The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in March

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in March

With the blockbuster season getting earlier and earlier this year, March already sees some huge cinematic releases.

And here are the films that you should definitely not miss when they are released this month...

Beauty And The Beast - 17th March

Possibly the most anticipated Disney film of all time, with the success of the live-action remakes of The Jungle Book and Cinderella, the new Disney remake could blow both of those away with ease.

Emma Watson plays Belle, having already shown off her singing skills in trailers, plus Downton's Dan Stevens donning the CGI as Beast and Luke Evans playing everyone's favourite Disney villain Gaston.

Joining those are a star-studded supporting cast, including Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen and Josh Gad, which could help to make it the best family film in recent years.

[Watch the trailer]

Kong: Skull Island - 10th March

Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson head to the uncharted Skull Island only to find that they are encroaching on the domain of the mighty and mythical Kong in the latest retelling of the monster movie.

The story launches King Kong into Legendary Pictures' cinematic universe that will see Kong taking on Godzilla in 2020, with Godzilla vs. Kong, as Skull Island gets its 'summer blockbuster' movie in early with a March release.

Expect big performances from Hiddleston and Larson, lashings of CGI, and with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly in the cast - a well acted and enjoyable monster flick that you don't tend to see much these days.

[Watch the trailer]

See also: Pearl & Dean Premieres - Episode 17: Beauty and the Beast special 

Life - 24th March

A sci-fi horror set aboard a space station as a crew discover extraterrestrial life which turns out to be intelligent and deadly. Sound familiar? With Alien: Covenant coming out in May, Ridley Scott may have already had his crown stolen by then.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds are among the space crew who discover the single-celled organism, only for it to grow rapidly and terrifyingly, as they attempt to kill it before it heads Earthwards.

With the impressive cast, this could be the claustrophobic and chilling space horror that Alien fans have been desperate for since the first Alien movie startled audiences all the way back in 1979.

[Watch the trailer]

Ghost In The Shell - 31st March

Much has been made of the adaptation of the much-loved Japanese manga sci-fi crime drama adaptation since it was announced in 2014 that Scarlett Johansson would play the lead role amid accusations of whitewashing.

Johansson plays cyborg The Major, a counter-cyberterrorist field commander who must take down a dangerous new threat that is attempting to sabotage Hanka Robotics' artificial intelligence technology.

If director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is able to capture the magic of the original Japanese manga series, and its 1995 anime film, which is regarded among the greatest anime films of all time, then we might be in for something really special.

[Watch the trailer]

See also | 10 'Oscar bait' movies that didn't get a single nomination

Get Out - 17th March

Jordan Peele, one half of popular Comedy Central sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, makes his surprising writing and directing debut with this satirical horror which sees a young black guy visit his white girlfriend's affluent family on their estate.

Brit Daniel Kaluuya - who impressed in the 'Fifteen Million Merits' episode of Black Mirror plays Chris - who finds things more unusual and unnerving the longer he spends on the estate, including the behaviour of the few fellow black people that he encounters.

Unsettling and disconcerting, the film has been noted for its reflection on current race issues, while also managing to effectively deliver the scares in what could be the scariest horror film of the year.

[Watch the trailer]

See also | 8 times authors preferred the film adaptations to their novel

Also out in March

Power Rangers - 24th March

The hugely-popular '90s kids TV show gets a gritty reboot and new set of Rangers in the Hollywood remake. [Watch the trailer]

Fist Fight - 3rd March

Ice Cube challenges his colleague Charlie Day to an after school fight as they both play teachers in a notoriously bad and out-of-control school. [Watch the trailer]

Free Fire - 31st March

A deserted Boston warehouse turns into a mass and crazed shootout between two gangs in this star-filled action drama. [Watch the trailer]

CHiPs - 24th March

Toilet humour reigns as the 1970s TV show gets a big screen remake as two Highway Patrol Officers attempt to foil dirty cops on the freeways of Los Angeles. [Watch the trailer]

Trespass Against Us - 3rd March

Michael Fassbender features as a gypsy in a crime family who wants to escape his life and raise his children in a world away from crime. [Watch the trailer]

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