New Movie Releases — April 2014
We’re almost to summer, so say hello to the first blockbusters of the season, from superheroes to the debut feature from Chris Nolan’s own cinematographer. April also brings big laughs and plenty of adventure, too. Check out our guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters in April 2014.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ – Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan. Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
‘Nymphomaniac Part Two‘ (Limited) — Directed by Lars von Trier. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, and Willem Dafoe. The continuation of Joe’s sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman’s care.
‘Frankie and Alice’ (Limited) — Directed by Geoffrey Sax. Starring Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, and Phylicia Rashad. A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
‘Under the Skin‘ (Limited) — Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, and Jessica Mance. An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
‘Goodbye World’ (Limited) — Directed by Denis Hennelly. Starring Adrian Grenier, Gaby Hoffmann, and Ben McKenzie. When a mass text triggers an apocalyptic cyber attack, a couple who peacefully raise their child off the grid welcome old friends into their home, but the reunion quickly devolves as old wounds are made fresh.
‘Alan Partridge’ (Limited) — Directed by Declan Lowney. Starring Steve Coogan, Jaspal Badwell, and Elizabeth Berrington. When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
‘Dom Hemingway‘ (Limited) — Directed by Richard Shepard. Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, and Demian Bichir. After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.
‘Oculus‘ – Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, and Brenton Thwaites. A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
‘Rio 2‘ – Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Anne Hathaway, and Leslie Mann. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.
‘Draft Day‘ – Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Tom Welling. The General Manager of the Cleveland Browns struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team.
‘Perfect Sisters’ (Limited) — Directed by Stanley M. Brooks. Starring Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, and Mira Sorvino. Tired of their mother’s alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘ (Limited) — Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, and Mia Wasikowska. A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.
‘Joe‘ (Limited) — Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, and Adriene Mishler. An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15 year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
‘Hateship, Loveship’ (Limited) — Directed by Liza Johnson. Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, and Hailee Steinfeld. A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.
‘Heaven Is for Real’ – Directed by Randall Wallace. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, and Connor Corum. A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
‘Transcendence‘ – Directed by Wally Pfister. Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Morgan Freeman. A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
‘Bears‘ – Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scoley. Narrated by John C. Reilly. In an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, Disneynature’s 2014 big-screen adventure ‘Bears’ follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
’13 Sins’ (Limited) — Directed by Daniel Stamm. Starring Ron Perlman, Mark Webber, and Pruitt Taylor Vince. A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
‘The Final Member’ (Limited) — Directed by Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math. This documentary follows the owner of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, the world’s only penis museum, who has curated specimens from every mammal species except one: the human man.
‘Fading Gigolo’ (Limited) — Directed by John Turturro. Starring John Turturro, Woody Allen, and Sharon Stone. Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
‘The Other Woman‘ – Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. After realizing she is not her boyfriend’s primary lover, a woman teams up with his wife and plots mutual revenge.
‘The Quiet Ones‘ – Directed by John Pogue. Starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, and Olivia Cooke. A University physics professor assembles a team to help create a poltergeist.
‘Brick Mansions‘ – Directed by Camille Delamarre. Starring Paul Walker, David Belle, and RZA. An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang.
‘The German Doctor’ (Limited) — Directed by Lucia Puenzo. Starring Natalia Oreiro, Alex Brendemuhl, and Diego Peretti. The true story of an argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
‘Chinese Puzzle’ (Limited) — Directed by Cedric Klapisch. Starring Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France, and Romain Duris. A 40 year-old father of two still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
‘Blue Ruin’ (Limited) — Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, and Amy Hargreaves. A mysterious outsider’s quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
‘For No Good Reason’ (Limited) — Directed by Charlie Paul. Johnny Depp stars in this documentary about the life and works of his friend, radical artist Ralph Steadman.
‘Locke‘ (Limited) — Directed by Steven Knight. Starring Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, and Andrew Scott. A single phone call causes the life of a successful construction manager to unravel during his drive home.