Movie Releases: April 14th

Each week, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. The Fate of the Furious leads the way this week. With the Easter long weekend, and some rain the forecast, Ottawa should prove to be a busy weekend in the theatres with movies for all interests.

The Fate of the Furious

Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Action, Crime, thriller

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1498461721?ref_=inth_ov_vi

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

 

Spark: A Space Tail

Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Hilary Swank

Comedy, Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1785050649?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Spark, a teenaged monkey and his friends, Chuck and Vix, are on a mission to regain planet Bana – a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

 

The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Drama, Action, Adventure, Biography, History

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2198189593?ref_=inth_ov_vi

A true-Life drama, centering on British explorer, Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

 

Norman

Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Drama, Thriller

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1432401433?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Francesca de Luca, Rocston Issock

Documentary, Biography

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1432925721?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of “celebrity chef”. A consumate hedonist, Jeremiah Tower’s career spans the riotous sexual revolution of the 70s to the high rolling “greed-is-good” spirit of the 80s. Key interviews with celebrities and celebrity chefs cement Tower’s influence on today’s food culture and reveal how he transformed the restaurant industry and in the process, changed the way we eat.

The Student

Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Aleksandra Revenko, Yuliya Aug

Drama

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2723001881?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

 

A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine

Drama, Biography

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2506143257?ref_=inth_ov_vi

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

 

Tommy’s Honour

Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando, Peter Mullan

Drama, Sport, Romance, Biography

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2552280601?ref_=inth_ov_vi

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy’s Honour. An intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.