Films this March

We’ve said it before, but it’s good to be reminded: China allows just a few dozen non-Chinese films into its cinemas every year and we’ve already had more than 20 in 2017… on track for the biggest year yet. Here are the films coming to cinemas in Chengdu this March:

Friday, March 3, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie


lè gāo biān fú xiá dà diàn yǐng

Director: Chris McKay

Actors: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 3, 2017

The one we’ve all been waiting for! Some have looked forward to this even more than Star Wars. And that’s okay. Expectations are so high because the first LEGO movie was so exceedingly awesome that this can be nothing less. We also expect a lot of cameos.

Because it’s Batman.

Storyline says there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Friday, March 3, 2017



jīn gāng láng sān:shū sǐ yī zhàn

Director: James Mangold

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 3, 2017

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

This has become a must-see because we recently learned that it will be Jackman and Stewart’s last X-Men movie before they retire from the franchise. The reviews look good and the cinema experience is probably worth it.



Friday, March 3, 2017

A Dog’s Purpose


yī tiáo gǒu de shǐ mìng

Directors: Lasse Hallström

Actors: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, KJ Apa

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 3, 2017

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. This one could either be really good or really bad.

Surrounded by controversy after a heavily-edited video was released online, it’s facing mixed reviews in the rest of the world. Dog lovers in China will most likely love it.

Be forewarned… this one will probably be like Marley and Me times ten.


Friday, March 10, 2017



tiān cái bǔ shǒu

Director: Michael Grandage

Actors: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

When, one day of 1929, writer Thomas Wolfe, decided to keep the appointment made by Max Perkins, editor at Scribner’s, he had no illusions: his manuscript would be turned down as had invariably been the case. But, to his happy amazement, his novel, which was to become “Look Homeward, Angel“, was accepted for publication.

The only trouble was that it was overlong (300 pages) and had to be reduced. Although reluctant to see his poetic prose trimmed, Wolfe agreed and helped by Perkins, who had become a true friend, with the result that it instantly became a favorited with the critics and best seller.

Drama at its finest, we will see any movie with Colin Firth’s accent in it!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV


zuì zhōng huàn xiǎng shí wǔ :wáng zhě zhī jiàn

Director: Takeshi Nozue

Actors: Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, Sean Bean

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

King Regis, who oversees the land of Lucis, commands his army of soldiers to protect the kingdom from the Niflheim empire’s plans to steal the sacred crystal which gives Lucis its magic and power.

All in weirdly cool animation. It actually came out last summer and if you haven’t seen it online yet, it might be worth it for the visuals. Not for the story or the acting.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

měi nǚ yǔ yě shòu

Director: Bill Condon

Actors: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love.

What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

Be honest, you’re gonna go see this one purely for nostalgia.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Kong: Skull Island


jīn gāng:kū lóu dǎo

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Actors: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson

China Release Date: Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

It’s 1971, a team of explorers with a company of soldiers are following myth ,legend in the Pacific amindst runors of an island where creatures both prehistoric and monstrous are supposed to live.

Soon they come across Skull Island , the very island of lore and legend. The creatures they soon come across make the soldiers and explorers running for their very lives. Soon Kong shows up to let all know that He is King of Skull Island and top of the food chain.

Will they survive to tell their story?

Of course they will… this is Hollywood. And it’s Brie Larson.


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