April 2015: Movies Opening This Month

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm

The Woman in Gold by Gustav Klimt  All rights reserved Neue Galerie
The Woman in Gold by Gustav Klimt All rights reserved Neue Galerie

Happy April!  Here’s what I’m looking forward to in theaters this month.  It’s very intriguing that three movies opening in April have themes about eternal youth or transplanting consciousness, while another originally scheduled for this month, Pierce Brosnan’s “The Moon and the Sun,” has now been delayed.

April 1, 2015

“The Woman in Gold” is based on the true story of one of the world’s most famous paintings, the woman who posed for it, the Nazis who stole it, and the Holocaust survivor and young lawyer who sued the Austrian government to get it back.  Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, and Daniel Brühl star.

April 3, 2015

“Furious 7” is the last episode of the “Fast and Furious” series, with the final performance from the late Paul Walker.

April 10, 2015

“Ex Machina” (limited release) has two of my favorite actors, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, in the story of  a young programmer who evaluates a robot programmed to achieve consciousness.

April 17, 2015

“Self/less” has Matthew Goode, Ryan Reynolds, “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery, and Sir Ben Kingsley in the story of a wealthy older man who buys a strong, young body to carry on his consciousness.  It is directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Fall,” “Mirror Mirror”), which means it may not entirely make sense but it will be a treat to look at.

“Monkey Kingdom” DisneyNature’s 2015 Earth Day release has Tina Fey narrating the story of baby toque macaque monkey learning about her community and their world.

April 24, 2015

“The Age of Adaline” Blake Lively plays the title character, who never ages and thus must watch everyone she loves grow old while she stays young.  The cast includes Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.

 

 

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