Spring Movies: Opening March 10, 2017
I had no desire to see another movie about King Kong, but then I was slightly interested in Kong: Skull Island when I saw that it starred Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. After watching the trailer, and laughing at the bit with John C. Reilly, I now want to see it.
The rest of the movies coming out this week are in the arthouse and/or foreign movie vein with the exception of the batshit crazy looking Kidnap starring Halle Berry. It looks like an offshoot of one of the Fast and Furious movies in both outrageous plot and car chase scenes.
Kong: Skull Island
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly
Length: 2 hours
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%
Quick Description: Big, Dumb Action
A team of explorers search an unexplored Pacific Island that is rumored to have both prehistoric and monstrous creatures.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Written by: Olivier Assayas
Length: 1 hour 45 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%
Quick Description: Ghost Story
A young woman thinks that her recently deceased twin brother is trying to communicate with her.
The Sense of an Ending
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer
Directed by: Ritesh Batra
Written by: Nick Payne, Julian Barnes (novel)
Length: 1 hour 48 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
Quick Description: Past Secrets Revealed
A reclusive old man must face decisions he made in his youth when old secrets are revealed.
Starring: Makis Papadimitrious, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart
Directed by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Written by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Length: 1 hour 44 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%
Quick Description: Old Person Trying to Act Young
A middle-aged doctor appointed to a tiny island, tries to relive his youth when all the young people come to summer there, but he becomes a bit obsessed with one young woman.
The Ottoman Lieutenant
Starring: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Written by: Jeff Stockwell
Length: 1 hour 46 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%
Quick Description: Old Timey Romance
An American nurse falls for a Turkish officer just as WWI is about to start in the Ottoman Empire.
The Other Half
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen, Diana Bentley
Directed by: Joey Klein
Written by: Joey Klein
Length: 1 hour 43 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%
Quick Description: Dysfunctional Relationship
A drifter and a bipolar woman start a relationship that isn’t as easy as they wish.
Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
Directed by: Julia Ducournau
Written by: Julia Ducournau
Length: 1 hour 39 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%
Quick Description: Weird Horror
A vegetarian falls prey to college hazing at veterinary school and eats raw meat for the first time, which brings out her primal urges.
Starring: Halle Berry, Dana Gourrier, Lew Temple
Directed by: Luis Prieto
Written by: Knate Lee
Length: 1 hour 34 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Revenge Mom
A mother sees her son get kidnapped and takes it upon herself to drive her minivan like a bat out of hell to get her son back, causing tons of accidents and even a few deaths in the process.
The Dark Below
Starring: Lauren Mae Shafer, David G.B. Brown, Veronica Cartwright
Directed by: Douglas Schulze
Written by: Douglas Schulze
Length: 1 hour 15 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Icy Survival
A woman is trapped beneath a frozen lake but there is a man up above trying to kill her. Sounds like a rough day.