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March 2015


Compared to the rest of the year, March lacks in terms of movies, especially 'hyped up fiascos'. Other than a few new ideas, the majority are mainly entertainment, money seeking corporate makes. None of an real significance or that will be remembered in even two-years time. All eyes forward to April!

Chappie
Chappie

(6th March 2015, UK)

Continuing his ‘Sharlto Copley trilogy’, director Niel Bloomkamp's latest film (also South African-based) is probably his best. Chappie, an artificial intelligent robot, is forced into loving with and helping criminals in gang-land SA’. Starring an ensemble of Copely (Chappie's voice), Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver, Bloomkamp has confirmed that he is able to do decent science fiction. Here's hoping that streak continues with his future Alien project!




Still AliceStill Alice
(6th March 2015, UK)

Securing an Academy Award for Jullianne Moore, Still Alice is undoubtedly her film. Throughout the drama of memory loss, bodily deterioration and coping with Alzheimer’s disease - Moore is centre stage for the films majority. Aesthetically and mechanically, Still Alice looks and feels the part - yet if you remove Moore from the equation, then its shortcomings become quite apparent.


 




Run All Night
Run All Night

(13th March 2015, UK)

Since the success of Taken, Liam Neeson has been quite busy. Sadly though, it is busy making carbon-copies of the same film, the same formula and the same action. His latest, Run All Night, albeit nobody is taken, does have the similar tones. Playing an ex-hitman, Jimmy 'The Gravedigger' Conlon, Neeson, over the course of one night (and an early morning), must protect his son from his own dangerous past as it comes up to bite him. Ed Harris and Neeson face off with action galore. It's no Departed, but it does have some entertainment lingering around.



Insurgent
Insurgent

(19th March 2015, UK)

Based on the incredibly successful Divergent book series, Insurgent (a sequel to the first film), continues where it left off. Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) must confront her inner demons and fight again a powerful alliance that threatens her society. It has the stellar casting of Jai Courtney, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer - but this is far overall from the leagues of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, or even Twilight’s standards. Try harder.



The Gunman
The Gunman

(20th March 2015, UK)

Sean Penn 'does a Taken' and follows Liam Neeson's stride as the ageing hitman who comes out of retirement for one last job. Even with the same director as Taken, the same background formula and visually similar action, The Gunman fails to hit its target and instead gives mild entertainment of Penn travelling the world to seek answers. It does not feature a phone call scene, therefore out of the Taken-leagues already. We’re waiting out Tom Hanks to do his action-return now…




The Voices
The Voices

(20th March 2015, UK)

Out of his six films this year, The Voices is by far Ryan Reynolds most bizarre. Playing a reasonably likeable guy, Reynolds character pursues after his office crush - with of course the help of his evil talking pets (!?). As things get even weirder (talking heads in a fridge), things soon turn sinister when she stands him up on a date. It's utter bonkers, yet utterly entertaining as a trio of mischief, madness and marvel mix together and make a good-night-in movie.




Cinderella
Cinderella

(27th March 2015, UK)

The tale of Cinderella has been told many of times. This time around, and adapted for the live-action big screen by Kenneth Branagh, comes a burst of new energy into the out-lived story. With a longitude of talented cast included (Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgard, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell and Richard Madden); it is easy to see why Disney brought it back off from bookshelf and into their live-action catalogue. Next up A Bug’s Life?





Get Hard
Get Hard

(27th March 2015, UK)

Given the title 'Get Hard', writer and director Etan Cohen has a very specific audience in mind. Adding Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart into a mix of sexual innuendos and cheesy humour comes as no surprise either. Playing a corporate big shot, Ferrell’s character becomes incarcerated for fraud and send to prison to do 'hard' time. Ferrell seeks out Hart's character, who has been in prison before and gets him to teach him the ropes of how to survive. From then onwards comes a duo of stand-up comedians’ armed with one-liners, over the top performances and humour that is almost as funny as a penguin bar joke.



The Spongbob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

(27th March 2015, UK)

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? One of the most successful animated characters, that's who! Continuing its immense success of the children's TV show, (and a film several years ago) Spongebob is back! Sadly, Hasselhoff doesn't feature, so it is already falls below the standards of the first animated/comedy film. But starring in a mix of animation and live action is SpongeBob and co' - plus, Antonio Bandereas along for the underwater adventure…

Article Updated On:
January 17, 2016 1:30 PM


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Charlie Green
Charlie Green




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