Who knew that March was going to be such a great month for movie releases?! We were able to sit down with some snacks and a glass of wine and watch some great films that we don’t want you to miss out on. Check out some of them below and let us know in the comments what your favourite March watch was.
AT THE CINEMAS
When I first saw Jordan Peele’s Get Out I was completely captivated by how dark, twisted and smart that psychological thriller was and while Peele was certainly on my radar beforehand, he definitely bumped up a few spots to be someone to watch in the thriller/horror space. Well, when I saw the trailer for US I was all, yaaaaaaas Queen for what I knew was going to be a gritty film made out of nightmares. Boy, does it deliver.
For me, US is a completely flawless horror movie that delights in making you feel unnerved from start to end. Whether we’re in the midst of a truly horrific, edge of your seat moment or chuckling to some classic dad banter thanks to Gabe, you can’t help but feel throughout the whole film that everything is just a little off.
It’s smart, terrifying, dark, witty and everything a horror movie should be. If you love horror movies, then you’ll definitely want to catch this on the big screen.
Fighting With My Family
Well this was quite a surprise. I absolutely loved this heartwarming biopic about the rise of WWE female wrestler Saraya-Jade aka Paige and every triumph and downfall is so honestly portrayed that you find yourself rooting for her from the outset. The family dynamic in this film is brilliant and her parents portrayed by Nick Frost and Lena Headey added some spectacular moments of their own. Buy into the hype an watch this movie!
Hotel Mumbai is phenomenal from the outset and features all the things that make a thriller great. It’s 2 hours and 20 minutes of pure adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat action. With real footage from the aftermath of the hostage crisis intercut into the film towards the end, director Anthony Maras has crafted a beautiful film that puts humanity at the forefront and pays tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the siege.
This is a high energy action film that puts a more modern twist on the Robin Hood story we’ve all known since childhood. Robin Hood is helmed by a stellar cast and openly tries to get you to forget any other version of the story you’ve come to know and love. Is it the best version you’ll see? No, but this film makes use of the darker, grittier sides off the legend and some visually impressive sets and fight scenes to keep you entertained; it’s the best use of ‘go in low, come out high’.
I don’t care what anyone says, Mortal Engines is an epic high-fantasy film that is easily a repeat watch. Seriously, I’ve seen it three times.
Dark and gritty, this edge of your seat fantasy takes all of the amazing Peter Jackson world building you’d expect and sets it against a fast paced script based off the original book series by Phillip Reeve. While a little more character development would’ve been nice, the expansion of the world, the class systems and post-apocalyptic dangers gives you enough information to be able to really tune into this film that sees action from the first scene until its last frame.
With a talented cast that worked their asses off to bring these complex characters and this insane world to life, Mortal Engines is entertaining AF and definitely worthy a go.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
This is Disney grandeur at its finest. I loved this take on the classic Nutcracker story and was completely taken with the larger than life set pieces that gave my inner 5-year old all the princess feels. Perfectly cast, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is jam packed with heart and debates some wonderful moral questions on a level younger audiences will appreciate. Visually captivating and with an enchanting storyline, this movie is a perfect watch whether you’re a fan of The Nutcracker or not.
While a movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway seems like a no-brainer hit, Serenity proves to be a strange movie with little plot, a lot of unnecessary drama and a whole lot of something else I can’t even define. It’s a hot mess of a film and if you want to see what it’s about, go ahead, but I personally wouldn’t waste my time.
A drama where Ewan McGregor falls in love with a robot, Zoe is a sci-fi love story with phenomenal performances and an average storyline. The strength of this film is the chemistry between the two leads and some more tender moments that explore the push-and-pull of falling in love. A film that will probably fly under the radar, Zoe is well worth the watch just to see McGregor do what he does best.
A Discovery of Witches, season one
Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Harkness, season one of A Discovery of Witches takes the best parts of book one of said trilogy to create the basis for what is sure to be your next binge watch. Already renewed for a second and third season, it’s time to jump on the supernatural bandwagon! While not original or as ground-breaking as True Blood was, there is no denying that this supernatural world completely draws you in with its dark history, magical realism and complex characters.
A Discovery of Witches stars Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer in the lead roles, both of whom are delightfully charming and draw you in from the very first episode. Consistently solid in its effort to bring you the perfect balance of action, drama and romance, the first season is not to be missed. There are eight explosive episodes for you to devour and you can check out some episode teasers here.
Written by Monique Renee
Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.
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