New TV series and movies to watch in March 2020: Mulan, I’m Not Okay With This, and Gretel & Hansel
Apple's Amazing Stories
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Sasha Alexander
Premise: A reboot of visionary filmmaker Steven Spielberg's 1985 television show of the same name, directed by a group of directors from successful series. The series will be in the format of independent episodes and brings typical characters into the world of marvel and mystery.
First impression: Though I usually hate reboots, this is one that I don't mind watching. The independent episode format also reminds me of Black Mirrors which I quite enjoy.
What the Internet is saying: "Apple has rebooted the director's hit 80s sci-fi show. It might not be on trend, but it has optimism and nostalgia at its core"
Release date: 6 March
Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, and Li Gong
Premise: This live-action remake follows the plotline of Disney's 1998 animated film closely; the eldest daughter of a honoured warrior steps up to replace her father in the war against the Northern invaders — disguised as a male soldier.
First impression: Don't expect to see Mulan's dragon sidekick Mushu, but look forward to plenty of epic fighting sequences and dramatic hair flips.
What the Internet is saying: "This is the only "remake" I've ever been actually interested in watching besides Maleficent. It was so beautiful that I started tearing up."
Release date: 26 March
I'm Not Okay With This
Cast: Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff
Premise: While grieving the passing of father, Sydney — a self-proclaimed boring and short-tempered 17-year-old white girl — discovers that she has telekinetic powers.
First impression: Plenty of blood, high school drama, teen angst, and supernatural oddity — this seems strangely familiar yet we can't look away.
What the Internet is saying: "This looks like Stranger Things meets The End Of The F* World meets 13 Reasons Why meets Carrie."
Release date: 26 February
Gretel & Hansel
Cast: Sophia Lillis and Samuel Leakey
Premise: Inspired by the old German fairytale of a similar name by the Brothers Grimm, a young girl and her little brother stumble upon a house that's filled with delectables while foraging for food in the woods, but a dark terror awaits.
First impression: This one might be worth watching for up-and-coming actress Sophia Lillis.
What the Internet is saying: "I'm not sorry that rearranging the name actually bothers me."
Release date: 5 March
To All The Boys 2: P.S. I Still Love You
Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, and Jordan Fisher
Premise: Based on the the 2015 novel, P.S. I Still Love You is the sequel to Netflix's hit high school rom-com. Lara Jean (Lana Condor) begins a new school year with boyfriend Peter (Noah Centineo). Things get more than a little complicated when one of her old crushes comes back into the picture.
First impression: Whether you're single or attached, this one should be on your watchlist after your V-day dinner.
What the Internet is saying: "I swear Noah Centineo automatically turns attractive when he plays Peter. Some sorcery going on here."
Release date: 12 February
Birds of Prey
Cast: Margot Robbie, Ewan Mcgregor
Premise: Following the events of 2016's Suicide Squad and subsequent break up with Joker, Harley Quinn joins forces with her fellow femme fatales to save a young girl from the villain, Black Mask.
First impression: With Birds of Prey probably isn't going to receive the same level of hype as last year's Joker, but it's certainly going to one helluva joyous ride considering Harley Quinn's sexy antics.
What the Internet is saying: "That Hyena's laugh was better than Jared Leto's laugh as The Joker."
Release date: 6 February
Cast: Al Pacino and Logan Lerman
Premise: Inspired by true events and set in New York City, a group of Nazi hunters plot their revenge after a muder by taking out Nazis who are living amongst them.
First impression: Who could resist the legendary acting chops of Al Pacino and the brilliant touch of executive producer Jordan Peele (director of Get Out and Us)?
What the Internet is saying: "If there's a screaming Pacino, I'm in."
Release date: 21 February
Cast: Zoe Kravitz
Premise: Based of the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, record store owner Rob (Zoe Kravitz) experiences a terrible heartbreak and goes on to contact all her exes in an attempt to figure out what's wrong with her.
First impression: This one might not be comparable to the one with John Cusack (2000), but who could deny Zoe's charm?
What the Internet is saying: "The story that gave birth to hipsters everywhere."
Release date: 14 February
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