March at the Movies
Yes, March is almost over. Between March Madness and lots of life stuff going on I’ve had a lot less free time that previous months. But here we go with the March movie recommendations!
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre – Theaters, March 3rd
The newest movie from Guy Ritchie. Apparently it’s release date was delayed multiple times, that it’s not readily apparent why. Jason Statham plays a spy-for-hire, with Cary Elwes as his handler and Aubrey Plaza and Bugzy Malone (last seen in Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen!) as his team. Oh, and Hugh Grant – not the only movie in this month’s recs with Hugh Grant, amusingly enough. I watched this earlier this month and quite enjoyed it; Aubrey Plaza is giving a performance in line with her White Lotus one, and Hugh Grant’s over the top villain is scene stealing.
John Wick: Chapter 4 – Theaters, March 24th
I absolutely love this series of movies – Keanu Reeve’s flat affect, the action set pieces, the supporting characters, the dog. The recent passing of Lance Reddick makes this even more of a must see for me. Keanu and Lance returns alongside Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne. Add to these Bill Skarsgård, Clancy Brown and Donnie Yen and I couldn’t be more excited to see this film. Rest In Peace, Lance.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – Theaters, March 31st
Truth time – despite being a big nerd, I have never played a single campaign of DnD. Even my girlfriend plays! When the Penny Arcade guys partnered with Scott Kurtz of PvP Online to create Acquisitions Incorporated I was an avid listener of the podcast for many years. In this way, DnD has always been there on the periphery. Cue Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez (and Hugh Grant) in this high fantasy adaptation, and I’m there. There has been a ton of buzz around this movie; from Wizard’s major misstep with the OGL license, to their retraction, it’s been an interesting lead up to this release. That might be why early showings have been cropping up around the country to drum up reviews and interest.
Kill Boksoon – Netflix, March 31st
Billed as a ‘crime action’ film on Wikipedia, Kill Boksoon looks like a fun action/assassin movie. As I’ve mentioned before, I love that international films see larger distribution because of deals with Netflix, like JUNG_E earlier this year, or companies like Mubi distributing films like Decision to Leave. Many pundits track this back to Parasite’s Oscar win, but whatever the reason, I’m quite happy about it.