The reel deal: March movie releases

Beauty and the Beast. (Courtesy photo)
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New movies being released in March 2017 include Beauty and the Beast, The Shack, Table 19 and Song to Song.


You’re never as alone as you think.


Director: Stuart Hazeldine

Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

In theaters: March 3

A religious man struggles to maintain his faith after the tragic disappearance of his young daughter, until he receives an ominous letter that he believes to be from the Big Guy in the Sky.


Sci-fi | Drama

Director: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook

In theaters: March 3

This spinoff of the X-Men franchise focuses on Wolverine’s final chapter, as the aging mutant and Professor X encounter an astonishing young girl along America’s southern border.


What if today was the only day of the rest of your life?

Mystery | Drama

Director: Ry Russo-Young

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Kian Lawley

In theaters: March 3
After her own death in a fatal car accident, one of the most popular girls in school is forced to repeatedly relive her last day until she discovers the truth about her demise and gains a new appreciation for the difference a single day can make.


You’re invited to the wedding of the season.

Drama | Comedy

Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson

In theaters: March 3

After an appointed best man dumps a would-be maid of honor via text message, the former bridesmaid opts to attend the wedding anyway and finds herself seated among a group of misfit guests in the back of the banquet hall.


We don’t belong here.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman

In theaters: March 10

Set in the same “MonsterVerse” as 2014’s Godzilla, this rebooted story about a gargantuan gorilla revolves around a team of soldiers and scientists who embark on a mission to explore the mysterious island the creature calls home.


The most beautiful love story ever told.

Fantasy | Romance

Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

In theaters: March 17

In Disney’s latest live-action remake of their animated classics, a delusional young woman develops a severe case of Stockholm syndrome after a savage, self-loathing prince takes her captive.


Drama | Romance

Director: Terrence Malick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara

In theaters: March 17

Against a backdrop of Austin, Texas’ booming music scene, this film tells the tale of two young couples whose overlapping relationships become increasingly complicated and contentious.


Together, we are more.

Sci-Fi | Action

Director: Dean Israelite

Starring: Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, Elizabeth Banks

In theaters: March 24

Based on the campy children’s series that first aired in 1993, a group of five teenagers receive incredible powers they must use to protect the planet from nefarious aliens.


CHIP happens.

Drama | Action

Director: Dax Shepard

Starring: Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Vincent D’Onofrio

In theaters: March 24

A skilled motorcyclist and an undercover fed reluctantly team up as California highway patrol officers in this comedic remake of a TV buddy cop drama that aired in the late ‘70s.


Be careful what you search for.

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

In theaters: March 24

After a team of international astronauts discover the first known instance of extraterrestrial life, the single-celled organism they’re studying turns out to be much more sophisticated than they initially believed.


He’s a people person.


Director: Craig Johnson

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara

In theaters: March 24

When an incredibly inappropriate man learns that his one-time wife adopted out a baby he wasn’t aware he fathered, he finds his former lover and convinces her to join him in discovering their long-lost daughter’s whereabouts.


Action | Sci-Fi

Director: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk

In theaters: March 31

A cybernetic cop in a skin-tight suit works to disrupt a malicious hacker in this highly anticipated adaptation of the acclaimed manga classic.


Born leader.


Director: Tom McGrath

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel

In theaters: March 31

A 7-year-old boy investigates the curious case of his younger brother, a briefcase-toting newborn whose wheeling-and-dealing ways land the tiny tycoon in the middle of a brazen business conspiracy.



Director: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

In theaters: March 31

In this sequel to 1996’s trippy Scottish drug drama, a former heroin addict returns home after more than 20 years and, after reuniting with his old gang, it doesn’t take long for history to begin repeating itself.