Kam’s Kapsules for Movies Opening July 29, 2016

Big Budget Films

Bad Moms

Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell star in the female empowerment comedy, Bad Moms. The three overstressed, burnt-out supermoms are badly in need of fun and freedom. They is a female empowerment comedy embark on a self-indulgent binge of hedonistic partying.

The three moms are supported by Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Hernandez and Kesha. Bad Moms is rated R for full frontal nudity, pervasive profanity, and drug and alcohol use. 96% of 13,369 visitors to rottentomatoes.com say they want to see this.

bad moms. youtube screenshot.
Bad Moms. youtube screenshot.

Cafe Society

Woody Allen’s Cafe Society opened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. It is a romantic drama-comedy, set in the 1930s, about Bobby, a New York boy, played by Jesse Eisenberg. Bobby relocates to Los Angeles hoping to work for his uncle, a powerful Hollywood agent, played by Steve Carell. Bobby falls in love with his uncle’s secretary, played by Kristen Stewart.

The supporting cast includes Sheryl Lee, Jeannie Berlin and Richard Portnow. Cafe Society is rated PG-13 for violence, suggestive material, smoking and a drug reference.

Most rottentomatoes critics like Cafe Society, giving it an average rating of 6.3/10. Critics called it predictable, but liked the scenery.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is the 5th installment in the Robert Ludlum espionage series. Matt Damon returns as the amnesia-plagued protagonist, who uncovers truths about his past at a time when the planet is plunged into deadly political instability.

99% of the 26,300 visitors to rottentomatoes say they want to see this installment.

With Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles and Ato Essandoh. Jason Bourne is rated PG-13 for brief profanity and intense action and violence.

Independent & Foreign Films


Equity is a high finance drama. Anna Gunn plays Naomi Bishop, a senior investment banker, who tries to untangle a web of corruption to avoid a scandal that threatens to derail her career.

She is passed over for a promotion, and fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, expecting that a successful IPO will secure her a place at the firm’s highest level. An employee at the start-up raises questions about a problem, and Naomi has to decide whether to investigate rumors that might compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect.

A web of deception and office politics soon involve Naomi, and she doesn’t know who she can trust. She soon discovers her career choices have left her on her own. Naomi discovers she is in a fight for her own survival.

With supporting cast James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner.

Equity is rated R for pervasive profanity.


Gleason is an uplifting documentary chronicling ex-NFL star Steve Gleason’s inspirational battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gleason is rated R for profanity.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil is a reverential retrospective revisiting the work of Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516), medieval artist famous for paintings illustrating the struggle between good and evil. Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil is delivered in Dutch, English, Spanish and Italian with subtitles, and is unrated.

Hollywood Beauty Salon

Hollywood Beauty Salon is an against-the-odds documentary about a beauty parlor located in Northwest Philly where both the clients and the staff are in recovery from mental illness. Hollywood Beauty Salon is unrated.

Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens is an unplanned obsolescence documentary highlighting forgotten structures built by human beings and long since abandoned. Homo Sapiens is unrated.


Indignation is an adaptation of Philip Roth’s coming-of-age novel, set in 1951. Logan Lerman plays a Jewish kid from Newark, New Jersey. The story revolves around his adjustment to life on the campus of a conservative college in Ohio. With supporting cast Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts and Ben Rosenfield. Indignation is rated R for sexuality and profanity.

The Land

The Land is a coming-of-age saga, set in Cleveland, unfolding over the course of a summer when four teens pursue their dream of becoming professional skateboarders. Co-starring Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Jorge Lendeborg., Jr. and Ezri Walker. The Land is unrated.


Nerve is a crime thriller. Emma Roberts plays a high school senior who finds herself swept up into a deadly online game of “Truth or Dare.” The supporting cast includes Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis and Kimiko Glenn.

Nerve is rated PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, underage drug and alcohol use, dangerous and risky behavior and teen nudity.


In Tallulah, Ellen Page plays the title character in this dysfunctional family drama as a homeless babysitter who, against her better judgment, impulsively abducts the neglected infant (Liliana Ellis) in her care. With Tammy Blanchard, Allison Janney, Evan Jonigkeit, Zachary Quinto and Uzo Aduba. Tallulah is unrated.

The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man is a Prodigal Son drama about a Jew, played by Alan Sabbagh, who returns to Buenos Aires to reconcile with his estranged father, played by Usher Barilka. They explore the cultural traditions that originally alienated them from each other. Supporting cast includes Julieta Zylberberg, Elvira Onetto and Uriel Rubin. The Tenth Man, delivered in Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish with subtitles, is unrated.

Kam Williams
Kam Williams is a popular and top NewsBlaze reviewer, our chief critic. Kam gives his unvarnished opinion on movies, DVDs and books, plus many in-depth and revealing celebrity interviews.Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America's black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.