As Nobody and Godzilla vs. Kong look to add some life to this month's box-office, this week the movie crew can look back at how good this month has historically been. Ideally, we head out of March and into April with some box-office hope as an indicator of things to come, event movies, big releases and the buzz of of a must-see flick. Until then, some reminders of what once was and hopefully what will soon be again.
Our week-long look at March is up with a surprisingly moving sports flick starring Ben Affleck. Lost and buried in March, 2020, The Way Back toes the line between two tough spots: Alcoholism and Sports. Two tough spots because if they are done wrong, melodrama, schmaltz and sappiness are sure to follow. Gavin O'Connor and Affleck avoid the pitfalls and clichés, delivering a terrific mix of authenticity, drama and on-the-court action. One to go back and catch, whether you are a sports fan or not as it is much, much more than just that.
300. Zack Snyder. March 2007. As the Snyder Cut has finally seen the day of light, going back to the visual experience which was 300, already 14 years ago, it was clear that a blockbuster maker was here. Double-feature with 300 & The Way Back - who would come up with that? Movie Night Masters, that's who. Got a March release from years ago that we should add to the list, drop them in the comments.
The monthly look back opens up a world of possibilities and this March remix is one of the most eclectic in recent memory. Whether it was the arrival of Katness Everdeen on the big screen, what felt like 1,000 ways to die with Final Destination, Spielberg being Spielberg once again with Ready Player One and a goofy, raunchy trip in a Hot Tub Time Machine. It's March with a twist, turn and nod back to some of our favorites for a one-of-a-kind mashup.
The epic road trip to end all road trips is upon us: Spring Break. Sure, this year it's still a dicey out, so we will keep it virtual but that opens up something fun: Spring Break Buddies. You. The open road. Your favorite movie character you'd want to party with all the way to Daytona. We've got some good ones in mind but we want to hear from you. Who is your wingman gonna be? Ride or die sister - let us know? Grab the keys to the Chevy Astro and let's get this trip rolling.
Against our better judgment we picked up a couple of companions late to head down to Daytona. You know, I really don't think anything has ever turned put well when you go against your better judgment. 🤔🤔🤔
Tonight, we've picked up Slater from Dazed and Confused, as well as Frank the Tank from Old School. I'm pretty sure both know a thing or two about partying and making a road trip one hell of a ride.
What movie character are you bringing along with you on a road trip for spring break? Don't have one . . . it'd be a lot cooler if you did.
Pit stop alert!!!!! We needed to refuel and try to make it on the home stretch of our virtual spring break trip. First up, Dina, from Girls Trip played by the one and only Tiffany Haddish is sure to bring the most shy wallflower or for some fun. Never one to not make it weird, how about adding Tom Green from Road Trip into the mix just to see what happens next.
Tomorrow, we'll stop and grab some food for the weekend with these party animals. Drop your road trip buddy below. Who is making the cut on your next road trip?