It’s only been two months, but so far 2023 has been pretty great for movie lovers. M3GAN was an entertaining horror comedy while infinity pool made everyone ponder the nature of existence while at the same time disgusting them with copious bodily fluids. Sure, the latest Marvel movie was a dud, but not every movie can be a winner.
March promises to continue that winning streak with an eclectic array of sequels, indies and a movie pitting a weaponized Adam Driver against prehistoric dinosaurs in the distant past. All that, plus a surprisingly gripping film about the making of tetris. promises 2023 to be the best cinema month yet.
Scream VI (March 10)
Last years Scream has brought the Ghostface franchise back to life with a reboot/sequel that mixes some veterans (Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette) with some fresh blood (Jenna Ortega, who thanks Wednesday) to great results. It’s no surprise that a sequel should follow, and how grossly underrated it is scream 3the bloodshed moves away from Woodsboro and to a new place: New York City.
Like Jason Voorhees before him, Ghostface will roll dice and roll in the Big Apple, with some new bodies to maim and the return of a franchise fan favorite: Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby scream 4. The trailers show this sequel has promise, and the new setting (subways! fire escapes! subsidized rent!) coupled with Ortega’s growing role suggest this scream will be unforgettable.
65 (March 10)
There is no doubt about it 65 has the best hook of any 2023 movie: Adam Driver fights dinosaurs…with weapons. How is that possible? does it matter? The 65 in the title refers to 65 million years B.C. This is the era that spaceman Driver mistakenly travels to when he crash-lands his ship full of passengers on a deserted planet that he quickly discovers is Earth (keyword Planet of the Apes). ). In order to return home, Driver must protect the other survivor of the crash, a kid named Koa, and fight all sorts of prehistoric monsters.
If the premise isn’t enough to sell you for this film, maybe some of the creative team involved will. The film was written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also wrote the original A quiet place — so they know a thing or two about creating character-driven stories and creating effective suspense. They are joined by legendary composer Danny Elfman, whose scores for Batman And The nightmare before Christmas prove he can write a memorable tune or two. The main attraction of the film, however, lies in the fact that Kylo Ren runs amok in Jurassic Park. If that’s not enough to make you want to check this out, I don’t know what can.
Inside (March 17)
You know the saying that an actor is so good you can watch him or her read the phone book and still be entertained? Well, Willem Dafoe will test that with the new psychological thriller and be successful Insidethat puts the ex-Green Goblin in a room and makes him chew the scenery…or at least tear some in two with his bare hands.
Dafoe plays an art thief stranded in a New York City penthouse after a heist he orchestrated went horribly wrong. Alone and unable to call for help (because he’s a criminal trying to steal millions of dollars worth of art), he must find a way to escape or die trying. This kind of high-concept film can only work with the right actor, and Dafoe fits the bill. In films as diverse as light sleepers, Shadow of the VampireAnd The Florida ProjectHe has proven to be one of the best actors and I can’t wait to see what he does in the pressure cooker of a movie.
John Wick: Chapter 4 (March 24)
Who says the third time is the charm? Lionsgate bets number 4 with its popular franchise featuring John Wick, who is still mourning the loss of that damn dog! The fourth part, um, chapter promises more guns, bullets, hash marks, and cool-looking action cinematography, and he’ll have the time to pull it all off. John Wick: Chapter 4 will last around two hours and 49 minutes, which seems far too long to me, but what do I know? I’m just an entertainment reporter.
The return with Reeves is his matrix Co-starring Laurence Fishburne as The Bowery King, alongside an impressive roster of John Wick vets and new additions to the franchise including martial arts master Donnie Yen as the blind assassin, It Actor Bill Skarsgård as the main antagonist, Ian McShane as Wick’s friend Winston Scott and rock musician Rina Sawayama as the mysterious Akira. Shot in Paris, Berlin, Japan. and New York City, John Wick: Chapter 4 promises a world-spanning journey where famous monuments will be spattered with blood. Director, Chad Stahelski, directed the previous three John Wicks. So if you liked those movies (and chances are) then you’ll probably like this one.
Tetris (March 31)
What is the most popular video game of all time? For a long time was the answer tetris. (It has been overtaken by Minecraft And Grand Theft Auto.) Everyone who had a Game Boy and a pulse played tetris. The game is still played today on computers, mobile phones and next-generation systems. There’s even a cool reboot game called Tetris Effect that marries well old-fashioned tetris Gameplay with a great soundtrack and psychedelic visuals.
After all these years, the video game is still relevant, and thanks to Apple TV+, everyone will find out how such an addictive video game came to be. Black bird‘s Taron Edgerton plays Henk Rogers, the Dutch entrepreneur who secured the distribution rights tetris and helped create a global phenomenon. I know this sounds dry, but the trailer promises plenty of action, including thick Russian accents, espionage (?!?), guys with thick mustaches playing tennis and tanks rumbling down a snowy Moscow street. There’s a lot more to this story than meets the eye, and tetris will help fill in those gaps.