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For movies opening January 24, 2014

 

OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules:

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

by Kam Williams

BIG BUDGET FILMS

 

I, Frankenstein (PG-13 for intense fantasy and pervasive violence) Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s monster classic re-imagined as a dystopian tale revolving around a reanimated corpse (Aaron Eckhart) caught up in a clash between demons and gargoyles. Cast I-Frankenstein-2014-Movie-Banner-Posterincludes Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto and Yvonne Strahovski.

 

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

 

Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (Unrated) Lapland documentary chronicling a year-in-the-life of a family of reindeer herders. (In Finnish with subtitles)

 

Enemies Closer (R for sexuality, drug use, profanity and graphic violence) Action thriller about an ex-Navy SEAL (Tom Everett Scott) who joins forces with his mortal enemy (Orlando Jones) in order to avoid the clutches of a ruthless drug cartel searching for a missing shipment. With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Linzey Cocker and Zahary Baharov. (In English and French with subtitles)

 

Gimme Shelter (PG-13 for violence, profanity, drug use and mature themes) Coming-of-age drama about a troubled runaway (Vanessa Hudgens) who escapes her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson) to search for the long-lost father she’s never known (Brendan Fraser) only to end up pregnant in a homeless shelter. With James Earl Jones, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Szostak.

 

Knights of Badassdom (R for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive profanity) Horror comedy about a motley group of live-action role play gamers’ fight for survival after inadvertently summoning a demon from the depths of Hell. Co-starring Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Summer Glau.

 

Life Is Strange (Unrated) Post-World War II documentary examining the struggle for self-identity experienced by Jewish survivors displaced by the Holocaust.

 

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (Unrated) Reverential biopic examining the enduring legacy of Mercedes Sosa (1935-2009), aka La Negra (“The Black One”), the Argentine folk singer who pioneered a progressive brand of music that inspired political upheavals in Portugal, Spain and South America. Featuring Milton Nascimento, Elba Bustelo and Luz Casenave. (In Spanish with subtitles)

 

Run & Jump (Unrated) Family drama, set in County Kerry, Ireland, about an anxious housewife’s (Maxine Peake) effort to rehabilitate her 38 year-old husband (Edward MacLiam) after a debilitating stroke with the help of a reassuring American doctor (Will Forte). With Sharon Horgan, Clare Barrett and Ciara Gallagher.

 

Stranger by the Lake (Unrated) Sexplicit homoerotic thriller revolving around a couple (Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou) enjoying a passionate, summertime affair at a secluded lakeshore in southern France who suddenly find themselves the prime suspects in the murder of an acquaintance (Francois Renaud Labarthe) also frequenting the popular, gay pickup spot. With Mathieu Vervisch, Gilbert Traina and Jerome Chappatte. (In French with subtitles)

 

Visitors (Unrated) Dialogue-free documentary, shot in black & white by Godfrey Reggio (Koyaanisqatsi) and scored by Philip Glass, insinuating that humanity has become increasingly mesmerized by technology.

 

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