This year started off a little rocky, with the spread of the Omicron variant reigniting the fear of going back outside, and going into public indoor spaces. Luckily, we have started to see a decline in hospitalizations and it looks like optimism has started to pick back up, and movies have released their final delay notices (crossing my fingers).
While we got some solid movies in February, March is going to be a little bit of a lull. Nonetheless, we have one superhero film and a Pixar film to look forward to.
Release date: March 4, 2022
Where to watch: In theaters
Matt Reeves’ The Batman follows a young Bruce Wayne in his sophomore year as the Dark Knight. The case at hand is uncovering the identity of the Riddler—a Zodiac Killer-esque murderer who is killing Gotham’s elite. This film claims to be very different from any of the Batman films we have seen in the past, with a grittier tone and leaning more into the mystery/detective work that the Dark Knight is known for. This film boasts a star-studded cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, and Paul Dano.
Release date: March 11, 2022
Where to watch: Disney+
This animated coming-of-age film follows Mei Lee is a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter, and the chaos of her youth as an Asian American in Toronto. As if that were not enough, when she gets too excited, she turns into a big red panda. This heartwarming Pixar film touches on the balancing act of adolescence.
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Release date: March 18, 2022
Where to watch: In theaters (and Peacock streaming app 45 days after premiere)
Your favorites from the award-winning period drama are back. The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue—leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
The Lost City
Release date: March 25, 2022
Where to watch: In theaters (and Paramount+ 45 days after premiere)
Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. This is another film with a star-studded roster—Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt.
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