The not-to-miss hot movies for this week should surely bring delight and color to your mad March!
For movies opening March 6, 2015
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Chappie (R for violence, profanity and brief nudity) This Sci-fi thriller is set in a futuristic totalitarian state that is patrolled by teams of oppressive police androids. One robot, Chappie, played by Sharlto Copley, has been stolen and then reprogrammed to do good. Chappie represents the last hope for humanity, because he has the ability to think and feel for himself, like us. Stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel.
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG for mild epithets and suggestive material).
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is obviously a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and many of the original actors are back, along with some new faces. Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel are all back. This time (Patel) the proprietor of India’s preeminent Old Folks Home pursues his dream of opening another boarding house. This boarding house needs more of his time than he is willing to give, because he is preparing to marry Sunaina, played by Tina Desai. New to this sequel are Richard Gere, Tamsin Grieg and David Strathairn.
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Unfinished Business (R for risque sexuality, graphic nudity, profanity and drug use) Unfinished Business is a European business trip where everything goes wrong. Three traveling buddies, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco stop off at various places in Europe, including a fetish convention and a global economic summit. Jil Funke, David Akinloye and Heidi Philipsen join the three buddies in their hilarious junket.
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INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Bad Asses on the Bayou (R for violence, profanity, sexuality and nudity) Danny Trejo and Danny Glover reprise their roles in this sequel to Bad Ass 2 set in Baton Rouge where the aging tough guys take the law into their own hands to rescue a pal’s (John Amos) daughter kidnapped for ransom (Loni Love). Rob Mello, Sammi Rotibi and Jimmy Bennett.
Earth’s Golden Playground (Unrated) Gold Rush documentary highlighting the present-day resurgence of mining among prospectors searching for the mother lode up in the Yukon.
Faults (Unrated) Psychological thriller about desperate parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) who hire a disgraced deprogrammer (Leland Orser) to rescue their daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from the clutches of a mind-controlling cult. With Jon Gries, Nicholas Tucci and Leonard Earl Howze.
An Honest Liar (Unrated) Retrospective about magician-turned-skeptic The Amazing Randi’s career spent debunking hoaxes, pseudoscience and claims of paranormal activity. Featuring Aice Cooper, Uri Geller, Penn Jillette, Bill Nye and Michael Edwards.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (R for pervasive profanity) Fact-based drama recreating the 1983 abduction in Amsterdam of the heir (Anthony Hopkins) to the mammoth beer fortune. Cast includes Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Jemima West.
The Lesson (Unrated) Survival saga about a cash-strapped schoolteacher (Margita Gosheva) who resorts to desperate measures to provide for her family. With Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Stefan Denolyubov and Ivanka Bratoeva. (In Bulgarian with subtitles)
Merchants of Doubt (PG-13 for brief profanity) Screen adaptation of Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway’s best-seller of the same name, a cautionary documentary warning about the profusion of pundits-for-hire who create confusion by posing as impartial experts who dispute the conventional wisdom about global warming, pollution and the pharmaceutical industry.
October Gale (Unrated) Crime thriller set in a remote cottage on an island where a recently-widowed doctor (Patricia Clarkson) cares for a mysterious stranger (Scott Speedman) who washed ashore with a gunshot wound while trying to evade the shooter (Tim Roth) seeking to finish him off. With Callum Keith Rennie, Aidan Devine, Billy MacLellan and Eric Murdoch.
Two Men in Town (R for profanity) Unlikely-buddies drama, set in New Mexico, about the friendship forged between a Muslim ex-con (Forest Whitaker) and his idealistic parole officer (Brenda Blethyn), much to the chagrin of a border town sheriff (Harvey Keitel). Supporting cast includes Luis Guzman, Ellen Burstyn and Dolores Heredia.
A Year in Champagne (Unrated) Second installment in alcohol trilogy, and sequel to A Year in Burgundy, explores everything you always ever wanted to know about the bubbly brew from France.