Let’s face it February was a bad movie month. Not only was there not much to offer, and those available to view did not offer much for the audience. So as we slowly come out of this box office drought we have several films arriving in theatres this March. Something for everyone in the family.
Watchmen: For superhero lovers everywhere. 300’s Zack Snyder adapts Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ acclaimed comic book Watchmen for the big screen. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film’s world is an unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have been forced to go into retirement due to the government’s Keene Act, but the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), an ex-hero commando, perks the interest of one of the country’s last remaining superheroes, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley). Film is also being released in IMAX.
Race to Witch Mountain: Brings back The Rock to the big screen in this Adventure flick. For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It is called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can’t explain. When they discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, the race begins, as the government, mobsters and even extraterrestrials try to stop them.
The Last House on the Left: The horror film for the month. The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to The Last House on the Left.
Miss March: Rauncy teenage comedy that tells the story of a young man (Cregger) who awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart (Alessi) has since become a naked centerfold in a men’s
magazine. He and his sex-crazed best friend (Moore) decide to take a cross- country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine’s legendary headquarters and win back the girl.
I Love You Man: Anything with these two guys is gonna be a riot. As his wedding day approaches, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) realizes he has no one to act as his best man. Through a series of ”man-dates,” he finds Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), and the pair become instant friends. But as Peter’s ”bro-mance” with Sydney grows stronger, it threatens his relationship with his fiancee (Rashida Jones), forcing Peter to make a choice.
Duplicity: All about espinoage and being on the top of your game. CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers—industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti)— nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can’t cheat their way out of: love.
Knowing: Nicholas Cage has this action thriller thing down pack, sorry I mean down down pat, and he proves it in this latest edition. Starring in Knowing, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future—and sets out to prevent them from coming true.
Monsters Vs Aliens: Availavle in IMAX 3D and the kids are gonna love this! Monsters vs. Aliens has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology for a truly immersive 3D experience. When California girl Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled as a “monster” named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. Their confinement time is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger (on a desperate order from the President), the motley crew of monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.
Which one will peak your interest? I am looking forward to KC native Paul Rudd’s latest comedy. Post your comments on what you are looking forward to.