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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 11; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 11; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, March 11. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


10 Cloverfield Lane

Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Maya Erskine, Douglas M. Griffin, Cindy Hogan
Synopsis: “A woman discovers the horrifying truth about the outside world while living in an underground shelter with two men.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (5 reviews)

The Brothers Grimsby

Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Scott Adkins, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Sam Hazeldine, Tamsin Egerton, Johnny Vegas, Alex Lanipekun, Eileen Davies, Rory Keenan, Barkhad Abdi
Synopsis: “Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.”

The Perfect Match
Director: Bille Woodruff
Cast: Terrence Jenkins, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk, Lauren London, Brandy Norwood, Cassie Ventura , Donald Faison, Robert Christopher Riley, Layla Jama, Dascha Polanco, Casper Smart, French Montana, Joe Pantoliano, Steven Daniel Brun, Timothy DeLaGhetto
Synopsis: “Charlie is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love… until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Now Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one night stand.”

The Young Messiah

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Cast: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Isabelle Adriani, Rory Keenan, Vincent Walsh, Dorotea Mercuri, Jarreth J. Merz, Agni Scott, Sara Lazzaro, Paola Lavini, Adam Greaves-Neal, Paul Ireland, Matt Patresi, Lee Boardman
Synopsis: “The story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.”


About Scout

Director: Laurie Weltz
Cast: India Ennenga, James Frencheville, Onata Aprile, Danny Glover, Nikki Reed, Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn
Synopsis: “A rebellious, pink-haired girl named Scout convinces a suicidal young man to go on a road trip with her across Texas. They set out to find Scout’s little sister who’s been taken by their estranged carnie father.”
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Toronto


Director: Roel Reiné

Cast: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Barry Atsma, Egbert Jan Weeber, Rutger Hauer, Charles Dance
Synopsis: “When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

The Automatic Hate

Director: Justin Lerner
Cast: Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens, Richard Schiff, Yvonne Zima, Vanessa Zima, Catherine Carlen, Caitlin O’Connell, Ricky Jay, Deborah Ann Woll
Synopsis: “When Davis Green’s alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that his father has kept a side of his family secret for thirty years. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, Upstate New York to meet his other cousins. Quickly developing a strong connection with them, he sets out with Alexis to reunite their broken family. But in getting to know each other, Davis and Alexis realize they are perhaps more like their own fathers than they thought. As the pair uncovers the incident that tore their family apart, the two cousins must resist the temptation to keep their fathers’ deep-rooted grudge going, rather than end it.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles (expands to Chicago and San Francisco on March 18th)


Director: Francisco Orvañanos
Cast: Brittany Allen, Noah Silver, Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia, Christian Alexander
Synopsis: “Part psychological sexual thriller and part classic mystery, ‘Backgammon’ is about a young man, Lucian, who gets drawn into the web of two slightly older bohemians, with disastrous results. The story opens when Andrew invites Lucian and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway. Miranda (Andrew’s older sister) is at the mansion, however they didn’t expect her Baudelaire-obsessed boyfriend Gerald to show up as well. Overwhelmed by Gerald’s antics and the constant irritating horseplay with Miranda, Andrew and Elizabeth split. Lucian, however, decides to stay, as a simmering, sexual tension develops between him and the flighty, flirtatious Miranda. When Gerald explodes after losing everything during an alcohol-fueled poker game with Lucian, Miranda finally gives him the boot. But as she and Lucian begin to dance around each other, their surroundings show threatening signs that Gerald may never have left.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Boom Bust Boom

Director: Terry Jones
Synopsis: “A timely call to action, ‘Boom Bust Boom’ investigates the worldwide economic crash of 2008, and how we can avoid another global collapse in the future. Analyzing the direct link between the unstable financial system and our reliance on mainstream economics, the film puts a spotlight on the mistakes of the past some politicians and central bankers would like us to forget.”
Theatrical Release: New York

City of Gold

Director: Laura Gabbert
Synopsis: “As the unabashed cradle of Hollywood superficiality and smoggy urban sprawl, Los Angeles has long been condemned as a cultural wasteland. In the richly penetrating documentary odyssey City of Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us another Los Angeles, where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Creative Control

Director: Benjamin Dickinson
Cast: Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen, Reggie Watts, Gavin McInnes, Paul Manza, Himanshu Suri
Synopsis: “In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim’s charmed life and obsessed with his charming girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her; but he isn’t prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Austin (expands to various cities nationwide through the end of April)

The Dog Wedding

Director: James Lefkowitz
Cast: Rosalie Thomass, Matt Bloom, Bernhard Schütz, Dee Booher, Jon Andersen Reel
Synopsis: “Love at first sniff for two bulldogs sparks an unlikely romance between an overworked German businesswoman and an American wrestler in this bark-out-loud comedy. For the newly enlightened executive, sent to Arizona to close a pickle factory, their dog wedding becomes the surprise battleground to test her lifelong obedience to her CEO/father.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on March 18th)

Eye in the Sky

Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Iain Glen, Barkhad Abdi, Phoebe Fox, Kim Engelbrecht
Synopsis: “Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from ‘capture’ to ‘kill.’ But as American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (9 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

A Haunting in Cawdor

Director: Phil Wurtzel
Cast: Shelby Young, Cary Elwes, Michael Welch, Allie Deberry
Synopsis: “Vivian Miller is a young twenties woman who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release program in the Midwest. Her 90 days of probation takes her to The Cawdor Barn Theatre, a dilapidated summer stock theater run by Lawrence O’Neil. Lawrence, a failed Broadway director, is now reduced to staging amateur productions with young parolees and raging over the mistakes from his past. Vivian’s arrival in Cawdor starts a terrifying series of events that brings Lawrence’s secret past to the present. After Vivian views an old taped stage production of Macbeth, a force of evil is unleashed which soon turns its sights on her. With the help of Roddy, a local outcast, Vivian sets about trying to discover who the supernatural killer on the tape is before she becomes the next victim.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Francisco

Hello, My Name is Doris

Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Sally Field, Stephen Root, Rich Sommer, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, Peter Gallagher, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Reaser, Jack Antonoff
Synopsis: “After the death of her mother, Doris, an isolated 60-year-old woman, becomes motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker at a hip Brooklyn clothing company. As she finds ways to connect with John (going to an electronica concert, hanging out in hipster coffee shops..), her authentic retro style thrusts her into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene and she soon gets caught up in the world of chocolate bar haikus and rooftop knitting clubs. But her other relationships suffer as a result of her new found popularity and Doris has to realize that what she wants isn’t necessarily what she needs.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (11 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Here Comes the Videofreex

Directors: Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin
Synopsis: “America is undergoing cultural and political revolutions, but you’d never know it by watching TV. Young CBS executive Don West creates a secret project to tell the stories of the counterculture ignored by TV news. He hires a group of young people who have embraced a brand new medium – video. They name themselves the Videofreex and on CBS’s dime, they travel the country in an RV taping footage the networks could never get, including interviews with legendary activist Abbie Hoffman and Black Panther Fred Hampton just months before his murder. The pilot they produce proves to be decades ahead of its time. But when CBS executives see it, they fire the group and say they can keep the ‘worthless’ equipment. The Videofreex decide to stick together, smuggling their videotapes out of CBS offices late one night in a guitar case.”
Theatrical Release: New York (plays in various cities through May)

Hyena Road
Director: Paul Gross
Cast: Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Neamat Arghandabi
Synopsis: “Depicting an embattled Canadian- American initiative to increase safe transport across Afghanistan, ‘Hyena Road’ is a group portrait of men and women at work in a dangerous and often confounding conflict zone. We meet a sniper who becomes precariously implicated in the life of one of his targets — as well as the life of an alluring colleague. There’s an intelligence officer whose customary world-weary wisecracks — “Even the dirt is hostile” — veil a fundamental belief in the ethics of war. And the film introduces us to a legendary former mujahid known as The Ghost who, for mysterious reasons, is lured back into the battle zone to assist the Canadian forces.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Select Markets


Director: Julie Delpy
Cast: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard
Synopsis: “Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend. Though Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo, who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple’s fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles and elsewhere on March 25th)


Director: Xavier Giannoli
Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide, Aubert Fenoy, Sophia Leboutte
Synopsis: “Not far outside Paris, at the beginning of the Roaring 20s, Marguerite lives in a sumptuous mansion, spending much of her time singing famous opera arias dressed in elaborate theatrical costumes. Marguerite sings whole-heartedly, bearing her soul, but is also terribly, and comically, out of tune. When a young, provocative journalist writes a rave review of her latest private recital, Marguerite’s delusion that she’s a talented diva continues to grow. She finds her intricate fantasy of artistic accomplishment enabled by Madelbos, a butler with his own aesthetic strivings, as well as her audience who encourage her to perform purely for their own amusement.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Me Him Her

Director: Max Landis
Cast: Luke Bracey, Dustin Milligan, Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Haley Joel Osment, Geena Davis, Casey Wilson, Scott Bakula
Synopsis: “A madcap romantic comedy about Brendan, a heartthrob television star who enlists Cory, his shiftless slacker best friend to fly out to LA and help him keep his newly-realized homosexuality a secret from Hollywood. Upon arrival in LA, Cory has a drunken one-night stand with Gabbi and is mostly too busy trying to see her again to help Brendan – despite the fact that Gabbi is a lesbian.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles


Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Kim Roberts, Peter DaCunha
Synopsis: “The story of Zev Guttman, a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max, containing a stack of money and a letter detailing a shocking plan. Both Zev and Max were prisoners in Auschwitz, and the same sadistic guard was responsible for the death of both their families—a guard who, immediately after the war, escaped Germany and has been living in the U.S. ever since under an assumed identity. Max is wheelchair-bound but in full command of his mental faculties; with his guidance, Zev will embark on a cross-continental road-trip to bring justice once and for all to the man who destroyed both their lives.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Yalom’s Cure

Director: Sabine Gisiger
Synopsis: “Together with bestselling American author and noted scholar Irvin D. Yalom we embark on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind, navigating the depths and shallows of our psyche. Along the way we learn about Yalom’s groundbreaking work in the development of the field of psychotherapy, and listen as he reveals some of his most fundamental insights and wisdom.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

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