Movies: Other new movie releases for the weekend of April 8

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

New releases:

"Midnight Special"

A reteaming of director Jeff Nichols and actor Michael Shannon is cause for celebration. Their "Take Shelter" was an amazing, genre-defying sci-fi movie. Put this one on your weekend to-do list now.

"Hardcore Henry"

Movies based on video games are a mixed bag, but this wild actioner is just taking visual cues from them. It's an entire movie shot in the first-person. Consider me intrigued.


Director Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club," "Wild") helms this drama about an investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) who is coming to grips with the death of his wife.

Alive recommends:

"10 Cloverfield Lane"

It's been in theaters a while, but I'm giving another plug for this unexpected treat set in the world of J.J. Abrams' "Cloverfield." It's like a great "Twilight Zone" episode.