New in Theaters This Week for 03/02/18
Welcome to a recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers, we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out of it for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 03/02/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Pickings (Dark Passage Films)
A short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs bite off more than they can chew when they try to shake down a bar owned by a mysterious woman with a dangerous past.
Oh Lucy! (Film Movement)
Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple.
Red Sparrow (20th Century Fox)
When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika (a prima ballerina) and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.
Hondros (Fox Tale Films)
Chris Hondros was one of the best conflict photographer of his generation, having covered practically every major world event of his adult life. In this feature length film, Chris’s friends and colleagues portray a man of unusual depth and sensitivity, whose passion for his craft continues to influence people around the world. Whether through his images, his friendship, or his humanity, his touch can still be felt in ways that are inspiring and unexpected.
Midnighters (IFC Midnight)
A New Years night becomes a long day’s journey into dread for one seriously unlucky couple in this wild ride nerve-twister. On their way home from ringing in midnight on January 1, married-with-problems Lindsay (Alex Essoe) and Jeff (Dylan McTee) accidentally run down a man in the middle of the road. Things look bad when they panic and stash the body in the backseat. Things look worse when they discover that the stranger they hit may have had sinister intentions involving the couple and their family. And things go off the rails when a certain psychotic “Detective Smith” (Ward Horton) comes calling…
Let Yourself Go (Menemsha Films)
Elia (Toni Servillo, “The Great Beauty”) is a Jewish psychoanalyst from a purely Freudian school of thought. Due to his austere and detached manner, he is reputed for immediately generating awe in his patients. Elia lives alone in a flat on the same floor as his ex- wife Giovanna, with whom he is still secretly in love. After a minor illness, his doctor prescribes an iron-rich diet and physical activity to lose a few extra kilos. That is how he chances upon Claudia, a personal trainer with the cult of physique but clearly not of mind…
Death Wish (MGM)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller Death Wish.
Foxtrot (SONY Pictures Classic)
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.
They Remain (Paladin)
THEY REMAIN explores the evolving relationship between Keith and Jessica, two scientists who are employed by a vast, impersonal corporation to investigate an unspeakable horror that took place at the remote encampment of a mysterious cult. Working and living in a state-of-the-art, high tech environment that is completely at odds with their surroundings, they spend their days gathering physical evidence, analyzing it, and reporting on their findings.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (A24)*
After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown. His relationship with his girlfriend (Elle Fanning) begins to fall apart as the dark consequences of the book intrude on their life together, and he disappears without a trace. Nearly a decade later, an enigmatic detective (Kyle Chandler) searches for the missing author, whose books are connected to a string of mysterious arsons.
*I couldn’t find the film on any of the sites that show all theaters without putting specific zip codes. The one linked is the only one that seems to have, however searching locally you may be able to find more.
Souvenir (Strand Releasing)
Liliane (Isabelle Huppert) lives a modest and monotonous life. By day, she works in a pâté factory, and by night, she sits on the couch and watches TV. One day, a new worker named Jean (Kévin Azaïs) arrives. The two form a platonic relationship, but Jean grows increasingly convinced that he recognizes Liliane from a European singing contest he saw as a child. Eventually, Jean convinces Liliane to confront her past. Souvenir is a beautiful portrayal of a friendship between two people from different generations, who come together to make a life changing comeback.
Submission (Great Point Media)
Submission is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Richard Levine, based on a novel Blue Angel by Francine Prose. The film stars Stanley Tucci as a college professor who becomes obsessed with a student.
Dance Academy: The Movie (Cinedigm)
Tara Webster spent her entire life training to become a ballet dancer, possessing the rare seeds of greatness that would one day rank her among the best in the world. After a devastating injury sidelined her career, Tara decided to forget about dancing and concentrate on fitting into normal life as a university student. Nonetheless, when she is presented with the opportunity to tour with the National Ballet Company in a walk-on role, she is convinced she would be crazy not to try.
Eat Me (Blue Fox Entertainment)
Over the course of one torturous night, a suicidal woman and the violent home intruder that saved her life test the limits of human endurance and the boundaries of forgiveness.
Mohawk (Dark Sky Films)
After one of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young female Mohawk finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin, along with their British soldier companion, Joshua, confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource both real and supernatural as the brutal attack escalates.
Don’t Talk to Irene (Gravitas Ventures)
When Irene – the fattest girl in high school – gets suspended, she must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. Following her passion for cheerleading, she secretly signs up the senior residents to audition for a dance-themed reality show to prove that you don’t need to be physically “perfect” to be perfectly AWESOME.
Death House (Hannover House)
During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings are their only chance for survival.
There were also a couple of other listings that are supposedly releasing today. However, I can’t find showtimes and their social media pages haven’t been updated. I mean movies are so cheap to make why would you update your free social media page with where it is playing? That’d be silly to have people actually come watch it.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 03/02/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.