The month of March is finally here and we might as well declare that the summer movie season starts now. We have been looking forward to this month’s offerings and it promises to be perhaps the best March in movie history. There is an offering for geeks of all shapes, sizes, and tastes.
Whether you are looking for mature action, remakes of classics, or just old-fashioned corny superhero action, there is an option custom-made just for you. So let’s take a look ahead at the month’s movies…
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Dafne Keen
Director: James Mangold
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces
Kong: Skull Island
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
Beauty and the Beast
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor
Director: Bill Condon
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
The Belko Experiment
Stars: John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, John Gallagher Jr., Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian
Director: Greg McLean
In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner
Director: Danny Boyle
First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal.
Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.
They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).
Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, Becky G
Director: Dean Israelite
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Stars: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena, Rosa Salazar, Kristen Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio Adam Brody
Director: Dax Shepard
Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.
Ghost in the Shell
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche
Director: Rupert Sanders
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic¹s advancements in cyber technology.
The Boss Baby
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel
Director: Tom McGrath
DreamWorks Animation and the director of “Madagascar” invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.” “The Boss Baby” is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby” is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.