This is not an early April Fool’s joke — there are plenty of awesome new movies arriving in theaters today.
Check out the full list below! ~Ashleen Grange
Ghost in the Shell – Cyborg agent Major (Scarlett Johansson) lives in 2029 futuresque-Japan, where artificial intelligence is more real than reality itself. Although Major is aware of what she is, she knows she was once a human. She has a past, and vows to uncover the mystery around the person she used to be. With her security team Public Security Section 9, she must take down a notorious hacker. However, as Major begins to question her entire existence, her ability to distinguish where humanity ends and cyborgism begins is put the ultimate test. Releasing wide today. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: Ghost in the Shell
The Boss Baby – Tim is a very happy seven-year-old boy who enjoys all the attention he gets from his mom and dad. One day, however, his parents tell him he is getting a younger brother. In walks an unusual baby boy (voice of Alec Baldwin), who causes utter chaos with his arrival. Boss Baby has been sent by Baby Corp. to investigate and put an end to Puppy Co., an organization that wants to replace babies. Boss Baby tries to focus on his mission, while Tim comes up with a plan to get rid of his new baby brother. Releasing wide today. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: The Boss Baby
The Zookeeper’s Wife – In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis work covertly to save the lives of people in the Warsaw Ghetto. Allowing Jewish escapees to hide within the confines of their zoo, Antonina puts herself and her children at great risk. Releasing wide today. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: The Zookeeper’s Wife
The Devotion of Suspect X – Professor Tang (Wang Kai), a physicist who works as a consultant for the police, is brought in to assist in a murder investigation. A man has been murdered and his ex-wife is under suspicion. When Trang finds that a longtime rival and friend (Zhang Luyi) from his early university days may be involved, a battle of the minds ensues. Releasing in select theaters today. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: The Devotion of Suspect X
Mr. Gaga – Examining the creative process and artistry behind the unique performances of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv. Using never-before-seen archive materials, intimate rehearsal footage, and striking dance sequences, director Tomer Heymann takes his audiences deep into the life of a man who redefined the language of modern dance. Opens in Toronto and Vancouver today. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: Mr. Gaga
Obit – Obit takes a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Times obituary team. The daily job of veteran journalists such as Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox and William Grime is to take a look at the lives of people who’ve just died, make a case for their impact and newsworthiness, and do them justice in 500 words – all in the seven hours before deadline. It also gives us a look at newspaper practices of an almost bygone era. Opening in select Toronto theaters today. Click for showtimes.
The Void – When he finds a blood-soaked man limping along a dark, deserted road, police officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) takes him to the local hospital. Soon the staff and patients are trapped inside, as cloaked figures surround the building. As some people inside begin to exhibit strange, disturbing behavior, Carter tries to protect the survivors by leading them deep into the hospital, but instead he discovers a gateway to immense evil. Releasing in Winnipeg and Toronto; then expands to Calgary and Ottawa April 7; and Vancouver April 8. Click for showtimes.
Trailer: The Void