April 2014: Great Movies in Theaters and on DVD

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April 4, 2014

Spring has sprung and with it new movies are being released in theaters and on DVD/Blu-ray for our entertainment! This month, there’s a little something for everyone so check out this list and plan a movie night!

April 4

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – one of the biggest movies of the season is going to be this second installment in the Captain America series. Marvel heroes are almost a guaranteed success at the box office and fans will want to see what happens to Steve Rogers, who finds himself volunteering for a top-secret project after being deemed unfit for military service.

April 11

Oculus – Ready to be scared? This movie sounds terrifying. When teenage siblings, Tim and Kaylie, are left orphaned by their parents’ deaths, Tim is convicted of their brutal murder. His sister, however, is convinced that they met a far more sinister end as a result of a supernatural force that was unleashed through an antique mirror in their home.  Ten years later, Tim is released and, determined to prove his innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror and discovers that their parents are not its only victims.

Rio 2 – The gang from the first movie is back with new friends for an all-new adventure. Blu, Jewel and their three kids are struggling to fit in when they are hurtled from their life in the magical city to the wild in the Amazon. As if Blu doesn’t have enough to contend with when dealing with the vengeful, Nigel, things get even more intense when he meets his father-in-law!

Draft Day – Kevin Costner continues his quest for a comeback as general manager, Sonny Weaver. On the day of the NFL Draft, he has the unique opportunity to save football in Cleveland but he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice, on both a personal and professional level, in order to second the number one pick.

April 18

Transcendence – This sci-fi thriller explores the benefits and serious risks associated with relying on Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Will Caster works to combine a collective intelligence of everything ever known which, of course, is highly controversial. When he is targeted by anti-technology extremists, the unthinkable happens and Dr. Caster’s wife and best friend, Max, quickly realize that there is such thing as having too much knowledge.

A Haunted House 2 – If you enjoy parody movies, consider checking out A Haunted House 2. In this sequel, Malcolm has moved on after exorcising the demons of his ex. When he and his new girlfriend, along with her two kids, find their dream home, they quickly realize that it feels more like a nightmare. Of course, this pokes fun at the latest paranormal movies so expect a little suspense and a lot of laughs.

April 25

The Other Woman – Usually, adultery is no laughing matter but, somehow, this revenge movie manages to take a very serious subject matter and make it funny. When a wife unexpectedly meets his unsuspecting girlfriend, the two women team up to find out more about his behavior. In the process, discover more and more women who have fallen for his lies.

The Quiet Ones – Halloween isn’t for another six months but there’s yet another creepy movie coming out in April! The plot follows a professor and a group of university students who perform an “experiment” on a young girl who holds some truly terrible secrets. Inspired by true events, the team uncover forces far more terrifying than they could have possibly expected.

Brick Mansions – In his last completed film before his untimely death, Paul Walker, stars as an undercover cop, Damien Collier, who, in his quest to save a kidnap victim, must embark on a dangerous mission to stop a sinister plot from devastating Detroit. Abandoned brick mansions house some of the city’s most notorious criminals and Damien must rely on the help of an ex-convict to complete his task. The film features stylized action scenes and parkour stunts to create an unforgettable environment.

Here’s a look at what’s on DVD and Blu-ray this month:

April 1

47 Ronin
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

April 8

Best Night Ever
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Grudge Match
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
August: Osage County

April 15

The Nut Job
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

April 29

Devil’s Due
Labor Day

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