Wake up - it's time for some action. With a weekend on your doorstep, be ready to embrace some thrilling action, especially when it's brand new and fresh as a spring. March delivers nine new action/thriller movies for your judgement. So don't linger, take a look and make a go to the nearest cinema theatre!
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Written by: Ed Gass-Donnelly, Colin Frizzell
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long, Diego Klattenhoff, Lola Flanery, Peyton Kennedy
Plot Synopsis: Jane (Abbie Cornish) is a photographer with an uneasy marriage and a 6 year old daughter. She has always been obsessed with capturing old abandoned farmhouses, fascinated by the hidden histories they keep secret, epitaphs of lives once lived. She's made a career as an artist systematically scouring Prince Edward County to find one particular house that is etched in her memory. She doesn't know where the house is or why it's important, but she is deeply compelled to find it. Then one day she does, and it's managed by her uncle, Patrick (Dermot Mulroney). Then slowly and surely, Jane's life begins to unravel when she learns that she lived in that house, her family died in that house, and in fact, she still owns it. With her husband Alan (Diego Klattenhoff) and daughter Alice (Lola Flanery), Jane soon finds herself haunted by a family she didn't know existed, but are they ghosts, or memories long since forgotten, pushing their way to the surface like a splinter in her brain? Begging to be remembered.
Director: Pamela Romanowsky, James Franco
Written by: Adam Rager, Matt Rager
Starring: Allie Gallerani, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer, Scott Haze, Joe Pease, Tamzin Brown, Josh Duhamel, Eric Roberts
Plot Synopsis: A grief-stricken woman voluntarily checks into a mental facility in the 19th century, but is soon desperate to escape after the doctors begin torturing her with cruel experiments.
Director: James Mangold
Written by: Michael Green, David James Kelly
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Doris Morgado, Richard E. Grant, Han Soto, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Julia Holt, Elise Neal, Al Coronel
Plot Synopsis: In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins... In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able to put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Written by: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson, Guy Pearce, Carla Juri, William Houston, Emilia Jones
Plot Synopsis: A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming.
Director: Nathan Morlando
Written by: Kevin Coughlin, Ryan Grassby
Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, Colm Feore
Plot Synopsis: A thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down. This coming-of-age fable brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love.
THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
Director: Greg McLean
Written by: James Gunn
Starring: John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Owain Yeoman, Sean Gunn, Brent Sexton, Josh Brener, David Dastmalchian, David Del Rio, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Rusty Schwimmer, Gail Bean, James Earl, Abraham Benrubi
Plot Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. It's a savage (and savagely funny) horror thriller where office politics turn into a real-life case of survival of the fittest.
Director: Dax Shepard
Written by: Dax Shepard
Starring: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena, Vincent Donofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, Kristen Bell, Jessica McNamee, Jane Kaczmarek, Justin Chatwin, Rya
Plot Synopsis: Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello (Michael Pena) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job - inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.
Director: Dean Israelite
Written by: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Becky Gomez, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin
Plot Synopsis: Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Director: Andrew Goth
Written by: Joanne Reay
Starring: Sam Neill, Melia Kreiling, Tom Payne, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Ursula Strauss, Dominique Tipper, Oliver Stark, Turlough Convery, Ryan Doyle, Pedja Bjelac, Simon Paisley-Day
Plot Synopsis: A group of brilliant young students discover the greatest scientific breakthrough of all time: a wireless neural network, connected via a quantum computer, capable of linking the minds of each and every one of us. They realize that quantum theory can be used to transfer motor-skills from one brain to another, a first shareware for human motor-skills. They freely spread this technology, believing it to be a first step towards a new equality and intellectual freedom. But they soon discover that they themselves are part of a much greater and more sinister experiment as dark forces emerge that threaten to subvert this technology into a means of mass-control.