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Best Movies of March 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of March 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...

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

 

Captain Marvel

(Out March 8th)

 

Brie Larson takes centre stage as Marvel introduce their latest superhero, Captain Marvel. 

Larson takes the role, which is the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy project and flight, which is just as well as an alien force is on its way to test her new found powers. 

Jude Law plays Yon Rogg, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.

Ben Mendohlsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bloodline, is the movie's villain,  the leader of the Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters hellbent on destroying Earth.

Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace and Clark Gregg co-star alongside Larson, Law and Mendelsohn.

Guardians Of The Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve have written the script for the movie, while Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the pair who have worked together on films such as Sugar and Mississippi Grind, direct. 

 

 

Dumbo

(Out March 29th)

 

Disney's latest animated classic to get the live-action treatment arrives in cinemas at the end of next month.  This time, it's Dumbo, the beloved elephant. 

The film stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin as well as newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins. 

Dumbo tells the story of Farrell's Holt Farrier, a former circus star, who finds his life turned upside-down when he returns from the War.

He gets a new start when circus owner Max Medici enlists him to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus.

But when Holt's children, Milly and Joe, discover that Dumbo can fly, everything changes...

Tim Burton is in the director's chair for this new adaptation, working from a script from Transformers writer Ehren Kruger. 

 

 

 

Us

(Out March 22nd)

 

Jordan Peele's long-awaited and much-anticipated follow-up to Get Out arrives late next month. 

The film stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Anna Diop. 

Peele writes and directs, working with horror super-producer Jason Blum once again. 

Nyong'o and Duke star as Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, a mother and father who take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends.

Sadly, when some unexpected visitors turn up, things quickly go downhill...

 

 

Miss Bala

(Out March 15th)

 

Gina Rodriguez, best known for her starring role in cutesy comedy Jane The Virgin, takes on a very different challenge in this hard-hitting thrill ride. 

The film is a remake of the Spanish-language movie of the same name, which came out in 2011. 

In the new version, Rodriguez stars as Gloria, a beauty contest winner is forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder. 

Ismael Cruz Córdova and Anthony Mackie star alongside Rodriguez, working for Twilight and Miss You Already director Catherine Hardwicke.

 

 

Lords Of Chaos

(Out March 29th)

 

Norwegian black metal's bloodiest episode is taken to the big screen next month in this low-budget drama. 

Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer and Sky Ferreira star, working for acclaimed music video director Jonas Åkerlund. 

Set in Oslo in 1987, the film follows Euronymous and his band Mayhem as he mounts a series of shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map.

As time goes on, the lines between show and reality start to blur. Ultimately, things turn tragic...

 

 

 

Out Of Blue

(Out March 8th)

 

Carol Morley wowed with her debut feature film The Falling and she delves into detective dramas for the follow-up. 

The film is an adaptation of Martin Amis’ 1997 novel Night Train and stars Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Mamie Gummer, Jacki Weaver and Toby Jones.

It follows Clarkson's homicide detective Mike Hoolihan, who is called to investigate the murder of a leading astrophysicist in New Orleans. 

It is a case that challenge Hoolihan's worldview, life experience and personal struggles as she is drawn deeper and deeper into it. 

 

 

What Men Want

(Out March 8th)

 

One of the most beloved comedies of the last 20 years gets a reboot with a serious twist. 

Empire's Taraji P. Henson plays Ali, a woman who finds herself frustrated and boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.

The film is a reboot of the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want, which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. 

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield, Aldis Hodge, Phoebe Robinson, Tamala Jones, Tracy Morgan, and Jason Jones co-star alongside Henson.

Hairspray and The Wedding Planner director Adam Shankman takes charge, working from a re-worked Nancy Meyers script.

 

 

Benjamin

(Out March 15th)

 

Simon Amstell makes his feature film debut with this tender comedy-drama. 

The film is a comedy which tells the story of Benjamin, a rising star filmmaker, who is thrown into emotional turmoil on the brink of premiering his second film, when Billie, his hard-partying publicist, introduces him to a mesmeric French musician called Noah. 

Colin Morgan, Phénix Brossard, Joel Fry, Jack Rowan, Jessica Raine and Anna Chancellor star in the film, which has been written and directed by Amstell.

 

 

The Kindergarten Teacher 

(Out March 8th)

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal delivers a powerhouse performance in this emotionally-charged drama. 

Gyllenhaal plays Lisa Spinelli, a teacher at a New York Kindergarten. Dissatisfied with her life, Spinelli is suddenly re-energised when she meets Jimmy, a student who she believes could be a child prodigy. But, quickly, her desire for him to succeed turns into obsession...

Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus and Gael García Bernal co-star alongside Gyllenhaal, working for writer and director Sara Colangelo.

 

 

 

The Hole In The Ground

(Out March 1st)

 

This Irish horror has been delighting critics and audiences alike on its early screening. 

It follows a young woman named Sarah O'Neill, who tries to escape her broken past and builds a new life with her little son Chris on the edge of a rural town. 

But, after an unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbour, Sarah's life begins to crumble...

Newcomer Seána Kerslake leads the way, with James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall and James Quinn Markey in supporting roles. 

 

 

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