March 1, 2017 at 4:23AM, Edited March 1, 4:24AM
IMDb Picks: Editors' Top Movies and TV for March
Our editors reveal their can't-miss movies and TV shows for March, including 'Logan' and "Into the Badlands."
1. Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017)
It has been 17 years since Hugh Jackman first played Logan in X-Men and, in what is intended to be his final portrayal of the adamantium-clad mutant, fans have been given the Wolverine movie they deserve. Ultra-violent, gritty and with not an inch of spandex in sight, Logan is a quantum leap away from his previous big-screen appearances. For my money, it is up there with The Dark Knight in terms of a superhero movie that subverts expectations and delivers devastating drama alongside breathtaking action. – Michael
Opens in theaters Friday, March 3
2. Susan Sarandon in Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)
"Feud: Bette and Joan"
Personally I think Ryan Murphy is at his best when he goes Old Hollywood high glamor since he always earns high style points even when his storylines are lacking. Sure, I might have seen dozens of different drag queen interpretations of the battle royal that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford waged against one another, but the chance to see Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon sling mud at one another for eight weeks is a potentially brilliant way to get through the rest of the winter. This is also the kind of show, like "RuPaul's Drag Race" that's completely worth watching in a bar. — Arno
Series premiere: Sunday, March 5th on Fox
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Kong: Skull Island
Given the character's long and broad cinematic history, there seems to be a new King Kong film for every generation. And this latest iteration, set in the 1970s, offers a spin that feels both fresh and timeless at the same time. Be prepared for very obvious visual and cinematic references (like the image you see here) and a heroic action role for Oscar winner Brie Larson, who gets to flex some literal muscle in the middle of the Pacific. — Bret
Opens in theaters Friday, March 10
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie growing up. From the trailers and clips I've seen so far, the live-action remake looks just as magical. Definitely looking forward to seeing this cast (Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Ewan McGregor) bring this enchanted tale to life! — Akimi
Opens in theaters Friday, March 17
Finn Jones in Iron Fist (2017)
Netflix returns to the Marvel Universe with "Iron Fist" the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones), lost at sea as a child, trained by monks in the art of kung-fu, imbued with powers and now back in New York to claim his place as head of his fallen father’s company (and battle crime.) Although this plot synopsis could have been lifted from “Arrow,” I’m looking forward to the darker/harder edge that comes with Marvel’s Netflix series. With the introduction "Iron Fist," Netflix sets the stage for the upcoming "The Defenders" series which will bring together all of the players across "Luke Cage," "Jessica Jones," "Daredevil" to take on whatever big bad will be unleashed upon New York City.
Series premieres Friday, March 17, on Netflix
Emily Beecham in Into the Badlands (2015)
"Into the Badlands"
The first season of this post-apocalyptic, kung-fu western flew a little under the radar, despite a strong start. But it hopes to build its devoted audience as it expands into the world beyond the Badlands. Bringing some much-needed humor to the new season will be Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost as Bajie, an unlikely ally to hero Sunny (Daniel Yu).
Season 2 premieres Sunday, March 19, on AMC
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal in Life (2017)
I'm sorry, Passengers, but when a movie takes me to space I want to see creatures, not an examination of monogamy. So I'm opting for Life, a movie that doesn't have Passengers' Black List pedigree — or even an original premise, if we're going to be critical. The crew is appealing, the trailers have been effective, and Daniel Espinosa knows how to direct action. So bring on all the aliens that we have yet to see in full, spoiler-y scale thanks to the restrained promotional campaign. — Arno
Opens in theaters Friday, March 24
Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden in Tommy's Honour (2016)
If you're a fan of golf, you must be already well aware that there never seem to be enough titles to satisfy your unending fascination with the game. In this film directed by the son of Sean Connery, we're whisked away to Scotland to see how a father-son duo helped usher in the modern game as we know it. Get ready for some true links courses! — Bret
Opens in limited release Friday, March 24
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Ghost in the Shell
I was a huge fan of the 1995 anime this live-action remake was based on and as it’s been over 20 years since I’ve seen the original, I’ve forgotten enough plot details to make the story new again. With visuals and action reminiscent of Blade Runner and The Matrix, Scarlett Johansson's solid action background, and a strong supporting cast, Takeshi Kitano, Rila Fukushima, Ghost in the Shell looks to be a strong sci-fi addition to the 2017 pre-summer lineup. — Vanessa
Opens in theaters Friday, March 31
The true story of an underprivileged child who overcame unfathomable odds to become the youngest girl in history to climb Mount Everest, Poorna promises to be both uplifting and breathtaking. The movie follows Poorna's journey from her small hut in South India, through Darjeeling and Sikkim at the foothills of the Himalayas, to Nepal, and then to the top of Everest, offering, according to director Rahul Bose, unparalleled footage from the summit.
Opens in theaters March 31
Rooney Mara in The Discovery (2017)
A year after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically verified, the suicide toll has rapidly reached a million. Normally, one would expect a film with this subject to be horribly depressing, but somehow, in the hands of writer/director Charlie McDowell, it's a love story. As a huge fan of McDowell's The One I Love, I am excited to see how he once again bends reality just enough to make it feel like these surreal events just might happen. Starring Robert Redford, Jason Segal, Rooney Mara, and Riley Keogh, the film had mixed reviews at its premiere at Sundance, but I am excited to see it (and happy it will be released in theaters and on Netflix on its release date).
Opens in theaters and premieres on Netflix on Friday, March 31
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewen Bremner in T2 Trainspotting (2017)
It's been 20 years and the boys of Trainspotting are back. I was in a much different place 20 years ago then I am today and this movie had a profound impact on me. As I have grown, I have been re-introduced to people who were a big part of my past who have since faded into memory. The process of talking to them often highlights how much I have changed over the years. I look forward to going on a similar journey with Mark Renton in this much-anticipated sequel. — Lance
Opens in theaters Friday, March 31