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hmv.com previews... 10 of April's Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... 10 of April's Best Movies

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

 

Avengers: Infinity War

(In Cinemas April 27th)

After devastating the Avengers with the events of Captain America: Civil War, the team must come back together as they’re finally forced to face down Thanos, who is trying to amass the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to inflict his will on all reality.

To stop him, the Avengers are going to need all the help they can get, so they’ve got the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange along for the ride.

Given Infinity War and its 2019 sequel have cost a reported $1 billion to produce, you’d expect a spectacular like we’ve never seen before, and don’t try and make us list the cast members, we’d be here all day…

 


Rampage

(In Cinemas April 13th)

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson finally takes on an opponent that is bigger than him in next month’s almighty blockbuster.

Rampage was a hugely popular Midway arcade game in the 1980s that involved three giant monsters, a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf that wreaking havoc on major cities and landmarks across North America.

In the new movie, which has a script from Non-Stop writer Ryan Eagle, Johnson plays primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth.

But when a rogue genetic experiment goes awry, this gentle ape mutates into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse the same thing has happened to an alligator and a wolf in other parts of the country. To try and save the day, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote and avoid getting crushed to death.

Starring alongside Johnson and Harris are Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Brad Peyton, who previously directed Johnson in San Andreas, is in the director's chair.

 

 

Wonderstruck

(In Cinemas April 6th)

Todd Haynes, from his success with 2015’s tender drama Carol, returns with a new mystery.

Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds as well as newcomer Oakes Fegley all star in this movie, which follows two storylines, 50 years apart in time.

In the first, which is set in 1927, we follow a young girl named Rose who runs away from her father's New Jersey home to find her mother, an actress named Lillian Mayhew. In 1977, we watch as recently orphaned Ben runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father.

 


A Quiet Place

(In Cinemas April 5th)

 

In this chilling horror, Blunt and Krasinski star as a couple living on a farm with their two children in a dystopian future. In order to survive, they must stay silent, but when the couple's son knocks over a lantern, creating a small commotion, all hell breaks loose.

Krasinski himself directs, working from a script from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, writers of hit horror flick Nightlight. 

 

 

Funny Cow

(In Cinemas April 20th)

 

Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine lead the way in this gritty new drama.

The movie stars Peake as a female comedian who devotes herself to the task of trying to break through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom in the working men’s clubs in the North of England

Co-starring alongside Peake and Considine are Tony Pitts, Alun Armstrong, Stephen Graham, Lindsey Coulson as well as comics Kevin Eldon, John Bishop and Vic Reeves.

Mad Dogs and Pierpoint director Adrian Shergold is in charge, while the soundtrack comes with brand new songs from Richard Hawley.

 

 

Love, Simon

(In Cinemas April 6th)


Becky Albertalli's bestselling young adult saga Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda gets the big screen treatment next month.


Nick Robinson, best known for his roles in Jurassic World and Everything Everything, stars alongside 13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford, with Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner and Alexandra Shipp also in key roles.

The story follows Simon, a boy in high school who is weighing up when the right time to tell his friends and family that he is gay. Sadly, when someone attempts to blackmail him, the timing is taken out of his hands…

 


Thoroughbreds

(In Cinemas April 6th)

 

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and the sadly departed Anton Yelchin are the leading lights in this eccentric new drama.

Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke play Amanda and Lily, two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart, a rekindling that draws them into a strange little heist.

Playwright Cory Finley makes his feature-film debut here and is on both writing and directing duty.

 

 


Ghost Stories

(In Cinemas April 6th)

 

Andy Nyman brings his very successful stage show, which ran in London’s West End for more than five years, to the big screen as he directs, writes and takes a starring role in this new chiller.

Nyman plays Professor Phillip Goodman, an arch sceptic who embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'.

Starring alongside Nyman are Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Nicholas Burns and Jill Halfpenny.

 


Beast

(In Cinemas April 27th)

 

War And Peace’s Jessie Buckley and folkster turned actor Johnny Flynn take centre stage in this drama from rising writer/director Michael Pearce.

Buckley plays Moll, a troubled young woman who falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape from her oppressive family. When her new friend is accused of a series of brutal murders, Moll leaps to his defence, but is there more to the story?

 


120 Beats Per Minute

(In Cinemas April 6th)

 

This heartbreaking French drama, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, arrives next month.

Set in Paris in the early 1990s, this is the story of Act Up, a group of activists who are demanding action from the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic.

We follow Nathan, a newcomer to the group, who has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical in the movement...

 

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