“The Fate of the Furious” (PG-13)
Dom and Letty’s honeymoon is short lived, because the eighth “Fast and Furious” movie turns Vin Diesel into a bad guy, with Dom betraying his wife and the rest of the team after he’s blackmailed into working with cyberterrorist Charlize Theron.
Scott Eastwood joins the franchise as a new team member and Kurt Russell is their government handler. Jason Statham also returns as bad guy Deckard Shaw, who the team is now forced to work with in order to try to take down Dom.
Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Tyrese are all back, but we won’t see Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster’s characters since they retired at the end of the last movie.
And remember that feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel? Well if you pay close attention, it doesn’t even look like they shared ANY screen time together in this one.
There’s one scene where Dom steals something out of Hobbs’ overturned car while he’s inside it, but from the way it was shot it could have easily just been a stunt double.
The same goes for every other scene, because whenever Dom comes into conflict with the team, the Rock is either mysteriously absent or obscured in the background.
There are two more movies in the works, making this the first in a new trilogy. And it’s directed by Gary Gray, the guy who did “Straight Outta Compton”.
“The Lost City of Z” (PG-13)
Charlie Hunnam plays a famous British explorer who disappeared in 1925 while searching for a lost advanced civilization in the jungles of the Amazon.
Sienna Miller plays his wife, “Spider-Man’s” Tom Holland is their son, and Robert Pattinson is Charlie’s assistant on their expeditions.
Richard Gere plays a New York “fixer” whose financial schemes never seem to work out until a guy he helped years ago becomes the Prime Minister of Israel.
Steve Buscemi, Michael Sheen, Hank Azaria, and “Beauty and the Beast” star Dan Stevens are also in it as people caught up in his convoluted plans to leverage his biggest deal ever without being overwhelmed by his newfound political influence.
“Spark: A Space Tail” (PG)
An animated movie starring Jace Norman from Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger” as a teenage monkey trying to take his planet back from an evil overlord.
Jessica Biel is a friend training him to be a fighter, and Patrick Stewart is an old space captain who recognizes Spark’s true identity as the heir to the animated throne.