Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Upcoming Movie Roundup - March

February was another slow movie month for me. I still want to see P&P&Z, and Hail, Caesar! -- plus Eddie the Eagle which I missed when doing my last Upcoming Movie post, but have taken notice of since -- but I haven't gotten to the theater for any of them, and will probably just end up waiting. But maybe not, because March doesn't have any must-see-in-theater flicks either (as far as I can tell), though it does have quite a few that land in the same "really want to see at some point" category that the previously mentioned three are waiting in.

Which March movies look interesting to you?

London Has Fallen
Mar 4th; R
Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler return as the President of the United Stated and his loyal bodyguard who saved his life in the last film and is gonna do it again. But it London. With higher stakes, I assume. I caught Olympus Has Fallen on TV a while back, and enjoyed it pretty well. Though I thought it was pretty bad, it had a violent, serious appeal, and it was certainly better than White House Down with much more likable leads and its more hardcore vibe. So I wouldn't mind catching this one too someday.

Mar 4th; PG
It's not like I don't want to see this one, but right now I'm super tired of the trailers getting everywhere. Animated Disney movie trailers are seriously the worst things ever. They make this movie look so annoying and are probably giving away all the jokes too. However I have learned to not judge a Disney animation by its trailer, and all the extremely positive reviews coming in are much more convincing that this one may just be a gem. But the sloth jokes are driving me crazy.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Mar 18th; PG-13
Uuuuhhhhhh. Is it worth mentioning that Insurgent was so boring that I was basically done with this series as soon as I saw it? First of all, Allegiant was the worst book of the series, and I don't care to see it end on screen. There's no enjoyment for me there, unless some huge changes are made. Secondly, this isn't even the end, because (that's right!) the last book is split into two movies! Yaayyyy... Except no Part1/Part2, now there's an "Ascendant" to look forward to. I'm not saying I'll never see this one or the last one. There is after all, the matter of my curiosity and my favorite character Peter. But seeing it in the theater is a long shot. Almost as a long a shot as this movie breaking the pattern and being a truly good movie!

Midnight Special
Mar 18th; PG-13
I seem to find one every month. One movie that I know noting about but the cast makes me immediately want to see it. This time it's this sci-fi film that want to be like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the interesting cast is Adam Driver and (his great uncle in the Star Wars universe!) Joel Edgerton. And slightly less interestingly, Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst. Plus it has the writer and director of Mud, which I absolutely adored. I love me some sci-fi, so the plot does actually seem intriguing too, and reviews are pretty positive, so I just may be giving this one a watch sometime!

The Little Prince
Mar 18th(limited); PG
This one's been a long time coming, but is finally almost here. This trailer is pretty spectacular, and the cast is large and talented, and I expect it'll be a very well-received movie. It looks great, I'll be very surprised if it isn't, and I'm definitely planning to want to see it for myself.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Mar 25th; PG-13
Do you have any idea of how hard it was for me to not type "Bateman vs. Superbman" just then? It was a struggle. At least I got it out of my system now. So Henry Cavill is back and Zack Snyder is back, and Ben Affleck's Batman is about to get its debut, and I can't decide what I think. Should I laugh? Cry? Shrug and roll my eyes? Forget about his whole thing and wait for a good hero vs. hero movie to come along -- AKA, Civil War? Funny enough, it actually looks like a decent Batman movie at the beginning of this trailer. Then Supes and Drama and Snyder's infamous action style shows up, and I'm back to rolling my eyes. Anyway, I guess I'm done now. Moving on...

I Saw the Light
Mar 25th(limited); R
Tom Hiddleston has faded a little away from the peak of his popularity, but he's still a talented actor and I imagine he does a fantastic job in this role. I don't think I'd mind watching him in anything even if he does trade in his British accent for a country one that sound like what I hear all the time, and he even sings in this movie to make up for it.... But besides that I have absolutely no interest in this movie whatsoever. It does not look good. And as much as I like Hiddleston, he's not going to be enough to get me to watch this. Ho-hum reviews coming in seem to share my opinion.


  1. I'm excited about the next Divergent flick (albeit skeptical) and don't much as I hate to admit this, I don't expect it to change. Also, cannot wait to eventually see Batman v Superman, but will be more likely to see "Civil War" in theaters.

    Also, I cannot wait to see P+P+Z. Here's hoping the DVD arrives SOON! :D

    1. Yeah they seem to be adding and changing details, but it'll probably end up the same. And BvS... I'll probably actually enjoy more if it's really bad. :P Civil War is one of those "must see in theater" movies!

      I know, I'm surprised at how much interest I have in P&P&Z!

  2. I feel terrible. After you've been following my blog for so long, I finally realized you have a blog too! Oh my gosh! Following you now, Sarah, and I'm so glad I finally thought to check if you had a blog!

    1. Oh no, don't feel bad! But thanks for the follow -- I'm glad you found me! :)

  3. The Little Prince's trailer is pretty + interesting. I love that book. I've only seen the trailer for Zootopia once so far and it was hilarious that one time so I'm hoping the movie is just as funny. The Superman v Bateman trailer just doesn't have much appeal for me. Thanks for doing your monthly upcoming movie roundup - I always enjoy reading them. :)

    1. I haven't read the book, but I hope the film lives up to it, cause if it does I'm sure I'll like it. I keep seeing the Zootopia trailer, and it's getting very old. I just want to see the movie instead! (It's got great reviews!) Me either, I imagine it'll annoy me more than it'll entertain me. :P You're welcome, and thanks -- I'm glad you enjoy them. :D

  4. I fully intend to see Batman Vs. Superman in the theater. I'd like to see I Saw the Light too, but we'll see if it plays here or not.

    1. Yeah, at this point I feel like I'm the only person not interested in BvS. Maybe I'll be wrong about it! I hope you enjoy! :)

    2. Haha! I'm the only person I know of who actually is kind of jazzed about it. Funny, huh?