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For movies opening June 19, 2015

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Kam’s Kapsules:  Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun                  
by Kam Williams


For movies opening June 19, 2015
Big Budget Films, Independent & Foreign Films, Kam's Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, Kam Williams

 

BIG BUDGET FILMS      

Dope (R for profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and violence, all involving teens) Coming-of-age saga, set in the ‘hood in L.A. Where a nerdy, high school senior (Shameik Moore) with a bright future jeopardizes his Ivy League dreams when he succumbs to the influence of some unsavory characters. Ensemble cast includes Zoe Kravitz, Rick Fox and Kimberly Elise.

Inside Out (PG for action and mature themes) Animated adventure revolving around an uprooted 11-year old’s (Kaitlyn Dias) attempt to adjust to a new life in San Francisco with the help of her anthropomorphic emotions after being forced to relocate from the Midwest to the Bay Area for the sake of her father’s (Kyle MacLachlan) employment. Voice cast includes Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Bobby Moynihan and Diane Lane.  

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (Unrated) Black Lives Matter documentary about the trial of a middle-aged white man for the murder at a Florida gas station of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager sitting in the back seat of a car playing loud music.

Balls Out (R for sexuality, profanity, drug use and crude humor) College debauchery comedy revolving around a fifth-year senior’s (Jake Lacy) effort to reunite his flag football team to take one last shot at the school’s intramural championship title. Cast includes Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett and Jay Pharoah.

Eden (R for nudity, sexuality, profanity and drug use) Music-driven drama, set in the Nineties, about a teen DJ’s (Felix de Givry) headlong plunge with friends into Paris’ hedonistic rave scene. With Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne and Zita Hanrot. (In French and English with subtitles)

The Face of an Angel (Unrated) Fact-based drama, set in Italy, chronicling a fictionalized account of the trial of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student accused of murdering her British roommate with the help of her boyfriend . Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Genevieve Gaunt, Daniel Bruhl, Peter Sullivan and Ava Acres. (In English and Italian with subtitles)

Gabriel (Unrated) Rory Culkin handles the title role in this psychological drama about a vulnerable teen who becomes desperate to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend (Emily Meade) in the wake of his father’s suicide. Featuring David Call, Deidre O’Connell and Lynn Cohen.

Infinitely Polar Bear (R for profanity) Dysfunctional family dramedy about a bipolar manic-depressive’s (Mark Ruffalo) attempt to win back his wife’s (Zoe Saldana) trust after a nervous breakdown by raising their two daughters (Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderhelde) as a stay-at-home dad while she goes back to school. With Keir Dullea, Beth Dixon and Muriel Gold.

Manglehorn (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and graphic images) Al Pacino plays the title character in this romantic dramedy as a heartbroken recluse who decides to give romance another chance when he’s befriended by a kindly bank teller (Holly Hunter). With Chris Messina, Harmony Korine and Natalie Wilemon.

The Overnight (R for profanity, drug use, sexuality and graphic nudity) Kinky comedy about a couple new to L.A. (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) who are invited home for a kinky play date by a mysterious couple (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche) they meet at a park. Supporting cast includes Max Moritt, RJ Hermes, Sarah DeVincentis and Kyle Field.

Rubble Kings (Unrated) New York City documentary chronicling the seven-year reign of the Warriors, the gang that started terrorizing the Big Apple back in 1968.

The Tribe (Unrated) Coming-of-age drama, set in the Ukraine, about a shy freshman (Grigoriy Fesenko) trying to fit in at a boarding school for the deaf. With Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy and Alexander Dsiadevich. (In Russian sign language with subtitles)

The Wanted 18 (Unrated) Animated documentary, set in the Eighties, about a Palestinian village which bought 18 cows and began boycotting Israeli milk, only to have its herd declared a threat to national security. Voice cast includes Holly O’Brien, Rosann Nerenberg and Alison Darcy. (In Arabic, English, Hebrew and French with subtitles)

Source:  Baret News Wire

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