Ruby Rose in “Vanquish.” Lionsgate

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 Frances McDormand in “Nomadland.”
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April 16
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Out Tuesday• "Crisis"• "The Violent Heart"• "Body Brokers"• "Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure"• "The Mortuary Collection"
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April 15
Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper speak volumes with silence in “We Broke Up.”  Vertical Entertainment

Review: 'We Broke Up' is sweet and insubstantial

Not quite a rom-com, this slight tale is more poignant than funny.
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April 15
John Stamos in "Big Shot."Disney Plus

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April 9
Nicolas Cage in “Willy’s Wonderland”

Out on video April 13: 'Willy's Wonderland'

Out Tuesday• "Willy's Wonderland"• "Ancient Aliens: Season 13"
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April 9
Melody Hurd and Deborah Ayorinde in “Them,” the new horror anthology series streaming on Amazon Prime.

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April 8
Colin Farrell as Richard in Voyagers. Photo Credit: Vlad Cioplea

Intergalactic drama 'Voyagers' squeezes the joy out of space travel

Are travelers to a distant planet going to mess it up, just like they have on Earth?
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April 7
Taraji P. Henson, background left, Octavia Spencer, center, and Janelle Monae, background right, in “Hidden Figures.”

7 movies with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer that prove she's one of our finest character actors

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April 2
Chris O’Donnell and Sandra Bullock star as  Ernest Hemingway and Agnes Von Kurowsky “In Love And War.”

Hemingway on film: Actors who portrayed the legendary writer

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April 2
“Earwig and the Witch.”

Out April 6 on video: 'Earwig and the Witch' and 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar'

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April 2
Godzilla battles Kong in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “Godzilla vs. Kong.” (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictur

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Get ready for special effects battles and a wronged King Kong.
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April 1
Michelle Pfeiffer is bored, rude and depressed, yet delightful, in “French Exit.”

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April 1
Cristin Milioti and Billy Magnussen in “Made for Love.”

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March 31
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March 29
Darkseid (Ray Porter) is foiled in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” But he gets to win (briefly) if Snyder ever makes “Justice League 2.”

What we learned in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'

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March 26
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Out on video March 30: 'Wonder Woman 1984' and '55 Steps'

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March 25
Tina Turner and the Ikettes perform in 1973 in a scene from "Tina."HBO

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March 25
Bob Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell in “Nobody.”  Universal

Bob Odenkirk's fists fly in efficient 'Nobody'

Bob Odenkirk gets all Liam Neeson on us in this violent adventure.
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March 24
The opening credits of 1963’s “The Pink Panther,” designed by Friz Freleng, are playfully animated to Henry Mancini’s well known theme.

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March 19
Tom Hanks as Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd in “News of the World.”

Out March 23 on video: 'News of the World' and 'Hero Dog'

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