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For movies opening September 11, 2015

OPENING THIS WEEK

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

by Kam Williams

For movies opening September 11, 2015

Kam's Kapsules, Movie Openings, September 11, 2015, Big Budget Films, Independent & Foreign Films, Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS

90 Minutes in Heaven (PG-13 for an intense car accident and graphic images) Adaptation of Baptist minister Don Piper’s best-selling memoir recounting his real-life ordeal in which he died and went to heaven briefly before being revived by the prayers of a Good Samaritan (Michael Harding) at the scene of a car accident. Co-starring Kate Bosworth, Dwight Yoakam and Elizabeth Hunter.

The Perfect Guy (PG-13 for violence, menacing, sexuality and brief profanity) Psychological thriller about a lobbyist (Sanaa Lathan) torn between her ex (Morris Chestnut) and a charming new suitor (Michael Ealy) in the wake of a terrifying revelation. With Charles S. Dutton, Tess Harper and Rutina Wesley.

The Visit (PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing material, terror, violence, nudity and brief profanity) M. Night Shyamalan directed this horror comedy, set in Pennsylvania, about a young brother (Ed Oxenbould) and sister (Olivia DeJonge) forced to survive by their wits after discovering something sinister while spending a week on their grandparents’ (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) farm. Support cast includes Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Patch Darragh.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Breathe (Unrated) Homoerotic romp, set in Herault, France, about a straitlaced 17 year-old (Josephine Japy) who finds herself attracted to a free-spirited, newcomer (Lou de Laage) with a dark secret. Support cast includes Isabelle Carre, Claire Keim and Roxane Duran. (In French with subtitles)

A Brilliant Young Mind (Unrated) Coming-of-age dramedy about a nerdy math prodigy (Asa Butterfield) who develops enough confidence with the help of a mentor (Rafe Spall) to compete in the International Mathematics Olympiad. With Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Jo Yang.

Coming Home (PG-13 for mature themes) Romance drama, set in China during the Cultural Revolution, about the frustrations of a former political prisoner (Daoming Chen) who returns home to his wife (Li Gong) from prison only to discover that she’s suffering from amnesia and can no longer recognize him. With Tao Guo, Ni Yan and Chun Li. (In Mandarin with subtitles)

Meet the Patels (PG for mature themes, suggestive images and smoking) Dysfunctional family documentary chronicling the pilgrimage from the U.S. to the subcontinent undertaken by 29 year-old bachelor Ravi Patel to find a Ms. Right from the same Indian caste with the help of his traditional parents. (In English and Gurjarati with subtitles)

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain (Unrated) Prestige biopic offering an intimate peek into the life and 50-year career of one of the world’s most highly-regarded choreographers.

Sleeping with Other People (R for profanity, drug use, sexual references and graphic sexuality) Romantic comedy about the love which blossoms between a womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) despite an agreement to have a platonic relationship. With Amanda Peet, Jordan Carlos and Adam Brody.

Time Out of Mind (Unrated) Unlikely-buddies drama, set in a Manhattan, about a mental patient (Richard Gere) inspired to reconcile with his long-estranged daughter (Jena Malone) by a homeless jazz musician (Ben Vereen) he befriends at Bellevue hospital. Featuring Kyra Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi and Colman Domingo.

Welcome to Leith (Unrated) Neo-Nazi documentary chronicling a notorious white supremacist’s attempt in 2012 to take over the government of a tiny town in North Dakota.

Wolf Totem (PG-13 for disturbing images, animal cruelty and brief sensuality) Culture clash drama, set in the Mongolian  desert in the late Sixties, about a student (Shaofeng Feng) sent  to modernize the shepherds who instead ends up appreciating their nomadic way of life. With Shawn Dou, Yin Zhusheng and Ba Sen Zha Bu. (In Mandarin and Mongolian with subtitles)

Entertainment

Love Gurus Date Despite Philosophical Differences in Delightful Romantic Romp

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Books

Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This

  Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This Book Review by Amy Lignor What began in an unforgettable Volume 1—living Jerry Hall’s story and dealing with the heart-wrenching issues of the Viet Nam* War—continues here. The action of battle, fraught with the unending horrors that the “unwanted veterans” dealt with, grows even more painful. And as war comes closer to an end, what should have been peaceful thoughts of returning home alive … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of. I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for us. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Castles in America

  Castles in America by Amy Lignor   Robin Leach and his “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” taught us all long ago that we absolutely love to sit and view ridiculous luxury (usually owned by people who inherited all of it and didn’t work a day in their lives). See that? We had to complain about something as we were beguiled by the amount of money people would send to own or create the “best of the best.” Even though some things were referred to as the “gaudiest of … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

Inside WildAid

  Inside WildAid by Amy Lignor   Donations can be made. Time can be volunteered. There are a great number of charities, organizations and hard workers out there who strive with everything they have to save the animals of the world. The National Wildlife Administration, the World Wildlife Federation – these are just two leaders that help keep our beloved species’ on the map. There is also an organization whose sole mission is to end illegal wildlife trade NOW, … [Read More it Good for You...]

Outdoors

Skeeter Boats Comes Up with Cure for Cabin Fever

  Skeeter Boats Comes Up with Cure for Cabin Fever By Craig Lamb   If you are overdosing on TV fishing shows, mindlessly flipping through tackle catalogs, or feeling down and don’t know why, then you are not alone. Count yourself among most of the fishermen in the entire country. We have cabin fever. It’s common this time of year when hunting and football overtake wetting a line on the list of weekend priorities. Or, it’s just plain too chilly and the days too short … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season

  The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season by Amy Lignor     Okay…we’re almost dead center, folks, so it’s time to sum up the best and silliest actions and reactions that the 2016 NFL season has provided fans thus far.   Analysts are always yapping, and most likely nothing they say will actually come true. However, right now almost everyone is agreeing to the fact that Tom Brady has a score to settle. Yes, he’s smiling for the cameras … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Charity Begins at Home

  Charity Begins at Home by Amy Lignor   Turning a blind eye is easy for some; preferred by others. But the fact is that the bad doesn’t become good – in any area – unless eyes are open wide to not only see what’s occurring, but also to gain the knowledge needed to stop the bad from getting even worse. Remarks are made about “other countries” and what they do wrong when it comes to the harming of animals for profit. However, in order to have this loathsome … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe

  Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe by Amy Lignor   Thanksgiving has been had. Games have been watched and the golden turkey has caused a great many belts to be loosened. So…here it comes!   From hanging the stockings on the chimney with care to the red-nosed reindeer who had to be there; from Santa heading down that chimney just right to lovely sleigh bells ringing softly in the night, the holiday season is a truly wonderful thing for all ages. And, no, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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