Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening January 18, 2019

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  
by Kam Williams


Glass (PG-13 for profanity, violence, bloody images and mature themes) Samuel L. Jackson plays the brilliant but brittle title character in this sequel to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, a sci-fi thriller revolving around a superhuman security guard's (Bruce Willis) pursuit of a disturbed maniac (James McAvoy) with two dozen personalities. With Sarah Paulson, Luke Kirby and Anya Taylor-Joy.

If Beale Street Could Talk (R for profanity and sexuality) Adaptation of James Baldwin's classic novel, set in Harlem, revolving around a pregnant teenager's (Kiki Layne) efforts to free her fiance' (Stephan James) falsely accused of rape. With Regina King, Teyonah Parris and Colman Domingo.


Adult Life Skills (Unrated) Midlife crisis drama about a reclusive slacker (Jodie Whitaker), living in her mother's (Lorraine Ashbourne) backyard shed for years, who finds herself forced to finally grow up as her 30th birthday approaches. With Ozzy Myers, Edward Hogg and Brett Goldstein.

Genesis 2.0 (Unrated) Global warming documentary chronicling scientists' search around the Arctic's thawing permafrost for a woolly mammoth carcass with hopes of using its DNA to bring the extinct animal back to life.

The Heiresses (Unrated) Diminished dreams drama, set in Paraguay, chronicling a couple of formerly wealthy BFFs' (Ana Brun and Margarita Irun) adjustment to running out of money. With Ana Ivanova, Maria Martins and Nilda Gonzalez. (In Spanish and Guarani with subtitles)

I Hate Kids (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive material) Baby-daddy comedy about a groom-to-be (Tom Everett Scott) who learns during his wedding rehearsal dinner that he has a son (Julian Feder) from a fling with one of a dozen women he slept with over 13 years ago. Supporting cast includes Tituss Burgess, Rachel Boston and Rhea Seehorn.

The Last Man (R for violence, sexuality, nudity and pervasive profanity) Psychological thriller about a paranoid combat veteran (Hayden Christensen) suffering from PTSD who starts building an underground bomb shelter on the advice of a doomsday street prophet (Harvey Keitel) warning of an approaching apocalypse. Featuring Liz Solari, Marco Leonardi and Justin Kelly.

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.

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (Unrated) Crime thriller about an ex-cop (James Badge Dale) who comes out of retirement to track down the militiaman behind a mass shooting at a police funeral. With Happy Anderson, Brian Geraghty and Chris Mulkey.

Who Will Write Our History? (Unrated) Holocaust documentary recounting the effort of a clandestine group of Polish Jews to counter Nazi propaganda by chronicling atrocities occurring in the Warsaw Ghetto. Voice cast includes Joan Allen and Adrien Brody. (In English, Yiddish and Polish with subtitles)

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