This Weekend In Movies: 3/3/2016

Deadpool remains on top as Gods of Egypt is the year’s “first bomb.” Maybe a Scholar cried her way through the inspiring, cheesy, Eddie the Eagle. This week sees the new Terrence Malick film, Tina Fey, and animals who think they’re people.

Zootopia is Disney’s latest release, about a city filled with animals instead of people. Ginnifer Goodwin voices an optimistic bunny-police officer stuck with a con-artist fox voiced by Jason Bateman. Additional voices are provided by Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, and J. K. Simmons.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, based on Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Barker is portrayed by Tina Fey; Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman also star.

London Has Fallen is the inexplicable sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), no longer disgraced, has to protect the world’s leaders in London after the British Prime Minister dies. Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart also return.

Knight of Cups is Terrence Malick’s newest drama, starring Christian Bale as an emotionally tormented screenwriter seeking solace through a string of women. Teresa Palmer, Freida Pinto, and Natalie Portman are among the bevy of women in a tarot card-themed film.

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a “low-key” and “slowly-paced” Indie film released March 2, following two Lakota siblings living on a South Dakota reservation. Johnny plans to leave for LA with his girlfriend, but is delayed by the death of his absent father; Jashaun, seeking a father-figure, starts hanging around a hapless clothing designer.

Also new this weekend are Camino, a thriller starring Zoe Bell as a photographer fighting her way out of the Colombian jungle;  Road Games, a highly-rated French thriller about lovers trapped with a murderous, married couple; Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, a Hindi remake of the South Korean romance Always; Cemetery of Splendor, a Thai drama about a woman who falls in love with a soldier amidst a “sleeping epidemic,” also well-receivedThe Wave, a man who starts to really see the world (but not enter the Matrix) after he ingests a hallucinogenic drug; The Other Side of the Door, a horror film that follows the terrifying events following a grieving mother’s poor decision to open a portal between this one and another, more sinister world.

Previously opened movies include the superb, can’t-miss The WitchHow to Be Single, and Triple 9.

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