10 Movies We’re Looking Forward To: March 2012

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10 Movies We're Looking Forward To: March 2012

The Hunger Games Now that the Oscars have passed and we've survived the doldrums of the past two months, it's time to get excited about movies again. Although we still have a few months before 2012's biggest films hit theaters - I'm talking to you, The Dark Knight Rises - March offers a few films that we at Screen Rant are especially excited about. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of "10 Movies We're Looking Forward to in March 2012." Some are slated to be big blockbusters while others will likely just attract a niche audience. But, all together, they will all make for an interesting month at the cineplex.

March 9: John Carter'

Taylor Kitsch in the 'John Carter' movie Opening in theaters this week is the highly-anticipated John Carter. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe and Mark Strong, this is a special effects-laden film that cost its studio a lot to produce. The film is based on the novel "A Princess of Mars," written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Although response to the film's trailers has been tracking below expectations, there's already talk of a potential sequel. Will this original outperform low expectations and make a sequel inevitable or will it crash and burn at the box office? Take a look at the latest trailer and decide for yourself if you're willing to shell out $15 to see this 3D adventure.

March 9: 'Silent House'

Elizabeth Olsen in 'Silent House' Last year, Elizabeth Olsen surprised audiences and critics alike with her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene as a woman trying to escape from a cult. In Silent House, she's trying to escape from another horrific situation as she is chased throughout a house by a nasty sociopath. Set in real-time, this horror film has a premise that could easily set it apart from other films in the genre. Although horror films are often terribly disappointing, this one has potential. With a unique format and an interesting young star headlining, Silent House could be worth checking out this weekend. Decide for yourself by watching the trailer.

March 9: 'Friends With Kids'

Jennifer Westfeldt in 'Friends with Kids' Jennifer Westfeldt took on three roles in the production of the new film, Friends with Kids. She wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about three couples having children. Two of the couples are married while the third - played by Westfeldt and Adam Scott - decide to raise a child together, despite their platonic relationship. The film also reunites four members of the Bridesmaids cast: Kirsten Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Chris O'Dowd; however, the trailer shows that this movie, despite a similar roster of actresses and actors, is far less crude than the previous film. Will this small movie be a big success? We'll find out when the movie opens this week.

March 16: '21 Jump Street'

21 Jump Street movie Based on the late 1980's television drama of the same name, 21 Jump Street promises a few laughs and an interesting partnership between comic actor Jonah Hill and the straight-laced Channing Tatum. The screenplay was written by Hill and Michael Ball, who previously brought us Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Let's face it. Film adaptations of old television shows usually don't work but with these two young leading men, and a few laughs, Jump Street could be a lot of fun. Check out the trailer and see for yourself.

March 16: 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'

Jeff Who Lives at Home starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms Brothers Jay and Mark Duplass previously brought audiences the 2010 drama Cyrus, which starred Jonah Hill. Now, the duo have teamed up once again with Jeff, who Lives at Home. Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon, this film could turn out to be a little movie that attracts a niche audience in the same way that Cyrus did. Segel has made a few interesting choices in his career. He was great in The Muppets but Bad Teacher fell short. Check out the trailer for his new film to see if this could be a big hit for the young comedian or another lackluster offering.

March 23: 'The Hunger Games'

Cinna and Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' movie The Hunger Games, one of the most anticipated movies of this year hits theaters towards the end of March. Yet, expectations are already sky-high. Based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, as well as Liam Hemsworth and promises to be one of the biggest movies of the year. If you haven't read the book, the film adaptation might not appeal to you but, for others, this adaptation is what people have been waiting for. Eager fans should watch the trailer - and try not to get too excited about the Games beginning.

March 23: 'The Raid: Redemption'

'The Raid Redemption' Movie The Raid: Redemption boasts no major stars.  But it promises lots of action and great fighting sequences. Written and directed by Gareth Evans, this low-budget foreign film could be the bolt of nonstop action that viewers have been looking for. With low expectations and solid reviews so far, The Raid: Redemption could do surprisingly well at the box office. Check out the trailer to see if this movie is for you.

March 30: 'Wrath Of The Titans'

Sam Worthington in 'Wrath of the Titans'

Although 2010's Clash of the Titans was greeted by middling reviews - including ours - its sequel will hit theaters in a matter of weeks. Like its predecessor, Wrath of the Titans stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. And like John Carter, its looks like there is already a potential sequel in the works if this installment does well.    For fans of the 2010 remake, Wrath could definitely be worth seeing. For non-fans, the jury is still out at this point. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself if this sequel deserves your support.

March 30: 'Mirror, Mirror'

Julia Roberts in 'Mirror Mirror' Julia Roberts' last film was Larry Crowne, where she shared the limelight with Tom Hanks. But the marketing for Mirror, Mirror has mostly put her in the center spotlight - as the iconic evil Queen. With a big star like Roberts and a well-known tale serving as the main story, this movie could be either a huge hit or a massive disaster. There has already been some controversy about the Mirror, Mirror marketing campaign - so it'll be interesting to see how the final film actually plays-out. Although this isn't the only take on the Snow White tale scheduled for release this year, it's the first one out the gate - as a result, coupled with some big name talent, there's a lot of interest in the project. Check out the trailer to see if Mirror, Mirror looks like something that you'll be willing to shell out money for at the end of March.  

March 30: 'Goon'

Seann William Scott in the hockey movie 'Goon' With a screenplay written by Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), Goon could definitely attract a young audience - especially those interested in hockey and the role of goons in the on-ice proceedings. The film offers a predominantly young cast including Seann William Scott in the lead role - with Baruchel playing his best friend. It's coming out in a limited number of theaters - so it will be interesting to see how Goon does. If you're interested in seeing how the film depicts the game, make sure to have a look at the latest Goon trailer.

10 Movies We're Looking Forward To: March 2012

mirror mirror featurette lily collins armie hammer March is set to offer a little something for everyone this year. Whether you're in the mood for a horror flick (Silent House), a crude comedy (21 Jump Street) or an adaptation of a bestselling book (The Hunger Games), Hollywood is set to deliver.  Check out the schedule below and then tell us which movie you're most excited to see this month!
  • March 9: John Carter, Silent House, Friends with Kids
  • March 16:  21 Jump Street, Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  • March 23: The Hunger Games, The Raid: Redemption
  • March 30: Wrath of the Titans, Mirror, Mirror, Goon
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TAGS: 21 jump street, Friends with Kids, goon, jeff who lives at home, john carter, mirror mirror, silent house, the hunger games, the raid redemption, wrath of the titans

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  1. I am definitely checking out Wrath of the Titans, John Carter, and The Hunger Games and maybe 21 Jump Street

    • I am sooo looking forward to Wrath of the Titans – Loved the original Clash, and the re-make! Can’t wait for the Hobbit when that comes out, cause I LOVE Orlando Bloom, who is starring in it! :)
      The new Superman film is going to be mega, but I’m not sure about the new actor. The Avengers will also be cool! :) :) :)

  2. John Carter, the Hunger Games, and Wrath of the Titans all seem to be theater worthy. Goon, 21 Jump Street, Friends with Kids, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home will be added to the Netflix queue. And thanks for pointing out The Raid: Redemption, I’ll have to check more into that one.

    Honestly though, I’ll probably only see the Lorax for my daughters birthday and Wrath for my birthday.

    • Cool :) I’m going to see Wrath when it comes out too :)

  3. I’ll be seeing John Carter, The Hunger Games and Wrath of the Titans in theaters on opening weekend.
    As for the rest, I’ll wait till they hit DVD (or, TV in some of these cases) — I mean, I have to save up as money as I can! With Avengers, TDKR, ASM, The Hobbit, MIB3, Prometheus, and so many other great movies coming out later this year! :D

    P.S. Don’t know if this is happening to other viewers, but when I click on “Next>>” there’s quite a bit of “lag” before the next movie appears… (maybe it’s just my internet connection going haywire?)

    • Hmm, for some reason I forgot to include 21 Jump Street (I’ll be seeing that one in theaters as well).

    • The lag is happening for me too. May just be larger image files.

    • “I’ll be seeing John Carter, The Hunger Games and Wrath of the Titans”

      What he said.

  4. Goon is only just coming out in the States? Blimey, we here in the UK had it on wide-release on January 6th, rather odd for a film that you’d think is more suited to Americans. Hilarious film though, William-Scott is brilliant.

  5. Directv had Goon on Video On Demand already in the States. It was awesome. I haven’t laughed at a movie like that in a while. I agree with Will Gough. Sean William-Scott was amazing in it.

    I’ll be seeing John Carter and the Hunger Games for sure. I was only iffy on 21 Jump Street, but the previews make it seem really funny. If I have the free time, I’ll see it, and maybe Wrath.

  6. For a minute there, I thought SR had lost their minds; I thought these were the 10 movies this year they are looking forward to. I wiped the sweat off my brow when I finally saw March. :-D

    John Carter and Wrath are the ones I’m most looking forward to. I may see Hunger Games and 21 Jump Street (those 2 guys annoy me), and I had never heard of the Raid movie before, so I may check that one out as well. The rest may be a netflix stream.

    • lol, me too..

  7. The raid for sure

  8. I’ll be seeing John Carter this Friday afternoon. Goon was boring and lame. 21 Jump Street is a maybe. The Hunger Games looks interesting. WrathOTT will be a rental or HBO watch, I won’t be banking on gimmicky sequels to bad franchises this year.

    • Agreed. How anyone is looking forward to Wrath of the Titans is beyond me.

  9. 21 Jump Street looks AWFUL, I’m not sure what anyone has seen in the trailer to make it seem like it’s going to be funny. Maybe it’s because I don’t find Jonah Hill funny.

    John Carter looks like fun, so does Wrath of the Titans.

    • I definitely get you, Andy, but so far the reviews are positive for 21, and that’s the only reason I may give it a shot.

    • I think 21 looks very funny. I’ll give it a shot.

    • The raid looks awesome. But I think it’s only releasing in ny and la in the us in march. That makes me sad.

  10. John carter and wrath of the titans :)

  11. I still don’t get why Perseus is the only man that doesn’t have a beard. 8-)

  12. just based on the 10 min peek at john carter i’d like to see that one in the theater. . the only other one’s i may see in theaters would be jeff, who lives at home, because i’m a big fan of helms and segal, and silent house.COTT was underwhelming (what can you expect with sam worthington?)so i expect more of the same with WOTT. the rest are rentals for sure.

  13. Really? Mirror, Mirror? I can smell that cine-stink from a mile away.

    • Jace,

      The director actually stated his displeasure over the trailers that have been released because he says they do not represent the film accurately.

      Vic

      • But Vic, isn’t it the director’s job to oversee the trailers?
        I’m sure he wasn’t the one who edited it, but surely they don’t just release a trailer before consulting/getting the go-ahead from the director of the movie?

        • haha, things like entire movies get edited and released without the consent of the director, that’s why we often see “directors cuts” of movies show up so often. So you really think they have any say in the trailers?

          I personally don’t understand why we don’t see the director’s versions of movies because I would think they would know best but the studios override them all the time.

          • Huh… never knew that.
            I know the studios are in charge, but I never thought they’d just ignore the director’s vision and opinion.
            It probably doesn’t happen in most cases though…

  14. I will proudly be NOT anticipating Wrath of the Titans. Instead, I will watch the original Harryhausen classic, and play the God of War series, which is way better than the abortion that was the remake and its crap sequel.

  15. I don’t expect alot out of the following, but they are on my Netflix list as probably watchable when they come out: The Raid: Redemption; John Carter; & Wrath of the Titans.

  16. 21jumpstreet just looks stupid, Jonah hill is ok but channing tatum just needs to go away,

  17. I guess I’m the only one who thinks that the majority of these movies look either like trash,or at most,meh.

    The Raid is the best looking one of the bunch,imo.I’ll probably get duped into going to see Wrath Of The Titan,but I’m really not expecting much.Mirror rorriM (see what I did there :) ) doesn’t look that good,but it’s by Tarsem,so the visuals should be top notch.

    Sorry guy,but John Carter and Hunger Games both look very lame to me,and are there people that are really clamoring for 21 Jump Street?

  18. why use this type of webpage? you could’ve just listed it down. doesn’t load well.

  19. Seen the goon and its the only movie so far this year that i’v had tears in my eyes with laughing so much and the sub-title for John Carter should just be (bomb) my son saw the trailer with just the mars bits then the first one with the civil war bits in and he really didn’t understand so tryed explaining but he just went mah! so take of that what you will.

    JAFFA CAKES RULE!

  20. John Carter and Jeff who lives at home are the only ones even worth seeing as far as I’m concerned. The rest don’t just simply ‘not look good’ but actually look awful. The especially awful looking ones actually made it pretty high on your list which is shocking. For example Mirror Mirror looks like a giant pile of trash. The director can claim that the trailer wasn’t good and not a proper representation of the film all he wants doesn’t change the fact that the concept and plot synopsis sound awful to begin with. It’s certainly a movie with those who want to watch crap like Once Upon a Time with worse writing and a bigger budget.

    really 21 jump street and silent house? Some cheap crap horror and a Channing tatum film with him making an attempt at comedy? His name alone is enough reason to pass add in the fact that it’s a comedy remake of a tv drama from over a decade ago and that should be an instant pass for all.

    • @Daniel F – I don’t think they were ranking these because it seems to be in order of release date.

  21. I avoid most films that have Jonah Hill’s name attached to them.

    • Agreed….Jonah Hill, no way…..

  22. John carter looks like its going to be a cool movie

    • It does look interesting, except I would’ve liked to see Deja Thoris looking like she did in the novels. Red and naked, with lots of jewelry. Hot.

  23. i’ll devienetly watch The Raid : Redemption

  24. HEY MAN,anything with LIAM NEESON in it has to be good! He”s got a few hot movies coming….BATTLESHIP looks awesome! Wrath of the TITANS, O.M.G. the man is the next CLINT EASTWOOD-JOHN WAYNE.

  25. I’ll be seeing The Hunger Games, The Avengers, and. The Dark Knight Rises. How has no one mentioned The Avengers in this thread?

  26. And I’m an idiot, because I just realized that these are all March movies. Ah well, it was a long night at work and I’m sleepy. I’ll be seeing The Hunger Games. Good night all.

  27. I have seen John Carter it was good,haven’t decided on the rest except for one. I do not want to see 21 Jump Street. In the previews they show the two stars practing fast draws on each other as one of them asks”are you shure it’s unloaded”. Then one of them celebrates their first arrest by firing his pistol in the air. I know this is fiction but someone somewhere might get the wrong idea

  28. I’m gonna say Wrath of The Titans, the The Raid movie looked good. I think that’s it for this month.

  29. How the heck do u tell me not yo get too excited about the hunger games!!! I dont even think that its fricking possible to get not too excited!!

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