With the Oscars set for the 4th of March, there is a lot of gravity around the year’s event. However, new films are always being released, with quite a few book interpretations set to hit the big screen in the coming weeks. Here is a list of those we absolutely can’t afford to miss.
Every Day (23rd February)
What if every day you met someone new? And every day you fell in love with that someone? This is exactly what happens to sixteen-year-old Rhiannon, who meets a spirit inhabiting a different body every day. Soon the two are looking out for each other and building a relationship that shifts and changes every twenty-four hours. But can one really start over, every single day? Soon they must face a decision that no couple wants to take. Based on the New York Best Seller by David Levithan, this a film that will keep us wanting to know what will happen on the next day?
Red Sparrow (2nd March)
20th Century Fox reunites Jennifer Lawrence with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence in a tale as intricate as their previous collaborations. Based on the book by Jason Matthews, who was previously a CIA operative, the film follows Russian prima ballerina Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) as she is transforms into a spy, a ‘sparrow’, “trained to seduce and manipulate” in a lethal game where she must take a side.
Love, Simon (16th March)
We all need to feel accepted, which often means, to fit in. Simon is no exception. But as he strives to appear ‘normal,’ he finds himself unable to be who he really is. When he finds a fellow gay student on the school Tumblr page, he feels that he can finally admit the truth, if only to that one person. Based on the novel called Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda but eventually called Love, Simon with reference to the teen’s online romance, the film explores a teenager’s coming out as he falls in love with someone anonymous who he is sure he knows.
A Wrinkle in Time (21st March)
Walt Disney Pictures presents a fantasy film based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle published in 1962. Starring the young Storm Reid (12 Years a Slave) and with a cast that includes Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, this story takes us on an adventure across space in search for the missing Dr Murry (Pine), Meg (Reid)’s dad. Meg’s brother Charles and her friend Calvin embark with her on a journey that is “outside of the rules we know of time and space” after being called up by a team of supernatural beings led by Oprah’s character, Mrs. Which.
Ready Player One (28th March)
It’s the year 2045, and it has become the norm to escape an over-crowded suffocating world through virtual reality. OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) has become a refuge to many, till its founder – the now deceased James Halliday – proposes a treasure hunt. It will see one person become not only the owner of half a trillion dollars but also take the OASIS in his power. This adventure is based on the 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline and is directed by none other than Steven Spielberg.
Any dates which have been given in this article refer to tentative release dates and are always subject to change.