Release date: April 6, 2012 (US) • Documentary • Directed by Morgan Spurlock • Featuring Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Eli Roth and Seth Rogen
After spewing chewed up Chicken McNuggets in Super Size Me (2004), Morgan Spurlock is back with Comic-Con Episode Four. Armed with a camera, he trails several fans from around the US as they inch their way to the very navel of geekdom on earth: Comic Con. Expect oddballs, nerds and some of the entertainment industry's most prominent geeks (Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Seth Rogen) to show up in full force.
Release date: April 6, 2012 (US) • Drama • Directed by Daniel Nettheim • Featuring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Morgana Davies
Willem Dafoe and his member last made an impression in Antichrist (2009), Lars von Trier's Cannes gorefest. In The Hunter, the 56-year-old actor returns to leading man territory, playing a mercenary sent to Australia to investigate reported sightings of the long extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Release date: April 20, 2012 (US) • Documentary • Directed by Greg MacGillivray • Featuring Meryl Streep
March of the Penguins (2005) made nature documentaries cool. This year, it's the polar bear's turn to face the limelight. In director Greg MacGillivray's documentary, a female polar bear and her two cubs deal with snow storms, dwindling food supply and the looming threat of global warming. You think you're having a hard time? Try living in the North Pole.
Release date: April 27, 2012 (US) • Comedy • Directed by Richard Linklater • Featuring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey
Director Richard Linklater is reunited with Jack Black (School of Rock) and Matthew McConaughey (Dazed and Confused) in Bernie, a hodge-podge of dark comedy, drama and courtroom mayhem. Bernie Tiede (Black), a gay mortician, kills the town's wealthy 81-year-old widow (MacLaine). McConaughey, echoing his glory days in A Time to Kill (1996), is a district attorney.
If McConaughey plays it right, this could offset his intolerable Dolce & Gabbana ads. (Fingers crossed.)