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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
By Kam Williams
Published March 15, 2019

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For movies opening March 15, 2019:

WIDE RELEASES

Captive State (PG-13 for action, violence, sexuality, brief profanity and drug use) Sci-fi thriller unfolding in a Chicago neighborhood about a decade after it was occupied by an extraterrestrial force. Co-starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, KiKi Layne, Alan Ruck and Machine Gun Kelly.

 

Five Feet Apart (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes and suggestive material) Romance drama about a couple of teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis (Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse) who fall in love while been treated in a hospital. With Moises Arias, Parminder Nagra and Claire Forlani.

 

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG for peril, mild epithets, mature themes and suggestive material) Sophia Lillis stars in the title role in this adaptation of the second novel in Carolyn Keene’s classic mystery series which finds the teen sleuth teaming with her BFFs (Zoe Renee and Mackenzie Graham) to solve a case of paranormal activity in a haunted house. Supporting cast includes Linda Lavin, Laura Wiggins, Andrea Anders and Sam Trammell.

 

Wonder Park (PG for action and mature themes) Animated fantasy about a motherless 10 year-old (Brianna Denski) who discovers that the magical amusement park she’s been imagining really exists in the forest outside of her math camp. Voice cast includes Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver and Dr. Ken Jeong.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

The Aftermath (R for sexuality, nudity, violence and some disturbing images) Adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s best seller of the same name, set in the ruins of Hamburg in 1946, chronicling the tensions which arise when a German widower (Alexander Skarsgard) with a troubled daughter (Flora Thiemann) is forced to surrender his mansion to the British colonel (Jason Clarke) in charge of rebuilding the city. With Keira Knightley, Fionn O’Shea and Kate Phillips. (In English and Russian with subtitles)

 

Faith, Hope & Love (PG for mature themes) Faith-based romantic comedy about a recent divorcee’ (Peta Murgatroyd) and a grieving widower (Robert Krantz) who both get a second chance at love after they meet and enter a dance contest as partners. Supporting cast includes Michael “Kramer” Richards, Corbin Bernsen, Ed Asner and M. Emmet Walsh.

 

Finding Steve McQueen (R for sexual references and pervasive profanity) Crime thriller, set in 1972, about a motley gang of thieves’ attempt to steal $30 million from Richard Nixon’s slush fund of illegal campaign contributions. Co-starring Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner and Rhys Coiro.

 

The Hummingbird Project (R for pervasive profanity) Finance drama about a couple of cousins (Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard) who hatch a plan to make millions high-frequency trading by constructing their own fiber optic cable running from Kansas City to New Jersey. Featuring Salma Hayek, Michael Mando and Ayisha Issa.

 

The Mustang (R for profanity, violence and drug use) Rehabilitation drama about a convicted felon (Matthias Schoenaerts) who is given a shot at redemption when he is placed in a horse training program run by a no-nonsense vet (Bruce Dern). With Jason Mitchell, Connie Britton and Josh Stewart.

 

Yardie (Unrated) Idris Elba makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Victor Headley’s crime caper of the same name, set in the Seventies, about a young Jamaican (Aml Ameen) hired by a local drug kingpin (Sheldon Shepherd) to smuggle a shipment of cocaine to a British gangster (Stephen Graham) located in London. With Shantol Jackson, Fraser James and Akin Gazi.

 

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