1. Cinderella – UK release date 27th March 2015 (US-13th March 2015)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Stellan Skarsgard
After the success of Maleficent, Cinderella is Disney’s next live action installment. It has set out to keep the magic that the classic fairy tale embodies so that fans of the original animated classic will not be disappointed. For those unaware, the story is of a young girl who, after her parents die is put under the protection of her evil stepmother and her two ugly step sisters. Cinderella, longs to go to the ball and meet the Price so her fair godmother shows up to ensure that her dreams come true. However at the stroke of midnight all magic will be lost. After fleeing the palace at midnight Cinderella leaves behind her glass slipper, the only clue the Prince has in order to find her. Surely to be the biggest film this March, Cinderella looks to be yet another hit from Disney. Also watch this space more more live action re-tellings to come.
2. Still Alice – UK release date 6th March 2015 (US – 20th February 2015)
Director: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin
After the success of Julianne Moore winning the Academy Award for best actress, Still Alice is a must see for March. The story follows the life of Alice, who has a wonderful family and a highly successful career, until she starts forgetting small things. After she is diagnosed with early set Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family deal with the struggle and the challenges that this life changing and terrible disease brings. An emotional and heartfelt portrayal of the struggle that many families have to go through, Still Alice is one not to be missed.
3. Insurgent – UK release date 19th March 2015 (US- 20th March 2015)
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller
If you are a fan of Divergent you will have no doubt marked your calendar for the next installment of the series Insurgent. Following on from the last film we find Tris and Four still battling not only for the ones they love but also for their freedom and their identity. War looms between the factions, as ideologies are questioned. Tris must fully embrace her divergence in order to survive, but at what price. Insurgent is set to be a big hit for March, and a gripping second chapter to the Divergent series.
4. Chappie – UK release date 6th March 2015 (US – 6th March 2015)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver
Chappie seems to be a very critical look at our worlds future, as well as being a story of friendship, growing up and discovery. When the people of the future start to fight back against an oppressive mechanized police force, one of the droids is stolen and is given some new programming, this is Chappie. Chappie is given the ability to think and feel and learn, making him a friend to those who created him. However those in power will stop at nothing to make sure Chappie is the first and last of his kind. Guaranteed to pull at your heart strings and make you think about our future, Chappie makes our list of must see films for March.
5. Seventh Son – UK release date 27th March 2015 (US – 6th February 2015)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
Cast: Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Kit Harrington and Djimon Hounsou
And finally it is here, it feels like this film has been ‘coming soon’ for years, Seventh Son is 2015’s newest fantasy epic. Filled with witches, boggarts, ghouls and what ever other magical creature you can think of, the story follows the seventh son of the seventh son, and the spook set to protect the town. However, he is now to old to offer that protection and must train an apprentice to defend the town from all that is evil. It is safe to say that anyone who loves anything magical or deeply routed in fantasy will probably enjoy Seventh Son, and if that is not enough it has an all star cast to back it up.