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6 Flicks Picks for March 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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 2017?

What movies are coming out March 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2017


Synopsis: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Shack

Synopsis: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

Will I watch? = Maybe

T2 Trainspotting

Synopsis: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Before I Fall

Synopsis: February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No

Table 19

Synopsis: Ex-maid of honor Eloise - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text- decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 "random" guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Will I watch? = Maybe

My Scientology Movie

Synopsis: Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous church of scientology.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Will I watch? = No

Junction 48

Synopsis: Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music - and against all odds.

Will I watch? = No

Contemporary Color

Synopsis: In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Synopsis: A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Will I watch? = No

The Last Word

Synopsis: Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Will I watch? = No

The Wall

Synopsis: An American sharpshooter is trapped in a standoff with an Iraqi sniper.

Will I watch? = No

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Synopsis: The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Synopsis: An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Will I watch? = Yes

Free Fire

Synopsis: Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Will I watch? = No

The Belko Experiment

Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Will I watch? = No

Betting on Zero

Synopsis: Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 24, 2017

Power Rangers

Synopsis: A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Will I watch? = Yes

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Will I watch? = No

Keep Watching

Synopsis: A family become imprisoned in their home by intruders, who force them to play a life-and-death game, where the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.

Will I watch? = No

Their Finest

Synopsis: A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Will I watch? = No

Tommy's Honour

Synopsis: In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Synopsis: A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Boss Baby

Synopsis: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Will I watch? = No

The Zookeeper's Wife

Synopsis: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Will I watch? = No

Cezanne and I

Synopsis: A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

HONORABLE MENTIONS: The few films that almost reached the bottom sixth spot were The Belko Experiment, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Shack, T2 Trainspotting, Before I Fall. All of them seem intriguing enough that I might check them out down the line, but they didn't edge out the competition, which really was only one extra spot as the top five were above and beyond everything else.

6. Table 19  — If you look at the list below, this is something different. It's more lighthearted and more of a date night type of thing. Sometimes, it's good to break up the monotony of superhero films and such. The trailer didn't make me laugh out loud hysterically or anything, but it seems pretty harmless and it could have some good jokes in it. Plus, I've got a bit of a crush on Anna Kendrick and that doesn't hurt at all.

5. Ghost in the Shell — With no prior knowledge of this other than the title, I wasn't all that interested until I saw the trailer for it. Now, I'm in. Hell, if I saw Lucy, I damn sure better see this, right?

4. Beauty and the Beast — It's a Disney classic. While it's nowhere near even my top 10 favorites of all time, it's still something worth checking out. Obviously, it will be in Oscar contention, so I'll be getting a jump on that as well.

3. Kong: Skull Island — Already bought my tickets. It's King Kong, even bigger than normal, fighting Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, etc. Come on.

2. Power Rangers — I was a HUGE fan of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, so there's no way in Hell I'm missing the opening night of this, even if I end up being disappointed with how they change some things around. All in all, it doesn't look that bad, though, so I'm trying to go into this with low enough expectations that I'm not annoyed afterward, but high enough that I can actually enjoy it.

1. Logan — Already bought my tickets. Even if this looked like trash, I'd be there opening night, but it looks great and the reviews all speak to it being worth the watch, so there's nothing working against it as far as I'm concerned.


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