Cruz Reviews: April trailers


Based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann, this flick tells the story of Altmann and her lawyer fighting the Austrian government for over a decade to get a famous painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, back in her possession.

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star, leading me to believe that this movie has just about everything going for it.

Woman in Gold opens in theatres on April 3.


Directed by Ryan Gosling, Lost River tells the story of a mother (Christina Hendricks) struggling to make ends meet during an economic crisis. Her two young sons are left to fend for themselves, but problems arise when their mother gets in trouble with the local tyrant (Matt Smith).

This film is jacked with star power and the story looks pretty interesting. It looks like a movie that would cause an existential crisis.

Lost River opens in theatres on April 10.


Two love stories separated by time but merged through circumstance are told in this film starring Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin, and Scott Eastwood.

An elderly widower (Alda) meets a young student, Ruth (Chaplin), who tells of her love of Luke (Eastwood) while listening to the widow tell the story of him and his passed wife.

This film looks like it’ll be full of tear-jerker moments and is probably something you should see with a date or someone you really want to make cry.

The Longest Ride is set to hit theatres on April 10.


A new documentary from Disney comes to theatres, focusing on the story of a family of monkeys who move from their original habitat to an unfamiliar one they’ve been forced into.

Maya, her son Kip, and the alpha male Raja are the stars in this adorable film that promises to teach the importance of family. And hey, monkeys.

Monkey Kingdom is set to be released on April 17.


Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace star in the film adaptation of Child 44, the first novel of a trilogy written about the murders of the “Rostov Ripper”.

Directed by Ridley Scott, this film is bound to go places; the story is compelling, and the actors are all incredible. I will definitely be in line to see this one.

Child 44 comes out in theatres on April 17.


This film stars James Franco as Christian Longo, a man who made the most wanted list after murdering his wife and three children. He was also living under the false identity of journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill). After claiming that he’s following Finkel’s work for a long time, he asks him to write a story about his case, all the while getting a little too close to Finkel’s family.

I could not be more excited for this one. I have loved Hill since The Wolf of Wall Street and Franco has always been a wonderful actor in just about every movie that I’ve seen him in (Spring Breakers notwithstanding). The story looks dark and demented, but both actors are definitely the right choices for such a bleak tale. I cannot wait to see this.

True Story opens in theatres on April 17.


John Travolta stars as a father who breaks out of prison to see his son but is forced to steal a valuable painting in order to pay back the syndicate that organized his breakout.

If Travolta wasn’t so damn creepy, I might consider seeing this, but nah.

The Forger is set to be released on April 24.

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