WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR MARCH 2016
London Has Fallen (March 4)
Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart return in the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. Speaker Trumbull, played by Morgan Freeman, is now Vice President. Last time, it was the White House under attack. Now it's the entire capital city of the United Kingdom, where world leaders are gathered to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister.
10 Cloverfield Lane (March 11)
John Goodman looks like he might be more terrifying than the monsters outside in this mysterious sequel to the 2008 "found footage" hit Cloverfield.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (March 18)
The third chapter of Veronica Roth's bestselling dystopian saga comes to life (and the fourth is in the works). Shailene Woodley once again plays Tris, facing new dangers.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25)
Will this mashup of DC Entertainment's greatest heroes be a dud or will it finally launch a new cinematic superhero universe to compete with all those Marvel motion pictures? Henry Cavill reprises his role as the Man of Steel, with Ben Affleck as the new Caped Crusader. They've thrown in everything except the kitchen sink in this one -- Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Doomsday, and who knows what else.
OTHER KEY MOVIES IN MARCH 2016
The Brothers Grimsby
Sacha Baron Cohen plays a soccer hooligan who teams up with his super spy brother (Mark Strong). Directed by Louis Leterrier, this comedy should have some good action sequences.
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic masterpiece about a kind-hearted aviator introducing a little girl to a world of fantasy is adapted into an animated feature with the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Riley Osborne, Albert Brooks, Paul Giamatti, and others.
A father takes his son and goes on the run after learning that the child has special powers. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Sam Shepard, and others.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Here's a long-awaited sequel to one of the biggest sleeper hits in cinematic history. Can lightning strike twice?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey stars as a journalist in the Middle East in this comedy based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In this animated film, a con artist fox and rookie bunny cop join forces to uncover a conspiracy. The voice talent includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, and more.
THE REST OF THE MOVIES IN MARCH 2016
The Bounce Back
A relationship expert, on a book tour for his new bestseller, meets and falls in love with a famous therapist who thinks he's a fraud.
A foul-mouthed former bronze medalist gymnast faces a new young athlete who threatens her standing as the biggest local celebrity.
In this near-future science fiction drama, an advertising executive uses an Augmented Reality technology to have an affair with his best friend's girlfriend.
A racist confronts a group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States of America.
The Disappointments Room
Kate Beckinsale stars as a mom who discovers horrors in the attic of her new rural home.
Here's a thriller with a familiar twist -- a new babysitter is more than she seems.
Eye in the Sky
Helen Mirren is a British military officer in charge of a secret drone surveillance operation that escalates into an international crisis.
Hello My Name Is Doris
Sally Field returns to the big screen as a woman inspired by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man suspects his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister plans for their guests.
I Saw the Light
Tom Hiddleston plays country-western music legend Hank Williams in this biopic.
Knight of Cups
Auteur Terrence Malick delivers his newest film, this one about a man searching for love in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and his adventures with six different women. The all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, and others.
The past comes back to haunt a woman attending a Thanksgiving dinner, after not seeing her family for a decade.
While on a spa retreat with her best friend, a workaholic in the fashion industry (played by Julie Delpy) falls in love with a computer geek.
A wealthy Parisian woman in the 1920s loves opera and fancies herself a good singer, despite having no real talent. Her family doesn't discourage the delusion until she decides to perform in front of an actual audience.
A woman in crisis deals with the loss of her mother.
Miracles from Heaven
Based on the book by Christy Beam, a girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder is cured after surviving a terrible accident. Jennifer Garner stars.
My Golden Days
A man preparing to leave Tajikistan reflects on his younger years.
The Other Side of the Door
In a horror plot that will make the audience scream that no good will come of this, a woman performs a ritual to bring her young son back to life after a tragic accident.
The Perfect Match
A playboy meets a mysterious woman and has a casual affair, but then wants a deeper relationship.
Here's a dramatic retelling of how an Irish sports journalist investigated and uncovered Lance Armstrong's use of performance enhancing drugs.
River of Grass
Although released in 1994, this newly restored film earns new distribution after being a hit at Sundance. The story deals with a woman living in the Everglades who goes on the lam with her drunk lover after thinking she shot a man.
People in Norway try to survive a tsunami.
The Young Messiah
Anne Rice's novel about the "lost" childhood years of Jesus comes to the big screen.