New movie releases for the weekend of March 6

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

New in theaters

“Run All Night”

Liam Neeson continues his journey into unexpected badassery as a former mob hitman who must protect his estranged son from Ed Harris. There will be guns and testosterone.

“The Lovers”

Josh Hartnett (there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while) stars in this love story that crosses continents and two time periods. (Gateway Film Center)

“Wild Canaries”

This indie screwball comedy features a hipster-approved plot involving murder and rent control in Brooklyn. Added bonus: Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development.” (Gateway Film Center)

Limited screenings:

“Friday the 13th”

Fun fact: February’s 28 (non-leap year) days mean we have back-to-back months with Fridays the 13th. This one will features the slasher favorite showing at 9:30 p.m. and midnight on Friday.

Alive recommends:

24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon

The Drexel Theater plays host to the annual Sci-Fi marathon this weekend from noon, March 14 to noon, March 15 with a usually great mix of classics old and new (“Lucy,” pictured).

“Robocop”

If you needed another reason to see Paul Verhoeven’s violent dystopian satire, stick around after the midnight Saturday (Sunday technically) screening for a live session of comedian Dustin Meadows’ panel discussion “How Have You Not Seen This?” (Gateway Film Center)

“What We Do In the Shadows”

If you haven’t seen this wry mockumentary about vampire roommates, you haven’t seen the funniest movie of the year. (3 1/2 stars)

Also in theaters:

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

An overstuffed and unnecessary sequel, it’s still more charming than not, thanks to its stellar and experienced cast. (2 1/2 stars)

“Focus”

It’s not rocket science, but this Will Smith-led con caper movie is slick enough to brush off the winter doldrums. (3 stars)