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2018 April Movies

Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018)

April 27, 2018
PG-13
Action, Sci-Fi

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

The third Avengers movie in the game-changing Marvel Cinematic Universe, this film is positioned to be a culmination of everything that has transpired in the franchise to date. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who previously helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, have assembled the largest ensemble in a superhero film to date. Nearly every living character in the MCU will be included, as the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take down Thanos in a battle that will have massive repercussions for the future. The filmmakers have not been shy to tease character deaths are in store, signaling that some of the original Avengers might be at the end of their ropes.

A sequel, Avengers 4, is also on the release schedule and will be released in May 2019 to close out Phase 3.

Want to know more about Avengers: Infinity War?

Watch the Infinity War Trailer


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God of War (2018 Video Game)

April 20, 2018
M
Action, Adventure

From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for God of War. His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters and must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest. This startling re-imagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise. With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

Rampage (2018)

April 13, 2018
PG-13
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth.  But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.  To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals.  As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

This film is based on the video game of the same name, which debuted in 1986. In the game, players would control a giant monster to destroy cities while evading the authorities. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the title in 2009 as part of their deal to purchase Midway Games. A movie adaptation of Rampage has been in development since 2011, with star Dwayne Johnson signing on to headline in 2015. He reunites with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton on this action film, which promises to be more emotional than some may think.

Want to know more about Rampage?

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Watch the Rampage trailer

A Quiet Place (2018)

April 6, 2018
PG-13
Drama, Thriller, Horror

A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.

Director John Krasinski got a hold of the script in 2016, finding the concept appealing since he and wife Emily Blunt (who stars opposite him in the film) just had their second child. A key component of the plot is parents protecting their children from a mysterious threat. It was Blunt who encouraged Krasinski to direct the project, making this his third feature film - and first for a major studio. Paramount acquired the rights in 2017 and had Krasinksi work on a script rewrite before production. Principal photography ran from May to November 2017. Krasinski cited films like Don't Breathe and Get Out as part of his research during development.

A Quiet Place premiered at the SXSW 2018 festival, where it received rave reviews for Krasinski's prowess behind the camera and the story.

Want to know more about A Quiet Place?

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Truth or Dare (2018)

April 13, 2018
PG-13
Thriller, Horror

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone - or something - begins to punish those who tell a lie - or refuse the dare.

This film was first announced in March 2017, with Blumhouse and Universal announcing Jeff Wadlow as director. Wadlow previously made the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass 2. Principal photography began in June 2017 after the cast was assembled. Blumhouse, who had a banner 2017, is hoping this film continues their hot streak into the next year.

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Super Troopers 2 (2018)

April 20, 2018
R
Comedy

When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers - Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

This is the sequel to the 2001 film Super Troopers. A followup to the original has been in the works since 2006, when it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. Originally conceived as a 1970s-set prequel, the film was later reworked to be a proper sequel. Super Troopers 2 lingered in development for a number of years, until studio Broken Lizard opened an Indigogo crowdfunding page in order to raise money for production in 2015. The $2 million goal was reached very quickly, with Broken Lizard partnering with Fandango to offer contributors free tickets. Principal photography began in October 2015. Post-production was finished in August 2017.

Want to know more about Super Troopers 2?

Super Troopers 2 synopsis


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Blockers (2018)

April 6, 2018
R
Comedy

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

April 6, 2018
R
Drama, Thriller, Mystery

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

The film is based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. An adaptation was announced in 2016, with director Lynne Ramsay and star Joaquin Phoenix onboard. Principal photography began in August 2016. An unfinished version of the movie was screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

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Chappaquiddick (2018)

April 6, 2018
PG-13
Drama, Thriller, History

n 1969, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car into the water in Chappaquiddick. His passenger, the young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne, is trapped in the car and left to die alone. Kennedy does not immediately call the police. He instead returns to his hotel, sobers up, attempts to establish an alibi, and calls in the help of his dominant father to save his political career. This film is based on a true story.

The film has been in development since 2015, when Sam Taylor-Johnson signed on to direct. She ultimately passed and the project lingered until 2016 when Jason Clarke and the rest of the cast came onboard. Director John Curran began principal photography in September 2016. Chappaquiddick held its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Distributor Entertainment Studios originally had it pegged for an awards season run, but decided to push the film back to a spring 2018 release.

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Disobedience (2018)

April 27, 2018
R
Drama, Romance

A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

This film is based on the novel of the same name by Sebastián Lelio. It held its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

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Beirut (2018)

April 11, 2018
R
Drama, Thriller

A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

This film has been in development since 2015, when Hamm originally signed on to star. Rosamund Pike also joined in 2015, but the rest of the supporting cast did not sign on until 2016. Filming started in June 2016. Beirut held its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, months before its U.S. theatrical release.

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