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hmv.com previews... 10 of the Best Movies from April 2017

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

 

Fast & Furious 8

(Out April 14th)

 

The all-conquering franchise returns for an eighth instalment and this time the family is at war.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell all return to star while Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren all join the cast.

The new movie, which is titled The Fate Of The Furious in other nations, has been directed by F. Gary Gray, the man responsible for Straight Outta Compton, he works from a script from Chris Morgan, who has written the last six films for the franchise.

At the start of this film it’s all looking rosy with the team now exonerated and enjoying their freedom, but when a mysterious new terrorist named Cipher (Theron) arrives and seduces Dominic Toretto back into a life of a crime and betraying his friends, everything is thrown up in the air.



 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

(Out April 28th)

 

After the hugely successful debut of Star-Lord, Gamora and the rest of their strange gang, they return for a second instalment.

The sequel sees Kurt Russell, The Great Gatsby's Elizabeth Debicki, The Knick's Chris Sullivan and French actress Pom Klementieff all join the cast.

The newbies join a returning Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and voice stars Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel in the sequel.

This time we follow the Guardians as they fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. That and fighting some rather nasty new foes.



 

City Of Tiny Lights

(Out April 7th)

 

Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper and James Floyd lead this stylish British crime drama, which is adapted from Patrick Neate’s bestselling novel of the same name. 

Pete Travis, who has previously directed Vantage Point and Dredd, takes charge, working from a script Neate has adapted from his own novel.

The story follows Ahmed’s Tommy Akhtar, a struggling private detective with a taste for bourbon and too many cigarettes, who is reignited when he’s given the task of tracking down a missing prostitute through the grimy backstreets of London.

 

 

Their Finest

(Out April 21st)

 

Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant and Jeremy Irons are among the all-star cast gathered together for this period drama.

Lone Scherfig, who was behind the camera on An Education and The Riot Club, directs this movie, which is based on Lissa Evans’ novel of the same name.

Their Finest is set in the early 1940’s in the heart of World War Two. We follow a British film crew as they attempt to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg, a process that gets complicated when members of the crew get called up to fight.



 

The Hatton Garden Job

(Out April 14th)

 

It was a story that shocked people all over the world, how one day in April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men who walked away with goods reckoned to be worth around £200 million. This is a re-telling of how it all came together.

Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, Stephen Moyer, Clive Russell, Phil Daniels, Larry Lamb and David Calder star in the movie, which has been written and directed by I Am Soldier and Tower Block’s Ronnie Thompson.



 

Table 19

(Out April 7th)

 

Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow and Silicon Valley's Amanda Crew all star in this downbeat comedy.

The movie stars Kendrick as Eloise, a young woman who has recently been relieved of her duties as maid of honour after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text.

Despite this, she decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with five random guests at the dreaded Table 19, the furthest from the action, but a table resolved to have a good time at the wedding none the less.

The movie has been directed by Jeffrey Blitz, best known for directing 11 episodes of the US version of The Office and indie teen film Rocket Science.



 

The Sense Of An Ending

(Out April 14th)

 

Julian Barnes’ hugely acclaimed novel gets a lavish big-screen adaptation with an all-star cast that includes Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer.

Ritesh Batra, who made massively successful Indian romantic comedy-drama The Lunchbox, is behind the camera, working from an adaptation from playwright Nick Payne, his first screenplay for the big screen.

The film is the story of Broadbent’s Tony Webster, a man in his later years who is forced to revisit his troubled past when a mysterious letter arrives in the post and he’s asked to contact people he hasn’t wanted to speak to in a long time.

 



Neruda

(Out April 7th)

 

Pablo Larrain, director of the Oscar-nominated drama Jackie, takes charge of Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro and Luis Gnecco in this stylish new biopic.

The movie focuses on the political persecution of poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda suffered after he criticised President Gabriel González Videla's brutal anti-communist repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948 and the subsequent manhunt for him.




Rules Don’t Apply

(Out April 21st)

 

Warren Beatty writes, directs and stars in this screwball comedy set in the heart of 1950’s Hollywood.

Starring alongside Beatty are Lily Collins, new Han Solo, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen.

It follows Collins' Marla Mabrey, a devout Baptist beauty queen from Virginia and an aspiring actress, who arrives in Hollywood only a few weeks after Ehrenreich's Frank Forbes, an ambitious young businessman and devout Methodist.

Both of them long for success under their contracts with billionaire filmmaker Howard Hughes but are forbidden from becoming an item themselves. Naturally, things get complicated...

 

 

The Zookeeper's Wife

(Out April 28th)

 

Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl lead this tense drama, which has supporting turns from Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg and Anna Rust.  

The movie has been directed by Whale Rider and newly confirmed Mulan director Niki Caro with a script from Angela Workman.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Diane Ackerman and tells the true story about the Warsaw Zoo keepers couple Jan and Antonina Żabiński, who saved many human and animal lives during World War II by hiding them in animal cages.

 

 

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