Easter mood is in the air bringing loads of bright emotions. No matter whether it is a traditional Easter celebration among your family members and relatives or the long deserved holidays far from home, there will be time for a cozy evening looking for some visual entertainment. So why not explore what new releases April has to offer in advance? There's a bunch of new comedies, a couple of horror movies and a quartet of animation for your entertainment.
GOING IN STYLE
Director: Zach Braff
Written by: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon
Plot Synopsis: Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Get ready for the grandfather of all heist films!
Director: Lone Scherfig
Written by: Lissa Evans
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy
Plot Synopsis: With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need ‘a woman's touch'. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. With the country's morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. Set against the backdrop of the London blitz, the film will show how in the extremities and atrocities of war people's wit, humility and sheer courage overcome the depressingly hopeless situation and even the most unlikely romances can bloom.
Director: Steven Brill
Written by: Dan Bulla, Tim Herlihy, Paul Sado
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, Jane Seymour, Carl Weathers, Arsenio Hall
Plot Synopsis: The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER
Director: Ken Marino
Written by: Jon Zack, Chris Spain
Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Renee Taylor, Mckenna Grace, Raquel Welch, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Michael Cera
Plot Synopsis: In this laugh out loud comedy, Eugenio Derbez plays a very handsome and very young Maximo who has a dream to be rich without ever having to work a day in his life. Having made a career of seducing rich older women, he marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, spoiled and bored from waking up next to his now 80-year-old wife - he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion and desperate for a place to stay, he must move in with his estranged sister, Sara, (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo in their small apartment. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses his nephew's crush on a classmate to get to his new target - her grandmother, Celeste, a widowed billionaire. As Maximo tries to rekindle his powers as a Latin lover, he finds himself bonding with his nephew Hugo, and he begins to learn that being a Latin lover means that loving money isn't as important as the love of your family.
Director: Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie
Written by: Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie
Starring: Aaron Poole, Natalie Brown, Kenneth Welsh, Ellen Wong, Art Hindle
Plot Synopsis: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.
Director: Justin Barber
Written by: T.S. Nowlin
Starring: Luke Roberts, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Florance Hartiga
Plot Synopsis: In the spring of 1997, several residents of Phoenix, Arizona claimed to witness mysterious lights in the sky. This phenomenon, which became known as “The Phoenix Lights,” remains the most famous UFO sighting in American history. On July 23, 1997, three high school student filmmakers went missing while camping in the desert outside Phoenix. The purpose of their trip was to document their investigation into the Phoenix Lights. They were never seen again. Twenty years later, Sarah Bishop, a documentary filmmaker and younger sibling of one of the missing, returns to Phoenix to delve into the their disappearances and the emotional trauma left on those that knew them. Nothing can prepare her for the shocking discovery of a tape from the night her brother and his friends disappeared.
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
Director: Kelly Asbury
Written by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Chris Poche
Starring: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Mandy Patinkin
Plot Synopsis: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
SPARK: A SPACE TRAIL
Director: Aaron Woodley
Written by: Aaron Woodley, Doug Hadders, Adam Rotstein
Starring: Jace Norman, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart
Plot Synopsis: Thirteen years ago the power-mad General Zhong (Alan C. Peterson) seized control of Planet Bana, tearing it to pieces in the process. Enter Spark (Jace Norman) and his friends, Chunk (Rob deLeeuw) and Vix (Jessica Biel), who learn of Zhong's plan to take over the universe. If Zhong is able to harness the power of an ancient beast known as the Kraken, he'll have history's deadliest weapon at his fingertips. And it's up to Spark and his friends to stop him. An action-packed space-odyssey filled with humor and heart, SPARK is the story of a boy who embarks on an epic adventure, and in the process discovers his rightful place in the universe.
TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
Director: Sam Liu
Written by: Ernie Altbacker
Starring: Stuart Allan, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Sean Maher, Christina Ricci, Brandon Soo Hoo, Kari Wahlgren, Miguel Ferrer, Gregg Henry
Plot Synopsis: The Titans are on the hunt for the villainous Brother Blood, not realizing that they might have a traitor among them.
Director: Alberto Rodriguez
Written by: Juan Ramon Ruiz de Somavia
Starring: Jeff Foxworthy, Rob Schneider, Frankie Quinones, Lexi Walker
Plot Synopsis: Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when his family leave for Japan. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, the Martins settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek. This picture perfect place turns out to be a facade constructed by its villainous owner to capture dogs. Ozzy will soon end up in the real Blue Creek, a prison for dogs, run by dogs. Ozzy will have to avoid danger and find strength in his new friends, Chester, Fronky and Doc to escape the prison and return home safely.