10 movies to see in April 2016 April 1, 2016 WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton Release Date: April 22nd 2016 In 2001, journalist Kim Barker (Tina Fey) finds herself in Afghanistan, covering the war from a considerably quieter place than the war-torn Iraq. As such, friendships and allegiances grow up in the international community stationed in Kabul. As the Taliban grow stronger and interest in the country recedes however, Kim finds herself fighting for her job, and the new relationship that has developed between her and Scottish photographer Iain (Martin Freeman). BASTILLE DAY Directed by: James Watkins Starring: Idris Elba, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, Richard Madden, Anatol Yusef Release Date: April 22nd 2016 Michael Mason (Madden) finds himself under suspicion of planting a bomb, but when he proves to CIA agent Sean Briar (Elba), that he is merely a talented pickpocket, the two team up to stop more attacks before it’s too late. DEMOLITION Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée Starring: Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Heather Lind, Judah Lewis Release Date: April 29th 2016 After his wife is killed in a car crash, which he escapes without a scratch, Davis’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) grief takes a strange form. When a packet of peanut M&Ms gets stuck in a vending machine, Davis finds himself writing long, confessional letters to the company’s customer care department, and taking some advice from his father in law quite literally, he begins dismantling household objects that no longer work. JANE GOT A GUN Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro Release Date: April 22nd 2016 After cast and crew troubles, the Natalie Portman-led Western ‘Jane Got a Gun’ is finally released in Irish cinemas this month. Portman stars as the titular Jane, who turns to her ex-fiancé Dan (Edgerton) for help in protecting her family, after her husband is killed and the Bishop Boys turn their attention to her. FRIEND REQUEST Directed by: Simon Verhoeven Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham Release Date: April 22nd 2016 Laura (Debnam-Carey) is popular in person and online, with over 800 friends on Facebook. When she accepts a friend request from a girl called Marina (Liesl Ahlers), who she doesn’t know in person, Laura sets off a terrible curse, leaving her with just days to solve the mystery of Marina and save her friends’ lives. filmbuff2011 I saw Whiskey Tango Foxtrot a while back and it’s a very funny, lively film with a great cast. Friend Request looks every bit as bad as last year’s worst film Unfriended. Is social media horror becoming a new horror sub-genre? I hope not… emerb I’m curious about Demolition and looking forward to Captain America. Jane Got A Gun sounds interesting too. Not the greatest month for movie releases but we shall see….