New Movie Releases: March 2015
Spring is in the air, and as we move away from the colder months, we can expect even more exciting new releases to hit theaters. A new Liam Neeson action flick, the next installment in the Divergent series, a few sparkling indies and a couple of this year's best horror films are among next month's new releases as we prepare to enter the blockbuster season. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases coming to a theater near you in March.
Chappie: Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver. In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Directed by John Madden. Starring Maggie Smith, Richard Gere and Bill Nighy. Sonny prepares to expand on his popular hotel property, distracting him from his imminent marriage to the love of his life. Meanwhile, new guests arrive and old friends continue their journeys.
Unfinished Business: Directed by Ken Scott. Starring Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson. A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable — and unimaginable — way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
The Cobbler (Limited): Directed by Thomas McCarthy. Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. A cobbler discovers a magical heirloom which allows him to experience the lives of his customers.
Faults (Limited): Directed by Riley Stearns. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser and Lance Reddick. Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Limited): Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess. The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
Merchants of Doubt (Limited): Directed by Robert Kenner. A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
October Gale (Limited): Directed by Ruba Nadda. Starring Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman and Tim Roth. A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
These Final Hours (Limited): Directed by Zak Hilditch. Starring Sarah Snook, Jessica De Gouw and Nathan Phillips. A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
Two Men in Town (Limited): Directed by Rachid Bouchareb. Starring Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel and Brenda Blethyn. A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.
X/Y (Limited): Directed by Ryan Piers Williams. Starring Jeremy Barthelemy, Common and Danny Deferrari. A look at the lives and interactions of a group of friends living in New York.
A Year in Champagne (Limited): Directed by David Kennard. With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger.
Cinderella: Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
Run All Night: Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Genesis Rodriguez and Joel Kinnaman. An aging hitman is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family.
Anarchy (Limited): Directed by Michael Almereyda. Starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich. A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. A drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures.
It Follows (Limited): Directed by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi. After a sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay finds herself haunted by a sexually-transmitted ghost.
Home Sweet Hell (Limited): Directed by Anthony Burns. Starring Patrick Wilson, Katherine Heigl and Jordana Brewster. Don Champagne seems to have it all but when his wife, Mona, learns of Don's affair with a pretty new salesgirl, Mona will stop at nothing to maintain their storybook life.
Like Sunday, Like Rain (Limited): Directed by Frank Whaley. Starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing and Billie Joe Armstrong. A struggling musician becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy one summer.
Seymour: An Introduction (Limited): Directed by Ethan Hawke. Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein.
Champs (Limited): Directed by Bert Marcus. A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.
The Lovers (Limited): Directed by Roland Joffe. Starring Josh Hartnett, Tasmin Egerton and Alice Englert. An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.
Amour fou (Limited): Directed by Jessica Hausner. Starring Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink and Stephan Grossman. Despairing 19th century poet Heinrich wants to overcome death through the power of love. When his cousin refuses to join him in a suicide pact, the poet begins an affair with a businessman's wife, who finds herself willing to take Heinrich up on his offer when she discovers she has a terminal illness.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Limited): Directed by David Zellner. Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube and Shirley Venard. A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.
Insurgent: Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Kate Winslet. Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.
The Gunman: Directed by Pierre Morel. Starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem. A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
Accidental Love (Limited): Directed by David O. Russell (as Stephen Greene). Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel and James Marsden. A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause — but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?
Spring (Limited): Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker and Vanessa Bednar. A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
Danny Collins (Limited): Directed by Dan Fogelman. Starring Al Pacino, Melissa Benoist and Jennifer Garner. An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Do You Believe? (Limited): Directed by Jonathan M. Gunn. Starring Ted McGinley, Mira Sorvino and Andrea Logan White. As the lives of several people intersect, they begin to discover the divine power of Christ.
The Hunting Ground (Limited): Directed by Kirby Dick. From the director of acclaimed documentary The Invisible War comes a new doc exploring rape crimes on college campuses, the cover-ups and the detrimental effect on students and their families.
Jauja (Limited): Directed by Lisandro Alonso. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman and Ghita Nørby. A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.
Get Hard: Directed by Etan Cohen. Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Alison Brie. When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.
Home: Directed by Tim Johnson. Starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin. When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word "Home."
While We're Young (Limited): Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Adam Driver. A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
White God (Limited): Directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér and Lili Horváth. 13-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.
A Girl Like Her (Limited): Directed by Amy S. Weber. Starring Jimmy Bennett, Lexi Ainsworth and Hunter King. A 16-year-old high school student enlists the help of her best friend to document her victimization at the hands of a fellow female student.
Man From Reno (Limited): Directed by Dave Boyle. Starring Pepe Serna, Ayako Fujitani and Kazuki Kitamura. An aging sheriff hits a pedestrian with his vehicle, but after taking the man to the hospital, he vanishes. Meanwhile, a popular Japanese mystery novel author comes to San Francisco to escape her press tour, only to engage in an affair with a man who similarly abruptly disappears.
The Riot Club (Limited): Directed by Lone Scherfig. Starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth. Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Serena (Limited): Directed by Susanne Bier. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Rhys Ifans. In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.
To Write Love On Her Arms (Limited): Directed by Nathan Frankowski. Starring Kat Dennings, Chad Michael Murray and Rupert Friend. A drama centered around Renee Yohe and her battle with drugs, depression and other life issues that ultimately leads to the founding of charity group To Write Love on Her Arms.