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6 Flicks Picks for April 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, April 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in April 2016?

What movies are coming out April 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!!

Synopsis: A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Will I watch? = Maybe

God's Not Dead 2

Synopsis: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.

Will I watch? = No

Miles Ahead

Synopsis: An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Will I watch? = No

The Dark Horse

Synopsis: An emotionally charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

Will I watch? = No

Meet the Blacks

Synopsis: Beverly Hills is about to get real dangerous.

Will I watch? = No

Kill Your Friends

Synopsis: An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Will I watch? = No

Natural Born Pranksters

Synopsis: YouTube's best pranksters, Roman Atwood, Vitaly Z, and Dennis Roady make the leap to the big screen.

Will I watch? = No

Standing Tall

Synopsis: The story centers on a young delinquent as he comes of age.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 8, 2016

Hardcore Henry

Synopsis: A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who's resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Boss

Synopsis: A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Will I watch? = No

Before I Wake

Synopsis: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Louder Than Bombs

Synopsis: The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Will I watch? = No

Wedding Doll

Synopsis: Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah's life and jeopardizes Hagit's love story.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2016

The Jungle Book

Synopsis: An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Will I watch? = Yes

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Synopsis: It's been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin's Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The memories & skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Green Room

Synopsis: After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An Indian superstar becomes an unhealthy obsession for a Delhi-based fan.

Will I watch? = No

Sing Street

Synopsis: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.

Will I watch? = No

Rio, I Love You

Synopsis: A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Will I watch? = No

Our Last Tango

Synopsis: "Our Last Tango" is a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango's history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango. María Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. In all those years they loved and hated each other and went through several painful separations, but always got back together. Now, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion. In Our Last Tango Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria's lives into incredible tango-choreographies. These beautifully-shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Synopsis: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land; two renegades - Eric the Huntsman - who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara set out to stop them.

Will I watch? = No

Elvis & Nixon

Synopsis: The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Will I watch? = No

A Hologram for the King

Synopsis: A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A disgruntled Mexican cop is forced to work with a teenage hacker to hunt down the criminals who killed his wife, and dismantle their operation.

Will I watch? = No

The Meddler

Synopsis: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Will I watch? = No

Sworn Virgin

Synopsis: Hana Doda, still a girl, escapes from her destiny of being wife and servant which is imposed on the women in the inhospitable mountains in Albania. She appeals to the old law of the Kanun and swears her eternal virginity thus becoming a "sworn virgin". She turns into a man, takes up a rifle and becomes Mark, Mark Doda. It is in exchange for this sacrifice that Hana is allowed to be considered at the same level as other men. Her battle does not only mean that she must rebel against what destiny has been writing on her body for centuries, but she must also reject, in name of this rebellion, every form of love. A refusal that becomes her prison. After more than ten years spent in solitude in the mountains as a man, she becomes brutish and she transforms to survive the hardship, the cold and misery, until something returns to awaken her again... Hana decides to change life and painstakingly regain her body. She knows that leaving the mountains is the price she will have to pay to be able to go back to living. A journey drags her away from her arid land, a journey that will mean she will have to revisit her past and exhume memories and feelings that she was made to bury in oblivion. Following a path that is a continuous and subtle crossing of two different and distant worlds, of the past and the future. In a modern Milan metropolis, she struggles to leave her man's clothes and learns to be woman. She experiences the heady sensation of physical contact with others, and she finds dear and beloved people that life had taken from her and there opens an unexpected and forbidden possibility of love. Mark not only returns to being Hana, but she is also able to piece the two souls back together that for years have lived inside her body and she is reborn as a new, free and complete.

Will I watch? = No

Tale of Tales

Synopsis: The film serves as Garrone's English-language debut and will interweave three separate story strands bookended by brief bits in which Italians Alba Rohrwacher and Massimo Ceccherini will play a street circus family. In one tale Salma Hayek will play a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Vincent Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2016


Synopsis: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Mother's Day

Synopsis: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.

Will I watch? = No

Ratchet and Clank

Synopsis: Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.

Will I watch? = No

A Beautiful Planet

Synopsis: An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from outer space.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: When everything is for sale, what's the value of love? Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.

Will I watch? = No

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Synopsis: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. Keanu — Having never seen a full episode of Key and Peele's show, nor John Wick, I probably won't be seeing this, but I do think both are interesting and a mixture of the two sounds intriguing. John Wick seemed like a cool action movie and I've laughed at some Key and Peele videos, so why not, right?

5. A Beautiful Planet — Space is interesting and if we get some cool shots of Earth from above, awesome.

4. Demolition — Although the premise doesn't sound the most awe-inspiring in the world, the cast and the overall concept is a much easier sell than most of the other releases for this month for me.

3. Criminal — Once you've paired up a supernatural element to law enforcement, you've got me interested.

2. Hardcore Henry — I was pumped for Cloverfield back in the day because of it's filmmaking style and this takes it to a whole new level. It could be hot garbage, but it will definitely be one of the most unique movie experiences I'll have for the year.

1. The Jungle Book — I was never the biggest fan of the animated film and I never once read the book it drew inspiration from, but holy hell, the visuals of this alone deserve my money.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.