Thursday, April 2, 2009

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 April 10, 2009


Dragonball Evolution (PG for intense action and brief adult language) Sci-fi martial arts adventure, based on the Akira Toriyama novel about a young warrior (Justin Chatwin) who, with a handful of friends, sets out on a quest to save the planet from an evil king (James Marsters) bent on world domination. Cast includes Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Texas Battle and Ernie Hudson. (In English and Japanese with subtitles)

Hannah Montana: The Movie (G) Musical adventure about a teenage pop star (Miley Cyrus) overwhelmed by sudden fame who follows her father’s (Billy Ray Cyrus) advice by retreating to her tiny, Tennessee hometown in order to get a fresh perspective about what really matters most in life. With Vanessa Williams, Barry Bostwick and Emily Osment.

Observe and Report (R for graphic nudity, pervasive profanity, sexuality, violence and drug use) Raunchy comedy about a bi-polar security guard (Seth Rogen) determined to win the heart of a cute cashier (Anna Faris) and to catch the flasher (Randy Gambill) ruining the ambiance of the mall where he works. With Ray Liotta, Michael Pena and John and Matt Yuen.


Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Unrated) Rockumentary recounts the rise of Anvil, the legendary, Canadian heavy metal band founded by teenagers Robb Reiner and Steve “Lips” Kudlow in 1974 and still cranking out power chords after 35 years together.

Forbidden Lie$ (Unrated) Investigative documentary examines the curious case of literary fraud perpetrated on the public by Norma Khouri, the slippery character eventually exposed as having totally fabricated her best-selling book “Forbidden Love” which she claimed was based on the honor killing of her Muslim best friend for dating a Christian.

Lymelife (R for profanity, sexuality, violence and drug use) Coming-of-age drama set during an outbreak of Lyme disease in the late Seventies in a Connecticut town where an innocent 15 year-old’s (Rory Culkin) life is turned upside-down when he falls in love with the girl next-door (Emma Roberts) at the same time his parents (Alec Baldwin and Jill Hennessy) separate and his soldier brother (Kieran Culkin) receives orders to ship out overseas. With Cynthia Nixon and Timothy Hutton.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (R for nudity, profanity and graphic sexuality) Crime comedy, set in Pittsburgh in the Eighties, about a recent college grad (Jon Foster) whose plans to begin working on Wall Street are interrupted by a chance encounter with his freshman roommate-turned-drug dealer (Omid Abtahi) leads to a lustful but dangerous liaison with a femme fatale (Sienna Miller) already linked to a felon (Peter Sarsgaard) with evil intentions.

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