with subtitles)

Just Another Love Story (Unrated) Mistaken-identity drama about a married, crime scene photographer (Anders W. Berthelsen) who takes advantage of a car accident victim (Rebecka Hemse) who emerges from a coma with amnesia believing that he’s her boyfriend (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). (In Danish with subtitles)

Silent Light (Unrated) Mexican morality play about a devout Mennonite family man (Cornelio Wall Fehr) tormented by the crisis in faith which arises after he starts cheating on his wife (Miriam Toews) with a neighbor (Maria Pankratz) who’s also a member of their tight-knit religious community. (In German, Spanish, French and English with subtitles)

Yonkers Joe (R for profanity and sexual references) Chazz Palmintieri handles the title role in this crime caper about a con man whose plans to execute the perfect scam are interrupted when he has to take custody of his son (Tom Guiry) with Down Syndrome. With Christine Lahti, Michael Lerner and Linus Roache

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