March Film Releases On the Radar
Still effected by the Oscars, probably you are trying to catch up with The Revenant and other Best Picture Nominees. However, the filmmaking industry has no time for reflections, as new releases are always on the way. This March 26 new films are ready to reach the big screens and we think it's about time to present them to you.
Comedy and drama are to prevail in March, also pleasing the fans of action and thriller with 5 new movies of the genre and 2 animation pieces for children.
Director: Terrence Malick Written by: Terrence Malick Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Imogen Poots, Jason Clarke, Brian Dennehy, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Cherry Jones, Michael Wincott, Kevin Corrigan, Joel Kinneman, Clifton Collins Jr., Nick Offerman, Dane DeHaan, Shea Whigham, Ryan Oneal, Bruce Wagner Plot Synopsis: Rick (Christian Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
Eye in the Sky Director: Gavin Hood Written by: Guy Hibbert Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox Plot Synopsis: Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Director: Atom Egoyan Written by: Benjamin August Starring: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Dean Norris Plot Synopsis: Zev (Christopher Plummer) and his best friend Max (Martin Landau) make a pact to dedicate their remaining days to resolving unfinished business: tracking down and exacting revenge on the Nazi commandant responsible for killing their families during the war. As Zev is losing his memory to Alzheimer's and Max is too frail to leave the nursing home, Zev must embark upon the remarkable journey to find their former tormentor before it's too late. The shocking truth that awaits Zev when he finally comes face-to-face with him will turn his life upside-down. From acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan comes a powerful thriller about the ultimate cost of revenge and the terrifying truths unearthed when we are forced to confront our past.
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh Written by: Cyrus Nowrasteh, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Sara Lazzaro, Vincent Walsh, Agni Scott Starring: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Christian McKay, David Burke, Jonathan Bailey, Isabelle Adriani, Sara Lazzaro, Vincent Walsh, Adam Greaves-Neal Plot Synopsis: At the age of 7, when Jesus (Adam Greaves-Neal) returns from Egypt to his home in Nazareth with his family (Vincent Walsh as Joseph and Sara Lazzaro as Mary), he discovers the truth about his life. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Director: Ben Wheatley Written by: Amy Jump, J.G. Ballard Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Sienna Guillory Plot Synopsis: London, 1975. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal's devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes.
Director: Jeff Nichols Written by: Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver Plot Synopsis: A sci-fi government chase story: a father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Director: Joseph Castelo Written by: Joseph Castelo, Ashley Rudden Starring: Thomas Mann, Lucy Fry, Sam Page, Bill Sage, Logan Huffman, jessica Roth Plot Synopsis: How to win friends: smuggle $300k of uncut cocaine into your snooty prep school. Based on the wild story of a teen drug trafficker who rocked headlines in 1984, this true crime caper stars Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Toby, a blue-collar scholarship student at an elite boarding school who finds an in with the cool crowd by supplying them with cocaine. But things spiral out of control when Toby goes from small-time dealer to international drug trafficker, culminating in a trip to Colombia and a daring deal with a cartel. Capturing the music, style, and burgeoning ‘greed is good' ethos of the 1980s, The Preppie Connection is a stranger than fiction look at the price of popularity.
Director: Robert Budreau Written by: Robert Budreau Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie Plot Synopsis: A re-imagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's life in the 60's. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his costar, the enigmatic Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet's past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again but Jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds.
Director: Marc Abraham Written by: Marc Abraham, Colin Escott Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wren Schmidt, David Krumholtz Plot Synopsis: The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Recca Written by: Kim Barker, Robert Carlock Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun, Christopher Abbott, Sheila Vand, Stephen Peacocke, Evan Jonigkeit, Billy Bob Thornton Plot Synopsis: A journalist (Tina Fey) recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Director: Michael Showalter Written by: Michael Showalter, Laura Terruso Starring: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Jack Antonoff, Kyle Mooney, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Elizabeth Reaser, Stephen Root, Kumail Nanjiani, Peter Gallagher Release Date: Fri 11, Mar 2016 Plot Synopsis: A retirement-age spinster (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger coworker (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar.
Director: Louis Leterrier Written by: Phil Johnston, Sacha Baron Cohen Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz Plot Synopsis: The film revolves around a secret agent who learns that he has a long-lost brother, a dimwitted soccer fan (a real hooligan), with whom he must team up.
Director: John Lee Written by: Paul Reubens, Paul Rust Starring: Paul Reubens Plot Synopsis: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
Director: Bryan Buckley Written by: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Sebastian Stan, Thomas Middleditch, Haley Lu Richardson, Dale Raoul, Cecily Strong, Michael Shamus Wiles Plot Synopsis: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist Hope Annabelle Greggory (Melissa Rauch) must fight for her local celebrity status when a young athlete's star, Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson), rises in town.
Director: Bob Nelson Written by: Bob Nelson Starring: Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Matthew Modine, Patton Oswalt Plot Synopsis: A down and out carpenter is offered a job that could turn his life around only to have his irreplaceable toolbox stolen. Now he must track down the thieves before the weekend is over with an unlikely partner â€“ his young son (Jaeden Lieberher) whom he's disappointed one too many times.
Director: Dylan Kidd Written by: Kyle Pennekamp, Scott Turpel Starring: Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Marcia Gay Harden, Bryan Cranston, Ravi Patel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jorge Garcia, John C. McGinley, John Cho Plot Synopsis: A multi-generational comedy about four recent college graduates who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things. Marcia Gay Actor Harden plays Katherine Dunn, a demanding Vice President at an executive placement firm, who runs her division according to her own rules.
Director: Kirk Jones Written by: Nia Vardalos Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone, Ian Gomez, John Stamos Plot Synopsis: The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding â€“ this time, even bigger and fatter.
Director: Taika Waititi Written by: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump Starring: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley Plot Synopsis: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this heartwarming adventure comedy.
Director: Babak Najafi Written by: Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Creighton Rothenberger Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Colin Salmon, Shivani Ghai Plot Synopsis: The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
Director: Dan Trachtenberg Written by: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, Damien Chazelle Starring: John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Plot Synopsis: Waking up from a car accident, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds herself in the basement of a man (John Goodman) who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
Director: Robert Schwentke Written by: Noah Oppenheim, Veronica Roth Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Watts, Ansel Elgort, Jonny Weston, Jeff Daniels Plot Synopsis: Divergent 3 aka Allegiant Part 1: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Director: Zack Snyder Written by: David S. Goyer, Chris Terrio Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jason Momoa, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto Plot Synopsis: Fearing the actions of Superman (Henry Cavill) left unchecked, Batman (Ben Affleck) takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero the world really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat Doomsday created by Lex Luthor. Its up to Superman and Batman to set aside their difference along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.
Director: D.J. Caruso Written by: Wentworth Miller Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin, Marcia DeRousse Gerald McRaney, Mel Raido, Michael Landes, Duncan Joiner, Ella Jones Plot Synopsis: In this psychological thriller from the director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David (Mel Raido) move from Brooklyn to a once-grand southern mansion with their 5 year old son (Duncan Joiner) looking for a fresh start. But Dana's discovery of a secret room in the attic unleashes unimaginable horrors that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home's terrifying past.
Director: Johannes Roberts Written by: Johannes Roberts, Ernest Riera Starring: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet, Jax Malcom, Sofia Rosinsky, Suchitra Pillai-Malik, Logan Creran Plot Synopsis: Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her daughter becomes the focus of terror. She must now protect against the evil that was once her beloved son.
Director: Byron Howard Written by: Jared Bush Starring: Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Tommy Lister, Alan Tudyk, Shakira, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Nate Torrence, Octavia Spencer, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John DiMaggio Plot Synopsis: A fast-talking fox, named Nick Wilde, lives in the animal city of Zootopia, divided in neighborhoods like Tundratown, Sahara Square, Little Rodenta, and Burrowborough. Nick goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, named Lt. Judy Hops, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they're forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.
Director: Sam Liu Written by: Bryan Q. Miller, Alan Burnett Starring: Jon Bernthal, Taissa Farmiga, Jason Omara, Stuart Allan, Jerry Oconnell, Christopher Gorham, Rosario Dawson, Kari Wahlgren, Brandon Soo Hoo, Jake T. Austin, Shemar Moore, Sean Maher Plot Synopsis: Robin (Stuart Allan) is sent by Batman (Jason O'Mara) to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.