This Month in Film: April’s New Releases

By Gabrielle Adelle, The Young Folks

We’ve entered April! After a pretty good March for movies, now is the time when Hollywood dumps an assortment of movies on us. Most are films that they want to release before Summer Blockbuster season begins, others just because April seems like a good time for them. Here are my picks for your best bets at the theater this month.

Friday, April 6th

  • American Reunion – Read our review + watch the trailer here – All in all, we love that the American Pie gang is back!
  • Titanic 3D – Read our review – I’m a huge fan of Titanic, so of course, seeing this movie on the big screen is a must. Plus, James Cameron did such a great job with the 3D! Totally worth it.
  • Damsels in Distress – Watch the trailer – The trailer looks funny and quirky. Definitely a nice film to check out.
  • Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope – Watch the trailer – As you know, we LOVE Comic Con and can’t wait to go back this summer. Luckily, to help with the wait, Morgan Spurlock made a documentary on the Con.

Friday, April 13th

  • The Cabin in the Woods – I know I haven’t seen all of April’s movies yet, but I did see this movie and I can’t see any other film being more entertaining and brilliant than The Cabin in the Woods. GO SEE IT. I’ll have a review up in a few days. But in the meantime, avoid the trailers, commercials and some reviews for this movie (As you can see, I didn’t even link a trailer for this one). It’s best to go in fresh.
  • Lockout – Watch the trailer – I love Guy Pearce, and this looks like an awesome futuristic action movie, so why not?

Friday, April 20th

  • Chimpanzee – Watch the trailer – I’ll be honest and say that the trailer for this movie almost made me cry. It looks like a great family film and wonderful compliment to Earth Day.
  • The Lucky One – Watch the trailer – I’m seeing this movie next week, so I’ll give you guys the verdict soon. But truthfully, all I’m looking forward to is some Zefron eye-candy.

Friday, April 27th

  • The Five Year Engagement – Watch the trailer – I love Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, and this looks like one of the better rom coms! Let’s hope it delivers!
  • Pirates! Band of Misfits – Watch the trailer – I first heard of this animated feature at Comic Con, and it seemed really funny. It’s definitely on my radar.
  • The Raven – Watch the trailer – The trailer looks great! It’s a dark, cool mystery centered on Edgar Allan Poe, what’s not to love?
  • Safe – Watch the trailer – I have never really watched a Jason Statham movie, but I’ve heard from so many people how awesome his action movies are. Well, here’s his latest one!
  • Sound of My Voice – Watch the trailer – I first heard of this movie during a Q&A with Brit Marling. I really liked Another Earth and curious to see how this film is. I mean, that whole story premise is “wow.”

Some more April movie releases:

  • Detention (4/6)
  • The Three Stooges (4/13)
  • Think Like A Man (4/20)
  • Marley (4/20) – Is this date coincidental? I think not.

What are you looking forward the most to see in April?

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