April is a weird month for movies coming out. It isn't quite summer yet, kids are still in school, and as this year's slate of films prove anything has a chance at coming out. Let's just hope that Jurassic Park isn't the best thing about April movies.
|1. Jurassic Park|
Apr. 5th- Normally an 3D re-release would get snide comments and dirty looks from movie snobs and amateurs alike...but dinosaurs! If the words "raptors in 3D" don't get you excited you may need to check your pulse. Not to mention the chance to feel the T-Rex rumble from off screen with movie booming sound is well worth it.
|2. Evil Dead|
Apr. 5th- A remake of the cult horror classic turns the popular B-movie feel into a more true horror flick. Personally I like the fun, campy, feel of the first Evil Dead movies. Here's hoping they can take this classic and turn it into something all their own.
Apr. 12th- Just a week after baseball starts again comes this film about Jackie Robinson, the first African-american to play in major league baseball. Robinson was known for simply taking some of the worst possible human reactions to a black man playing baseball and he did it with poise. He set a standard and changed minds simply by playing a game of baseball.
|4. Scary Movie 5|
Apr. 19th- This is a real thing, this really got made, this is really coming out. I don't know who let this happen or why they hate all of humanity but here this is. I think the Charlie Sheen/Lindsey Lohan scenes say a lot about this film. It's outdated and hoping desperately that people remember them and hopefully give them money.
Apr. 19th- The Tom Cruise starring science fiction movie actually looks interesting. Visually, in the trailers, this movie looks stunning and what little of the plot I do know has me intrigued to at least give it a shot.
|6. Pain & Gain|
Apr. 19th- Michael Bay has finally left big robots behind. Starring Mark Whalberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a tale about criminals who happen to be bodybuilders and it's all based on a real life story. Somehow I'm interested in a Michael Bay movie again, damn him.
|7. The Big Wedding|
Apr. 19th- This movie has Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams in one comedy. There is no way this will be funny.