9 Films We Can't Wait to Watch This April 2019

From local to international releases, here are the most anticipated films premiering this month, so you can already start planning your movie nights! 

Pet Sematary
Premieres on: April 3

A film based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King, Pet Sematary is about a doctor named Louis Creed and his family who moves from Boston to Maine and realizes that they live close to a pet cemetery. Following a tragedy in his family, Louis goes to his neighbor, Jud, for help, setting off a chain reaction of horrific consequences. The film is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and more. 

Shazam!
Premieres on: April 4

Shazam! follows 14-year old foster kid Billy Batson who - thanks to an ancient wizard- has the ability to turn into the adult superhero Shazam by shouting the word. A kid inside an adult's godlike body, Billy/Shazam figures out all the things he can do, while still having fun, so he would be able to fight the evil controlled by Thaddeus Sivana. The film is helmed by David F. Sanberg, and stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and more.

The Best of Enemies 
Premieres on: April 5

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies is about Ann Atwater - a civil rights activist - and C.P. Ellis - Ku Klux Klak leader - who are battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the summer of 1971. Directed by Roin Bissell, the film stars Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. 

Breakthrough
Premieres on: April 10

Breakthrough is also based on a true story, and follows a mother's unfaltering love despite the impossible odds. It centers on Joyce Smith who refuses to give up even when hope seems lost after her adopted son falls into an icy lake. The film is directed by Roxann Dawson and stars Josh Lucas, Mike Colter, and Topher Grace. 

Hellboy
Premieres on: April 10

David Harbour stars as the half-demon superhero in Hellboy. Here, he goes to the English countryside to battle a trio of giants. He then meets The Blood Queen, an ancient sorceress named Nimue who he must defeat without triggering the end of the world while he's caught in a clash between the supernatural and the humans. Joining Harbour in the cast are Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and more.

Missing Link
Premieres on: April 10

Missing Link is about Mr. Link who recruits a fearless explorer named Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey of finding his relatives in the valley of Shangri-La. Together with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, they travel all around the world and realize that family can be found in the most unexpected place. The film is directed by Chris Butler and features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, and Zach Galifianakis. 

Stranded
Premieres on: April 10

Stranded stars Jessy Mendiola and Arjo Atayde who are two employees who get stranded in an office building because of a typhoon. The film is directed by Ice Idanan, and will also be starring Miko Raval, Mich Liggayu, Gretchen Ho, Pinky Amador, and more. 

After
Premieres on: April 20

After is based on a novel of the same name, and centers on Tessa Young, a dedicated student who has her life figured out already. However, when she enters her first semester of college, she meets brooding and rebellious Harden Scott who makes her question everything she knew about herself and what she wants in life. It stars Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Pia Mia, Selma Blair, and more. 

Avengers: Endgame
Premieres on: April 26 

Avengers: Endgame is set after the Decimation, and will be centering on the remaining Avengers and their allies who must reassemble once again for one final stand against Thanos. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film's star-studded cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Scarlett Johanssen, and more. 

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