Friday, June 1, 2018

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening June 8, 2018



Hereditary (R for violence, profanity, disturbing images, drug use and brief frontal nudity) Haunted house horror flick revolving around a family that finds itself facing sinister forces following the death of its reclusive matriarch. Ensemble cast includes Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Ann Dowd.

Hotel Artemis (R for violence, sexual references, pervasive profanity and brief drug usage) Futuristic sci-fi set in a riot-torn Los Angeles and revolving around a nurse (Jodie Foster) who runs a secret emergency room for criminals. With Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella and Dave Bautista.

Ocean's 8 (PG-13 profanity, drug use and suggestive content) Distaff spinoff of the famed, crime caper franchise finds Danny Ocean's estranged sister (Sandra Bullock) masterminding a $150 million-dollar jewel heist in New York City by an all-female gang. A-list cast includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Olivia Munn, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Helena Bonham Carter, Katie Holmes, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian.


Hearts Beat Loud (PG-13 for drug references and brief profanity) Musical drama, set in Brooklyn, about a widower (Nick Offerman) who starts a rock band with his teenage daughter (Kiersey Clemons) the summer before she's supposed to start college in California. With Ted Danson, Toni Collette and Blythe Danner.

Maineland (Unrated) American Dream documentary about the enormous number of kids from China enrolling in private boarding schools all across America. (In Mandarin and English with subtitles)

Nancy (Unrated) Suspense thriller about a pathological liar who tricks a couple (Steve Buscemi and J. Smith Cameron) into believing she's their long-lost daughter kidnapped three decades earlier, only to become convinced of her own charade. With John Leguizamo, Ann Dowd and Marinda Anderson.

On the Seventh Day (Unrated) American Dream saga, set in Brooklyn, revolving around a group of undocumented Mexican immigrants who work long hours six days a week and play soccer on Sunday. Ensemble cast includes Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez and Abel Perez. (In Spanish with subtitles)

The Quest of Alain Ducasse (Unrated) Culinary biopic chronicling the career of Alain Ducasse, the renowned French chef, teacher, consultant and proprietor of 23 of the world's best restaurants located all around the globe. (In French, English, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese with subtitles)

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (PG-13 for profanity and mature themes) Reverential retrospective revisiting the life, philosophy and legacy of Fred Rogers (1928-2003), the nurturing host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the syndicated, TV series for preschoolers which ran on PBS for over three decades. Featuring appearances by his wife Joanne, Yo-Yo Ma and Joe Negri.

The Workers Cup (Unrated) Eye-opening documentary about the plight of the low-paid migrant workers from Africa and Asia building the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup Tournament in Qatar.

Zoo (PG-13 for action, profanity and mature themes) Fact-based World War II tale recounting the efforts of a 12 year-old boy (Art Parkinson) and his friends to save a baby elephant from bombing of Belfast by the Luftwaffe. With Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton and Art Parkinson.

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