Friday, June 5, 2015

Kam's Movie Kapsules for 6-12-15

Kam's Kapsules:           
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun                 
by Kam Williams
For movies opening June 12, 2015
Jurassic World (PG-13 for peril and intense violence) Fourth installment in the sci-fi franchise, set on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, revolving around test tube dinosaurs run amok during the grand opening of a dino-themed amusement park. Ensemble includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, BD Wong and Omar Sy.


The 11th Hour (Unrated) Psychological drama about a successful businesswoman (Kim Basinger) who resorts to desperate measures to become a mother after being informed by her doctor that she's barren. Supporting cast includes Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper and Peter Stormare.

Madame Bovary (R for nudity and sexuality) Mia Wasikowska stars in the title role in the sixth big-screen adaptation of the Gustave Flaubert classic about the ambitious wife of a country doctor (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) who starts sleeping around in order to enhance her social status. Featuring Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans and Paul Giamatti.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, drug use and mature themes) Coming-of-age drama based on the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name about a couple of amateur filmmakers (Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler) who decide to make a movie for a high school classmate diagnosed with leukemia (Olivia Cooke). With Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Bobb'e J. Thompson and Chelsea Zhang.

Redeemer (Unrated) Gritty tale of redemption, set in Chile, revolving around a guilt-ridden hit man (Marko Zaror) who morphs into a crime-fighting vigilante to make amends for his sins. Featuring Noah Segan, Loreto Aravena and Otilio Castro. (In Spanish with subtitles)

Set Fire to the Stars (Unrated) Historical drama, set in the Fifties, about an aspiring poet (Elijah Wood) whose world is turned upside-down during a wild weekend retreat spent in the company of his hero, Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones). With Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh and Shirley Henderson.

Soaked in Bleach (Unrated) Conspiracy theory drama revisiting the events surrounding the supposed suicide of Kurt Cobain (Tyler Bryan) from the point-of-view of the private eye (Daniel Roebuck) hired by his widow (Sarah Scott) to investigate his untimely death. Featuring August Emerson, Alyssa Suede and Kurt Loder.

Vendetta (R for profanity and graphic violence) Crime thriller about a hard-nosed detective (Dean Cain) who deliberately gets arrested in order to be able to avenge the murder of his wife. With Michael Eklund, Kyra Zagorsky and Paul Wight.

The Wolfpack (R for profanity) Dysfunctional family documentary about seven home-schooled siblings, aged 11 to 18, screwed up by parents who raised them on welfare in a modest apartment in lower Manhattan where they were denied any contact with the outside world.

The Yes Men Are Revolting (Unrated) Subversive documentary featuring another round of hijinks by merry pranksters Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum as they infiltrate corporations in order to shed light on greed and environmental abuse.