This April, unfortunately, is a very quiet month...well, the calm before the summer perhaps...
The Fate of the Furious (Apr 14-USA, Apr 12-UK, Apr 13-Singapore)
Probably the only big blockbuster of the month, and the only one I am quite looking forward to. And even so, my excitement of the Furious movies have recently been falling. Up to film number six, I was very much enjoying the series, but Furious 7, for me, wasn't really good. And now it looks like just more of the same stuff that happens, the same kind of humour, the same kind of action. The difference...well, now they have submarines. And even as they try to switch the game a little bit by making Dom turn against his family, it just doesn't look believable and it doesn't really excite me that much. I think we can all safely have an educated guess on how that would end.
So all things put together, I am really not quite keen on this film, but I still think it can at least be a fun, dumb, action flick. And perhaps the thing I'm most looking forward to is to see The Rock and Jason Statham go at each other...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XBmsl7wbIQ (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GvX2uexGkA (Trailer #2)
The Lost City of Z (Apr 14-USA, Mar 24-UK, Apr 20-Singapore)
This is another one of those films that wasn't initially in my radar. And even when I first saw the title, I thought it sounded cheesy and it may just be one of those lesser budget films that could even be direct to Video or Streaming (especially with Amazon Studios popping up). But apparently not, and I saw the most recent trailer, and it looked pretty intriguing. The film sounded pretty serious considering what I thought it might be. I am not 100% sold on this, but given the drought in April, it is highly likely that I will check it out...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZKM4ZlAZ6g (Trailer #1)
I'm looking at quite a few interesting comedies here in the month of April. The first of which is Going in Style (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1pe_eRiMiE) - out on April 7th - which is perhaps the one I'm most excited about. The plot is about three old men trying to pull of a heist. Might not sound like something groundbreaking, but the three old men are Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine & Alan Arkin...all Academy Award winners. That sold me immediately!
Also out on the same day is another interesting comedy called Colossal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcZtz8VXXE). The interesting aspect of this film is the fact that Anne Hathaway's character has some sort of connection to the Kaiju (monster) wreaking havoc in Seoul.
Films also coming out on April 7th include Smurfs: The Lost Village (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3scpLbTCINw) which I am not even a little bit interested, and a drama called Gifted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI01wBXGHUs) which stars Chris Evans and is directed by Marc Webb.
Next, out on a different date (April 21st) is a movie that I'm personally very intrigued about: Free Fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BfNs3YOIVA). It is one of those action comedy films which just doesn't hold back - both in terms of the violent action and the profane comedy.
Finally, we have The Circle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C9tKfl8t0Y), an intriguing thriller starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. There probably isn't a lot of action (if any) so a lot is dependent on how good the plot unfolds and the revelation of it all.