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To watch and watch for: Week of March 12

By SOPHIA LIN | March 12, 2023



This week’s picks include Inside, Daughters of Nantucket: A Novel and With Love From.

We’re upon that precarious last week before spring break. There’s almost always lots of work to get through before we can finally have a moment of respite, but, if you can spare any time, here’s what to check out this week. And, if not, you’ve always got the week after!

The D.C. tentpole Shazam! Fury of the Gods premieres this weekend along with limited releases of smaller indies like the high-concept thriller Inside and the dramedy Wildflower. The biopic Boston Strangler streams on Hulu while the one-of-a-kind comedy Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game finally gets its theatrical release.

In books, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward has penned Hello Beautiful, an acclaimed story of familial love. The engrossing historical fiction Daughters of Nantucket: A Novel is making its way onto the shelves as well.

For fans of alternative and rock, All Time Low is out with the follow-up to their 2020 album, called Tell Me I’m Alive. Or, have a listen to pop duo Aly & AJ’s fifth studio album With Love From.

Below is what to watch and watch for this week. Enjoy!

To watch...

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, directed by David F. Sandberg — March 17

After teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel) magically transforms into the superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), he struggles to navigate his new life and comes face to face with a trio of powerful enemies.

Inside, directed by Vasilis Katsoupis — March 10

Following his failed heist, art thief Nemo (Willem Dafoe) is trapped in a luxurious penthouse filled only with artwork and must now attempt to escape.

Wildflower, directed by Matt Smukler — March 17

This coming-of-age film spanning from birth to graduation follows a girl, Bea (Kiernan Shipka), and her unique journey growing up with two neurodivergent parents.

Boston Strangler, directed by Matt Ruskin — March 17

Based on the notorious serial killer, Boston Strangler follows reporter Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) as she  connects the killings and uncovers the story of the city’s most infamous serial killer.

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game, directed by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg — March 17

This comedic biopic is based on the true story of Roger Sharpe (Mike Faist), a young man and pinball wizard who overturned New York’s 35-year ban on pinball.

To read...

Hello Beautiful, by Ann Napolitano — March 13

A young woman, Julia, welcomes her boyfriend into her family, but shadows from his past threaten to upheave the loyalties between her and her sisters in this layered tale of love.

Daughters of Nantucket: A Novel, by Julie Gerstenblatt — March 14

Amid Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, three women from different pasts find their lives threatened by the disaster and must fight to save what they hold most dear.

To listen...

With Love From, by Aly & AJ — March 15

The sister pop duo take on the American folk genre with this album, promising to continue the breezy tone set by their already-released eponymous breakup anthem.

Tell Me I’m Alive, by All Time Low — March 17

The Towson-based rock band releases their ninth studio album amid their U.S. headlining and international tour.

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