This year is easily going to be more exciting than the previous one with numerous tentpole films arriving in 2022. A heavy load of new movies are coming to theaters, streaming platforms, and video on demand in March 2022 that we should not miss. These movies cross a wide plethora of genres, that includes action, romance, drama, comedy, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and thrillers. Coincidentally maximum movies that are releasing this month have thriller genres in common.
In March 2022, streaming services are piled with an exciting line-up of films. On Netflix, The Weekend Away; The Adam Project; Rescued by Ruby; Windfall are releasing. On Amazon Prime, Master; on HBO Max, Moonshot; on Dinsey+, Turning Red; and Cheaper by the Dozen; on Hulu, Fresh; and Deep Water will be released.
The intriguing VOD releases of the month are The Changed; A Day To Die; Asking For It; Ultrasound; Offseason; Tollbooth; Measure of Revenge; You Are Not My Mother; and All My Friends Hate Me. Some of these are having a limited theatrical release as well.
In February, Sony’s video-game adaptation Uncharted did better than expected at the box office. Films that are set to release exclusively in theaters in March are After Yang; The Outfit; The Unbreakable Boy; Umma; The Lost City; and Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The tentpole movie of the month is obviously DC’s The Batman. It is one of the most highly anticipated and biggest blockbusters of this year so it will be having the biggest box office of this year so far.
Check out the synopses and release dates for these new movies below.
NEW MOVIES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN MARCH 2022
The Weekend Away
The Weekend Away is Netflix’s original crime mystery thriller directed by Kim Farrant (Strangeland and Angel of Mine) and screenplay by Sarah Alderson based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Alderson.
It stars Leighton Meester (The Roommate, Gossip Girl, Single Parents) as the main lead. Other cast includes Christina Wolfe (Batwoman, The Royals), Ziad Bakri (Blind Sun), Amar Bukvic (On the Border), and Luke Norris (Been So Long).
Synopsis: A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend. As she attempts to clear her name and uncover the truth, her efforts unearth a painful secret, and each clue yields another unsettling deception.
The Weekend Away Netflix release date: 3 March 2022
The Batman is Warner Bors. Pictures’ DC superhero crime action drama based on the DC Comics. It is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. The film is almost-noir-driven and explores Batman‘s detective side more than previous films, drawing inspiration from 1970s films, David Fincher’s detective thrillers and comics such as “Year One” (1987), “Ego” (2000), and “Zero Year” (2013–14).
It is not part of the DCEU franchise. WB’s incorporation of the multiverse in its DC productions allowed Reeves to take the project in his own direction. The film takes place in a separate world known as “Earth-2”. Set in his second year of fighting crime, the film sees Batman uncover corruption in Gotham City while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite. The Riddler and the Penguin are awesome choices as the Bat-villains for this distinctive story.
It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin. Jayme Lawson, Barry Keoghan, Alex Ferns, and Rupert Penry-Jones also star. Michael Giacchino composed the film’s score.
Synopsis: During his second year of fighting crime, Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer targets elite Gotham City citizens leaving behind a trail of cryptic clues. As he uncovers corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear and he is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
The film is intended to launch a Batman shared universe, with two sequels planned and two spin-off television series in development for HBO Max. According to the filmmaker, it is the most grounded, dark, and gritty version of Batman which deals with the psychological aspects of the character at this point in the story. The inspiration behind The Riddler in this film is the infamous Zodiac Killer. This interpretation of the Riddler and Penguin is going to be ideal.
This is easily one of the biggest films of 2022. The anticipation is beyond conventional with fans anxious to see Batman in a detective setting, and the movie certainly has the most comic-book feel to it compared to previous Batman movies. The trailers for this film have been more than outstanding. The run-time of the film is almost 3hrs. This film feels like this might be the best live-action Batman movie yet.
The Batman is scheduled to premiere in New York City on March 1 and will be theatrically released on March 4. It was delayed twice from an initial June 2021 release date due to the pandemic. It so far holds an 87% Rotten Tomatoes score based on 208 reviews with praise for its grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir story, the score, cinematography, action, the cast, and the director. Like any DC flick, this is a must-watch for all audiences.
Read our review for The Batman!
The Batman release date: 4 March 2022
Fresh is Hulu and Searchlight Pictures’ comedy horror-thriller drama directed by Mimi Cave, in her directorial debut, from a screenplay by Lauryn Kahn. The film is a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Hyperobject Industries; Adam McKay produced it alongside Kevin J. Messick and Maeve Cullinane. Fresh tells the horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites.
It stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Sebastian Stan (Captain America trilogy), Jonica T. Gibbs (Twenties), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), Andrea Bang (Kim’s Convenience), Dayo Okeniyi (Queenpins), Alina Maris, and Brett Dier (Jane the Virgin).
Synopsis: The story follows Noa (Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Stan) at a grocery store and — given her frustration with dating apps — takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway. Only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.
Fresh premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2022, and now it is scheduled to be released on Hulu by Searchlight Pictures. The R-rated thriller was well-received by the public. It currently holds an 82% Rotten Tomatoes score based on 95 reviews with praise for its story, making this a must-watch film.
Fresh Hulu release date: 4 March 2022
After Yang is A24 and Showtime’s sci-fi drama written, directed, and edited by Kogonada. It stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Haley Lu Richardson, Sarita Choudhury, Ritchie Coster, Clifton Collins Jr., Ava DeMary, and Brett Dier (Jane the Virgin).
Synopsis: When his young daughter’s beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake (Farrell) searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife (Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.
The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 8, 2021, and received universal acclaim from critics. It was also released at the Sundance Film Festival, on January 21, 2022, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. It currently holds an 83% RT score based on 101 reviews with praise for its concept. The film is scheduled to be released by A24 simultaneously in theaters and streaming on Showtime. This is a must-watch film.
After Yang (Theatres & Showtime) release date: 4 March 2022
The Changed is Quiver Distribution’s sci-fi horror mystery thriller directed by Michael Mongillo and screenplay by Mongillo and Matt Giannini. It so far holds an 89% RT score based on 9 reviews. The thriller is scheduled to be released in limited theatres and on-demand simultaneously.
The film stars Clare Foley, Jason Alan Smith, Carlee Avers, Doug Tompos, Olivia Freer, Kathy Searle, Nina Wisner, Margaret Rose Champagne, Ryan Barry McCarthy, Madeleine Dauer, and Tony Todd.
Synopsis: Something has taken possession of the hearts and minds of the populace. Kim (Foley), Mac (Smith), and Jane (Avers) try to convince themselves it’s paranoia, but before long the city is besieged by the Changed. By the time they realize an alien intelligence has merged with their neighbor, Bill (Todd), a horde of Changed is amassing outside their suburban home. Can our heroes discover a way to defeat these invaders, or are they doomed?
The Changed (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 4 March 2022
A Day To Die
A Day To Die is Vertical Entertainment’s heist action film directed by Wes Miller and written by Rab Berry and Scott Mallace. It stars Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Leon Robinson, Gianni Capaldi, Brooke Butler, Johnny Messner, Vernon Davis, and Kevin Dillon.
Synopsis: Ex-military ops officer Conner Connolly (Dillon) has one day to pay $2 million in reparations to a local gang leader to save his kidnapped pregnant wife. With her life on the line, Conner must recruit his old crew, led by Brice Mason (Grillo), to pull off a series of dangerous drug heists to repay the money he owes and settle a score with the city’s corrupt police chief (Willis), who is working with the gang leader and double-crossed him years ago. In a race against time, the crew must rely on their tactical training and brotherhood to save themselves and those who matter most.
Willis and Grillo are known for their action films, they make a bunch of VOD action films every year. The R-rated action flick is scheduled to be released in limited theatres and on-demand simultaneously.
A Day To Die (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 4 March 2022
Asking For It
Asking For It is Saban Films’ mystery thriller drama written and directed by Eamon O’Rourke in his directorial debut. Kiersey Clemons, Lee Broda, Ezra Miller, Luke Daniels produced it. The R-rated film is scheduled to be released in limited theatres and on-demand simultaneously.
Vanessa Hudgens, Kiersey Clemons, and Alexandra Shipp star in the lead roles as part of a no-mercy all-femme gang in this edgy thriller. Ezra Miller, Radha Mitchell, Gabourey Sidibe, Leslie Stratton, Casey Camp-Horinek, Leyna Bloom, Lisa Yaro, Casey Cott, Demetrius Shipp, Jr., Luke Hemsworth, and David Patrick Kelly star in the supporting roles.
Synopsis: After a small-town waitress (Clemons) is sexually assaulted on a date with her old friend Mike (Cott), she befriends mysterious stranger Regina (Shipp). Regina introduces her to The Cherry Bombers, a vigilante group of badass women including Beatrice (Hudgens), Lily (Stratton), Sal (Mitchell), Jett (Bloom), Angie (Yaro), Fala (Camp-Horinek), and Rudy (Sidibe). Together they seek the ultimate revenge while getting their own version of justice.
All suffering from past traumas, together they fight a misogynistic society by targeting violent frat boys, a corrupt police force of human traffickers led by Sheriff Morel (Kelly), and the dangerous alt-right group MFM (Men’s First Movement) headed by Mark Vanderhill (Miller). As Joey is drawn further into their chaotic world, Sal’s old flame, Logan County Sheriff Vernon (Hemsworth), investigates MFM, leading to a thrilling showdown.
Asking For It (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 4 March 2022
The Adam Project
The Adam Project is Netflix’s original sci-fi action-adventure comedy directed by Shawn Levy (Free Guy, Stranger Things, Night at the Museum trilogy, Real Steel) and written by Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin.
It stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldana. In the film, a man travels back in time to get help from his younger self to confront their late father.
Synopsis: After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed (Reynolds) teams up with his 12-year-old self (Scobell) and his late father (Ruffalo) to come to terms with his past for a mission to save the future.
Levy is known for his comedy films and family entertainers filled with charming characters and concepts. In 2021, Levy and Reynolds’ Free Guy movie became a big hit in terms of critical, audience reception, and box-office wise. Free Guy was nominated for Best VFX in Oscars 2022.
This movie is a fun throwback to 80’s sci-fi adventures. The embargo for social media reactions lifted in February, way early than usual, and all of them are positive. Some say it gives Amblin Studio vibes, and in a way that would make Steven Spielberg proud. They say it felt like a mix between Star Wars & Back To The Future, two classics from the past.
Another movie in the combination of this director and actor duo is so exciting. The trailer for this looks so great with trademark Ryan Reynolds charm and cool sci-fi elements, and it is visually stunning as well. I believe this movie is going to be as good as Free Guy. The film is scheduled to be released on Netflix in March. This is a must-watch film for all audiences.
The Adam Project Netflix release date: 11 March, 2022
Turning Red is Pixar’s computer-animated coming-of-age fantasy comedy-adventure directed by Domee Shi in her feature directorial debut, from a screenplay by Shi and Julia Cho. Domee Shi is the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning Pixar short Bao. This is the first Pixar film to be solely directed by a woman previously Brenda Chapman co-directed Brave. The first Pixar film to take place in Canada, and the second to feature an Asian lead character after Up.
The film stars the voices of Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Ava Morse (Ron’s Gone Wrong), Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever), Hyein Park, Orion Lee (First Cow), Tristan Allerick Chen, Addie Chandler (American Horror Story), Wai Ching Ho (Daredevil), and James Hong (Kung Fu Panda trilogy).
Anne-Marie, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillian Lim, Mia Tagano, Sherry Cola, Sasha Roiz, and Lily Sanfelippo have been also cast. Jordan Fisher, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Finneas O’Connell, and Grayson Villanueva are voice members of the 4*Town boy band.
Synopsis: Set in Toronto between 2002 and 2003, Turning Red centers around Meilin “Mei” Lee (Chiang), a confident 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian who is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. However, one morning after she witnesses a nightmareous dream, she is horrified to discover that she has turned into a giant red panda, later learning that her ancestors have a shared history with the species. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too stressed or excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into the giant red panda time and time again.
The film deals with aspects of puberty, though the film does not directly talk of biological changes. The premise of the film itself feels delightful and relatable. Turning into a giant panda feels like a different spin on Hulk, instead of anger the main character turns due to excitement or stress.
Ludwig Göransson is set to compose the film’s score, making it his first animated film composition. Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell will write songs that will be performed in the film by the fictional boy band 4*Town. The art design in this film feels like director Shi’s short film Bao, which was beautiful.
Turning Red premiered in London on February 21, 2022. Turning Red was originally intended to be a theatrical release on March 11 but Disney opted to skip theatres as they did for the previous Pixar films Luca (2021) and Soul (2020). It will be released exclusively on Disney+ on the same date. In international markets where Disney+ is not available, it will be released theatrically.
Pixar always creates high-standard films which are touching and make us emotionally invested so we can assume this to be another great movie. Trailers for the film looked cute and it promises a fun movie filled with warmth, friendship, and life lessons. This is a must-watch film for audiences of all ages.
Turning Red Disney+ release date: 11 March 2022
Ultrasound is Magnet Releasing’s sci-fi mystery thriller drama directed and produced by Rob Schroeder in feature directorial debut. It is based on the comic book “Generous Bosom” by Conor Stechschulte.
It stars Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tunde Adebimpe, Rainey Qualley, Chris Gartin, Porter Duong, Jim Boeven, and Bob Stephenson. The plot follows a man’s sexual encounter with a married woman that results in them questioning their sanity.
Synopsis: The film follows Glen (Kartheiser), who is stranded by two flat tires on a rainy night and must seek help at a nearby house. There, he’s welcomed in by Art (Stephenson), who cajoles Glen into sleeping with his younger wife Cyndi (Lopez). Glen’s unease only escalates when, a short time later, the consequences of this strange night begin to spiral out of control. Glen and Cyndi soon find themselves at the center of a web of deception and manipulation that tests the foundations of reality.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 15, 2021. The film received generally positive reviews from critics. It is scheduled to be released in limited theatres as well as through VOD in the US. It currently holds a 92% RT score based on 26 reviews with praise for its story, making this thriller a worthwhile watch.
Ultrasound (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 11 March 2022
Offseason is RLJE Films’ horror mystery thriller written and directed by Mickey Keating (Psychopaths). It stars Jocelin Donahue (Doctor Sleep), Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, The Sacrament), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), Melora Walters (Pen15), April Linscott, and Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight).
Synopsis: Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s gravesite has been vandalized, Marie (Donahue) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive.
The film so far holds an 81% RT score based on 37 reviews with praise for its story and the stars Jocelin Donahue & Melora Walters. The thriller is scheduled to be released in limited theatres and on-demand simultaneously.
Offseason (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 11 March 2022
Rescued by Ruby
Rescued by Ruby is Netflix’s original biographical drama directed by Katt Shea. The film stars Grant Gustin (The Flash), Scott Wolf, Kaylah Zander, Camille Sullivan, Tom McBeath, Sharon Taylor, Eileen Pedde, Jude Culham-Keays, and Giacomo Baessato.
Synopsis: State trooper Dan (Gustin) dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team of the state police, but no one will give him the chance. Shelter dog Ruby dreams of having a home but is running out of hope. When fate brings Dan and Ruby together, it’s their unshakable bond that helps them face their toughest challenge yet.
Rescued by Ruby Netflix release date: 17 March 2022
The Outfit is Focus Features’ crime drama thriller film directed by Graham Moore in his directorial debut from a screenplay by Moore and Johnathan McClain. Moore is a writer who won an Academy Award for The Imitation Game (2015). This is his feature directorial debut.
It stars an ensemble cast including Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Alan Mehdizadeh, and Simon Russell Beale.
Synopsis: Leonard (Rylance) is an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he finds himself in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop in a rough part of town where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters. The expert tailor must outwit the dangerous group of mobsters to survive a fateful night.
The film premiered at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2022. It is scheduled to be released in theatres in the US. The R-rated film received generally positive reviews and so far holds a 92% RT score based on 12 reviews with praise aimed towards Rylance’s performance and Moore’s screenplay, as well as the costume & production design, cinematography, and score. This gripping and masterful thriller is a must-watch film.
The Outfit (limited) release date: 18 March 2022
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen is a Disney+ original family adventure comedy, which is the third film iteration, directed by Gail Lerner with a script co-written by Kenya Barris and Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry. It is a 20th Century Studios and Walt Disney Pictures production.
It is a remake of the 1950 and 2003 films of the same name, the project was inspired by the real-life Gilbreth family and the semi-autobiographical account of their lives as written in the 1948 novel of the same name by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
It stars Gabrielle Union, Zach Braff, Journee Brown, Kylie Rogers, Andre Robinson, Caylee Blosenski, Aryan Simhadri, Leo A. Perry, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Christian Cote, Sebastian Cote, Luke Prael, Erika Christensen, Brittany Daniel, Cynthia Daniel, and Ron Funches.
Synopsis: A man and his wife navigate a hectic home life while trying to raise 10 children from their previous marriages and manage the family business in New Jersey.
Cheaper by the Dozen Disney+ release date: 18 March 2022
Deep Water is Hulu’s psychological thriller directed by Adrian Lyne, based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. It marks Lyne’s return to filmmaking after a 20-year absence since his last film Unfaithful (2002). It is a 20th Century Studios production.
The film stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, with Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Jacob Elordi, Dash Mihok, Kristen Connolly, Jade Fernandez, Michael Braun, and Michael Scialabba appearing in supporting roles.
Synopsis: A married couple who have fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begin seeing those around them dying. The well-to-do husband allows his wife to have affairs to avoid a divorce ends up becoming a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.
Deep Water was originally scheduled to be released in theatres on November 13, 2020. But after several delays due to the pandemic, the studio decided to move to a Hulu-exclusive release in the US and an Amazon Prime Video–exclusive release internationally.
So the R-rated thriller is scheduled to be released on Hulu this month. The film has an interesting premise and is filled with a great cast which makes this a must-watch film.
Deep Water Hulu release date: 18 March 2022
Windfall is Netflix’s original crime thriller drama directed by Charlie McDowell from a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker and Justin Lader. It stars Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons. This R-rated thriller is a must-watch film.
Synopsis: A man breaks into a tech billionaire’s empty vacation home, but things go sideways when the arrogant mogul and his wife arrive for a last-minute getaway.
Windfall Netflix release date: 18 March 2022
Master is Amazon’s original mystery horror thriller drama written and directed by Mariama Diallo in her directorial debut. It stars Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Ella Hunt, Talia Ryder, Talia Balsam, Bruce Altman, Noa Fisher, Anna Van Patten, and Amber Gray.
Synopsis: At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three women strive to find their place. Navigating politics and privilege, they encounter increasingly terrifying manifestations of the school’s haunted past… and present.
It premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on January 21 and will premiere globally on Prime Video this month. The R-rated thriller currently holds a 78% RT score based on 64 reviews with praise for its concepts.
Master Amazon Prime release date: 18 March 2022
The Unbreakable Boy
The Unbreakable Boy is Lionsgate’s drama written and directed by Jon Gunn. The film stars Zachary Levi, Amy Acker, Meghann Fahy, Peter Facinelli, Patricia Heaton, Jacob Laval, Drew Powell, Gavin Warren, Ashtyn Barlow Nguyen, Lena Harmon, and Kevin Downes. The film is set for a wide theatrical release.
Synopsis: A young boy with both a rare brittle bone disease and autism has a joyous, life-affirming worldview and inspires those around him with his resilient spirit.
The Unbreakable Boy release date: 18 March 2022
Umma is Sony Pictures’ supernatural horror film, written and directed by Iris K. Shim. It stars Sandra Oh, Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney, Odeya Rush, MeeWha Alana Lee, and Tom Yi. Sam Raimi serves as a producer on the film under his Raimi Productions banner. It is scheduled for a wide theatrical release.
Synopsis: Amanda (Oh) and her (Stewart) daughter are living a quiet life on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother.
Umma release date: 18 March 2022
Tollbooth is Samuel Goldwyn Films’ comedy crime thriller drama directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper in his feature directorial debut and written by Matt Redd. The film so far holds an 88% RT score based on 17 reviews. It is scheduled to be released through VOD in the US.
The film stars Michael Smiley (The Lobster, Rogue One), Iwan Rhoen (Game of Thrones), Annes Elwy (Hidden), Gary Beadle (In the Heart of the Sea), Steve Oram (Doctor Who), and Paul Kaye (The Stranger, Game of Thrones).
Synopsis: The film centers on Brendan (Smiley), who works solo shifts in the quietest toll booth in Wales, hiding from a criminal past where nobody would ever look. When he finally gets rumbled, word of his whereabouts gets out and his enemies head west for revenge. Meanwhile, local traffic cop Catrin’s (Elwy) investigation into a simple robbery finds her heading for the booth at exactly the wrong time.
Tollbooth VOD release date: 18 March 2022
Measure of Revenge
Measure of Revenge is Vertical Entertainment’s crime mystery thriller directed by Peyfa in her directorial debut. The film stars Bella Thorne, Melissa Leo, Jake Weary, Roma Maffia, Benedict Samuel, Adrian Martinez, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Potts, Jason A. Rodriguez, and Jasmine Carmichael. The film is scheduled to be released in limited theatres and on-demand simultaneously.
Synopsis: Broadway actress Lillian Cooper (Leo) is making her final on-stage appearance when her famous son, Curtis (Weary), is found dead. When the investigating officer rules the cause of death as an accidental overdose, a suspicious Lillian decides to take matters into her own hands. She conducts her own investigation which strikes up an unlikely alliance with her son’s former drug dealer, Taz (Thorne), setting in motion a bloody warpath to uncover the truth and punish those who killed her son. On her quest for answers, Lillian hallucinates some of the iconic characters she’s played on stage which serve as her inner voice, urging her to avenge her son’s death.
Measure of Revenge (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 18 March 2022
The Lost City
The Lost City is Paramount Pictures’ romantic adventure comedy directed by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee, who co-wrote the screenplay with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox, from a story conceived by Seth Gordon. The film features multiple A-list actors.
The film stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Patti Harrison, Oscar Nuñez, Raymond Lee, Bowen Yang, and Brad Pitt.
Synopsis: Reclusive author Loretta Sage (Bullock) writes about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels about a hero named Dash Chicvance, depicted by a handsome cover model named Alan Caprison (Tatum). While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by Fairfax (Radcliffe), an eccentric billionaire, who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.
The Lost City will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in theatres worldwide by Paramount Pictures. This comedy adventure with a great cast is a must-watch film for all audiences.
The Lost City release date: 25 March 2022
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once is A24’s sci-fi action-adventure comedy written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels.
The film stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Andy Le, Brian Le, Audrey Wasilewski, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Synopsis: The film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes. The aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
Everything Everywhere All at Once will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival on March 11, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in the US by A24. The R-rated sci-fi comedy is a must-watch film.
Everything Everywhere All at Once (limited) release date: 25 March 2022
You Are Not My Mother
You Are Not My Mother is Magnet Releasing’s psychological horror drama written and directed by Kate Dolan. The film stars Hazel Doupe, Jade Jordan, Ingrid Craigie, Carolyn Bracken, Jordanne Jones, Katie White, Aoife Spratt, and Paul Reid.
Synopsis: The film follows Char (Doupe), a young woman at odds with her grandmother Rita (Craigie) after her mother Angela (Bracken) briefly goes missing, only to return soon afterward with a radically changed personality.
The film premiered in the Midnight Madness stream at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named first runner up for the People’s Choice Award: Midnight Madness. It so far holds an 88% RT score based on 24 reviews with praise for its lead actresses Doupe and Bracken and the film’s story.
You Are Not My Mother (VOD & limited theatres) release date: 25 March 2022
All My Friends Hate Me
All My Friends Hate Me is Super LTD’s comedy horror thriller directed by Andrew Gaynord in his feature directorial debut and written by Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton. The film stars Stourton in the lead role and Georgina Campbell, Joshua McGuire, Charly Clive, Antonia Clarke, Dustin Demri-Burns, Kieran Hodgson, Graham Dickson, and Christopher Fairbank in supporting roles.
Synopsis: It’s Pete’s (Stourton) birthday and the old gang from college is throwing him a party out in the country. During what’s meant to be a joyful weekend reunion, Pete finds himself increasingly unnerved by his friends’ inside jokes and snarky comments. As the atmosphere goes from awkward to terrifying to downright surreal, Pete is pushed to the breaking point. Is he being paranoid or is he the butt of some elaborate joke?
The film premiered at Tribeca Festival 2021 and so far holds a 100% RT score based on 16 reviews with praise for its story. The R-rated film is scheduled to be released in limited theatres on March 11, 2022, and through VOD on March 25.
All My Friends Hate Me VOD release date: 25 March 2022
Moonshot is HBO Max’s original sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Chris Winterbauer and written by Max Taxe. It stars Cole Sprouse, Lana Condor, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, Lukas Gage, Michelle Buteau,
Christine Adams, Sunita Deshpande, and Zach Braff. The film is scheduled to be released on HBO Max.
Synopsis: In a future where Mars is terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer, two college students wind up joining forces and sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet in order to be united with their significant others.
Moonshot HBO Max release date: 31 March 2022
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