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Can you believe that it’s April already? Seems only yesterday that we were celebrating the new year. However, it is indeed the fourth month of the year. And thanks to some awful weather, that trip out may need to be curtailed. But if you’re stuck indoors and need something to watch, we have your back. Some great titles are coming our way this month. These include the brilliant ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’ ‘Sing 2.’ ‘Belfast.’ And the BBC drama ‘This Is Going To Hurt.’ to name but four. So, sit back with a coffee and relax as we take you through the highlights April has to offer.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
We start with the month’s biggest release. And that, of course, is ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’ The film is already available on Download & Keep, and hits the physical formats from today. For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, Our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed to the world. This brings his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life. And puts those he cares about most at risk. Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Benedict Cumberbatch lead the line in this epic comic book movie. And it contains many scenes that will have the audience screaming with joy.
For the younger audience out there, how about ‘Sing 2’? The animated sequel will hit Download & Keep on April 15th with a physical release to follow on April 25th. All your singing and dancing all-stars from Illuminations ‘Sing’ return for the definitive feel-good event of the year. The ever-optimistic Koala, Buster Moon, and his cast have a big dream. They want to stage their most dazzling show yet. They wish to put this on in the glittering capital of the world, Redshore City.
Those who want to have a serious film to watch can take a look at the Oscar-winning ‘Belfast.’ The film hits Download & Keep on April 11th and the physical formats on April 25th. Written and directed by Academy award winner Kenneth Branagh, the film is a poignant tale of love, laughter, and loss. It follows one boy’s childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. The film is semi-autobiographical and is one of the best films of recent years.
THIS IS GOING TO HURT
For TV drama lovers, why not get ‘This Is Going To Hurt’? The series is out now on Download and Keep and the disc formats. The Golden Globe, Emmy, and BAFTA-winning actor Ben Whishaw stars. It is an adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Adam Kay. It concerns Kay’s life as a junior doctor. And is amusing and moving in equal measure.
Or there is the ITV drama ‘Trigger Point.’ Counter-terrorism policing and the frightening work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad are the backdrop. This breath-taking, high-octane thriller stars Vicky McClure and is produced by Jed Mercurio. The series is out now to buy.
DEXTER: NEW BLOOD
For the American TV series fan, we have ‘Dexter: New Blood.’ The outstanding Michael C. Hall once again returns to his Golden Globe-winning role as Dexter Morgan. The world at large believes Dexter is dead, killed in a tragic boating accident. And in a way, the world at large isn’t wrong. Dexter is back once again. And still has his murderous intentions intact. The limited series hits the home entertainment market on April 18th.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: SEASON EIGHT
Or we have the complete eighth and final season of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). And the rest of the beloved squad is reporting for duty one last time. They will assemble on April 25th.
DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN
For Anime fans, we have ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.’ Tanjirou Kamado and his friends from the Demon Slayer Corps accompany Kyoujurou Rengoku, the Flame Hashira. They investigate a mysterious series of disappearances occurring inside a train. Little do they know that Enmu, one of the twelve Kizuki, is also on board. And has prepared a deadly trap for them all. The film is out right now to buy.
Why not try ‘Flee’? The animated film tells the story of Amin Nawabi. He grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for twenty years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built. For both he and his soon-to-be husband. For the first time, he’s ready to open up to his close friend, Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Rasmussen’s beautiful film recounts Amin’s extraordinary story through the lens of animation. The film is available from April 11th.
THE SILENT ENEMY
For fans of classic war movies, we have ‘The Silent Enemy.’ Directed by William Fairchild, the 1958 film has been newly restored. The film tells the story of the real Lionel ‘Buster’ Crabb, who vanished during a reconnaissance mission for MI6. Crabb is played by the outstanding actor Laurence Harvey. The film will be released on April 11th.
April 11th sees the release of the film ‘Studio 666.’ on Download & Keep. In the film, legendary rock band The Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history. They are there to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once inside the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces. These forces threaten the completion of the album and the lives of the band themselves.
The long-gestating adaptation of the videogame ‘Uncharted’ hits Download & Keep on April 26th. Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). Together, they are on the hunt to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. Fans can see if the wait has been worth it or not.
DEATH ON THE NILE
Available to watch now on Disney+ and becoming available to buy and own on April 13th is the remake of ‘Death On The Nile.’ Although Belgium’s premier sleuth Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) plans a spectacular Egyptian vacation aboard a glamourous river steamer, the trip turns into anything but. He becomes embroiled in a terrifying search for a murderer after a picture-perfect couple’s honeymoon is cut tragically short. Gal Gadot co-stars in a second outing for Branagh as director and star, based on the Agatha Christie novel.
From April 25th, we will be able to watch Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster epic ‘Moonfall.’ A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth. It sends it hurtling towards the planet on a collision course and to wipe out life as we know it. With only weeks before impact, and against all the odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space. They must leave behind everyone they love to risk everything to land on the lunar surface. And to save the world from annihilation. The film stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley amongst others.
So, as you can see, there is a variety of entertainment coming our way over the month. There’s something for everyone’s tastes. So, which ones are YOU going to buy?
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!