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These are the movies you’ll want to see and skip in April

Watch: We wrap up the five movies to see or skip in cinemas now.
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If you’re thinking of catching a film over the Easter break, we’ve got the rundown on what’s worth seeing this month.

Colossal (April 13)

This must-watch movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis has a bizarre premise and a plot that’s delightfully unpredictable.

Hathaway is in her element as an out-of-control party girl who realises her life is inexplicably connected to a rampaging, Godzilla-like creature terrorising South Korea.

Whacky, original and difficult to make sense out of – everyone will soon be talking about Colossal.

Verdict: See it

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Life (March 23)

Is there life on Mars? Yes, according to creepy new sci-fi flick Life which sees a space discovery mission turn into a horror story.

Despite a killer cast including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, this movie falls flat and fails to offer anything more than some really gruesome death scenes.

The alien at the heart of the story is a highlight as it goes from innocent-looking starfish to terrifying killer.

An interesting concept that’s well executed, but Life doesn’t reward you with much more than a newfound fear of space.

Verdict: Skip it

Rory Adams (Ryan Reynolds) with David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Columbia Pictures' LIFE.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (March 30)

Smurfs: The Lost Village hits cinemas March 30 and sees everyone’s favourite tiny blue people adventure through a forest while being chased by an evil wizard.

While little kids and Smurf fans will love it, there’s not a lot for parents taking their children along.

Still, it’s definitely not the most obnoxious children’s movie in recent years.

The story is strong enough to keep kids engaged, and a top-40 soundtrack will please early teenagers but it’s nowhere near as compelling as similar Pixar or Dreamworks offerings.

Verdict: Skip it

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The Lego Batman Movie (March 30)

If there were a character from the super successful Lego Movie who was screaming out for a spin-off it was Batman.

Thankfully, we got one and it hit cinemas on March 30.

In the same frenetic and kaleidoscopic style as the original, The Lego Batman Movie is a triumph of arid humour with plenty of laughs for the kids and some hilarious historical references for the grown-ups.

Verdict: See it

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Ghost in the Shell (March 30) 

This CGI-heavy epic is bombing at the box office and for good reason.

Given it’s based on a Japanese manga series, the majority white cast lead by Scarlett Johansson received criticism well before the movie even hit cinemas.

Although it’s visually stunning and features a strong female protagonist, Ghost in the Shell is ultimately dull and fails to do justice to its original source material.

Read the full review here.

Verdict: Skip it

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