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New films and DVDs for March 2018

Written by · Published Feb 28, 2018

Paddington 2, Wonder, Murder on the Orient Express

Paddington 2

“Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville star in this family comedy sequel based on the popular children’s books written by Michael Bond.

“Now settled in London and living with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, Peruvian bear Paddington (voice of Ben Whishaw) has begun building a reputation as an upstanding member of his new community. After spotting a unique pop-up book which he thinks will be a perfect present for his Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton)’s 100th birthday, Paddington sets out to complete a number of odd jobs in an attempt to raise enough money to buy it.

“However, when the book is suddenly stolen, Paddington and the rest of the Brown family must work together in order to catch the thief and recover the book before Aunt Lucy’s big day comes around.”

Murder on the Orient Express

“Murder mystery based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench.

“When notorious gangster Ratchett (Depp) is murdered on a luxurious train ride through Europe, Detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) must solve the case before another victim is claimed by one of the 13 mysterious passengers on board. Among the suspects are Princess Dragomiroff (Dench), Pilar Estravados (Penélope Cruz), a devout missionary, and Mrs Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer), an American widow. Can Poirot identify the killer before another life is taken?”

Daddy’s Home 2

“Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this US comedy sequel co-written and directed by Sean Anders.

“Having settled their differences, stepdad Brad Whitaker (Ferrell) decides to invite his kids’ biological father Dusty (Wahlberg) and his family over for the holidays. Although initially enthusiastic about the idea, Dusty soon begins to have doubts when he discovers his dad Kurt (Mel Gibson) will be joining them along with Brad’s eccentric father (John Lithgow). Fearing that the two very different families won’t get along, Brad and Dusty are forced to go to extreme lengths to keep the peace.”

Wonder

“Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star in this drama directed by Stephen Chbosky. Based on R.J. Palacio’s novel of the same name, the film follows Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a young boy with a rare facial deformity, who attempts to fit in at a new school with the help of his parents Isabel (Roberts) and Nate (Wilson).

“After previously being unable to attend mainstream school due to frequent hospital visits to treat his condition, Auggie is enrolled in the fifth grade at a private school in New York. However, with fellow students and the larger school community finding it hard to accept him, Auggie and his family face a struggle as he bravely attempts to overcome adversity and show everyone he is just like them.”

Breathe

“Andy Serkis directs this British drama centred on polio sufferer Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield).

“After leaving the army and becoming a tea broker, Robin’s life is abruptly changed forever when he contracts polio in Kenya aged 28. Paralysed from the neck down, he is given just months to live and returns to London for treatment but, against professional advice, leaves the hospital after only a year. With the loyal support of his wife Diana (Claire Foy), Robin continues to defy doctors’ expectations and devotes himself to transforming the lives of disabled people across the world.”

Battle of the Sexes

“American biographical sports film based on the 1973 tennis match between world women’s champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champion, Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

“Billie submits to jeering from the chauvinistic Bobby to step up and play against him in a match where the winner will collect $100,000 and prove which gender is the stronger. Billie sets out to prove that women can perform as well as her male counterpart, and questions the gender pay gap in the sports industry. On match day, who will win the game and come out on top?”

Brandon King

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