Each month, we look forward to ten movies that we’re excited about. Here are our picks for the most-anticipated films of March 2018.
More and more, it seems like studios are confidently unleashing some of their biggest tentpoles in the first quarter of the year. Perhaps never has that been truer than with the phenomenal box office success of Marvel’s Black Panther last month. Moviegoers’ first trip to Wakanda shattered all kinds of records and looks like it may be gunning for the title of highest-grossing domestic MCU release currently held The Avengers. However, Marvel Studios wasn’t the only big winner in February.
The trilogy-capping Fifty Shades Freed brought that series’ audience out in droves, and low-budget horror film Winchester earned roughly 10 times its reported $3.5 million production budget. Lastly, Peter Rabbit and Game Night delivered the goods for those seeking family-friendly adventure and R-rated hilarity, respectively, while Annihilation — the second feature from Ex Machina director Alex Garland — made headlines with its divisive release strategy.
Just as February brought lots of intriguing new releases, this month keeps the momentum rolling along nicely, with a number of hotly anticipated films set to arrive in theaters. Here are the 10 films we’re looking forward to in March 2018.
10. Gringo (Release Date: March 9)
Nash Edgerton made his feature directorial debut a full decade ago with crime thriller The Square. Now he’s back with his second project, Gringo, an action comedy that stands out as one of the only out-and-out comedies arriving in theaters this month. Judging by the genre-twisting setup and the incredible cast Edgerton has assembled, this might be one to watch.
Gringo stars David Oyelowo as a businessman who gets in over his head when he gets involved with the criminal underworld. Mixing elements of dark comedy, action and thrills, the film also includes such stars as Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley. Whether the film itself works remains to be seen, but it’s hard to ignore the talent involved.
Check out the latest trailer for Gringo.
9. Unsane (Release Date: March 23)
Steven Soderbergh is many things, but one of his most notable traits as a filmmaker is his unpredictability. With a resume that includes everything from mainstream Hollywood fare (the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy) to the tiniest experimental releases (Bubble, The Girlfriend Experience, etc.). Unsane — his latest film — undeniably falls into the latter category.
This psychological drama stars Claire Foy (The Crown) as a young woman grappling with a dwindling grasp on reality, as she finds herself locked up in a mental institution. Produced in secret, the film was reportedly filmed entirely on an iPhone, serving as the latest such risk-taking project for Soderbergh. If nothing else, we’re curious how Unsane turned out. If anyone can make it work, it’s Soderbergh.
Check out the latest trailer for Unsane.
8. Death Wish (Release Date: March 2)
Twenty-four years have passed since Charles Bronson ended his run as vigilante hero Paul Kersey in Death Wish V: The Face of Death. So one could argue that the franchise is long past due for the remake treatment. Well, Death Wish is ready for its theatrical release, this time with Bruce Willis in the role made famous by Bronson.
Eli Roth directs and Joe Carnahan writes this new take on the story of a man who decides to hunt criminals after a devastating attack on his family. We know Willis has the action chops for the story and the gravitas to breathe new life into Kersey, and with a supporting cast that includes Vincent D’Onofrio and Elizabeth Shue, there’s certainly reason to think this Death Wish could do justice (pun intended) to its predecessor (even if fans are sceptical).
Check out the latest trailer for Death Wish.
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