Now that awards season is over and the La La Land buzz has died, there is a whole new set of films ready to captivate audiences. Our picks this month are four new films that are sure to entertain. Some include the magic of watching a favorite princess come to life and others with the potential of future space travels, all of the films below will leave moviegoers begging for more.
One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The film is a live-action remake of the animated classic and tells the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to discover the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film features a star-studded cast led by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor and Josh Gad. On March 17, the fairy tale comes to life in theaters and allows fans, young and old, to relive the enchantment of the original.
Another exciting new release is Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried’s, The Last Word. The film tells the story of Harriet, a retired businesswoman. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship. The film premiered at Sundance to glowing reviews and praises that MacLaine is in “blazingly fine form.” It opens nationwide on March 3.
Space travel has been a popular subject of films in the past few years, and The Space Between Us tackles the familiar theme in a new way. It tells the fictional story of Gardner Elliot, a boy who is born in space and reaches the age of 16 on the Mars space station. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all the wonders he could only read about, but scientists soon find that his body cannot handle Earth’s atmosphere. The film is a story of exploration and young love set in a future that, per some NASA scientists, may not be as far in the future as we think.
Finally, the second installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey series has reached the big screen. Fifty Shades Darker finds business executive Christian Grey trying to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele back into his life. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle.Though the film has received criticism, the series continues to attract audiences and the saga’s final movie is set for a February 2018 release.
What new release will you catch next?