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6 Flicks Picks for April 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, April 1, 2017
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 2017?

What movies are coming out April 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Synopsis: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Will I watch? = No

Going in Style

Synopsis: Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Case for Christ

Synopsis: An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Will I watch? = No

Their Finest

Synopsis: A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

Synopsis: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Spark: A Space Tail

Synopsis: Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana - a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

Will I watch? = No

The Lost City of Z

Synopsis: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Synopsis: Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of "celebrity chef"... A consummate hedonist, Jeremiah Tower's career spans the riotous sexual revolution of the 70's to the high rolling "greed-is-good" spirit of the '80s. Key interviews with celebrities & celebrity chefs cement Tower's influence on today's food culture and reveal how he transformed the restaurant industry and in the process changed the way we eat.

Will I watch? = No

A Quiet Passion

Synopsis: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Will I watch? = No

Tommy's Honour

Synopsis: In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2017


Synopsis: A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.

Will I watch? = No

Born in China

Synopsis: Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Will I watch? = No

The Promise

Synopsis: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Free Fire

Synopsis: Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Will I watch? = No

Phoenix Forgotten

Synopsis: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Will I watch? = Maybe

RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2017

The Circle

Synopsis: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.

Will I watch? = Yes

How to Be a Latin Lover

Synopsis: Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Which films make the cut?

Well...remember how March had an overabundant amount of movies I was interested in seeing? Well, April is making up for that. This is an incredibly weak set of films.

6. Free Fire — The cast is good. Maybe this is a fun, quick movie that can have some entertainment value even if it's kind of dumb.

5. The Fate of the Furious — I haven't seen a single one of the films in this franchise, but maybe I should binge them all and see this, as despite it clearly being stupid, I'd rather sit through this than the more pretentious and boring things on the list.

4. Phoenix Forgotten — I like conspiracies and aliens and UFOs and whatnot, so even though I don't dig the found footage angle necessarily, the driving force theme of the movie is something I'm into.

3. Colossal — This is a really weird angle for a film of this subject matter, so I'm in.

2. Going in Style — I've liked the three leads in virtually everything I've ever seen them in. Also, how does Ann-Margaret look exactly the same as she did when she filmed Grumpy Old Men?

1. The Circle — This is the only movie I'm legitimately considering seeing in theaters. I made note of it as soon as I saw the trailer for it a few weeks back. The cast is great, the premise is intriguing and the fact that I'm not too sure where this is all heading is making me very interested.


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