New in Theaters This Week for 04/20/18
Welcome to a recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers, we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out of it for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 04/20/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Traffik (Lionsgate / Summit)
In the action packed thriller, Traffik, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Corbin Nash (Gravitas Ventures)
Searching a world of darkness for a truth he was never ready for, a rogue detective (Dean S. Jagger, Game of Thrones) is murdered only to be reborn the ultimate killer. Embracing his destiny, vowing vengeance on all that destroyed his family; he is Corbin Nash, Demon Hunter.
The Devil and Father Amorth (The Orchard)
In his latest, William Friedkin returns not only to his documentary roots but to the subject of one of his most towering works, 1973’s THE EXORCIST. Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his harrowing house calls. A sprightly, at times gonzo-style investigation into the long history of demonic lore, and a one-of-a-kind insight into the persistence of medieval belief in the supposedly modern world.
I Feel Pretty (STX Entertainment)
An ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Little Pink House (Korchula Productions)
A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.
Super Troopers 2 (20th Century Fox)
Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic…SUPER TROOPERS. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is…SUPER TROOPERS 2.
Ghost Stories (IFC Films / IFC Midnight)
Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Black Panther’s Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of the these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman’s own life. Will they make a believer of him yet?
Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free (Cinema Libre)
One of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century, a published novelist, poet, essayist, and the first female psychoanalyst, Lou Andreas-Salomé, recounts her life to a young German scholar. Salolmé‘s ideas on personal freedom and the lifestyle she chose against all conventions spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée, Sigmund Freud and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke.
Genesis (Vertical Entertainment)
As the last remnants of mankind struggle to survive above ground in 2067, a scientist works on a humanoid life-form in a subterranean silo. When a rebellion leaves her injured, she soon makes a shocking discovery about herself, her mind and her fate.
Godard Mon Amour (Cohen Media Group)
With his romantic and slyly funny Godard Mon Amour the Academy Award-winning director of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius, once again affectionately transports moviegoers back to a unique time and place in cinematic history: France, in the late 1960s. Actress Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin) finds herself juggling political protests and artistic challenges in her married life with renowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel). As her country undergoes enormous cultural change, so too does Anne’s dynamic with her husband. Godard Mon Amour is a story of both real love and reel love.
Matt, a struggling executive, finds his world turned upside down when his estranged father’s nurse shows up unexpectedly in his office. Matt’s father, a famed bad-boy photojournalist, is facing terminal cancer and his dying wish is for Matt to join him on a road trip from New York to Kansas to process his last rolls of Kodachrome film before the sole remaining lab closes and those captured moments are gone forever.
After Auschwitz (Passion River)
Hoping to find a sense of normalcy, six female Holocaust survivors immigrate to America, get married and raise children.
Edge of Isolation (Indie Rights)
Stranded deep in the woods, a young married couple is taken in by an isolationist family, one that lives off the blood and plunder from lost hikers, and they want the couple to stay for the rest of their lives.
Let’s Kill Grandpa This Christmas (Indie Rights)
‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring… well, accept for Carl, who was wide awake, contemplating suffocating his wife’s Grandfather after being blackmailed and pulled into a dark family conspiracy to gain access to Grandpa’s 2.2 million dollar fortune. Will Carl scurry off to sleep like the frightened mouse that he has always been? Or will he slay the old bastard once and for all and make his family’s holiday wishes come true?
Le Corbeau (Rialto Pictures) 2018 Re-Release
Salacious accusations swirl as a series of poison pen letters circulates through a small French town – all signed with the nom-de-plume “The Raven.” The primary target of the letters, Dr. Rémy Germain (Pierre Fresnay), struggles to live in the town at the same time he tries to deduce the identity of the anonymous rumormonger.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 04/20/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.