Raleigh, N.C. — A look at what's new in theaters this week.
Power Rangers (Action/Adventure, Family, PG-13, Starring Becky G, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery) - The story follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Chips (Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, R, Starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody) - Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job - inside the CHP.
Life (SciFi/Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller, R, Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Arizona Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada) - Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Slamma Jamma (Drama, PG, Starring Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco, Ryan Gunnarson, Ray Walia) - 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.