'Captain Marvel' and 7 more marvellous films to watch in March

  • Movies
  • Thursday, 07 Mar 2019

Why is everyone staring at me? Do I have ketchup on my superhero costume?

We've got quite a mixed bag of movies this month, ranging from 'thick' Malaysian bikers (Bikers Kental 2, March 14) and odd Korean zombies (The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale, March 14) to flying elephants (Dumbo, March 28) and REALLY scary doppelgänger families (Us, March 21).

The big one, of course, the movie that everyone has been waiting for, is the latest animated feature featuring Malaysia's favourite twin brothers, Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal (March 21), which is apparently the most expensive Malaysian movie ever made.

For fans of foreign films, make sure you don't miss the Thai Film Festival, happening from March 21-27 at selected GSC cinemas, where you can catch seven Thai films for free. More details here.

Oh, and there's apparently a little superhero movie called Captain Marvel (now showing). We hear it's pretty good.

Captain Marvel (March 6)

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan

Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Before the release of Avengers: Endgame next month reveals how the Earth's Mightiest Heroes deal with Thanos after his devastating snap wiped out half the universe's population, we first need to head back to the 1990s to meet THE Mightiest Hero of them all, Captain Marvel, who will likely play a huge role in Endgame. If you're a fan of the MCU, consider this required viewing.

Why you should watch it:

Well, you don't HAVE to watch it. It's just another superhero movie after all, right? Just another superhero movie, the latest one in an entire franchise of superhero movies that ties together arguably the two greatest, most ambitious superhero movies of all time. Read our review here.

Bikers Kental 2 (March 14)

Cast: Zizan Razak, Afdlin Shauki, Awie, Amerul Affendi, Bront Palarae

Director: Helmi Yusof

Bidin Al Zaifa falls in love with a Thai woman named Cherry, but her brother, a muay thai champion, opposes the relationship. To make things worse, Bidin's enemy Al Buqerk is out to settle old scores, so Bidin ropes in his friends Eddy and Aidil, to help him with his problems.

Why you should watch it:

It's got a star-studded cast including Zizan Razak, Afdlin Shauki, Awie and Bront Palarae, and the trailer looks funny AND action-packed at the same time. We don't think it's going to be as 'thick' as the title suggests.

The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale (March 14)

Cast: Jung Jae-Young, Kim Nam-Gil, Uhm Ji-Won, Lee Soo-Kyung, Jung Ga-Ram

Director: Lee Min-Jae

Man-Deok runs a gas station in a peaceful country village, where he lives with his three adult children. Then one day, a strange man appears in the village, and turns out to be a zombie created asa result of experiments by a pharmaceutical company.

Why you should watch it:

The trailer promises #A_Lot_Of_Zombies, #Plenty_Of_Action, and #A_Bit_Of_Romance. We're sold.

Captive State (March 14)

Cast: John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders

Director: Rupert Wyatt

The world has been taken over by aliens. This film looks at life in a Chicago neighbourhood almost ten years after the initial occupation, and follows the lives of the people living under the rule of extra-terrestrials..

Why you should watch it:

The trailer looks promising, giving us an intriguing premise that looks at alien invasions from a different angle.

After all, most alien invasion movies tend to focus on the actual invasion, but no one ever shows what happens if the aliens win and actually take over the world.

Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal (March 21)

Cast: Asyiela Putri, Ahmad Mawardi, Mohd Amir Asyraf, Ernie Zakri

Director: Ahmad Razuri Roseli, Adam Amiruddin, Syed Nurfaiz Khalid Syed Ibrahim

Twins Upin and Ipin discover a magic keris in Tok Dalang's storeroom, which opens up a portal into the heart of an ancient kingdom. There, they meet Mat Jenin, Belalang and various characters from Malaysian folklore, and help them to restore the kingdom to its former glory while trying to find a way back home.

Why you should watch it:

There's no denying that Upin and Ipin are one of Malaysia's most beloved animated characters, and this would be a great opportunity to introduce your kids to them (if they aren't already watching them on TV).

Wonder Park (March 21)

Cast: Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis

Director: David Feiss

A young girl named June discovers a magical theme park called Wonderland deep inside the woods, that is falling into disrepair. She then realises that the park is the one she had created from her own imagination, and that she is the only one that save it.

Why you should watch it:

Sometimes, you just need a nice simple animated feature with talking animals that you can bring the kids to and have a little bit of family fun. This one looks like a nice fun rollercoaster ride with its fair share of ups and downs.

Us (March 21)

Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tim Heidecker

Director: Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out features a family of four who encounters a terrifying man with sleeves dripping with blood, and are later terrorised by four entities with faces that look exactly like them, but horrifyingly distorted.

Why you should watch it:

The trailer alone has already scared the bejeezus out of us. We can't wait to see how much scarier it can get. Maybe we'll peek out from behind our hands once in a while to find out.

Dumbo (March 28)

Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin

Director: Tim Burton

A live-action adaptation of beloved classic Disney animated film Dumbo, about a newborn elephant with oversized ears that allow him to fly, but also cause all sorts of problems for him and the circus he lives in.

Why you should watch it:

It's Dumbo, only one of the most moving Disney films of all time. With Tim Burton at the helm, you can expect the weirdness to be dialled up somewhat, but we're still hoping that he retains some of the original's most heart-warming (and heart-wrenching) moments in his film.

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