April always seems like the calm before the storm. The storm being the explosion of blockbuster movies in the month of May. But this does not necessarily mean that this month will be a quiet month. Some of these great big budget movies will also have an earlier pre-holiday release which will place them in my latest movies April 2018 list.
But for the time being, you can still enjoy some of the latest movies that arrived late last month. I have updated that list by adding more movies to it. In case you missed it, you can view the list here – Latest Movies March 2018
Latest Movies April 2018
The big daddy of the latest movies April 2018 has to be The Avengers Infinity War. This is the long-awaited superhero sequel to Avengers Age of Ultron. Marvel has been on such a roll at the moment and them sure won’t disappoint with this movie. If you are into horror movies, there’s a good one coming your way called A Quiet Place.
- Here Comes the Grump
- Tyler Perry’s Acrimony
- A Quiet Place
- Game Night
- Avengers Infinity War
Here Comes the Grump
Here Comes the Grump is an animated feature film based on a cartoon series of the same name. The movie tells a tale of a young boy (Terry) who is transported into a magical land. But the boy has a purpose. And that purpose is to defeat an evil wizard named “The Grump”. This magical land is actually based on the fairy tales that Terry’s grandmother used to tell him. The only difference is that this place isn’t as happy and exciting as the stories that she used to share with him.
Further Reading – First Look at ‘Here Comes the Grump’ Feature Reboot
- Lily Collins – Dawn
- Toby Kebbell – Terry
- Ian McShane – Grump
The movie has already been released in some countries in Europe and is due in cinemas across the world now. Reception on the movie has been decent and not bad. Here Comes the Grump surely makes for a good viewing if you wish to go to the movies with the kids.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony
The psychological thriller Acrimony is written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson as Melinda, a faithful wife who lands on the bad end of a terrible divorce from an unfaithful husband. The movie has dark tones and motives which is probably eased up a bit with some signature Perry comedy. But there is no such candour in the trailer and it seems that Acrimony may not be one for the faint-hearted!
- Taraji P. Henson – Melinda
- Lyriq Bent – Robert
- Crystle Stewart – Diana
- Jazmyn Simon – June
Acrimony has just been released worldwide to a decent amount of box office success. However, the critical response to the movie is poor. The critics pick on so many aspects of this movie that it is difficult for more to point out one general weak point. Tyler Perry usually has important themes and lessons in all of his movies that can help us find our way in life. But on most occasions, Perry adds unnecessary content to help the movie reach its 90 minutes running time.
A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place is an upcoming Horror movie that is directed by John Krasinski. Krasinski also stars in the movie alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. The movie is about a family that is forced to live their lives in silence. This is due to the fact that violent creatures nearby hunt by sound. So “if they hear you, they will hunt you.”
- Emily Blunt – Evelyn Abbott
- John Krasinski – Lee Abbott
- Millicent Simmonds – Regan Abbott
- Noah Jupe – Marcus Abbott
A Quiet Place premiered last month and will be released early in April. The movie has so far received so overwhelmingly good reviews from critics who loved the overall look and scares of the movie. One critic went on to say that the creatures in the movie are original and scary. Something definitely worth watching if you love horror movies.
Further Reading – Are You Afraid of John Krasinski?
Game Night is the latest black comedy to star Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. It is about a married couple who enjoy playing trivia games. They first met at a bar during a trivia night and have since been married. However, the two have never been able to have a child. The movie follows our stars on an adventure during an Epic Trivia Game Night as they get more than what they have bargained for. This is because they start to unravel real-life mysteries.
- Jason Bateman – Max
- Rachel McAdams – Annie
- Kyle Chandler – Brooks
- Billy Magnussen – Ryan
- Sharon Horgan – Sarah
Game Night has been on the circuit for a while now and is in the process of completing its worldwide theatrical opening run. The movie is an overnight success in both the box office and in critical review. Both audiences and critics love the movie which is why I have it on my list. It is a movie that has a wide appeal.
Avengers: Infinity War
Our favourite Marvel superheroes, The Avengers, assemble once again to take on an unstoppable threat from space. This threat is Thanos and his army of Outriders who are on a mission to collect all of the gems for his gauntlet which will render him the supreme leader of the universe. Everything is on the line now and it is up to all superheroes who have to come together now and fight for Earth. We will get to see every one of our favourite Marvel heroes such as Spiderman, Captain America, and Thor. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy will be present for this event.
- Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Chris Hemsworth – Thor
- Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner / Hulk
- Chris Evans – Steve Rogers
- Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:
This is the superhero event that we all have been waiting for and the wait is almost over! Marvel has actually pushed the release of the Avengers Infinity War from May to April 27 worldwide. This movie is the first part of a 2 movie Infinity War storyline.
Further Reading – Avengers Infinity War Villains
Rampage is an upcoming monster movie that stars our favourite action hero, Dwayne Johnson. The movie is about the relationship between a primatologist and an albino gorilla named George. After an experiment goes wrong, George turns into a raging monster that grows to an enormous size. And that’s not all, The Rock and his buddy George now have to fight against an invasion of monsters.
- Dwayne Johnson – Davis Okoye
- Naomie Harris – Dr Kate Caldwell
- Malin Åkerman – Claire Wyden
- Joe Manganiello – Burke
Rampage is set to be released on the 13th of April. The premise of this movie is very odd. But it is a high octane, heavy CGI filled The Rock blockbuster movie. It is more suited towards action junkies.
Available Now to Rent or Buy
Theres some pretty good movies creeping up at your nearest store. I recently watched I Kill Giants and Game Over, Man! Both are enjoyable movies. But they are also very genre specific and may not be to everyone’s liking. I will post reviews on these movies soon.
- I Kill Giants
- The Titan
- Phantom Thread
- Game Over, Man!
More Releases Later in the Year
- Deadpool 2
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Incredibles 2
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Ocean’s 8
- Super Troopers 2