[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – April 19, 2019

It’s the week before one of the year’s biggest superhero movies is released, but there are still plenty of new movies to hold you over. This week’s new movies include the story of a child miraculously brought back to life, a modern Western centered around two sisters, Disney Nature’s latest offering about penguins, and much more!

Breakthrough (PG)

When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake Sainte Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth’s mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.

Directed by Roxann Dawson

Starring: Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Marcel Ruiz, Dennis Haysbert

Release date: April 17

The Curse of La Llorona (R)

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Directed by Michael Chaves

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Roman Christou, Marisol Ramirez

Release date: April 19

Fast Color (PG-13)

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Directed by Julia Hart

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, David Straithairn, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham

Release date: April 19

Hail Satan? (R)

With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?

Directed by Penny Lane

Starring: Jex Blackmore, Nicholas Crowe, Lucien Greaves, Malcolm Jarry, Michael Wiener

Release date: April 17

Kalank

Set in 1945, in Pre-Independent India, the elite, opulent and solemn world of the Chaudhry family, and the wild, mysterious and musical underbelly of the town, Hira Mandi, clash when Roop Chaudhry encounters Zafar, a daredevil from Hira Mandi, unleashing deep-buried truths, secrets of betrayal and affairs that threaten to bring the both worlds crashing down.

Directed by Abhishek Varman

Starring: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kappor, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha

Release date: April 17

Little Woods (R)

A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister.

Directed by Nia DaCosta

Starring: Lily James, Tessa Thompson, Luke Kirby, Lance Reddick, James Badge Dale

Release date: April 19

Penguins (G)

The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic.

Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson

Narrated by Ed Helms

Release date: April 17

Rafiki

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko’s “Jambula Tree”, which chronicles a story of two girls in love in Uganda, “Rafiki” challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family in Kenya.

Directed by Wanuri Kahui

Starring: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Muthoni Gathecha

Release date: April 19

Stuck (PG-13)

A New York City subway train stops in the tunnel beneath the city with six complete strangers stuck inside the rear car. The strangers are a cross section of New Yorkers, of different race, culture and age. The emotions of the trapped, frustrated strangers explode, as the subway car becomes a kind of magical, musical, conduit cell. A place where strangers reveal through song more of themselves than any of them ever could have imagined.

Directed by Michael Berry

Starring: Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Ashanti, Arden Cho, Omar Chaparro

Release date: April 19

Under the Silver Lake (R)

Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Riki Lindhome, Callie Hernandez

Release date: April 19

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.