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

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Cars 3 (2017)

Certificate G
  –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family |Sport

59 Metascore
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
Director:

Brian Fee

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The Buzz: Cars has always been Pixar’s cutesy merchandising cash cow, but the franchise’s tone looks to be changing up for this third time around the race track since the movie’s first look teased a life-changing accident that befalls Lightning McQueen. The shift in execution has resulted in critical reviews as strong as the ones for other Pixar releases, and we expect moms and dads to be a bit more in tune, too.

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Rough Night (2017)

Certificate R
  –   Comedy

52 Metascore
Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.
Director:

Lucia Aniello

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The Buzz: The first of two hard-R rated women’s-night-out comedies this season has a purse full of secret weapons from “Broad City” both in front of and behind the camera.

All Eyez on Me (2017) Poster

All Eyez on Me (2017)

Certificate R
  –   Biography | Drama |Music

40 Metascore
Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
Director:

Benny Boom

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The Buzz: Litigation between this project’s main production company and Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, held up filming since 2011. But it looks like the drama helped director Benny Boom and co. create a realistic portrayal of the struggles and triumphs faced by the eternally influential rapper and poet.

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47 Meters Down (2017)

Certificate PG-13
  –   Horror |Thriller

56 Metascore
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
Director:

Johannes Roberts

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The Buzz: Every summer movie season should have a shark movie, and it should at least be as good as The Shallows. Know what we mean? Sometime this summer director Johannes Roberts will begin his high profile gig as the helmer of The Strangers 2.

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The Book of Henry (2017)

Certificate PG-13
  –   Drama |Thriller

28 Metascore
A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.
Director:

Colin Trevorrow

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The Buzz: Despite his commitments to the Jurassic World sequel and Star Wars: Episode IX, Colin Trevorrow seems determined to the world of indie-scale film as well with this arresting drama that feels like a live-action version of the game Mousetrap designed to catch a predatory adult. The trailer has an outrageous shift that has people talking.

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Maudie (2016)

Certificate PG-13
  –   Biography | Drama |Romance

63 Metascore
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
Director:

Aisling Walsh

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The Buzz: Word of mouth amongst art-house goers should turn this romantic drama into one of the better-performing indies of the season. Maybe some Indie Spirit nominations are in the picture too?

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Certificate R
  –   Drama

78 Metascore
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Director:

Ken Loach

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The Buzz: At this point in his career it seems as though Ken Loach has little use for subtlety or gesture when it comes to his films; instead, his broad statements have bolstered his profile as one of the most politically minded directors in the world. I, Daniel Blake uses a relatable storytelling device, the neurotic relationship we tend to have with personal health care benefits, to take aim at Britain’s ruling Conservative party. To help melt your heart, there’s a three-legged dog named Shae at the center of the story, too.

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The Journey (2016)

Certificate PG-13
  –   Drama

51 Metascore
A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland – firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness – who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.
Director:

Nick Hamm

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The Buzz: The death of Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness in March of this year has attracted extra attention to The Journey, a speculative drama about the Northern Ireland peace process that premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.