Shazam, Avengers: Endgame, and More Films to See This April
by Jace Amodo, April 22, 2019 2:15pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
We're down to the second quarter of 2019 and upcoming film releases are greeting us with many feels and tears. "Winter is here" because the last season of Game of Thrones will conquer our televisions this month. Meanwhile, here are all the new movies to see this month.
Shazam (April 3)
Directed by David Sandberg
When 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) was chosen to be the champion of an ancient wizard and receive the power of six legendary figures, he does what a normal teenager would do: have fun with it, in the form of his ripped adult version (Zachary Levi), no less. But while experimenting what he can and cannot do, a dark force (Mark Strong) seeks Shazam's magical abilities. In Shazam!, DC strays away from the usual dark themes portrayed from the studio’s previous films.
Pet Sematary (April 3)
Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer
Adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Pet Sematary follows the story of a family who just moved in to a new home, After relocating from Boston to Maine with their two children, Mr. (Jason Clarke) and Mrs. (Amy Seimetz) Creed discover a secret burial ground in the woods near their new home. When the barrier between the real world and Pet Sematary was broken, a series of unimaginable events befall the family.
Hell Boy (April 10)
Directed by Neil Marshall
When Hell breaks loose, Hellboy (David Harbour) must battle an ancient, revenge-driven sorceress named Nimue (Milla Jovovich) to save the world and the human race. Hell Boy is the third (reboot) film adaptation based on a Dark Horse Comics character of the same name.
Unicorn Store (April 5)
Directed by Brie Larson
Unicorn Store is where Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson takes a break from their Marvel characters, Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, respectively. It is a story of chasing a dream that very much involves unicorns. After failing art school, Kit (Brie Larson) gets stuck in a corporate job as a temp—that is, until she receives an invitation from someone called "The Salesman" (Samuel L. Jackson) that would fulfill her ultimate dream of adopting a unicorn.
Last Fool Show (April 10)
Directed by Eduardo Roy Jr.
Multi-awarded indie film director Mayessa Dominguez (Arci Munoz) helms a rom-com film at mainstream movie company Galaxy Films' request. A genre out of her comfort zone, Mayessa takes inspiration from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Paolo (JM De Guzman) and reimagines bitter memories into what she hoped should have turned out.
The Perfect Date (April 12)
Directed by Chris Nelson
Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) dreams of entering Yale University and finds out that being a chaperone for women is an easy way to save up for his university dreams. In the process of being a "perfect" stand-in boyfriend to clients, he loses touch of who he is.
Avengers: Endgame (April 24)
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
Following the events of Infinity War, the surviving Avengers figure out a way to reverse the tragic snap brought about by the "Mad Titan" Thanos, and save millions of lives across the universe.
Which of these films are you most excited to see?