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Best Movies of April 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of April 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...

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

 

Avengers: Endgame

(Out April 25th)

 

The third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a spectacular end with the release of Avengers: Endgame. 

The film picks up directly after the events of Avengers: Infinity War with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and many, many more all back to star.

Katherine Langford, star of Love, Simon and 13 Reasons Why, joins the cast for this new film, in an as yet unnamed role. Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada will also have a small role in the new film.

Anthony and Joe Russo return to direct, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely supplying the script. 

 

 

Hellboy

(Out April 11th)

 

It's been talked about for many years and it's finally arrived, a new Hellboy. A reboot. 

The reboot has been made without original director Guillermo Del Toro and original star Ron Perlman, with Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall behind the camera and Stranger Things star David Harbour in the title role. 

Hellboy is a demon rescued as an infant who becomes a defender of humanity against the forces of darkness. 

The movie features Mila Jovovich as the Blood Queen, a medieval sorceress with grand plans to destroy the world, who Hellboy is forced to take on.

Jovovich stars alongside Harbour and Ian McShane, who plays Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom. 

American Honey's Sasha Lane and Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim are also in key roles. 

 

 

Shazam!

(Out April 5th)

 

The latest instalment in the DC universe arrives next month in the shape of Shazam!

The new DC adventure stars Zachary Levi as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform via the magic word "Shazam" into an adult superhero after a chance meeting with a magician.

Quickly, Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must learn what Billy's new powers are and how to use them in order to stop the villain Dr Thaddeus Sivana from wielding powers of his own...

Starring alongside Levi are Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou. 

David F. Sandberg, director of hit horror Lights Out, is in charge of this one. 

 

 

 

Wild Rose

(Out April 12th)

 

Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters lead this tense drama about a troubled young woman and country music. 

Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, a young Glaswegian who is fresh out of prison and trying to rebuild her life and relationship with her children.

She dreams of running away to Nashville to become a country star, but that's a dream that isn't the least bit appealing to her mother...

Starring alongside Buckley and Walters are Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Sives. 

Tom Harper, who directed Buckley in the BBC's take on War and Peace as well as episodes of Peaky Blinders and Misfits, is behind the camera. 

 

 

Pet Sematary

(Out April 4th)

 

Stephen King's classic frightfest gets a second life on the big screen in April. 

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow star in the movie, which has been directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.

The story follows Clarke's Dr Louis Creed, who, along with his wife and two young children, relocates from Boston to rural Maine. 

Near their new home, Creed discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods, where dead animals are buried. 

Tragically Creed's daughter is killed in a car accident. Desperate to bring her back, he takes the girl's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form...

 

 

Mid-90s

(Out April 12th)

 

Jonah Hill makes his debut behind the camera with this tender coming of age drama. 

The film stars Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston, with Hill directing and supplying the script.

Mid-90s follows Stevie, a 13-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

 

 

Red Joan

(Out April 19th)

 

Judi Dench and Kingsman breakout star Sophie Cookson lead this thrilling drama. 

The film tells the story of Melita Norwood (known here as Joan Stanley). 

As a young woman, Stanley was a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant before being subsequently recruited by the KGB in the mid-1930s30s.

She then successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union...

Kingsman star Sophie Cookson plays the young Joan Stanley, with Dench as the older version. 

Trevor Nunn directs the film, which also stars Tom Hughes and Stephen Campbell-Moore. 

 

 

Missing Link

(Out April 5th)

 

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas and David Walliams are among the voice talent for this big-hearted family adventure. 

Jackman voices Sir Lionel Frost, a man who considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters.

Sadly for Sir Lionel, none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognise this, leaving him unhappy and frustrated.

His last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on travelling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry, otherwise known as The Missing Link…

Chris Butler, writer/director of ParaNorman and writer of Kubo And The Two Strings, takes charge of this movie. 

 

 

The Keeper

(Out April 5th)

 

The life of Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann is brought to life in this new biopic. 

The film tells the story of Trautmann's journey from a German soldier and prisoner of war to become Manchester City's Number One.

That includes the notorious 1956 FA Cup Final where the goalkeeper sustained a broken neck, but played on and helped City win the trophy. 

David Kross, best known for his roles in The Reader and War Horse, plays Trautmann, with Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling, Dave Johns, Dervla Kirwan and Gary Lewis in the supporting cast. 

Marcus H. Rosenmüller directs the film. 

 

 

Dragged Across Concrete

(Out April 19th)

 

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn lead this brutal action thriller. 

Gibson plays Brett Ridgeman and Vaughn is Anthony Lurasetti, two policemen who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics gets leaked into the media.

Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld, looking for a fast buck. Sadly, it doesn't work...

Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Udo Kier, Thomas Kretschmann and Don Johnson co-star alongside Gibson and Vaughn. 

Z. Craig Zahler, who directed Bone Tomahawk and Brawl In Cell Block 99, which also starred Vaughn, is on writing and directing duty here. 

 

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