With the painful cinematic months behind us, March rolls into town with a lot more stunners than one might expect. I hope you’ve got a movie pass, because there’s a lot to see!
Swinging hard to open the month is Creed III. The ninth installment in the Rocky franchise, the film follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther) as he comes face-to-face with an old boxing friend, Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country). The first film in the franchise without Sylvester Stallone returning as Rocky, this story has big shoes to fill. Alongside starring in the film, Jordan also makes his directorial debut here, so we’ll see if it’s a knockout when it releases on March 3.
For a biographical drama, keep an eye on Golda. The film depicts the life of the titular Golda Meir – the Prime Minister of Israel from 1969-1974 – with focus on the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Meir was only the fourth woman in the world elected as head of state, and is often described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics. She will be played by Helen Mirren, which will almost certainly be a powerhouse performance to see when it hits theaters on March 10.
Next, a frankly wild looking psychological horror film titled Inside might catch your interest. The story concerns Nemo (Willem Dafoe), an art thief, who attempts to steal priceless works – only to find himself trapped inside a New York penthouse as the plan goes awry. The trailer seems to indicate it’s a one-man-show for Dafoe, and it’s also helmed by first-time director Vasillis Katsoupis. So, the jury’s still out on what kind of movie this will wind up being. It releases March 10.
Sci-fi gets a chance to shine this month with 65. Written and directed by duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods – creators of A Quiet Place – the film sees pilot Mills (Adam Driver) crash landing on a mysterious planet that winds up being Earth … only it’s 65 million years ago. Mills and the one other survivor (Ariana Greenblatt, Stuck in the Middle) must traverse across the planet, avoiding prehistoric creatures along the way. The trailer offers a wonderful blending of sci-fi and dinosaurs, and with Danny Elfman composing the soundtrack, it should be, at the least, quite entertaining when it comes out on March 17.
For some of the best action choreography this side of an ’80s Jackie Chan film, grab tickets for John Wick: Chapter 4. Keanu Reeves is back, this time trying to claw his way to freedom by defeating the High Table – the governing council of the crime underworld’s most powerful organizations. Returning cast includes Lawrence Fishburne, Ian McShane (Deadwood) and Lance Reddick (Fringe). New faces, such as Donnie Yen (Ip Man franchise) as the blind assassin Caine, and Bill Skarsgård (It) as the Marquis de Gramont – the High Table’s newest leader – assure that this installment will bring tons of action and excitement when it drops on March 24.