Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Upcoming Releases - March '12

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

John Carter - 9th March

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
132 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds
Director: Andrew Stanton

'Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.'

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The Decoy Bride - 9th March
Comedy | Drama
89 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve, Dylan Moran
Director: Sheree Folkson

'When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.'

The Raven - 9th March

111 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally
Director: James McTeigue

'A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.'

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Cleanskin - 9th March
108 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Sean Bean, Abhin Galeya, Charlotte Rampling, Tom Burke
Director: Hadi Hajaig

'Ewan is a Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber Ash and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism.'

Bel Ami - 9th March
102 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas
Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod

'A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women.'

Contraband - 16th March
Action | Crime | Drama
109 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster
Director: Baltasar Kormákur

'To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.'

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We Bought a Zoo - 16th March

Comedy | Drama | Family
124 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning
Director: Cameron Crowe

'Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.'

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 21 Jump Street - 16th March
Action | Comedy
109 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

'A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.'

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The Hunger Games - 23rd March

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
Director: Gary Ross

'Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.'

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 Wrath of the Titans - 30th March
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Jonathan Liebesman

'Perseus embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades.'

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


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