Upcoming Releases — March
Our long winter nightmare is finally over. While the quality films are few and far between in January and February, there's no such issue when it comes to March. Beginning with the first weekend, and stretching to the end, this month is packed with fascinating films to choose from. Here's a look at what's coming.
Friday, March 3:
Logan — This is the third solo film for Hugh Jackman as "Wolverine," and by all accounts it's not only the best but possibly one of the best films of the year. It's the final outing for Jackman as Wolverine, a character he's played for 17 years on film. The trailer looks incredible and I can't wait to see this play out.
The Shack — This film, based on the popular book, is likely one of many religious-themed movies coming out this Lenten season. It has a great cast and looks like it will elicit plenty of tears.
Table 19 — For anyone who has a soft spot for Anna Kendrick, this will be a must see comedy about a jilted former Maid of Honor who attends the wedding anyway and ends up at the eclectic Table 19 in the back. The script comes from Mark and Jay Duplass, and promises to have plenty of laughs.
The Last Word — Shirley MacLaine stars as a feisty older woman who's trying to change her legacy before her obituary is written. The concept seems like a stretch, but the trailer seems heart-warming. The cast includes Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadowski.
Before I Fall — This teen drama has a "Groundhog Day" element, as one girl is forced to relive a terrible day, no doubt in an effort to learn something profound.
Friday, March 10:
Kong: Skull Island — This is the latest iteration of the King Kong narrative. It's blessed with an incredible cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and John Goodman, and it looks like a blast. It could be one of the best films of the year so far.
Friday, March 17:
Beauty and the Beast — It's a tale as old as time, this time featuring live-action and a cast led by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. This is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and for good reason.
Friday, March 24:
Life — The cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, but the first trailer was just a tease. The newest trailer gives you a better idea of what the film will be about and it looks impressive.
Power Rangers — I am legit excited for this film, despite the fact I full well remember the old Power Rangers series. The trailers for this look more like a Marvel movie than that, and the presence of Bryan Cranston (though just in voice) and Elizabeth Banks give me hope.
CHiPS — Most probably remember the old TV series. Here, the concept gets a modern update and an over-the-top comedy treatment. Think "21 Jump Street" here. Hopefully it's as compelling.
Friday, March 31:
The Boss Baby — Alec Baldwin takes time out of his busy "Saturday Night Live" schedule to voice an adult gone under cover as a baby in this animated farce.
The Zookeeper's Wife — Jessica Chastain headlines this drama, based on the popular novel, that takes place in Poland during WWII. This will, no doubt, be an emotional and challenging film.
Ghost in the Shell — Scarlett Johansson takes on another iconic role from the world of graphic novels. Expect plenty of action.