Staying In

It’s been nearly one whole year since the world went into lockdown and though the pandemic has halted entertainment a little, plenty of great movies, TV shows and podcasts are still coming to your screens.
Here are our TV, film, on-demand and podcast selections for March

FILM

Moxie – 3 March

SNL alum Amy Poehler returns as director and star of this Netflix original movie about a young girl who anonymously publishes a feminist zine at her high school, inspired by her mother’s teenage activist days. Based on the popular YA novel by Jennifer Mathieu, the film also stars Josephine Langford, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lauren Tsai and Marcia Gay Harden.


Raya and the Last Dragon – 4 March

The latest full-length Disney animated feature to premiere directly on its streaming platform, Disney+, Raya and the Last Dragon follows a young girl’s journey to find and save the last dragon in the world and is the 59th Disney film produced by the iconic American studio. The film features an almost-entirely Asian-American cast including Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh and Benedict Wong.


Cherry – 12 March

The Russo Brothers – of Marvel fame – return with a gritty crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker. Starring Tom Holland, Damon Wayans Jr, Thomas Lennon and Michael Rispoli, the film follows a PTSD-riddled army medic with an opioid addiction who starts robbing banks. It premieres on Apple TV+ following a limited theatrical release.


Coming 2 America – 5 March

Despite being pushed back in release date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sequel to the 1988 film will premiere on Amazon Prime this March. Eddie Murphy returns as Prince Akeem Joffer, who discovers that he has a son he never knew about in New York
and must return to America to find him. The cast also features Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and James Earl Jones.


 The Courier – 19 March

Following a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, The Courier unites Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley to tell the true story of an English businessman who helped MI6 get into a secret Soviet nuclear programme at the height of the Cold War. Initially released under the title Ironbark, it currently holds an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Godzilla vs Kong – 26 March

The next instalment in the franchise following Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs Kong will have its theatrical release in the UK in March. The two iconic legends of the silver screen collide as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall.


TV / ON-DEMAND

Bloodlands
BBC iPlayer

From executive producer Jed Mercurio, Bloodlands is a crime drama set in Northern Ireland following a detective on the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as ‘Goliath’ – the same serial killer that murdered his wife. The series comes from first time writer Chris Brandon and stars James Nesbitt, Ian McElhinney, Lisa Dwan and Michael Smiley.


Line of Duty, Season 6
BBC 1 – Date TBC

The popular crime drama series, which was filmed in Belfast during the Covid-19 pandemic, returns for its sixth series on BBC One this March. Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston are all reprising their roles for series six – which features an extra seventh episode – and Shalom Brune-Franklin and Kelly Macdonald both join the cast. Details about the plot are being kept very secret, though
sources suggest it will follow an unsolved murder case and a senior investigating officer in hot water.


All That Glitters
BBC 2 – Date TBC

For those wishing for soothing reality television, look no further than All That Glitters, the BBC’s brand-new jewellery competition hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan. The six-part series will see eight expert jewellers design and create items based on a series of briefs and challenges given by master judges Shaun Leane and Solange Azagury-Partridge.


Bloods
Sky – 10 March

Starring Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks, this comedy series follows two paramedic partners working in the South London ambulance service. The pair begin as something of an odd-couple – she’s over-friendly, he’s a tough loner – but they soon find a particular companionship in the day-job that never stops. The series will also feature Adrian Scarborough, Lucy Punch and Julian Barratt.


The Falcon & The Winter Soldier
Disney+ – 19 March

Following the success of WandaVision, Marvel’s second foray into its Disney+ television wing will be with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, following Captain America’s trusty right-hand men as they try to save the world from its evil forces. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their film roles on the small screen, joined by familiar faces Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell and Daniel Bruhl returning as Zemo from Captain America: Civil War. New episodes will be released weekly, beginning in March.


Invincible
Amazon Prime – 26 March

An adult animated superhero show makes its way to Amazon Prime in March, based on the Invincible comic book by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker. Following a teenager who discovers his father is the most powerful superhero in the world, the series has an all-star cast including Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Seth Rogen, Zachary Quinto, Jon Hamm and many more.


PODCASTS

Hunting Ghislaine
LBC

Presented by British investigative journalist John Sweeney, the six-part podcast follows the inside story of Ghislaine Maxwell, the notorious compatriot of Jeffrey Epstein. It examines her life from the very beginning, of her billionaire parents to her rise to the very top of English and American society. Not for the faint-hearted, this podcast does not shy away from the details of the case of her ongoing involvement in Epstein’s life.


This City
BBC Sounds

Presented by Radio 1 DJ and Strictly Come Dancing alum Clara Amfo, the podcast takes a deep dive into London as a city, chatting with prominent figures about their favourite places, unknown spots to visit and what England’s capital really means to them. Contributors in the first few episodes include documentarian Louis Theroux, musician Mark Ronson, writer Reni Eddo-Lodge and football pundit and player, Alex Scott.

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