Reel Reviewer column: The most dangerous mission

Jason Day previews the best April cinema releases, which includes a recreation of a real-life plane highjacking, the new Avengers film and more…

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Seven Days in Entebbe (out on April 6)

This film is a recreation of the 1976 hijacking of a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. It lands in Uganda and the rescue mission has been called one of the most daring in history, with Israeli commandos trying to rescue the passengers and deal with the Ugandan army.

Journeyman (April 1)

Gritty boxing drama about a fighter (Paddy Considine) who falls into a coma after too many punches. Wife Jodie Whittaker struggles to help him adjust. With actors like these, the film lands some pummeling uppercuts.

Death Wish (April 6)

A small fortune was made when the original ‘have-a-gohero’ thriller was released in 1974. Bruce Willis assumes star Charles Bronson’s mantle in this remake, starring as a doctor turned vigilante when his wife is murdered and daughter brutalised by robbers.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (April 20)

I love the daft, elongated title of this comedy starring former Downton Abbey-ers Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay. A writer bonds with the residents of Guernsey after World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences.

Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)

Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor in this action adventure, with many of the actors from previous Avengers and Thor movies joining him. The Avengers and their allies are willing to sacrifice all to defeat the powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) before his devastation ends the universe.

The Old Dark House (April 27)

Showing at selected cinemas is this camp horror from 1932. Some travellers are stranded during a storm and the only refuge is an isolated mansion where a strange family live. A 22-year-old Gloria Stuart plays the female lead and would finish her career playing the older Kate Winslet in Titanic. Read the full review at bit.ly/darkhouse1932

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This column was published in the April 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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