Spring Movie Season: April 2011


Spring is here! So what films come out this month which is a prequel to the Summer Movie Season? Opening the month we have Jake Gyllenhaal starring in the action film “Source Code”. Following week Academy Award nominee, Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”), stars in “Hanna” which looks like an intriguing action thriller. The film also stars Eric Bana (“The Hulk”) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”). Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) along with Danny McBride and Academy Award nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) star in the comedy “Your Highness”.

Mid month Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway star in the animated comedy “Rio”, which looks like a cute film to check out with friends and/or family.

Toward the end of the month are some movie sequels. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise titled “Fast Five”. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joins the cast in this latest installment. Hayden Panettiere takes over as the voice of Red Riding Hood in “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”.

My spotlight pick of the month is “The Conspirator” directed by Robert Redford and with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson. Based upon true events, the film details the trial following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Well that’s my April overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for my movie picks for the start of the Summer Movie Season picks.

**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**
Source: Comingsoon.net

April 1
– Cat Run (limited)
– Circo (NY; LA release: Apr. 8)
– Hop
– In a Better World (limited)
– Insidious
– The Last Godfather (limited)
– Queen to Play (limited)
– Rubber (limited)
Source Code
– Super (NY, LA)
– Trust (limited)
– Two Gates of Sleep (NY)
– Wrecked (limited)

April 6
– Blank City (NY)

April 8
– American: The Bill Hicks Story (NY; LA release: Apr. 15)
– Arthur
– Born to be Wild (IMAX)
– Ceremony (limited)
– Exodus Fall (LA)
– Henry’s Crime (NY; LA release: April 15)
– Meek’s Cutoff (limited)
– Meet Monica Velour (limited)
– Meeting Spencer (NY)
– No Eres Tu, Soy Yo (limited)
– Soul Surfer
– To Die Like a Man (NY)
Your Highness

April 13
– A Screaming Man (NY)

April 15
– Armadillo (NY)
– Atlas Shrugged Part I
The Conspirator
– The Double Hour (NY, LA)
– Footprints (NY, LA)
– The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (NY)
– Scream 4
– Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja (NY)

April 22
– African Cats
– The Bang Bang Club (NY, LA)
– Cougar Hunting (limited)
– Deep Gold
– Dum Maaro Dum (limited)
– Dumbstruck (NY; LA release: Apr. 29)
– Incendies (NY, LA)
– Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (limited)
– POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (limited)
– Stake Land (limited)
– Tied to a Chair (limited)
– Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
– Water for Elephants
– When Harry Tries to Marry (limited)
– Zokkomon (limited)

April 27
– The Arbor (NY; LA release: May 13)

April 29
– 13 Assassins (limited)
– Bride Flight (limited)
– Cave of Forgotten Dreams (limited)
– Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
– Earthwork (NY; LA release: May 20)
– Exporting Raymond (limited)
Fast Five (conventional theaters and IMAX)
– Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (3D/2D theaters)
– Prom
– Road to Nowhere (limited)
– The Robber (NY)
– Sympathy for Delicious (limited)

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