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WTM?s What’s On: April Cinema Releases (UK)

In the month of fools, you’d certainly be one to not be heading down to the cinema this April!

Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer…

 

A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
Release date: Apr 5

You can’t tell, but we’re whispering this very quietly. Ironically, A Quiet Place is making quite the noise in the weeks prior to its widespread UK release. And with good reason too. The premise seems simple – a family must live their lives in silence to evade attack from a mysterious threat that hunt purely by sound – but the trailer, refreshingly, doesn’t give much away either. This is one horror film that is well and truly keeping its mouth firmly shut in more ways than one, and we’re all the more intrigued because of it.

Death Wish

Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Bruce Willis
Release date: Apr 6

Eli Roth returns with what we had all wished for in 2018 – a remake of 1974’s Death Wish. Bruce Willis takes up the Charles Bronson mantle as Paul Kersey – a vengeful Doctor who sets out on a road of violent retribution on the men who attacked his family. Yes, it’s a narrative that’s been done to death, but we’re wishing it’ll give us something new to chew on. And with Roth at the helm, that something to chew on will likely be bloody, fleshy, and severed.

Love, Simon

Director: Greg Berlanti
Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner
Release date: Apr 6

Love, Simon looks to be the latest in a recent spout of charming, emotional, and important tales about coming out that comes out this month. Furthering the impressive early careers of its up and coming cast in Nick Robinson and 13 Reasons Why‘s Katherine Langford, we sure hope we Love, Simon as much as Love, Simon looks like it loves Simon…

Thoroughbreds

Director: Cory Finley
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin
Release date: Apr 6

Thoroughbreds will be a film of both beginnings – director Cory Finley’s first feature film – and, sadly, endings – the late Anton Yelchin’s final film. This dark comedy stars Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy alongside Yelchin as two friends who scheme to kill the latter’s stepfather. It looks slick, sharp, and unpredictable – we cannot wait.

Ghost Stories

Director: Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson
Cast:
Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse
Release date:
Apr 6

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson kick it old school with an anthology of terror that harks back to Ealing Studios’ 1945 pinnacle of British horror Dead of Night. Supernatural sceptic Professor Philip Goodman investigates three unexplained, seemingly unconnected, but equally terrifying, tales of ghostly happenings. Adapted from the directors’ own stage play, Ghost Stories looks to be an uncomfortable ride in the best way possible.

Wonderstruck

Director: Todd Haynes
Cast:
Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore
Release date:
Apr 6

Based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Brian Selznick (who pens the screenplay here), Wonderstruck tells two stories simultaneously – one in colour, one in black and white – about a young boy in the Midwest, and a young girl in New York fifty years previous, and the mysterious connection that binds them. Headed up by a cast of relatively unknown child actors (with Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams thrown in for good measure, too) Wonderstruck could be one of 2018’s surprise packages. With Todd Haynes at the helm, at the very least we know it’s going to be gorgeously realised.

Rampage

Director: Brad Peyton
Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris
Release date:
Apr 11

A giant, towering ball of muscle, capable of reducing entire cities to rubble with his bare hands. Oh, and there’s a giant gorilla, too. The latest from San Andreas director Brad Peyton sees Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (you can never not say his full name) go up against a post-genetic-experiment-gone-wrong primate. We’re betting Rampage to be a rampage of loud, senseless, blowy-uppy, Rocky goodness. Get those eyebrows loosened up and ready to go!

Truth or Dare

Director: Jeff Wadlow
Cast:
Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane
Release date:
Apr 13

If we told you there was a horror film being released about a game of Truth or Dare that’ll kill you if you don’t play along, you’d have probably called us out for not telling the truth. Well, those guys over at Blumhouse have just gone and done it, and they’re daring us to take a chance on it. So, go on, we dare you…

Avengers: Infinity War

Director: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Cast:
It’d probably be quicker and easier to list who isn’t in this…
Release date:
Apr 26

Marvel: ‘Infinity War’ is the most ambitious crossover event in history’

Me: STOPPPPPPP THIS NOW!

But, yea – go and see it!

 

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