March Movie News and Releases

March 2022 Movie News & Releases

Spider-Man: No Way Home is Coming Up on the Heels of Avatar at the Box Office

Marvel’s latest hit Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to pass James Cameron’s 2009 box office hit Avatar. Cameron’s decade-defining film currently sits at $760.5 million domestically-including theatrical re-releases. Spider-Man: No Way Home currently sits at $748.9 million and with theaters still airing the film, that number is predicted to reach staggering heights, surpassing Avatar and maybe even other box office legends such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is sitting at a whopping $936.7 million.

The new Spidey flick has also yet to surpass Marvel’s all-time highest-grossing film Avengers: Endgame sitting at $858.4 million. With the film extending its theater time till the end of February, it’s very possible that this multi-universal film will shatter even more records.

No Way Home still didn’t manage to tackle Endgame’s opening weekend success coming in just under the climatic phase 3 MCU finale at $121.5 million while Endgame grossed $157.4 million in its opening weekend. Still Spidey managed to swing his way past Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening weekend grosses, as for toppling the great empire that is Star Wars in the overall highest-grossing film we’ll just have to patiently observe how this next month plays out. 

March 2022 Movie Releases

March 4, 2022

The Batman
Starring: Barry Keoghan, Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano
Taking place during his second year of fighting crime, we don’t have another Batman Origin story. Batman pursues the Riddler, a serial killer who targets elite Gotham City citizens in this re-imagining of the franchise. He uncovers corruption that connects the Wayne family during the investigation and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.

Huda’s Salon
Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.. Starring: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Kamel El Basha, Omar Abu Amer

March 11, 2022

I Am Here
A life-affirming documentary that celebrates the remarkable life of Ella Blumenthal, whose magnetic personality and spirit have remained undimmed despite living through one of history’s darkest chapters. One of the oldest living survivors of the Holocaust, Ella celebrates her 98th birthday, where she reveals to close friends and family profound memories of her incredible survival in a way she has never done before.

March 18, 2022

The Torch
Guitar icon Buddy Guy reflects on his legacy and passes along the blues lessons he himself received from legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf to a phenom of the next generation in this stirring documentary. Starring: Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie
Jujutsu Kaisen 0
is a fighting game that lets you experience the thrill of real-world Jujutsu combat. In this animated film, a young isolated high school student named Yuta Okkotsu suffers from a curse from his late girlfriend who follows him everywhere. After meeting a sorcerer named Satoru Gojo, Yuta decides to follow him to his school to control the power of the curse. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a Jujutsu game from the Jujutsu series. It was released on July 1, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The film originally premiered on December 25, 2021, in Japan.

The Unbreakable Boy
Starring: Zachary Levi, Amy Acker, Peter Facinelli, Patricia Heaton

The inspirational family drama is based on the highly acclaimed book of the same name and tells the story of Austin, a boy with rare brittle-bone disease and autism. Despite his difficult circumstances, Austin’s truly unique worldview has the ability to inspire and transform those around him. In the film adaptation, Zachary Levi is Austin’s father, which is sure to be a tearjerker with an uplifting message.

Such an inspirational story will surely be a positive addition to the entertainment industry and Levi seems perfectly suited for his leading role. He said of taking on the project, ‘I’m thrilled to be playing such a complex character and welcoming audiences into a world that may differ from their own but one where they can see themselves reflected.’ The film is an opportunity for viewers to come together and celebrate the inspiring story of a beautiful young boy who lives life to its fullest despite his many hardships.

Levi is perhaps best known for playing Chuck Bartowski in the action-comedy series, Chuck. He has also starred in such films as Thor: The Dark World and Shazam!

The Outfit
From the Academy Award-winning writer of The Imitation Game (Graham Moore) comes The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller in which an expert tailor (Academy Award winner Mark Rylance) must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. Starring: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn

Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre
In the film, super-spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world. Starring: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes.

A group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts-an elderly couple with a farm and boarding house for rent. But when the couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives in this tantalizing slasher from writer-director Ti West. Starring: Jenna Ortega, Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson

Comedy star Keke Palmer stars as Alice, a slave kept in captivity by Paul (Jonny Lee Miller) the brutal plantation owner. After escaping the clutches of enslavement and venturing through the woods she stumbles upon the realization that the year is actually 1973. She then teams up with disillusioned political activist Frank (Common) who helps her uncover and demolish the lies that have kept her liberation out of reach. The film is directed by Krystin Ver Linden featured as one of Variety’s top 10 directors to watch. Starring: Keke Palmer, Common, Jonny Lee Miller, Gaius Charles.

March 25, 2022

Design the time of your life. #MAU follows the unlikely story of design visionary Bruce Mau and his ever-optimistic push for massive change.
Starring: Paola Antonelli, Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau

Everything Everywhere All at Once
Starring: Jenny Slate, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong

The Lost City
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.Starring: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe

The Duke
Follow the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on the condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale. Starring: Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook, James Wilby

March 30, 2022

Nitram Thriller
Directed by Justin Kurzel. Based on a true story, Nitram is an isolated young man living with his parents in Australia until he meets an eccentric heiress. What follows is a gripping portrait of nihilism and violence. Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia, Phoebe Taylor

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