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6 Flicks Picks for March 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, March 1, 2018
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 2018?

What movies are coming out March 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2018

Red Sparrow

Synopsis: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Death Wish

Synopsis: A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Will I watch? = No

They Remain

Synopsis: Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behaviour on the site of a Manson Family-style cult's compound.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A cynical college professor takes a keen interest in a talented young writing student.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback.

Will I watch? = No

Dance Academy: The Movie

Synopsis: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

Synopsis: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Synopsis: A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.

Will I watch? = No

The Hurricane Heist

Synopsis: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Will I watch? = No

The Leisure Seeker

Synopsis: A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Will I watch? = No

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Synopsis: Leaning into the Wind follows artist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2018

Tomb Raider

Synopsis: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Love, Simon

Synopsis: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's gay and he doesn't know who the anonymous classmate is that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.

Will I watch? = No

7 Days in Entebbe

Synopsis: Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Hank, a solitary man living a dull existence in the sleepy, Southern town raises eyebrows when he develops a questionable relationship with Josie, a recently transplanted high school student.

Will I watch? = No

I Can Only Imagine

Synopsis: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Will I watch? = No

Journey's End

Synopsis: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Will I watch? = No

Ramen Heads

Synopsis: In 'Ramen Heads,' Osamu Tomita, Japan's reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita's story, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavour, which exemplify various different aspects the ramen world. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish. This is a documentary record of 15 months in the lives of Japan's top ramen masters and their legions of devoted fans.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2018

Pacific Rim Uprising

Synopsis: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Isle of Dogs

Synopsis: Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

Will I watch? = No

Sherlock Gnomes

Synopsis: Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Will I watch? = No

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Synopsis: The story covers Paul, portrayed by Faulkner, going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

Will I watch? = No

Midnight Sun

Synopsis: Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Will I watch? = No

Final Portrait

Synopsis: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Will I watch? = No

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Synopsis: A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Will I watch? = No

I Kill Giants

Synopsis: Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.

Will I watch? = No

Ismael's Ghosts

Synopsis: The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

Will I watch? = No

Back to Burgundy

Synopsis: After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Will I watch? = No

A Bag of Marbles

Synopsis: The adventure of a Jewish kid and of his brother escaping the Nazi persecution in the occupied France.

Will I watch? = No

The Endless

Synopsis: Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought

Will I watch? = No

Getting Grace

Synopsis: Grace, a teenage girl dying of cancer crashes a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies but ends up teaching the awkward funeral director, Bill Jankowski how to celebrate life.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2018

Ready Player One

Synopsis: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

Will I watch? = No

God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Synopsis: Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.

Will I watch? = No

Lean on Pete

Synopsis: A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Will I watch? = No

Finding Your Feet

Synopsis: On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Will I watch? = No

Outside In

Synopsis: An ex-con struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high school teacher.

Will I watch? = No

The China Hustle

Synopsis: An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Will I watch? = No

Bad Samaritan

Synopsis: A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

Well, despite this having so many options, I didn't feel like it had a ton of potential that I personally am invested in. Oddly, it seems like the theme of this month is a combination of "psychotic" and "guy has a relationship with a young girl". Strange. Anyway, given the list...

6. Red Sparrow — Honestly, I don't know. This doesn't seem all that interesting to me, but all of the other potential options were just slightly beneath it. I know I won't be seeing this.

5. Pacific Rim Uprising — Never saw the first one, but I've had it in my queue ever since it came out. I just oddly keep not being in the mood for it. Now that this is coming out, maybe I'll give it a shot.

4. Tomb Raider — I only played the original game and saw the two Angelina Jolie movies, but hey, it's got some potential to be a decent enough adventure flick and may go against the grain and not be a terrible video game adaptation, either, from what others have told me who are fans of this rebooted franchise.

3. Death Wish — I remember seeing the trailer for this and chuckling at how it was presented, so maybe it can be a fun, dumb action movie to shut my brain off and watch with a Movie Pass.

2. A Wrinkle in Time — Now this is actually something that did look interesting to me, and I can definitely see myself checking it out, particularly with Movie Pass being an option. I don't think it will be amazing, nor do I have any real anticipation for it, but it looks kind of neat for a fantasy film and it has some good stock behind it with the filmmakers and such.

1. Ready Player One — If I see anything this month, it will be this. I never read the source material, but we're talking a mix of geek culture the likes of which we've never seen before, directed by Steven Spielberg. Of course this is a watch.


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