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On the screen: Terrific films hitting cinemas in March 2015

After a sizzling action blockbuster, or a dreamy fairytale flick? There are plenty of swell films landing in cinemas around town in March. Here’s our picks of this month’s happenings on the big screen….



Disney’s Cinderella   
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairytale, Disney’s Cinderella brings to life for a whole new generation the timeless characters from the magical 1950 animated film. The Kenneth Branagh-directed film stars Lily James as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett, Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera, Hayley Atwell and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother. Opens 12 March in cinemas islandwide.



Jupiter Ascending  
In a future universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman named Jupiter (Mila Kunis) is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign. This sci-fi adventure also stars Channing Tatum as a genetically engineered ex-military warrior sent to track down Jupiter, and Eddie Redmayne as alien royalty. Screening at Golden Village cinemas now.



The Coup  
In their new overseas home, an American family find themselves caught in the middle of a coup and must look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being executed. This thriller stars Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell. Opens 5 March at Golden Village cinemas.



Wild Card  
This crime thriller, which stars Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara, follows a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem who is plunged into a criminal underworld and finds himself being chased by the mob. Opens 15 March at Cathay cineplexes.



The Divergent Series: Insurgent
As the sequel to the popular film adaptation of Divergent, this action-adventure flick follows Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley), who must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful coalition that threatens to tear her society apart. The all-star cast includes Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q and Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim. Opens 19 March at Golden Village cinemas.



McFarland, USA 
Based on real events from 1987, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, and with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy. The film also stars Maria Bello and Homeland’s Morgan Saylor. Opens 26 March.