Monthly preview: Ten films to watch in March

It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the third month of 2020!

The first batch of films from Spring centre on various characters including two elf brothers, a group of feminist activists, a super-human soldier, a fearless Chinese warrior and the return of a mischievous rabbit.

 

ONWARD

RELEASED: Friday 6th March

DIRECTOR: Dan Scanlon

VOICE CAST: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, John Ratzenberger

SYNOPSIS: Two teenage elf brothers, Ian (Holland) and Barley (Pratt), go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

 

BLOODSHOT

RELEASED: Wednesday 11th March

DIRECTOR: David S. F. Wilson

CAST: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce, Talulah Riley

SYNOPSIS: Ray Garrison (Diesel), an elite soldier who was killed in battle, is brought back to life by an advanced technology that gives him super-human strength and fast healing. With his new abilities, he goes after the man who he believes killed his wife and soon comes to realise that not everything he learns can be trusted.

 

CALM WITH HORSES

RELEASED: Friday 13th March

DIRECTOR: Nick Rowland

CAST: Barry Keoghan, Ned Dennehy, Niamh Algar, Cosmo Jarvis

SYNOPSIS: Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Keoghan) has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father. Torn between these two families, Arm’s loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

 

MISBEHAVIOUR

RELEASED: Friday 13th March

DIRECTOR: Philippa Lowthorpe

CAST: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans, Lesley Manville, Greg Kinnear

SYNOPSIS: Feminist activist Sally Alexander (Knightley) hatches a plot with a group of women to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

 

MY SPY

RELEASED: Friday 13th March

DIRECTOR: Peter Segal

CAST: Dave Bautista, Vhloe Coleman, Ken Jeong, Kristen Schaal

SYNOPSIS: A hardened CIA operative (Bautista) finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl (Coleman), having been sent undercover to spy on her family.

 

A QUIET PLACE: PART II

RELEASED: Friday 20th March

DIRECTOR: John Krasinski

CAST: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

SYNOPSIS: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

 

RADIOACTIVE

RELEASED: Friday 20th March

DIRECTOR: Marjane Satrapi

CAST: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Russell Beale

SYNOPSIS: A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Polist scientist Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Pike) and Pierre Curie (Riley), and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century.

 

THE JESUS ROLLS

RELEASED: Friday 20th March

DIRECTOR: John Turturro

CAST: John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon, Pete Davidson, Jon Hamm, Christopher Walken

SYNOPSIS: Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana (Turturro) pairs up with fellow misfits Petey (Cannavale) and Marie (Tautou) for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.

 

MULAN

RELEASED: Friday 27th March

DIRECTOR: Niki Caro

CAST: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, Jet Li

SYNOPSIS: To save her ailing father (Ma) from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman named Mulan (Lu) disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

 

PETER RABBIT 2

RELEASED: Friday 27th March

DIRECTOR: Will Gluck

CAST: James Corden (voice), Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, David Oyelowo, Margot Robbie (voice), Daisy Ridley (voice), Elizabeth Debicki (voice), Lennie James (voice), Sia (voice), Sam Neill (voice)

SYNOPSIS: Bea (Byrne), Thomas (Gleeson) and the rabbits have created a makeshift family but despite his best efforts, Peter (Corden) can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.

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