I know I should have had this out last week, but you know what? I didn’t. Too bad.
But I’ve got your March Movie peeks this week, so here are all the things you might want to check out this month. Or not.
Already in Theaters
I haven’t seen it yet, but I think I’m going to try to get there this weekend. I’ve heard GREAT things. Mostly that it’s surprisingly good. Which is enough for me!
It’s my Spring Break next week, which means time to catch up on some movies. Including this one starring the awesome Anna Kendrick. I’ve heard good things about this one too, and it sounds like a perfect film to get ready for the onslaught of Wedding Season.
I read this book several years ago and didn’t enjoy it at all. But I know a LOT of people did and felt changed by it. If that’s you, that’s great. If you’re interested in the film, fantastic. Don’t let the Rotten Tomato score deter you. Faith-based films are always going to do poorly among critics.
Before I Fall
This is based on another book I haven’t read and don’t know anything about. The movie is purported to be awful. It’s not in my plans, so I don’t know what to tell you.
It’s Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. What’s not to love, right? Deep sigh. As a movie, it’s a pretty good one. Lots of action and cool stunts and a mostly interesting story that is well acted. But as an X-Men movie? It’s pretty bad. Doesn’t have the look or feel of ANY previous film in the MCU. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it just doesn’t feel like it fits. And there are WAY too many important plot points that I had to Google afterward because they made this for the comic fans, not the film fans that have been through 9 films without knowing Logan’s REAL backstory.
Kong: Skull Island
Is there honestly a need to talk about any other movies opening this week? I saw Kong last night and thought it was…fine. Much like Jurassic World, this one is all about the CGI and is extremely thin on character development. Which is a shame because the cast is made up of some really great people that have nothing to do but scream and shoot guns and run away and hide. And, frankly, the CGI isn’t that amazing either. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled over the years. The story isn’t all that compelling either. And yet…I don’t hate it. Maybe that’s because of Tom Hiddleston’s arms…
Remember when Kristen Stewart was in those Twilight films that got progressively worse and worse? Well, it turns out she’s actually a good actress and keeps making films like this one. It looks intense and interesting. I’m hoping to check it out this week too.
Beauty and the Beast
I was super excited for this one, because Belle is my favorite Disney princess besides Princess Leia. And then I saw a picture of The Dress and was instantly disappointed. It’s just not going to be the same. But I’m seeing it tomorrow, so I’ll probably be writing an actual review next week.
Oh, and I learned a new word (thanks, Urban Dictionary!) last week when I took to Twitter to complain about Ariana Grande singing “Beauty and the Beast.” Ariana WILL NEVER BE Celine Dion. I learned a new word when a young tweeter took offense to my lack of adoration for the Kool-Aid Girl.
The Belko Experiment
So this one is intriguing and I hope it’s good. You can’t tell from this particular trailer, but I’ve heard it described as The Purge meets Office Space. So it’s a horror flick, but I think it’s really sort of a horror comedy. And I’m planning to check it out because why not?
Confession: I never saw Trainspotting. I don’t know if this is a “Me Movie” or not. I love pretty much everyone in the cast, but I don’t know. I DO know that a lot of people are excited for this sequel that has been 20 years in the making. So, for those of you that are excited, here ya go.
I would prefer to live in a world where the Power Rangers don’t exist. And no, I’m not sharing the trailer.
I REALLY want this movie to be like 21 Jump Street. I REALLY think that’s hoping for too much. Maybe it’ll surprise me. Dax Shepherd and Michael Pena are both awesome, so hopefully?
Woody Harrelson is starring in approximately 4000 movies this year and some of us are thinking we smell an Oscar nomination. I don’t know if it will be for this film, but it looks funny and endearing and good.
Ryan Reynolds. ‘Nuff said. Oh, all right fine. There’s outer space and aliens and saving the world. What’s not to like?
Ghost in the Shell
I’m not sharing the trailer for this either because I’m just OMGSOSICKOFIT. But basically this is a film where Scarlet Johanson is getting a lot of crap for playing an Asian character from a graphic novel and I guess it looks a little bit like Robocop meets Dollhouse? Except probably not as awesome.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
If this was coming out toward the end of the year, I would think they were planning on campaigning Jessica Chastain for another Oscar nomination. But since it’s out at the end of March, that tells me the studio doesn’t actually have a lot of confidence in the quality. Then again, maybe it will surprise us too. Who doesn’t like a good, dramatic, emotional film in the spring?
The Boss Baby
It looks like Kristina Pulsipher was right. Babies are evil and intent on destroying us.