Flashforward: April’s Most Anticipated Films

APRILS’ MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS

The Water Diviner

Release date: April 24, 2015 (USA)

Director: Russell Crowe

Starring: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Cem Yılmaz, Yılmaz Erdoğan

Co-winner of the 4th AACTA Award (The Australian equivalent to the Oscars and BAFTAs), The Water Diviner is Crowe’s directorial debut. It shared the AACTA award with The Babadook.

True Story

Release date: April 17, 2015

Director: Rupert Goold

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Gretchen Mol

Notes: Originally released at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival.

Furious 7

Release date: April 10, 2015

Director: James Wan

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Jason Statham.

Notes: Featuring the final performance by Paul Walker. This is a franchise whose films I never watch but they never irritate me. They fact that they have maintained a strong base with very similar plotlines earns some degree of praise.

Ex-Machina

Release date: April 10, 2015

Director: Alex Garland

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander

Notes: Garland makes his directorial debut after writing several novels (The Beach, The Tesseract, The Coma) and screenplays (28 Days Later, Dredd)

Woman in Gold

Release date: April 3, 2015

Director: Simon Curtis

Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce.

 

LEAST ANTICIPATED FILMS:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Release date: April 17, 2015

Director: Andy Fickman

Starring: Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez, Loni Love, Geovanni Gopradi

Notes: After the first “uninspired” film performed well at the box office despite poor reviews, it should be no surprise that a sequel is rolling into theaters this month.

The Forger

Release date: April 24, 2015

Director: Philip Martin

Starring: John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer, Jennifer Ehle, Tye Sheridan, Victor Gojcaj

The Age of Adaline

Release date: April 24, 2015

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn

 

NETFLIX BONUS:

Marvel’s Daredevil

 


2015 Overall List:

Most Anticipated Film of 2015: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Least Anticipated Film of 2015: McFarland, USA

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