Monday, 28 February 2011

Upcoming Releases - March '11

Here is a selection of films due out in UK cinemas next month.

The Adjustment Bureau - 4th March
Romance | Thriller
99 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp
Director: George Nolfi

'On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.'

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The Tempest - 4th March
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
110 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper
Director: Julie Taymor

'In Julie Taymor's version of 'The Tempest,' the main character is now a woman named Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor's version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it's a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect.'

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Ironclad - 4th March
Action | Adventure
121 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Jason Flemyng, Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti
Director: Jonathan English

'It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.'

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Rango - 4th March
Animation | Action | Adventure
107 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant, Bill Nighy, Isla Fisher
Director: Gore Verbinski

'A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.'

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Battle: Los Angeles - 11th March
Action | Sci-fi | Thriller
116 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan
Director: Jonathan Liebesman

'For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.'

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The Company Men - 11th March
104 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones
Director: John Wells

'The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.'

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - 18th March
Comedy | Romance
98 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones
Director: Woody Allen

'Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.'

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Submarine - 18th March
Comedy | Drama
97 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Noah Taylor
Director: Richard Ayoade

'A comedy which follows Oliver Tate, a precocious 15-year-old whose worldview is exceedingly clever and largely delusional. Oliver has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.'

Limitless - 23rd March
Running time and certificate: TBA
Main cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish
Director: Neil Burger

'Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly thanks to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets as long as he keeps taking the untested drug. However, there are people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug's brutal side effects grinding him down, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.'

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The Eagle - 25th March
Adventure | Drama
114 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong
Director: Kevin Macdonald

'In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.'

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Information obtained from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes,, and the films' official websites.


  1. Thanks for sharing your list of the latest movies. I want to watch Rango.

  2. Most likely I'll catch 'The Adjustment Bureau' soon

  3. Quite a good selection coming out - though I feel like the action/sci-fi/thriller is going to get a work out this year! Limitless and Battle: Los Angeles are coming out soon here as well. And I'd love to see Rango...just cause, ya know... :D


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