13 Movie and TV Picks for March

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 5 months ago

IMDb editors share the movies and TV shows they most want to see this month.

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Donald Glover in Atlanta (2016)

"Atlanta" | Premieres Thursday, March 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

I get the feeling that Donald Glover and his circle plan on further expanding the creative boundaries of TV with the second season of "Atlanta," and that's exactly what the show's audience is expecting as well. I freely admit that Paper Boi is my main TV crush and wish that I currently had an everyday friend like Darius. I also have a feeling that Glover isn't going to let this show run for many seasons — three at the most, perhaps? — Arno

Storm Reid, Levi Miller, and Deric McCabe in A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 9

Moviegoers of all ages are going to fall in love with Storm Reid's confident and mature performance as the imperfect but ultimately fearless Meg Murry in Ava DuVernay's reimagining of Madeleine L'Engle's classic YA novel. In this role, Reid more than holds her own against the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, ultimately providing for the Millennial set an everyday superhero to believe in. — Bret

Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, and Bryan Cranston in Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle of Dogs | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 23

Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion animation after Fantastic Mr. Fox is an extraordinary achievement that proves funny, moving, and thrilling in equal measure. Set in a near-future Japan, where the authorities have exiled all dogs to an island, it follows one boy’s search for his loyal pet. The level of detail in the animation is astonishing, the framing of the shots is stunning, and the underlying message is powerful. It also has a voice cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Greta Gerwig among many other recognizable talents. If you can’t tell already, I’m barking mad for this movie. — Michael

Bill Hader in Barry (2018)

"Barry" | Premieres Sunday, March 25, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO

As much I would have repeated-watched a Stefon movie, I'm happy to see the opportunities that Bill Hader has created for himself after "Saturday Night Live." Here he teams with formidable producer Alec Berg (who's had a guiding hand in the creation of "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Silicon Valley") for the story of a hit man who falls in love with the theater scene in Los Angeles. Paraphrasing Stefon: "This show has everything ..." — Arno

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 16

Much like the Angelina Jolie fronted Lara Croft: Tomb Raider based on the early 2000s game series, the upcoming incarnation follows the same pattern, taking its story from the 2013 Crystal Dynamics reboot which explores a younger, untested Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) before she became the double-gun toting, tomb-spelunking bad-ass we know and love. Will this be the film to break the video-game movie curse? I have high hopes. — Vanessa

Neil Patrick Harris, John DeSantis, Lucy Punch, Jacqueline Robbins, Joyce Robbins, Matty Cardarople, and Usman Ally in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" | Returns Friday, March 30 on Netflix

We can't wait for the return of the delightfully quirky and darkly entertaining "A Series of Unfortunate Events." Following the plight of the three Baudelaire children at the hands of Count Olaf (artfully played by the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris in an impressive array of disguises) is more of a treat than a trick, and one we always enjoy. — Pam

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy in Thoroughbreds (2017)

Thoroughbreds | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 9

At first glance, Thoroughbreds reminds me of a cross between Heathers and Heavenly Creatures, with a Millennial twist. But the film has been getting rave reviews on its extended festival run, so I'm looking forward to seeing this mashup of two of my favorite films. After finally watching Split, I'm psyched to see more from Anya Taylor-Joy, who stars along with Olivia Cooke, Paul Sparks, and Anton Yelchin in his final performance. — Michelle

David Tennant and Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones (2015)

"Jessica Jones" | Returns Thursday, March 8 on Netflix

After being captivated by the first season of this superhero series, I cannot wait to see where this story goes next. Krysten Ritter returns as New York City private investigator Jessica Jones, who is beginning to put her life back together after taking down her tormenter, Kilgrave (David Tennant). Season 2 promises a deeper exploration of who Jessica really is, and it looks like we haven’t seen the last of Kilgrave, even if he only returns as a psychological manifestation of her fears. — Michael

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Pacific Rim Uprising | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 23

Today we are cancelling the apocalypse... again! Bad for a monster-infested Earth, but good for me! As a fan of the over-the-top Mecha/Kaiju battles and inspirational speeches of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, when Pacific Rim Uprising was announced (now with Steven S. DeKnight at the helm) I was pretty much all in. My needs are simple: just give me new and elaborate robot designs, bigger and badder monsters to battle, and Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) delivering a rallying speech before the last battle and I should leave satisfied and looking forward to a third. — Vanessa

Laurieann Gibson in Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight (2018)

"Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight" | Premieres Friday, March 2, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime

Growing up in the era of music videos, I have always had a high level of respect for the choreography, and loved finding out more about the fly girls and b-boys behind the scenes. When Laurieann Gibson began coaching Danity Kane in "Making of the Band," I was an insta-fan, following along with her dance moves and throwing out her signature catchphrase "Boom Kack." Over her career, Gibson has worked with such Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé, and will now take the spotlight in her new docuseries, a rare look into Laurieann’s process as she shapes and steers the creative narrative of her clients. While I may not be following the hip hop moves this time around, I won't miss a step on this new show. — Michelle


Unsane | Opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 23

This scrappy and resourceful psychological thriller gives an an entirely new look at Claire Foy as she moves on from "The Crown," and it just might be further proof that Steven Soderbergh's second act as a filmmaker/creator is going to be better than his first. — Arno

Danny McBride and Jody Hill at an event for Vice Principals (2016)

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter | Premieres Friday, March 16 on Netflix

Jody Hill, the comedic genius behind the HBO series "Eastbound & Down" and "Vice Principals," and films like The Foot Fist Way and Observe and Report, is unveiling his latest feature this month: The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. The film stars Josh Brolin and Danny McBride as legendary hunter Buck Ferguson and his cameraman, who set out for a weekend adventure where Buck plans to reconnect with his young son Jaden. But Jaden, played by Montana Jordan, has other plans. — Matt

John Goodman, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, and Laurie Metcalf in Roseanne (1988)

"Roseanne" | Premieres Tuesday, March 27, on ABC

It's been a long wait since 1997 to get new material from the Conner family (syndicated reruns, while comforting, don't surprise and delight the sitcom soul). Thankfully, TV fans will get to return to Lanford, Ill., for much of the same smart, unfiltered, and earthy humor that has kept fans laughing and thinking for decades. Many of the familiar faces are back, and they're joined by some new grandchildren. Roseanne Barr proves that, if what doesn't kill us is making us stronger, she's gonna last longer. — Bret

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