Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kam's Movie Kapsules for 1-27-12

Kam's Kapsules:
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening January 27, 2012


The Grey (R for violence, disturbing images and pervasive profanity) Arctic tale of survival chronicling a team of oil drillers’ harrowing ordeal after crash-landing in the Alaskan wilderness. Starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo.

Man on a Ledge (PG-13 for violence and brief profanity) Romance thriller about a police psychologist’s (Elizabeth Banks) attempt to talk a disgraced ex-cop (Sam Worthington) out of jumping off the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper. Ensemble includes Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell and Edward Burns. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)

One for the Money (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexual references, drug use and partial nudity) Katherine Heigl stars in this crime comedy as a broke divorcee who gets hired as a bounty hunter by her cousin (Patrick Fischler) only to discover that her first assignment is to track down a fugitive murder suspect (Jason O’Mara) she dated back in high school. With Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds and John Leguizamo.


Albert Nobbs (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Glenn Close plays the title character in this genderbending drama about a lesbian who passed as a man for over 30 years in order to survive in 19th Century Ireland. With Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson and Mia Wasikowska.

Declaration of War (Unrated) Bittersweet drama about a happy, young couple named Romeo (Jeremie Elkaim) and Juliette (Valerie Donzelli) whose sweet love story turns nightmarish when their baby (Cesar Desseix) is diagnosed with brain cancer. With Brigitte Sy, Elina Lowensohn and Michele Moretti. (In French with subtitles)

Five Time Champion (Unrated) Coming-of-age drama about a nerdy 14 year-old (Ryan Akin) who has to deal with the infidelity of members of his dysfunctional family while he’s competing for the affections of a cute classmate (Noell Coet). Cast includes Justin Arnold, Jill Blackwood and Betty Buckley.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (Unrated) Cinematic portrait retracing the rise of Norman Foster, an altruistic architect who dedicated his career to improving quality of life through design science.

We Need to Talk about Kevin (R for violence, disturbing behavior, sexuality and profanity) Ezra Miller plays the troubled title character in the screen adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s sobering best seller about a Columbine-style, high school massacre. With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Siobhan Fallon.

The Wicker Tree (R for sexuality, nudity and violence) Horror flick about a couple of Christian missionaries (Henry Garrett and Brittania Nicol) who venture from Texas to a tiny town in Scotland where they find themselves welcomed with open arms by locals under the spell of an affable aristocrat (Graham McTavish) with a hidden agenda.

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