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The best new movie releases in March

Sacha Baron Cohen returns with a new comic persona, while Batman and Superman are back with their usual serious ones

By Joshua Rothkopf

1. The Brothers Grimsby

Movies Comedy

Remember Sacha Baron Cohen? Even he seems to realize characters like Borat and Bruno require plenty of downtime, during which we can all recuperate. His new comedy has him playing the slacker brother of a hardheaded British superspy.

Grimsby opens on March 4.

2. Knight of Cups

Movies Drama

We’ll hear nothing negative about director Terrence Malick—nothing! Since rebounding with The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life, the visually ravishing stylist has been working consistently. His latest is an L.A. drama starring Christian Bale.

Knight of Cups opens on March 4.


3. Arms and the Dudes

Movies Comedy

What happens when the guy who usually makes Hangover movies strays into a real-life political story about two weapons dealers who get in over their heads? Given that Miles Teller and Jonah Hill costar, we’re guessing the answer is: more comedy.

Arms and the Dudes opens on March 11.

4. Midnight Special

Movies Science fiction

Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) is one of the most interesting genre specialists working today. Doubling down on his usual actor, Michael Shannon, Nichols does well by sci-fi, resulting in a film that bears flattering comparison to Close Encounters.

Midnight Special opens on March 18.


5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movies Action and adventure

If simply reading that title doesn’t make you exhausted by the prospect of yet another superhero franchise, get happy—this one has Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and several more interesting actors, like Jesse Eisenberg.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25.

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