Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening February 22, 2019


Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  
by Kam Williams  


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG for action and mild rude humor) Final installment in the animated fantasy trilogy finds Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless embarking on an epic journey to protect their peaceful village from the darkest threat it has ever faced. Voice cast includes America Ferrara, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson.


The Changeover (Unrated) Adaptation of Margaret Mahy's young adult novel, set in Christchurch, New Zealand, about a 16 year-old girl (Erana James) drawn into a battle with the evil spirit draining the life out of her little brother (Benji Purchase). Supporting cast includes Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey and Lucy Lawless.

The Iron Orchard (R for profanity and some sexuality) Depression Era drama chronicling a young man's (Lane Garrison) effort to work his way up the ranks from laborer to wildcatter in the oilfields of West Texas. With Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols and Lew Temple.

Prosecuting Evil (Unrated) Reverential retrospective about Ben Ferencz, the sole surviving prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. Featuring commentary by Alan Dershowitz, Wesley Clark and Fatou Bensouda.

Run the Race (PG for teen partying and mature themes) Sports saga about two teenaged siblings' (Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer) struggle to survive in the wake of their mother's death and being abandoned by their father (Kristoffer Poloaha). With Mykelti Williamson, Frances Farmer, Mario Van Peebles, Tim Tebow and Eddie George.

Total Dhamaal (Unrated) Third installment in the zany action series revolving around a small time crook's (Ajay Devgn) attempt to recoup his losses after being double-crossed by his partner in crime (Manoj Pahwa). Cast includes Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Anil Kapoor. (In Hindi with subtitles)

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