So April’s just rolled around and we’re starting to get into the years good film period finally with a few potentially huge blockbusters coming out and a couple other interesting films, here’s a few to look out for. US release dates by default.
Furious 7 – released 3rd of April
One of the most hotly anticipated films of this year for sure and a new addition to the Fast and Furious franchise sees Dom Toretto and the gang in action once again, now hunted by Owen Shaws’ big brother played by Jason Statham. The plot seems pretty great though, part heist, part thriller and all action (decent promo line if I must say) and with an emotional send off to Paul Walker, the film may just be the best in the series so far, if reviews of it are to be followed anyway. Staring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyreese gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham.
Child 44 – released 17th of April
Interesting drama/thriller set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it follows a state security agent played by Tom Hardy, investigating a series of child murders, interesting, quite tense looking story. And it has a great cast, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace,, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – released 17th of April
Sequel to the first Paul Blart film about the clumsy, often useless but ambitious mall cop, Paul Blart going about his job as a mall cop, expect a lot of slapstick and low-brow humour but hey all comedy has its’ audience. Starring – Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Neil McDonough, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez.
Avengers Age of Ultron – released 23rd of April (UK), 1st of May (US)
Not a US April release but it will be released stateside just a few days after its’ first release, it will probably be the biggest film of the year so far, following on from the events of The Avengers, pitting the super powered team of heroes against a new threat, the autonomous robot Ultron. Ultron poses as a new and formidable threat, able to replicate and upgrade himself, while the team also comes to terms with two new, unstable members in Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who may not be on their side initially anyway. Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen,
The Age of Adaline – released 24th of April
I’ve seen this film described as an epic romance fantasy, which sounds good so let’s go with that, a drama about woman called Adaline played by Blake Lively who, after an accident mysteriously gains the ability of immortality, so she doesn’t age anymore. We get to follow her over the years and decades as she comes to terms with that, dealing with the people in her life that she can’t get too attached to as you know, she’s immortal. Interesting premise to it. Starring Blake lively, Harrison Ford Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew.