March Movie Madness!

thousand-wordsA Thousand Words

Norbit director Brian Robbins re-teams with that film’s star, Eddie Murphy, for this comedy about a smooth-talking man who discovers that he has only 1,000 words left to speak before dying.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Comedy

Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/2012

Distributor(s): Paramount Pictures

Director(s): Brian Robbins

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke, Allison Janney

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

friends-with-kidsFriends With Kids

‘Friends With Kids’ is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together — and date other people.

There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional ‘experiment’ leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance

Run Time: 100min.

Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/2012

Director(s): Jennifer Westfeldt

Starring: Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

21-jump-street21 Jump Street

In the action-comedy ’21 Jump Street,’ Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier — and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

Genre(s): Action, Comedy

Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2012

Distributor(s): Sony Pictures

Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

jeff-who-lives-at-homeJeff Who Lives At Home

Directing brothers Jay and Mark Duplass examine fate and family in the comedy Jeff, Who Lives At Home, starring Jason Segel as the title character, a slacker who still lives with his mother. He spends the vast majority of his time smoking pot and explaining how he’s waiting to understand his own fate, using the film Signs as the model for how he takes in the world. His brother Pat (Ed Helms) is a salesman in a mid-life crisis having purchased a sweet new sports car over the objections of his wife (Judy Greer). After Jeff answers the phone and a voice demands to speak to “Kevin,” the stoner believes this is the sign he’s been waiting for. During the course of the day, Jeff and Pat will confront their issues with each other, and their long-suffering mother (Susan Sarandon) may find love for the first time since the death of her husband. The film played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Genre(s): Comedy

Run Time: 83min.

Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2012

Distributor(s): Paramount Vantage

Director(s): Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

Starring: Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon, Ed Helms

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

the-hunger-gamesThe Hunger Games

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Theatrical Release Date: 03/23/2012

Distributor(s): Lionsgate

Director(s): Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Amandla Stenberg

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