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27th Feb 2018

Here are the 11 must-watch movies that hit Irish cinemas this March

Rory Cashin

There is a great month ahead for movie fans!

Blockbuster season is still a good bit off, but we’ve already had at least one monster hit (we’re looking at you, Black Panther), and March has a handful of other massive blockbusters on offer.

Not only that though, as there are some great smaller titles in the mix too, with everything from drama to comedy to horror on show, so there is literally something for everyone in the next 31 days.

Red Sparrow

Irish Release Date: 1 March

Plot: Jennifer Lawrence reteams with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence (no relation) for this tense and twisted spy thriller about a double (or is that triple?) Russian sleeper agent.

Go See It Because: Steering away from the all-out action of Salt or Atomic Blonde, this female-spy is more interested in plot-twists and subtlety than explosions and fist-fights, and is all the better for it.

Clip via 20th Century Fox

Game Night

Irish Release Date: 2 March

Plot: An all-star cast (Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Jesse Plemons and loads more) meet for a night of friendly boardgames, but fail to notice when a murder-mystery game becomes all too real and they get caught up in a bonkers criminal underworld.

Go See It Because: It is actually genuinely funny.

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures

The Lodgers

Irish Release Date: 9 March

Plot: Set in 1920s rural Ireland, a pair of twins share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy.

Go See It Because: A horror movie, set in Ireland, made by Irish folk, and it has been getting some genuinely decent reviews. One for the scary movie fans, for sure.

Clip via Epic Pictures Group

Mom And Dad

Irish Release Date: 9 March

Plot: A strange virus is infecting the population, causing parents to turn homicidal against their own young children. So a brother and sister are forced to defend themselves when their parents – Nic Cage and Selma Blair – suddenly arrive home with murder on their mind.

Go See It Because: From the director of Crank, and Nic Cage goes FULL Nic Cage. What more do you need?

Clip via Zero Media

Peter Rabbit

Irish Release Date: 16 March

Plot: The big-screen version of the much-loved children’s book about a mischievous rabbit trying to get into a farmer’s vegetable patch. Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, James Corden, Rose Byrne and Sia (?!) headline the all-star cast.

Go See It Because: Early reviews have been comparing it to Home Alone, which can only be a good thing.

Clip via Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tomb Raider

Irish Release Date: 16 March

Plot: While the Angelina Jolie movies showed up Lara Croft already up-and-running as an epic adventurer, this new version shows us how Croft initially got into the world of raiding tombs, as she searches for a mysterious island that resulted in her own father going missing.

Go See It Because: Alicia Vikander picks up the mantle, and we could be FINALLY looking at our first great movie-based-on-a-video-game.

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Irish Release Date: 23 March

Plot: Set 15 years after the original, Earth is under attack from a new Kaiju threat, so it is time to get back into those giant robots and cause a lot of collateral damage.

Go See It Because: Star Wars hero John Boyega takes over from his “dad” Idris Elba, and the city battles look even more impressive than they did last time.

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

A Wrinkle In Time

Irish Release Date: 23 March

Plot: A scientist (Chris Pine) disappears while investigating the possibilities of alternative realities, so three mystical beings (played by Reece Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah) send his daughter, son and their friend into space and beyond to find him.

Go See It Because: Based on a much loved book, it is also the first ever $100 million-plus production to be directed by a black woman.#

Clip via Disney Movie Trailers

Ready Player One

Irish Release Date: 29 March

Plot: Another hit book, this time telling a weirdly futuristic version of Willy Wonka, as an untold amount of riches has been left by an eccentric games-inventor, and the only way to win it is to enter his VR world and follow the clues.

Go See It Because: Spielberg is going full sci-fi with this one. We approve.

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures

Isle Of Dogs

Irish Release Date: 30 March

Plot: An animated adventure from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums, the dogs of the world have been infected with a canine flu, so they’ve all been isolated on an island in Asia. One young boy heads there alone to find his best doggie friend, and the other dogs on the island come join forces to help him.

Go See It Because: That cast! Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton, and loads more besides!

Clip via FoxSearchlight


Irish Release Date: 30 March

Plot: A much-loved boxer (Paddy Considine) has his life turned upside when an injury caused during a title fight results in massive brain trauma. Returning home to his wife (Jodie Whittaker) a completely different man, he must fight to try to put his life back together.

Go See It Because: Paddy Considine’s (who also writes and directs here) presence in anything automatically makes it better than 99% of all other movies.

Clip via StudiocanalUK

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