With March coming to an end over the upcoming Easter long weekend (while Adam and I are letting loose at White Party in Palm Springs), it’s time to take a look at what movies are coming out in April and which ones I personally recommend seeing.

Some of the films you are likely aware of that come out in April that I didn’t include in my list include Scary Movie 5, the release of Jurassic Park 3D, At Any Price (starring Zac Efron) and To The Wonder (starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams). They are all films that I probably will watch at some point, but in narrowing down my list to five, there are others I want to see more.

I’ve listed these five movies below, all from different genres and release dates in April and I’ve also included the trailers and film details so you can see which ones you may want to consider checking out. Pretty much all of them feature some hot eye candy and two of the films star the always amazing, Susan Surandon.

The Company You Keep

Release Date: April 6
Genre: Drama
Who’s In It: Shia LaBeouf, Robert Redford, Susan Surandon, Anna Kendrick
What It’s About: A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.


Release Date: April 12 (Limited)
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Who’s In It: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgard
What It’s About: A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.


Release Date: April 19
Genre: Action / Adventure
Who’s In It: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
What It’s About: On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

The Big Wedding

Release Date: April 26
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Who’s In It: Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams
What It’s About: A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Pain & Gain

Release Date: April 26
Genre: Action / Crime
Who’s In It: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Rebel Wilson
What It’s About: Based on a true story, the film follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida.