New Movie Releases – April 2012
With April upon us and the promise of rainy days, it's time to turn our eyes to the theatrical forecast to start planning our delightful pasty kid indoor days. This month sees the return of 'Titanic' to the big screen in eye-popping 3D, so we can all see what happens when Leo draws Kate like one of his French girls, real up close and personal style.
Not a fan of revisiting epic romance amid epic disaster in the third dimension? This month also offers up the long-awaited horror comedy 'The Cabin in the Woods,' as well as not-so long-awaited sequel, 'American Reunion.' If you're looking for something a little more sophisticated, the indie sci-fi thriller 'Sound of My Voice' releases late in the month; go in blind to this one at all costs.
And horror fans have more than just a cabin to rejoice over: Mary Harron ('American Psycho') returns with her latest thriller, 'The Moth Diaries.'
Start marking your calendars, movie nerds, 'cause this month just got real.
'Titanic 3D' -- Directed by James Cameron. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, and Billy Zane. James Cameron's Academy Award-winning 1997 film about starcrossed lovers on the doomed maiden voyage of the infamous ship gets a 3D makeover.
'American Reunion' -- Directed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg. Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, and Seann William Scott. We've seen these four young men traverse high school, pies, college, and marriage, and now they're all grown up with kids of their own.
'The Cold Light of Day' -- Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri. Starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver. While vacationing in Spain a man's family is kidnapped by mysterious agents looking for a suitcase.
'The Cabin in the Woods' -- Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. A group of friends head to a cabin in the woods for the weekend to blow off some steam, but things aren't exactly what they seem to be in this horror comedy.
'Lockout' -- Directed by James Mather, Stephen St. Leger. Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, and Peter Stormare. In this B-action throwback produced by Luc Besson, Guy Pearce plays a "loose cannon" prisoner offered freedom if he can save the daughter of the President.
'The Three Stooges' -- Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso. An updated version of the classic comedy trio.
'The Moth Diaries' -- Directed by Mary Harron. Starring Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon, and Lily Cole. Jealousies and dark secrets abound at an an all-girls boarding school in this new thriller from director Mary Harron.
'The Five-Year Engagement' -- Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. This romantic comedy follows the highs and lows of a couple's relationship as they must continuously postpone their engagement.
'The Raven' -- Directed by James McTeigue. Starring John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans. Visionary James McTeigue ('V for Vendetta') brings the story of Edgar Allan Poe and his infamous poem 'The Raven' to the big screen in this gothic thriller.
'Safe' -- Directed by Boaz Yakin. Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, and Chris Sarandon. It's an everything but the kitchen sink actioner with Jason Statham (enough said) as an agent who must rescue a kidnapped woman and square off against the Triad, the Russian mafia, and crooked NYC officials.
'Sound of My Voice' -- Directed by Zal Batmanglij. Starring Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, and Nicole Vicius. This restrained indie sci-fi film follows a journalist couple as they infiltrate a cult led by Maggie, a beautiful woman who claims to be from the future.