Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening June 15, 2018

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams



Incredibles 2 (PG for action and brief mild epithets) Animated superhero sequel finds the Parr family and sidekick Lucius Best (Samuel L. Jackson) joining forces to defeat a diabolical villain (Bill Wise) hatching a plot to hypnotize humanity. Voice cast includes Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener and Isabella Rossellini.

Race 3 (Unrated) Third installment in the Bollywood action franchise finds Shamsher (Anil Kapoor) entrusting his boss (Salman Khan) with the execution of a high-stakes heist which goes awry. Cast includes Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol and Daisy Shah. (In Hindi with subtitles)

Superfly (R for pervasive profanity, graphic sexuality, violence, ethnic slurs, nudity and drug use) Trevor Jackson plays the iconic title character in this highly stylized remake of the blaxploitation classic revolving around a gruesome, ghetto gang war. With Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jennifer Morrison.

Tag (R for pervasive profanity, crude humor, sexuality, drug use and brief nudity) Buddy comedy based on the real-life competition among a quintet of lifelong friends (Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson and Jeremy Renner) who have been playing an elaborate version of the children's game "Tag" for the past 30 years. Supporting cast includes Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb and Brian Dennehy.


Eating Animals (Unrated) Agri-business expose', inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's best seller of the same name, examining America's evolution over the past 40 years from a traditional farming nation to one dependent on massive, industrial food complexes. Narrated by Natalie Portman.

Gabriel and the Mountain (Unrated) Bittersweet biopic about Gabriel Buchmann (Joao Pedro Zappa), the college-bound, Brazilian backpacker who perished in Malawi in a mountain climbing accident while spending his gap year crisscrossing Africa with his girlfriend (Caroline Abras). With Alex Alembe, Rashidi Athuman and John Goodluck. (In Portuguese, English and French with subtitles)

Gotti (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) John Travolta portrays John Gotti, Sr. in this revealing biopic chronicling the life and times of the flamboyant, New York City mob boss known as the Dapper Don. Co-starring Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach and Ella Bleu Travolta.

Loving Pablo (R for sexuality, profanity, drug use and graphic violence) Javier Bardem plays Pablo Escobar in this biopic chronicling the infamous, Colombian drug kingpin's rise and fall in the Eighties, as well as his volatile extramarital affair with an investigative journalist (Penelope Cruz). With Peter Sarsgaard, David Valencia and Julieth Restrepo.
Maktub (Unrated) Middle East dramedy, set in Jerusalem, about the sole survivors of a terrorist attack (Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon) who rededicate their lives to answering the prayers left by pilgrims in the Wailing Wall. Featuring Gal Amitai, Chen Amsalem and Ami Anijar. (In Hebrew with subtitles)

Set It Up (Unrated) Romantic comedy, set in NYC, revolving around a couple of overworked and underpaid administrative assistants' (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) who play matchmaker by orchestrating a date for their lovesick bosses (Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu). Cast includes Wai Ching Ho, Meredith Hagner and Pete Davidson.

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