March Movie Madness

Since this week’s Supernatural is a rerun, I’m here to help you decide what to check at out the movie theater this month.

Friday March 14th

Need For Speed (PG13)

Synopsis: The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time—one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)—who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side—reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.

Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race—the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

Directed by Scott Waugh. With Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots. Touchstone Pictures

 

Friday March 21st

Divergent (PG13)

Synopsis: An adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

Directed by Neil Burger. With Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney. Summit/Lionsgate

 

Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

Synopsis: Takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters across European destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.  The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Directed by James Bobin. With Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston. Walt Disney Pictures

 

Friday March 28th

A Haunted House 2 (R)

Synopsis: Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the  box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children.  After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

Directed by Michael Tiddes. With Jaime Pressly, Ashley Rickards, Sophie Dee, Marlon Wayans. Open Road Films

 

Sabotage

Synopsis: Follows an elite DEA task force that deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.

Directed by David Ayer. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway. Open Road Films