6 Unmissable Films This April

Written by: Violet Myers

Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? It’s cheaper than a musical, more ethical than a public execution and where else can you see Michael Fassbender’s bare naked member splashed across a 25 foot screen? Seriously, is there anywhere? I need to know… It’s for a… friend.

Nudity of a modern day Adonis aside, here are six films coming out this April that we just can’t wait for.

Blood Orange

Directed by Toby Tobias, starring Iggy Pop.

A campy noir thriller, which is a directional debut for Toby Tobias. Starring Iggy pop as a half blind, ageing rock star in an incredible Daniel Day Lewis style turn, that’s so out of character he’s sure to be beating away Oscar nominations with a stick.

Elvis & Nixon

Directed by Liza Johnson, starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon.



Can you guess which one Spacey’s playing? Sadly, it seems we may have to wait a few more years to see Spacey putting on his blue suede shoes. Based on a somewhat true story, this ludicrous comedy about a meeting between the President of the United States and the King of rock and roll promises to be as funny as it is bonkers

Nasty Baby

Directed by Sebastien Silva, starring Kristin Wiig.

After success and critical acclaim for his 2013 thriller ‘Magic Magic’ Sebastien Silva returns with an offbeat comedy, sure to be the funniest film about infertility since ‘Children of Men’. When Polly (Wiig) decides she’s ready to become a mother, her gay best friend Freddy (Silva) steps up to the turkey baster.

Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie.

Based on the bestselling memoir ‘The Taliban Shuffle’ Fey plays Kim Baker, an American reporter sent to Afghanistan to cover the war… are you laughing yet? 
From the directing team that brought you ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ and ‘Bad Santa’ the dark comedy promises plenty of wit, explosions and observations about being a white woman in a Muslim war torn country.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by Stephen Frears, starring Meryl Streep

Following the success of ‘Philomena’ and ‘The Queen’, Stephen Frear’s shows his talents once more for directing wonderful female characters of a certain age. 
Streep plays possibly her most sympathetic and loveable character to date as the tone deaf heiress who’s only wish is to sing.

The Jungle Book
Directed by Jon Favreau, starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Billy Murray

With an all-star cast and featuring music from Richard M. Sherman, the composer who wrote the original 1967 soundtrack, Jon Favreau brings Rudyard Kipling’s classic to life.

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