Must See Movies of March

by Meleena Mohammed

Greetings and Salutations! Here are the movie releases for the month of March, where we highlight the most anticipated movies, like Ready Player One and Love, Simon, so you know what movie you’re seeing the next time you go to the theatre.

Red Sparrow Rated R (March 2nd)

Jennifer Lawrence is the Red Sparrow, as you may have heard. We can’t deny that Lawrence is an incredible actress; bringing different characters to life with raw emotion, from Winter’s Bone to The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, she’s been in so many movies and has become quite the icon. Jennifer Lawrence is this movie’s “Strong Female Lead”, but alongside her is actor Joel Edgerton who has also been in countless movies: Black Mass, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and It Comes at Night, to name a few. Directed by Francis Lawrence, a long time collaborator with Lawrence, has made each of The Hunger Games movies as well as I Am Legend.

Red Sparrow is about a woman–Dominika Egorova–whose career as a prima ballerina ends due to an injury. Now, she seeks employment at Sparrow School. A place for secret intelligence where she survives the torturous training of molding young people into weapons. She leaves as the most dangerous sparrow the program has ever created, her mind and body now a weapon. Lethal, she enters the world where a mission leads her to a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust. Dominika is torn trying to accept her newfound strength and protect the people she cares about.


A Wrinkle in Time Rated PG (March 9th)

This movie is an adaptation of the children’s book written by Madeleine L’Engle and published in 1962 by the same name. It is being directed by Ava DuVernay, who also made Selma and 13th. The cast for this movie is star studded; with Oprah Winfrey(The Butler, Selma) as Mrs.Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs.Whatsit(Legally Blonde, Big Little Lies), Mindy Kaling as Mrs.Who (The Office, The Mindy Project) and Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek: Beyond, Hell Or High Water) and finally the kids: Storm Reid and Levi Miller.

The movie is about Meg Murry, a middle school student who is struggling with her self-worth. As the daughter of two recognized physicists, she is intelligent and unique in ways she has yet to discover. But her world comes tumbling down when her father goes missing. Meg, her younger brother–Charles–and classmate Calvin venture out to find him. Their journey leads them to a planet which Mr.Murray has been travelling to using a concept called tesseract. What lies there is unquestionable danger, but the kids are guided by three celestial beings and may discover more than they bargained for.   


Love, Simon Rated PG-13 (March 16th)

This movie stars Nick Robinson, who has also been in The Kings of Summer, Jurassic World, and The 5th Wave. Acting alongside him, is Katherine Langford playing Leah and Miles Heizer as Cal, both friends of Simon; both actors are from the infamous Netflix show: 13 Reasons Why. Playing Simon’s mother is Jennifer Garner(13 Going 30, Dallas Buyers Club)The movie is being directed by Greg Berlanti who has worked on multiple shows: Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

The movie is an endearing, funny and sad story about the struggles of coming to terms with your sexulaity, discovering your self and maybe falling in love; all the while surviving the ever judgemental hole that is high school. Simon is gay, but “no one knows,” and one day, there is some exciting school news. Turns out, there’s another guy in Simon’s similar situation, which brings him to contact this anonymous person online without a second thought. Simon still has to decide if, how, and when he’ll tell his friends and family about his secret; and deal with falling for a classmate whose name he doesn’t even know. It is a potential cult classic that will hopefully compare to movies like Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club.  


Pacific Rim Uprising Rated PG-13 (March 23rd)

Sequel to the original awesome sci-fi flick Pacific Rim, is Uprising; back with more giant fighting robots and even more. The star of this one is new however: John Boyega(Star Wars:The Force Awakens, Detroit). He plays Jake Pentecost, whose infamous father gave his life to preserve humanity in their fight against the Kaiju. Jake was once a promising pilot but got caught up in an underground criminal world. But now, he must resurface to help Mako Mori–his estranged sister–to save the world against an even bigger threat. He is given another chance to redeem himself, and with the help of a rival pilot and 15-year-old hacker, he just might be able to and save the world while he’s at it.

The movie is directed by Steven S. DeKnight, who is a TV screenwriter, having worked on Spartacus. Playing Mako Mori is Jing Tian, who acted in The Great Wall; playing Lambert(pilot) is Scott Eastwood who starred in The Longest Ride and acted in Fury. Sequels are always risky but if you’re fan of the first movie, you should definitely finish the story.  


Isle of Dogs Rated PG-13 (March 23rd)

We are getting another one of Wes Anderson’s wonderfully weird films! An adaptation of a book by the same name, was written by Patricia Cornwell. It’s an animation that has a very distinct style which Anderson is known for from his hit film Fantastic Mr. Fox. These two movies require a certain taste and a particular sense of humor but is incredible nonetheless. Many may not understand his films but they are pieces of art and peculiarity. More of his movies include: the award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Royal Tenenbaums as his most known. This tale isn’t quite marketed towards kids; although it is animated, it involves a lot of adult humor coupled with Anderson’s unique movie-making style. But it’s definitely the best movie to go and see in March if you’re looking to broaden your horizons and taste in film. Some are calling it his most political film yet!  

The film is about a group of dogs: Chief voiced by Bryan Cranston(Breaking Bad, All the Way); Rex by Edward Norton(Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk); Liev Schreiber(Ray Donovan, Spotlight) playing Spots; Bill Murray(Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation) voicing Boss and Jeff Goldblum(Jurassic World, Independence Day)voicing Duke. This eccentric group of dogs have been abandoned in a literal dump because of a canine epidemic in a Japanese city. Soon after, 12-year-old Atari comes to the island on a mission and meets the dogs. He wants their help to find his beloved pet. So they do because quite frankly, the dogs have with nothing to lose. With a animalistic thirst for adventure, they embark on a journey and in this world they discover discovering much more than they bargained for.  


Ready Player One Rated PG-13 (March 29th)

One name: Steven Spielberg. That name alone should be enough to spark interest in this new movie. This all new world filled with technology and industrial ruins, was created by author Ernest Cline. Cline wrote the best-selling book that is being brought to life by one of the most qualified directors around. The movie’s protagonist is Wade Watts, played by Tye Sheridan, who has also acted in Mud and Joe. Playing other characters in the movie is the hilarious Simon Pegg who has acted in the comedic masterpieces like The World’s End and Shaun of the Dead,  he also plays Scotty in the new Star Trek movies. Also in the movie is Olivia Cooke who starred in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl and was in the hit-show Bates Motel. To see who they play, you’ll have to watch the movie…

Wade Watts is a teenanger living in the ruins of a world sucked into the safe haven that virtual reality offers through the OASIS. However, OASIS players become obsessed after the creator–James Halliday–dies, because hidden in the game, is an Easter Egg. The person who finds it will win Halliday’s immense fortune he has left behind. Wade joins the fray, in hopes of gaining real-life winnings, he entertains the thought by immersing himself in the game. But the thing is, he might actually have a chance at winning, and is making good time being the only person to pass the first level. Will he make it to the end and obtain all that the Easter Egg represents?   


Sources: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes,