Normally, the overused cliché is that March enters like a lamb and leaves like a lion—or at least I think that's how the saying goes—but that isn't the case this year as we're getting two fairly big studio releases right out of the gate, which will try to keep moviegoers coming back to theaters after a few slower weeks where it took Liam Neeson and the story of Jesus to tear them away from The LEGO Movie
Almost seven years to the date that Zack Snyder blew people away with what could be done when adapting a graphic novel to the screen with Frank Miller's 300
, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are finally going back to that well with 300: Rise of an Empire
(Legendary/WB), a combination prequel and sequel to that blockbuster hit which opened with $71 million on its way to $454 million worldwide.
After having one of their first true bombs with last summer's Turbo
, DreamWorks Animation returns with the delayed CG version of the ‘50s and ‘60s cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman
(DreamWorks Animation/Fox), this one directed by The Lion King
's Rob Minkoff as they try to revive a classic cartoon character for modern families.
This week's "CHOSEN ONE" is the latest from Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight), starring Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton and lots more.