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hmv.com previews... 10 of Best Movies from April 2016
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hmv.com previews... 10 of Best Movies from April 2016

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinemas screens in April...

 

Captain America: Civil War

(In Cinemas on April 29th)

DC are getting the ball rolling with Batman and Superman are facing off later this month, but Marvel have their own epic showdown coming with the third solo outing of Captain America. In Civil War we pick up right after the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron and politicians are demanding the gang become more accountable and a body be created to determine when to call in the Avengers. This leads to the fracturing of the team into two opposing factions, Captain America, who wants to continue without regulation, and Iron Man, who is in favour of the proposals, this leads to one almighty showdown.

Add to this we've got a big, big cast with plenty of newcomers. The call list includes Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, Paul Bettany’s Vision, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man as well as a returning Chris Evans, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo and the additions of Daniel Brühl, Martin Freeman, William Hurt and Tom Holland, who makes his debut as Spider-Man.

 

 

Eddie The Eagle

(In Cinemas on April 1st)

Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in Dexter Fletcher's big-hearted biopic of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, the man who, against all the odds, would become Great Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Also starring are This Is England's Jo Hartley, Notting Hill's Tim McInnerny, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent.



Dheepan

(In Cinemas on April 8th)

Jacques Audiard, the hugely acclaimed director of A Prophet and Rust And Bone, directs this story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France in the hope of starting a new life, a life that quickly becomes just as problematic as their old one. This scooped the Palme D'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival and has wowed critics across the globe.

 

Huntsman: Winter's War

(In Cinemas on April 8th)

After the success of 2012 fantasy blockbuster Snow White And The Huntsman everyone expected a sequel would be ordered, but, after some offscreen indiscretions between star Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders, things have had to be radically changed. So, for this prequel, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are back and are joined by Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. 

Blunt stars as Freya, the younger sister of Theron's Ravenna, both of whom are plotting to take over the kingdom, the only people who can stop them? Hemsworth's Huntsman and his partner Sara, played by Chastain. 

 

The Jungle Book

(In Cinemas on April 15th)

Jon Favreau, director of the first two Iron Man movies, takes on Rudyard Kipling's classic children's adventure and ropes in the vocal talents of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, with young newcomer Neel Seethi playing Mowgli. 

 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

(In Cinemas on April 22nd)

Tina Fey stars as Kim Barker, a real-life war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan who was sent to cover Operation Enduring Freedom. Directed by John Requa and Glen Ficarra, the directorial team behind Focus and Crazy, Stupid, Love, this is a touching comedy which also stars Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun and Sheila Vand. 

 

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

(In Cinemas on April 22nd)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the documentary makers behind acclaimed films Party Monster and Inside Deep Throat, turn their attention to iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in this acclaimed new movie. 

 

Son Of Saul

(In Cinemas on April 29th)

The winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at last month's Oscars hits cinemas this month, it's a harrowing Hungarian drama about a prisoner forced to burn bodies in Auschwitz who decides to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son, 

 

Midnight Special

(In Cinemas on April 8th)

Mud director Jeff Nichols commands Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst and Joel Edgerton in this sci-fi drama that follows a father and son who go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

 

Victoria

(In Cinemas on April 1st)

Laia Costa leads this much-admried thriller about a young Spanish woman who moves to Berlin and falls in with the wrong crowd, a crowd that lead her somewhere very dangerous indeed.

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