April Showers, Movie Flowers

| 3/26/2009 5:01:46 PM

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Jean TellerWell, it looks like April showers won’t bring many blossoms known as movies this month. I only see three that I’m putting on my must-see list. Sigh. But wait, May brings lots of blooms – I may be living at the Cineplex come May 1.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I put together a list of a few April releases that may tempt you to head for the theater.

Fast & Furious: New Model, Original Parts.

Fast & Furious: The fourth in the franchise, this movie reunites Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster as they reprise roles from The Fast and the Furious (2001). Agent Brian O’Conner (Walker) and fugitive Dom Toretto (Diesel) return to the streets of Los Angeles, reigniting their feud until a common enemy brings them together. I love the tag line: New Model, Original Parts. Rated PG-13, Fast & Furious opens April 3.

Adventureland: While comedies aren’t usually on my list, Adventureland might be an exception to the rule. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds, among others, this angst-driven comedy tells the tale of a recent college grad working at his hometown amusement park, and how the supposedly nowhere job helps him prepare for real life. Rated R, Adventureland opens April 3.

The Escapist: Only in limited release, this British film stars Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes. Cox portrays a man serving a life sentence without parole who plans a daring escape to visit his estranged and terminally ill daughter. First released at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, The Escapist had its DVD premiere last month in the United Kingdom, so please no spoilers! The Escapist opens April 3 (I’m not sure when it goes into wide release).

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