It’s March and that means two things: March Madness and Spring break. And SUTV is bringing some game to your tube. Here’s what’s hot this month on SUTV for the days in which getting lost in the great indoors is the best option.
Since this is the biggest month in basketball, this selection is a slam dunk: “Space Jam.” Whether you were in elementary or middle school when this movie first came out, watching it again will take you back to that time. Forget Michael Jordan’s atrocious acting. “Space Jam” is fun and hilarious and features the unmatched talents of Bugs Bunny and Bill Murray.
Keeping the laughs rolling is “Dinner for Schmucks,” starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. This is not your typical comedy, however. It is filled with eccentric characters who are ridiculously zany and over the top. Fan favorite Zach Galifianakis has a supporting role, as does Flight of the Conchords member Jemaine Clement. All these characters come together at a dinner put on by rich men who want to see who invites the biggest oddball.
One of the most interesting options this month is “Buried,” starring Ryan Reynolds. This unique thriller takes place entirely inside a makeshift coffin. Reynold’s character, Paul Conroy, a truck driver contracted to work in Afghanistan, was kid-napped and left to die buried alive. This story might get tired and worn after the first 30 minutes if not for Reynolds’ note-worthy performance, which really draws you in. From there, it is director Rodrigo Cortes who manipulates a powerful story that pushes you to the edge of your seat as you anxiously follow along to find out if Conroy will be able to save himself from his predicament.
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” provides the second appearance by Galifianakis on this list. Here, he also plays a supporting role to young actors, Keir Gilchrist and Emma Roberts. Gilchrist and Roberts play a pair of youths who meet while checked into a psych ward. This quirky romance is sweet, heartwarming and funny.
The other noteworthy selection is “Takers.” This ensemble action/suspense film stars Hayden Christensen, T.I., Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana and Paul Walker. It is a classic, with a modern spin, of cops versus robbers. This one might not change your life, but the action will surely satisfy, while providing plenty of eye-candy for individuals of varied orientations.
Johnny Depp’s “Secret Window” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” are also playing this month but are hardly worth mentioning. All in all, enjoy what should definitely be a pleasing month in movies on SUTV.