Danny DeVito stars as circus owner Max Medici in “Dumbo” from Walt Disney Studios.

A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:


  • Genre: Fantasy and family
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker Rooney, Douglas Reith, Joseph Gatt and Alan Arkin
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Rated: PG

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

‘The Beach Bum’

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffett, Snoop Dogg and Martin Lawrence
  • Director: Harmony Korine
  • Rated: R

“The Beach Bum” follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules.

Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, the film is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine.

The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

‘The Highwaymen’

  • Genre: Drama, thriller, mystery and crime
  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Caroll Lynch, Thomas Mann, Kim Dickens and William Sadler
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
  • Rated: R

The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history.

From director John Lee Hancock, “The Highwaymen” follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.

“The Highwaymen” premieres on Netflix March 29.