Spring’s Most Anticipated Movies

by Meleena Mohammed

Greetings and Salutations! Here are the movie releases for the month of April and May, where we highlight the most anticipated movies coming out, like Avengers:Infinity War Part I, A Quiet Place and Deadpool 2, so you know what movie you’re seeing the next time you go to the theatre. This Spring is absolutely packed with movies, ALMOST ALL of them have amazing reviews with above 80% in Rotten Tomatoes and stellar words across all critiques… have fun!

 

A Quiet Place Rated R (April 6th)

A cult classic in the making, this movie is revolutionary. A spine-tingling thriller that is coupled with a deep emotional meaning important to everyone behind the making of this film. It was directed by rookie director, writer and co-star of this film: John Krasinski, otherwise known as Jim Halpert from The Office. Starring alongside him, is Emily Blunt(Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow, Sicario); the two are married in real life and in the film’s setting. The two young actors in this movie are also phenomenal. I highly suggest you watch the trailers, and let it speak for itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9wE8dyzEJE

The movie takes place in a sort of post-apocalyptic world; the film synopsis is literally “If they hear you, they hunt you.” It is also filmed in silence, which shows the way that they have been required to live. That also means the sound mixing here will be amazing and incredibly important, like an entire character of its own. The couple does this all the while raising a family, but they are forced to live a life of fear, and be on constant alert. The less you know about this movie, the better, so go watch that trailer!

 

The Endless Rated R (April 6th)

This film has great potential to be an iconic sci-fi horror film, but few people know about it. It is being directed by the duo Justin Benson who also wrote the screenplay, and Aaron Scott Moorhead who did the cinematography. They have made two other films together and are known for their unique and quite excellent indie movies: Resolution and Spring. They are also both starring in their own movie, weirdly enough; Benson is playing Justin Smith and Moorhead is playing Aaron Smith…both characters coincidentally have the same names as them. Both previously starred in their other film Resolution, so it seems their movies really are independent. This one however is the result of over 5 years of work; so far it hasn’t disappointed those with active imaginations and a soft spot for sci-fi’s and mind-bending films.

It takes place in Los Angeles, California; it sets the scene with two brothers who aren’t very well off and one day receive something strange in the mail. It is a tape, made by a UFO cult that they escaped from years ago. Benson describes it as “Heaven’s Gate-esque message” that beckons them to return in hopes of receiving some kind of closure; they begin to however, reconsider the cult’s beliefs, as weird and unexplainable things begin to happen around them. When they arrive, the members are preparing for a mysterious and dooming event; the brothers have race to uncover the truth about what may happen, before they become a permanent part of the cult they once left.

Avengers: Infinity War Part I Rated PG-13 (April 27th)

The time has come… This is what it has all led up to in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). From the birth of Iron Man which started it all, it’s time for the ultimate showdown. Directed by the Russo brothers, they have made a name for themselves directing huge marvel hits, like Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War. Filmed with IMAX cameras…this movie is featuring 67 marvel characters in total, which is the most in the history of superhero cinema, and probably will be for a long time. The cast includes all of your favorite past marvel characters seen in the MCU. Everyone from the Avengers movies like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow; more recent avengers like Tom Holland’s Spider-man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther; the Guardians of the Galaxy like Chris Pratt’s Starlord; and newer characters we haven’t met yet. All Marvel fans are praying that this works out, hoping that the legacy MCU has layed will be preserved.

The film is set where all of the Avengers (plus some) come together to face down their most formidable opponent yet. Each film before it has had some sort of hint, nod or easter egg to this final showdown. The villain is Thanos, a giant and powerful being from a moon: Titan, and now he has the Infinity gauntlet. Thanos is on an intergalactic mission to retrieve all 6 of the infinity stones in order to power the gauntlet and give him an almost indestructible power. He plans to use the it to basically take over the universe, and the odds are not exactly in the superheroes’ favor this time. But one thing is certain: everything that the Avengers has fought for has led to this battle, and they need everyone they can get to help.

 

Tully Rated R (May 4th)

Starring Charlize Theron, she plays the mother–Marlo–in this tale, which is an astonishing and brutally honest movie about the struggles of  motherhood and “adulting.” Charlize is a big Hollywood actress and a great one at that, some of her most notable films include Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, and The Italian Job. Playing Tully is Mackenzie Davis, who you may have caught in The Martian or What If, or seen her star in the movie Always Shine.  

The movie opens with Marlo, who is exhausted from having to live with and raise 3 kids on her own; her brother insists that they can solve this or at least help the situation before she goes out of her mind. The answer: a night nanny. Tully is a godsend for Marlo; she ends up becoming more than just someone who takes care of her children, but her too. This gift from her brother though, is initially too luxurious for her, but soon she gives in. Along the way, Marlo forms a unique relationship with this skilled and surprisingly young nanny. Tully proves to be much more than just the help and is there for Marlo during hardships that we all eventually face in life. This is an emotional and heartfelt movie about also feeling a little unsatisfied with life, “because life is a little unsatisfying.” (Midnight in Paris for all you movie geeks)

 

Deadpool 2 Rated R (May 18th)

Deadpool is back, sexier, and funnier than ever. Played by the amazing Ryan Reynolds(The Proposal, RIPD) who just oozes this character in everyday life; Ryan Reynolds IS in fact Deadpool, there is no denying. It’s being directed by David Leitch, who also made some fantastic movies like John Wick and Atomic Blonde. The new character and sort of antagonist is Cable, from the X-Men comics, who is the son of Cyclops(Scott Summers) and Jean Grey’s clone. He is being played by Josh Brolin, a long time actor who also just happens to play Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War… he is also known for the acting in the movie No Country for Old Men. As the highest grossing Rated R movie of all time, globally, there is a lot riding on this sequel, and I have high hopes for it delivering. And if you haven’t watched the teasers yet, you’re missing out.

Deadpool 2 picks back up with a few familiar faces, from his old, blind roommate to Dopinder, your favorite taxi driver. But more importantly, reappearing is Negasonic Teenage Warhead(Brianna Hildebrand) and his girlfriend, AKA Copycat(Morena Baccarin). One new character is Domino, played by Zazie Beetz who you may know from the shows Easy and Atlanta. Domino appears as another mutant in this movie; she is a mercenary and partner of Cable, with a complicated relationship with Deadpool. Her powers are based off of luck, meaning she can alter the probability of something happening, she also has excellent fighting skills; her character has great potential to be a hit with audiences. But overall, the movie is basically about bringing back and introducing characters, as Deadpool fights Cable in order to save a boy’s life.    

 

Solo Rated PG-13 (May 25th)

This movie is being directed by one of the most well-known directors in Hollywood: Ron Howard. He is known for making A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and The Davinci Code to name a few. Playing young Han Solo is Alden Ehrenreich, who has acted in Beautiful Creatures and more recently Hail, Caesar! Fans have been waiting for a Han Solo feature film since the original trilogy where they fell in love with Harrison Ford. Now fans are hoping and praying that Disney can deliver and not tarnish the beloved Star Wars franchise. Starring alongside Alden is Emilia Clarke(Me Before You, Theory of Everything, Game of Thrones), who plays Kiara, and Donald Glover(Atlanta, Childish Gambino) playing Lando Calrissian.

The movie introduces young Han Solo, and his life before meeting Luke or joining the Rebellion. This includes Han’s encounter with his future copilot: Chewbaca and also Lando Calrissian. The film is expected to address all kinds of thing fans have been waiting to see, like meeting Chewbaca, how he got the Millenium Falcon, and the reveal of his iconic vest that he wears everywhere. So far, it seems that this will be a funny, action-packed film that’s mainly for fans of the series, and of course, people who really like Han Solo and how reckless he can be. It’s looking good so far, and Disney has just released a new trailer as of April 9th.  

 

Also check out:

  • Blockers Rated R (April 6th)

An unprecedented comedy that despite trailers, is amazingly hilarious. It takes every parent’s worst nightmare and makes it 10 times worse; it serves as both a teen comedy and mid-life crisis comedy that adults are already loving.

 

  • You Were Never Really Here Rated R (April 6th, 2018)

 

A psychological drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by the woman who made the intense film We Need to Talk About Kevin. It’s about a war veteran who is numb to violence coupled with a traumatic past; now, he finds missing girls for a living. His latest mission is to save one teenage girl from being taken up by a life of prostitution. In the fray, he gets wrapped up in a conspiracy that could lead to either: the end, or a rude awakening.

 

  • Ghost Stories Rated R (April 20th)

 

A spine-tingling and overall very creepy movie starring Andy Nyman(Peaky Blinders) along with Martin Freeman(Sherlock, The Hobbit) and Alex Lawther who you know from The End of the F***ing World. It’s about a paranormal debunker who receives three very abnormal cases that he sets out to explain rationally. However, all of them seem to have a connection to his own life and things only get weirder from there…

  • Life of the Party Rated PG-13 (May 11th)

Starring the amazing and hilarious Melissa McCarthy, this new comedy is about a mother who after a nasty divorce, decides to do all the things she missed out on. That includes going to college! which just happens to be the university her daughter is attending. Fun times.

 

Sources:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com

Imdb.com

http://deadline.com

http://bloody-disgusting.com

https://nerdist.com

http://marvel.com

https://www.avclub.com

 

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