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What’s on at the cinema in March

From Creed III to Scream VI, a British cult classic and some ancient animation, here are the new films coming out this month that you don’t want to miss.

Written by Chris Kingston
Published 28.02.2023

Creed III   

3rd March 

Creed III looks set to be another brilliant entry in the boxing franchise that began with the original Rocky movies, starring Sylvester Stallone.

Michael B. Jordan stars and even directs this third and, possibly, final movie. Still dominating the boxing world, this time Adonis Creed agrees to take on a new opponent in Damian “Dame” Anderson (Jonathan Majors) – a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, who has a major score to settle after serving time in prison.

Adonis must put his future on the line to battle a fighter with nothing to lose… will it be worth it?

Scream VI

10th March 

Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind ready to start a fresh chapter.

Barely a year after the fifth Scream brought the tired franchise literally screaming back to life, Scream VI will be shifting the action from California to New York City.

Hayden Panettiere reprises her role as Kirby Reed, with Courtney Cox also set to return as Gale Weathers. But, inevitably, they – along with the other survivors – will soon find themselves in another fight for their lives when a new killer embarks on a bloody rampage…


17th March

This one has new British classic written all over it.

When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, it fights back by inviting a news crew to film preparations for a concert honouring its most distinguished nurse – and galvanising the local community in the process.

Judi Dench and Jennifer Saunders lead a star-studded cast in this sweet, funny and deeply moving story about old age, which celebrates the spirit of the elderly whilst also paying tribute to the medical staff who battle with limited resources and an ever-growing demand every day to deliver endless care and compassion.

Shazam: Fury of The Gods

17th March 

With the recent reshuffling going on at Warner Bros and the massive box office bomb that was Black Adam, this could be the final Shazam! movie we get for a while as DC reboots their universe once again.

Nevertheless, Fury of the Gods looks like a fun time. It continues the story of teenager Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “Shazam!”, finds himself transformed into his adult self – albeit with superpowers.

The original cast return for this sequel, which sees The Daughters of Atlas played by uber-talented trio Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler. The DC Universe has a reputation for being pretty grim, so this goofy follow-up should feel like a breath of fresh air.


17th March 

After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth – 65 million years ago.

With only one chance at a rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with danger.

Adam Driver stars in this perilous prehistoric adventure, promising plenty of thrills and spills.


31st March

The newest kid on the family films block promises to be a corker, boasting an all-star voice cast that includes Downton’s Hugh Bonneville, Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson, Inbetweener Joe Thomas and Game of Thrones legend Sean Bean.

The whole family will enjoy watching the hilariously wacky adventures of three ancient Egyptian mummies who, through a series of unfortunate events, suddenly find themselves in modern-day London – tasked with tracking down an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, that had been stolen from their ancestors by ambitious archaeologist, Lord Carnaby.

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