Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Movie Guide

Official Synopsis: In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.
Why You Should See It: Nostalgia…and to see if Stifler can steal the show one more time…but mostly nostalgia.
Why You Should Avoid It: The last two movies in the series (The Deuce and Wedding)
And the Magic 8 Ball Says:  Sure...why not.

Official Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.
If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.  Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.  Lionsgate presents a Mutant Enemy production.
Why You Should See It: An early preview to a Joss Whedon and Chris Hemsworth collaboration before the release of the much anticipated The Avengers.
Why You Should Avoid It: Because the last horror movie that promised to turn the genre inside out was Scream 4.
And the Magic 8 Ball Says:  Yes.

THE LUCKY ONE - April 20th
Official Synopsis: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.  Based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One, Zac Efron stars alongside Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks.
Why You Should See It: It will earn you goodwill with your significant other so that the next time there’s a good sports game on TV, maybe she’ll let you watch it.
Why You Should Avoid It: Because it is based on a Nicholas Sparks’ novel (e.g. The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John)
And the Magic 8 Ball Says:  Heck no.

Official Synopsis: The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement.  Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.  The film was written by Segel and Stoller.
Why You Should See It: Jason Segel – Jeff, Who Lives At Home not withstanding – is a good actor and very reliable comedic talent while Emily Blunt is incredibly charming.
Why You Should Avoid It: The last movie Judd Apatow produced was Wanderlust.
And the Magic 8 Ball Says:  Definitely.


  1. April looks like a soft month for movies, but hopefully May will good. Go Avengers!