Trust us when we say March is going to be a big month for movies. Some of the most awaited films of the year will be hitting a theatre near you, as well as a whole bunch of romances and thrillers. Get Out director Jordan Peele is back, as well as an old friend of Walt Disney’s.
So, book yourself in for a date night, or an after-work stress reliever and catch one of the great flicks coming out this month.
The first of three Marvel movies for the year hits our screens in March and as an added bonus it will be the first female-led film set in the MCU. We will finally be formally introduced to Captain Marvel, played by Oscar-winner Brie Larson, following her short cameo in the Avengers: Infinity War post-credit scenes. The film is set in the 90s, before Thanos’ deadly destruction in Infinity Wars, and follows Carol Danvers as she joins the Kree military group Starforce alongside Guardians Of The Galaxy villains, Ronan and Korath. The movie focuses on the Kree-Skull wars from the comics and will heavily play a part in the lead up to the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
From the writer and director of the award-winning picture, Get Out, Jordan Peele’s latest masterpiece follows the Wilson family on vacation at their beach house in Santa Cruz, California. When a break-in occurs during the night, the family is horrified to find the intruders looking exactly like each of them, only with grotesque appearances. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss all star in this psychological horror that will have you convinced we are our own worst enemies.
Nicole Kidman is almost unrecognisable in the new crime drama, Destroyer. Playing disarranged LAPD detective Erin Bell, Kidman arrives on the scene of a John Doe murder, insisting she knows who the murderer is. Suddenly we are thrown back in time to an undercover investigation that had Erin robbing a bank with a gang and her former partner Chris, played by Sebastian Stan. Following the unfortunate events that unfolded during the undercover investigation, Erin now vows to seek revenge on the gang members who destroyed her life.
If Beale Street Could Talk
In a story of the fight for love and what is right, comes the romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the novel by activist and author James Baldwin. While carrying her first child, newly engaged Tish has to work against the clock to prove the innocence of her fiancé, Fonny, for a crime he physically could not have committed. To add to her stress, Tish must also deal with living in a racist 1970’s New York City, and dealing with a family unaccepting of a baby being born out of wedlock. The film has received raving reviews since its premiere in September 2018 and will have you holding your loved ones tight.
The House That Jack Built
If all the Netflix serial killer series’ have had you hooked, The House That Jack Built is your March must see. Matt Dillon stars as Jack, a serial killer in the 1970’s who commits murders over a 12-year span in Washington, USA. With each murder, the police get closer and closer to uncovering Jack as the culprit, however, he won’t let that stop him. Internally, Jack sees each episode of murder as artwork, even giving himself the nickname “Mr Sophistication”. Crawl inside the mind of a serial killer who believes they’re creating masterpieces, taking greater risks with each killing.
As much as a Hollywood blockbuster amazes us, nothing is quite as good as a film that has come straight out of Aotearoa. Inspired by her own parent’s love story, Rochelle Bright wrote Daffodils—a coming-of-age, bittersweet romance. From the first time Rose and Eric met in Hamilton in 1966 to their devastating separation in the 1980s, Maisie Williams recounts the story her father told on his deathbed. The film is packed with local favourites Rose McIver, George Mason and Kimbra and features songs from some of the most iconic Kiwi artists such as Crowded House, The Exponents, The Swingers, Dave Dobbyn, and Bic Runga.
We’re in a cinematic phase of remaking the classics, and there’s a new one to add to the list. Disney’s 1941 original film, Dumbo will be back on the big screen with CGI bringing the elephant who can fly, to life. If anyone needs a refresher—Jumbo Jr. the elephant is cruelly nicknamed Dumbo and bullied for his large l ears. However, when Dumbo realises his ears actually allow him to fly, he begins to become the main attraction, turning the struggling Dreamland circus around. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring Colin Farrel, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green, don’t assume this one is just for the kids.
Five Feet Apart
Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson play electric star-crossed-lovers in the new romance, Five Feet Apart—a movie that will definitely tug your heartstrings. The two 17-year-olds cross paths in the hospital, as they are both cystic fibrosis patients who are told to stay six feet apart from people in order to lower their risk of catching any deadly infections. An instant attraction threatened by a life sentence of rules and treatment makes the pair want to live their lives to the fullest, CF diagnosis and all. If you’re a fan of an impossibly perfect love story, grab your tissues and book your seats now.
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