The Watch List: 10 Hot April Releases
10 new releases worth watching this month.
1. Dino-mite Anniversary
Jurassic Park 3-D
Cinema’s scariest theme park is turning 20, which means a chance to check out Spielberg’s prehistoric monster movie in a bonus dimension. In theatres April 5.
2. War Time
The Company You Keep
Robert Redford directs and stars in this political thriller as a former anti-Vietnam War militant on the run from the FBI and Shia LaBeouf’s snooping reporter. In theatres April 5.
3. Question Period
This long-anticipated follow-up to writer-director Shane Carruth’s baffling indie time-travel pic Primer had everyone scratching their heads when it premiered at Sundance. Take a shot at cracking the code, or just nod like Homer Simpson watching Twin Peaks: “Brilliant! I have absolutely no idea what’s going on!” In theatres April 5.
4. Cult Do-over
Normally, news of a remake of this classic cabin-in-the-woods spookfest would be cause for concern, but the involvement of original director Sam Raimi inspires confidence. In theatres April 5.
5. Silence is Golden
To the Wonder
Formerly reclusive director Terrence Malick returns with his latest just two years after The Tree of Life. In the largely dialogue-free film, Ben Affleck struggles with his deteriorating relationship with a French woman (Olga Kurylenko) and his connection with a childhood sweetheart (Rachel McAdams) from his Oklahoman hometown. In theatres April 12.
7. They’re Baaaaaaack
Scary Movie 5
Number five in the seemingly unstoppable parody series features Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. We have no one but ourselves to blame. In theatres April 12.
8. Cruise Control
Prominent Scientologist Tom Cruise stars in this sci-fi epic about a man trying to lead humanity to a new home in the stars. If the Church of Scientology weren’t notoriously litigious, one might consider making some kind of joke about that. In theatres April 19.
9. Storm Troopers
The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 gets the Hollywood treatment in this true(ish) story of a family torn apart (but eventually reunited) while vacationing in Thailand. Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts stars as the matriarch in peril. On DVD and Blu-ray April 23.