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Movies Not to Miss: March 2019

Writer: Casey Lee



Which of these are you going to watch?

This year's March may seem like it is lacking in number of titles, but this month is a month of returns as we look ahead to 2019, now that we are done with 2018 and the end of Oscar season.

Superhero season returns, horror makes an unusual return, and animation takes centre stage, with one beloved classic returning in a new form.

So, if you are looking to have a marvellous time at the cinemas, these are the movies not to miss this March!

Captain Marvel

Few years late to the party but Marvel is finally getting their first female-leading superhero entering into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Set in 1995 when a human fighter pilot embodies one the mightiest heroes of the galaxy, she returns back to Earth, not only to defend it from an alien force, but also questioning her past and identity. Superhero season begins in March with "Captain Marvel", directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Brie Larson making her debut appearance in the MCU. Also appearing will be some familiar faces last seen in previous Marvel films like Djimon Hounsou (who?) and Lee Pace from "Guardians of the Galaxy", and a de-aged Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Also making their entry to the MCU is Gemma Chan, and Jude Law as members of Starforce.

General Release Date: 7 March

The Prodigy

We've seen a few heart-warming movies about child geniuses and the struggles their parents have to go through to raise them the right way. But what about a child genius who is growing up to plot your murder? "At the Devil's Door" and "The Pact" horror director Nicholas McCarthy returns to make his next feature length to stoke our fears of having children, who not only wants to kill you, but is also smarter than you. Child actor Jackson Robert Scott is being added to the creepy children list, who was one of the children in the "It" remake.

General Release Date: 7 March

Us

After shaking everyone awake with "Get Out", Jordan Peele is back with another outing to make us shake in our boots (or seats). Inspired by an episode of "The Twilight Zone" and stretching the concept further, a family is confronted by a group of doppelgangers who are out to remove the real family. Peele has stated that he is intending to bring out more of the onscreen horror for "Us" than the meta-horror in "Get Out", so we can't wait to see Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o scared out of her pants, and see how the collaboration of Peele and Blumhouse continue to revolutionize the horror genre.

General Release Date: 21 March

The Kid Who Would Be King

Aside from power fantasy of a child finding himself to be the chosen one, what got us more excited when we found out that this would be the next directorial output from Joe Cornish. Those who have seen "Attack the Block" where John Boyega was discovered, would be anticipating for some heart-pumping action dashed with some savvy writing. Instead of having a lesser known cast as he did with "Attack the Block", Cornish will be working with some top of the line names like Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart, and also introducing Louis Ashbourne Serkis, son of the famed Andy Serkis, who could be turned into a future star after being chosen.

General Release Date: 21 March

Dumbo

As Disney continues to breathe new life into their library of classics, the baton has reached for "Dumbo" to receive its life-action adaptation. This would be a treat not just because "Dumbo" was last seen almost 80 years ago that could use the updated visuals, but it is directed by Tim Burton and is telling a story of an elephant calf that can fly in a struggling circus is just the sort of material that is right up his alley. Aside from the lovable digital creatures, "Dumbo" also boasts a rather impressive cast starting from Collin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.

General Release Date: 28 March

Cinema Online, 01 March 2019


Related Movies:
Captain Marvel (07 Mar 2019)
The Prodigy (07 Mar 2019)
The Kid Who Would Be King (21 Mar 2019)
Us (21 Mar 2019)
Dumbo (28 Mar 2019)

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