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Kung Fu Panda 3

(USA) Jack Black is back as Po, the dumplin­glov­ing panda sav­ior. Re­unit­ing with his long lost fa­ther (Bryan Cranston) and find­ing his true hometown, Po is tasked to train a band of clumsy pan­das in the art of mar­tial arts so that they can take on Kai (JK Sim­mons), the evil su­per­nat­u­ral war­rior who’s been sweep­ing across the coun­try de­feat­ing Kung Fu masters. This third se­quel proves to be bar­rels of fun, with plenty of self-dep­re­cat­ing fat panda jokes and hi­lar­i­ous new char­ac­ters in­clud­ing Mei Mei, a volup­tuous rib­bon-twirling fe­male panda. Opened Mar 17.

The Tag Along

(Tai­wan) Cheng Wei-hao’s de­but fea­ture is in­spired by the Tai­wanese ur­ban leg­end of the mox­ina, a moun­tain de­mon in the guise of a lit­tle girl in red, who steals chil­dren and the el­derly. Tif­fany Ann Hsu plays a woman try­ing to get to the bot­tom of the mys­tery when her boyfriend and his grand­mother dis­ap­pear. Opened Mar 17.

Trumbo

(USA) The story of Hol­ly­wood screen­writer Dal­ton Trumbo comes to the big screen with Bryan Cranston in the lead role. Trumbo was black­listed by the in­dus­try af­ter be­ing sus­pected of be­ing Com­mu­nist; Un­der a pseu­do­nym, he went on to write the Academy Award-win­ning films, “Ro­man Hol­i­day” and “The Brave One”—but was un­able to take credit for ei­ther. Opened Mar 17.

Youth

(Italy) Direc­tor Paolo Sor­rentino, who won the 2014 Best For­eign Film Os­car for “The Great Beauty,” steps fur­ther into Hol­ly­wood with his new­est drama. Med­i­tat­ing on age and youth, life and death, Michael Caine and Har­vey Kei­tel play two old friends va­ca­tion­ing at a Swiss spa re­sort. Opened Mar 17.

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