Coming Soon: March 4th, 2022

Welcome to this week’s edition of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! Once again, we have a highly-anticipated comic book movie that’s going to be the buzziest movie of the weekend (and rightfully so!)… but over on streaming, there are a number of alternatives that may pique your interest! Here’s what coming soon for the week of March 4th, 2022:

Featured Title: The Batman

C’mon, did you really think that Warner Bros. would let a significant amount of time pass without introducing a new Batman on the big screen? It’s been just over 4 years since Ben Affleck’s last turn as The Dark Knight in the theatrical edition of Justice League… and with him stepping down from the role (save for a brief appearance in November’s The Flash), WB and DC have handed the coveted role to none other than Robert Pattinson, who’s making a rare post-Twilight foray into the world of blockbuster tentpoles!

Behind the camera, we have co-writer/director Matt Reeves, who’s following up his excellent one-two punch of Dawn of and War for the Planet of the Apes… so I’m excited to see his reportedly grimmer take on Gotham City crime. (And, at a hefty running time of 175 minutes, it’s shaping up to be quite a take!) As for other new cast members, we have Paul Dano as the enigmatic Riddler, Zöe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as a pre-Commissioner Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred! (Opening in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD, the Century East at Dawley Farm and the West Mall 7 in Sioux Falls, on Friday, February 25th, with preview showings starting at 3PM on Thursday, March 3rd.)

New to Streaming and VOD

Fresh

Coming to Hulu is this Sundance horror acquisition about a young woman (Daisy Edgar-Jones) who falls in love with a new suitor (Sebastian Stan)… only to find that he has a certain appetite! (Think Lecter…) Directed by Mimi Cave, and produced by Adam McKay. (Premieres Friday, March 4th on Hulu.)

After Yang

Colin Farrell isn’t just appearing as the Penguin this week, as he headlines this near-future sci-fi from Columbus director Kogonada, which was a hit at both Cannes and Sundance. Farrell plays a father who sets out on a journey to fix his daughter’s malfunctioning android “brother” (Justin H. Min). Also starring Jodie Turner-Smith, this film is part of the A24-Showtime partnership, which also gave us The Humans in November… which means that it will get a very limited theatrical release along with day-and-date streaming availability on Showtime. (Premieres Friday, March 4th on Showtime.)

Lucy and Desi

Now, you may be thinking, “Wait, an Amazon Prime movie about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz? That already premiered a couple of months ago!” You’re thinking of Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated Being the Ricardos… but this is a straightforward documentary on the comedy couple, which marks the documentary directing debut of none other than Amy Poehler! This profile uses home movies and audio tapes of the duo… along with new interviews by the likes of Lucie Arnaz, Carol Burnett, and Bette Midler… along with numerous clips from I Love Lucy, of course! (Premieres Friday, March 4th on Amazon Prime Video.)

Against the Ice

The first of Netflix’s original film offerings this week is this historical survival drama: Based on real-life events that took place in 1909, it follows two Danish explorers (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole) who were left behind on a Greenland expedition, and must fend for themselves against the elements. Also starring Charles Dance; this film was also co-written by Waldau! (Premieres Wednesday, March 2nd on Netflix.)

The Weekend Away

The other Netflix original is this thriller about a weekend girls’ trip to Croatia, which falls apart when a woman is accused of killing her best friend! Starring Leighton Meester. (Premieres Thursday, March 3rd on Netflix.)

The Scary of Sixty-First

Finally, we have this week’s Shudder premiere: Two Manhattanite women looking for a new place to live find an appealing apartment… only to discover its terrifying secret: It was once owned by Jeffrey Epstein! (I’m not making that up; that’s the setup of the plot!) (Premieres Thursday, March 3rd on Shudder.)

Showing at the State!

A Clockwork Orange

This week, the State kicks off its most ambitious Director’s Series to date: A comprehensive 9-week celebration of the career of Stanley Kubrick, featuring most of his well-known titles… with the notable exception of The Shining, which already played at the State last April. (You can find the entire lineup here; a new film will play each week on Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays through the end of April.) Kicking things off is Kubrick’s controversial 1971 adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel, starring Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge, who’s always up for a bit of the old ultra-violence!  (Showing Wednesday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 5th at the Sioux Falls State Theatre.)

tick, tick… BOOM!

The State continues its unofficial Oscar nominee series this weekend, with two Netflix contenders… both of which are making their big-screen Sioux Falls debut! First up is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directing debut, starring Andrew Garfield in his Oscar-nominated (and Schmuckie-winning) performance as Rent creator Jonathan Larson! Also nominated for Best Editing, it also stars Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus, and Bradley Whitford as the late Stephen Sondheim. (Showing Wednesday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 5th at the Sioux Falls State Theatre.)

The Evil Dead

Late Night at the State also returns this weekend, with one of the midnight-movie greats: The 1981 horror flick that instantly cemented the cult status of director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell! A group of friends travel to a rustic cabin in the woods for a weekend away… but when they unearth and read from the Book of the Dead, they unleash a slew of terrifying demons! Also, don’t forget to come back on March 18th, when the State follows this up with a Late Night screening of 1987’s Evil Dead 2! (Showing one night only, Friday, March 4th, at the Sioux Falls State Theatre.)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

The State’s other Oscar-nominated Netflix feature of the weekend is the latest animated feature from producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller… which is nominated in the Best Animated Feature category! While on a road trip to take their daughter Katie to college, the disconnected Mitchell family must learn to bond together when they have to fend off a robot apocalypse! Starring the voices of Abbi Jacobsen, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, and Olivia Colman. (Showing Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at the Sioux Falls State Theatre.)

King Kong (1933)

Wrapping up the State’s weekend lineup is a bonafide classic: the 1933 adventure about a film crew who travels to the mythical Skull Island to make a movie… only to discover “the eighth wonder of the world”, the giant ape King Kong! Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot; directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedstack. (Showing Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at the Sioux Falls State Theatre.)

New This Week to Blu-ray and 4K UHD

  • Belfast (2021)
  • Flee (2021)
  • Demonic (2021)

Older Movies New to Streaming

Netflix (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st, unless noted otherwise):

  • 21 (2008)
  • 21 Bridges (2019)
  • Battleship (2012)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Coach Carter (2005)
  • Due Date (2010)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • The Gift (2015)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Public Enemies (2009)
  • Redemption (2013)
  • Richie Rich (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Shooter (2007)
  • Shrek (2001)
  • Shrek 2 (2004)
  • Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • V for Vendetta (2006)
  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  • Zoolander (2001)
  • Beirut (2018) (premieres Saturday, March 5th)

Hulu (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st, unless noted otherwise):

  • 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
  • 8MM (1999)
  • Another Earth (2011)
  • Baby Mama (2008)
  • Beaches (1988)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Blue Chips (1994)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Brothers (2009)
  • Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
  • Casualties of War (1989)
  • Crash (2005)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • The Descendants (2011)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • Flatliners (1990)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Garden State (2004)
  • The Gift (2000)
  • Gigli (2003)
  • Glory (1989)
  • The Golden Child (1986)
  • Green Zone (2010)
  • Hardball (2001)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  • Here Comes the Boom (2012)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  • The Insider (1999)
  • Juno (2007)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)
  • The Last Waltz (1978)
  • Lawless (2012)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  • Look Who’s Talking (1989)
  • Margin Call (2011)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
  • Predators (2010)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • The Raid 2 (2014)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Saint (1997)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  • Shanghai Noon (2000)
  • Single White Female (1992)
  • Spaced Invaders (1990)
  • St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • The Terminal (2004)
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Vertical Limit (2000)
  • The Virgin Suicides (2000)
  • The Woman in Black (2012)
  • Before Midnight (2013) (premieres Thursday, March 3rd)
  • Oculus (2014) (premieres Thursday, March 3rd)
  • Benedetta (2021) (premieres Friday, March 4th)
  • Stronger (2017) (premieres Saturday, March 5th)

Amazon Prime (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st):

  • Baby Sheba (1975)
  • Be Cool (2005)
  • Blacula (1972)
  • Chronicle (2012)
  • Coffy (1973)
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
  • Crash (2005)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Flightplan (2005)
  • Foxy Brown (1974)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  • Liar, Liar (1997)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • Scream, Blacula, Scream! (1973)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

Shudder (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st, unless noted otherwise):

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
  • Inside (2007)
  • Livid (2011)
  • Frontiers (2007)
  • Martyrs (2008)
  • Irreversible (2002)
  • High Tension (2003)
  • Darkman (1990)
  • Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)
  • Darkman III: Die, Darkman, Die! (1996)
  • Death Drop Gorgeous (2020)
  • Trouble Every Day (2001)
  • Bastards (2013)
  • Evolution (2015)
  • The Nightmare (2015) (premieres Monday, March 7th)
  • Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) (premieres Monday, March 7th)
  • Darling (2015) (premieres Monday, March 7th)
  • Corporate Animals (2019) (premieres Monday, March 7th)

Disney+:

  • West Side Story (2021) (premieres Wednesday, March 2nd)

HBO Max (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st, unless noted otherwise):

  • Adaptation (2002)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • Boyz N the Hood (1991)
  • Diner (1982)
  • Fly Away Home (1996)
  • Gigi (1958)
  • Mogul Mowgli (2020)
  • Resident Evil (2002)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Starsky & Hutch (2004)
  • Timecrimes (2007)
  • Urban Legend (1998)
  • Blade II (2002) (premieres Wednesday, March 2nd)
  • Drive My Car (2021) (premieres Wednesday, March 2nd)
  • West Side Story (2021) (premieres Wednesday, March 2nd)
  • F9: The Fast Saga (2021) (premieres Friday, March 4th)

Peacock (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st, unless noted otherwise):

  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • 17 Again (2009)
  • The A-Team (2010)
  • All is Lost (2013)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • American Pie (1999)
  • American Pie 2 (2001)
  • American Wedding (2003)
  • American Reunion (2012)
  • Away We Go (2009)
  • Backdraft (1991)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Blue Streak (1999)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Cape Fear (1991)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Cats (2019)
  • Concussion (2015)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005)
  • Crank (2006)
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Drive Angry (2011)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • Hancock (2008)
  • Hanna (2011)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • Howard the Duck (1986)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • In Bruges (2008)
  • Knocked Up (2007)
  • A League of Their Own (1992)
  • Leprechaun parts 1-7 (1993-2014)
  • Lucy (2014)
  • Mamma Mia! (2008)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • My Girl (1991)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Precious (2009)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Punisher (2004)
  • Punisher: War Zone (2008)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  • Rope (1948)
  • Saboteur (1942)
  • Salt (2010)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Scent of a Woman (1992)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Silent Running (1972)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • Step Brothers (2008)
  • Taken (2008)
  • Taken 3 (2015)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • Trainwreck (2015)
  • Transporter 3 (2008)
  • Underworld (2003)
  • Underworld: Awakening (2012)
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • The Waterboy (1998)
  • Wedding Crashers (2005)
  • Redeeming Love (2022) (premieres Tuesday, March 8th)

Paramount+ (all movies premiering Tuesday, March 1st):

  • 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
  • 48 Hrs. (1982)
  • Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
  • Beaches (1988)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • Flatliners (1990)
  • Garden State (2004)
  • The Gift (2000)
  • The Golden Child (1986)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • The Last Waltz (1978)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  • Look Who’s Talking (1989)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Selma (2014)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • The Terminal (2004)
  • Vertical Limit (2000)
  • The Woman in Black (2012)

The Criterion Channel:

  • Tuesday, March 1st: Pre-Code Paramount (20 films)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: The Gospel According to Pier Paolo Pasolini (11 films)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Foreign-Language Oscar Winners (27 films)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Live in Concert (12 films)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Quersighted: Stage to Screen (8 films)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #945: A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #1108: The Celebration (1998)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #936: Bull Durham (1988)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #1076: Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #592: Design for Living (1933)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Criterion Collection Edition #913: The Age of Innocence (1993)
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Short + Feature: Spy Games: The London Story (1986), Hopscotch (1980)
  • Wednesday, March 2nd: Women Filmmakers: Eve’s Bayou (1997)
  • Thursday, March 3rd: Exclusive Streaming Premiere: I Was a Simple Man (2021)
  • Friday, March 4th: Double Feature: A Woman’s Right: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977), Citizen Ruth (1996)
  • Saturday, March 5th: Saturday Matinee: Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Monday, March 7th: True Stories: Naked Truth: 5 Documentaries by Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi
  • Tuesday, March 8th: Short-Film Collections: Short Films by Sophy Romvari (8 shorts)
  • Wednesday, March 9th: Women Filmmakers: Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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