Box Office Weekend: March 2, 2018

Welcome to a late edition of this weekend’s box office releases! Black Panther continues to dominate the box office, as it damn well should. For those of us who are looking for something else (but why, though?) here’s what’s new at the picture show.

Red Sparrow stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina/spy. The film is from The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence and is based on the 2013 novel by Jason Matthews. Frankly, the more I watch the trailer the less enthused I am, and I’m generally amenable to a Jennifer Lawrence feature. Hope you’re not trying to see this one with MoviePass tonight.

They Remain is a horror/suspense film starring William Jackson Harper (Chidi from The Good Place!)and Rebecca Henderson as two scientists investigating a site that served as an encampment for a cult. It’s not getting good reviews, but “cult” and “Chidi” is all I need as sway for a viewing.

Death Wish is a 1974 remake of the Charles Bronson classic, starring Bruce Willis and directed by Eli Roth. A hoodie-wearing white man with a gun feels tasteless in 2018, and isn’t the 2004 factually inaccurate Walking Tall remake constantly re-airing on FX?

Let Yourself Go is an Italian comedy about an old man, still in love with his ex-wife, who gets a new lease on life thanks to a manic pixie dream girl.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall stars Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Lane and Kyle Chandler. Lerman stars as a teen who finds fame as the result of a best-selling novel and finds his life in shambles as a result.

Hondros is a documentary about photographer Chris Hondros, who died while covering the Libyan Civil War in 2011.

Foxtrot is an Israeli drama, following a soldier who dies in the line of duty and his grieving parents.

On Netflix, we have 21 Thunder, B: The Beginning, Flint Town, Girls Incarcerated, Les Affamés, Malena Pichot: Estupidez compleja, Natalia Valdebenito: El Especial, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

March 5th is the release of The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes. The next day sees Borderliner and Gad Elmaleh: American Dream.

Thursday, March 8 finds Bad Guys: Vile City, Ladies First, and Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Hulu’s Hard Sun premieres March 7.

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