If you’re a fan of K-Stew, Emma Watson or Robert Pattinson you’ll love the March movie lineup in this month’s Hot Reels
Hot Reels – Certain Women
The top of the month sees the return of the admittedly attractive, but utterly expressionless charms of Kristen Stewart in Certain Women (out March 3). Directed by Night Moves’ Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women follows three separate but tangentially related, women’s lives in a sleep Montana town.
The first story concerns lawyer Laura (Laura Dern) and her dealings with an increasingly deranged client who overlooks her legal advice because she is a women; the second story follows a couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) building their own home while enjoying regular arguments about their daughter and with their curmudgeonly, not to mention sexist, neighbour whose sandstone they hope to purchase; and the nal story follows lonely ranch-hand Jamie who nds herself attending a night school law class, taught by a cardigan-sporting K-Stew.
Laden with low-key indie charm and preponderance on the endless unspoken burdens of being a woman in a man’s universe, Certain Women is a quiet feminist gem.
Hot Reels – Beauty And The Beast
Was ever there a casting as perfect as Harry Potter hottie Hermione, aka Emma Watson, as Belle in the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (March 17)? Unless Donald Trump has been secretly been cast in Cheetos: The Movie, I think not.
In the unlikely event that some people are unfamiliar with the story, here it is: Belle who likes books and singing dishware, is taken prisoner by the brooding Beast in exchange for the freedom of her innovative father.
She soon becomes enamoured of the Beast’s enchanted staff (comprised of talking Baroque furniture and cutlery) and eventually, Beast himself. It’s not really a spoiler since the original story was published in 1740 – it is a tale as old as time. But can Watson actually sing? And is Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) able to convey beastly emotion through all the CGI and prosthetics? There’s only one way to find out!
And if you’re lucky you could win tickets to see Beauty and the Beast because we’ll be holding a competition for tickets soon. Keep your eyes on our competitions page.
Hot Reels – The Lost City of Z
And now for something completely different, in the form of rip-roaring, testosterone-y, The Lost City of Z (March 24), starring Queer as Folks’ Charlie Hunnam (and former beard of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson).
Pattinson, usually the most handsome guy in any given movie, literally looks like boiled crap next to the swoonsome charms of the beefy (but terrible-at- accents) Hunnam.
But I digress. The Lost City of Z is the true story of British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett (Hunnam) who in the early 1900s discovered evidence of previously unknown advanced civilisation during an Amazonian exploration. Fawcett’s findings were widely ridiculed by the scientific establishment of the day, which refused to believe indigenous peoples were anything other than ignorant ‘savages’.
New Spiderman Tom Holland puts in an appearance as Fawcett’s son, as does Sienna Miller as Fawcett’s devoted wife Nina. And of course, Pattinson as Fawcett’s trusty aide-de-camp, Henry, the one man in the entire world who actually looks worse with a beard. Seriously.