Ah, March! It’s fast-approaching. The ice is finally melting (depending on where you live) and around here at Tubi TV, the new movies will be springing up like daffodils. Here’s just a few of the flicks we’re most excited about:
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Joss Whedon has said about the film: “It is literally a home movie since this was all shot in mine and Kai [Cole’s] house.” Sigh, if only our home movies were this gorgeous and well-written. This one is full of familiar faces from the Whedon-verse (well hello there, Nathan Fillion and Amy Acker), but where we’d we normally see them having shootouts with aliens or battling supernatural evil, here they’re playing two pairs of lovers entangled in hilarious and heartbreaking romantic intrigue in a modern, black-and-white take on the most famous romantic comedy of all time. Fun fact: the idea for the movie was 10 years in the making, back when Joss Whedon and his friends started doing casual readings of William Shakespeare’s plays at his house.
In Mud, two young boys stumble onto a fugitive and agree to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail so he can reunite him with his true love. We love this film for many reasons. There’s the masterful, larger-than-life storytelling that keeps the drama and tension cranked up to 100, and then there’s the all-star cast featuring two Oscar winners (Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon) and two Oscar nominees (Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon). But what we love most about this movie is the fact that it kicked off The McConaissance: the period of his career where Matthew McConaughey went from mainly starring in Saturday-night popcorn flicks like Sahara and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days to critically-acclaimed turns in films like Interstellar and Dallas Buyers’ Club. This movie was the beginning of a gift that kept on giving. You know, it’s ironic that Matthew McConaughey’s character in Mud is so deeply attached to his shirt when in real life McConaughey is well-known for being allergic to shirts.
Life of Crime (2013)
Two bumbling criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes) kidnap a corrupt real-estate developer’s wife (Jennifer Aston), only to find that her husband is completely uninterested in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return. Now what are they supposed to do? Well, they’re running out of time to figure it out. This movie has a charming, inventive script based on Elmore Leonard‘s novel The Switch. It’s full of shocking plot twists and a star-studded cast that keep the laughs coming all the way through. This is exactly the kind of movie we want to grab a slice of pizza and curl up with on a Saturday night.
When an unsuspecting 4th grader at Ft. Chicken Elementary eats a tainted chicken nugget, a horrible scourge is unleashed: a plague of cooties that turns prepubescent children into rabid zombies. Now substitute teacher and aspiring horror writer Clint Hadson (Elijah Wood) has to team up with what’s left of the teaching staff and the school janitor to try and get out alive.
If that sounds like an insane premise, it is! And we’re amped up about it. Considering that the two minds behind this film are the creators of both Glee and the Saw franchise respectively, it’s no surprise that the story is a killer combo of razor sharp humor and genuinely terrifying scenes. And have we mentioned that the cast is chock full of people we love? Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Rainn Willson (The Office), Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Jorge Garcia (Lost) all shine in this fantastic film!
These are just a few of the great movies we have coming to Tubi TV in March. If you want to be the first to get updates as soon as these flicks are available, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter! Hop in the comments and let us now which movie you’re most excited to see!