Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
For movies opening March 25, 2016
Kam Williams | 3/22/2016, 9:31 p.m.
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13 for intense violence, pervasive action and some sensuality) Adaptation of the DC Comics series finds adversaries Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) reluctantly joining forces to subdue a threat against Metropolis unleashed by the diabolical Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). With Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Cassidy as Jimmy Olsen, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the Butler, and featuring cameo appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anderson Cooper, Brooke Baldwin, Soledad O'Brien and Dana Bash.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13 for suggestive material) Long-awaited sequel finds Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) dealing with a stale relationship and a rebellious daughter (Elena Kampouris) prior to reuniting their families for an even bigger, fatter wedding ceremony. Returning cast members include Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides and Joey Fatone.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Bleed (Unrated) Horror flick about a couple of newlyweds (Chelsey Crisp and Michael Steger) who come to regret inviting their friends to participate in a ghost hunt on the grounds of an abandoned prison that turns out to be really haunted. With Riley Smith, Elimu Nelson, David Yow and Lyndon Smith.
Born to Be Blue (Unrated) Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) biopic reimagining the heroin-addicted, jazz trumpeter as mounting a comeback in the Sixties with the help of an attractive actress (Carmen Ejogo). Cast includes Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo and Stephen McHattie.
Fastball (Unrated) Kevin Costner narrates this baseball documentary exploring the age-old battle between batters and pitchers while also examining the science behind throwing and hitting a ball traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph. Featuring commentary by Derek Jeter, Nolan Ryan, Matt Harvey and David Price.