The reel deal: April movie releases

New movies being released in April 2018 include Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, Lean on Pete, Aardvark and Avengers: Infinity War.


If they hear you, they hunt you.

Thriller | Drama

Directed by John Krasinski

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds

In theaters: April 6

An isolated family of four lives in utter silence for fear of an ominous force that doles out death with every decibel it detects.

Emily Blunt in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures.
(Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures / )


Teens out to have fun. Parents out to stop it.


Directed by Kay Cannon

Starring: Kathryn Newton, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz

In theaters: April 6

After three neighborhood parents discover their teenage daughters’ pact to get deflowered, the adults agree to stop at nothing in order to preserve their girls’ maidenhoods.

(L to R) Mitchell (JOHN CENA), Kayla (GERALDINE VISWANATHAN) and Connor (MILES ROBBINS) in "Blockers," the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the "Pitch Perfect" series).

(L to R) Mitchell (JOHN CENA), Kayla (GERALDINE VISWANATHAN) and Connor (MILES ROBBINS) in “Blockers,” the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series).

(Photo Credit: Quantrell D. Colbe / )


They are dying to play.

Horror | Thriller

Directed by Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

In theaters: April 13

An innocent game of truth or dare evolves into a living nightmare when some players refuse to obey the rules.

LUCY HALE and TYLER POSEY lead the cast of "Blumhouse's Truth or Dare," a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions.

LUCY HALE and TYLER POSEY lead the cast of “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare,” a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions.

(Peter Iovino / )


Drama | Mystery

Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Ekaterina Samsonov

In theaters: April 6

A fearless, but shell-shocked contract killer uncovers a game-changing conspiracy while trying to keep a kidnapped girl from a life on the streets.

Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here.

Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here.

(Courtesy photo)


You can’t get anywhere on your own.

Adventure | Drama

Directed by Andrew Haigh

Starring: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny

In theaters: April 6

A homeless teen takes a summer job working for a has-been horse trainer in Portland, and after bonding with a past-his-prime equine, the kid and his steed embark on a 1,000-miles journey to Wyoming.

Lean on Pete.

Lean on Pete.

(scott patrick green / Scott Patrick Green)



Directed by Brian Shoaf

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm

In theaters: April 13

A therapist attempting to treat a seriously troubled patient loses her focus after she falls for the man’s more even-keeled brother.





Every point, every game, every match...was for her.

Biography | Drama

Directed by Sean McNamara

Starring: Erin Moriarty, Danika Yarosh, Helen Hunt

In theaters: April 6

Following the tragic death of a high school volleyball star, a coach struggles to inspire a team of forlorn girls to pull together and win the championship in honor of their departed friend.

Miracle Season.

Miracle Season.

(Cate Cameron / Cate Cameron/Live Like Line Productions)


A rags to riches story. If only he could remember it.

Comedy | Romance

Directed by Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher

Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria

In theaters: April 13

A single, struggling mother takes advantage of an arrogant, amnesiac, A-hole in this revenge-centric remake of the classic ‘80s comedy.



(Diyah Pera / )


See how the mother half lives.


Directed by Jason Reitman

Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston

In theaters: April 20

After an unexpected “night nanny” arrives at the door, a mother of three forms an unlikely bond with the woman hired to help her.

Charlize Theron as Marlo in Jason Reitman's TULLY, a Focus Features release.
(Kimberly French / Focus Features / )


Big meets bigger.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Directed by Brad Peyton

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello

In theaters: April 13

Only a hulking primatologist can save the day after an unsanctioned genetic experiment transforms a gorilla, a wolf and a reptile into enormous and aggressive beasts bent on destroying everything they encounter.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Rampage.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Rampage.

(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)


The mustache rides. Again.

Comedy | Crime

Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar

Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme

In theaters: April 20

Seventeen years after the original installment became an instant cult comedy, the five dysfunctional troopers are back, this time to resolve a border dispute with America’s neighbors to the north.

Super Troopers 2.

Super Troopers 2.

(Jon Pack / )


Change everything, without changing anything.


Directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn

Starring: Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Williams

In theaters: April 20

A woman suffering from low self-esteem loses consciousness after falling off an exercise bike and wakes up believing she’s the most beautiful and competent person on the planet.

Rory Scovel and Amy Schumer in I FEEL PRETTY

Rory Scovel and Amy Schumer in I FEEL PRETTY

(Mark SchŠfer / Courtesy of STXfilms)


An entire universe. Once and for all.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Evans

In theaters: April 27

Every major Marvel character you can think of joins forces to fight Earth’s most powerful enemy yet, who plans to use six artifacts to f**k up our planet worse than global warming.

Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers: Infinity War.

(Courtesy photo)