The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in March

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

With winter out of the way, the summer blockbusters are on their way, starting with this month which features another attempt at Lara Croft, and Steven Spielberg's adaptation of one of the most-popular books of recent years.

So here are the films that you must be hitting the cinema to watch this month...

Tomb Raider -  16th March

Over a decade and a half since Angelina Jolie squeezed into the tight top and shorts to play teenage boys' digital fantasy figure, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander is bringing Lara Croft back to the big screen.

Vikander plays Lady Croft, who embarks on a perilous quest to her missing father's last known destination in an attempt to solve her father's disappearance, and is confronted with henchmen, booby traps and death-defying situations.

With a more grounded adaptation on the Tomb Raider video game franchise compared to Jolie's, this could be the first film to escape the dreaded 'video game adaptation curse,' and potentially kick-start a multi-film franchise.

Ready Player One -  30th March

Steven 'Granddaddy of the Blockbuster' Spielberg has turned his Oscar-winning attention to Ernest Cline's best-selling 'bible of pop culture' novel in what could be the biggest, boldest (non-comic book) movie of 2018.

In the year 2045, everyone escapes the dystopian world into a virtual reality world called the OASIS, and when the founder dies, leaving an Easter Egg hunt to find and win his fortune, he kick-starts a massive and desperate race to claim the $500 billion up for grabs.

With a very impressive cast including T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance, audiences will be more entranced by oodles of famous pop culture references and the sensational CGI that decorate the screen.

Pacific Rim Uprising - 23rd March

Flush from his award-hogging success with The Shape of Water, director supremo Guillermo del Toro returns to the 'giant robots vs kaiju' action, as the hugely-successful Pacific Rim returns for a sequel.

Star Wars' John Boyega joins as the son of Idris Elba's character in the first film, to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots against a new Kaiju threat.

Expect incredible special effects, giant robots fighting enormous monsters and Del Toro's unique and beautiful storytelling that built a legion of fans of the first film.

Isle Of Dogs - 30th March

Director Wes Anderson returns to stop-motion animation after 2009's hugely-adored Fantastic Mr. Fox, with an original movie set in Japan.

Set in the future, where dogs have been quarantined on a remote island after an outbreak of 'canine flu', a boy ventures to the island to search for his old pet where he is aided by dogs Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke and King.

With a stuning voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton, among others - this is another of Anderson's beautiful masterpieces set to entertain young and old.

A Wrinkle In Time - 23rd March

Selma director Ava DuVernay turns her attention to adapting Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 wide-reaching science fantasy novel.

The story sees Meg Murray and two friends discovering that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, and with the help of three astral travelers, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, must save him from a universe-spanning evil.

With a star-studded cast, including  Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Peña and Chris Pine, this is set to go toe-to-toe with Incredibles 2 as the biggest family film of the year.

Also out in March

Game Night - 2nd March

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams bring the laughs as a murder mystery game gets violently, and hilarious out-of-hand.

Peter Rabbit - 16th March

The live-action/CGI version of the mischief-making rabbit, voiced by James Corden, in the adaptation of Beatrix Potter's much-loved stories.

Red Sparrow - 2nd March

Jennifer Lawrence plays a seductive Russian intelligence operative in the taut spy thriller.

Blockers -   30th March

Comedy in a 'reverse American Pie', three parents try to stop their daughters' pact to lose their virginity on prom night.

Walk Like a Panther -  9th March

Bodyslamming fun sees a group of retired wrestlers don the lycra one more time to raise funds after their beloved local pub is threatened with closure.

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