Picture from April Movie Preview
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the first big blockbuster opening in April. Image ©2014 Marvel/Walt Disney Studios

April Movie Preview

No fooling—April might not be considered part of the summer movie season but the month has some big titles releasing for all ages. Here’s what’s coming to theaters in April.

The Marvel Comic hero Captain America is back in his second solo film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson take on the lead roles in this sequel.

No, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar isn’t a follow-up to the animated movie about animals that escape from the New York Zoo. This documentary follows the work of Dr. Patricia Wright as she tries to help preserve these endangered creatures on a tropical island.

The documentary The Unknown Known explores the long and distinguished political career of Donald Rumsfeld beginning with his early activities in Washington DC and following through to his role as US Secretary of Defense during the Iraq War.

In the sequel Rio 2, two rare blue macaws find out they aren’t so rare after all when a flock of similar birds are discovered deep in the Amazon jungle. Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway lend their vocal talents to these feathered characters.

Kevin Costner stars as the Cleveland Browns’ General Manager in the movie Draft Day. But trying to acquire the number one draft pick for his team is no easy task.

DisneyNature releases Bears just in time for Earth Day. In the documentary, a mother bear teaches her two young cubs the life skills they need to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.

In the movie Heaven is for Real, a minister has to decide if he is ready to embrace his son’s life-changing experience. After a traumatic medical emergency, the young boy believes heaven is real and begins talking about long-dead relatives.

Johnny Depp plays a scientist facing his own mortality because of a terminal illness in the movie Transcendence. In an attempt to preserve his intellect he downloads his mind into a computer.

Three is a crowd when a woman discovers her new boyfriend already has a wife in The Other Woman. But revenge proves to be sweet when she and the wife plan a surprise for the philandering husband.

If an action flick is what you want, then get ready for Brick Mansions. Paul Walker stars as an undercover cop that infiltrates a crime ring in hopes of bringing down a ruthless criminal with access to a neutron bomb.

The horror movie The Quiet Ones follows a university professor with a penchant for poltergeists. Jared Harris plays the teacher who pulls together a group of students to help him explore the world of demons.

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It may be a new season in his life, but the Captain is still determined to defend his country.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

The real-life lemurs of Madagascar

The Unknown Known

The Unknown Known

How much is known and unknown about the former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ?

Rio 2

Rio 2

Blu the Macaw is a bird out of water when he ventures into the Amazon rainforest

Draft Day

Draft Day

General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) wants his pick of players for the Cleveland Browns.

Bears

Bears

Awakening in time for Earth Day.

Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

A young boy gets a peek beyond heaven's gate.

Transcendence

Transcendence

A mortal man uses his computer to try to transcend death.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

A cheating man is about to face the fury of the women he's scorned.

Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions

It's not easy to guess who the big bad wolf is in this tale

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones

Some experiments will haunt you.