Saturday, July 21, 2018

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening July 27, 2018

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  
by Kam Williams



Mission: Impossible - Fallout (PG-13 for violence, intense action and brief profanity) Sixth installment of the espionage series finds CIA Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and company in a race against time to prevent a global catastrophe after failing to apprehend a maniacal madman (Sean Harris). With Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill and Michelle Monaghan. (In English and French with subtitles)

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG for action and rude humor) Adaptation of the animated TV series pits the team of superheroes against a power-hungry villain (Will Arnett) hatching a diabolical plan to control the minds of Batman (Jimmy Kimmel), Superman (Nicolas Cage), Wonder Woman (Halsey) and other members of the Justice League. Voice cast includes Kristen Bell, Tara Strong and Khary Payton.


14 Cameras (Unrated) Vacation from hell horror flick about a family of four that unwittingly rents a summer home from a creepy landlord (Neville Archambault) who secretly live streams their most intimate moments over the dark web. Co-starring Kodi Saint Angelo, Jacob Browne, Amber Midthunder, Tait Fletcher and Lora Martinez Cunningham.

The Captain (Unrated) World War II drama about a Nazi soldier (Max Hubacher) who deserts and proceeds to impersonate an officer when he finds an abandoned Captain's uniform. Cast includes Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau and Waldemar Kobus. (In German with subtitles)

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Unrated) Mark Chao reprises his role as the title character in the third installment of the action franchise, set during the Tang Dynasty, which finds the intrepid gumshoe defending himself against a formidable foe (Carina Lau) while simultaneously fighting a crime wave. With Kenny Lin, Shaofeng Feng and Sichun Ma. (In Mandarin with subtitles)

Hot Summer Nights (R for drug use, pervasive profanity, sexual references and graphic violence) Coming-of-age saga, set in 1991, about an awkward teen's (Timothee Chalamet) struggle to make friends while spending the summer on Cape Cod with his Aunt (Rebecca Koon). Cast includes William Fitchner, Thomas Jane and Maika Monroe.

Killer Bees (Unrated) Hoop dreams documentary chronicling Bridgehampton High's defense of its basketball title as well as the struggle of the tiny African-American community to survive in the Hamptons, an exclusive resort area increasingly dominated by the rich and famous.

Puzzle (R for profanity) Midlife-crisis drama revolving around a jaded housewife (Kelly Macdonald) who gets a new lease on life when she develops a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles. With Irrfan Khan, David Denman and Myrna Cabello.

Scarred Hearts (Unrated) Adaptation of Max Blecher's 1939 novel of the same name about a young man with tuberculosis (Lucian Teodor Rus) who falls in love with a fellow patient (Ivana Mladenovic) at the sanitarium. Cast includes Gabriel Spahiu, Dana Marineci and Serban Pavlu. (In Romanian and German with subtitles)

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Unrated) revealing biopic about Scotty Bowers, a bi-sexual Tinseltown pimp who claimed in his tell-all memoir, "Full Service," to have personally provided stud service over six decades to such stars as Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Rock Hudson, Vincent Price, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Kate Hepburn, James Dean, Mae West and Errol Flynn, to name a few.

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