This month, I'm most interested in a mind-boggling thriller, an movie about everyday encounters, an indie comedy about the end of the world, and a blockbuster about the remains of our society. Last month, I saw Oz The Great and Powerful and it was absolutely stunning to look at, but some of the acting was subpar at times, which I thought was strange considering they're usually great actors. If you saw it, what did you think?
Also, Happy April Fool's Day! Are you pulling any pranks on anyone?
This thriller is about Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer who teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting with millions, but when he suffers a blow to the head during the heist he can't remember where he hid the painting. The gang's leader (Vincent Cassel) wants answers, so he hires a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the recesses of his brain to find the answer, but truth and suggestion begin to blur. This has an interesting premise and I'm a fan of McAvoy, but the movie could get confusing. (April 5)
Strangers, neighbors, and colleagues' disseperate lives come together in this riveting tale about ordinary lives in today's ever-connected world. A lawyer who's always connected to his cell phone can't communicate with his family. A couple is drawn to a dangerous situation when their credit card is stolen. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a son who is cyberbullying a classmate. And a journalist sees a story in a teen who makes money on an adult-only site. This reminds me of the amazing film Crash, and it looks so dramatic and intense. (April 12)
It's A Disaster
This screwball comedy is about eight friends meeting for their monthly couples brunch, but it soon turns to something else when they discover that the city nearby may have been catastrophically attached. Trapped in the house and unsure if they're going to die any moment, these normal people go stir crazy in increasingly unhinged and revealing results. Starring Julia Stiles, Erinn Hayes, David Cross, America Ferrara, and more. (April 12 in limited release)
In 2073, former Marine Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairment stationed on Earth, which was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. His orders are to extract the remaining vital resources from the planet. Just before he completes his mission, he rescues a woman (Olga Kurylenko), discovers that people are still living on the planet led by Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), and questions the society that he is a part of. (April 19)
Other movies coming out in April:
- 6 Souls (April 5)
- Evil Dead (April 5)
- No Place on Earth (April 5)
- Simon Killer (April 5)
- 42 (April 12)
- Scary Movie 5 (April 12)
- To the Wonder (April 12)
- In the House (April 19)
- At Any Price (April 24)
- Graceland (April 26)
- Mud (April 26)
- The Big Wedding (April 26)
- The Numbers Station (April 26)
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist (April 26)
What movies do you want to see?