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TMW's 2016 Movie Preview - Part Four: April

The fourth part of our look ahead at the movies coming our way in 2016.

Words by Eric Hillis (@hilliseric)

All dates are based on the current UK release calendar and are subject to change.

Rings is a the belated second sequel to the American remake of Japanese horror sensation The Ring. Rumours of the film serving as a prequel have been quashed by director F Javier Gutierrez, but further plot details have been kept under wraps.

Son of Saul
**TMW Must See** Do we really need another Holocaust drama? Well, the sad truth is, we probably do. This Hungarian film follows an Auschwitz inmate attempting to give a corpse he believes to be that of his his son a dignified burial. Reviews have been ecstatic.

Eye In the Sky
Following this year's Good Kill we get another drone warfare drama. This one stars Aaron Paul as the pilot of said instrument and Helen Mirren as his superior officer. A mission to wipe out a terrorist cell becomes compromised by the appearance of civilians on the scene.

The Measure of a Man
This French recession drama follows a 51-year-old man (Vincent Lindon) as he takes a security job after a period of unemployment in an attempt to keep his family, including a disabled child, together. Competing at Cannes, critics were divided on the film's merits.

The Jungle Book
Not to be confused with Andy Serkis's Jungle Book: Origins, 2016's The Jungle Book is a live-action remake of Disney's beloved 1967 animated version. The visuals are said to be spectacular and the cast includes Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson.

Midnight Special
**TMW Must See** We were huge fans of director Jeff Nichols' Mud, so we're hyped for his next movie, Midnight Special. In what sounds like the plot of an '80s Stephen King novel adapted by Spielberg, Nichol's regular Michael Shannon plays a father who goes on the run with his son, who is blessed, or curse, with special powers. Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard also feature. 

Our Little Sister
**TMW Must See** Another movie we're excited for based on its directors previous work. Hirokazu Koreeda's Like Father, Like Son broke our stony hearts and this sounds it could have a similar effect. It tells of a trio of grown-up sisters who take their 14-year-old sister under their wing when their father dies. Stop Koreeda, you're killing us here.

The Huntsman Winter's War
You've probably forgotten Snow White and the Huntsman ever existed, but as we live in the era of 'universe building', here's a sequel, sans Ms White herself. With Emily Blunt playing an Ice Queen with the ability to freeze her enemies, call us cynical if you will, but this sounds like a cash-in on a certain winter-set Disney animation.

Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle writes, directs and plays the lead in this biopic of legendary Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. If nothing else, we're guaranteed a great soundtrack.

Captain America: Civil War
Marvel have been following a similar template to the Universal horror movies of the '30s and '40s, and with so many characters appearing in one movie, this sounds like Marvel's House of Dracula. The title refers to a division among the costumed community which sees Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man leading opposing sides.

The Commune
**TMW Must See** Thomas Vinterberg adapts his own play, based on his experiences of growing up in an academic commune in '70s Denmark. Sounds a lot like Lukas Moodysson's great Together. Let's hope it's as satisfying.

When his wife dies in a car crash, Jake Gyllenhaal's investment banker begins to fall apart, sending a string of revealing letters to a vending machine company's complaints department, where they come to the attention of Naomi Watts' customer service rep. Post-Nightcrawler, anything featuring Gyllenhaal requires our attention.

**TMW Must See** Unlike the effects heavy Birdman, this 'one-take' movie genuinely is just that, filmed in one unbroken take over two hours of a Berlin night, with lead Laia Costa even having to take an impromptu pee in the middle of it all.

Eddie the Eagle
Comedic biopic of the Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, the first ski-jumper to represent Britain at the Winter Olympics. Kingsman's Taron Egerton plays the cult sporting figure, with Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken in supporting roles.

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