Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

10 Movies To See In April

The Playlist By Kristen Lopez | The Playlist April 1, 2014 at 11:08AM

We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s time to see what’s worth plunking down your dollars and cents for this month at the movies.
4
10 Movies To See In April

We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s time to see what’s worth plunking down your dollars and cents for this month at the movies.

Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway
Synopsis: Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is a prominent safecracker recently released from prison after serving a twelve-year stint. Content to get back to his wild ways, a brush with death forces Dom to reconnect with the daughter (Emilia Clarke) he’s never taken time out for.
What You Need to Know: Jude Law goes all-out as the profane and insane, Dom Hemingway. The film blends comedy and danger all wrapped within a family drama about father/daughter estrangement; and it lets the Kahleesi herself, Emilia Clarke, change her hair and sing a song. Director Richard Shepard’s film caught the attention of our own Kevin Jagernauth last year at TIFF where he gave it a “B+,” praising its formula: “two parts Irvine Welsh, one part ‘Bronson’ a few dashes of perversity” all wrapped in “a blanket of excess.” The movie, according to Jagernauth also delivers on the laughs with several “laugh-out-loud” and “impressively, wittily written” moments.
Release Date: April 2nd in limited release

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Synopsis: In light of the Avengers aftermath, all Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) seeks is a quiet life in Washington, D.C. Instead, he’s drawn back into the antics of S.H.I.E.L.D. and paired up with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to unravel a conspiracy that goes deeper than they expect.
What You Need to Know: In 2011, “Captain America: The First Avenger” was the second-highest grossing superhero film of the year (behind Marvel’s other Avenger character, “Thor”) and outgrossed the midnight showing numbers of other comic book movies released in that frame. The massive acclaim for “The Avengers” all but guarantees the success of Captain America’s latest outing in spite of Oliver Lyttelton noticing the film’s bumps in his “B-” review. He says there’s a lot to like and a “serious, semi-grounded feel while still keeping things relatively light and bouncy,” yet the film fails to achieve the lofty ambitions its set. Regardless of quality the Marvel universe isn’t slowing down and the screenwriters are already planning “a psychotic 1950s Cap” for a third outing. If anything, the stinger at the end credits is easily going to whet appetites for “Guardians of the Galaxy” and/or provide a brief taste of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Release Date: April 3rd

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge
Synopsis: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), a disgraced television broadcaster, ends up in the middle of a hostage situation when a fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) learns he’s been fired.
What You Need to Know: Steve Coogan’s brought the laughs as Alan Partridge for almost twenty years, yet the character has never quite caught on across the pond. Our own Drew Taylor was less than impressed with the finished product when he saw it back at the New York Film Festival. In his “C”-grade review he was rather surprised how, in spite of five screenwriters, including “Veep” screibe Armando Iannucci they “came up with…this.” The movie certainly looks to have an uphill battle to attract all but the devout Coogan/Alan Partridge fans. However, Coogan’s recent work in "Philomena" will hopefully inspire a new group of fans to seek out a side of the actor they might not be familiar with.
Release Date: April 4th in limited release

This article is related to: Locke, Transcendence, Blue Ruin, Only Lovers Left Alive , Nymphomaniac, Under the Skin, Joe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier , Dom Hemingway, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Features, Feature


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates