Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening Christmas Day 2018

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  
by Kam Williams



Holmes & Watson (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality, drug references and crude humor) Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly co-star as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in this crime comedy which finds the legendary sleuths trying to stop arch-rival Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes) from assassinating Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris). With Rebecca Hall, Hugh Laurie, Steve Coogan and Kelly Macdonald.

Vice (R for profanity and violent images) Christian Bale portrays Dick Cheney in this seriocomic biopic recounting the ambitious politician's career from Beltway bureaucrat to most powerful vice president in U.S. history. Featuring Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell, and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld.


American Renegades (PG-13 for profanity, violence and brief sexuality) Suspense thriller about a team of Navy SEALs that goes rogue upon discovering a treasure trove of gold bullion worth billions at the bottom of a lake in Bosnia. Co-starring J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley and Joshua Henry.

Destroyer (R for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive profanity) Gritty tale of redemption revolving around a veteran LAPD detective's (Nicole Kidman) attempt to track down the participants in a tragic bank robbery that's been haunting her for over a decade. With Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan.

On the Basis of Sex (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive content) Courtroom drama revisiting a groundbreaking, sex discrimination case argued by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) early in her legal career. With Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux.

Stan & Ollie (PG for smoking and mild epithets) Bittersweet biopic about Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) recounting the legendary comedy team's 1953 reunion in Great Britain for a comeback concert tour. Supporting cast includes Danny Huston, Stephanie Hyam and Susy Kane.

They Shall Not Grow Old (R for graphic images) World War I documentary featuring unseen footage and commemorating the centennial of the conflict. Directed by Peter Jackson.

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