Thursday, 6 March 2014

Upcoming March Movie Releases

March is a bit of a disappointing month for movie releases. There are no movies coming to theatres that I am excited about seeing, and there are 4 DVD releases, only one of which I've actually seen and plan on purchasing.

Being released on March 7 is Catching Fire
Or if you're the movie company The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I'm not sure why that bothers me so much. Either way, Catching Fire is the second movie in the Hunger Games series.

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

You can read my review of Catching Fire here. Overall I thought it was a good movie, and will be buying it some point after its release. Not sure if it will be right away or in a little while, mostly because I shouldn't spend that much money on a movie.

The next three releases that I'm (potentially) excited for, are all being released on March 18.

Starting off with Frozen, this one is the one I do plan on watching hopefully sooner rather than later because I *still* have not seen it. Not going to theatres to see it was caused by a combination of it being in 3D (ugh), weird schedule, and not really having anyone to go with (Josh apparently doesn't like musicals...). However, unfortunately because it's a Disney movie it will not be cheap to buy so I'm just going to cross my fingers that Netflix gets it and I can watch it on that.

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The main reason I want to watch this movie is that Sven and Olaf crack me up (I apparently love the non-human Disney characters...). Plus it's a Disney movie and I am clearly still 5 years old.

Next is Saving Mr Banks. Another Disney movie, but not the adorable cartoon type.

When Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) tries to buy the rights to her novel, "Mary Poppins," author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) is reluctant at first, because Disney is known for animated films and she doesn't want her beloved character Mary Poppins to become a cartoon. However, she finally gives in to Mr. Disney's charms and travels from London to Hollywood to discuss the possibility.

I like the idea of learning the history behind the creation of Mary Poppins, and seeing what Disney was like back then. I also think Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are fabulous so I'd like to see how they do. This movie I probably won't be watching for a while, I might look for it in a little while but I know I won't be buying it.

Last up is American Hustle. To be totally honest I don't know a whole lot about this movie. It was nominated for a bunch of Oscars and has a lot of talented people in it. That's about all I know.

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting.
 Hmm. Reading a couple reviews while grabbing that synopsis did not sound too promising. Oh well. This is not a movie I will be actively seeking out, but if I come across it I'll give it a shot. I love Jennifer Lawrence and would love to see her in a different type of role.

So, there's my recap of what's being released this month. Sorry for the delay. I blame February for being so short haha. Stay tuned for next month's movie releases.


  1. No good movies being released this month? Hello! DIVERGENT, baby! I know you haven't read them but they're SO FREAKING GOOD. And the movie has been getting rave reviews. In fact, I'll be going to see it on opening night. Pretty pumped about that.
    I have been toying with the idea of buying Catching Fire (PS the movie company did the same thing with Twilight. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Etc.) because I love it so. But I'm poor. BUT I can get it from the Cineplex site, get 1000 bonus Scene points, AND enter to win a trip to Hawaii. I might just have to do it.
    I still haven't seen Frozen either and am dying. I want it. If I was working I would for sure be buying it but I can't buy two movies. I shouldn't even buy one! But I will. Ack.
    As for American Hustle, we didn't know much about it going in so we enjoyed it. From what I've heard about 12 Years a Slave, it was the right choice for American Hustle not to win best picture. It's enjoyable but it wasn't really a "blow me away" type movie. A rent or borrow one though, for sure.

    1. The commercials for Divergent just haven't thrilled me.
      Is the one from Cineplex a real movie or just digital copy? That's why I wasn't sure about getting it from that when I saw the contest just because I like real movies lol.
      I'm so worried that Frozen's been so hyped up and I want to see it so much that when I actually see it I'm going to be disappointed. It makes me sad.