Spring is in full swing and that sure means many of you can’t wait to wake up from hibernation and head back to the big bad world. We’re here to give you 11 reasons why you should curl up in front of the TV again or go to the movies instead, because April 2023 will bring a wide variety of exciting movies and TV shows to streaming platforms and cinemas. . .

But before tackling this new episode of the Big Screen, a little reminder. We’ve based our picks on the UK release schedule, so be sure to check your local listings for any discrepancies. With that cleared up, let’s start with a long-awaited animated film.

Super Mario Bros.: The Movie – April 5

Illumination, the creators of Minions, have taken Nintendo’s most iconic character and adapted him on an adventure in which Mario, Peach, Toad and a host of other lovable and instantly recognizable faces travel across the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Luigi and stop the threat of Bowser. With an all-star cast including Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen and more, this will be Mario’s first big screen breakthrough in three decades.


Wrath (Netflix) – April 6

Road rage brought out the worst in all of us, but very few people let it affect them the way Steven Yeun and Ali Wong did in Netflix’s Rage. This series shows two people consumed by mutual hatred after a car accident, and how their lives change dramatically as they seek a way to get revenge.

The Pope’s Exorcist – April 7

Religion and horror have always danced on a fine line, as some of the best horror movies of all time explore how priests and men of God defeat and vanquish demons and the possessed. The Pope’s Exorcist will attempt to explore similar themes, as Father Gabriele Amorth, played by Russell Crowe, investigates a possession case and soon discovers a conspiracy within the church that has been hidden from him by the Vatican. -even.


Renfield – April 14

Have you ever wondered how Dracula would fit into modern society? If so, you’ll love this comedy about Renfield, the world’s most famous vampire. In this hilarious film, Nicholas Hoult plays the lead role, Renfield, an assistant to Count Dracula (Nicolas Cage) who wants to stop serving the Prince of Darkness and live a simple life in modern New Orleans.

Assassin’s Club – April 14

Henry Golding is becoming one of Hollywood’s most promising young action stars, and his latest installment, Assassin’s Club, seems to be his new hit. Alongside Noomi Rapace, Daniela Melchior and Sam Neill, in this film, Golding’s protagonist must eliminate seven people from around the world, who turn out to be assassins hired to eliminate him.

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (Netflix) – April 14

Without a doubt, fans of Netflix’s The Last Kingdom have been waiting a long time for the series to continue with this full cinematic installment. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die picks up after the death of King Edward and sees Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his allies journey through a fractured kingdom, all with the goal of uniting England.

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Ghost (Apple TV+) – April 21

One is a highly trained secret agent and the other is a loving soul who hopes to be happy. This film starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas challenges gender stereotypes by seeing Evans as the helpless idol, while de Armas saves the day as the honorable heroine. This is Apple TV+ loaded with action and comedy.

Evil Dead Rise – April 21

The Evil Dead franchise returns to its creepy and gruesome roots in April when the harrowing Evil Dead Rise hits theaters. This film chronicles what happens when the reunion of two estranged sisters is interrupted by demons possessing flesh and blood, and explores the family’s fight for survival against nightmarish versions of their loved ones.

Painting – April 28

Life is full of happy little accidents, as a famous and beloved painter said. Owen Wilson’s Carl Nargyle, a man known as Vermont’s number 1 painter on public television, with a permanent and a custom van, probably wouldn’t have such a positive outlook on life, especially when a certain young painter , complete with a perm and a custom his own van, bursts onto the scene and steals his life from Paint.

Peter Pan and Wendy (Disney+) – April 28

Depending on your date of birth, you probably have a favorite version of the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Since a Peter Pan movie hadn’t been released for a long time, Disney gave the well-known story yet another live-action version starring Peter Pan and Wendy, a movie that takes us back to Neverland to take on Jude Law’s version. of Captain Hook in Disney+’s big new premiere.

And it is again. We’ll be back in a month with another episode on the big screen, watching what May 2023 brings.

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