We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed this April. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch.
April has some really great releases! Check out my last post for back in February.
If you do check out anything I’ve highlighted or think I left off a crucial film, tell us about it in the comments section below!
Week 1 Must-See Movie: Evil Dead
It hit theaters on the 5th, directed by Fede Alvarez, it stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Liz Blackmore. It’s a remake of the original Evil Dead and has gotten a lot of buzz!
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
Read our review of the film here.
Here’s a trailer:
Week 2 Must-See Movie: 42
In theaters April 12th, directed by Brian Helgeland, it stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Christopher Meloni. It’s the story of Jackie Robinson! It’s getting loads of buzz already and judging from trailers, it looks like it’ll be a phenomenal film.
Jackie Robinson’s story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey.
Here’s a trailer:
Week 3 Must-See Movie: Oblivion
In theaters April 19th, directed by Joseph Kosinski, it stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Waldau, and Melissa Leo. It looks like it’s an interesting take on an “end of the world” theme.
A solitary drone repairman working on a war-ravaged planet Earth becomes humanity’s last hope for survival in this ambitious sci-fi epic from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes producer Peter Chernin. In the distant future, planet Earth has been decimated by an intergalactic battle against an alien race known as the Scavs. The majority of the mankind has been evacuated, leaving just a few solitary drone repairmen remaining on the planet’s surface. Their job is simple – stand guard over the ruins of a once-great empire by patrolling the skies, and ensuring the drones continue to function. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is nearing the end of his mission to extract resources essential to the survival of the human race when he witnesses a spacecraft fall from the sky. Upon investigating, Jack discovers the capsule contains a mysterious woman. With mission control watching his every move from high up above the clouds, Jack embarks on a spectacular adventure that will not only challenge everything he’s been taught about mankind’s most defining battle, but perhaps alter the entire course of human history. Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman co-star.
Here’s a trailer:
Week 4 Must-See Movie: Graceland
In theaters April 26th, directed by Ron Morales, it stars Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido Dela Paz, Leon Miguel, Ella Guevara, and Marife Necisito. I was recently able to check out this film and it is quite a thriller!
In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar – a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango – is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he is ambushed while driving both his boss’s and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon’s daughter is taken and held for ransom instead. Desperate to save his daughter, Marlon must navigate the conflicting motives between the ruthless kidnappers, untrustworthy Chango and determined detectives eager to name him a suspect without letting on the wrong girl was taken hostage. As events spin wildly out of control, Marlon, Chango and their families are forced into a rapid downward spiral of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent.
Read my review of the film here.
Here is a trailer: