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20 Movies to Look Forward to this Spring

Matthew Parkinson | 17 Mar 2016 15:00
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The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau. Produced by Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor. Written by Justin Marks. Release date: April 15, 2016.

I'm not sure if we needed another Jungle Book movie, but two studios got together and decided that instead of giving us just one, we'd get two of them! The first comes from Disney, and is brought to us by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. It's the second time Disney has tried to do a live-action version of the animated film, and it looks like this time it'll be closer to the original (and the book). An all-star voice cast should guarantee that at least the animals will be performed well. It remains to be seen how they all look, or if Andy Serkis' Jungle Book movie in 2017 winds up being more worth our time.

Green Room

Directed and written by Jeremy Saulnier. Produced by Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers, and Anish Savjani. Release date: April 15, 2016.

Full disclaimer: I saw Green Room back in September. It's awesome. A punk rock band squares off against white supremacists led by Patrick Stewart? It's filled with black comedy, intense action, lots of blood, and is just really, really fun. I can't wait to see it again.

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