Movies for March

A preview of 9 astonishing movies soon to hit the theaters in March.

March is a month of blossoming. With warmth, we embrace a blossoming of new changes—that includes the season, temperatures, and, of course, movies. To perhaps aid you in planning for what movie to watch during spring break, here provided is a list of 10 movies that will hit the theaters in March.

Logan (March 3)

In the third and supposedly last chapter in the superhero Wolverine’s saga, Logan protects newly introduced character Laura, a young mutant girl who shares the same power as Logan, from a government organization Transigen that exploits mutant children as uses of weapons. You must not miss out on this one because it is most likely this will be the last time Hugh Jackman will play Marvel’s mutant Wolverine on the big screen after his 17 loyal years as Wolverine.

The Shack (March 3)

Faith—the single word that can sum up this movie. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by William P. Young, The Shack steers us through a character’s journey revolving around the forces of family and faith. The main character, Mack Phillips, weathering through a family tragedy alone, receives a mysterious invitation that is later proved to transform his life to one “full of wonder and miracle.”

Before I Fall (March 3) 

What would you do if you could live a day again? Before I Fall is a mystery drama literary adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s novel. Samantha Kingston, a young and charming woman with everything one can ever ask for—a boyfriend, friends, and the looks—is compelled to relive her last day over and over again while unveiling enigmas surrounding her death.

Kong: Skull Island (March 10)

Beauty and the Beast is yet another live-action adaptation of the animated and another classic and more or less familiar Disney fairy tale. With Emma Watson playing Belle, the bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, and Dan Stevens playing the Beast, the public’s expectations are high. Let’s hope the re-telling of the romantic and true love story allows us to relive the 90’s animated renaissance (And that the tea cup can still sing).

Life (March 17)

A science fiction horror film, Life is about a six-member crew trapped aboard the International Space Station in the middle of their research about extraterrestrial life on Mars. Get ready for the thrill as the movie is thought to resemble movies Alien and Gravity in various ways.

Power Rangers (March 24)

Chances are you all remember them from your childhood—and that they were for some reasonably period of time, your idols. Just like the film you faintly remember, Power Rangers features five ordinary (American) high school students with extraordinary powers and, most importantly, colorful suits to save the planet.

Ghost in the Shell (March 31)

With technology becoming a greater part of our lives, Ghost in the Shell shows a complete engulfment of humanity by technology. The main character is a human-cyborg hybrid, starred by Scarlett Johansen. And ironically, the movie is devoted to tell her battle against hackers.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (March 31)

Based on the real-life story of Antonina Żabińska,The Zookeeper’s Wife pictures the story of a woman who becomes a war hero during World War II. Putting her family and herself at great risk, Antonina opens her arms and the entrance of the Warsaw Zoo as refuge for people and animals in the midst of German invasion.

Boss Baby (March 31)

Dreamworks and animation. Putting those two together make perfection. The Boss Baby is not only hilarious with the most eccentric baby, Tim, who is boss like the title suggests wears a tie and speaks with the voice of Alec Baldwin, but also it leaves us with a heart-rending message about the value of family.

– Yoo Bin Shin (‘18)

Christmas Movies and Chill

Not in that Christmas spirit yet? Try watching these movies!

Warm up the hot chocolate and huddle around the crackling fire – Christmas is coming soon and so is the perfect occasion for movie night! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday, hands down, due to three big reasons: delicious snacks, good music, and most of all, the most heartwarming selection of movies. So start watching Christmas movies now and be ready to be smug in the knowledge that you’re not missing out on any celebration time. Thankfully, there are enough Christmas movies out there that you could watch one every day from now through December 25 and still not run out of options, but here are the top five that everyone channels into every year.

 

  1. Home Alone

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Ah, one can never go wrong with the classics – this one being the absolute golden oldie. Home Alone always has one of the most viewings any time of the year, as it takes on a special significance at Christmas time being with your family. After all, it is the most favorable time to be indulge yourself with some freshly-popped popcorn and Kevin McAllister, as he tries to defend his house against a pair of foolish burglars, and the antics he pulls will definitely crack you up.

 

  1. Elf

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Year after year, this movie just never gets old, as it is a classic feel-good Christmas movie you can’t help but love. Buddy the Elf is, along with Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s finest comedy creations, and he’s listed to be one of the most adorable movie characters in Christmas movie history. Unless you’re a cotton-headed ninnymuggin, there’s nothing about this movie not to love.

 

  1. The Holiday

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A British hottie to swoon over should be a must for every holiday movie. Not only that, but also the shining cast which includes Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black gives this movie the perfect mix of touching and hilarious. The Holiday is a story about about Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) who decide to swap houses for Christmas in order to get away from their normal lives. Of course, along the way, they get to conveniently encounter Graham Simpkins (Jude Law) and Miles (Jack Black) respectively. Grab a nice, fluffy blanket to put around you, and get ready to indulge yourself in a cozy romance movie you can get away with watching just because it’s Christmas time.

 

  1. Love Actually

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Yet another classic. Love Actually focuses on nine intersecting love stories mixed with another amazing cast that brings you on either a bundle of extreme mushiness or a festive heart-warmer. You’ll laugh, cry, and feel all sorts of intense feelings of sentimentality inside as the movie dawns to an end. When pushy holiday shoppers and noisy little children running around the department store start getting to you, it’s good to remember that “love, actually, is all around us.”

 

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Animations certainly cannot be forgotten when it comes to serving a good ol’ holiday cheer. Like The Snowman, this production was made for TV, yet that hasn’t hindered it from winning a place in our hearts for over 50 consistent years. Sometimes getting caught up in the materialism of the holidays is tempting, but Charlie, Linus, Lucy, and a little fir tree help us remind the true meaning of  Christmas.

 

Alas, the festive period is now well and truly upon us. And to get into the spirit of the season, these family flicks will get you in the holiday mood, year after year. So grab a cup of warm eggnog, cuddle up near the fireplace, and soak up some holiday cheer with the best Christmas movies of all time.

 

– Ashley Kim (’18)

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