March Movie Previews 

March is known for St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings, spring and of course March Madness. It’s also known for its unpredictable weather. What better place to keep warm than inside of a local movie theater. The following are just a few for you to choose from.

The Way Back (R)

The film The Way Back came out in theaters on March 6, directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar and Glynn Turman. Affleck returns to the screen in a pure case of art imitating real life as he portrays a struggling alcoholic who was a high school basketball superstar. After being offered a coaching job at his old stomping grounds he must battle his demons with hopes of recovery. Affleck is a great actor and here’s hoping this movie puts him back on top.

The Hunt (R)

On March 13, The Hunt debuts, directed by Craig Zobel and starring Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley. The movie follows 12 strangers who all wake up on an island with no recollection of how they got there. A group of privileged people have brought them there for their entertainment, to hunt them one by one. However, one of the hunted turns the tables and begins to kill her assailants one by one. A typical thriller/horror premise that will keep you on the edge of your seat for a few hours. 

I Still Believe (PG)

Also on March 13, I Still Believe debuts in theaters, directed by Andrew Erwin and John Erwin and starring Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, K.J. Apa, Gary Sinise and Shania Twain. This true-life story is a Christian drama based on the life of Christian singer Jeremy Camp and his wife, Melissa’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Bring a box of tissues for this one.

A Quiet Place: Part II (NR)

On March 20, A Quiet Place: Part II whispers into theaters, directed and written by John Krasinski and starring Krasinski, his wife Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds all reprising their roles from the blockbuster 2018 film A Quiet Place. This time, the Abbott family must leave the somewhat safe place of their home and venture into the unknown outside world where they soon find out that the monsters aren’t the only things threatening their safety.

Mulan (PG-13)

On March 27, Mulan jumps into theaters, directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifel Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Li Gong and Jason Scott Lee. This is a live action adaptation of the 1998 animated Disney film of the same name. Mulan is a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man so she can fight instead of her father and honor her family at the same time. It’s a great family movie.

So whatever your choice is, grab some popcorn and a drink. I’ll see you at the movies.

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Cheryl Wadsworth
Cheryl Wadsworth is a writer for Long Island Weekly, specializing in movie previews.

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