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  • 6th Apr 2024
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The movies we want to watch in April

To say we have a mixed bag of movies this April is an understatement.

From action thrillers to horrors and a few comedies – these April cinema releases are sure to keep us entertained.

Monkey Man – out now.

Oscar nominee Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire fame makes his feature film directing debut with this tour de force action thriller about one man’s quest of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimise the poor and the powerless. He soon begins an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score against the men who took everything from him.

The Trouble with Jessica – in cinemas 5th April

Successful professional London couple Sarah (Shirley Henderson) and Tom (Alan Tudyk) are in deep financial trouble. Their situation takes a terrifying nosedive with the shocking behaviour of uninvited dinner guest Jessica (Indira Varma). Faced with the biggest moral dilemma of their lives and dragging their friends Richard (Rufus Sewell) and Beth (Olivia Williams) with them, together they make a series of choices that could either be their salvation or their destruction.

The First Omen – in cinemas 5th April

The First Omen follows a young American woman played by Nell Tiger Free who is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church. She soon encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a sinister conspiracy to bring about the birth of the Antichrist. The First Omen is of course a prequel to the 1976 horror classic “The Omen”.

Seize Them – in cinemas 5th April

“Greetings peasants” – briming with warmth, humour and swordfights. Seize Them is a comedy road movie set in Britain in the Dark Ages. Arrogant Queen Dagan (Aimee Lou Wood) finds herself toppled by a revolution led by Humble Joan (Nicola Coughlan). The Queen soon becomes a fugitive in her own land and must face hardship and danger as she embarks on a voyage to win back her throne. She’ll also need some help to survive and get her kingdom back. With her new friends, a castle worker (Nick Frost) and a shit shoveler (James Acaster), she soon begins her guest for justice.

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Back to Black – in cinemas 12th April

Back to Black follows the life and incredible music of the much-missed Amy Winehouse, played by Marisa Abela, who started out as a jazz singer in Camden and eventually became an iconic Grammy award winning music superstar. Back to Black celebrates Amy’s artistry as well as trying to understand her demons. The film is a powerful tribute to a once in a generation talent and tells the story of one of the bestselling albums of our time. Eddie Marson and Lesley Manville play her parents.

Civil War – in cinemas 12th April

In the near future, a team of military-embedded journalists travel across the United States during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation. They must race against time to reach Washington DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House. This one is directed by Alex Garland marking his final film as a director. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny and Nick Offerman. This looks to be a rather uncomfortable watch given what is going on in America as we speak.

Abigail – in cinemas 19th April

After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion. All they must do to collect $50 million ransom is watch her, however they soon come to realise that they are actually locked inside with no normal little girl. Also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Stevens and Alisha Weir, recently seen in the recent Netflix hit Matilda: The Musical.

Challengers – in cinemas 26th April

Challengers – in cinemas 26th April

Tashi (Zendaya), a tennis player turned coach, has taken her husband, Art (Mike Faist) – a tennis champion who is on a losing streak – and transformed him from a mediocre player into a world-famous Grand Slam champion. Things take a surprising turn when he faces off against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend Patrick played by The Crown’s Josh O’ Connor.

Boy Kills World – in cinemas 26th April

Yet another action thriller for you.. this one has been described as a dystopian fever dream that follows Boy (played by Bill Skarsgard), a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

The American Society of Magical Negroes – in cinemas 26th April

The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man named Aren (Justice Smith), who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people, who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: enhancing the lives of White people.

Chris Kingston
Entertainment Writer

The font of all knowledge when it comes to TV, film and books. Chris is Laura's brother and the font of all knowledge when it comes to anything related to TV, film and books. He provides our popular round-ups on what to watch at the cinema, the TV not to…


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