Award season is now over as well as a freezing winter. There may still be a chill in the air, but Spring is officially upon us. Here is my list of films to look out for in the coming months that may bring some sunshine into your life.
Focus – Out Now
Will Smith returns to his cool, composed best in this con caper, playing Nicky, a veteran conman. When Jess (Margot Robbie) joins his conning crew, she brings a host of deceptive talent along with a love interest for Nicky, which has serious implications.
Chappie – Out Now
In the near future, the police is run by robots but when one of these robot drones is stolen, he his reprogrammed with human thoughts and feelings. Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver star in this dystopian thriller, which may be worth a watch.
Unfinished Business – Out Now
Vince Vaughn is an actor who seriously splits opinion. His new film, co-starring Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson, sees a small business owner on the brink of securing a huge deal but thinks don’t quite go to plan. James Marsden and Sienna Miller also feature in Unfinished Business, which will either have you laughing throughout or asking for a refund.
Run All Night – 13th March
Liam Neeson in a crime thriller? Surely not…It may be the only type of film Neeson seems to feature in these days but something has to give. Ed Harris also features heading a strong cast alongside Neeson. Run All Night feels like another wannabe Taken but let’s hope it springs a surprise.
The Gunman – 20th March
Speaking of wannabe Takens, The Gunman feels like another on the horizon. Sean Penn takes the veteran hero role in this one, playing a former Special Forces suffering from PTSD looking to reconnect with a long time love. He must first though clear his name running across Europe. It looks to be a battle between the veteran actors this month.
The Voices – 20th March
This is one of those films that you just cannot tell which way it will go. Ryan Reynolds stars in this dark comedy about a man pursuing his office love with the help of his talking pets. Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick also feature with Reynolds voicing his animals. Sounding farfetched? It may just be worth giving a chance…
Home – 20th March
The latest Dreamworks animation centres around Oh, an alien who lands on planet Earth on the run from his own people. Forming a friendship with a young girl, Tip, the pair learn many a lesson as they discover the tru meaning of the word Home. Jim Parsons and Rihanna head the voicing cast, and if Dragons and The Croods are anything to go by, Home will be a charming watch also.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – 27th March
Everyone’s favourite yellow sponge is back on the big screen! When Plankton has one final attempt at stealing the Krabby Patty Secret Formula, Bikini Bottom turns to chaos. The only way normality can be resumed is if SpongeBob and co pops their heads out the water and travel across land to retrieve the stolen formula. Typical spongy fun is guaranteed.
Get Hard – 27th March
Two of the hottest comedy properties in the US team up in the prison based comedy. Will Ferrell plays James King, a millionaire sent to jail for fraud. In order to psyche himself up for the horrors of prison life, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him for what’s to come. There is sure to be laugh a plenty in the pair’s latest comedy flick.
While We’re Young – 3rd April
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in this comedy drama about a middle-aged couple whose marriage becomes jeopardised when a young couple (Amanda Seyfried & Adam Driver) enter their lives. Early noises suggest this to be a hit, with a number of very positive reviews.
Furious 7 – 3rd April
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise but I can understand why there is so much hype surrounding the release of the 7th edition. Hollywood’s big boys join forces yet again for another outing and the last for one the series’ favourite sons. RIP Paul Walker.
The Water Diviner – 3rd April
Russell Crowe stars in his first attempt at directing in this war drama about an Australian man travelling to Turkey after the battle of Gallipoli to try and find his three missing sons. Again, early suggestions are positive for Crowe. Jai Courtney and Olga Kurylenko also star.
Child 44 – 17th April
During the Stalin based Soviet Union, a rebellious member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murder. Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Tom Hardy heads a very strong cast in this thrilling drama directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House).
Avengers: Age of Ultron – 23rd April
The long awaited return of our comic book heroes is nearly upon us. When Tony Stark’s attempts to launch a peacekeeping program, things take a turn for the worse leaving our favourite superhero team to stop the villainous Ultron. James Spader plays Ultron and in his typical dark manor given what the trailer has to offer.
What are you most looking forward to seeing this Spring?