We check out this week’s new movies at IMDb:

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Power Rangers (2017)

Certificate PG-13
  –   Action | Adventure |Sci-Fi

Metascore: 44/100 (27 reviews)
A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Director:

Dean Israelite

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The Buzz: Despite the worldwide popularity of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there’s still a question mark at the end of any sentence regarding how this modern-day movie will fare at the worldwide box office. Regardless, we love the pop appeal of the twentysomething main cast and are all sorts of primed for an OTT performance from Elizabeth Banks as Rita Replusa. And we cannot imagine this will be a one-off adventure for the kids from Angel Grove.

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Life (2017)

Certificate R
  –   Horror | Sci-Fi |Thriller

Metascore: 55/100 (37 reviews)
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
Director:

Daniel Espinosa

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The Buzz: I’m sorry, Passengers, but when a movie takes me to space, I want to see creatures, not an examination of monogamy. So, I’m opting for Life, a movie that doesn’t have Passengers‘ Black List pedigree – or even an original premise, if we’re going to be critical. The crew is appealing, the trailers have been effective, and Daniel Espinosa knows how to direct action. So, bring on all the aliens that we have yet to see in full, spoiler-y scale thanks to the restrained promotional campaign. – Arno

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CHIPS (2017)

Certificate R
  –   Action | Comedy |Crime

Metascore: 29/100 (22 reviews)
A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involved some crooked cops.
Director:

Dax Shepard

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The Buzz: After nearly a decade of on again/off again development at Warner Bros., Dax Shepard wound up with the lone screenwriter credit, a seat in the director’s chair, and on a motorcycle next to Michael Peña.

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Wilson (2017) – [Limited]

Certificate R
  –   Comedy

Metascore: 50/100 (31 reviews)
A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Director:

Craig Johnson

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The Buzz: Fans of offbeat comedy should appreciate this adaptation of Dan Clowes’ graphic novel that clangs together Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, who really should work together more often.

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Prevenge (2016) – [Limited]

  –   Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Horror |Thriller

Metascore: 71/100 (19 reviews)
Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.
Director:

Alice Lowe

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The Buzz: Sightseers star Alice Lowe was heavily pregnant when she directed herself in this funny, bloody, and subversive horror film. Lowe plays a widow who believes her unborn child is telling her to embark on a killing spree. “Children these days are really spoiled,” says Lowe’s character. “It’s like, ‘Mummy, I want a PlayStation; mummy, I want you to kill that man.'” – Michael

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The Levelling (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R
  –   Drama

Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Charlie to take his own life?
Director:

Hope Dickson Leach

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The Buzz: “Game of Thrones” fans who miss Ellie Kendrick’s Meera might want to seek out her performance in this indie family drama, which has been brutalizing festival audiences since its Toronto debut.

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Slamma Jamma (2017) – [Limited]

Certificate PG
  –   Drama |Sport

Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.
Director:

Timothy A. Chey

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The Buzz: Some real-life slam-dunk champs star in this earnest sports drama that’s getting a huge theatrical push from its indie distributor/production company.