[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – March 15, 2019

This weekend has lots of new releases for just about every kind of movie-goer. An animated film, thriller, heist film, everyone’s favorite teenage detective, romance, a post-WWII film, and a number of foreign films are all to be released. Hopefully something catches your eye!

The Aftermath (R)

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Directed by James Kent

Starring: Keira Knightly, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgard

Release date: March 15

Ash Is Purest White

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Directed by Zhangke Jia

Starring: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Casper Liang

Release date: March 15

Captive State (PG-13)

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Machine Gun Kelly, John Goodman, Madeline Brewer, Alan Ruck

Release date: March 15

Der Mann aus dem Eis

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab’s responsibility to be the keeper of the group’s holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The members of the tribe are brutally murdered, among them Kelab’s wife and son, only one newborn survives – and Tineka is gone. Blinded by pain and fury, Kelab is out for one thing alone – vengeance. The pursuit of the murderers is shaping up to be quite an odyssey for Kelab.

Directed by Felix Randau

Starring: Jürgen Vogel, André Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea, Martin Augustin Schneider

Release date: March 15

Faith, Hope & Love (PG)

Faith, a recent divorcee, enters a dance contest to save her dance studio, where she meets Jimmy and starts rediscovering her faith and dreams.

Directed by J.J. Englert, Robert Krantz

Starring: Peta Mergatroyd, Robert Krantz, Michael Richards, Corbin Bersen, M. Emmet Walsh

Release date: March 15

Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.

Directed by Justin Baldoni

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Moises Arias, Parminder Nagra

Release date: March 15

Finding Steve McQueen (R)

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon‘s secret fund.

Directed by Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Travis Fimmel, William Fichtner, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker, Lily Rabe

Release date: March 15

The Hummingbird Project (R)

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

Directed by Kim Nguyen

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh

Release date: March 15

The Mustang (R)

MUSTANG tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon, Connie Britton

Release date: March 15

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG)

A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

Directed by Katt Shea

Starring: Sophia Lillis, Sam Trammell, Andrea Anders, Laura Wiggins, Linda Lavin

Release date: March 15

No Manches Frida 2

When the seemingly reformed ex-con Zequi is about to marry the love of his life, the lovably nerdy Lucy, wedding day jitters turn into a full blown fiasco and Lucy calls the wedding off. Meanwhile, the school finds itself in deep trouble and the gang heads to the water to compete in the tournament of their lives. Once they’re all seaside, Lucy runs into her high school sweetheart Mario, whom since she last saw him has transformed into a smoking hot hunk. He’s coach of the opposing squad and Zequi finds himself a rival in more than one competition. Now he has to pull out all the stops to wrangle in his rowdy kids, win Lucy back, and in case that wasn’t enough, save the school from shutting down by leading Frida High to victory.

Directed by Nacho G. Velilla

Starring: Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Itatí Cantoral, Aarón Díaz, Mario Morán

Release date: March 15

Wonder Park (PG)

June, an optimistic, imaginative girl, discovers an incredible amusement park called Wonderland hidden in the woods. The park is full of fantastical rides and talking, funny animals – only the park is in disarray. June soon discovers the park came from her imagination and she’s the only one who can fix it, so she bands together with the animals to save this magical place and bring back the wonder in Wonderland.

Starring: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis

Release date: March 15


Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham). 

Directed by Idris Elba

Starring: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Rayon McLean, Mark Rhino Smith

Release date: March 15

Will you be seeing any new movies this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.