The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in April

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in April

Now we've hit April, the evenings are getting longer and all the hints are there that summer (and blockbuster season) is on its way.

But with each month getting its share of top box office-busting titles, as well as great unexpected hits, April boasts its own share of top titles, including...

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 - 28th April

After 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy became the highest-grossing superhero film of all time, Marvel knew they were onto a good thing with the unlikely team up of Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Racoon and Groot.

The sequel sees the Guardians having to save the galaxy once again, this time with a few new members - including a couple of former enemies turned allies - and some exciting new faces.

With Marvel giving director James Gunn more freedom, and also a higher budget, expect the action to be more bombastic, the jokes to be funnier and the soundtrack to be just as good.

Watch the trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

Fast And Furious 8 - 14th April

Furious 7 stunned most observers when it gorssed nearly $400 million and became the fifth highest-grossing film ever, it was a given that Dominic Toretto and his family would return for another physics-defying, stunt-laden outing.

In Fast And Furious 8 (also dubbed The Fate of the Furious), Dom is coerced into turning on his 'family' and wife by a new criminal mastermind, in a twist that F&F fans have never seen, and one that could change the series' landscape forever.

The star-studded cast has added big names Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren to the roster in what will no doubt be the biggest, baddest and more explosion-filled Fast and Furious film so far.

Watch the trailer for Fast And Furious 8

Their Finest - 21st April

A stellar cast of top British talent, including Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Jeremy Irons and Sam Claflin feature in the WWII romantic comedy.

Arterton plays a scriptwriter tasked with helping to write a propaganda film in a bid to boost national morale of the British public after the Blitz.

One for the 'golden generation' of filmgoers, this unmistakeably British film has the wartime humour, great acting and enjoyable plot that you'd expect from such a talented cast.

Watch the trailer for Their Finest

The Boss Baby - 7th April

Loosely based on the 2010 children's book, the animation, which boasts the voice talent of  Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Tobey Maguire, is looking to become the most successful family film of the year.

Baldwin voice the suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby, a new addition to the Templeton family, who his older brother finds out is an agent in the secret war between babies and puppies.

Already having raked in nearly $50 million in its first weekend in the US, The Boss Baby is hopeful of being 2017's highest-grossing kid's film.

Watch the trailer for The Boss Baby

Going In Style - 7th April

Zach Braff directs the remake of the 1979 crime caper, as Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin star as three pensioners who are forced to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled.

The critics that have seen the heist comedy have praised it, especially the performances of the three main actors, who plan to rob the bank that is holding the pensions of the company that they worked for.

Watch the trailer for Going In Style

Also out in April

Table 19 - 7th April

Anna Kendrick stars in the wedding comedy drama as an ex-girlfriend of the best man, who is seated with the fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded table 19.

Unforgettable - 21st April

A newly-married woman is haunted by her husband's manipulative and mentally unstable ex-wife in the tense thriller.

The Zookeeper's Wife - 28th April

Based on Diane Ackerman's novel, Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh play the keepers of Warsaw Zoo who help save hundreds of people during the German invasion in WWII.

The Promise - 28th April

Oscar Isaac plays an Armenian medical student, and Christian Bale an American journalist based in Paris who both fall for the same girl during the final years of the Ottoman Empire.

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