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Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun


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Jackie Chan says ``Kung Fu Kid'' co-star Jaden Smith's dedication to martial arts puts his own son to shame. The 11-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has been training under Chan's stunt co-ordinator for his role in the China Film Group-Columbia Pictures remake of the 1984 hit ``The Karate Kid,'' which kicked off filming in Beijing on July 11. ...


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Boy Wizard Back at Hogwarts for More Hair-Raising Hijinks

Nothing I say here could possibly have any effect one way or the other on the hordes of Harry Potter faithful flocking to see this eagerly-anticipated, sixth installment in the franchise based on the phenomenally-popular series of children's novels by J.K. Rowling ...


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Nick (Chris Evans) is a so-called Mover born with the ability to manipulate objects with his mind, a trait he inherited from his late father. Thirteen-year-old Cassie (Dakota Fanning), on the other hand, is a Watcher, which means she can see far into the future ...

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


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Nick (Chris Evans) is a so-called Mover born with the ability to manipulate objects with his mind, a trait he inherited from his late father. Thirteen-year-old Cassie (Dakota Fanning), on the other hand, is a Watcher, which means she can see far into the future.  The source of their superhuman powers is a Nazi scientific experiment gone haywire during the Holocaust in which kids were fed milk with radioactive iodine. Consequently, there's a whole race of mutants roaming the Earth . . .

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Portrait of a Young Artist as Apprentice

Eighteen-year-old John Talia, Jr.,(Trevor Morgan)is an aspiring artist who is mostly misunderstood by his blue-collar father (Ray Liotta). John, Sr. thinks his son must be a homosexual because he enjoys drawing male nudes. After all, this is 1974, during decidedly less-enlightened times, especially in upstate New York. . . .

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Fed-Up 11 Year-Old Sues Parents for Independence in Gut-Wrenching Saga

When their daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) at the age of 2, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) are willing to do whatever it takes to save her life. And once her doctor explains that her best chance at beating the disease lies in finding a stem cell donor who's an exact genetic match, they decide to have another child, knowing that they can achieve their goal via in vitro fertilization. . . .

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Bullock and Reynolds Feign Romance in Delightful Screwball Comedy

Ambitious, NYC publishing executive Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) has been too busy clawing her way to the top of the corporate ladder to pay attention to anything but her career. In fact, the pampered narcissist tends to delegate what she considers trivial matters such as making "midnight Tampax runs" to her long-suffering secretary, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). This is why the Canadian national has also been ignoring repeated requests from the U.S. government to renew her work visa. . . .

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Documentary Examines Toll Taken by Vietnam War on Widows of Soldiers

America has long romanticized war in movies as a patriotic exhibition of bravery and as an unquestioned rite of passage for boys of many a generation. Have you ever stopped to wonder why we glamorize war? "Saving Private Ryan" received won five Oscars and grossed over $200,000,000 at the box office. . . .

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