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

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Poster

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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

83 Metascore
After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
Director:

Matt Reeves

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The Buzz: For a moment there I thought comic relief in the form of Steve Zahn’s character, Bad Ape, might derail what’s proved to be one of the strongest movie trilogies ever made, but advanced reviews from a few friends who have seen Matt Reeves’ final Apes installment agree with the journalists who have said that the picture deserves a Special Achievement Oscar.

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Wish Upon (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Fantasy | Horror |Thriller

30 Metascore
A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.
Director:

John R. Leonetti

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The Buzz: The studio behind this horror movie is having myriad distribution issues so hopefully Joey King, who already survived The Conjuring, has one wish left in that evil octagon she was gifted. Barb from “Stranger Things” and Audrey from “Twin Peaks” help ramp up the mystery factor.

The Big Sick (2017) Poster

The Big Sick (2017) – [Wide Expansion]

Certificate R   –   Comedy |Romance

87 Metascore
A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
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The Buzz: Real-life married couple Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani turn their real-world health/relationship crisis into one of the more anticipated romantic comedies of the year, and this weekend the movie goes into wide release, hoping to capitalize on the wave of popular and critical praise.

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Lady Macbeth (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Drama

78 Metascore
Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
Director:

William Oldroyd

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The Buzz: Both director William Oldroyd and his star Florence Pugh have been earmarked as talent on the rise in what looks to be one of the most stark and sexy films of the season. It also features one of the best trailers of the year.

Chasing Coral (2017) Poster

Chasing Coral (2017) – [Limited]

  –   Documentary

86 Metascore
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Director:

Jeff Orlowski

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The Buzz: Five years after Chasing Ice, documentarian Jeff Orlowski resurfaces and immediately heads under water to bring attention to the fact that coral reefs are rapidly disappearing from our oceans. Definitely a Best Documentary Oscar candidate.

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Blind (2017) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Drama |Romance

36 Metascore
A novelist blinded in a car crash which killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Director:

Michael Mailer

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The Buzz: This under the radar release from indie producer Michael Mailer (who makes his directorial debut here) has gained some headlines of late when people took the production to task for casting Alec Baldwin as a blind man.