Monsters, lovers and lobbyists: the movies to see or skip in March

Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, in cinemas from March 2. Watch our video to see other new releases.

Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, in cinemas from March 2. Watch our video to see other new releases. Photo: Kerry Hayes

Watch the video above for a wrap of what’s in cinemas now.

Got plans to see a movie? Here are three movies you’ve got to watch and one you really need to skip.

Miss Sloane (March 2)

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain stars in this melodramatic but juicy tale of a high power lobbyist taking on the gun laws in DC.

If you’ve ever watched Scandal or House of Cards, it’s like one long episode of those but with more dialogue, more drama and most fast talking.

It’s a wild ride that can feel a little forced at times, but Chastain is eminently likeable as the smooth-talking manipulator and the constant twists and turns mean you’ll never be bored.

Verdict: See it


Logan (March 2)

This might seem like a superhero movie given it’s all about Wolverine, but it’s really a gritty, character-driven drama.

As such, it’s scoring rave reviews and has a 92 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

In the same vein as Deadpool, some of the edginess feels a bit contrived but Jackman’s performance is strong enough to carry it over the line.

At two hours and 20 minutes long, it starts strong but feels like it loses momentum in the second half. Regardless, see it if you’re a fan of the X-Men franchise.

Verdict: See it


Kong: Skull Island (March 9)

The latest addition to the long-running King Kong franchise and quite possibly the worst.

The action blockbuster starring Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson takes a classic tale and supersizes it. The resulting film is ridiculous but in a self-aware way.

There are sweeping speeches about life and death cut short by obscenities or random, gruesome death scenes.

Stupidly large monsters terrorise a cast of actors who really should have known better, while a hilarious John C Reilly supplies the bulk of the comic relief.

Verdict: Skip it


Loving (March 16)

Loving stars Aussie Joel Edgerton and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga as a real-life interracial couple who were imprisoned for getting married during America’s civil rights movement.

Simple but incredibly moving, there’s actually very little dialogue between the two lead characters but they manage to convey plenty with their authentic, heartfelt performances.

Negga in particular is difficult to tear your eyes away from. Expect to see plenty more of her on your cinema screen.

Verdict: See it


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