Catch a retelling of the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel, a heartwarming animation by Pixar, another adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma and more!
With streaming platforms at our convenient disposal, we might be glued to the couch binge-watching our favourite shows. But small screens still can’t beat the cinema experience of comfy seats, freshly-buttered popcorn, a crystal clear audio system and all the action flashing across the silver screen. Like the movie maniacs we are, we’ll be dishing out our top movie picks each month to help you suss out the best films to watch. What’s good in March, you ask? Scroll down to find out!
Movies showing in Singapore this March 2020
A Quiet Place II (postponed)
Putting a spotlight on sensory deprivation horror flicks, A Quiet Place is back with its chillingly silent sequel. Following the death of John Krasinski’s character, The Abbott family tries to find a safe spot without crossing paths with the blind spider-like monsters that have hypersensitive hearing. The plot twist? It doesn’t really help that Emily Blunt has a crying toddler in tow. If it’s anything like the first film, you’ll be on the edge of your seat; or, perhaps you’ll quieten down as you see the plot unfold.
Disney’s Mulan (postponed)
In recent years, we’ve seen our favourite Disney princesses getting the live-action treatment (Belle! Cinderella! Jasmine!). This month, it’s time to get down to business and defeat the Hans as Chinese war hero Mulan will be gracing the silver screen. But judging from the trailer, this tale will unfold a little differently from the animated version. We won’t be getting General Li Shang, singing soldiers or the talking red dragon (aka Mushu). Instead, look out for a new character: A shapeshifting witch that is in cahoots with Han leader Bori Khan.
Emma (5 March)
Just when you think you’ve seen enough dramatisations of novelist Jane Austen’s Emma, Autumn de Wilde makes her directorial debut with Anya Taylor-Joy playing the titular character. For those who aren’t familiar with the story, it’s the author’s light-hearted take on social class with the wealthy protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, navigating through a whirlwind of mismatched romances in the 19th century. You’re in for a delightful time if you have a penchant for period films.
Disney/Pixar’s Onward (3 March)
Known for blockbuster hits like Finding Nemo, Toy Story and The Incredibles, Pixar’s latest animated adventure looks to be a treat. Voiced by Hollywood heavyweights like Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer and Chris Pratt, the premise is deliciously fun. It’s about two elf brothers who live in a fantasy world where magic once existed. One day, they receive a wizard’s staff as a gift from their late father, but here’s the catch. The enchanted item comes with a spell that will bring their dad back for 24 hours, but the pair end up conjuring only his legs. In a time crunch, the brothers embark on a journey to bring the rest of their father back. Sounds like it’s gonna tug at our heartstrings.
Gretel & Hansel (5 March)
This horror flick retells the classic German lore by the Grimm Brothers with a few tweaks. In this adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, the 16-year-old sister is much older than her brother, and she also happens to be the main protagonist (hence the rearrangement of the movie title), while the eight-year-old Hansel takes a back seat. Don’t expect to see a trail of breadcrumbs that will lead to the gingerbread house either. In the vein of Midsommar, the plot is much darker and less fairytale-like as you also see a glimpse of the infamous cannibalistic wicked witch’s past. You’re in for an unnerving time.
I Still Believe (12 March)
Get your tissues ready ‘cause this one looks like a real tearjerker. Based on the real-life story of award-winning musician Jeremy Camp, the movie follows his first marriage to Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2001. A tale of love and loss, it shows how young Camp finds the light at the end of the tunnel. To make things even more heartbreaking, Camp is played by dreamboat KJ Apa of Riverdale fame.