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6 Flicks Picks for March 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in March 2016?

What movies are coming out March 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2016


Synopsis: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Will I watch? = Yes

London Has Fallen

Synopsis: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Synopsis: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Other Side of the Door

Synopsis: A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.

Will I watch? = No

Knight of Cups

Synopsis: A man reflects upon some of his past relationships.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Will I watch? = No

The Wave

Synopsis: Even though awaited, no-one is really ready when the mountain pass of ├ůkneset above the scenic narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger falls out and creates a 85 meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis: Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Young Messiah

Synopsis: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

Will I watch? = No

The Perfect Match

Synopsis: A playboy named Charlie, convinced that all his relationships are dead, meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Agreeing to a casual affair, Charlie then wants a bit more from their relationship.

Will I watch? = No

The Brothers Grimsby

Synopsis: A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Will I watch? = No

Creative Control

Synopsis: In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend's girlfriend...sort of.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Eye in the Sky

Synopsis: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from "capture" to "kill" just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.

Will I watch? = No

Hello, My Name is Doris

Synopsis: A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.

Will I watch? = No

River of Grass

Synopsis: Near the Everglades, the "river of grass," lives Cozy (named for her father's favorite drummer), lonely, in a loveless marriage, ignoring her kids. She fantasizes being a dancer, an acrobat, and a gymnast. One night at a bar she meets Lee. He's jobless, homeless, and unbeknownst to Cozy, is in possession of her father's handgun. Dad's a cop and lost the gun chasing a robber. Cozy and Lee climb a fence to swim in a pool. Playing around with the gun, they think they kill the pool's owner, so they go on the lam. An odd partnership develops even though they're short on ideas. But how can they escape their barren lot if they don't even have a quarter for the road toll?

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Synopsis: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Miracles from Heaven

Synopsis: A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book 'Miracles From Heaven' by Christy Beam.

Will I watch? = No

The Bounce Back

Synopsis: Father, author and relationship expert, Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He's got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a charlatan. Matthew's life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face painful truth of his past relationship.

Will I watch? = No

Midnight Special

Synopsis: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Bronze

Synopsis: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete's star rises in town.

Will I watch? = No

The Program

Synopsis: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Will I watch? = No

The Little Prince

Synopsis: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to make sure she's prepared for it. Her neighbor, The Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of The Little Prince.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

Will I watch? = No

My Golden Days

Synopsis: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Synopsis: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.

Will I watch? = Yes

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Synopsis: A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Will I watch? = No

The Disappointments Room

Synopsis: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

Will I watch? = No

I Saw the Light

Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Will I watch? = No

The Invitation

Synopsis: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.

Will I watch? = No

Mia Madre

Synopsis: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. Creative Control — Future, augmented reality, "sort of" and other vague concepts that somewhat appeal to me at a glance have won me over without even seeing the trailer. I'm at least a little bit interested right off the bat.

5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant — I've seen the others, and while I haven't been too impressed, I want to see how the story ends.

4. Zootopia — That sloth joke in the trailer got some chuckles out of me and convinced me to give this a shot.

3. Midnight Special — If I'm a fan of superhero stories, then having something like a darker turn on the genre always piques my curiosity. Hopefully, this is more like Chronicle and less like Carrie as I'm not too big a fan of the horror aspect.

2. 10 Cloverfield Lane — I know almost nothing about this movie...and I fucking love that. Cloverfield was super cool and I literally had a ticket purchased in my mind just when I saw that there was a movie coming out that had this title. Even if it doesn't have any monsters in it, I'm still intrigued quite a bit by the concept of a survivalist going crazy.

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Come on. Do I really need to explain why this is at the top of my list?


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.