Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sneak Preview: April

1. Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope  
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.

2. The Hunter  
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.

3. To the Arctic 3D
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.

4. Bernie 
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.)


citybuoy said...

WTF have I been living under a rock? I've not heard of any of these movies!

Visual Velocity said...

citybuoy: Coming soon pa lang, I hope they get shown here. :D