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hmv.com previews... 10 of the Best Movies from March 2017
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hmv.com previews... 10 of the Best Movies from March 2017

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in March...

 

Beauty And The Beast

(Out March 17th)

Following the huge success of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Maleficent, Disney now give Beauty And The Beast the live-adaptation treatment.

The movie will star Harry Potter's Emma Watson as Belle, with Dracula Untold star Luke Evans playing muscle-bound villain Gaston and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens in the role of Beast/The Prince. Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Stanley Tucci also have key roles

Bill Condon, who directed both of the final parts of The Twilight Saga, is in the director's chair, with the script coming from Perks Of Being A Wallflower writer Stephen Chbosky and The Huntsman: Winter War's Evan Spiliotopoulos. Alan Menken, who penned many of the classic songs for the original animated movie, has signed up to score the new film.

The trailer broke records upon its release and the film’s huge budget and lavish special effects have everyone excited to see it up on the big screen.

 

 

Logan

(Out March 3rd)

Hugh Jackman takes the claws one last time as he prepares for his final outing as Wolverine in Logan.

This new instalment finds Logan one year after the events of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he has made a promise not to use his claws for bloody purposes, with his healing factor weakened as a result.

But, even though he is all but retired, he is forced to become Wolverine one last time when he discovers that the rest of the remaining mutants in the world are being turned into weapons by a sinister new organisation.

Starring alongside Jackman are Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Narcos' star Boyd Holbrook, while  James Mangold returns to direct.

 

 

Kong: Skull Island

(Out March 10th)

Last time King Kong was on our cinema screens it was in the hands of Peter Jackson, but now he gets a new reboot.

The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who was recently behind the camera on indie hit The Kings Of Summer, directs.

Set in the 1970s, it follows a team of explorers brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, all the while unaware that they are crossing into the domain of the mythical giant gorilla known as Kong, who may not be the only monster hiding there...



 

Ghost In The Shell

(Out March 31st)

Over 20 years after the beloved anime Ghost In The Shell was first released, it now gets a Hollywood makeover with a starring role for Scarlett Johansson.

Starring alongside Johansson are Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt, Chocolat's Juliette Binoche, Borgen's Pilou Asbæk and Battle Royale's Takeshi Kitano.

The movie has been directed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders with a script from Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss.

It tells the story of The Major, a cyborg policewoman who is tasked with tracking down a notorious computer hacker.



 

Power Rangers

(Out March 24th)

The beloved children’s action series gets a 2017 reboot with a brand new cast and sizeable budget.

The film will star Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, with Elizabeth Banks playing villain Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as the team’s mentor Zordon.

The movie follows five troubled teenage student outcasts named Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason, who are chosen by mentor Zordon to become the Power Rangers after learning that their small town of Angel Grove and the world are threatened by an alien force led by Rita Repulsa.



 

Free Fire

(Out March 31st)

After the success of his JG Ballard’s madcap adaptation High Rise, Ben Wheatley takes on something more action-packed with Free Fire.

The film stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor, with Wheatley co-writing the movie with his partner Amy Jump.

The story follows Larson's Justine who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Copley's Vernon and Hammer's Ord who are selling them a stash of guns. Unfortunately, the handover goes wrong rather quickly and the meeting turns into a gunfight...

 

 

Personal Shopper

(Out March 17th)

Kristen Stewart stars in this acclaimed drama as Maureen, a young American who moves to Paris to start a new life in the fashion world, but also continue her work as a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him.

Olivier Assayas, who previously made Clouds Of Sils Maria with Stewart, writes and directs this movie, while Lars Eidinger, Anders Danielsen Lie and Pascal Rambert are all in supporting roles.

 

 

Elle

(Out March 10th)

Paul Verhoeven, best known for Starship Troopers and Basic Instinct, has been at the helm of this controversial new thriller.

It stars Isabelle Huppert as Michèle Leblanc, the ruthless head of a successful video game company who is brutally raped in her own home and vows to track down her assailant.

 

 

Certain Women

(Out March 3rd)

Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone, James Le Gros, and Jared Harris all star in this bleak drama from Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt.

Set in rural Montana we follow the lives of six men and women, including a struggling couple and a lawyer trying to fend off a disgruntled client. As the movie progresses the lives of the six intersect to take us somewhere truly unexpected.



 

Life

(Out March 24th)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds all star in this high-powered sci-fi action adventure. 

We follow the six-member crew of the International Space Station who are tasked with finding and returning with the first proof of intelligent life outside of life. Sadly when they discover it the lifeform turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for...

Daniel Espinosa, who made Child 44, directs. He works from a script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the same duo who wrote Deadpool.

 

 

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