The films to see in York this month – April 2015

Nerd heaven… Avengers: Age Of Ultron
4 Apr 2015 @ 5.25 pm
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I may have mentioned in my first Movies to see this month article for YorkMix that I am, well, more than just a bit of a geek.

Suffice to say then, that this has been one of the months I’ve been most looking forward to films-wise. Not only does this one look to be in general a great time for movies, but I’m going to be honest, I have been waiting for April 23rd to come along for a very long time.

So much so that I already have my I-Max tickets booked to go down to London and see Avengers: Age of Ultron on the opening day (I’m sorry, did I mention I was nerd?).

Don’t worry though, superheroes and action not your thing? There’s plenty of other exciting films filling out the month too. Let’s take a look…

Action films

Fast and Furious 7

Cert 12A, 137 mins

Vue York, Reel

From April 3

Movie website

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast and Furious 7. Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.

There’s an added poignancy to the movie as Walker was killed during filming. Apparently the ending has left many in tears.

John Wick

Cert 15, 101 mins

Vue York, and at City Screen on Monday 4th May as part of their Culture Shock series

From April 10

Movie website

The infamous ex-hitman John Wick is forced out of retirement when unsuspecting mouthy mobster Iosef (Alfie Allen) steals his car, beats him down, and then murders his beloved dog. Needless to say, this notorious underground bogeyman is not best pleased and sets out in pursuit of his revenge.

The Salvation

Cert 15, 111 mins

Vue York

From Apr 17

Movie website

It’s 1871 as ex-pat Danish soldier Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) plans on peacefully settling in America with his family. Taking the stagecoach to his new farm, a drunken outlaw makes a pass at his wife, after which all hell breaks loose.

Look out too for kung-fu footballer Eric Cantona as a no nonsense enforcer.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Cert TBC, 150 mins

Vue York, Reel, City Screen

From April 23

Movie website

When billionaire tech-genius Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping programme, things quickly go awry. Forced to enlist the help of superhero team The Avengers they will be stretched to their very limit as they attempt to stop the villainous robot Ultron from enacting his evil plans.

Drama films

The Water Diviner

Cert 15, 111 mins

Vue York, City Screen

From April 3

Movie website

Following the suicide of his grief-ridden wife, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) goes in search of his three sons, who went missing in action after the battle of Gallipoli in 1915. In his fight to find out what happened to them he comes up against British bureaucracy, Turkish insurrection and a widowed hotelier (Olga Kurylenko).

Also notable because it marks Crowe’s directorial debut.

Family films

Spongebob: Sponge Out Of Water

Cert U, 93 mins

Vue York, Reel

From March 27

Movie website

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his arch nemesis, Plankton, must team up in order to get it back. Fun for all the family animation based on the successful children’s TV show.

Comedy films

While We’re Young

Cert 15, 97 mins

Vue York, City Screen

From April 3

Movie website

Middle-aged couple and documentary filmmakers Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) have their existence turned upside down when they meet young and disarming duo Jamie and Darby (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Problems begin to arise, however, when Josh and Jamie begin to collaborate on a new project.

Get Hard

Cert 15, 100 mins

Reel

From March 27

Movie website

When idiot millionaire hedge-fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is sentenced to ten years in the infamous prison San Quentin for securities fraud and embezzlement, he recruits cash-strapped but squeaky-clean car-wash owner Darnell (Kevin Hart) to tutor him on how to survive in jail, having made the casually racist assumption that since he was black, Darnell himself had done time.