April 2022 Movie Releases and News
April 1, 2022
Starring: Jared Leto, Michael Keaton, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris
Oscar winner and front man of rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, Jared Leto stars as Dr. Michael Morbius a biochemist with a rare blood disease. In his quest to find a cure, he’s attacked by bats and gains vampire-like powers. As his powers grows, he continues to grapple with the moral responsibilities of power and adapting to the newfound darkness lingering throughout him. While Morbius originated in the Spider-Man universe its unclear if he’ll be integrated into the MCU. According to multiple Easter eggs in the trailer featuring Spider-Man and even a joke from Morbius himself mocking another Sony character that recently joined the MCU, Venom, this anti-hero will likely join the MCU ranks someday.
Set over twenty-four hours, writer-director Charles Dorfman’s Barbarians sees a dinner party take a nightmarish turn when the doorbell rings. As manners give way to madness, an evening of celebration descends into a dark night of terror; and a civilized dinner party turns out to be anything but. The thriller stars Iwan Rheon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tom Cullen, and Inès Spiridonov. Starring: Iwan Rheon, Tom Cullen, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Will Kemp.
Yuri fights to save his hometown – which he shares with his namesake, Yuri Gagarin – from demolition. Starring: Alseni Bathily, Lyna Khoudri, Jamil McCraven, Finnegan Oldfield
You Won’t Be Alone
Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, You Won’t Be Alone follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in the nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this horrific power in order to understand what it means to be human. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Alice Englert, Anamaria Marinca, Sara Klimoska
Chris Pine stars in the action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut off from his pension. In debt, out of options, and desperate to provide for his family, Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him. Also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, and Eddie Marsan.
April 8, 2022
In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home).
A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family, and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates everyone who hears it, including successful manager Guy-Claude Kamar, who resolves to do everything in his power to make her a star. As Aline climbs from a local phenomenon to best-selling recording artist to international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with the decades-older Guy-Claude and the other with her adoring audiences. Starring: Valérie Lemercier, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Fichaud, Roc Lafortune
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic’s first appearance on the big screen was surprisingly well-received especially after the internet demanded the signature speedster be re-designed. Sure enough, the creators listened and gave us the film audiences know and love today with an archetypal buddy-cop plot, an over-the-top energetic villain played by comedy legend Jim Carrey, and an underlying message about the importance of friendship and family. Now Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is back with another fan-favorite, newcomer Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey). Vowing again to protect his friend Ben (James Marsden) and the rest of the world from Doctor Robotnik turned into Dr. Eggman (Jim Carrey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) another character from the original games.
Academy Award winner Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey) returns with an intimate portrait of one dairy cow’s life. The film highlights the beauty and challenges cows face and their great service to us all.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
When an interdimensional rupture threatens to unravel reality, the fate of the world is suddenly in the hands of a most unlikely hero: Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother. As bizarre and bewildering dangers emerge from the many possible worlds, she must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight her way through the splintering timelines to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and irreverent adventure through the multiverse. Starring: Jenny Slate, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong
April 15, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
The film features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based on a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and Tim Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti, and Michael Sharp served as executive producers. Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston
Paris, 13th District Romance
Four young people fall in and out of love (and sex) with each other while figuring out their lives in Paris. From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard, based on stories by Adrian Tomine. Starring: Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant, Jehnny Beth.
God wanted a fighter and He found one. Mark Wahlberg stars in the inspiring true-life story, Father Stu. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Annet Mahendru.
April 22, 2022
An animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story. Starring: Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent.
The Bad Guys
Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as The Bad Guys. Dreamworks Animation’s newest film based on the best-selling children’s book of the same name is bringing heists, moral dilemmas, and laugh-out-loud action to the big screen. Following 5 animal criminals who are caught on a huge heist mission, must now assimilate into society by displaying good habits-or go to prison. The gang sets out to trick the world into thinking they’ve reformed but will they be able to fool the authorities they’ve scammed for so long? Featuring Awkwafina, Sam Rockwell, Anthony Ramos, and many more recognizable names Dreamworks fans are hoping that The Bad Guys turns out more like its promising source material and less like recent Dreamwork’s projects such as The Boss Baby. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Marc Maron
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes THE NORTHMAN, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner* Nicolas Cage plays… Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero. *1995, Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas. Oscar® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
April 29, 2022
12-year-old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief. Starring: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin
An astronaut who crashes on a mysterious planet discovers that he is not alone. Starring: Adam Driver, Chloe Coleman, Ariana Greenblatt
Follow Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.Starring: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson.