Upcoming Films for Spring

Movies are one of the best ways to spend time with friends and family. (SOURCE: http://www.americanarttherapyassociation.org/images/newsite8.16.10/film.jpg).
Movies are one of the best ways to spend time with friends and family. (SOURCE: http://www.americanarttherapyassociation.org/images/newsite8.16.10/film.jpg).

Spring is finally upon us, and with the ever-lasting showers, dreary clouds, and random flower on the ground comes a throng of fantastic films to watch. While Spring films are generally the fabulous count-down to summer’s blockbusters, here is a list of up-and-coming films that don’t need a summer release to define how awesome they are going to be:

Dylan Dog, directed by Kevin Munroe:

Release date: April 29

Summary: Starring Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”), Dylan Dog is about a human private investigator specializing in solving crimes of and for the undead. Along with his side-kick zombie (Sam Huntington), this supernatural P.I. must find an object of extreme importance before a war breaks out between his underground clients living in New Orleans: the werewolves, zombies, and of course, the vampires.

Water For Elephants, directed by Francis Lawrence:

Release date: April 22

Summary: Starring Twilight’s lead vampire, Robert Pattinson, and Reese Witherspoon (“Sweet Home Alabama”, “Penelope”), Water For Elephants, a French film, is about a young man who ditches his school work to join the circus after his parents die, working as vet to the circus animals.

Fast and Furious 5, directed by Justin Lin:

Release date: April 29

Summary: Five?! My gosh, it’s like Pirates of the Carribean, it keeps bouncing back. Fast and Furious 5 brings back Vin Diesel and Paul Walker to ramp up the all-too familiar car-chases, and over-the-top visuals in this film. The plot has character Brian O’Conner working as an FBI agent, bring back the old team, and working with Dominic Toretto to stop a drug seller by joining in on the herion business, cracking it down from the inside out.

The Veteran, directed by Matthew Hope:

Release date: April 29

Synopsis:  The ultimate up-coming film for dark action and investigation, The Veteran is about an Afghanistan vet in search of who is at fault for the war and drug world people have come to thive in today. The Veteran is about what happens under the public noses, the causes of war, and an uncertain image of moral reality.

Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh:

Release date: May 6

Summary: Comic book fans and superhero film obsessors alike have been waiting ages for this movie. With a cast like Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, and Natalie Portman, it’s a no brainer it will beat every other film opening even remotely close to it’s release out of the water. Thor is about an arrogant viking-eque warrior who is thrust from his home world on Asgard to live amongst the human race until he learns respect. Soon enough he becomes one of the best defenders of the mortal world and learns his lesson. Just in time to battle his evil brother, who has gone comando in his absence.

Everything Must Go, directed by Dan Rush:

Release date: May, Friday the 13th

Summary: Uh-oh, another Will Ferrell movie, spring just became cool. After losing his job, his wife, and his sanity during an alcoholic relapse, a man holds a yard sale in hopes that once everything is gone, he’ll be able to start over.

The Priest, directed by Scott Stewart:

Release date: May, Friday the 13th

Summary: Based off a Korean graphic series, The Priest brings to screen a human race plagued by vampires. After the last Vampire War, humans live in a closed off city, dependant on the system of the Church for hope. And when the church’s Priest breaks his vows of holy light to hunt down vampires when his niece is kidnapped, a whole plethora of problems and obstacles ensure for this once-holy man.