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The PBS mini-series To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters will debut on March 26 at 9 PM.

The two-hour movie follows the Brontë sisters in the eventful three-year period that saw them rise from ordinary, unmarried women, taking care of the household and their widowed father, to the secret authors of the world’s most sensational literature.

The cast includes Finn Atkins (EastEnders) as Charlotte, Charlie Murphy (The Last Kingdom) as Anne, Chloe Pirrie (War & Peace mini-series) as Emily as well as Adam Nagaitis (Houdini and Doyle), veteran actor Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) and James Norton (Grantchester).

Here is a trailer for To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters:

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On March 26, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Murder She Baked: Just Desserts will debut at 9 PM.

Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney) is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson is found murdered, Hannah once again takes it upon herself to find herself to find the killer.

The film also stars Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven.

Here is a trailer for Murder She Baked: Just Desserts.

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The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie will debut on March 19 at 9 PM.

Librarian and real crime buff Aurora “Roe” Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns. She also never wanted to see him dead, but when he winds up murdered, she can’t help but get involved. When other strange things happen around her, she must decipher the personal message in the madness before it’s too late.

The cast includes Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries), Lexa Doig (Continuum and The Arrangement) and Marilu Henner.

Here is a trailer for Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery.

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The new Hallmark Channel movie Campfire Kiss will debut on March 18 at 9 PM.

Feeling disconnected with her teenage son, a protective mother decides to step outside of her comfort zone and take him camping. But as soon as she arrives, she begins butting heads with her cabin neighbor, a single father and outdoorsman who is also in search of a connection with his teen daughter.

The film stars Danica McKellar and Paul Greene (who starred together in the Hallmark Channel movie Perfect Match) as well as Barbara Niven (Cedar Cove) and Kendall Cross (Beyond).

Here is a preview of Campfire Kiss.

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The Lifetime original movie Custody will debut on March 4 at 8 PM.

The film revolves around three women brought together when hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno from The Affair), has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son. Ally Fisher (Hayden Panettiere from Nashville), a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman (Viola Davis from How to Get Away With Murder), a veteran of the Family Court System.

The film also stars veteran actress Ellen Burstyn, Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Dan Fogler (Secrets and Lies and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them).

Here is a preview for Custody.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in March:

Before I Fall
Opens: March 3

The plot centers on Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch from Vampire Academy and Why Him?), a high school senior who finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over until she gets it right. If you had only one day left on earth who would you kiss, who would you tell the real truth to, who would you save? Amid that, she must untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. The film also stars Halston Sage, Medalion Rahimi, Cynthy Wu (as Samantha’s best friends); Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta, Elena Kampouris and Nicholas Lea.

Leap
Opens: March 3

This animated film is set in the 1880s, focusing on Félicie (Elle Fanning), a poor orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina, but lacks any formal training. She runs away from her orphanage in rural Brittany and goes to beautiful Paris accompanied by her friend, a young inventor, Victor (Dane DeHaan), but they soon become separated, as Victor becomes an office boy in Gustave Eiffel’s workshop. Félicie gets a chance to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet by briefly assuming the identity of the ruthless, snobby and bratty Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler). Penniless, and without any formal dance experience, 11-year-old Félicie finds her training, and making friends at the ballet school among her fellow-students, to be very difficult. She finds a mentor: a mysterious cleaning woman with a limp, Odette (singer Carly Rae Jepsen), who turns out to be a former prima ballerina.

Logan
Opens: March 3

In 2029, the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan (Hugh Jackman), whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing, old Professor X (Patrick Stewart) whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) to the Canadian border. At first, he refuses, but the Professor reveals that he has been waiting a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins, and a decrepit Wolverine is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. The cast includes Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and Stephen Merchant.

Table 19
Opens: March 3

Eloise McGarry (Anna Kendrick) is invited to a wedding, and finds herself seated at Table 19, a table intended for guests who were only reluctantly invited and whom the hosts hoped would not arrive. The film also stars Amanda Crew, Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson and June Squibb.

The Shack
Opens: March 3

After his young daughter is murdered during a family camping trip, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to the shack where the crime occurred, deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack goes there and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. The film also stars Graham Greene, Radha Mitchell, Tim McGraw, Alice Braga and Ryan Robbins.

The Last Word
Opens: March 3

A retired businesswoman (veteran actress Shirley MacLaine) wants to control everything around her, including her own obituary, so she writes her own to ensure her life story is told her way. A young writer at the local newspaper takes up the task of finding out the truth. The cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Tom Everett Scott, Thomas Sadoski, Adina Porter, Phillip Baker Hall and Steven Culp.

Kong: Skull Island
Opens: March 10

In the 1970s, a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, as well as the mythic Kong. The cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins and John C. Reilly.

The Ottoman Lieutenant
Opens: March 10

The movie is a love story between an idealistic American nurse (Hera Hilmar) and a Turkish officer (Michiel Huisman) during World War I. The film also stars Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Beauty and the Beast
Opens: March 17

Belle (Emma Watson) is a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father Maurice (Kevin Kline). Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognize the true heart and soul of the human Prince within. Meanwhile, a hunter named Gaston (Luke Evans) is on the loose to take Belle for himself and later intends to hunt down the Beast at any cost. The cast includes Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Life
Opens: March 24

A crew aboard the International Space Station perform a successful capture of a space probe returning from Mars with a sample inside. The crew is tasked with studying the sample, which may be the first proof of extraterrestrial life. However, the study eventually backfires as the organism gains intelligence. Trapped aboard the ISS with the rapidly-growing organism, the crew must find out how to kill it before it manages to escape and decimate Earth. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Power Rangers
Opens: March 24

Five teens (Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G and Ludi Lin) with attitude are inexplicably brought together by coincidence or destiny to become the newest generation in a line of warriors known as the Power Rangers. The world rests in their hands as Rita Repulsa, a powerful witch, launches an assault seeking the Zeo Crystal with an army of stone golems called Putties and a giant golden monster called Goldar. The cast includes Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks.

Ghost in the Shell
Opens: March 31

Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson) and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotics’ artificial intelligence technology. The film also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Rila Fukushima and Michael Wincott.

The Boss Baby
Opens: March 31

This animated film is about a man named Tim Templeton (Tobey Maguire), who tells the story of his seven-year-old life being jealous of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the “Baby Boss” (Alec Baldwin). When he goes on a mission to win back affection of his parents (Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow), he finds out about a secret plot by Puppy Co.’s CEO Francis E. Francis (Steve Buscemi) which revolves around his baby brother and threatens to destabilize the balance of love in the world. Both brothers must unite to save their parents and restore order to the world and prove that love is indeed an infinite force.

The Zookeeper Wife
Opens: March 31

A true story about the Warsaw Zoo keepers couple Jan and Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh), who saved many human and animal lives during World War II by hiding them in animal cages. Daneil Bruhl also stars.

Movies coming out in April will be posted at the end of March.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground is the latest movie from the franchise to air on February 19 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries debuting at 9 PM.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans handyman and blues singer-songwriter, Gabe Recolte was left homeless before he had the chance to express his love for club owner Hattie. Oliver and his team retrieve Gabe’s love letter years later and face challenges in solving the mystery.

The franchise stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson.

Here is a trailer for Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground.

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