March movie madness

Taking a look at this month’s entertainment lineup


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Other than the ones released in theaters, the movies on this list are available to stream on services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu.

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

For Spring Breakers taking a “stay-cation,” boredom can set in quickly, and homebodies become so bored they even find themselves beginning to miss school to escape the terrors of daytime television. 

With February’s massive flop of releases  (of all movies, “Sonic the Hedgehog” managed to dash into the leading box office spot), March features a more promising movie lineup. Disney especially expects to have a good month with highly anticipated title “Onward,” a classic road trip story of two elf brothers in a fantasy world that’s lost its magic. Travelling in a ‘Mystery Machine-esque’ van, the duo attempts to bring back their torso-less father. 

The live-action “Mulan” takes a more culturally-accurate approach to that of the 1998 animated film, taking a gamble by replacing the catchy and timeless songs with CGI fighting scenes.

“A Quiet Place II” is also almost guaranteed to break the box office as the first film in the franchise petrified viewers with the horror of having to live in complete silence.

For a feel-good movie, take the family out to see “My Spy,” an easy pick-me-up movie with a plot viewers don’t have to think too hard about lest they see the achingly big plot holes. Following a similar plot of the “The Game Plan,” Dave Bautista takes on the role of the emotionally-unavailable workaholic muscle man while co-star Chloe Coleman plays the sassy but loveable 9-year-old that opens his eyes to life beyond his job as a CIA agent.

Streaming services will also add new content to keep subscribers refreshed. Netflix will remove the 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther” and “A Wrinkle in Time” (both now residents of Disney+) to make space for others like “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Space Jam,” and “Hairspray,” “Men in Black II,” and 2019’s “Charlie’s Angels.”

On Hulu, “Pet Sematary,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II,” and “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” line March up for a horror-filled month. Award-winners like “Rent”, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “Free Willy” are included as well.

Disney+ added family classics like “Dr. Dolittle, ”Ice Age,” and the original TV series, “A Day at Disney.” “Stargirl,” based on the book of the same name starring Grace VanderWhaal, the America’s Got Talent winner in 2016, also premieres exclusively on the streaming service.