Films are a part of our lives more than ever, and that very much includes the cinema, despite the rise in home streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime
The cinema experience is like no other. It truly is an experience to behold, and one you can’t get at home. So why not visit your local cinema in April? There are plenty of blockbuster movies being released which are being highly anticipated.
Morbius (1st April)
Starring Jared Leto, this new entry from the Marvel universe acts as a kind of spinoff of the Venom films. Michael Morbius, a doctor who attempts to cure himself of a rare blood disease but inadvertently becomes a super-strong, flying, blood-thirsty vampire.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8th April)
The sequel to the early 2020 hit, Sonic is back along with two fan-favourite characters from the popular video games. Jim Carrey’s evil Dr. Robotnik recruits Knuckles, a spiky-fisted, red echidna voiced by Idris Elba, to take over the world with the Chaos Emeralds. Luckily for Sonic, he’ll have the help of Tails, a yellow, two-tailed flying fox, in his latest adventure.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (15th April)
With the first of this so-far three part series of films released in 2016, Warner Bros. continues to expand the Wizarding World of Fantastic Beasts by digging into the secrets of Hogwarts’ legendary headmaster, portrayed by Jude Law. Mads Mikkelsen takes on the role of the nefarious Grindelwald for this entry, while Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and other fantastic beasts return for this new spin-off in the “Harry Potter” universe.
Eiffel (15th April)
This upcoming flick revolves around celebrated engineer Gustave Eiffel (Duris) as he finishes his collaboration on the Statue of Liberty and is pressured by the French government to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair.
The Northman (22nd April)
Following up his 2019 psychological thriller The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers enlists Alexander Skarsgård, whose Amleth embarks on a quest to avenge his father (Ethan Hawke) and save his mother (Nicole Kidman). The Viking revenge tale takes place in 10th century Iceland and also stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Björk and Claes Bang.