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Movies to see in April 2014
From 'Captain America' to a lemur documentary, April has a little bit of something for everyone.
Jude Law is safecracker Dom Hemingway, who spent 12 years in jail for not squealing. Now he’s out and looking for revenge.(Credit: Nick Wall)
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
The first Avenger returns in this sequel to the Marvel Comics movie. This pits Cap against The Winter Soldier, a mythic bad guy. I’ll leave the spoilers out, but he’s a fantastic bad guy.
Steve Coogan — here as Alan Patridge — gets his first major U.S. TV role on Showtime's “Happyish.” (Credit: Magnolia Pictures)
The animated birds are back, and this time, Blu is off to the Amazon in search of other blue macaws — Jewel’s family.(Credit: Blue Sky Studios)
Kevin Costner in a sports movie. Imagine that. Here he plays the GM of the Cleveland Browns, who is trying to land the top pick in the draft.(Credit: Dale Robinette)
A boy with family problems finds a role model and friend in an ex-con loose cannon. Starring Nicolas Cage and directed by David Gordon Green.(Credit: Linda Kallerus)
‘Only Lovers Left Alive’
Indie auteur director Jim Jarmusch (“Broken Flowers”) helms this vampire love story starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. (Credit: Gordon A Timpen)
‘Heaven is for Real’
Based on the best-selling novel, this drama follows a father dealing with his son, who had a near-death experience and now has visions of heaven. Starring Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church.(Credit: Allen Fraser)
Wally Pfister, a cinematographer who frequently works with Christopher Nolan on films like the Batman trilogy, makes his directorial debut with this sci-fi thriller about a man who has his mind uploaded into a computer, giving him immense power. Starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall and Cillian Murphy.(Credit: Peter Mountain)
John Turturro writes and directs this comedy about a man (Woody Allen) who is trying to turn his buddy (Turturro) into a gigolo. Also starring Sharon Stone and Liev Schreiber.(Credit: JOJO WHILDEN)
‘The Other Woman’
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and model Kate Upton star in this revenge comedy about a wife (Mann) and her husband’s mistress (Diaz) who are out to get back at the cheap, who is also with yet another woman (Upton, in a bikini in the trailer). Directed by Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”).(Credit: Barry Wetcher)
‘The Unknown Known’
Donald Rumsfeld is the latest figure to face the camera of documentarian Errol Morris.
‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’
Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary about, well, I’m sure you can just guess.
‘The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden’
This is an intriguing documentary about an eccentric couple, a murder and the lush setting of the Galápagos Islands. Featuring the voice work of Cate Blanchett, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger and more.
After a massive cyber attack, the world is in chaos and a group of friends take refuge in a remote home that is not as secure as they’d hope.
‘In the Blood’
Gina Carano stars in this action flick about a woman searching for her lost husband. Also starring Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo and Luis Guzmán.
‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’
The quick-arriving continuation of Lars von Trier’s March film follows the lead character’s dark life.
‘Under the Skin’
Scarlett Johansson takes the lead in this cerebral sci-fi film about an alien who goes after hitchhikers. From Jonathan Glazer, the director of “Sexy Beast.”
‘St. Vincent de Van Nuys’
Bill Murray stars in this film about the friendship between a boy and his odd war veteran neighbor. Also starring Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd and Terrence Howard.
An offbeat romance adapted from an Alice Munro short story. Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce and Hailee Steinfeld.
A woman seeks to exonerate her brother of a crime in this supernatural flick. Starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane.
Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley star in this horror flick about sisters trying to kill their alcoholic mother (Mira Sorvino).
‘The Railway Man’
A man victimized during World War II seeks out revenge against the people who tortured him. Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
“Shaun of the Dead” star Nick Frost takes the lead in this comedy about a guy trying to learn the salsa to land a woman he’s hot for. Also starring Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ian McShane.
‘A Haunted House 2’
More horror high jinks from Marlon Wayans, spoofing all your favorite scary movies.
The latest Disney nature documentary looks at bears along the coast in Alaska.
If a salesman is able to do 13 increasingly evil tasks for a hidden camera game show, he’ll land millions of dollars. Starring Ron Perlman and Mark Webber.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco plays a woman who joins a group of unpublished writers. When she has quick success, things quickly go awry with the rest of the group. Also starring Tricia Helfer, Jonathan Banks, Chris Klein and Dennis Farina.
‘Make Your Move’
Another dance movie, this one with Derek Hough and underground dance clubs.
The late Paul Walker plays a cop going after a crime lord with access to a lethal weapon.
‘For No Good Reason’
April 25 Johnny Depp visits famed artist Ralph Steadman for this documentary.
‘The German Doctor’
Based on a true story, this Argentine film follows a family who unknowingly lived with Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
Tom Hardy takes the lead in this thriller about a guy whose world begins to unravel as he gets a phone call while driving through England.
‘The Quiet Ones’
Some students and a physics professor join together with the plan of creating a poltergeist with a troubled woman played by Olivia Cooke.
Marion Cotillard stars in this drama about a Polish immigrant in 1920s Manhattan who is forced into prostitution and is left trying to escape and reunite with her sister.Click here to see movies premiering in March