April has several interesting movies with big stars like Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal; much-anticipated Chick Flicks like Water for Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon and the Action Chick Flick, Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan. Several Oscar-winning and Oscar nominated movies are being released on DVD this month. If you missed them at the theater or want to see what all the talk was about, this is your chance to rent or purchase movies like Black Swan, The Tourist and Tangled.
New Chick Flick Movies in April
Saoirse Ronan, plays Hanna, a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her father (Eric Bana) to be the perfect assassin. Hanna is sent on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. Also starring Cate Blanchet and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, The Soloist). Opens in theaters April 8, 2011
Water for Elephants
Based on the popular novel by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants is the story about a veterinary student, played by Twilight’s Robert Pattinson who abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet. Reese Witherspoon also stars as the beautiful circus performer who captures his heart.Opens April 22, 2011
AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt star in this movie, based on the true story of young surfer Bethany Hamilton who summons the courage to return to the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. Carrie Underwood also makes an appearance in this inspiring story. Opens in theaters April 8, 2011
It seems like Natalie Portman is in almost every movie this year. She follows her Oscar-winning performance in Black Swan with Your Highness. Portman stars will indy Chick Flick favorite, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco and Danny McBride. When perfect Prince Fabious’s bride (Zooey) is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous (McBride). Natalie Portman plays Isabel, a warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own. Opens April 8, 2011
Michelle Williams stars with Bruce Greenwood and Paul Dano this story settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. Opens in theaters April 8, 2011 in NY & LA
Robert Redford is back behind the camera, directing Robin Wright, the yummy James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson in the historical drama, The Conspirator. Robin Wright plays Mary Surratt , the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. James McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent. Opens April 15, 2011
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga star in this action movie about an experimental government program that sends soldier Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) back in time just 8 minutes to figure out who is responsible for blowing up a train. Opens April 1, 2011
Bad boy and Mr. Katie Perry, Russell Brand re-invents the role of loveable billionaire in Arthur. An irresponsible charmer, Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: his vast fortune and his lifelong nanny Hobson (played by the incredible Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. This movie is perfect for Russell and his quirky brand (get it…’brand’) of humor. Opens April 8, 2011. Have you seen the original Arthur, starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli?
Rainn Wilson (The Office), Ellen Page and Liv Tyler in Director James Gunn’s comedy, Super. Rainn Wilson plays a regular guy who changes himself into wannabe superhero the after his wife leaves him for a suave drug-dealer. Ellen Page joins him as his teen-sidekick, Libby as the duo wage in war against crime and try to take down Jacques and his drug empire.
I wonder what happened James Marsden’s career that has him co-starring with an animated Easter Bunny (voice of Brand) who runs away to Hollywood to be a drummer in a rock band.
Worth a Look
Friends star, David Schwimmer directs Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in Trust. The story involves a married couple who struggle after their 14-year-old daughter, is assaulted by her online boyfriend. Opens in limited release.
U2 fans might like this comedy about two brothers in Dublin who start a rock star at the same time as their old school friends start a band called U2. Starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and the late Pete Postlethwaite.
Also Opening In April
APRIL 15th: Scream 4, Rio, Henry’s Crime. The Conspirator APRIL 22nd: Madea’s Big Happy Family. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold APRIL 29th: Fast Five, Prom, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
New Chick Flicks on DVD in April
On My DVD Rental List
The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie (Watch The Tourist now)
Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman
Award Winners and Nominees
The Fighter, starring Oscar winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo
Also Available on DVD
How Do You Know Starring Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson