The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in April

With each seeing blockbuster season starting earlier and earlier, it would seem that April has kick-started the summer for 2018, in spectacular style.

Boasting possibly the biggest film of the year, or any other year for that matter, plus a smattering of touching dramas, tense horrors and The Rock fighting giant monsters.

So here is our pick of the top films coming out this month...

Avengers: Infinity War - 27th April

After 10 years of universe-building, all of Marvel's characters combine into one film for the most superhero-filled film of all time.

The likes of Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, Spider-Man and The Guardians of the Galaxy are all thrown together to stop the evil Thanos from collecting all of the mythical Infinity Stones, which will give him the power to destroy half of the universe.

With an unrivalled cast of Hollywood superstars teaming together in an effect-laden spectacular, this could break box office records the world over, and if it lives up to the hype, could be the biggest and best film ever to hit cinema screens.

A Quiet Place - 6th April

John Krasinski directs and stars in the horror, also casting his wife Emily Blunt to play his onscreen wife, as a family which are under threat from creatures that hunt by sound - meaning that the family must stay completely silent at all times.

With an innovative approach to the tried-and-tested horror movie formula - using silence to build dread, will be stretched out across the film's entire runtime, as cinema audiences sit in terrifying and deafening silence.

Already praised by critics, who have compared it to the hugely-successful Get Out for being an intelligent horror movie with themes that reflect current issues, A Quiet Place could be the top horror of 2018.

Rampage -  13th April

Very loosely based on the much-loved 1980s video game, The Rock stars as a primatologist whose gorilla friend has been injected in a mysterious experiment which turns him into a giant, aggressive and destructive beast.

The Rock's character teams up with Naomie Harris' discredited doctor to stop the giant gorilla, plus a huge flying wolf and an oversized crocodile from laying a path of destruction before them.

Echoing the classic monster movies like King Kong and Godzilla, and with The Rock fresh from outstanding success with Jumanji, we are set to be in for an action-packed, fun-filled flick.

Love, Simon - 6th April

Based on Becky Albertalli's 2015 novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the romantic comedy-drama sees a closeted high school boy who falls in love with a fellow student that he's been emailing, but has no idea of his their identity.

Love, Simon comes hot on the heels of the highly-praised, award-winning LGBT romantic drama Call Me By Your Name, and critics have likened the smart, humorous coming-of-age story to a John Hughes film.

The Leisure Seeker - 20th April

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in the touching road trip drama as an elderly couple who decide to escape the smothering care of their children and doctors to take off across America.

With him suffering from Alzheimer's and her cancer dooming them to their last few years, the pair take off in their RV, which they dub 'The Leisure Seeker' to head to the Florida Keys to the home of Ernest Hemingway.

Adapted from a 2009 novel from author Michael Zadoorian, it earned Helen Mirren a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her performance.

Also out in April

The Hurricane Heist - 6th April

A meteorologist is forced to stop a gang of criminals attempt to rob a U.S. treasury facility during a Category 5 hurricane.

Truth or Dare - 13th April

A game of truth or dare turns deadly when something begins to kill off players who refuse a dare or tell a lie.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society - 20th April

Lily James plays a writer who forms a bond with the residents of Guernsey when she decides to tell the story of their WWII experiences.

Wonderstruck - 6th April

Family drama sees a young boy seeking a mysterious connection with a young girl from fifty years ago.

 

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