Think Outside The Box Office


By Nick Knott

Particle Fever “With one switch, everything changes.”

Genre: Documentary
Director: Mark Levinson In theatres: March 5

Starring: Savas Dimopoulos and Nima Arkani-Hamed
This documentary looks at the development and first use of the Large Hadron Collider, which scientists built to recreate a mini Big Bang in hopes of discovering the origin of matter.

300: Rise of an Empire
Genre: Drama/Action/ Adventure
Director: Noam Murro In theatres: March 7

Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro and Eva Green
The epic war rages on as young warrior Themistokles rallies all of Greece to fight Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes.

Bethlehem “When you’re playing both sides, who do you trust?”

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/ Drama
Director: Yuval Adler

In theatres: March 7

Starring: Shadi Mar’i and Tsahi Halevy

An Iranian Secret Service agent struggles with conflicting loyalties and cultural differences when dealing with his teenage Palestinian informant.

Grand Piano
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Director: Eugenio Mira In theatres: March 7

Starring: Elijah Wood and John Cusack
After taking a years-long hiatus, a pianist finally faces his stage fright only to find a note that says, “Play one wrong note and you die.”

Awful Nice “Two estranged brothers. One strange trip.”

Genre: Comedy
Director: Todd Sklar

In theatres: March 7

Starring: Christopher Meloni and Brett Gelman

After the passing of their father, two brothers return to their lake house to rebuild it and their relationship.

Need for Speed
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Scott Waugh In theatres: March 14

Starring: Aaron Paul, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Dominic Cooper
Mechanic Tobey Marshall enters a cross-country car race to save his garage, but things come to a screeching halt when a fellow racer stabs him in the back.

Veronica Mars “She thought she was out.”

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Suspense
Director: Rob Thomas In theatres: March 14

Starring: Kristen Bell , Francis Capra and Tina Majorino
Veronica Mars tried to escape her old life, but a phone call propels her to return to what she left behind.

Bad Words “The end justifies the mean.”

Genre: Comedy
Director: Jason Bateman In theatres: March 14

Starring: Jason Bateman and Kathryn Hahn
In his feature directorial debut, Jason Bateman stars as a grown man who finagles his way into a national spelling bee to compete ruthlessly against middle schoolers.

Le Week-end
Genre: Drama
Director: Roger Michell In theatres: March 14

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum
A rekindling of love takes a tumultuous turn when a married couple bickers over a lifetime of disappointment during their return trip to Paris.

The Single Moms Club “They had nothing in common except the one thing that mattered most.”

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Tyler Perry Release Date: March 14

Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Nia Long and Amy Smart
Five single moms form a support group after their children cause trouble at school.

Enemy “You can’t escape yourself.”

Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Director: Denis Villeneuve In theatres: March 14

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal and Mélanie Laurent
When a boring history teacher discovers that his identical doppelganger is an actor, he tracks the man down, and their lives become intertwined.

Muppets Most Wanted “Two frogs. One pig. Epic mayhem.”

Genre: Comedy/Family
Director: James Bobin In theatres: March 21

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell
The Muppets head overseas and get caught up in a European jewel heist spearheaded by a Muppet lookalike.

Noah “The end of the world... is just the beginning.”

Genre: Drama/Classics
Director: Darren Aronofsky In theatres: March 28

Starring: Russell Crowe , Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson
Russell Crowe plays Noah in this classic biblical tale.

Sabotage “Leave no loose ends.”

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/ Action/Adventure
Director: David Ayer In theatres: March 28

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Terrence Howard
Members of an elite DEA task force begin disappearing after raiding a drug cartel’s safe house. As the death toll rises, everyone becomes a suspect.