ON THE BIG SCREEN. Here is a rundown of the must-watch movies headed for the cinemas this April and May
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is directed by Guy Ritchie, the mastermind behind the “Sherlock Holmes” movies and last year’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” and “Sherlock Holmes” films, so it’s safe to say that “King Arthur: Legend of The Sword.” So, rest assured that this movie is in good hands. In “Legend of the Sword,” a young Arthur grows up on the streets unaware of his royal lineage. Until, that is, he pulls Excalibur from the stone. His life is then turned upside down as he is forced to confront Vortigern (Jude Law), the man who killed his parents and stole the crown. Be sure to check this issue’s cover story for some behind-the-scenes insight from Hunnam himself.
The Lost City of Z
Stars Charlie Hunnam, Siena Miller, Robert Pattinson
Director James Gray
In case you didn’t know about it yet, Charlie Hunnam, is set to appear in two big-budget movies during this April/May period. Besides the aforementioned “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” there’s also the based-on-a-true-story “The Lost City of Z.” Here, the English actors plays the role of Colonel Percival Fawcett, a noted explorer who in the early 20th century went into the Amazon and discovered evidence of the legendary El Dorado—which he dubbed Z. While nobody back home seemed to believe his theory of the lost city, a determined Fawcett decides to return to the jungles for a second time. The rest, as they say, is history.
Stars Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Director Marc Webb
From the director who brought you one of arguably the best romantic movies of all time (that’d be “(500) Days of Summer”) comes a heartwarming family drama featuring Chris Evans without his Captain America suit. Frank Adler (Evans’ character) is a single man who has been taking care of his niece Mary (McKenna Grace) discovers that she is, in fact, a genius in math. Her abilities caught the attention of her grandmother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threatens to take Mary away from Adler. Another noteworthy addition to the cast, by the way, is Jenny Slate who plays Mary’s teacher—she’s actually Evans’ real-life girlfriend.