Alice Burns finds out about recent film launches and the latest DVD releases
Release Date: 15th March
Director: James Kent
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke
Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house. Set in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision – they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
Release Date: 29th March
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito
Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt Farrier to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly thanks to his oversized ears, persuasive entrepreneur VA Vandevere and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant swoop in to make Dumbo a star as he helps save the struggling circus. However, when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Release Date: 12th March
Director: Bradley Cooper
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and Don Stark
Green Book is the real life account of Jamaican born pianist Don Shirley’s musical tour through the Deep South during the Jim Crow era. Shirley (Mahershala Ali) enlists the services of rough, tough-talking New York bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as his personal chauffeur and bodyguard as he performs jazz piano sets through a section of America where he is most unwelcome. While the duo’s personalities and lifestyles initially clash, their bond on the road strengthens as they navigate the culture shock and harsh racism of the 1960s American South.