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March movies

Johnny Depp voices a chameleon in 'Rango'; aliens take on Earthlings in 'Battle: Los Angeles,' and 'Mars Needs Moms.'

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Film Title: The Adjustment Bureau

'The Adjustment Bureau'

Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly

Director: George J. Nolfi

Scheduled release date: March 4

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful ballet dancer Elise Sellas. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself -- the men of "The Adjustment Bureau" -- who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together.

Andrew Schwartz
Rango is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film, directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Graham King. It features the voices of actors Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Ned Beatty, and Timothy Olyphant.

'Rango'

Stars: Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

Director: Gore Verbinski

Scheduled release date: March 4

'Rango' (voiced by Depp) is a sheltered chameleon facing a major identity crisis. When he accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt -- a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures -- the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds himself the town's last hope.

Take Me Home Tonight

'Take Me Home Tonight'

Stars:Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Seth Gabel

Director: Michael Dowse

Scheduled release date: March 4

"Take Me Home Tonight" is a retro comedy set in 1988. Aimless college graduate (Grace) pursues his dream girl at a wild Labor Day weekend party. He, his twin sister and their best friend struggle with their burgeoning adulthood over the course of the night. Grace knows retro -- he starred as Eric Forman in "That 70s Show."

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Beastly is an upcoming fantasy romance film based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast set in modern-day New York City. The film is written and directed by Daniel Barnz and stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris and Lisa Gay Hamilton. The plot focuses on Kyle Kingson, a handsome man with an evil streak, who disrespects a classmate, who is a witch in disguise, during an environmental event. The witch then casts a spell on Kyle and physically transforms him into a grotesque monster.

'Beastly'

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Alex Pettyfer, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause

Director: Daniel Barnz

Scheduled release date: March 4

You know the source material for "Beastly" -- "Beauty and the Beast." Here high school bully Kyle (Pettyfer) is transformed into a monster when he disses a classmate who's secretly a witch. Can love redeem him?

Takashi Seida
Battle: Los Angeles (also known as World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles outside the U.S.) is an upcoming 2011 action science fiction film[1] directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Peña, Ne-Yo, and Bridget Moynahan. The film is set in modern day Los Angeles and follows a platoon of Marines and Airmen during a global alien invasion.

'Battle: Los Angeles'

Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Peña, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Ramón Rodríguez

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Scheduled release date: March 11

"Battle: Los Angeles" is yet another alien invasion movie, with La La Land as the last stand as the creatures attack Earth. The focus is on a platoon of Marines and Airmen, with Eckhart leading the Marines.

'Jane Eyre'

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench

Director:Cary Fukunaga

Scheduled release date: March 11

Ah, "Jane Eyre." You know the Charlotte Bronte story -- poor Jane, Mr. Rochester, the madwoman in the attic. This adaptation is supposed to stick closely to the book, although director Fukunaga says he plans to emphasize the spooky, darker sides of the tale.

\"MARS NEEDS MOMS\"

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(L-R) Ki, Gribble, Milo

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'Mars Needs Moms'

Stars: Brian Eastman, Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Dan Fogler

Director:Simon Wells

Scheduled release date: March 11

In the 3-D animated flick "Mars Needs Moms, " 9-year-old Milo (voice of Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who want the mothers of Earth to nurture their own children.

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'Red Riding Hood'

Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Quentin Bates, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Julie Christie

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Scheduled release date: March 11

'Red Riding Hood' is a Gothic imagining of the classic fairy tale in which a young woman is confronted by a werewolf, this time with a teenage love triangle at its center.

'Kill the Irishman'

Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Steven R. Schirripa, Vincent D'Onofrio

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Scheduled release date: March 11

In "Kill the Irishman," Ray Stevenson plays Danny Greene, the Irish mob boss fighting his way to the top of Cleveland's criminal underworld in the 1970s.

Film Title: LIMITLESS

'Limitless'

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Tomas Arana

Director: Neil Burger

Scheduled release date:March 18

In "Limitless," Bradley Cooper plays an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. Too bad side effects include homicidal blackouts.

Paul (2011) For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings. Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

'Paul'

Stars:Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader

Director:Greg Mottola

Scheduled release date: March 18

Two sci-fi geeks (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Spaced") make a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. Naturally, they meet an alien named Paul who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller. \"The Lincoln Lawyer\" based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novel of the same name.

'The Lincoln Lawyer'

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas

Director: Brad Furman

Scheduled release date:March 18

"The Lincoln Lawyer" is Mickey Haller (McConaughey) an L.A. criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. But dealing with his newest client (Phillippe) may not be as easy as previous cases.

A light-hearted comedy about how a rough-and-tumble runaway changes the lives of a suburban New Jersey family and turns around the luck of ahigh school wrestling team. Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Melanie Lynskey and Jeffrey Tambor.

'Win Win'

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young

Director:Thomas McCarthy

Scheduled release date:March 18

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete who's estranged from his family. Just as the boy starts to have some real success, the kid's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they

'Sucker Punch'

Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn br>
Director: Zack Snyder

Scheduled release date:March 25

A young girl, confined to a mental institution by her stepfather who plans to have her lobotomized in five days time, creates an imaginary world to plan her escape. The director has called it "'Alice in Wonderland' with machine guns."

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules'

Stars:Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris

Director: David Bowers

Scheduled release date: March 25

The first "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movie was a hit, so here comes round two, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules." Rodrick is the older brother of seventh-grader Greg, and both resist their parents attempt to force them to bond.

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.Cast
    Julianne Moore, Jonathan Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Brooklynn Proulx, Nathan Corddry, KatiAna Davis, Michael Graves, Rick Applegate, Nicole Belle
Director
    Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

'Shelter'

Stars:Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Director: Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein

Scheduled release date:March 25

In "Shelter," Moore plays female forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. Is she now in danger?

'The Imperialists Are Still Alive!'

Stars: Élodie Bouchez, José María de Tavira and Karim Saleh

Director: Zeina Durra

Scheduled release date:Mar 25

In "The Imperialists Are Still Alive," Bouchez stars as a French Manhattanite who must juggle the sudden abduction of her childhood sweetheart as well as a blooming love affair.

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