Sunday, March 1, 2015

Upcoming Movie Roundup - March

February was another disappointment for 2015. Although I did see Old Fashioned, and appreciated it very much, it wasn't as great as I'd hoped and didn't save the month from flops and disappointments. And on top of that Agent Carter is over. However, March is looking up! If all goes to plan I will be seeing two of these films in the theaters, and there's also a new season of a quality television show that is nothing like Agent Carter, but can perfectly replace it anyway. Is March looking up for you too? What movies will you be seeing?

Mar 6th; R
What with the director of District 9, Neill Blomkamp helming this, I wonder if it will be the very first successful attempt at making an "AI" movie where the AI being is actually a good guy. I can't think of a film that has done it satisfactorily yet, so that could be very cool. But besides that, this looks like a very original and interesting movie anyway, with a cast including Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Sharlto Copley proving the voice and moments for Chappie. Still I suppose there's the possibility that this will be more "Elysium" than "District 9" but even that is better than most.

Mar 13th; PG
This is exactly what I need: a classic, cute, silly, beautiful new version of a great, happy, fuss-less classic fairytale, Cinderella. Something for us to lose ourselves in, and help us remember why fairytales are so appealing in the first place. Cast; large and familiar; Lily James and Richard Madden as Ella and the prince; Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, Hayley Atwell as Ella's real mother, and Helena Bonham-Carter as her Fairy Godmother; and Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera as the ugly stepsisters. And Kenneth Branagh directing. This is the most promising thing I see; he really knows how to do old fashioned romance and drama with a beautiful style. I can hardly wait for this one!

Mar 20th; PG-13
#2 in the Divergent series. And I'm not as excited about his one as I would like to be. Mostly, I think, because I didn't like the two sequel books as much as I did the original. Still, there's plenty of potential there, and it might make a better movie than it did a book. Also this is the best installment for my favorite character, Peter, (Miles Teller) and I'm also looking forward to Caleb's (Ansel Elgort) expanded role. Then of course there's Shailene Woodley, and she is solely what makes this series tick as well as it does. Theo James, Kate Winslet, and in fact everyone who didn't die in the last movie return (and some who did -- what are you doing, Ashely Judd?) and there's lot of new characters too. I'm sure I'll be seeing this, but I'm not holding out any hope that it'll be any better than the first.

While We're Young
Mar 27th; R
With The Secret Life of Walter Mitty I suddenly started to like Ben Stiller, particularly his more sincere comedies, so when I ran across this trailer it caught my attention, and it looks like it could be a pretty interesting movie. It's about an older couple (Stiller and Naomi Watts) who start hanging out with a young couple (Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver) and the interesting results of this unlikely, socially strange friendship.

Season 2; premieres March 4th 10/9c on BBC America
Broadchurch is the exact opposite of everything Agent Carter was. It is dark, melancholy, serious, creepy and depressing. Hardly and light moments or even a break from the building tension. But it sure is good. Starring the great David Tennant as the disturbed and depressed Detective, and Olivia Coleman as his partner, who after the last season has a husband on trial for murder. (The cast is teaming with Doctor Who alumni; also Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, and David Bradley.) The reason this can replace Agent Carter, is because the season, James D'Arcy has joined the cast! This trailer suggests (strongly) that he'll be playing a bad guy, but still, it's something.


  1. I want to see Chappie. It looks good... and I like the bunny-esque ears. <3


    1. It does look very promising and original. Me too, they're cool, and a useful way of expressing emotion, since he can't with his face. :)

  2. I CANNOT wait to see Cinderella. Of course, I'm expecting it to be the perfect definition of a fairytale (or "predictable") and that's okay. As you say, I'm ready for that - and if it takes a twist or too, all the better.

    Also looking forward to Insurgent though that'll be one I'll watch at home. :)

    1. I agree, predictable is definitely okay. In fact, I'd prefer it. A few twists in the middle would be neat, as long as it ends with the same happily-ever-after. :)

      I'm hoping for a theater trip for Insurgent, but waiting to decide.

    2. " long as it ends with the same happily-ever-after."

      Exactly! That's what we wish for with Cinderella. :)

  3. Chappie is the only one I'm really excited for in this one and that mostly because of Hugh Jackman.I still can't believe though Agent Carter is over.Insurgent I liked Divergent but I don't know I'm starting to get a bit annoyed by that actress now.Ben Stiller older movies are kinda cool meet the parents is awesome so is the 1st Night at the Museum I didn't like the 2nd one and 3rd one was alright.
    Cinderella looks promising though :)

    1. Yeah, Hugh Jackman is cool, and hopefully the movie will be too. I know, those eight weeks of Agent Carter went by so fast, and I still feel like another episode should be coming soon. Shailene Woodley is starting to annoy you? That's interesting. I think she's the best thing about this series. I haven't seen Night at the Museum 3 yet, but I agree the first was good, and the second wasn't so much. Cinderella looks SO promising, I'm going to be so sad if it lets me down! (But it's not.) :D

  4. I'm ridiculously excited about and looking forward to Cinderella. :) And I didn't realize Hayley Atwell plays Cinderella's mom!
    I feel like I recognized every actor in that trailer for Broadchurch. haha
    Now I miss AC again.


    1. I was just reading some of the early reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and it sounds absolutely perfect! Can't wait to go see it. :D And yes, Hayley Atwell! Just in time to help fill in the hole Agent Carter left. :P

      I know, I wouldn't be surprised if you did! I think every one has been in something or other that I've seen!