10 Non-Blockbuster Films to Watch This Spring

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Blockers – April 6th

Written by: Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Eben Russell

Directed by: Kay Cannon

Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena

Synopsis: When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. – Blockers Website.

Chappaquiddick – April 6th

Written by: Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan

Directed by: John Curran

Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby and Bruce Dern

Synopsis: Chappaquiddick recounts the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours.

What happens over the ensuing days, reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control and preserve the family’s legacy is an extraordinary story of the powerful and the untouchable. – Chappaquiddick Official Site.

You Were Never Really Here – April 6th

Written and Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman and Judith Roberts

Synopsis: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living.   When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. – You Were Never Really Here Official Website.

A Quiet Place – April 6th

Written by: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski

Directed by: John Krasinski

Starring: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Synopsis: In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. – A Quiet Place Official Website.

Sun Dogs – April 6th

Written by: Anthony Tambakis

Directed by: Jennifer Morrison

Starring: Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill

Synopsis: A young man determined to be a military hero, ends up on a misguided adventure with his family and new friend Tally, which leads him to the most unlikely realization of how he can courageously “save lives.” – IMDB.

Super Troopers 2 – April 20th

Written by: Broken Lizard

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Rob Lowe and Brian Cox

Synopsis: When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. – IMDB.

Tully – May 4th

Written by: Diablo Cody

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston

Synopsis: A new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman [Up in the Air] and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody [Juno]. Marlo [Academy Award winner Charlize Theron], a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother [Mark Duplass]. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully [Mackenzie Davis]. – Focus Features.

Terminal – May 11th

Written and Directed by: Vaughn Stein

Starring: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons and Mike Myers

Synopsis: In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

TERMINAL follows two assassins with a sinister mission, a fatally ill teacher, an enigmatic janitor and a waitress with a double life. Murderous consequences unravel as their lives meet at the hands of a criminal mastermind wanting revenge. – IMDB.

Tag – June 15th

Written by: Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen

Directed by: Jeff Tomsic

Starring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner

Synopsis: One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds- barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. – ComingSoon.net.

Under the Silver Lake – June 22nd

Written and Directed by: David Robert Mitchell

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Zosia Mamet, Jimmi Simpson, Luke Baines and Patrick Fischler

Synopsis: Centers on a man named Sam (Garfield) who becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul’s murder and the kidnapping of a girl. Riley Keough as Sarah, Sam’s new neighbour. Topher Grace as Sam’s friend who helps him with an investigation surrounding a missing woman. – IMDB.

 

 

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