April is the gateway to the summer blockbuster season. Kicking things off is the much delayed, much-anticipated Morbius movie starring Jared Leto. The rest of the month will see a complimentary mixture of big budget action and small independent darlings. Here’s what will be hitting movie screens this month!
MORBIUS | APR. 1
Synopsis: Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
THE CONTRACTOR | APR. 1
Synopsis: A discharged U.S. Special Forces sergeant, James Harper, risks everything for his family when he joins a private contracting organization.
BETTER NATE THAN NEVER | APR. 1 (DISNEY PLUS)
Synopsis: 13-year-old Nate Foster is an unpopular Midwestern kid who entertains vivid fantasies of becoming a big Broadway musical star. In the meantime, however, Nate can’t even get a decent role in his middle school’s drama productions, getting cast as a tree in the chorus instead of the lead role he craves. However, when he and his best friend Litty mastermind a daring trip to New York City, without their parents’ knowledge, to audition for “Lilo and Stitch: The Musical,” Nate may be on the verge of fulfilling his lifelong dream. But first, he has to overcome a series of comical obstacles that threaten his Broadway adventure with disaster at every farcical turn.
YOU WON’T BE ALONE | APR. 1 (LIMITED)
Synopsis: In an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, a young girl is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 | APR. 8
Synopsis: When the manic Dr Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Tails is all that stands in their way.
AMBULANCE | APR. 8
Synopsis: Two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry.
FATHER STU | APR. 13
Synopsis: Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people during his journey from self-destruction to redemption.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE | APR. 15
Synopsis: The third installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.
WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR | APR. 15 (LIMITED)
Synopsis: Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her.
THE BAD GUYS | APR. 22
Synopsis: Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with some disastrous results along the way.
THE NORTHMAN | APR. 22
Synopsis: From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.
THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT | APR. 22 (LIMITED)
Synopsis: A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday party but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.
Those are the films slated to hit movie screens come this April. Which films are you most excited to check out? Are there any you are going to pass on? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!