KAM’S KAPSULES: Octavia Spencer shows her dark side in ‘Ma’

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WIDE RELEASES

Ma (R for violent and disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use) Harrowing horror film revolving around a lonely woman with a secret agenda (Octavia Spenser) who lets an unsuspecting group of teens party at her house. Featuring Allison Janney, Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13 for profanity, action, violence and destruction) Latest installment of the big lizard franchise finds members of the cryptozoological agency Monarch facing-off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla. Cast includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown and Ken Watanabe.

Rocketman (R for sexuality, drug use and pervasive profanity) Taron Egerton portays Elton John in this warts-and-all biopic of the flamboyant rock star. Co-starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

For the Birds (Unrated) Biopic about Kathy Murphy, a woman whose 200 pet ducks, chicken, geese and turkey are putting her at odds with her husband and animal activists.

Leaving Home, Coming Home (Unrated) Reverential portrait documentary of legendary portrait photographer Robert Frank, best known for “The Americans” (1958).

The Fall of The American Empire (R for strong violence, sexual nudity and profanity) Crime comedy about a truck driver (Éric Bruneau) who accidentally stumbles upon a stash of dirty cash. With Maxim Roy and Maripier Marin. (In French and English with subtitles)

Too Late to Die Young (Unrated) Chilean saga surrounding the events unfolding for three young neighbors one New Year’s Eve. Co-starring Demian Hernández, Antar Machado and Magdalena Tótoro. (In Spanish with subtitles)