From evil queens and superhero face-offs to the revival of a childhood favourite, these are the April movies you need to see
The Huntsman: Winter's War | April 7
This prequel (or sequel? You decide!) has twice the amount of evil queens (rocking seriously stunning outfits) and just enough Chris Hemsworth satisfy the hungry fangirls. Here's hoping for a shirtless scene!
THE JUNGLE BOOK | APRIL 7
With voices from beloved actors such as Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, this live-action reimagining of the beloved classic looks like it may have visual effects to rival The Life of Pi. And it looks EPIC.
THE BOSS | APRIL 7
Melissa McCarthy’s business mogul character is jailed for insider trading and emerges months later, ready to rebrand herself as America’s sweetheart. But the people she screwed over aren’t so quick to forgive. So what do you do when you’re strapped for cash? You assemble a band of ruthless children and start a
street gang pastry empire, of course!
ALLEGIANT | APRIL 14
Tris and her attractive band of frenemies venture outside Dystopian Chicago to demand answers. But apparently not everyone likes finding out they’re part of a genetic Big Brother experiment? Who knew?! The trailer indicates that we’ve left book territory far behind, but since the general public hated the ending of Allegiant that might not be a bad thing.
WIDE OPEN SKY – APRIL 21
This uplifting documentary focuses on a children’s choir in remote outback Australia and reminds us why no child should grow up without music. How AWESOME is the little kid who plays bagpipes? I want to adopt them all. I definitely did not get teary during this trailer. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL | APRIL 21
A desperate father races to save his gifted young son, all the while being pursued by a government task force and an extreme religious sect. Yes, that is Kylo Ren Adam Driver in the trailer. He can’t get enough of hunting specially-gifted maybe-aliens.
MOTHER’S DAY | APRIL 28
Director Garry Marshall (Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve) returns with another all-star cast and a third set of interwoven stories based around a major holiday.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR | APRIL 28
This is basically The Avengers 2.5, with (almost) all your favourite superheroes returning to weigh in on whether Bucky Barnes should be allowed to live. I’m not entirely sure that I believe the way they’ve all teamed up, but with so many attractive actors in skintight suits, this one is a must-see.
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