Movie Releases: April 21st

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. In my opinion, it’s a light week at the theatres, so click this link to see what events are going on in Ottawa!

Unforgetable

Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Cheryl Ladd

Drama, Thriller

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1246475801?ref_=inth_ov_vi

A woman sets out to make life Hell for her ex-husband’s new wife.

 

Born In China

John Krasinski, Xun Zhou

Documentary

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi3433608217?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Venturing into the wilds of China, “Born in China” captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Phoenix Forgotten

Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi172537369?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Twenty years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage of that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Free Fire

Sharito Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy

Action, Crime, Thriller

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

 

 

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (limited release last and this week)

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 Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Lahti, Esko Barquaro

Drama, Biography, Romance, Sport

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2288039449?ref_=inth_ov_vi

The story of Olli Maki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

 

The Promise

Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Drama, History

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi4201100825?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Leap!

Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jespen, Maddie Ziegler

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi4233410073?ref_=inth_ov_vi

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera House.

 

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Thomas Campanella, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin, Paul Goldberger

Documentary, Biography, History

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi213760281?ref_=inth_ov_vi

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.