[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – April 12, 2019

Last weekend, Shazam! took the box office by storm, and this weekend it’s time for another comic book movie – Hellboy starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular character. Also out is Laika’s latest film about the Missing Link, a movie about the absurd bank heist and hostage crisis that gave us the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, a dramatization of writer Emily Dickinson’s life, and much more!

After (PG-13)

Based on Anna Todd’s novel, AFTER follows Tessa (Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

Directed by Jenny Gage

Starring: Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Josphine Langford, Jennifer Beals, Peter Gallagher

Release date: April 12

A Dark Place

When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.

Directed by Simon Fellows

Starring: Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Catherine Dyer, Jason Davis, Bronagh Waugh

Release date: April 12 (Limited)

Girls of the Sun

A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.

Directed by Eva Husson

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut, Sinama Alievi, Mari Semidovi

Release date: April 12

Hellboy (R)

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Directed by Neil Marshall

Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Brian Gleeson, Penelope Mitchell

Release date: April 12

Little (PG-13)

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Directed by Tina Gordon

Starring: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley, Tracee Ellis Ross

Release date: April 12

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

While keeping a low profile after his defeat from Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi gets into trouble after getting in a fight with a powerful foreigner.

Directed by Woo-Ping Yuen

Starring: Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa

Release date: April 12

Mia and the White Lion (PG)

Mia is 11 years old when she develops an extraordinary relationship with Charlie, a young white lion born in Mia’s parents farm, in South Africa. During three years, they will grow up together and live a beautiful friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and that Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her father has decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to escape with Charlie in order to rescue him.

Directed by Gilles de Maistre

Starring: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan, Ryan Mac Lennon

Release date: April 12

Missing Link (PG)

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

Directed by Chris Butler

Starring: High Jackman, Zach Galtfianakis, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson

Release date: April 12

Sauvage

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here – longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

Directed by Camille Vidal-Naquet

Starring: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel, Pavle Dragas

Release date: April 10

Stockholm (R)

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.

Directed by Robert Budreau

Starring: Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke, Christopher Heyedahl, Bea Santos

Release date: April 12

Wild Nights with Emily (PG-13)

Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson’s life, in particular her relationship with another woman.

Directed by Madeleine Olnek

Starring: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan

Release date: April 12 (Limited)

Will you be seeing any new movies this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.