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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

John Barrowman Thinks Casting Agents Should be Deaf, Dumb and Mostly Blind

  John Barrowman Thinks Casting Agents Should be Deaf, Dumb and Mostly Blind   By Jeremy Bamidele Science fiction, fantasy, and in lesser cases horror films have been ahead of their times in addressing social issues. This is partly due to their ability to disassociate themselves from the normalcy of reality. In fantasy, racial wars and prejudices are represented through orc vs. elves. Such disassociations allow them to seriously address issues while … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

Blood Brothers

  Blood Brothers The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith Basic Books Hardcover, $28.99 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-465-07970-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This book] is the story of how Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and the central role Malcolm X played in his life. It is a tale of friendship and brotherhood, love and deep affection. It is also a story of deceit, betrayal, and violence--inside and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

ART EXHIBITION: 150 Years After The Civil War

  Cynthia Groya 150 Years After The Civil War: A Contemporary Perspective January 10 - March 6, 2016 Artist's Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Nassau Club 6 Mercer Street  Princeton, NJ 08540 The ideas reflected in Groya's paintings express a conversation about struggle for equal rights in our culture, in our time. The origin of this struggle can be traced to The Civil War in our country, which ended 150 years ago. The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent from sales one year ago. The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

The “Grand” Role

  The “Grand” Role by Amy Lignor   There are tons of parenting magazines out there that offer support, advice, and more to the expectant parent or parents. And, I think we can all agree, there are millions of people who wish to offer up advice on everything from how to treat said baby to how you should raise them, educate them, talk to them – heck, there are millions who will be more than happy to advise you on just about every aspect of your baby’s future. … [Read More it Good for You...]

Outdoors

Yamaha Propeller Selector, Endless Propeller Solutions

  Yamaha Propeller Selector, Endless Propeller Solutions   The Yamaha Propeller selection page on Yamaha’s webpage is a great tool for every boat owner as a tool not only to make sure the correct prop is on their boat but also gives the ability and freedom to change the prop with ease, depending on the application. Everyone knows the equipment used for bass fishing is not the same for chasing tuna offshore, and the same logic applies to selecting a prop. At … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Tiger Woods Opts Out of U.S. Open, Quicken Loans

  Tiger Woods Opts Out of U.S. Open, Quicken Loans By Burt Carey Tiger Woods isn’t ready to stage a comeback just yet. The 14-time major champion sent messages via Twitter and his website Tuesday that he would not be competing at either the U.S. Open at Oakmont next week or the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans tournament the following week. "While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year's U.S. Open and the Quicken … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders

  Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders By Burt Carey The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new regulations designed to place limits on excessively high-interest loans issued by short-term lenders. The CFPB proposal would require so-called payday lenders to prove borrowers have an ability to repay a loan by the time it comes due – usually by the borrower’s next pay period – without having to renew the loan or take out a new … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The New “IN” Thing Just Happens to be “UP”

  The New “IN” Thing Just Happens to be “UP” by Amy Lignor   Whether you choose South Africa or Yankee, Connecticut, the new “in” places to travel and lay your head just happen to be based on the one “resort” that Tarzan was so proud of. Yes. You guessed it…the swank, high-class, relaxing treehouse. All over the globe people have decided to sink money (a great deal of it) into creating one of the oddest choices to stay architecturally. An “odd” choice that just … [Read More its Good for You...]

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