In a nutshell, here’s what is opening this April. Not a bad month with some interesting fare being served by the likes of Danny Boyle, Terrence Malick, Shane Carruth and Jeff Nichols. Don’t forget to click on the titles to view the trailers. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater. – MD
Evil Dead (in 3D)
This remake of the 1981 film boasts on the poster “most terrifying film you will ever experience”. I believe it will be missing my favorite ingredient from ’81, Bruce Campbell.
Jurassic Park (in 3D)
Does it need to be in 3D? No. Am I excited to see it? Yes.
|The Brass Teapot|
The Brass Teapot (Limited)
A dark, magical comedy that looks fanciful and relatively entertaining. May be worth a look.
The Company You Keep (Limited)
Robert Reford directs and stars. I’m curious to see Brit Marling in something she has not produced herself.
No Place On Earth (Limited)
A documentary about a cave expedition in which they found remnants of a WWII camp, the discovery leads to a remarkable and harrowing story of survival.
From the amazing mind of Danny Boyle, I can’t wait to see this.
Upstream Color (Limited)
Shane Carruth’s highly anticipated second feature after Primer.
|To the Wonder|
Lead by Jason Bateman, but includes many more: Hope Davis, Frank Grillo,Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford, Alexander Skarsgard andMax Thieriot.
Into the White (Limited)
Rupert Grint, of Harry Potter fame, newest effort. A true story about members of the British and German forces in WWII who are both shot down and must band together to survive.
To the Wonder (Limited)
Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder is a love triangle, romantic drama set in Oklahoma starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams with Javier Bardem as Father Quintana.
Starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.
|The Lords of Salem|
Best Foreign Language Film nominee at this year’s 85th Academy Awards. The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
|Pain and Gain|
The Big Wedding
Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart). Dennis Quaid stars as an American farmer struggling to survive in contemporary times.