Thursday, June 28, 2018

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening July 6, 2018

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun 
by Kam Williams



Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13 for action and violence) 20th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise finds superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) joining forces with the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) to embark on an urgent mission to unearth some big secrets from their past. With Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne, T.I. "Tip" Harris and Bobby Cannavale.

The First Purge (R for pervasive profanity, disturbing violence, sexuality and drug use) Prequel to the dystopian horror trilogy finds America's test of a pilot program allowing a night of lawlessness in one community going awry when violence spreads like wildfire across the entire nation. Ensemble cast includes Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, Lexi Scott Davis, Luna Lauren Velez and Y'lan Noel.

Sorry to Bother You (R for sexuality, graphic nudity, pervasive profanity and drug use) Sci-fi comedy, set in Oakland, about a telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) who enjoys material success after discovering the key to powercalling, much to the chagrin of his performance artist/political artist girlfriend (Tessa Thompson). With Armie Hammer, Forest Whitaker, Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun and Omari Hardwick.


Bleeding Steel (R for violence and some profanity) Jackie Chan stars in this sci-fi thriller as a police inspector on the trail of the mad scientist (Callan Mulvey) behind the mysterious disappearance of his daughter (Na-Na OuYang) over a decade ago. (In English and Mandarin with subtitles)

The Citizen (Unrated) Immigration saga, set in Budapest, about an African refugee (Cake-Baly Marcelo) who develops feelings for the married teacher (Agnes Mahr) helping him prepare to take his citizenship exam. With Tunde Szalontay, Tibor Gaspar and Peter Barbinek. (In Hungarian with subtitles)

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Unrated) Male bonding opportunity comedy about a famous outdoorsman's (Josh Brolin) attempt to reconnect with his estranged, 11 year-old son (Montana Jordan) while on an epic weekend adventure during which they're accompanied by his trusted cameraman (Danny McBride). With Carrie Coon, Scoot McNairy and Rory Scovel.

Moss (Unrated) Mitchell Slaggert plays the title character in this coming-of-age tale, set on a secluded island in North Carolina, revolving around a grieving teen who overcomes the loss of his mother (Hannah Johnston) with the help of a mysterious hiker (Christine Marzano) he meets along the banks of the river behind his house. Support cast includes Dorian Cobb, Billy Ray Suggs and Erby Dalmus Burton.

No Postage Necessary (PG-13 for suggestive material) Tale of redemption about a recently-paroled computer hacker (George Blagden) who finally decides to go straight after falling in love with the widow (Charleene Closshey) of a Marine killed in Afghanistan. With Robbie Kay, Michael Beach and Michelle Moreno.

Under the Tree (Unrated) Hatfields vs. McCoys dramedy about an escalating feud between neighboring families over which one owns a beautiful tree located along the property line. Co-starring Edda Bjorgvinsdottir, Selma Bjornsdottir and Dora Johannsdottir. (In Icelandic with subtitles)

Whitney (R for profanity and drug content) Revealing biopic painting a warts-and-all portrait of Whitney Houston (1963-2012) probing deeper than the sensational tabloid stories. Featuring rare, archival footage of her husband Bobby Brown, their late daughter, Bobbi Christina, and her mother, Cissy Houston.

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