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20 Movies to Look Forward to this Spring

Matthew Parkinson | 17 Mar 2016 15:00
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Demolition


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russ Smith, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel, Jean-Marc Vallee, Thad Luckinbill, and John Malkovich. Written by Bryan Sipe. Release date: April 8, 2016.

Jake Gyllenhaal has really come into his element in the last few years, and he's worked especially well with Quebecois directors - for whatever reason. First we saw him team up with Denis Villeneuve for two films, and now he's teamed up with Jean-Marc Vallee, who's a great talent in his own right. Bolstered by a supporting cast featuring Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, and Heather Lind, and an intriguing premise that sees him playing a man whose life begins to crumble around him, Demolition looks like a film that shouldn't be missed.

Mr. Right


Directed by Paco Cabezas. Produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Rick Jacobs, and Lawrence Mattis. Written by Max Landis. Release date: April 8, 2016.

Max Landis is a screenwriter who is perhaps better known for his Twitter profile than any of the films he's written - likely because two of them were Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra. But - and maybe this is just me - Mr. Right looks really funny, based solely on its trailer. Sam Rockwell stars as a hitman who kills the people who hire him, and he teams up with Anna Kendrick as his love interest who's more into the killings than most people probably would be. It looks like a quirky comedy with just enough action.

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