Best Movies of Spring 2014

Spring is here! Well, not quite.  While we wait for the warm weather to come, check out the best the box office has to offer this season!

The Grand Budapest Hotel – in theaters now

Love him or hate him, Wes Anderson makes some pretty stylish films. Ralph Fiennes plays M. Gustave, a concierge at the eponymous hotel who gets caught up in a battle for a family fortune and the theft and recovery of a priceless painting. You can expect cameos from Anderson’s usual players, like Jason Schwartzmann and Tilda Swinton, among many, many others. And as always, a pitch perfect film.

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - in theaters April 4

Chris Evans suits up as the Cap again in this sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. Winter Soldier follows Steve Rogers as he continues to adapt to the modern world. He teams up with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow to unravel a conspiracy and take on the Winter Soldier. Expect to come out of this movie clamoring for a Black Widow solo film. Team Scar Jo!

 

Divergent – in theaters now

The next big young adult franchise explodes into theaters in an action packed adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent.  Girl of the moment Shailene Woodley stars as Tris Prior, a teen that discovers she doesn’t fit into any of the five factions of her futuristic Chicago society. She is in fact, divergent! Unfortunately for her, those in charge don’t take too well to people like her. With the help of the hunky Four, played by Theo James, she evades Kate Winslet, who plays the big villain.

 

Noah – in theaters now

You can’t get much more epic than the tale of Noah’s Ark. Darren Aronofsky adapts the biblical story with Russell Crowe starring as the title character. Logan Lerman, Jennifer Conelly and Emma Watson appear as Noah’s family. We all know how Watson can fare in the Wizarding World, but can she survive the greatest flood of all?

 

Bad Words – in theaters now

Jason Bateman behaves badly in this raunchy comedy that he also directed. He plays a 40 year old with a photographic memory who competes in a children’s spelling bee thanks to a loophole in the rules. He makes it all the way to nationals and forms an unlikely bond with a fellow competitor along the way.

 

Neighbors – in theaters May 7

Two words are going to sell this movie, collegiettes. Zac. Efron. Efron plays the president of a raucous and rowdy college frat that becomes rivals to neighbors Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Cue intergenerational warfare. This one will not disappoint.  

 

 The Amazing Spiderman 2 – in theaters May 2

Andrew Garfield returns as Spidey for the second installment of this latest reboot. Real-life girlfriend Emma Stone reprises her role as his on-screen lady love Gwen Stacy. A powerful new enemy comes on to the scene as Peter Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn discovers a dark new side of himself. Rumor has it this one won’t end well for Gwen Stacy. The only way to find out is to see for yourself!

 

Only Lovers Left Alive – in theaters April 11

You may not be excited at the prospect of yet another vampire movie, but this one promises to deliver the goods. In Jim Jarmusch’s latest, critical darlings Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play two vamps that have been in love for centuries.  Their love story takes a hit from Swinton’s character’s wild younger sister, played by Mia Wasikowska. Can their love survive as the modern world collapses around them?