March Movie Wrap-up

Hey guys! It’s time for another movie wrap-up. I’m really happy I decided to start doing this. I enjoy watching movies a lot so I enjoy sharing the movies I watched with you guys. Plus I’m always looking for new movies to watch. So let’s dive in and see what movies I watched in March.

Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train Directed By Tate Taylor

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 112 mins
Released: October 7th 2016
Rating: R

Plot: The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. 

My Thoughts: I read the book of this movie. I didn’t really get the hype for this book. I’m not sure what I was excepting from the movie. I didn’t hate it but I also didn’t love it. I felt it was pretty similar to the book. I did think Emily Blunt did a great job though.

Game NightGame Night Directed By John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 100 mins
Released: February 23th 2018
Rating: R

Plot: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. 

My Thoughts: I was super excited for this movie. Last year my boyfriend and I started getting into board games. So we started doing game nights. I have to say I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was really funny. It also had a lot of great shots that looked like game pieces. It was very action packed. I would highly recommend this one.

BabelBabel Directed By Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 143 mins
Released: November 10th 2006
Rating: R

Plot: 4 interlocking stories connected by a single gun converge at the end to reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren’t all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple’s Mexican nanny takes the couple’s 2 children with her to her son’s wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we really are.

My Thoughts: I didn’t plan on watching this but my boyfriend put it on while I was in the room. I ended up getting really into it. You see the lives of these different characters. At first you’re not sure how they end up being connected. Then as the story goes on it all comes together. It was very well done.

Everything, EverythingEverything, Everything Directed By Stella Meghie

Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 96 mins
Released: May 19th 2017
Rating: PG-13

Plot: A 17 year old girl named Madeline Whittier has a rare disease that causes her to have to stay indoors 24/7 with her filtered air. Her whole life is basically books, her mom, and Carla(her nurse). One day, a moving truck pulls in next door. There she sees Olly. Olly Bright is Maddy’s new neighbor. They get to know each other through emails. The more they get to know each other, the more they fall in love. Olly starts to make Maddy realize that she isn’t really living. This starts the adventures of Maddy’s new life.

My Thoughts: I read the book for this last year. I ended up finding it pretty predictable. I thought the book was better than the movie in this case. I found myself being really bored by the movie.

Mississippi GrindMississippi Grind Directed By Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 108 mins
Released: August 13th 2015
Rating: R

Plot: Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with a younger, charismatic poker player named Curtis in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost. 

My Thoughts: I honestly wasn’t sure what to except about this movie. I didn’t really know anything about it going in. It’s a more character driven movie. I don’t want to say too much about this because I don’t want to spoil anything. I like the story told in this movie.

Love, SimonLove, Simon Directed By Greg Berlanti

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 110 mins
Released: March 16th 2018
Rating: PG-13

Plot: A young coming-of-age teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.

My Thoughts: This month was very book to movie heavy. I recently read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. You can find my review here. I felt this was going to be one of those situations where I like the movie more than the book, which ended up being true. There was one major change they made in the movie that I didn’t really like. Overall I thought it was a decent movie.

Red SparrowRed Sparrow Directed By Francis Lawrence

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 140 mins
Released: March 2nd 2018
Rating: R

Plot: A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

My Thoughts: Well this was suppose to be a movie that I read the book before seeing it. My friend started reading it and was very confused so we decided not to read it. I’m glad I didn’t read the book. I felt like the movie was kinda boring at times. I know they had to set up the story but I just wasn’t really into it.

The Death of StalinThe Death of Stalin Directed By Armando Iannucci

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 107 mins
Released: March 9th 2018
Rating: R

Plot: In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror’s heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered in the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus in the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?

My Thoughts: I feel I’ve been going to see a lot of movies I normally wouldn’t see. I probably wouldn’t have seen this. I ended up seeing the trailer during another movie and thought it was really funny. I overall enjoyed it. I thought it was an interesting take on dealing with the death of Stalin. Also the acting was very well done. I’m happy I ended up going to see this.

The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel Directed By Wes Anderson

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 99 mins
Released: March 28th 2014
Rating: R

Plot: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

My Thoughts: Once again Wes Anderson makes an incredibility beautiful film. I’ve seen stuff for this movie but I never knew what it was about. I loved the story a lot. It was really fun. Plus if you’re familiar with Wes Anderson, all the shots are gorgeous. I loved how everything looked. The colors were so pretty.

What movies did you guys see in March? Any movies you recommend I watch? Have you seen any of the movies I listed? I would love to hear your thoughts!


9 thoughts on “March Movie Wrap-up

    1. Thank you! I’ve only been going a lot because of moviepass but my gift card ended so now I’ll probably be a little more picky with what I see. I am excited for that too! I can’t believe it comes out next week.


    1. I feel the book and the movie for Everything, Everything is spot on. I didn’t like that they made Leah crush on Simon. They brought up Simon thinking she liked Nick but then she was like no it was you all along which I wasn’t sure why they did that.


  1. I know the change (at least I think I do lol) that you’re talking about with Love, Simon and I was also reallllly annoyed by it and thought that it was unnecessary. Other than that I LOVED the movie!! I’ve been wanting to watch the Grand Budapest Hotel for ages and definitely need to do that at some point since it sounds amazing and i’m sure the shots are gorgeous! Lovely post!!

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    1. Yeah I felt it was very unnecessary too because they kinda included what was in the book but then changed it. Omg you have to watch Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s so well done and I really enjoyed the story. If you like Wes Anderson, you need to see Isle of Dogs. Hands down my favorite movie by him.

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