Cinema Releases: April 2015

Released 3rd April:



Fast and Furious 7 (12A) Running time: 140 minutes

Director: James Wan,  Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson

Cast:Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, John Brotherton. 


Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.




The Water Diviner (15) Running time: 111 minutes

Director: Russell Crowe,  Writers: Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios

Cast: Jai Courtney, Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1919, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.




When Animals Dream (15) Running time: 84 minutes

Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby,  Writer: Rasmus Birch

Cast: Sonia Suhl ,Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter

The young woman, Marie, is an outsider in the small coastal community where she has grown up. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body changing – long hair growing on her chest and back – she begins searching for answers concerning her family’s hidden past. Something that will have great consequences for herself and her family – and the choices she has to make.




Released 10th April:



Good Kill (15) Running time: 102 minutes

Director: Andrew Niccol,  Writer: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood

A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end.




John Wick (15) Running time: 101 minutes

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch,  Writer: Derek Kolstad

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Jason Isaacs, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Dean Winters, and Michael Nyqvist.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.




Lost River (15) Running time: 95 minutes

Director: Ryan Gosling,  Writer: Ryan Gosling

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Ian De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn

“Lost River” is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.




The Town That Dreaded Sundown (15) Running time: 86 minutes

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon,  Writers: Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith

Cast: Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard. 

Based on a terrifying true story, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the “moonlight murders” begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.



Released 17th April:



Child 44 (15) Running time: 137 minutes

Director: Daniel Espinosa,  Writers: Richard Price, Tom Rob Smith

Cast:Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Charles Dance, Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Sam Spruell, Tara Fitzgerald. 

A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.” Summit Entertainment presents in association with Worldview Entertainment a Scott Free production, a Daniel Espinosa film.




The Salvation (15) Running time: 92 minutes

Director: Kristian Levring,  Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.




Spring (15) Running time: 109 minutes

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead,  Writer: Justin Benson

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar, Chris Palko, Jeremy Gardner, Vinny Curran

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a girl hiding a dark secret. What begins as a naturalistic romance in an idyllic Mediterranean town, takes an unexpected turn as the two lovers confront figurative and literal relationship monsters. Balancing dark humor, heart, and visceral thrills, Spring evokes undercurrents of Beauty and the Beast by way of Linklater and early Cronenberg, while remaining its own cutting edge genre cinema.



Released 23rd April:



The Avengers: Age of Ultron (12A) Running time: 150 minutes

Director: Joss Whedon,  Writers: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, James Spader, Hayley Atwell, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.



Released 24th April:



Stonehearst Asylum (15) Running time: 112 minutes

Director: Brad Anderson, Writers: Joe Gangemi, Edgar Allan Poe

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jason Flemyng

England, 1899. When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley) and a mesmerizing woman named Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods of treating the insane…until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience.




Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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