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MARCH ON RAKUTEN TV: ALL THE BEST FILMS DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR SMART TV Box-office hits The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and... MARCH ON RAKUTEN TV

MARCH ON RAKUTEN TV: ALL THE BEST FILMS DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR SMART TV

Box-office hits The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Robin Hood among this month’s new releases, all in 4K HDR

Rakuten TV catapults into March with a selection of the very best new releases, all at the click of a button on your Smart TV.

This month, don’t miss Benedict Cumberbatch as he voices the mean, green villain who steals holiday cheer in The Grinch. Meanwhile, Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Johnny Depp form part of the incredible ensemble cast in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as new threats divide the wizarding world.

Michael B. Jordan delivers a heavyweight blow in Creed II, while Taron Egerton and his merry men star in the thrilling action-adventure Robin Hood. And, prepare for the unexpected in J.J. Abrams twisted thriller Overlord.

 In order of release:

The Grinch (Animation, Comedy, Family)

Released 1st March

(also available in 4K HDR)

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones

Overlord (Action, Adventure, Horror)

Released 4th March

(also available in 4K HDR)

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate the walls of a fortified church and destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realise that there’s more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead.

Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Adventure, Family, Fantasy)

Released 9th March

(also available in 4K HDR)

The second instalment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp

Robin Hood (Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Released 16th March

(also available in 4K HDR)

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Action, Crime, Drama)

Released 16th March

(also available in 4K HDR)

Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth’s laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.

Starring: Claire Foy, Stephen Merchant

Assassination Nation (Action, Comedy, Crime)

Released 18th March

(also available in 4K HDR)

High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats — just like the rest of the world. Their small town gets turned upside down when an anonymous hacker starts to reveal personal messages and secrets of thousands of people. As anger erupts into full-blown violence, the four girls soon find themselves in a fight for their lives against an armed mob.

Starring: Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Animation, Comedy, Adventure)

Released 25th March

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman

Creed II (Drama, Sport)

Released 25th March

In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son – another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life – a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone

Steel Country (Mystery, Thriller)

Released 29th March

When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.

Starring: Denise Gough, Andrew Scott 

MARCH 2019 RELEASES
1st MarchThe Grinch, in 4K HDR
4th MarchOverlord, in 4K HDR
9th MarchFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in 4K HDR
16th MarchRobin Hood, in 4K HDR
16th MarchThe Girl in the Spider’s Web, in 4K HDR
18th MarchAssassination Nation, in 4K HDR
25th MarchRalph Breaks the Internet
25th MarchCreed II
29th MarchSteel Country

Rakuten TV – “Your cinema at home” –  is one of the leading Video-On-Demand platforms in Europe providing the latest movie releases with the latest technology in a true cinematic experience available on Smart TVs. Rakuten TV is currently distributed in 12 countries and it is part of the Internet and e-commerce Japanese giant Rakuten, now sponsor of FC Barcelona, The Golden State Warriors and Shakira’s El Dorado Tour.

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A film journalist, writer and a filmmaker in business for over 20 years. I am passionate about movies, television series, music and online games.