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Here Are Trailers for Every Movie Opening Today, April 3

Here Are Trailers for Every Movie Opening Today, April 3

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, April 3. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.)


Furious 7
Director: James Wan
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Lucas Black, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Djimon Hounsou, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Iggy Azalea, Tony Jaa, Bow Wow, Chris Bridges
Synopsis: “Ian Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew for the death of his brother.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (6 reviews)

Woman in Gold

Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, Katie Holmes, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth McGovern
Synopsis: “Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (10 reviews)


5 to 7
Director: Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella, Glenn Close
Synopsis: “Young aspiring novelist Brian (Anton Yelchin) meets Arielle (Berenice Marlohe), the sophisticated wife of a French Diplomat. They soon embark on a “cinq-a-sept” affair that challenges Brian’s traditional American ideas of love and relationships.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Director: François Girard
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger, Garrett Wareing
Synopsis: “An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects this rebellious loner to succeed, least of all the school’s relentlessly-tough conductor who wages a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical gift.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Limited

Director: Bill Plympton
Synopsis: “In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming ‘other’ woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden ‘soul machine,’ Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

Cut Bank
Director: Matt Shakman
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oliver Platt
Synopsis: “A son of tiny Cut Bank, Montana, ‘the coldest spot in the nation,’ handsome young Dwayne McLaren yearns to escape small town life with his sweet, vivacious girlfriend. When he tries to leverage a bad situation into a seemingly straightforward get-rich-quick scheme, Dwayne finds that fate–and a bumbling, unruly accomplice–are working against him. Everything quickly goes from bad to worse to deadly in this one-of-kind all-American thriller.” [LA Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles (expands to California, Montana and Eugene, OR on April 10th; opens in Memphis on April 17th)

Effie Gray
Director: Richard Laxton
Cast: Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi, Claudia Cardinale , David Suchet, James Fox
Synopsis: “A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Baltimore, Cleveland, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Santa Fe and Seattle)

The Girl is in Trouble
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Columbus Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Jesse Spencer
Synopsis: “A failed Lower East Side DJ struggling to keep his life together becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer, and the scion of a powerful investment firm.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

The Hand That Feeds
Director: Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick
Synopsis: “Behind the scenes of a popular deli on New York’s Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in Jan. 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and the loss of livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming an independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one rollercoaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two month lockout. Lawyers will battle in backroom negotiations, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his compañeros won’t be exploited again.”
Theatrical Release: New York

Lambert & Stamp
Director: James D. Cooper
Synopsis: “Raised in very different backgrounds, friends Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert quickly realized their destinies were intertwined. Inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s, these two British lads hatched a rather nontraditional plan to become the filmmakers they had always dreamed of being. They decided to find a young band, manage it, and then make a film about the band’s success. After discovering a group called High Numbers playing a raucous show at an overcrowded underground café, Lambert and Stamp immediately hired the four young musicians and began building their careers under a new name: The Who.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various cities nationwide throughout the beginning of June)

Last Knights
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Cast: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie
Synopsis: “When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honor – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they’ve destroyed their mortal foe.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Phoenix and Washington, DC)

Manos Sucias
Director: Josef Wladyka
Cast: Cristian James Abvincula, Jarlin Javier Martinez, Manuel David Riascos, Hadder Blandon
Synopsis: “Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in areas that bear the indelible scars of the drug trade—Manos Sucias refuses to glamorize the drug trade but rather seeks to offer a rare glimpse of its devastating effects.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to Los Angeles and Detroit on April 10, Miami on April 17, Santa Ana and San Diego in May)

Ned Rifle
Director: Hal Hartley
Cast: Martin Donovan, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak
Synopsis: “Hal Hartley completes the trilogy he began with Henry Fool and Fay Grim with this delightfully offbeat tale about Henry and Fay’s teenage son Ned, who emerges from a witness protection program with a single, fixed purpose: to kill his father for ruining his mother’s life.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (11 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Columbus, San Francisco and Toronto (expands to New York, Boston, Portland and Seattle on April 10 and San Diego on April 17)

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