Monthly Media Round-Up: March 2022

Here’s what entertained us in March!

*We promise no spoilers!*

Movies

Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) gives his take on the caped crusaders with “The Batman”. Batman (Robert Pattinson) ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis. (Wikipedia) Now playing in theaters!

Pixar celebrates its 25th feature film with the release of “Turning Red”. Mei Lee is a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter and the chaos of her youth. As if that were not enough, when she gets too excited, she turns into a big red panda. (Wikipedia) “Turning Red” comes from first-time feature-film director Domee Shi (previously directed the short film “Bao”). This is also the first Pixar film solely directed by a woman! This film also features music from Oscar award-winning artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS. Stream on Disney+!

A24 throws their hat into the multiverse ring with “Everything Everywhere All at Once“. When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero (Michelle Yeoh) must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. With a solid 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is already being praised as one of the best movies of the year. (Wikipedia) This film has a limited release in theaters.

Can’t get enough of Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR”? Well good 4 u, you can now watch her journey with this new documentary! “Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U (A SOUR Film)” follows the Grammy Award Winning artist on her journey through heartbreak and breaking into the mainstream with her debut album “SOUR”. Watch her perform hits such as “good 4 u”, “jealously jealously”, “deja vu”, and more! Streaming now on Disney+!

A reclusive romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. (IMDB) Watch “The Lost City” in theaters today!

After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) teams up with his 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) for a mission to save the future. Watch “The Adam Project” on Netflix today!

Director Ti West (“The House of the Devil”) adds a new horror film to his resume with “X”. In 1979, a group of young filmmakers (Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Mia Goth) set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast finds themselves fighting for their lives. Watch it in theaters today.

TV Shows

Netflix’s Regency-Era drama “Bridgerton“, returns and we’re beyond excited. In this season, Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathon Bailey) sets out to find a suitable wife. Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India. (IMDB). All episodes are streaming on Netflix.

In 1717, Captain Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) is an aristocrat who abandons his comfortable life and family to prove himself as a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy, despite having no aptitude for the role. Sailing aboard his ship the Revenge, Captain Bonnet and his dysfunctional crew struggles to survive against deadly threats from naval warships and other bloodthirsty pirates. (Wikipedia) Stream “Our Flag Means Death” on HBO Max.

Marvel Studios returns with its first series of 2022, “Moon Knight“. Steven Grant and mercenary Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) investigate the mysteries of the Egyptian gods from inside the same body. Streaming on Disney+.

Music

Charli XCX returns with her fifth studio album “CRASH”. Songs on the album include “Baby”, “Good Ones”, “New Shapes”, and more! Stream on all music platforms!

Rex Orange County debuts his fourth studio album “WHO CARES?”. Did you know “WHO CARES?” was recorded in just 12 days! Songs on the album include “Amazing”, “Open a window”, “Keep it up”, and more! Stream on all music platforms.

Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up for their first collaboration “Sweetest Pie”. The song serves as the lead single from Megan Thee Stallion’s anticipated second studio album. Stream on all music platforms! Watch the music video down below.

Good News of the Month

Dolphins Have a Musical Social Media: Whistling Helps Them Bond With Friends at a Distance – and Increases Offspring

SWINS

Male dolphins boost their social lives by whistling to each other at a distance, according to new research. The high pitched sound tells others they are present and wish to make contact. It helps the marine mammals maintain key community ties, say scientists, describing the rarest type of social organization in the animal kingdom. (Good News Network) Click here to read the full article!

See you all next month!