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Feature: Spring Movies – April

Today we preview the big movies of April, before heading into the hot summer season.

In our Spring Movies – April rundown, we start with some magic, then some politics mixed with music, a video game, a sinister tale of violence, and a romantic comedy for Mother’s Day, aptly named – Mother’s Day.


TALE OF TALES

Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.

Spring Movies
Archimede

Directed by: Matteo Garrone

Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones

Release: 22 April 2016

Official plot version from ifcfilms.com


ELVIS & NIXON

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Spring Movies
Amazon Studios

Directed by: Liza Johnson

Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer

Release: 22 April 2016

Official plot version from elvisnixonmovie.com


Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind — a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

Spring Movies
Gramercy Pictures

Directed by: Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland

Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward

Release: 29 April 2016

Official plot version from focusfeatures.com


Green Room

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Spring Movies
Broad Green Pictures

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat

Release: 29 April 2016

Official plot version from a24films.com


Mother’s Day

Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudekis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Spring Movies
Open Road Films

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts

Release: 29 April 2016

Official plot version from openroadfilms.com


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