Movies to see in March 2014
While you've been kept inside all winter because of the piles of snow, there are some good cinematic reasons to stay there when the weather warms up.
Here are 32 films to check out in March:
'Need for Speed’
In his first big post-“Breaking Bad” role, Aaron Paul stars as a street racer and ex-con out for revenge against his former partner. With Michael Keaton. (Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon )
The Kickstarted continuation of the cult television show brings the sleuth (Kristen Bell) back in an attempt to once again save the hide of Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring). From Enrico Colatoni to Tina Majorino, all your old friends are back.
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Jason Bateman directs and stars in this dark comedy about an adult who enters kids’ spelling bees. Also starring Allison Janney and Kathryn Hahn. (Credit: Focus Features / Sam Urdank)
‘The Missing Picture’
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, this Cambodian movie is a recreation of the Khmer Rouge’s evil acts on the people of Cambodia using clay figures and archival footage. (Credit: Strand Releasing)
‘Muppets Most Wanted’
Our furry felt friends are back, and Kermit is being framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Starring humans Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and a ton of guest cameos.
Click here to watch the trailer! (Credit: Jay Maidment)
Based on the first part of a popular trilogy of books from Veronica Roth, this dystopian sci-fi story is set in a world where people are broken up into five factions. It follows a woman trying to break free. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet.
Click here to watch the trailer! (Credit: Summit Entertainment / Jaap Buitendijk)
‘Nymphomaniac: Volume 1'
Lars Von Triar’s two-parter (the second is out two weeks later in April) explores the life of a nymphomaniac. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård and Shia LaBeouf. (Credit: Christian Geisnaes)
‘Rob the Mob’
Based on a true story, this Queens-set crime drama follows a young couple that targets Mob social clubs and lands on a big Mafia secret. Starring Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia and Ray Romano. (Credit: Millennium Entertainment)
Writer/director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) gets biblical with this retelling of the story of Noah (Russell Crowe) and the building of the ark. Also starring Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins. (Credit: Niko Tavernise)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing what he does best: Acting in action flicks with lots of guns and such. Here he’s the head of a DEA task force dealing with the aftermath of a cartel bust. Also starring Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway and Mireille Enos. (Credit: Robert Zuckerman)
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this thriller, based on a novel by José Saramago, playing a man and his double.
‘The Art of the Steal’
A motorcycle daredevil gets mixed up in the world of art thievery in this crime comedy. Starring Jay Baruchel, Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Katheryn Winnick.
‘Better Living Through Chemistry’
An affair sets a by-the-books pharmacist on a path of drugs, sex and more. Starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan and Ray Liotta.
‘The Cold Lands’
An 11-year-old boy is on the run in the Catskills after his mother dies. He forms a bond with a drifter.
‘Ernest & Celestine’
This French animated film, which was up for an Oscar this year, follows the friendship between a bear and a mouse. This version features an English voice track starring Forest Whitaker. Looks charming in a very French way.
A couple returns to Paris to rekindle their marriage. Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. Directed by “Notting Hill’s” Roger Michell.
‘On My Way’
An aging beauty queen (Catherine Deneuve) struggling with her life takes a road trip with her grandson. In French with subtitles.
‘The Right Kind of Wrong’
A dishwasher dealing with a terrible, embarrassing breakup falls in love with a bride (that he doesn’t know) on the day of her wedding. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Catherine O’Hara and Sara Canning.
'Shirin in Love’
An engaged Iranian woman living in Los Angeles finds love with another man in this rom-com. Starring Nazanin Boniadi, Riley Smith and Maz Jobrani.
This unique-looking documentary explores the rise of the teenager, which it posits didn’t always exist.
'Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club'
A group of single mothers bond in this comedy. And no, none of them are played by Tyler Perry, though he does act in the film.
‘U Want Me 2 Kill Him?’
Based on a true story, this film follows a popular teen who helps out the brother of an Internet friend, which then takes him down a dark path.
’50 to 1’
This sports biopic about 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird follows the surprising path the horse and its trainers took to landing their trophy in horse racing’s biggest event.
‘A Birder’s Guide to Everything’
A coming-of-age story about four teen birders who believe they’ve discovered a live specimen of a duck thought to be extinct. Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Kingsley and James Le Gros.
This documentary looks at Anita Hill, who testified that when she had been working with then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, she was sexually harrassed.
This crime story features a pair of brothers, one a cop, one a criminal, in rough 1970s Brooklyn. Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard and James Caan.
Director Alejandro Jodorowsky had intended to adapt Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” but failed. This documentary captures his incredible story.
One of the last movies with Cory Monteith, this crime thriller features a narcotics detective on the trail of a criminal who knows too much. Also starring David Morse, and Rachel Nichols.
“Like Crazy” writer/director Drake Doremus reunites with star Felicity Jones for this romance about a foreign exchange student in upstate New York who makes a lasting effect on her host family. Also starring Guy Pearce.
Michael Peña stars in the title role of this biopic about the civil rights activist and labor leader. Also starring John Malkovich, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson.
‘Mistaken for Strangers’
Follow Brooklyn band The National in this documentary made by Tom Berninger, the younger brother of the band’s lead singer Matt.
‘The Raid 2’
Writer/director Gareth Evans returns with a sequel to his violent action film set in Jakarta.Click here to see movies premiering in April