March, March, March, my birth month, the start of spring and the end of the misery that is winter, springtime is seeing increasing amounts of big budget blockbusters and indie films nowadays and 2018 is no different, with a plethora of anticipated films coming out, here are some to watch out for. (US release dates by default).
Red Sparrow – released on the 2nd of March
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Mary Louise Parker and Charlotte Rampling.
Russian spy Dominika is inducted into a deadly spy prorgram and made to use her appeal and wits to secure information and take out targets, though one American target in particular may prove a complication for her and her mission.
A Wrinkle In Time – released on the 9th of March
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Guga Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Storm Reid, Zach Galifinakis, Chris Pine and Levi MIller.
Fantasy film set in the US as child Meg aims to find and rescue her father, working with her younger brother, friends and some other worldly help.
The Strangers: Prey at Night – released on the 9th of March
Directed by Johannes Roberts
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.
Direct sequel to the 2008 film Strangers, a family staying in a mobile home park are visited by three masked strangers with nefarious intentions.
Tomb Raider – released on the 16th of March
Directed by Roar Uthaug
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Nick Frost, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott-Thomas.
Updated reboot of the Tomb Raider mostly based on a recent video game reboot from 2013, charting Laras upbringing and origin story as she becomes stranded on an island where her father disappeared after a shipwreck, being tested every step of the way, she has to find a way to survive.
Pacific Rim: Uprising – released on the 23rd of March
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight
Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Jing Tian and Adria Arjona.
Direct sequel to the 2013 Pacific Rim, 10 years later, the Jaeger program has developed and grown but the Kaiju have found a way to return to earth, evolving themselves and once again the Jaegers must fight to protect earth with a new generation of fighters, including Stacker Pentecosts son – Jake who vows to keep his fathers legacy and protect humanity.