Your March Movie Guide is here…
So, what’s happening at the pictures this March? To save you from sitting through a damp squib of a movie this month, The Guide has sifted through the listings to find the films for all occasions. Whether you need to keep the kids occupied for the afternoon, fancy having a laugh with your mates or are curious about the next Hollywood blockbuster, here’s a primer on what to expect this month.
UP FOR A LAUGH: Hail, Cesar!
The Coen brothers make a welcome return to the directors chair this month with another comedy gem. Following in the footsteps of other fantastic funnnies they have produced (The Big Lebowski, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading), audiences can expect another treat from the brothers. Hail, Cesar stars regular collaborator George Clooney and is set in the age of Hollywood glamour, the 1950s. Fans can look forward to the directors’ trademark interweaving plot lines and fast-paced action.
WITH THE KIDS: Kung Fu Panda 3
Jack Black returns, voicing Po for another instalment of this hugely successful animated franchise. Judging by previous form and an all-star cast featuring Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Bryan Cranston there will be more fun and laughs for the whole family. Our hero becomes trainer in the third film of the series. As the evil Kai launches an invasion across his homeland, Po has to train a village of charmingly catastrophic pandas the way of Kung Fu.
THE DATE MOVIE: 10 Cloverfield Lane
This follow-up to 2009s Cloverfield was kept a close guarded secret until recently. On the surface of it the film has little to do with the plot of the original movie but it’s premise carries the same themes of mystery, intrigue and extra terrestrial activity, keeping the audience largely in the dark throughout. A woman doesn’t know what to believe when she wakes up in a cellar with a man preparing for the apocalypse, is escaping her best option?
BELIEVE THE HYPE? Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice
This one seems to have been in production since the original Superman came out in 1978. There’s been much talk about Ben Affleck taking over from Christian Bale as Batman and how director Zack Snider will merge the worlds of the Dark Knight and the Caped Crusader. Reports that the film has been rated R suggest it is going to be similarly dark affair to recent movies featuring the two heroes.
ONE TO MISS: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
While the first MBFGW was not without its merit, we fear a sequel might be a bridge too far. The accompanying press material talks about the high grossing success of the original and suggestion from the trailer that the second instalment will rehash the same jokes about Greek stereotypes and old people talking about sex doesn’t really excites.
THE GUIDES LIVERPOOL PICK OF THE MONTH: Anomalisa
The makers of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich have a well-earned reputation for creating films which are different from anything else, and with Anomalisa, it looks like they’ve done it again. An animated movie which looks fantastic, seems to have an important message and will move you, if you only see one film in March …. you know the rest.