Coming Soon: My Watchlist for March 2016

I can’t believe it’s already March…2016 is simply flying by! But, with new months come new movie releases, and so the time has come to choose the films I plan to see this month. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

theprogramposterThe Program

Synopsis: “The untold story of one man’s thirteen-year crusade to find the truth behind one of the greatest cons in history. A journalist with The Sunday Times and author of the book the film was based on ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, David Walsh undertook what has become one of the great pieces of investigative journalism by uncovering the truth about Lance Armstrong. Feted as a hero and adored by millions of people, how did Walsh bring down one of the most powerful icons in the world?”

I grew up in a family of cyclists – my mom and dad met on a bike ride, and after the wedding they actually biked off into the sunset. So, I was kept up to date on the Tour de France every year, and inevitably the name “Lance Armstrong” become once of reverence. Naturally, my parents and I were among the heartbroken and betrayed fans when the scandal was revealed. So of course, I’m very interested in the film about the whole terrible ordeal.

The Program will be released in the US on March 18.


10cloverfieldlane10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis: “Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.”

I’m not a huge fan of horror movies, but the trailer for this one looks really good. Also, it’s not going to be an exact sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield, so I’m hoping this will be more on the note of mystery than horror. A final note – JJ Abrams has been on everyone’s good side right now with his recent Star Wars success, so the fact that his name is tacked on to the project helps.

10 Cloverfield Lane will be released in the US on March 11.


zootopiaposterZootopia

Synopsis: “The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.”

Every once in a while animated movies score big time, and I have such a soft spot for them. Zootopia has already gotten fantastic reviews from critics, and so I’m extremely excited for this fun-looking film. J.K. Simmons, who is awesome as a voice actor, is a cast member to boot, and that’s just the cherry on top for me!

Zootopia will be released in the US on March 4


whiskeytangofoxtrotWhiskey Tango Foxtrot

Synopsis: “In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.”

I have two ideal genres of film: the type that keeps an audience lost in thought days after they’ve left the theatre, and the type containing a happy balance of adventure and comedy. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot appears to be the latter, so I’m positive it’ll be a fantastic time. Also, if you’ve been a loyal follower of the site (above all, thank you so much!), you’ll remember that I love, love, love Tina Fey. So, this weekend I’ll be torn choosing between this movie and Zootopia…someone help me!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot releases in US theatres on March 4.


DawnofjusticeposterBatman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Synopsis:“Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.”

Obviously, the latest DC movie had to make my list. I don’t think a single movie fan will be missing this one, with all the anticipation that DC has built up in marketing. With that being said, I do have a strong feeling that the film will be a major disappointment…but, you know what they say: expect the worst; hope for the best!

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theatres on March 25.


Now that I’ve told you my favorites for March, be sure to let me know yours in the comments! As always, thanks for reading!

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