Spring Movies: Opening March 17, 2017

Spring Movies: Opening March 17, 2017

I have been watching the Disney live action remakes so I am guessing I will eventually see Beauty and the Beast. I have never seen the original animated movie though. Maybe I’ll make it a double feature. I’m unsure why there is a sequel to Trainspotting, but I do love that movie and since it has the same cast and director, I want to watch it. The Belko Experiment looks crazy tense. Song to Song is not getting good reviews and not sure if there is much of a plot, but the cast is excellent (Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling!) and it is about music so I’m in. Betting on Zero talks about companies that call themselves Multi-Level Marketing but it is another term for pyramid scheme. Franz could be good but it doesn’t hold much interest for me. Atomica looks like it should be a movie on the Scyfy channel and not something released into theaters. I feel like I have seen that plot so many times before.

Beauty and the Beast

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline

Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos

Rating: PG
Length: 2 hour 9 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%
Quick Description: Disney Reboot

Live action remake of the Disney classic where a young woman falls in love with a hairy beast man.


T2 Trainspotting

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: John Hodge, Irvine Welsh (novels)

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 57 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%
Quick Description: Sequel

After 20 years, Mark returns back to Scotland and catches up with his old friends.


The Belko Experiment

Starring: Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, Abraham Benrubi, Tony Goldwyn

Directed by: Greg McLean
Written by: James Gunn

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 28 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%
Quick Description: Kill your co-workers

A bunch of workers are locked in their corporate office while being told if they don’t kill a certain amount of people, their captors will kill twice as many.


Song to Song

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara

Directed by: Terrence Malick
Written by: Terrence Malick

Rating: R
Length: 2 hour 9 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%
Quick Description: Pretty people making music

Two couples form love triangles in the midst of the Austin music scene.


Betting on Zero

Starring: William Ackman

Directed by: Ted Braun

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 39 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
Quick Description: Wall Street pyramid scheme

One hedge fund manager wants to expose Herbalife as a pyramid scheme.


Frantz

Starring: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stotzner

Directed by: Francois Ozon
Written by: Francois Ozon

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 53 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%
Quick Description: Old timey war romance

After the First World War in Germany, a Frenchman who says he was friends with the widow’s husband in he war grows close to her because he reminders her of her husband.


Atomica

Starring: Tom Sizemore, Sarah Habel, Dominic Monaghan

Directed by: Dagen Merrill
Written by: Kevin Burke, Federic Fernandez-Armesto

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 21 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A
Quick Description: Scifi secrets

A young woman has to bring a remote nuclear power plant back online but when she arrives, she finds the two onsite employees might not be right in the head.

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