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

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Poster

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Crime |Thriller

56 Metascore
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

F. Gary Gray

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The Buzz: Dominic Toretto has turned evil in the latest Fast and Furious outing, and it’s up to his family to take him down. Though with Letty having gone rogue due to amnesia back in Fast & Furious 6, you have to wonder why folks aren’t immediately calling “mind control.” I’m just looking forward to gravity defying car chases, Charlize Theron as the baddie, Jason Statham’s addition to the bad-ass brawling bald guys roster and whatever that cars vs. submarine showdown in the Russian tundra is. Take my money. – Vanessa

Spark: A Space Tail (2016) Poster

Spark: A Space Tail (2016)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family |Sci-Fi

Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana – a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

Aaron Woodley

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The Buzz: There are more than a few nods to Star Wars in this indie animated movie from director Aaron Woodley, who is currently working on Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad which, like Spark, will be released in the US by Open Road.

The Lost City of Z (2016) Poster

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama |History

80 Metascore
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

James Gray

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The Buzz: I became a fan of writer/director James Gray’s work when I saw his excellent film, Two Lovers. His follow-up, the 2013 period drama The Immigrant, cemented his reputation as a master craftsman. With The Lost City of Z, Gray unveils his most ambitious project yet. The film, which Gray describes as “David Lean but with a slightly more hallucinogenic feel,” tells the amazing true story of Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon jungle in 1925 while searching for an ancient lost city. Filmed on location in Colombia, The Lost City of Z promises a return to the grand-scale adventure filmmaking of the ’60s. – Matt

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Norman (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Drama |Thriller

75 Metascore
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Joseph Cedar

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The Buzz: Richard Gere is earning some of the strongest reviews of his career for his portrayal of a small-time political operator in New York City. Getting as much attention is writer/director Joseph Cedar, who reappears five years after his Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination for Footnote. Don’t be surprised if this release sticks around until summer.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016) Poster

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Documentary |Biography

Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of “celebrity chef”… A consummate hedonist, Jeremiah Tower’s career spans the riotous sexual revolution of the 70’s to the high rolling “greed-is-good” spirit of the ’80s. Key interviews with celebrities & celebrity chefs cement Tower’s influence on today’s food culture and reveal how he transformed the restaurant industry and in the process changed the way we eat.

Lydia Tenaglia

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The Buzz: The food pioneer who introduced the world to the concepts of California Cuisine, Jeremiah Tower is the original rock and roll chef, so much so that none other than Anthony Bourdain serves as this documentary’s executive producer.

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The Student (2016) – [Limited]

  –   Drama

73 Metascore
Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.
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A Quiet Passion (2016) Poster

A Quiet Passion (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13   –   Biography |Drama

77 Metascore
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Terence Davies

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The Buzz: My joy at seeing one of my closest imaginary friends brought to life on screen is not unmixed. I’m worried that her screen avatar will shatter some of my ideas about her. I also wonder what the woman who wrote the lines “How dreary to be somebody/ How public, like a frog/ To tell one’s name the livelong day/ To an admiring bog” would say about having her voice amplified. – Kiran

Tommy's Honour (2016) Poster

Tommy’s Honour (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate PG   –   Biography | Drama | Romance |Sport

57 Metascore
In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy’s Honour – an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Jason Connery

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The Buzz: Up-and-coming actor Jack Lowden shares the screen with Peter Mullan and his woolly beard in Jason Connery’s most high profile project to date. Connery has received credit for working a wry sense of humor into his script and for giving female characters equal presence in what could easily have been a man’s world.