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hmv.com previews... 10 of March’s Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... 10 of March’s Best Movies

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

 

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of the release dates have now shifted to later in 2020. Movies with * next to their name will not be released in March. 

 

Mulan*

(Out March 27th)

 

The latest instalment of Disney's odyssey to turn all their animated classics into live-action spectaculars arrives at the end of next month. 

Mulan tells the story of a young woman, who is forced to disguise herself and join the Chinse army to save her weakened and lame father from certain death. After struggling, she then goes on to become one of China's greatest heroines. 

The movie stars actress Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, while Yoson An, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Tzi Ma, Chum Ehelepola, Gong Li, Jet Li, Rosalind Chao and Cheng Pei-Pei co-star.

The movie, which has a script from Jurassic World scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, with Niki Caro, director of indie hit Whale Rider and drama The Zookeeper's Wife, behind the camera. 

 

Military Wives

(Out March 6th)

 

Sharon Horgan and Kristin Scott-Thomas lead this emotional drama, which is based on 2011 documentary that followed the formation of a choir made up of the wives of serving personnel. 

The movie follows Horgan's Lisa and Scott-Thomas' Kate as they prepare for their husbands to be sent to Afghanistan. Lisa is a laid-back presence on the base and clashes with Kate, who wants her to do more to help the wives socialise. 

Reluctantly, a choir is formed and then everything starts to change. 

Starring alongside Horgan and Scott-Thomas are Greg Wise, Jason Flemyng, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly and India Ria Amarteifio. 

Peter Cattaneo, director of The Full Monty, is in charge of this one. 

 

 

A Quiet Place 2*

(Out March 20th)

 

After low-key horror A Quiet Place wowed audiences and took $340 million at the box office on a budget of just $17 million, meaning a sequel was swiftly ordered. It arrives next month. 

The original starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as a married couple with two children who are forced to live in total silence thanks to the presence of some mysterious and terrifying creatures occupying the farm where they live, and who will hunt and attack them at the slightest noise.

In the sequel, the family are now forced to head into the outside world to try and survive. And, as you can see from the trailer, it's going to be a wild ride...

Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join the cast for the sequel, with Krasinski directing once again. 

 

Onward

(Out March 6th)

 

Pixar's latest adventure arrives in cinemas early next month. 

The movie features the voices of Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland and Julia-Louis Dreyfuss. 

It has been written and directed by Dan Scanlon, best known for his work on Monsters' University. 

The film is set in a 'suburban fantasy world' where humans do not exist. Instead, the neighbourhoods are populated by elves, trolls, mermaids and centaurs, while unicorns are as common as rats, raiding the neighbourhood bins for food.

The story revolves around two elf brothers who set off on a quest to find out more about their father, who dies when they were both very young, and to try and establish whether magic still exists in the world.

  

Bloodshot

(Out March 13th)

 

Vin Diesel is brought back to life in this fantastical new action spectacular. 

Bloodshot tells the story of Diesel's Ray Garrison, a soldier who has been killed, who is re-animated with superpowers.

Among those powers are regeneration and the ability to shape-shift. He can also mind-meld with most computers. 

Starring alongside Diesel are Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, Eiza González and Toby Kebbell.

Dave Wilson, who has cut his teeth in special effects for video games, makes his feature film debut with Bloodshot. 

 

Radioactive

(Out March 20th)

 

Trailblazing scientist Marie Curie gets her own biopic next month. 

Rosamund Pike stars as Curie, with the film following her and husband Pierre Curie as they explore the boundaries of science and end with the world-altering discovery radioactivity. 

The film details this, the pair's struggle to get their voices heard and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century.

Starring alongside Pike are Sam Riley, who plays Pierre, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard and Simon Russell Beale. 

Marjane Satrapi, best known for her work on Persepolis, directs.

 

Misbehaviour

(Out March 13th)

 

Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw lead the way in this madcap new comedy-drama. 

The film follows the events of the 1970 Miss World competition, which took place amid the formation of the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. 

The movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. The film chronicles the events and the fallout...

Starring alongside Knightley and Mbatha-Raw are Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan.

Philippa Lowthorpe, whose credits include Three Girls and The Crown, directs. The script comes from Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe.

 

Calm With Horses

(Out March 13th)

 

Rising stars Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan lead the way in this dark drama.

Set in rural Ireland, Jarvis plays ex-boxer Arm, who has wound up becoming the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack.

When Arm is asked to kill for the first time, his attempt to do the right thing turns everything upside down...

Nick Rowland, who has made his name directing episodes of Hard Sun and Ripper Street, directs the film. It is an adaptation of Colin Barrett's acclaimed collection of short stories.

 

 

Sulphur and White

(Out March 6th)

 

Emily Beecham and Mark Stanley headline this electrifying drama. 

The film reimagines the true story of mountaineer and fundraiser David Tait. It documents the abuse he suffered as a child and the emotional damage he carried into his adult life as a city trader, damage that almost caused him to take his own life...

Anna Friel and Dougray Scott are in supporting roles, while Julian Jarrold, whose previous credits include Kinky Boots and Becoming Jane, directs. 

 

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway*

(Out March 27th)

 

We're back for a second round with the rabbits!

Rose Byrne, Domnhall Gleeson and David Oyelowo star, with James Corden, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki among the voice cast.

The original took the classic story by Beatrix Potter and introduced us to Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero whose feud with farmer Mr McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.  

The film follows Corden's Peter, who is struggling to fit into family life with Mr McGregor and his partner Bea, and can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, he heads off alone, forcing his family to come and look for him...

The film has been directed by Will Gluck, who was last in action directing the remaking of Annie.  He also directed the 2018 movie, which took over $350 million at the box office. 

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