Spring Movie Preview: March 2016

Out of the doldrums at last!

March 4

Knight of Cups


Terrence Malick’s latest, which looks like it will only be interesting to fans of Malick (like me). But it did give us this bananas story from Thomas Lennon, about what it’s like to work with Malick.

London Has Fallen


Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Would-be M.A.S.H. for a new generation, looks a little more like Mary Tyler Moore meets Three Kings. Still sounds like a pretty boss movie.


People are already in raptures about this movie. The trailer is super cute.

March 11

10 Cloverfield Lane

JJ Abrams Mystery Box #7

The Brothers Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen does his Sacha Baron Cohen thing, this time to skewer spy movies. Last summer’s Spy set the bar pretty high, though. I like the trailer, but none of Baron Cohen’s feature films have seen diminishing returns since Borat, so I’m not confident this can clear the Spy line.

Hello My Name Is Doris


The latest from Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer) has Sally Field and Schmidt in a May-December romance. Bring on the Harold and Maude comparisons.

March 16

Miracles from Heaven

I feel like this trailer is the entire movie.

March 18

The Bronze

This premiered at Sundance last year to middling reviews, then got held up when original distributor Relativity filed for bankruptcy. Now being released by Sony Pictures Classics, this will go down as the “crazy gymnastics sex scene movie”.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant


Midnight Special


Shades of Looper, but this is a Jeff Nichols film, so it will be something totally unexpected and probably harrowing. Have you seen Take Shelter? You should really see Take Shelter.

The Program


I saw this back at TIFF (review here). Despite Ben Foster’s overly committed performance (he took steroids just to see what that’s like), it’s not very good.

March 25

Superhero Face Punch

In which we will find out whether or not Superman bleeds.

I Saw the Light


Like The Program, this is another TIFF 2015 movie that, despite a strong central performance (this time from Tom Hiddleston), isn’t very good. Full review here.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2


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