April is, like March, a funny month for cinema. But given that the festival circuit is coming to an end, more gritty, challenging and original films are making it to release. That said, there are also still doodoo films. There is True Story, a brilliantly written psychological thriller with a brave performance from Jonah Hill (I’m starting to love this guy) and Simon Pegg in Kill Me Three Times. But, we also have to sit through Furious 7 and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. It’s a give and take kinda month.
So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
– Lottie Abrahams
The Age of Adaline
Stars: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford
Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
Synopsis: Blake Lively stars as Adeline Bowman, a woman who, struck by lightning in her youth, never ages. Forced to live a new life every fews year and watch her children grow old, she is completely alone. However, this years love feels different, and may be exactly what keeps her from running.
Two Cents: Because the only thing better than Blake Lively is forever young Blake Lively.
Stars: Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, David Henri and Kevin James
Directed by: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
Synopsis: A young boy idolises his father above all else, but when he is forced to go to war, he leaves the boy with nothing but with faith in his return. Very soon, his powers of faith change not only his community, but the war itself.
Two Cents: The trailer gave me goosebumps. It’s probably overly sentimental, but in the best possible way.
The Water Diviner (Limited)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko
Directed by: Russell Crowe
Synopsis: An Australian farmer makes a promise to his dying wife to find his sons following the Battle of Galipoli in 1919. He travels there, only to find two of their graves. However, there is evidence that the third son may be alive and captive elsewhere.
Two Cents: I want to hate it, I really do, but it actually looks quite good.