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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 25; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 25; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, March 25. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Scoot McNairy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Shannon, Lauren Cohan
Synopsis: “It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (12 reviews)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez, John Stamos, Alex Wolff, Lainie Kazan, Rita Wilson, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Michael Constantine
Synopsis: “Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (4 reviews)


April and the Extraordinary World

Director: Franck Ekinci & Christian Desmares
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Marc-André Grondin, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort, Bouli Lanners, Olivier Gourmet, Macha Grenon, Benoît Brière, Anne Coesens
Synopsis: “Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on April 1st; expands to various markets nationwide through May)


Director: Can Evrenol
Cast: Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, Muharrem Bayrak, Fadik Bülbül, Aydin Orak, Remzi Pamukcu
Synopsis: “A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on April 1st)


Director: Tripp Rhame
Cast: Riley Smith, Chelsey Crisp, Michael Steger, Lyndon Smith, Brittany Ishibashi, Elimu Nelson
Synopsis: “It seemed perfect – a new house, a new marriage, a child soon to be born. But when Sarah and Matt invite their friends to celebrate, the situation turns deadly as they enter a burned-out prison on a ghost hunt. As the six friends encounter horrors of this world and beyond, no one is safe – not even the unborn.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix and Tampa

Born to Be Blue

Director: Robert Budreau
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo, Stephen McHattie, Janet-Laine Green, Dan Lett, Kedar Brown, Kevin Hanchard, Tony Nardi, Charles Officer, Katie Boland, Janine Theriault, Sophia Walker, Joe Condren, Drew Davis
Synopsis: “In the 1950s, Chet Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician stages a hard-fought comeback.” [SXSW Film Festival] 
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (later expands to various cities nationwide)


Director: Jonathan Hock
Synopsis: “Baseball has always been a game obsessed with statistics and speed. Thrown at upwards of 100 miles per hour, a fastball moves too quickly for human cognition and accelerates into the realm of intuition. Fastball is a look at how the game at its highest levels of achievement transcends logic and even skill, becoming the primal struggle for man to control the uncontrollable.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Various (including Los Angeles and New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis and Seattle)

Get a Job

Director: Dylan Kidd
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Bryan Cranston, Miles Teller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, Jorge Garcia, John Cho, Cameron Richardson, Megan Gallagher, Mimi Gianopulos, John C. McGinley, Brandon T. Jackson, Nicholas Braun, Bruce Davison, Marc Maron
Synopsis: “Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, San Jose and Seattle)

I Saw the Light

Director: Marc Abraham
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt
Synopsis: “The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Nashville (later expands to various cities nationwide)


Director: Simon Pummell
Cast: Nick Blood, Nora-Jane Noone, Tony Way, Lachlan Nieboer, Michelle Asante
Synopsis: “A highly unconventional romantic thriller: an obsessive love story stripped down and re-arranged into the looping logic of a nightmare.”
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Jane Wants a Boyfriend

Director: William Sullivan
Cast: Louisa Krause, Eliza Dushku, Gabriel Ebert, Amir Arison
Synopsis: “The story of Jane – a bright eyed young woman in her mid 20’s living with autism – and her overprotective, and recently engaged older sister, Bianca. When their parents announce that they are moving out of their Brooklyn brownstone, and heading to the suburbs of New Jersey, they propose the sisters move in together – a suggestion that throws Bianca’s newly engaged life through a loop, and forces her to re-examine her relationship with her sister.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, Seattle and Tampa

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Directors: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
Synopsis: “Nude men in rubber suits, close-ups of erections, objects shoved in the most intimate of places—these are photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, known by many as the most controversial photographer of the twentieth century. Openly gay, Mapplethorpe took images of male sex, nudity, and fetish to extremes that resulted in his work still being labelled by some as pornography masquerading as art. But less talked about are the more serene, yet striking portraits of flowers, sculptures, and perfectly framed human forms that are equally pioneering and powerful.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles (opens in New York on April 8th)

Miss India America

Director: Ravi Kapoor
Cast: Tiya Sircar, Hannah Simone, Kosha Patel, Meera Simhan, Bernard White, Satya Bhabha, Sameera Eligeti, Cas Anvar
Synopsis: “Lily is a winner, but when her boyfriend leaves her for a vapid beauty pageant queen, she gets the notion that winning the Miss India America title would bring him back. Since Lily is perfect in everything else she does, it should be a cinch…or so she thinks. The pageant world isn’t just pretty smiles and high heels, and her main competition, Sonia, gives her a run for her money.”
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Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Spirits’ Homecoming

Director: Cho Jung-rae
Cast: Kang Ha-na, Choi Ri, Son Sook, Seo Mi-ji, Oh Jee-hye, Jeong In-Gi
Synopsis: “Jeong-min, Yeong-hee and other girls similar to their young age are forcefully dragged to a service club by the Mokdan River and raped by Japanese soldiers. By the end of the war, Yeong-hee survives by herself and becomes an old lady. Through a sixteen year old exorcist who has a past like her, they both gather the souls of poor comfort girls who died on foreign land.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including AMC Theatres)

They’re Watching

Director: Jay Lender & Micah Wright
Cast: Mia Faith, Kris Lemche, David Alpay, Brigid Brannagh, Carrie Genzel, Dimitri Diatchenko
Synopsis: “When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free wifi will be the worst of their problems. But after their filming interrupts the superstitious villagers’ private religious ritual, the situation takes a turn for the homicidal… and when the blood starts flowing, that’s when things get really weird.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC)

Valley of Love
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Dan Warner, Dionne Houle
Synopsis: “Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in the Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago. Despite the absurdity of the situation, they decide to follow the initiatory program designed by Michael…” [Cannes Film Festival] 
Criticwire Grade Average: B (13 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to six additional markets through May)

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