Spring Movie Season: March 2012

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How time does fly! It’s already the Spring Movie Season. Certainly there are films this month that are potential movie blockbusters. Films such as “The Matrix” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” brought record box office numbers recorded for the month of March. A lot of hype is behind some of the films being released this month…curious to see if they live up to the hype or if they fall short. Opening the month is Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”, which features the voice talents of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Danny DeVito. Eddie Murphy becomes a silent film star in “A Thousand Words”. Murphy’s character has to keep quiet or face the consequences.

Disney presents “John Carter”, which looks like Gladiator meets Planet of the Apes on the planet Mars. There have been pretty good reviews on the film so it may be worth checking out. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star in “21 Jump Street”, which is an adaptation of the popular late 80’s to early 90’s TV series, which starred Johnny Depp.

Toward the end of the month, the sequel to Clash of the Titans, titled “Wrath of the Titans” is released. Most of cast including Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson return as well as some new cast members. Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen in “Mirror Mirror”, which is one of films this year that is based on Snow White. This summer, Snow White and the Huntsman, promises to be a twist on the classic fairytale.

My spotlight picks of the month are the much anticipated screen adaptation of “The Hunger Games” and from the Academy Award winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”, starring Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge!”) and Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria”). Both films look intriguing in their own ways.

Well that’s my March overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Spring Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.


**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**
Source: Comingsoon.net

March 2
– Being Flynn (NY, LA)
– Black Butterflies (limited)
– Boy (NY)
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
– Last Days Here (NY; LA release: March 23)
– Let the Bullets Fly (NY, LA)
– London Paris New York (NY)
– Project X
– The Salt of Life (NY)
– The Snowtown Murders (NY)
– Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (limited)

March 9
A Thousand Words
– Attenberg (NY)
– The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (limited)
– Bending the Rules (limited)
– The Decoy Bride (NY)
– Footnote (NY, LA)
– Friends With Kids (limited)
– Good for Nothing (limited)
– Jiro Dreams of Sushi (NY)
John Carter (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
– Playback (limited)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (limited)
– Saviors in the Night (limited)
– Shakespeare High (NY)
– Silent House
– Sound of Noise (limited)

March 14
– Gerhard Richter Painting (NY)
– Pray for Japan (limited)

March 16
21 Jump Street
– Casa de mi Padre (limited)
– Delicacy (limited)
– Detachment (NY; LA release: March 23)
– The FP (limited)
– Free Men (NY)
– Jeff, Who Lives at Home (limited)
– The Kid with a Bike (limited)
– Natural Selection (limited)
– Seeking Justice (limited)

March 23
– 4:44 Last Day on Earth (limited)
– Brake (limited)
– The Deep Blue Sea (NY, LA)
The Hunger Games (2D theater and IMAX)
– Musical Chairs (NY, LA: March 30)
– October Baby (limited)
– The Raid: Redemption (limited)
– The Trouble With Bliss (NYC/VOD; LA release: March 30)

March 28
– The Island President (NY)

March 30
– Bully (limited)
– Dark Tide (limited)
– Goon (limited)
– Intruders (limited)
– L!fe Happens (limited)
– Losing Control (limited)
Mirror Mirror
– Turn Me On, Dammit! (limited)
– Womb (NY)
Wrath of the Titans (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)

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