2018 March Movies

Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Plot details are unknown. Boyega is playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie.

Ten years after The Battle of the Breach, the Jaeger program with its new set of heroes faces another Kaiju threat. Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to the 2013 film, Pacific Rim. The movie is based on the story by the first film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, with screenplay co-written by Emily Carmichael, T.S. Nowlin, Kira Snyder, and Steven DeKnight who is also the director.

Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori), Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler) and Burn Gorman (Herman Gottlieb) will be reprising their roles, together with newcomers John Boyega (Jake Pentecost), Cailee Spaeny (Amara Namani), Scott Eastwood (Nate Lambert), Adria Arjona (Jules) and Tian Jing (Liwen Shao) among others.

The five Jaegers who will battle it out with the Kaijus have already been revealed to be named Gipsy Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, Saber Athena, Titan Redeemer, and Guardian Bravo. Gipsy Avenger, named after Gipsy Danger, has become the symbol of hope for humanity. Despite its Mark V classification Bracer Phoenix is built at par with the Mark VI Jaegers. Saber Athena is considered the sleekest and most elegant Jaeger created. Titan Redeemer is built to wreck massive havoc with its force and seismic Morningstar. Last but not the least, Guardian Bravo is designed for combat at range with its sophisticated proto-metallic Elec-16 Arc Whip.

Del Toro has been working on the sequel’s script since early 2012, and in 2014, he confirmed that he will be working on it again as the director. However, conflicts in production delayed the project. In early 2016 it was announced the project will push through with DeKnight as the director and after going through a couple of rewrites, the script was made.

The film is set for release of March 23, 2018.

Tomb Raider (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara Croft has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who – against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit – must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Ready Player One (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

The latest film from legendary director Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One is based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name. The book was originally published in 2011 and received much acclaim, taking home an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association and the Prometheus Award in 2012. Critics enjoyed its nostalgic and heartfelt elements, with many feeling it has a fun and engaging narrative. Its story is noteworthy for making references to 1980s pop culture, including several movies Spielberg was involved with earlier in his career. Ready Player One‘s OASIS virtual reality also inspired the real-life Oculus system.

The film is set to have some clear differences from its source material. Spielberg has mentioned he is going to tone down the ’80s references (though there are plenty in the trailer), and Ben Mendelsohn said his character in the movie is not loyal to the version from the novel. The intent appears to be crafting a story that maintains the spirit of Ready Player One, but has the leeway to go off in its own directions if need be.

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A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Death Wish (2018)

  • Genre: Action, Thriller

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.

Red Sparrow (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Thriller

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Red Sparrow is based on the 2013 book of the same name written by former CIA operative Jason Matthews. The novel was acclaimed upon its release, taking home the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Matthews sold the movie rights to the book prior to its publication, agreeing to a seven-figure deal. In addition, he received a contract to write a Red Sparrow sequel. Production on the film started in January 2017.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

Sea of Thieves (2018 Video Game)

  • Genre: Action, Adventure

Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you’ll encounter other crews… but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?

Mary Magdalene (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Love, Simon

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.