New On Screen: March 2024

Relive Tay-Tay’s The Eras Tour concert experience on streaming this month, while old frenemies Godzilla and Kong return to battle a common threat on the big screen.

By Yong Shu Chiang        7 March 2024

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)

Out 15 March, Disney+

Stars: Taylor Swift

Swift, the best-selling singer-songwriter of her generation, and possibly beyond, is currently on a world tour that has been globetrotting for 151 concerts in five continents over nearly two years. Six of those dates are currently taking place in Singapore. For those of you unable to get tickets to see Tay-Tay, you can now stream the live concert experience, shot in California last August. While an earlier version of this movie has already grossed more than US$260 million in cinemas, this extended cut features “Cardigan” and four more acoustic songs.

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana can act too

As the mega musical superstar continues on a record-breaking world tour, some have noticed she has built up an acting resume, and has even tried her hand at directing.

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Her current romance with a champion American football star aside, Taylor Swift is not only one of the biggest names in music today, with 10 original studio albums, but she’s also a multi-hyphenate performer who has stepped in front of the camera – and already behind it – at a relatively tender age of 34.

While she can soon be seen in her latest concert movie, one that captures her act on her current Eras Tour, she has also acted on both the small and big screen since 2009.

In fact, two of her first acting roles came about soon after her breakout 2008 hit “Love Story” made her an international music star. A year later, she appeared on the procedural crime drama CSI, playing a troubled teenager named Haley.

Then in 2010, she appeared as part of an ensemble cast for the romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day, where she played the girlfriend to Taylor Lautner’s character. After roles in The Lorax (2012), the hit series New Girl (2013), and the dystopian drama, The Giver (2014), Swift’s next big role would be in 2019’s Cats, where she played Bombalurina.

After directing and appearing in the short film for her song All Too Well in 2021, Swift would go on to make a notable cameo in the 2022 film Amsterdam, where she had a pivotal role of a girl whose death sets the film’s plot in motion.

Though her next role is yet to be announced – where would she find the time – who’s to say that the artist formerly nicknamed T-Swizzle won’t one day find acclaim as an actress and director?

Race For Glory

Out in cinemas 14 March (Available at Shaw Theatres)

Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Volker Bruch, Daniel Brühl

It’s Germany versus Italy in a sporting showdown, but it’s not the football World Cup. Instead, this based-on-real-life story is about the rivalry that arises between the Lancia and Audi teams battling for supremacy in the 1983 World Rally Championship. The brooding leader of Lancia, Cesare Fiorio (Scamarcio), embraces the underdog tag, then hires a top German driver (Bruch) to drive for his team. Meanwhile, Audi’s team principal Roland Gumpert (Bruhl) is cocky and dismissive of Lancia’s chances. With a need for speed, who will win and who will survive? 

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Out in cinemas 21 March (Available at Shaw Theatres)

Stars: Aika Yukihira, Sho Aoyagi, Momemi Katayama

Friends with benefits. No strings attached. F-buddies. And now, S-friends. Most love stories feature lovers seeking a committed relationship and trying to make that work. This movie is about the opposite. Shoko (Yukihira) is a divorcee who meets The One Who Got Away, her high-school beau Kazuki (Aoyagi). She’s stuck in a dead-end job and trying to raise her teenage daughter, while he is a successful gynaecologist who has no plans to settle down. As they decide to rekindle old flames, neither wants to be tied down in the conventional sense.

Godzilla x Kong : The New Empire

Out in cinemas 28 March (Available at Shaw Theatres)

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Rachel House

Kong is a giant ape that used to have a beef with Godzilla, an ancient beast powered by nuclear radiation. The two were sworn enemies that battled to near-death in 2021’s Godzilla vs Kong, before becoming frenemies that destroyed a giant evil robot “Godzilla” together. In this latest sequel in the MonsterVerse franchise, scientists investigate a strange signal coming from deep within the Hollow Earth. What they discover is a terrifying threat to life beneath and above the surface of the planet. To quell the threat, Godzilla and Kong must collab once again.


Out 14 March, Prime Video

Stars: Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, JK Simmons

Mark (Yeun) is a teenager in high school whose father has a unique job: he is the most powerful superhero on Earth and fights under the guise of Omni-Man (Simmons). When Mark turns 17, he realises he too has superhero powers, and gets training on how to use his powers from his father. As he struggles with balancing life as a teenager, dealing with bullies and love interests, he is also torn between developing his own identity and following his father’s legacy. Giving himself the superhero name of Invincible, he is soon called upon to keep the planet safe.

3 Body Problem

Out 21 March, Netflix

Stars: Benedict Wong, Eiza Gonzalez, John Bradley

A mysterious spate of suicides among the “best and brightest” minds of the world draws the attention of the authorities. An ex-agent, Da Shi (Wong), is enlisted to investigate the deaths and finds troubling clues of numbers written in blood, indicating that the scientists were all somehow driven to their grave by an ominous countdown. Meanwhile, a group of scientists attempt to unravel the case and their findings lead them to a startling conclusion, that the future of humanity hangs in the balance after otherworldly communications are discovered.

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