New Movies Premiering in April, 2013 (Lucas, Tudyk, Affleck, Cruise, Wahlberg)

by on April 3, 2013

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The month of April has quite a few anticipated new movies coming out… and the cast in those movies include talent such as Jane Levy, Samuel L. Jackson, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Ben Affleck, Alexander Skarsgård, Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Liev Schreiber, Ashley Tisdale, Rachel McAdams, Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Emily Blunt, and a whole bunch more!

Let’s get right to it, shall we?  First up are the movie listings, and after that, the production status of select movies coming soon!

New Movies for Friday, April 5th:

•      Evil Dead

Evil Dead movie

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.

Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield)

Director/Writer: Fede Alvarez (?)

The movie has been seen by almost 3,000 IMDb users and they’re giving it a 7.9 user rating.  Wow.  And here I was worried about all the quotes on the movie poster that was glazing over movie itself!

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•      Trance (limited)

An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Cast: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson,

Director/Producer: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours)

1,800 IMDb users give this movie a 7.6/10

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•      Jurassic Park (3-D version)

Jurassic Park 3D movieDuring a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samular L. Jackson and many more.

Director: Steven Spielberg

over 290,000 IMDb users gave this movie an 8.0!  And if you ever wanted to see it on the big screen, and/or in the 3D gimmick mode, now’s your chance!

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New Movies Coming Out on Friday, April 12th:

•      Scary Movie V

Scary Movie V movie poster

A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon.

Cast: Lots of people… Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Ashley Tisdale, Sarah Hyland, Terry Crews…

Director: Malcolm D. Lee (Soul Men)

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•      42

42 baseball movieThe life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Chadwock Boseman, Christopher Meloni… hey!  Grey’s Anatomy’s James Pickens Jr. is in it.

Director/writer: Brian Helgeland.  His writing resume has 2010’s Robin Hood, Green Zone, & Man on Fire. Directorial experience includes Payback: Straight Up, The Order, A Knight’s Tale.

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•      To the Wonder

To The Wonder movieAfter visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko, Charles Baker

Director/Writer:  Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

After 1,600+ IMDb users chimed in, it has a score of 6.6.

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•      Disconnect

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.

Cast: Max Thieriot, Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin

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•      Into the White

English and German pilots shoot each other down, and later find themselves at the same cabin. In order to survive the tough winter in the Norwegian wilderness they have to stand together. It’s the start of a long and unlikely friendship.

Cast: Florian Lukas, David Kross

Director/Writer: Petter Næss

(Can anyone say Enemy Mine?)  BUT… after 5,000+ plus IMDb users have chimed in, they have given this movie a 7.0.  That seems worthy.

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New Movies for Friday, April 19th:

•      Oblivion

A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Andrea Riseborough, Zoe Bell

Director/Writer: Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy)

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•      In the House (limited)

In the House movieA sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class…

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet

Director: François Ozon (Potiche)

3,000+ IMDb users give this a 7.3

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•      The Lords of Salem

Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record — a “gift from the Lords.” The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

Cast:  Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison

Director/Writer/Producer: Rob Zombie

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•      At Any Price (Tribeca Film Festival)

A farming family’s business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Cast: Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Clancy Brown

Director/writer: Ramin Bahrani

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•      Stuck in Love (limited)

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Cast:  Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Stephen King, Greg Kinnear

Director/writer: Josh Boone

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New Movies in theaters on April 26th:

•      Pain & Gain

Pain and Gain movieA trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Rebel Wilson

Director/producer: Michael Bay (Transformers franchise)

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•      Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki movieThe story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Director: Joachim Rønning (Max Manus: Man of War)

Over 9,500 IMDb users have chimed in and given this movie a 7.2/10.

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•      The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding movieA long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Cast:  Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Diane Keaton, Ben Barnes

Director: Justin Zackham (The Bucket List [writer])

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•      Mud

Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Cast:  Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard … Tom Blankenship

Director/writer: Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)

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•      Arthur Newman (limited)

A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

Cast:  Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Anne Heche, Sterling Beaumon, Kristin Lehman

Director: Dante Ariola

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•      The Reluctant Fundamentalist (limited)

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.

Cast:  Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber

Director: Mira Nair (Amelia)

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•      The Numbers Station

A former black ops agent and the young woman he’s assigned to protect fight for survival after a surprise attack.

Cast: Malin Akerman, John Cusack

Director: Kasper Barfoed

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Movie Production Status Report

Wondering what movies are in what state of production at this point in time (early April 2013)?  Check it out:

In Development
·     The Avengers 2
·     Fifty Shades of Grey
·     Pirates of the Caribbean 5
·     Justice League
·     The Expendables 3

In Pre-production
·     X-Men: Days of Future Past
·     Star Wars: Episode VII
·     Divergent
·     Untitled Transformers Sequel
·     Jurassic Park IV

·     The Amazing Spider-Man 2
·     Captain America: The Winter Soldier
·     Ninja Turtles
·     Anchorman: The Legend Continues
·     Godzilla

In Post-production (due in theaters)
·     The Wolverine (7-26)
·     Iron Man 3 (5-3)
·     World War Z (6-21)
·     Fast & Furious 6 (5-24)
·     The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (11-22)
·     The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (12-13)
·     Star Trek Into Darkness (5-17)
·     White House Down (6-28)
·     Thor: The Dark World (11-8)
·     Kick-Ass 2 (8-16)
·     Ender’s Game (11-1)

Movies Completed Filming and coming soon!
·     Man of Steel (6-14)
·     The Great Gatsby (5-10)
·     Riddick (9-6)

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